The Lambert Trophy One hour Challenge race held at Bury’s Athletic Track on 29th July 2017.
Roy Gunnett reports:
There was an excellent turn out of 20 walkers for this race (15 men and 5 women). It was therefore great that we also had a good turnout of helpers to enable the lap counting and other duties associated with a track one hour challenge. All the walkers were very grateful for their support. The weather was warm (18C) with overcast skies.
Adrian Edwards took an early lead and powered his way to win the Lambert Trophy with a distance almost a half a mile ahead of second place man Tony Bell. Irene Pike put in a strong performance to win the Ladies one hour challenge.
Ahead of the race, all competitors tried out 2 laps of the 650 metres outside track circuit to see if it was suitable as a future race course – the consensus view was that it is.
1 Adrian Edwards Lancs WC M55 10344 metres/ 6.43 miles
2 Tony Bell Lancs WC M50 9560/ 5.94
3 Glyn Jones Coventry Godiva M75 9156/ 5.69
4 Dave Crompton Lancs WC M50 9127/ 5.67
5 Peter Crahan Lancs WC M60 9084/ 5.64
6 Roy Gunnett Lancs WC M70 8929/ 5.55
7 Joe Hardy Lancs WC M70 8836/ 5.49
8 John Crahan Lancs WC M65 8825/ 5.48
9 Ian Hilditch Lancs WC M75 8686/5.40
10 Irene Pike Lady Lancs WC W65 8681/ 5.40
11 Stuart Edgar Dudley & Stourbridge M45 8678/ 5.40
12 Sean Pender Enfield M60 8676/ 5.39
13 Sailash Shah Lancs WC M50 8663/ 5.33
14 Jan McCue Lady Lancs WC W55 8446/ 5.25
15 John Payn Lancs WC M80 7504/ 4.66
16 Andrea Lennon Lady Lancs WC W75 7261/ 4.51
17 Jane Pouncy Lady Lancs WC W60 7200/ 4.47
18 John Pouncy Lancs WC M70 6800/ 4.23
1 Russ Jackson Yorkshire Race Walking Club M70 34:06.2
2 Pat Evans Lady Lancs WC W65 35:09.1