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1. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Freckleton Half Marathon.

2. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Boulsworth Fell Race.

3. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Padiham greenway 5k.

4. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Worsthorne moor race.

5. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Townley park 10k road race.

6. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Trawden 7 Trail Race.

7. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Weets fell race.

8. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Burnley lions 10k.

9. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Hameldon Hill fell race.

10. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round.

11. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Ron Hill 10k.

12. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Standish Hall Trail Race.

13. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k.

14. Thu 16/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - The Mast Race.

15. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Brun Valley 10k.

16. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - East Lancashire Hospice 10k.

17. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Race the Train (Bury).

18. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Yarrow River Splash.

19. Wed 15/Nov/2017: Event item by David Sagar - Ribble Valley 10k.

20. Sun 12/Nov/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Cross Country League (11/Nov/17).


1. Message posted by Simon Bailey on Sat 18/Nov/2017.

Minutes from 30th May 2016 through to 19th September 2017 are now on the web site. To view them, you will need to log in. When you have logged in, click on the Minutes link.

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2. Message posted by Angela Terry on Tue 17/Oct/2017.

Hi All,

Quick reminder that membership renewals are now due.  Cost is £28 which can be paid on a Tuesday night at Wilsons to either myself or one of the other committee members if I am not there.  Alternatively you can post them to the address provided on the form.  Payment can not be accepted without completed membership form. 

Renew your membership before 24th November and be in with a chance to win £100.  Draw will take place on the night of our Christmas party.


(message will expire on Sat 02/Dec/2017).

3. Message posted by Michele Baker on Tue 17/Oct/2017.


Christmas Party & Presentation Evening Saturday 2nd December 2017

ARR Christmas Party & Presentation Evening this year will be held at Green Haworth Golf Club, Green Haworth, Accrington, BB5 3SL.   Please provide your menu choice and full payment as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

3 course dinner, followed by the presentation and dancing until late to the fabulous Jackson Kay band.                                                                                               £20 per head


                                              Pan fried garlic & cream mushrooms with tiger bread (V)

Smooth brussels pate, salad garnish & savoury crackers

Tomato & red pepper soup with tiger bread       (V)

Cajun chicken strips with sweet chilli dip


Traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

Lamb shank in minted gravy, potato cake & seasonal veg

Poached scotch salmon fillet, charlotte potatoes & seasonal veg

Oven baked chicken fillet in mediterranean sauce

Vegetable wellington or Stuffed peppers   (V)


Eton mess

Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Vanilla cheesecake, summer berries with ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding with custard

(message will expire on Sun 03/Dec/2017).

4. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Fri 06/Jan/2017.

Polite Winter Training Nights Reminder  (Health and Safety)

Please will all members ensure they wear some form of reflective clothing or accessory, its for your own safety and that of others running in your group. Also on dark nights, will group leaders ensure no one in their group sets off running again until everyone present in the group has safely crossed the roads on the training route. Thank you for your co-operation.

(message will expire on Sun 28/Jan/2018).

5. 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 Sun 31/Dec/2017).

6. 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 in any race or event as an attached member of Accrington Road Runners; 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 vest are available from Colette

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

Red Rose Cross Country League. On Sat 02/Dec/2017, which is only 11 days away.
Ribble Valley 10k. On Sun 31/Dec/2017, which is only 40 days away.
East Lancashire Hospice 10k. On Sun 14/Jan/2018, which is only 54 days away.
The Mast Race. On Sun 21/Jan/2018, which is only 61 days away.
Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k. On Sun 04/Feb/2018, which is only 75 days away.
Standish Hall Trail Race. On Sat 24/Feb/2018, which is only 95 days away.
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round. On Sat 03/Mar/2018, which is only 102 days away.
Ron Hill 10k. On Sun 04/Mar/2018, which is only 103 days away.
Brun Valley 10k. On Sun 29/Apr/2018, which is only 158 days away.
Hameldon Hill fell race. On Sun 06/May/2018, which is only 165 days away.
Burnley lions 10k. On Fri 25/May/2018, which is only 184 days away.
Weets fell race. On Sat 09/Jun/2018, which is only 199 days away.
Race the Train (Bury). On Sun 10/Jun/2018, which is only 200 days away.
Freckleton Half Marathon. On Mon 18/Jun/2018, which is only 208 days away.
Trawden 7 Trail Race. On Sun 01/Jul/2018, which is only 221 days away.
Townley park 10k road race. On Sun 22/Jul/2018, which is only 242 days away.
Padiham greenway 5k. On Wed 25/Jul/2018, which is only 245 days away.
Worsthorne moor race. On Sun 05/Aug/2018, which is only 256 days away.
Boulsworth Fell Race. On Sun 12/Aug/2018, which is only 263 days away.
Yarrow River Splash. On Sun 16/Sep/2018, which is only 298 days away.

