Brueton Parkrun (near Solihull), Richard Clarke was 20th in 20:19. The winner was Christopher Ashford (Birmingham Running) in 16:23, and the first lady was in eighth position overall was Jane Evans in 18:13. At the Harrogate Parkrun, David Fox was 36th 24:21. The winner was Steve Collins in 18:34. The first lady was Lauren Woodhall in 22:35.
Tom Potter and Tom Midgley travelled over to Liversedge for the annual half-marathon on Sunday. Tom Potter reports: “A rather hilly course for a road race, much of the course is similar to that of the Spen 20m race. “I had a target time of approximately 1:38, this time was based on the 1:34 that I got at the Brass Monkey half-marathon three weeks ago. “Really enjoyed the race and was absolutely delighted to smash my PB by 50 seconds finishing…
Matt John finished fifth, 1:39:40 in the Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race (11 miles/2,750′) race over Winter Hill and Rivington Moor. Graham Pearce (Pudsey & Bramley) won in 1:30:58. Some misty pics on the host club’s Horwich RMI website here and full results here. Race report in the Telegraph & Argus.
Ian Broadbent travelled over to Skelmersdale for the 42nd Parbold Hill Race, 6.9 miles & approx 1,000ft of ascent finishing in 1:06:03. The race was won by Liverpool Harrier’s Adam Peers in 40:43. More details here and full results here.
Hyde Park: 1st Matthew Crehan, St Helens Sutton, 17:23, Matt Broughton and Eleanor Shotton finished with times of 19:46 and 23:30 respectively. Harrogate: 1st Mike Appleton Ripon Runners, 18:08, David Fox did 22:54
Racheal Bamford reports: Ran the Armagh International 3km Road Race yesterday for the NoE team, finished 4th in 9.29.52, won by recent Northern Cross Country winner Lizzie Adams (Hallamshire) 9:16:43 full results here and more info here. And the editor confirms this is a new ladies Club Record by about 50 seconds too.
Muddy? More like snow shoes required. First home for the second time this weekend was OAC’s Matt John in 36:00 Next for OAC was Matt Broughton in eighteenth, 45:43 followed by Sara Richard in 56:10, Don Buffham, 57:23 and Ged Peacock 58:09. Full Results here here. Race report in the Wharfedale Observer.
Sharron Smith’s reports: The start to the new season and the Rombald’s Stride is always looked upon as a warm up for things to come. But in sub-zero conditions this was a real test for the ‘seasoned’ of our club members. Ice on the off-road sections made the event more like a road race with obstacles. The real challenge was to beat the snow! Our runners have been out training early in the year and Liz Fawcett made a debut…
At Hyde Park, Matt John came home first in a time of 16:02, followed by Matt Broughton 20th 19:32 another pb. Also over at Roundhay Park, Howard Jeffrey dipped under 20 minutes finishing 11th in 19:43, the race was won in 17:36 by Jeremy Ladyman (Valley Striders).