The latest Mid Lancs cross country event took place in challenging circumstances at Wilson’s Playing Field, Hyndburn. We had two young stars in the Under 11 boys’ race both running well paced races. Archie Finch finished the 2k race in 9.54(22nd) and Leo Hyde in 10.41(39th).

The Vet 50 mens’ team achieved a brilliant first spot ahead of many local rivals. Stephen Woodruffe, Frank Nightingale and David Parkinson formed a formidable team. Out of 64 V50 finishers they took 4th, 10th and 11th place. The Vet 60’s team of Fred Lynch, John Hyde and Phil Dean third place and the V40’s took 7th place. The Ladies ‘A’ team was made up of Sophie Pilkington finishing in 16th place, Sam Edwards in 20th and Jay Rayton in 70th. Our next three runners made up another team. Paula Plowman , Alison Parkinson and Debbie Porter all performing well. Full confirmed results will appear on the Mid Lancs site later.

Team captains wish to thank Simon Worbey and Stuart Cann for giving out the numbers, also Zoe Cain, Faisal Ali and Anneke Crosby and Sally Cape for marshalling. Without these people the cross country wouldn’t happen.

John and Nikki Naylor celebrated their wedding anniversary running the Strathclyde Loch Marathon, over a mind numbing 7 lap course. John completed his 95th marathon in 3.49.48 whilst Nikki finished her 10th marathon in 6.19.37.

A select group from Red Rose ran Bolton Abbey 10 miler and had a great time. What a tough race, hills, mud, rivers but a beautiful setting. Results Kathryn Abbott 1.45.26, Peter O’Grady 1.47.10, Marion O’Grady 2.21.04, Mary Conway, Amanda Berry and Davina Bowling 2.21.28.

The Windmill 10k in Lytham St Annes attracted a massive field of over 2000 runners. Over 50 Red Rose Runners enjoyed the race. Find your result here ! Hope we didn’t miss anyone.

Michael Oddie 41.26, Lee Lawrenson 42.46, David Park 42.56, Stuart Smalley 43.38, Steve Murphy 44.37, Andrew Doublett 45.22, David Bayliss 45.28, Joel Stanier 46.14, Ben Smithers 46.50, Gary Turner 48.49. Eddie Hamilton 48.50, Mark Wardley 49.00, Mick Braithwaite 49.05, Sam Edwards 49.32, Doug Bryden 49.58, John Wiseman 50.11, Sian King 50.56, Kerry Dewhirst 51.25, Hannah McCusker 51.26, Helen Greenhalgh 52.28, Barbara Bath 54.09, Heather Whelan 54.20, Shaun McFall 55.20, Faisal Ali 55.32, Karen Smith 55.43, Lindsey Clayton 55.59, JoRoberts 56.23, Martin Finley 59.08, Joanne Geoghegan 56.54, Holly Smith 59.20, Lesley Renshaw 60.15, Natalie Vickers 60.48, Caroline Cocker 61.50, David Hindle 63.30, Danielle Hayes 64.48, Lucy Turner 65.26, Helen Ormerod Pateman 62.58, Samantha Scanlon 63.45, Lee Burton 63.48, Lynne Walkingshaw 64.15, Sharon Smith 68.20, Lauren Hatton 66.31, Kelly day 67.58, Kelly Hobson 68.52, Lorna Cragg 70.28, Sandra Davies 72.01, Susan Beardsworth 74.32, Heidi Webber 77.02, Jennifer Szedler 89.20, Paul Halliwell 94.24, Kylie Purkis 94.28.

[Weekly Roundup 11 November 2019]