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1. Wed 07/Mar/2018: Ranking by Craig Clark - Angelsey Half Marathon.

2. Mon 05/Mar/2018: News item by Fred Green - Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round - Fell Race (1/7) (03/Mar/18).

3. Mon 26/Feb/2018: News item by Graham Morris - Standish Hall Trail Race (24/Feb/18).

4. Sun 25/Feb/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Standish Hill 10k Trail.

5. Sat 24/Feb/2018: Members profile by Chris Walton.

6. Sat 24/Feb/2018: Ranking by Chris Walton - Stanley Park.

7. Sat 24/Feb/2018: Members profile by Paul Wickham.

8. Wed 07/Feb/2018: News item by Fred Green - Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k - Points Race Road (2/7) (04/Feb/18).

9. Wed 07/Feb/2018: Photos by Fred Green - WInterwarmer2018.

10. Mon 05/Feb/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Blackburn Winter Warmer.

11. Mon 05/Feb/2018: Ranking by Joshua Woodstock - Blackburn Winter Warmer.

12. Mon 05/Feb/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Brr Winter Warmer.

13. Mon 29/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Hyndburn Park Run.

14. Tue 23/Jan/2018: Members profile by Fred Green.

15. Sun 21/Jan/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Woodland 5k Charity Run.

16. Sun 21/Jan/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Witton Park 5k Charity Run.

17. Wed 17/Jan/2018: News item by Fred Green - East Lancashire Hospice 10k Trail Races (1/7) (14/Jan/18).

18. Wed 17/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Hyndburn Park Run.

19. Mon 15/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Ribble Valley 10k.

20. Mon 15/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - East Lancs Hospice 10k.


1. Message posted by Damian Fletcher on Thu 22/Mar/2018.

First Summer Run 2018 – Treasure Hunt Special – Tuesday April 24th Holmes Mill, Clitheroe BB7 1EB

It will be our first Summer run for 2018 and we plan to do something a little different.  David Mallaby has kindly organised a Treasure Hunt Run! - there will be prizes!!!  Please arrive for 6.30pm as we will be organising teams for a 6.45pm start.

If you feel you are going to struggle to get there for 6.30pm but would like to take part please let David Mallaby or Damian Fletcher know in advance to help plan the teams.

We have booked tables after the run for food.  If you are interested in staying for food after please arrive early (before 6.30pm) as you will need to order behind the bar.

There will be a mixture of trail, road and off road running so please bring appropriate footwear.

As a reminder there will be no training run from Wilsons that night.

(message will expire on Wed 25/Apr/2018).

2. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 21/Mar/2018.

As a running club we need to introduce new things to keep everyone interested and help us improve. 


“The Mile” the iconic distance often neglected by runners, but a great test of speed and stamina. Your mile time can be used to predicate times in all the longer distances.


With this in mind would any of our Group Two runners be interested in arriving earlier this Tuesday to run a mile time trial on the track? We need to start the clock at 6.15 (Must be off the track by 6:25) so don’t be late. Group 3 & 4 don’t feel cheated you can run following weeks


Running a fast mile before the club run shouldn’t be a problem. it is an ideal warm up.


Just to confirm it is an individual time trial not a race. (Although we will all be on the track at the same time)

Please try and support the club.........Anyone up for it………’s only 4 laps,

(message will expire on Wed 28/Mar/2018).

3. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Tue 20/Mar/2018.

Health and Safety Notice for Tuesday OFF ROAD training nights

Starting soon when the 'clocks change' be prepared to run 'off road' routes unless otherwise advised by your Group Leader.

The club recommend you wear Trail Shoes as they are waterproof and designed to provide good tread grip traction in muddy underfoot conditions

Wearing road shoes,when running 'off road,' can potentially be an accident waiting to happen



(message will expire on Sun 27/May/2018).

4. Message posted by Liam Moden on Sat 17/Mar/2018.

Anyone who wants to do a reccy run of Accrington Ron hill 10 k route is more than welcome to join me on Sunday 1st April at nine o clock am All welcome ( any club or non members ) . All running speeds will be catered for no one will be left behind Meet at the town hall once again all welcome(message will expire on Wed 04/Apr/2018).