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November 2017
Title: Cross Country League Location: Bolton Date of event:Sat 18/Nov/2017

3rd event of our cross country season was held at Leverhulme Park, Bolton. We had just 12 runners competing on another muddy course but in perfect weather conditions for cross country running. Although a tough event, it’s the best training you can do, such a shame we can’t attract more runners. Those that made the effort had an enjoyable afternoon.


Our Ladies Vets’ Team finished 4th from 14 clubs and have a great chance to collect a medal if they continue to perform well at the last event. The men as normal worked really hard and for the third time in a row had enough runners (just) to complete a team. (we generally struggle to find 6 men) 


 Although the ladies and men’s races are separate we can determine the order of merit from this week’s event calculating their finishing times and positions when running against their own gender. All those with a percent under 100% finished in the top half of the race.


1. Cath Derbyshire         81.889%           Best ever finish in a XC and 2nd time in a row our top runner on the day.    

2. Julie Brady                 83.454%           Top 20 finish & a PB for this course.             

3. Laura Hudson            89.324%           Great improvement on last week… So determined       

4. Graham Morris           90.725%           Slight improvement on last week

5. Nancy Bailey              91.392%           Best ever finish in XC and – 3rd in age group.      

6. Glen Goodwin            94.746%           Slightly down on last run but still top 10 in age group

7. Carole Morris             94.969%            WOW….3rd time in a row with a top half finish - wins a fish supper       

8. Chris Halstead           95.906%            Another consistent run although despite getting spiked early on

9. Pam McCullagh           101.845%        Most improved runner from last week. Well done must be the new spikes 

10. Josh Woodstock        106.232%         Steady improvement on last week, strong finish 

11. Steve Shackleton      116.232%         Great battle with Liam but just came out on top

12. Liam Moden              117.971%         7th XC in a row, great support for club 

Full Results


Next race – 2nd December – Marl Pitts - Rossendale

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 788 - created on Sun 19/Nov/2017, last modified Sun 19/Nov/2017.

November 2017
Title: Cross Country League Location: Chorley - Astley Park Date of event:Sat 11/Nov/2017

Another good turn out at our 2nd Cross Country event of this season. We had 19 runners competing at Astley Park, Chorley. Perfect weather for running but conditions under foot were a little muddy. The course had everything you would expect, woodland paths, fields, steep muddy hill (which the men had to climb 3 times – ladies only once…..) and even a water crossing……..all good fun. Everyone enjoyed the event including the “post” race refreshments……….. a real good club afternoon.


Our Ladies Vets’ Team finished an impressive 3rd from 16 clubs. The men worked really hard running twice as far as the ladies they finished 18th from 19 clubs at least they weren’t last.


 Although the ladies and men’s races are separate we can determine the order of merit from this week’s event calculating their finishing times and positions when running against their own gender. All those with a percent under 100% finished in the top half of the race.


