Two of our juniors raced the train on holiday- they completed the Dolgoch challenge which is 5.5 miles. Holly Smith completed in 55.59 and won her age category and Dan Smith completed in 1.02.04. It was fantastic fun running alongside the train and the other challenges.
They have both recently been putting in some hard work with their running- both attending Pita’s intervals and park runs.

Five Red Rosers braved the scorching conditions for the West Lancs summer triathlon, which comprises a 400m swim, an 18.5k bike ride and a 5k run, all taking place in and around the beautiful facilities at Edge Hill University and the surrounding country lanes. The event is extremely well supported at poolside and on the bike/run routes and it was lovely to see Ruth Travis marshalling at transition and Mo Laney giving enthusiastic support on the run route. Overall finishing times: Andrew Stell 1:13:03, Paula Stell 1:30:24, Sue Austin 1:32:15, Lorna Cragg 1:34:20 and Jenny Fairclough 1:39:17.

6 Red Rose juniors ran at the Avenham parkrun this week- plus another first timer who is going to join the gang next week. Abigail Cleece smashed her PB taking another minute off her previous best( 12.33) and Jack Cleece(17.20) got his 2nd best time and got his Daddy out running! Chloe Smith(17.51) ran her 1st parkrun and Maggie Anderson (21.55)smashed her PB too. Well done all of you! The volunteers had a good Red Rose representation too- thanks for volunteering for our littlies Also taking part were Archie Anderson(14.53) and Daniel Hands(12.51).

Karl Hodgson had a great return to his absolute best with a first position at the Cuerden Valley parkrun . He achieved a new PB of 17.58 on what everyone knows is a very tough course. It was a good day for PB’s with Simon Shaw running 20.50, Garry Li 24.52, Joel Stanier 27.42 and Josie Swarbrick 30.35. At Preston Sophie Pilkington put a hard effort in to finish as first female in a new best of 20.32, Andrew Doublett improved with 21.24, Lynne Kenyon ran 23.49 and Helen Ormerod – Pateman ran 28.23. John Wood was one of our tourists travelling to the Eden Project and finishing in 22.04.

[Weekly Roundup 27 August 2019]