Anneke Crosby posted the following on the Facebook page. Well done everyone for turning out. “Thank you to everyone who came to Avenham Park last night to support the run, which was part of the run alert project to get people out and about and more active to promote good mental health. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and the feedback I had from some of the non RRRR was what a great bunch of people we are! So well done everyone, and a massive thank you from me, I really appreciated your support!!”.

Red Rose hosted their annual 10k race in Worden Park with 265 runners. Great organisation by Race Director Paula Plowman ably supported by John, along with a huge number of willing volunteers made it a great day in the sun for everyone. The Fun Run saw our young stars out in style. In 4th place Cameron Needham finished in 7.33, Lucie Clipston was close behind in 5th place in a time of 7.46. Stephen Heap was 9th in 8.06, Lexi Colquhoun was next in 10.41, followed by Madison Needham 11.29, Chloe Smith 16.27 and Ruby Wheeler (F2) ! in 1hour 51 min.

With over 40 Red Rose Runners competing in the 10k, it was great to see many of the prizes going to our club members. Simon Croft seemed to be one of the few who didn’t feel the heat of the day with his victory in 34.28 followed by an excellent run from Matthew Holmes in 3rd place in 37.18. Duncan Anderson got closer to his true form with a time of 38.37 followed by new member Volker Schwarzer in 39.40. In 10th place Gareth Case ran 40.41 with Paul Duffell taking the V40 prize in 41.19 and Joe Swarbrick the V60 prize in 41.47. Steve Woodruffe was first placed V55 in 43.25. Our first three men took the team prize. Sam Edwards was our first lady home in 50.09 with Sue Brookes next in 50.25. Anne Cleave completed the winning ladies team with a time of 52.01. Joanne Malcolmson made a great return to the 10k distance taking the F35 prize in 52.27. It was definitely not a day for a lot of PB’s with few runners being acclimatised to warmer temperatures. More results: Stuart Smith 41.54, Manolo Mendoza 42.36, Chris Bibby 43.03, Phil Davidson 46.28, Doug Bryden 48.08, Jon Royle 48.38, Steve Murphy 50.15, Paul Fairclough 50.30, John Wood 51.07, Matthew Cowan 51.52, Keith Burrows 56.19, Mary Conway 56.50, Gail Bristo57.44,Louise Withnell 58.36, Sarah Haslam 60.28,Margaret Worbey 63.18, Natalie Barber 63.18, Catherine Morris 66.39, Hannah Clayton 66.46,Colin Manning 68.11, Stuart Harrison 72.52,Jenni Sloan 73.52, Josephine Walsh 74.47, Ian Bruce 77.45, Mac McCormack 80.56, Evelyn Elkington 81.47, Bernard Elkington 91.29, Dave Aspin 91.29.

Liverpool RockNRoll 5K results: Steven Moon 21.59 PB, Baz Bayliss 22.32 PB, Natalie Moore 23.12,Emily Ingham 24.25, Ben Smithers 24.39,Judi Ingham 25.33, Laura Orrell 27.08,Katie Clipston28. 17, Lorna Taylor 28.35, Jessica Campbell 28.35, Katy Cleece 28.36 PB, Tim Nuttall 32.10,Gina Biggs 37.15 and Ramona Mulligan 43:09.

Half Marathon :Michael Oddie 1.36.01, Ian Croft 1.36.29. PB. Nigel Britton 1.41.16, Lee Lawrenson 1.43.16, Lisa Bolton 1.43.32, Chris Corrigan 1.44.37, Amanda Hunt 1.51.13, Claire Hunt 1.51.13, Laura Houghton 1.56.46, Steve Moon 1.56.46, Ste Pickering 1.57.17,Brian Hanley 2.01.13, Natalie Lewis 2.04.27, Lorna Taylor 2.04.31,Alicia Croft 2.05.36, Kathryn Abbott 2.06.56, Michelle Griffiths 2.04.33, Claire Shaw 2.13.06, Davina Bowling 2.15.55, Jessica Campbell 2.19.36, Katy Cleece 2.19.39, Helen Greenhalgh 2.19.43,Zoe Cain 2.21.51,Joanna Dobson 2.26.00,Richard Field 2.30.10, Susan Heatley 2.33.16, Carole Williams 2.34.10, Lesley Renshaw 2.36.00, Alison Dick 2.37.10,(PB), Laura Orrell 3.00.18, Denise Almond and Ramona Mulligan 03:07:21.

Marathon. Ben Smithers 3.40.32,Baz Bayliss 4.20.11 (PB), Tim Nuttall 4.35.22,( VI Guiding),Sarah Runcie 5.38.50, Gina Biggs 6.48.00. (26th this year).

The Great Manchester 10k also took place this weekend. Again large crowds and warm weather may have made the best performances difficult to achieve. Results: Mo Farah 28.27, Philip Marsden 39.53, David Brunton 42.54, Moira Godbert- Laird 46.25, Matthew Edgley 51.07, Samantha Spencer 1.22.45, Mark Willett 1.24.59.

Mark Willett ran the Great Manchester Half Marathon 1.40.22 at 9.00am and then ran the 10k in the afternoon in aid of #jacobsjoin. Joydip Majumder ran a time of 2.23.12.

Whilst many Red Rose vests were to be seen at various running events, both local and further afield, a sextet of Rosettes ventured to St Anne’s spring triathlon to brave the hot conditions for the 400m pool swim, 20k bike ride and 5.4k run. Overall results: Shelley Brinkhuijsen 1:30:22, Annie Owens 1:32:09, Janet Tolson 1:36:03, Jenny Fairclough 1:39:33, Jayne Rennie 1:40:53 & Susan Rennie 2:10:50. Congratulations to Janet Tolson for scooping the first V60 ladies’ prize in a very strong field.