I was really sorry to miss this Saturday’s Dick Maxwell Memorial race. Believe it or not, I was even warming to the Simister ‘Nightmare’ out and back course! My illusions aside, this post seeks to wrap up the results of the club’s 2017 races.
BILL JACKSON 5 Kilometres held in conjunction with the Club AGM at Simister, November 4, 2017
Roy Gunnett reports:
There was an excellent turnout for the race of both walkers and officials – the 17 walkers included 3 guest walkers (Glyn Jones and Stuart Edgar from the Midlands and Dan Maskell from Brighton). Weather conditions were cold and windy with sunny spells.
Both the scratch race and handicap were won by Tony Bell. It was a yacht handicap and an excellent piece of handicapping by Dave Evans created a close finish.
The 110th Lancashire Walking Club AGM was held following the race, this was chaired and presented by Fred Pearce. The minutes of the AGM were taken by Greg Smith – he will be circulating these to all members.
1 Tony Bell Lancashire WC M50 29.58
2 Greg Smith Lancashire WC M65 31.14
3 Dan Maskell Surrey WC M65 31.29
4 Dave Crompton Lancashire WC M50 31.32
5 John Crahan Lancashire WC M65 31.53
6 Peter Crahan Lancashire WC M60 31.55
7 Glyn Jones Coventry Godiva M75 31.57
8 Stuart Edgar Dudley and Stourbridge M45 31.58
9 Roy Gunnett Lancashire WC M70 32.36
10 Joe Hardy Lancashire WC M70 32.41
11 Pat Evans Lady Lancashire WC W65 33.26
12 Sailash Shah Lancashire WC M50 33.52
13 Steve Sargent Lancashire WC M70 34.20
14 Phil McCullough Lancashire WC M60 34.39
15 John Payn Lancashire WC M80 38.23
16 Andrea Lennon Lady Lancashire WC W75 39.58
Ian Hilditch Lancashire WC M75 DNF
DICK MAXWELL Memorial 10k held at Simister, December 2, 2017.
Roy Gunnett reports:
The race was held over the tough/ undulating 6 lap ‘Nightmare Course’ – on an overcast cool day (6 degrees C).There was a good turnout of 16 walkers, this included 4 guest walkers. Adrian Edwards took an early lead which he held over the first half of the race, he was closely followed by Martin Fisher and then Martin Young. Martin Fisher in the second half gradually reeled in Adrian, took the lead and went on to win the scratch race.
Dave Crompton won the handicap and was awarded the Dick Maxwell trophy.
After the race, all enjoyed the annual /traditional pie and peas kindly provided by Pat Evans and served by her, Flo and Irene. There was also the traditional ‘secret Santa’ gift presentation.
1 Martin Fisher Redcar RWC M55 57.37
2 Adrian Edwards Lancashire WC M55 58.27
3 Martin Young Hallamshire Harriers M45 60.02
4 Tony Bell Lancashire WC M50 63.52
5 Glyn Jones Coventry Godiva M75 64.55
6 Dave Crompton Lancashire WC M50 66.08
7 Joe Hardy Lancashire WC M70 66.33
8 Dan Maskell Surrey WC M70 76.59
9 Greg Smith Lancashire WC M65 68.48
10 Roy Gunnett Lancashire WC M70 68.57
11 Steve Sargent Lancashire WC M70 69.12
12 Phil McCullagh Lancashire WC M60 69.28
13 Ian Vaughan Lancashire WC M60 74.10
1 Irene Pike Lady Lancashire WC W65 32.16
2 Pat Evans Lady Lancashire WC W65 33.06
3 Ian Hilditch Lancashire WC M75 36.56