1. Cath Derbyshire         85.705%           Our top runner on the day, 5th in her age group & 10th vet       

2. Julie Brady                 87.524%           Great run, equalled her PB on this course.              

3. Lisa Parker                90.708%           3rd Lady and 3rd best performance – well done Lisa

4. Graham Morris           90.763%           Not quite equal to Leigh result but OK        

5. Glen Goodwin             91.892%           Most improved man from Leigh event.             

6. Chris Halstead            95.210%           Also big improvement from Leigh.

7. Nancy Bailey              95.452%           2nd best ever result from her 11 XC events 5th in age group

8. Laura Hudson             95.971%           Another good run after returning from injury

9. Jo Hosker                  96.101%           Most improved overall runner from Leigh

10. Sam Hughes             97.141%           Good run top half finish – first XC in years

11. Carole Morris            98.246%           2 x top half finishes this season, well under ranking time.

12. David Savage           107.355%          Very similar to last event, our 4th man home

13. Josh Woodstock        107.766%          Well done on first XC, good tactics – finished fast.

14. Fred Green               110.058%          Slight improvement on Leigh, still more to come…

15. Steve Shackleton      114.677%          Missed the start, ruined his time

16. Pam McCullagh         114.945%          Ran well on her first XC, really enjoyed the event.

17. Liam Moden              115.874%          3rd most improved from Leigh well done Liam

18. Andrew Figiel            116.695%          Ran Parkrun in morning, but still ran well.

19. Karen Figiel              131.695%          Struggled a little with the mud, but still finished strong


Full Results


Next race - 18th November at Bolton

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 787 - created on Sun 12/Nov/2017, last modified Sun 12/Nov/2017.

October 2017
Title: Cross Country League Location: Leigh Sports Village Date of event:Sat 14/Oct/2017

Many thanks to our 20 runners that represented Accrington RR at the first Red Rose cross country race this season. The event was held at Leigh Sports Village in glorious weather conditions on a flat dry course similar to a trail race.

As usual our ladies dominated the “headlines” they finished 4th overall from 17 clubs. 

Second year in a row we had enough men to make a full team; they didn’t do as well as the ladies but finished 9th from 14 clubs.

 Although the ladies and men’s race are separate we can determine the order of merit from this week’s event calculating their finishing times and positions when running against their own gender. This proves our ladies perform better than the men in cross country. All those with a percent under 100% finished in the top half of the race.


1. Emma Taylor                78.51%        Best result ever in a cross country

2. Cath Derbyshire            85.16%        Great improvement on last year

3. Julia Hartley                 86.68%        3rd in her age group         

4. Graham Morris              89.10%        3rd in age group

5. Glen Goodwin               94.10%        8th in age group

6. Laura Hudson               94.70%        great run after returning from injury

7. Carole Morris                95.30%        5th in age group, 1st time in top half of race

8. Martin King                  96.30%        Great run in first XC for years

9. Chris Halstead              96.80%        4th man to finish for ARR

10. Jo Hosker                   98.40%        Not quite back to her best

11. Michelle McDonald       99.50%        Great run in her 1st XC

12. Paul Gallagher             99.60%        5th in age group

13. David Savage              106.80%      Good start to season, will improve.

14. Stephen Shackleton    107.90%      Massive improvement on last year

15. Louise Stevenson        109.70%      5th in her age group

16. Fred Green                 110.30%      Saving his legs for Sunday Half Marathon

17. Janet Hoyle                112.40%      4th in her age group

18. Liam Moden                117.30%      Saving his legs for Sunday Half Marathon

19. Tom Battrick              126.10%      Lots of pressure being Number 1….

20. Karen Figiel                127.10%      Improving in ever race



Full Results


Next race - 11th November at Chorley

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 786 - created on Sat 21/Oct/2017, last modified Sat 21/Oct/2017.

September 2017
Title: Yarrow River Splash Location: Chorley Date of event:Sun 17/Sep/2017

A group of us formed a break away ARR section on Sunday and went to run the Yarrow River Splash, a trail race through a country park in Chorley. For three of us this was a return visit from our first encounter last year. This race is similar to Cuerdan Valley, if you have run that or very much like a cross country with muddy paths, stony tracks, fields, steps and a river crossing.

It was certainly muddy this year and I found it seemed far longer than the 10k advertised. (it wasn’t!)  There were nearly 200 runners with a good representation from Lancashire clubs such as Trawden and Wesham. The race is chipped and all finishers get a t-shirt and medal.

(and its only £12!!!)

So Catherine Derbyshire, Mick Bowkley and I were returnees, joined by Sarah Ridehalgh and Pete Wearing. I think everyone but Catherine found the race tough but just less than a mile before the end the highlight is crossing the river, no-one can avoid getting wet, but at least it did wash off the mud. The crossing was a little tamer than last year when I was totally submerged but still a good twist.

The marshalling had a few problems this year with at least one group of runners being directed down a short cut, but it didn’t spoil our enjoyment. ARR can be very proud as we filled our table with seven bottles!!!!

Catherine won first lady for the second year running, Sarah was third lady, despite a nasty encounter with a tree, I managed the W55 prize and we won the ladies team prize. Mick won the M60 prize for the second year running. We were joined by Pete Wearing who is used to much longer races these days.