5. Message posted by David Sagar on Wed 28/Feb/2018.

Just to let members know, the Burnley Half Marathon was cancelled due to the organisers failing to get the correct health and safety measures in place on time. We have changed the event to the Darwen Half that is on the same day. All points races for all 3 categories have now been selected and most are now available to view on here, this will be updated showing the full list very shortly. If anyone has any questions then please feel free to contact me.(message will expire on Fri 30/Mar/2018).

6. Message posted by Neil Thompson on Mon 12/Feb/2018.

Dear members,For those who are looking to purchase the new style vest, these will be provided on a first PAID, first serve basis.Please can you ensure that any monies are passed directly to Colette or Neil.There is a lead time of approx. 3-4 weeks.They are £15 per vest.(message will expire on Wed 19/Dec/2018).

7. Message posted by Neil Thompson on Sun 04/Feb/2018.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Blackburn Road Runners Winter Warmer.While I have your attention, Iíd just like to clarify a few racing rules...Today was a club points race. This means that it is a Ďraceí against your competitors, not with yourself! With all this in mind, for those who do not know (and there appears to be a few), itís first over the line that claims place. This is known as Gun Time. Chip Times are a great way of judging your own personal records but will not be compared against other runners when formalising results.For those that didnít know that, you may want to reconsider your starting position...The race begins on the start line 👍Results will expire on Wed 11/Apr/2018).

8. Message posted by Liam Moden on Wed 24/Jan/2018.

The mast race (race two in our trail race points events ) has been re scheduled for may 27 th . The race has been re opened so everyone who wants to enter it can now do so . The race does not clash with any other of our club races and will obviously be a wonderfull opertunaty to get a close up view of a t v transmission mast . Being may no doubt the weather will be scorching . A nice simple race 5 k up 5 k down . What' could be more pleasant on an early summers morning(message will expire on Mon 30/Apr/2018).

9. Message posted by Graham Morris on Thu 27/Sep/2012.

Just a reminder – Wilsons Athletics Track is available to us every Thursday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. We have a number of runners of all abilities currently using this facility for Track Sessions. Everyone is welcome! Speedwork doesn’t just make you run faster, it makes you more comfortable at all speeds and increases your fitness. Remember to ‘sign in’ & pay £2 to Hyndburn Athletics in the office next to the changing rooms.


(message will expire on Mon 31/Dec/2018).

10. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 02/Mar/2011.

Just a reminder to all our runners regarding the rule on club vests.
When competing as a member of Accrington Road Runners in a race or event; it is expected you wear (and display) a club vest.
This is particularly important when representing the club in team events and in our club races.
The club vest helps advertise and promote the club gives us a presence in races. 
Club Vests are available from Colette

(message will expire on Mon 31/Dec/2018).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

Burnley Half Marathon (road). On Sun 25/Mar/2018, which is tomorrow.
Brun Valley 10k (Trail). On Sun 29/Apr/2018, which is only 35 days away.
Hameldon Hill fell race. On Sun 06/May/2018, which is only 42 days away.
Burnley lions 10k (Road). On Fri 25/May/2018, which is only 61 days away.
Weets fell race. On Sat 09/Jun/2018, which is only 76 days away.
Race the Train (Bury) Trail. On Sun 10/Jun/2018, which is only 77 days away.
Freckleton Half Marathon (Road). On Mon 18/Jun/2018, which is only 85 days away.
Trawden 7 Trail Race. On Sun 01/Jul/2018, which is only 98 days away.
Townley park 10k road race. On Sun 22/Jul/2018, which is only 119 days away.
Padiham greenway 5k (Road). On Wed 25/Jul/2018, which is only 122 days away.
Worsthorne moor race (Fell). On Sun 05/Aug/2018, which is only 133 days away.
Handicap Race. On Tue 07/Aug/2018, which is only 135 days away.
Boulsworth Fell Race. On Sun 12/Aug/2018, which is only 140 days away.
Yarrow River Splash (Trail). On Sun 16/Sep/2018, which is only 175 days away.
Race you to the Summit. On Fri 26/Oct/2018, which is only 215 days away.
Race you to the Summit. On Fri 26/Oct/2018, which is only 215 days away.
Ribble Valley 10k (Road). On Mon 31/Dec/2018, which is only 282 days away.

