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.
|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|