Submitted by: Nancy Bailey - 785 - created on Mon 18/Sep/2017.

August 2017
Title: Handicap Race - 2017 Location: Clitheroe Date of event:Tue 08/Aug/2017



Handicap Race - 2017

Finish Time


Handicap Time







Amy Jackson


Worthy winner, 6 minutes improvement on 2015 race. PB for this distance.



Pam McCullagh


Great run - PB, 4 mins improvement on her Ribble Valley time in December



David Mallaby


Best race for years…..4 mins improvement on last year.



Liam Modem


4 mins improvement on East Lancs in January 2017. Possble PB



Michelle McDonald


Great run in first handicap, over 2 minutes faster than predicted



Vanessa Oldham


Great run in first handicap, over 2 minutes faster than predicted



Mark Kayley


Another top 10 finish, 3 mins improvement on last year.



Stephen Shackleton


Last years winner, continuing his great form, over 3 mins up on last year



Fred Green


Also on good form, incredible improvement of 5 mins on RV 2016



David Sagar


Fastest time in many years for one of our most improved runners this year.



Louise Robinson


Great run in first handicap, nearly 2 minutes faster than predicted



Lisa Boyle


Best run for Lisa in this event, nearly a minute improvement on last year.



Ant Ridehalgh


Much improved on last year, back under 50 mins, but still capable of more



Tom Dawson


Great run from Tom, more comfortable on the track but still up on time.



Josh Woodstock


First Group One runner to finish, first time under 41 mins this year.



Laura Hudson


Best time for 10k since returning from injury, almost 7 mins up on last year



Millie Kayley


Within seconds of Dads time, but slightly faster…..well done



Andrew Hollas


Good to see Andrew in this event, faster than predicted.



Michele Baker


4th time for Michele in this event. Quicker every year, 5 mins up on 2014



Martin King


Fastest man on the day, PB for this event. Well done Martin



Catherine Derbyshire


Our 2014 winner. 10 mins improvemrnt on her 2014 time.PB for this distance



Karen Figiel


Not quite as fast as last year when she was 4th, but equals her RV 2016 time.



Paul Calverley


4th time for Paul in this event and also his best time.



Tom Battrick


Steady run from Tom, improvement on last year, but is capable of more…



Fiona Glen


First time in our Handicap for Fiona, equalled her Wesham time for 2016



Steve Mercer


Ran within seconds of his predicted time, unlucky not to be sub 40.



Phil Dunn


Also ran within seconds of predicted, great time on his return to club.



Sarah Ridehalgh


3rd apperance in event all her times within 7 seconds. Fastest lady on day.



Andy Bush


Another consistant runner, within seconds on last year.



Carole Morris


Steady run, within seconds of her predicted time.



Katharine Gregson


Almost the same time as her 2016 RV time



Julia Hartley


Just ran round the course chatting. Good to see Julia back at the club.



Ruth Dawson


Great time after holiday, although has done 54 mins on this course



Keith Robinson


Slightly slower than last year, still has "marathon legs" Finished 3rd 2014



Lisa Parker


Spends too much time on the fells, losing her road speed. 



Kaye Callaghan


Good time taking into consideration Kayes been injured and ill this year.



Paul Gallagher


Better time than anticipated after being injured for weeks.



Mark Jackson


Slower than predicated due to issues with blisters……



Colette Mallabourn


Finished 3rd in 2015 with 56 mins. Just not on form on the night.



Jo Hosker


Just back from months away in India, hasn't regained her racing legs yet



Mick Bowkley


Just ran around keeping Jo company.



Michael Hartley


Capable of much faster time - 7th in 2014 in 48 mins. Also kept Jo company….



Louise Stephenson


Runner-up in 2014- normally a 51 min time, but just had a "night off"



Peter Blackledge


Peter has been ill recently, but always supports the club by competing.



Matt Roberts


First event for Matt, struggled with injury during the race.



Submitted by: Graham Morris - 783 - created on Wed 16/Aug/2017, last modified Wed 16/Aug/2017.