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March 2018
Title: Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round - Fell Race (1/7) Location: Barley, Pendle Date of event:Sat 03/Mar/2018

Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round (Sort of) Race Report


The first fell race of our season somehow went ahead on Saturday 3rd March 2018, following one of the heaviest weeks of snow the UK has seen in many years.
In reality the race really began on the Friday evening for our 9 willing (lunatics) participants – as we eagerly perused the various social media outlets still awaiting confirmation that the race would go ahead! Testament to the fell racing community, the race director and his team were up Pendle in the dark on Friday night marking the course and checking it’s suitability!
It summed it up for me that the major concerns were for the marshalls (rightly so, they did a fantastic job!!) and being able to get cars to the race registration, it was clear that if racers were keen enough to run up Pendle in sub-zero temperatures that they were welcome to!


At around 21:40 word filtered through that the race would go ahead, but on a shortened route (hallelujah!) of 12km down from the advertised 10 miles.


Despite the conditions awaiting us, the mood in Barley village hall was incredibly jovial, and this continued out onto the start line and on up Pendle hill.
The first two miles saw runners ascend up to the trigger point and take in roughly 1,800 feet of climb before a mixed 5.5miles of descent ending with a nice spike in the tail to see us home.
Despite being too far back to see it for myself, I was told that our front runners made this climb without stopping to walk, a truly Herculean effort!
Some of the snow on top of the hill as well as down in the valleys was a real sight to behold, this was running your author has never seen before at local road 10ks!  


The fells really are no joke, as was well demonstrated by yours truly. Despite being told by the race director at the start line to treat this as a “run” and not a race, I hared up the first tarmac laden climb, before running over some ice and finding myself face down on the tarmac within 800metres of the start line.


Despite an inevitably reduced field of 156 runners there was still some real talent on show, with the top 9 runners all breaking the hour mark, quite remarkable given the state of some of the terrain.


At the front of the ARR race there was an excellent tussle between Graham Morris, returning from injury and looking to re-assert his dominance on the fells, new member Dave Hartley who continues to go from strength to strength at club races and the eventual club winner Glen Goodwin who took 100 points and held off the two formidable challenges! Only 5 places and forty seconds separated the three of them, great racing!


Debbie Gowans took the ARR ladies race as well as first place in her category, followed by Lisa Parker who is also getting her form back after illness and Julia Hartley whose Friday night was no doubt disturbed by the news at 21.40, yet still put in a solid showing as part of yet more ironman training!! Great running by all the ladies!
A special mention also to Carole Morris on spectator duties, who braved the cold to take some fantastic pictures for us!
Finally well done to Mark Hammond and Paul Corrigan out in the field for Accrington, particularly Paul who was undertaking his first race back after a long knee injury. Fantastic effort to support the event despite the conditions!


Full Accrington results below! Graham has kindly put together the handicap %, which represents your % in comparison to the individual who finished exactly half way down the field. Therefore anyone quicker of that runner would have a handicap of less than 100%. As it’s based on relative position it can be compared to other fell races regardless of length, climb, weather etc. A good marker for the season!


Our next fell outing is the first race of the Pendle & Burnley grand prix, at Hameldon Hill, 12noon, Sunday 6th May 2018. Hope to see plenty of you there!!


