At the Worden Festive 5K Matthew Holmes was third home in 17.32 with Gary Corcoran taking a top ten place in 19.11. Samantha Edwards was placed second female in 21.35. A large turnout saw some excellent times. Craig Goldsworthy 22.28, John Wood 22.29, Simon Winster23.18, Steven Moon22.58, Nikoletta Hudak 23.43, Natalie Croft 23.47, Chris Hall 24.04, Paul Halliwell 24.20, Laura Renke 26.19, Denise Morris 27.14, Louise Withnell 28.21, Craig Lancaster28.36, Sandra Rolston30.17, Mick Cleece31.21, Christine Walker32.11, Alison Dick 32.36, Deborah Hall 32.54, Kelly Hobson 34.04, Susan Beardsworth 35.42, Cath Furesz 36.41, Carol Heaton 37.10, Arthur Green 39.51, Michelle Clapham 53.19.

All the rosebuds had to contend with very cold conditions but the medal and selection boxes, plus Santa hats and stockings made it worth it. The results for the fun run for the final championship race of 2019 were, Holly Smith 7.12, Daniel Smith 7.16, James Harrison 8.12, Tegan Bentley 10.02, Abigail Parker 10.15, Alfie Shaw 10.25, Claire Shaw 10.25, Lucas Park 10.25, Ava Wood10.39, Eva Atkinson-Livesey 11.08, Joe Atkinson 11.44, Sophie Bell 11.43, Abigail Cleece 12.24,Jack Cleece 13.41. Daniel Johnson, Jorja Lily Kay and Finley Wood also ran.

At the St Helen’s Santa Dash, Jacob Szedler was running for Red Rose finishing in 32 minutes.

The Hurst Green Turkey Trot took place on Saturday afternoon with fancy dress essential. Results appear on

The Night Howler half / full trail marathon took place on the 14 December. No official results or times were available at the time of writing as it was all very low key, no chip timing or anything like that. Full marathon: Scott Jackson Chris Hargreaves (both finished, lots didn’t which says it all) Half marathon: Jon Royle (Jon had a great run, definitely top 10) Gareth Bell, Andrea Davison (Andrea’s last race as a vet 35 – which is why she did it!) Lee Burton, Sam Scanlon, John Wiseman, Helen Ormerod. The route was a 14 mile loop with 2000ft of elevation with testing conditions, lots of mud and deep bogs. A few falls, some damaged shoes and the usual carnage on a howler event. The weather conditions made it hard work on the tops, lots of fog, sleet and snow making visibility very difficult and navigation was tricky at times. Everyone who finished got a well deserved mulled wine and some soup and rolls at the end. A very tough but enjoyable night out on the West Pennine Moors.

The Bolton Bauble Trail 5k was an event with hills, mud, puddles, snow and water-crossings aplenty; lovely. Despite decking it a couple of times (poor footwear choice), Stuart Smith managed to win his first race in 23.54. Making it truly a family day out, Dan Smith(34.42) was 1st male junior and Holly Smith(37.41) was 2nd female junior. Also running were Karen Smith(37.43) and Tracey Butler(37.43) making her race bow for Red Rose.

Kelly White was our only runner at tri-island event held in Barrow over 3 days. A 5k, marathon and 5k.The marathon ended up 27.48 miles in atrocious weather.

The pre Christmas race event at Aintree hosted a 5K 10k and half marathon. Sam Edwards ran her second race in two days taking second place again, this time in 21.16, Also, running were Sophie Pilkington, partnering her dad for his first race finishing in 29.46.Carla Davies returned to form winning the ladies race. Jay Rayton ran brilliantly improving her PB again, to be 2nd F40 in 1.42.28.

At the Lancaster Christmas 10k Ben Smithers ran 49.02, Gina Biggs 54.12, Esther Stanier 55.22 and Sandra Rolston 61.50.

[Weekly Roundup 17 December 2019]