July 2017
Title: Rob Shepherd's STIRTON Location: Stirton nr Skipton, BD23 3LH Date of event:Wed 05/Jul/2017
Sharp Haw, Stirton

Sharp Haw, Stirton


       Ahh, what a little gem of a race his was. None of us had run in this area before, so I wasn’t alone in looking forward to trying somewhere new – and weren’t we rewarded?!  Stirton is a little hamlet (population 204 plus sheep) a mile and half north-west of Skipton. Much to Glen & Lisa’s disappointment it hasn’t even got a pub for refreshments and toilet facilities! Registration was from the race organiser’s camper van parked at the crossroads, whilst an assistant sat on the grass verge quickly inputting the data into his laptop.

       This race proved more popular than everyone anticipated, with 111 runners, we increased the populace by 54%. Whilst there was an encouraging 9 of us from ARR; Barlick, Fellandale, Harrogate, Skipton & Wharfedale, all had a decent turn-out, implying that we weren’t the only ones to include this as a club fixture. It probably also took the organisers by surprise too, as runners were still being processed almost up to the planned 7:30 start, which delayed things by a couple of mins. Unperturbed we were quickly assembled and without any ceremony whatsoever told “Go!”   

       Much to the chagrin of a couple of Clayton’s runners, the first 1.1 miles was on tarmac (up a lane). Then it was off across a very runnable field, until the incline gradually increased to a steepish but short ascent to the summit of Sharp Haw. At 1,171 feet it’s only a baby, but has a distinct nipple shape, and apparently it’s the loftiest of all the local Flasby Fells. From the summit it was sharp right down the hillside towards another peak – Rough Haw, but at its base we turned left, on more downhill towards woods. Skirting the woods we turned left again, back up a field before entering a larger wood, and more climbing. Out of the woods onto the open hillside and the nipple stood firm once again right in front of us for a second mounting. After which it was a 1.4 mile downhill race to the finish, which lamentably omitted the tarmac lane from earlier, and the opportunity to improve the overall pace.

       Not only was it a mere £3 to enter this, but each of was rewarded with a bottle of beer and a bar of chocolate - happy days! For those of us who like to get our heads up and survey our surroundings we were blessed with some lovely views on a pleasant summer’s evening. Aye, we’ll definitely have to do some more running around here, it’s rather nice. smiley


11 Graham Morris M50 00:42:21 84.42%
18 Glen Goodwin M50 00:43:55 87.54%
37 Paul Calverley M50 00:47:30 94.68%
53 Catherine Derbyshire F40 00:49:49 99.30%
62 Lisa Parker F35 00:52:22 104.39%
68 David Sagar M40 00:53:14 106.11%
78 Andrew Hollas M50 00:54:42 109.04%
92 Kathryn Gregson F40 01:02:50 125.25%
93 Liam Moden M50 01:02:51 125.28%


Route & Elevation:


Full Results:


Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 781 - created on Fri 07/Jul/2017, last modified Fri 07/Jul/2017.

June 2017
Title: Ten Years of Team Organisation Location: N/A Date of event:Tue 27/Jun/2017
Graham Morris

Graham Morris


Massive thanks to Graham Morris, who was presented with an Award tonight by our President Mick Leeming, for all his hard work and thoroughness in organising all our teams for the Bradford Millennium Way Relays for these past 10 years! Thanks Graham and well done, from all of us at ARR! smiley


Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 780 - created on Tue 27/Jun/2017, last modified Fri 07/Jul/2017.

May 2017
Title: HAMELDON Location: Peel Park Pub, Accrington, BB5 6EW Date of event:Sun 07/May/2017



       This was the third event in our Club Fell Races, and the opening event of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix. Always a popular race, it was probably the glorious weather that attracted even more runners than usual, with an impressive 15 from Accy, and 248 runners altogether, the highest turnout in both departments since 2014. Indeed it was that warm, with the sun blazing down from a clear blue sky, and no breeze, which led to one young lady from Clayton Harriers being helped down from The Coppice with heat exhaustion, by our own gentleman supporters – Peter Blackledge & Geoff Biscomb. And we had plenty of other supporters present too: Neil Thompson; Michel Baker; Pamela McCullagh; Angela Terry; and Karen O’Kane; to name just a few; this was very much appreciated.

       It was great to see so many club-mates giving a Fell Race a go, either for the first time in quite a while, or making their debuts.

