Preston Parkrun provided the venue for the ‘graduation’ of the Red Rose beginners group. Established members partnered runners from the newly formed beginners group. The success of this new initiative means a new group will start in the new year. Places will be limited and information will be posted on the Red Rose website and facebook pages.

 678 runners took part in the Windmill 10k at Lytham. Good weather conditions and a fairly flat course helped many achieve personal bests. Phil Darwen had a great run finishing 23rd overall in an excellent time of 37.31 followed  by Alan Jolly who impressed with a time of 38.12. David Bottomley ran under 45 minutes with 44.44 and  Peter O’Grady posted 45.28. Matt Ashton ran a steady pace finishing in 48.13. Helen Greenhalgh ran 57.12 staying ahead of team mate Louise Davitt who finished in 57.45 and Carol Heaton finished in 61.48.