Pos    M    F    Name    Cat    CatPos    Time    Handicap            
38 37   Glen Goodwin M50 (005/035) 01:07:41 91.73% Great run from Glen, continuing a fantastic year!
40 39   Dave Hartley M40 (012/041) 01:07:57 92.09% First time doing the race, quality performance!  
43 42   Graham Morris M50 (007/035) 01:08:21 92.63% Should be very happy, very strong run on return!  
63   4 Deborah Gowans F50 (001/005) 01:11:47 97.28% Queen of the fells, strong showing, 1st in age group.  
106   10 Lisa Parker F40 (005/014) 01:18:31 106.41% Did some damage on the downhills, 10th overall.  
127 110   Fred Green MS (036/036) 01:25:12 115.47% Fell early, got round, totally hooked!  
129   19 Julia Hartley F40 (009/014) 01:25:26 115.57%  Still heard laughing and joking during the last mile! Makes running look as fun as it should be!   
137 116   Mark Hammond M40 (039/041) 01:28:29 119.92% Both ran very well in very tough conditions, hope   
140 119   Paul Corrigan M40 (040/041) 01:29:26 121.21% to see you both again throughout the season!  


Submitted by: Fred Green - 795 - created on Mon 05/Mar/2018, last modified Mon 05/Mar/2018.

February 2018
Title: Standish Hall Trail Race Location: Wigan Date of event:Sat 24/Feb/2018

Standish Hall 10k Trail Race - Wigan


In 2008 we had 18 runners competing at the Standish Hall Trail Race, our 2nd race of the season. Now 10 years on in 2018 we had 16 runners in the same race also our 2nd race of the trail season.

The route is the same 10k undulating course completely off road on muddy trails and paths. Back in 2008 there was a mix up in the woods and all runners were sent the wrong way adding an extra mile onto the route. Amazingly this year the same almost happened again with someone tampering with the race signs. Luckily this was spotted by a marshal and corrected so the race went as planned.

The 2008 race was quite eventful with Mick Leeming have a nasty fall in the woods, Mick Bowkley getting stuck behind horse riders on a narrow section and Simone missing the start due to a car accident.

Back to 2018 this was our 4th race of the season, all 4 races being 10k and all getting increasingly harder. This race worked out approximately 8% slower than Ribble Valley. Individually and as a club we had success, both our men’s and ladies team finished 2nd overall and we had 8 runners in the top 50. All our ladies won individual prizes and Glen and Graham 1st and 2nd in their age group. Overall an enjoyable afternoon topped off with a Wigan Meat & Potato Pie to all finishers.

       Name                         Comments

  1. Glen Goodwin  41.07        9th overall and first in age group - awesome run.        
  2. Graham Morris  41.14        Top 10 finish - spent all race chasing Glen….. 
  3. Paul Gallagher  43.21       Unlucky to finish 2nd in age group only seconds behind 1st.
  4. Chris Halstead  44.07       Another solid performance top 10% finisher
  5. Dave Hartley     45.10        4th in age group from our new member, very good prospect.
  6. Sarah Ridehalgh  45.37   Easily won the lady’s race –as she did in 2008
  7. Neil Thompson   47.22      Not bad after having a few beers night before, still capable of more
  8. Richard Smith     48.21     Must be pushing for Group 1 on this performance….
  9. Damian Fletcher  50.45    Consistent run top 30% finish. Did well to hold off a charging Ant
  10. Ant Ridehalgh      50.53    After weeks of illness can still perform - well done great run
  11. Keith Robinson     51.47   Taking our last 4 races in to consideration most improved runner
  12. Liam Moden          52.27    Only runner to represent us in all recent races- Well Done Liam.
  13. Michele Baker       53.18   Not her favorite surface but still won a prize -1st in her age group
  14. Lee Taylor              56.48   Looked strong at finish. Very sportingly cheered in all runners at the finish.
  15. Pamela McCullagh 57.19  Fastest finish… sprinting over the line and winning a prize in age group.
  16. Peter Blackledge    67.54  Currently not at his best, but still competed as he did in the 2008 race.



Submitted by: Graham Morris - 794 - created on Mon 26/Feb/2018, last modified Tue 27/Feb/2018.

