In catching up we must first send our very best wishes to Fred Pearce, the heart and soul of the club, who is battling against illness. We are all looking forward to seeing him back at the helm in the very near future.
NORTHERN AREA RWA 10KM CHAMPIONSHIP Dunnington, 14 July, 2018
Tony Bell and Sailash Shah represented the club.
1 0:58:47 Bill McFadden Scotia RWC (Guest) V55 M 2 01:01:39 Martin Fisher Redcar RWC V55 M 3 01:02:18 Ray Robinson Redcar RWC V40 M 4 01:02:22 Graham Jackson Yorkshire RWC V45 M 5 01:02:50 Colin Scott Yorkshire RWC V55 M 6 01:03:22 Dennis Jackson Yorkshire RWC V70 M 7 01:05:56 Tony Bell Lancashire WC V45 M 8 01:07:48 Neil Armitage Yorkshire RWC V55 M 9 01:10:54 Sailash Shah Lancashire WC V50 M 10 01:12:47 Atmaram Dahal Yorkshire RWC V55 M 11 01:13:01 Gerard McConnell Scotia RWC (Guest) V55 M 12 01:16:01 Dave Jones Redcar RWC V65 M 13 01:18:20 Mark Byrne Redcar RWC V55 M 14 01:23:00 Mary Thompson (Fitmums & Friends) V40
Fred Pearce Senior Memorial Relay 2x5k, 28th July 2018 @ Simister
Roy Gunnett reports:
It was the 23rd anniversary of this unique and popular event.
The race was held on the usual ‘out & back’ course from Lady Wilton Hall, Simister to Heaton Park.
The weather was squally – the competitors had to contend with strong winds and heavy downpours of rain, particularly on the second leg.
It was good to welcome three guests from other clubs in this race.
The battle for the team prize was closely contested – good handicapping resulted in the first 5 teams coming in within just over a minute of each other.
Tony Bell put in a powerful final leg to secure the team win for himself and Ian Hilditch.
Martin Fisher won the scratch race.
|1||Martin Fisher||Redcar WC||M55||28:41||75.3|
|2||Tony Malone||Lancs WC||M65||28:48||84.26|
|3||Adrian Edwards||Lancs WC||M55||28:52||74.82|
|4||Tony Bell||Lancs WC||M55||29:17||73.1|
|5||Greg Smith||Lancs WC||M65||31:31||75.82|
|6||John Crahan||Lancs WC||M65||33:19||74.27|
|7||Steve Sargent||Lancs WC||M70||33:30||75.7|
|8||Sailash Shah||Lancs WC||M50||33:45||62.33|
|9||Joe Hardy||Lancs WC||M70||33:48||78:01|
|10||Dan Maskell||Surrey WC||M70||33:57||73:78|
|11||Russ Jackson||Yorkshire RWC||M70||34:37||76:17|
|12||Ian Hilditch||Lancs WC||M75||35:45||76:92|
|13||Pat Evans||Lady||Lancs WC||W65||36:07||74:74|
|14||Ian Vaughan||Lancs WC||M65||36:17||65:13|
|15||Roy Gunnett||Lancs WC||M70||36:17||69:89|
The final column above is the age-graded performance as a percentage.
Goodwin Cup 10k at Chorley – 18th August 2018
The race was held over the usual hilly 2 lap course on a heavy/sultry day. The weather took its toll on the competitors with nearly all posting slower times than normal.
Adrian Edwards took an early lead which he maintained to the end thereby winning the scratch race. The rest of the field quickly became strung out and it remained this way throughout the race.
Adrian also won the handicap and therefore the Goodwin Cup.
Louise and Eric provided the facilities, refreshments etc. and everyone participating was extremely grateful for this.
|1||Adrian Edwards||Lancashire WC||M55||60:26|
|2||Joe Hardy||Lancashire WC||M70||69:42|
|3||Sailash Shah||Lancashire WC||M50||71:03|
|4||Ian Hilditch||Lancashire WC||M75||72:32|
|5||Roy Gunnett||Lancashire WC||M70||75:24|
|6||John Crahan||Lancashire WC||M65||78:46|
|7||Andrea Lennon||Lady||Lancashire WC||W75||87:25|
|1||Pat Evans||Lady||Lancashire WC||W65||41:06|
|2||John Payn||Lancashire WC||M85||43:20|
NATIONAL 50K CHAMPIONSHIP, ISLE OF MAN, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
- Jonathan Hobbs Ashford AC 4:43:35
- Dale Farquhar Manx AC 5:37:46
- Adrian Edwards LWC 5:39:38
I think this is the fifth successive year in which Adrian has finished in the medals. Congratulations indeed.
One Hour Challenge Track Race @ Bury 8th September 2018
Roy Gunnett reports:
There was a turnout of 11 walkers for this race (9 men and 2 women), this included the welcome entry of 3 guest walkers.
Throughout the whole race, there was steady rain.
Tony Taylor, over from Crete, and Martin Fisher together took an early lead. Both Tony and Martin were in recovery mode for this race – Tony recovering from an injury caused by his horse treading on his foot and Martin recovering from his recent 100mile race in the IOM. Tony gradually pulled away from Martin and went on to win the race. Martin came second.
There was a close battle for 3rd, 4th and 5th places. For most of the race Joe Hardy, Russ Jackson and Dan Maskell walked round together and it was only at the end the 3 split with Dan taking 3rd followed by Joe then Russ.
After the race Tony was presented with the Lambert trophy.
The running of an hour track race necessitates a heavy workload on officials and all the walkers were greatly indebted and thankful for the excellent support provided by the helpers.
|1||Tony Taylor||Lancs WC||M70||9905|
|2||Martin Fisher||Redcar RWC||M55||9890|
|3||Dan Maskell||Surrey WC||M70||8869|
|4||Joe Hardy||Lancs WC||M70||8856|
|5||Russ Jackson||Yorkshire RWC||M70||8852|
|6||Roy Gunnett||Lancs WC||M70||8694|
|7||John Crahan||Lancs WC||M65||8630|
|8||Sailash Shah||Lancs WC||M50||8381|
|9||John Payn||Lancs WC||M85||7471|
|10||Andrea Lennon||Lady||Lancs WC||W75||7267|
|1||Pat Evans||Lady||Lancs WC||W65||38:28.2|
It is fitting to pay tribute to Martin Fisher’s achievement in finishing his 29th 100 miles in this country a couple of weeks ago in the Isle of Man. Huge respect from all of us.