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’.
Any road less of my whingeing, find below the results of the two races, in which our members competed.
SAM SHOEBOTTOM 10K HELD at SIMISTER, February 10
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.