February 2018
Title: Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k - Points Race Road (2/7) Location: Witton Park - Blackburn Date of event:Sun 04/Feb/2018


Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k Race Report


Sunday 4th February saw 26 of Accrington’s finest face a cold East Lancashire morning in the heart of Blackburn to take on surely one of the most daunting tests on this year’s road race calendar.
It’s been a fantastic start to the racing season, with a total of 88 entries (including XC) and 49 different runners representing the club so far. Special congratulations to those 12 who have competed in every race thus far!


Not just any normal 10k, the winter warmer sees 533 feet of elevation gain (compared with only 209 at East Lancs and 167 at Ribble Valley), with a major climb right out of the gate and another daunting incline late on in the race.
The course does allow runners to enjoy some lovely downhill sections along with everyone’s favourite, a 400metre sprint around Witton athletics track at the start AND END of the race!

Needless to say this did not deter the Accrington Road Runners who as ever performed brilliantly in the hunt for some early road race points, with every runner coming home inside the hour mark.
In total the race saw 636 runners with no-one coming home inside 31 minutes.
Glen Goodwin came home in first in the men’s race for his second victory of the season in a time of 39’23, taking second place in his category. Glen’s impressive time was some 45 seconds slower than at Ribble Valley, showing the impact the course had on runners’ times.
He was followed home by Paul Gallagher (third in his category) and Josh Woodstock, who took some notable club scalps as his 2018 “beast mode” continues.


Sarah Ridehalgh took home the ladies club race, 2nd place overall and 2nd in her category, and is having a very solid start to the year.
Catherine Derbyshire and Julia Hartley both ran very well coming inside 45 minutes in 3rd and 2nd respectively; it was great to see some finish line duelling between them as your author stumbled coughing and spluttering onto the track for the final 400metres!
We had many 2nd and 3rd place category and Michele Baker taking 1st in hers, fantastic running!!


As ever there was great support all over the course from Accy friends and family – a special mention to Kaye Callaghan, the most wrapped up woman in Blackburn, great to hear her encouragement as we rounded the bend at the top of Buncer Lane! She even beat Ben Fish up the hill!


Finally it is worth mentioning that ARR took one of the five prizes on offer for the first 5 clubs with ten runners across the line – top effort to everyone! It is really hard to mention all the great runs on the day – everyone should be very pleased with themselves!


With some club members running elsewhere and others returning from injury, surely we will continue to see some strong representation at all the club races going forward – and given that the new vests are being rolled out soon we will be hard to miss!!!


Individual (CHIP) times below – our next outing is Standish Hall Trail Race, 24th February 2018 – this is filling up fast so we would really recommend registering ASAP!


Name Position Chip Time  
Glen Goodwin 36   00:39:22 Another strong run, only 18 secs down on East Lancs despite the course!
Paul Gallagher 54   00:40:36 Quicker than Ribble Valley, 3rd in catogery
Josh Woodstock 60   00:41:14 Fantastic run from Josh, also great support on the track to the other runners!
Chris Halstead 65   00:41:44 Strong run on a tough course
Sarah Ridehalgh   2 00:42:09 Third victory of the year, continuing a strong start to the year.
David Savage 86   00:43:27 Improved time from East Lancs and considerable time off 2016 WW!
Neil Thompson 93   00:43:56 2 minutes faster than East Lancs after some good training the last few weeks.
Catherine Derbyshire   6 00:44:41 Unlucky not to hold Julia off at the death, but another great showing.
Julia Hartley   7 00:44:44 Great final 400metres, only lady to compete in all 4 races of 2018 (incl XC).
Laura Hudson   13 00:45:48 Improved her time each race this year, strength to strength, flying on the downhills!
Andrew Figiel 128   00:46:17 Very strong finish leaving your author in the dust going into Witton Park!
Fred Green 133   00:46:36 Steady time in line with East Lancs, happy to survive…
Liam Moden 139   00:46:55 Runner of the day! Seconds away from a PB, where did that come from??
Damian Fletcher 149   00:47:34 Had better days on a tough course, still shrugging off back problems, will bounce back!
Michele Baker   20 00:48:04 Continued strong showings from the Prez, winner of her catogery! 
Keith Robinson 163   00:48:35 Best run of the year, a lover of all things hilly!
Nancy Bailey   22 00:48:45 Super Nancy inside an hour, but her vegan chocolate cake the best outing of the day!!
Michael Whewell 172   00:49:05 Over a minutes improvement from EL, returning to strong form!
Michael Hartley 190   00:50:04 Third race of the year, and great improvement from EL on a much tougher course!
Katharine Gregson   34 00:51:02 Katharine's first race of 2018 , always a smiling race, great running.
Adrienne Fox     00:51:51 Second in her catogery on debut for the club, hope you had fun, great run!
Lee Taylor 231   00:52:34 Fresh off a 100 mile challenge in January and 2.5 minutes off EL time, wow!
Vanessa Oldham   53 00:53:17 Steady improvement and best time of 2018, well done Vanessa!
Pamela McCullagh   61 00:54:05 Frightening 8 minutes of improvement on 2017, outstanding run!
Christian Hill 298   00:58:02 Improvement on EL and comfortably inside an hour, well done!
Helen Dickson   125 00:59:32 Great finish to the race captured superbly by a photo on facebook! 


