At the classic ‘Through the Villages’ race over a distance of 8 miles 781 yards Stephen Woodruffe lead the team home in 58.48. Jay Rayton was second F40 in67.21 and Pauline Moorcroft was 3rd F60 in 77.43. Our other runners were Manolo Mendoza59.26, Jon Royle 66.13, Sam Edwards 66.31, F40. Simon Worbey 71.12, Lynne Kenyon 73.01, Anneke Crosby 73.55, James Hughes 73.57, Margaret Lupton 77.48, Margaret Worbey 78.33, Louise Withnell 85.28, Angela Dallinger 86.29, Tracey Alami 87.24, Joydip Majumder 90.34.

Pita Oates ran her first race back since March and the accident. She signed up for Moel Famau as a target to get training, albeit slowly. She was 105th female out of more than 200.She was pleased with her performance with 1540 ft of climb achieved on 3 months of low level rehab training with a titanium leg. The knee held up too.

John Naylor ran the Northern Jumble marathon. Starting in the lovely town of Slaithwaite this is an autumnal out and back run along the narrow Huddersfield Canal. Running up and down a 6.55 mile stretch of canal. 36 locks passed 4 times each, he counted 72 uphills and 72 downhills in 3hr 59 min. This is John’s 94th marathon. Craig Lancaster completed 20miles in 5.05.51.

The first running of the Gisburn Forest 10k Trail Race saw some good running by Red Rosers. Sarah Chippendale was the first lady to finish and 18thoverall in 48.07. Pete Smith finished in 52.34. Pauline Moorcroft won her age category in 57.49. Our other runners were Michelle Griffiths 62.01, Claire Shaw 62.57, Barbara Bath 64.07, Louise Withnell 65.52, Zoe Cain 69.46.

Jo Ball has been flying the Red Rose flag in the U.S. completing the Mountain Goat Trail parkrun in Tennessee finishing as 1st lady in a small but interesting field. She followed that up with the ‘Anything is Possible 5k’ night run in Atlanta. Starting at 1.50am, the clocks went back at 2.00am so impressively she finished before she started. No T-shirt this time, just a pair of pyjama bottoms 🤷 and a medal. She was accompanied by Trev who isn’t sure he’s a runner-yet!

The Derwentwater 10 mile loops around Derwent Water in a clockwise direction. It is undulating in nature and run entirely on tarmac. It claims to be the most scenic race in the UK and it certainly provided a testing undulating course. Our first runner home was Richard Barnes in 1.19.51 followed by John Wiseman in 1.30.00 and Helen Ormerod Pateman in 1.55.18.

Our lone runner at the Lancaster Half Marathon was Steve Gibson who ran 1.44.52.

At Preston parkrun Sarah Carr ran a new PB of 29.34. At Cuerden Valley Pete Battersby ran a new PB of 21.01.Matt Holmes was comfortably first home in 18.38.

In the Preston Junior parkrun Oliver Bruce ran 12.43, Lucas Park 14.23, Abbie Parker 14.43 and Bertie Burrows 15.10.

[Weekly Roundup 4 November 2019]