       With Glen still struggling with a hamstring injury, it was no surprise that Graham was our first runner back, and claimed a splendid 1st in his V50 category too. No matter whether it’s Road or Fell, Paul Gallagher is usually in with a shout of winning his V55 category, but despite a strong return to the Fells he could only manage 3rd against some fierce competition. I had quite a tussle the whole way around with young Josh, who made an impressive Fell debut for ARR.

       I’m sure this was only the second time Catherine Derbyshire has ever raced on the Fells, the other being in the 2015 British Fell Relays, and what a way to start solo, she only went and won her F40 category!

       Stephen Shackleton’s progress has been remarkable since he joined us 18 months ago, so much so that despite a thousand feet of climbing here he was only 93 secs slower than on his 2016 10K debut during the East Lancs 10K!

       It was good to Dave Sagar make a Fell return, and Damian his debut. Andy Hollas is a Grand Prix stalwart and his appearance was almost guaranteed. smiley Andy & Damian had a close fought battle, finishing a mere 11 secs apart. Michael Hartley was another making a long awaited Fell return, and it was great to see Michael Whewell return to racing in an Accy vest after a very long absence. But I think it’s been even longer since Lisa Boyle raced on the Fells! Just 46 secs seperated the 3 of them. However Katherine Gregson and Liam Moden made it back to back Fell Races. smiley Well done to you all!

       I loved the fact the marshal at the summit was announcing the crucial Rovers winning score-line as we ran past, that put an extra wide smile on my face, especially when I realised them & us were only 30 mins in. A great shame that the other results would go against us in the relegation battle.

       It was a pity too that the water ran out before the back-runners finished, perhaps the organisers from Clayton hadn’t expected such a hot day. The demand for a well-deserved pint in the Peel Pub afterwards was so huge that it had us queuing out the door! After which it was time to chill in the beer garden and compare racing reviews & suntans.  


Pos     Cat Cat Pos Time Handicap
21   Graham Morris M50 (001/034) 00:43:57 79.96%
37   Glen Goodwin M50 (004/034) 00:46:17 84.20%
45   Paul Gallagher M55 (003/021) 00:47:15 85.96%
79   Paul Calverley M50 (013/034) 00:50:25 91.72%
82   Josh Woodstock MS (032/057) 00:50:41 92.21%
106 8 Catherine Derbyshire F40 (001/009) 00:53:47 97.85%
119   Stephen Shackleton M50 (019/034) 00:54:37 99.36%
128   David J. Sagar M40 (017/027) 00:55:38 101.21%
146   Damian Fletcher MS (047/057) 00:57:24 104.43%
151   Andrew Hollas M50 (025/034) 00:57:35 104.76%
168   Michael Hartley M45 (019/024) 01:00:10 109.46%
169   Michael Whewell M50 (029/034) 01:00:28 110.01%
173 23 Lisa Jane Boyle F45 (005/016) 01:00:56 110.86%
203 36 Katharine Gregson F40 (005/009) 01:06:25 120.83%
214   Liam Moden M50 (034/034) 01:08:47 125.14%

       The handicap % in the column above is a little formula we came up with to try and calculate your performance, it’s amazing how accurately it works, even though it’s quite simple. We take the finishing time of whichever runner came halfway down the field, e.g with 100 runners it would be the person in 50th. And your time is a % of that, so anyone finishing behind 50th would have over 100%. Unless the field is full of top Fell runners for a championship race, your % tends to remain fairly stable. As it’s based on your relative position, you can then compare your performances in different Fell Races, regardless of length, amount of climbing, or whether it was weather affected.


Route & Elevation:


Full Results:


Thanks to Neil Thompson & David Belshaw for the photos. 


Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 779 - created on Tue 16/May/2017, last modified Wed 17/May/2017.

April 2017
Title: WARDLE SKYLINE Location: Wardle, OL12 9NU Date of event:Sat 08/Apr/2017
Katharine Gregson

Katharine Gregson


       I was so disappointed to miss out on running this event; it was a glorious day weather wise - not a cloud in the sky, the temperature at a lofty 18 degrees, with little or no breeze, it was actually rather warm. The course was 7 miles, with 1,200 feet of climbing, along a very runnable circularish route, which promised good views from the accurately named skyline.

       By Fell Racing standards it had quite a large number of participants – 158, but sadly once again only 4 from Accy, plus Debbie’s partner Brian. Though it was good to see Katherine Gregson having a rare dabble, and Liam Moden making his Fell debut. Stalwart Lisa Parker having switched to the dark-side (Road Running) for the weekend!?

