Early 2018 Results and Collisions

I must give my apologies for the prolonged silence on our website. It’s been a difficult start to the year on a personal front, culminating this very week with my dramatic collision with our loveable, roguish, rescue racehorse, Leo. As result I’ve broken a la Beckham the 5th metatarsal in the right foot, part of the paddock fence is smashed, but Leo, whilst a little embarrassed and shocked, is fine. Unfortunately, the prognosis re my condition is not good as it’s a ‘Jones’ fracture, infamously slow to heal – perhaps 12 weeks if all goes well! It will be the longest period out of action I’ve ever experienced. As you might expect I’m feeling proper ‘mard’.



What me? Mi dad should watch where he’s going!


Any road less of my whingeing, find below the results of the two races, in which our members competed.



Roy Gunnett reports:

We had a good turnout of 16 (2 of which did 5k) for the first event of 2018 following the winter break.  The weather left a lot to be desired  – light rain, breezy and cold (6deg C).

Martin Fisher walked strongly throughout and was the clear winner with a margin of over 7 minutes on second place man Tony Bell.

Closely following Tony was the Midlands pair of Glyn Jones and Stuart Edgar who finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

The handicap and Sam Shoebottom trophy were won by Peter Crahan.

1 Martin Fisher Redcar RWC M55 57.35
2 Tony Bell Lancashire WC M50 64.50
3 Glyn Jones Coventry Godiva M75 65.16
4 Stuart Edgar Dudley & Stourbridge M45 65.30
5 Peter Crahan Lancashire WC M65 65.58
6 Greg Smith Lancashire WC M65 67.50
7 Joe Hardy Lancashire WC M70 68.08
8 Roy Gunnett Lancashire WC M70 68.37
9 Irene Pike Lady Lancashire WC W65 68.58
10 Dave Crompton Lancashire WC M50 69.43
11 Ian Hilditch Lancashire WC M75 70.17
12 John Crahan Lancashire WC M65 70.27
13 Sailash Shah Lancashire WC M50 71.36
14 David Hoben Surrey WC M65 72.31
1 Pat Evans Lady Lancashire WC M65 33.47
2 John Payn Lancashire WC M80 39.18

Obviously, I won’t be with everybody as I hoped on Saturday in Chorley. However, I will try to catch up with a historical post, courtesy of Fred’s investigations. On the subject of history, I’m wondering if it’s worth pursuing, for example, the unfolding story of the Northern Winter League series, which I began. I’m not sure of what interest it is? Does it smack of self-indulgence?

Best Wishes to all.

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