Submitted by: Fred Green - 793 - created on Wed 07/Feb/2018, last modified Thu 08/Feb/2018.

January 2018
Title: East Lancashire Hospice 10k Trail Races (1/7) Location: Great Harwood Date of event:Sun 14/Jan/2018

East Lancashire Hospice 10k Race Report


Something a little different occurred on Sunday 14th January 2018, the first race of the new “Trail” series for ARR.


An increasingly popular discipline which bridges the gap between road and fell racing – something the club felt needed recognising as its own unique discipline this year as a part of the points races series.


32 Accrington Road Runners took to the trails of Great Harwood to get some early points on the board – and also raise some money for a fantastic cause. As of yet there hasn’t been confirmation of the amount raised – but this will be published on the website when there is. Well done to everyone who took part, and as ever a big thanks to the numerous ARR supporters who turned out on a very cold East Lancashire morning!


A total of 532 runners took part, and looking at the times at the top of the field, it’s clear to see the additional time that the trail element can add to a standard 10k time. The race winner Danny Collinge actually broke the course record in a time of 33.50 – some four minutes slower than the top three finishers at Ribble Valley a fortnight previous.
The course consisted of woodland trail / canal paths / a rather muddy hill and some park running, a tough uphill first half did require some pacing and sensible race management.


However these challenges did not deter many of our athletes, who posted improved times from the Ribble Valley 10k, albeit athletes with less turkey and “Christmas cheer” in their systems…your author included.
Tuesday night summer runners would certainly have found some familiar trails on offer, and potentially this experience led to some fantastic running.


In terms of the points results, Glen Goodwin took first place in the men's race, with a very impressive 14th place overall, missing out on a top ten finish by less than 60 seconds. Glen was also first in his age category. He was closely followed by Chris Halstead and Martin King who also finished in the top 25 overall.


Sarah Ridehalgh faced tough competition from the in-form ARR ladies but was able to take home first place, and also first lady overall! Well done Sarah.
Julia Hartley finished 4th place in the ladies race, also taking 1st in her category!
Catherine, Laura, Michele and Janet also had good results all taking third place in their respective categories.


David Hartley made an impressive debut for the club coming home in a sub 45 time and finishing inside the top 50 on the day, well done David!


A strong and enjoyable start to the trail racing season – hopefully this attendance can carry on throughout the year!