       Congratulations to Graham and Debbie who both won their categories! And to Katherine & Liam, who I’m confident will be back for more.   


Pos   Category Cat Pos Time Handicap
17 Graham Morris V50 1st 00:53:50 85.13%
49 Deborah Gowans W50 1st 00:58:43 92.86%
84 Brian Hickey V50   01:04:20 101.74%
133 Katharine Gregson W40 3rd 01:16:22 120.77%
134 Liam Moden V50   01:16:23 120.80%


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Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 778 - created on Wed 19/Apr/2017, last modified Wed 19/Apr/2017.

March 2017
Title: Road Relays - Ladies Location: Blackpool Date of event:Sat 25/Mar/2017

Well done to all our lady runners that represented the club in the Road Relays. Our A Team finished 19th from 52 teams and qualified for the national championships. Captain Carole and her B Team were victorious in the battle of our two remaining teams. Thanks to Laura and Sue for running twice and helping both teams finish.   


Accrington Road Runners ‘A’

1 Emma Taylor                     37:17  

2 Laura Hudson                   22:12

3 Kaye Callaghan                23:37

4 Sue Baron                         41:23

5 Lisa Boyle                          23:41

6 Lisa Parker                         22:06

Total                                       2:50:16



Accrington Road Runners ‘B’

1 Carole Morris                     45:28

2 Alexandra Whalley           27:09

3 Millie Kaylie                       26:00

4 Katharine Gregson           46:49

5 Louise Stevenson            27.13

6 Laura Hudson                  23:07

Total                                       3:15:46


Accrington Road Runners ‘C’

1 Fiona Glen                         48:02

2 Colette Mallaborn            31:15

3 Louise Slater                     28:26

4 Michele Baker                   44:54

5 Janet Hoyle                       26:40

6 Sue Baron                        23:14

Total                                       3:22:31



Submitted by: Graham Morris - 777 - created on Mon 27/Mar/2017, last modified Mon 27/Mar/2017.

March 2017
Title: Northern Road Relay - Mens Location: Blackpool Date of event:Sat 25/Mar/2017

Congratulations to Captain Keith and his team on winning our “inter club” relay race on Saturday. The victory was by the narrowest of margins, only 4 minutes over a distance of 46 miles. They deservedly won having led for 11 of the 12 stages.

Team 2 briefly had the lead at the halfway stage 6 with Tom Battrick but the last six runners from Team 1 proved too strong. Top runners on the 9k stages were Chris W & Chris H with identical times. David Savage in his first ARR event being fastest on the 5k Stage. Thanks to all runners that represented the club.


56 Accrington A’          5:32:47

1 Chris Walton               35:01 

2 Keith Robinson           22:48

3 Martin King                 36:29 

4 Martin Bland               21:47

5 Paul Gallagher            38:34 

6 Paul Dudbridge          29:11

7 Chris Halstead            35:01 

8 Andrew Bush              22:49

9 David Sagar               23:18 

10 Mark Jackson           21:51

11 Liam Modem            22:35 

12 Nadeem Hussain       23:23


57 Accrington ‘B’         5:36:10

1 Graham Morris            35:25

2 Damian Fletcher         22:33

3 Glen Goodwin            37:14

4 Michael Coward          22:52

5 Neil Thompson           41:06

6 Tom Battrick               23:57

7 Phililp Doran              38:13

8 Michael Hartley           24:49

9 Fred Green                 23:10

10 David Savage           20:55

11 Stephen Shackleton 22:27

12 Jack Winder             23:29


Submitted by: Graham Morris - 776 - created on Mon 27/Mar/2017, last modified Mon 27/Mar/2017.

March 2017
Title: STAN BRADSHAW PENDLE ROUND Location: Barley, BB12 9JX Date of event:Sat 04/Mar/2017
Paul Calverley

Paul Calverley


      Despite my achilles problem and a previous dearth of racing, this now became my 4th event in as many weeks. The weather during the preceding 3 had been: wet, windy, very wet, very windy, very cold, very foggy, and combinations thereof.  Arriving in Barley on Saturday morning, we’d been warned “Full Winter FRA kit may be required”; aye, this was Pendle Hill in winter – hat, gloves, waterproofs etc. a necessity. One thing I never thought to bring though was my Accy vest, “won’t be needing that today”, I assumed. How wrong I was. Whilst many opted for vest, I went for a long-sleeved top; it’s warm down here, but just wait until we get up top. Fool! It was glorious up top too, with my Garmin Fenix recording 19 degrees (perhaps influenced by body heat), and twice I seriously contemplated stripping off down to my shorts, I really was that hot and sweaty!

