Sunday 24th January – East Lancashire Hospice 10k, Great Harwood

Report from Phil Robinson:

Rishton, Great Harwood and East Lancs are three of the former Lancahire League cricket teams I remember watching as a junior member at Nelson in the 1950s when the local professional was Johnny Wardle. So I revisited the Accrington area last weekend to test out my legs and lungs. The course was a mixture – bits of road, canal towpath, old railway line, muddy paths and parkland, with a nasty hill about halfway. My mediocre time was adequate enough to be 1st in age group (out of four). The only familiar face in the crowd of nearly 500 was that of Dave Smart, whom older members will remember as a former Otley runner; he’s just retired from running a pub in Silsden.


1 Danny Collinge Clayton-le-Moors 34.20
2 Philip Eccleston Burden Road Runners 34.50
3 Nick Gaskell Trawden AC 36.04
160 Phil Robinson Otley AC 51.20
279 David Smart Leeds Bradford Tri 58.15

457 finishers.

  1. #1 by Hannah Lupton on January 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Well done Phil, did you manage to stay upright πŸ˜‰

  2. #2 by Matt on January 27, 2016 - 7:27 pm

    Nice one Phil – What did you win?

  3. #3 by mark hall on January 27, 2016 - 10:15 pm

    Always enjoyable to go back to places from the past especially if the memories are good. However, doing a race in the venue probably makes you not want to return! Well done on a fine result.

  4. #4 by Howard on January 28, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    Well done Phil. Dave does know running a pub is not running right?

  5. #5 by Antonio Cardinale on January 29, 2016 - 7:56 pm

    Yours is not a mediocre time at all Phil ,160th to the finish line out of 457 runners is racing and 51:20 with the nasty hill halfway , I would say a good day running with a good result indeed .

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