Finally a special mention for David Sagar who attained his own unique personal result which I’m sure he’ll be happy so share with you all! Just ask him…



Position Chip Time            
Glen Goodwin 14   00:39:04 Another stellar run, first in age category.    
Chris Halstead 23   00:40:12 Ran Glen close, good top 25 finish.    
Martin King 25   00:40:23 Great run from arguably the most vintage vest in the field.
Sarah Ridehalgh   1 00:41:21 Winner of the ladies race, great run.    
Josh Woodstock 40   00:42:24 Good to see that race pace un-leashed again.  
Dave Hartley 41   00:42:35 Great debut from Dave, look forward to more this year.
Julia Hartley   4 00:44:19 Won her age category, a minute off RV time, impressive!
David Savage 65   00:44:19 Continued good form, exciting 2018 ahead!  
Catherine Derbyshire   6 00:45:13 A great time returning from illness, good to see you back!
Neil Thompson 89   00:45:48 Also ill over the festive period, finished strong  
Fred Green 92   00:46:18 A one minute improvement on RV, still looking to improve!
Stephen Shackleton 99   00:46:51 Great return to form from Ribble Valley, nearly 3 minutes quicker!
Laura Hudson   10 00:46:55 Improved on RV, still getting up to full speed post injury
Liam Moden 109   00:47:50 Great improvement from RV from the ever present Mr Moden
Michele Baker   22 00:48:50 3rd in her age category, strong race on a tough course!
Michael Whewell 130   00:49:49 Good to see Michael back post injury, great to get inside 50!
Thomas Battrick 137   00:50:24 Excellent run from Tom after being un-well!  
Michael Hartley 136   00:50:25 Unlucky to not be inside 50 minutes, strong running!
Keith Robinson 140   00:50:40 Good consistency,         
Annette Ball   37 00:52:05 Continued good form from RV, closing in on 50m!  
Millie Kayley   50 00:53:07 Another strong run at East Lancs, well done Millie!  
Lee Taylor 185   00:54:38 Good running Lee, extra speed from the new streamline haircut!
Vanessa Oldham   62 00:55:06 Continued good form, always seems to be smiling!  
David Sagar 196   00:55:06 Super Dave, dug deep after being ill recently!  
Alison Hargreaves   73 00:56:07 Another returning from injury, hopefully this continues!
Peter Hoyle 226   00:58:25 ARR regular, great support as ever, well done Peter  
Christian Hill 229   00:59:18 Great running to break an hour on a tough 10k course!
Paul Dudbridge 232   01:00:10 Again good consistency from RV    
Alex Fensome   128 01:00:20 Great improvement from 2017 - well done Alex keep it up!
Janet Hoyle   135 01:01:13 Third in her age category, great improvement from RV.
Alison Wolstenholme   227 01:13:43 Accompanying the parkrun king, good running Alison
Peter Blackledge 277   01:13:44 ARR's Mr Parkrun fresh off his 200th, well done Peter!


Submitted by: Fred Green - 792 - created on Wed 17/Jan/2018, last modified Wed 17/Jan/2018.

January 2018
Title: Cross Country League Location: 2017 season Date of event:Sat 06/Jan/2018

Our 2017 Cross Country Season finished on a “high” last weekend at the Lancashire Championships, Witton Park, Blackburn with our Ladies Vet Team winning a team bronze. Individually in their age groups Debbie won a Silver medal, Julia won a bronze and Lisa Parker just missed out finishing 4th in her age group. Well done girls you did us proud. Also many thanks to Liam, he was the only runner in the men’s race “flying the flag” for Accrington.


During the course of this season we had 27 different members represent the club over 4 x races in the Red Rose League. The ladies team finished 6th overall from 17 different clubs, but won bronze in the vets category. For those runners that completed 3 or more a league table was complied. Individually we had some great performances………


Ladies V40

Catherine Derbyshire –      7th another great season, finished our top runner.

Jo Hosker –                           14th improved during the course of season

Pam McCullagh –                19th Great performances in her first season in XC


Ladies V45

Laura Hudson –                   5th - only lady to complete all 4 races – well done


Ladies V50

Carole Morris -                      7th – Finished all 3 races in top half.


Nancy completed 2 of the races and finished in the top 5 in her age group.


In the men’s event Liam, Steve Shackleton and Glen completed all 4 races and Graham, Fred, Chris Halstead completing 3 races. Both David Savage and Josh performed well in there first season completing 2 races.

Many thanks to all those that supported the club during the season.

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 791 - created on Wed 10/Jan/2018, last modified Wed 10/Jan/2018.