       As usual it was a great turn-out for this popular Fell Race, with 241 participants, but sadly only a meagre 5 faithfuls from Accy, for our first Fell Points Race of the year. The competition must have been strong, because Graham could only manage 4th in his category, though Debbie superb as ever, typically won hers, and Lisa was 5th in hers, but all our handicap ratings were substantially down. And despite the sun, it must have been a slower course than previously, for all our times were far from our best, mine was a disappointing 13 mins down on my PB.

       How things change. Coincidentally, afterwards I found myself sat once again with one of the Saddleworth Runners from the previous weekend, where he’d finished 24 mins behind me on the South Pennine 24, today he’d finished 4 mins ahead of me. It was also nice to see a guy from Burden, who’d I run most of the 38 mile Tour de Helvellyn with in December, pipping him by 3 mins, today he’d beaten me by 7 mins. But then I know I’m stronger at longer distances. wink No doubt Paul Corrigan will say the same, as his sister Fiona Hall of Trawden finished a resounding 17 mins in front of him. wink

       At 9.3 miles long, with 1,800 feet of climbing, there are far easier local Fell Races than this, and yet 2 names worthy of a shout were making their debuts: Martin Garnett, a personal trainer from Accy, whom a few of you will know, finished in a very credible time of 1hr 31. And duly lamented why he hadn’t tried Fell Running sooner, as it was much more fun than road running. And Paul Clarke, a 58 year old, died-in-the wool road runner from Rishton, whose previous notion of a tough hilly off-roader might have been a walk in the park, literally. Come on Accy Road Runners, get those Fell Shoes on, there’s golden times in them there hills.


Pos   Category Cat Pos Time Handicap
30 Graham Morris M50 4th 01:23:05 85.46%
85 Deborah Gowans F50 1st 01:32:59 95.65%
114 Paul Calverley M50   01:36:49 99.59%
123 Lisa Parker FS 5th 01:37:42 100.50%
194 Paul Corrigan M40   01:53:03 116.29%


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Thanks to David Belshaw for the photos


Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 775 - created on Thu 23/Mar/2017, last modified Mon 27/Mar/2017.

February 2017
Title: SOUTH PENNINE 24 Location: Dovestones, OL3 7NE Date of event:Sat 25/Feb/2017
Bottom Res

Bottom Res


Bit long, but hopefully worth a read


       This is an LDWA Challenge Event, which are Long Distance Walkers events open to runners. They are brilliant - cheap as chips and you can eat your weight in food if you desire! They vary in length, and this particular one was a mere £8 with 5 checkpoints where you could stuff your face over the 24 mile route, and at the finish too! Add to this loads of lovely (hilly) countryside and (largely) runnable paths and these are right up my street. Despite my best intentions, this was only the 2nd one I’ve done, partly because they can be such early morning starts. This one was 8am for both runners & walkers alike, but it was right on my girlfriend Maria’s doorstep.

       We’d already covered some of the course on previous runs, and as more and more of her Hyde club-mates decided to join the fray, I thought it might be a good idea to reccy the remainder of it. Not that I’m competitive mind you wink . This turned-out to be a wise decision, the route wouldn’t be marked (except for a couple of places), and deciphering the written route description wasn’t always easy. Even having downloaded it to my GPS watch like I normally do, we went badly wrong in 2 places. Anyone who has done one of the Bradford or Calderdale Relay legs will know the score, but imagine having to remember 24 miles, or the equivalent of 3 Legs, with all the twists & turns that entails. There was a limit of only 100 entrants (which filled-up in no time), so there was no guarantee you could follow someone (who knew the route).

      Checking the results from last year’s inaugural event, when fellow ARR member Helen Dickson and her husband Gary had walked it, revealed the winning time was 4hrs 12 – surely that was beatable!?

      The LDWA are more relaxed than the FRA (Fell Runners Association), so there was no minimum kit requirements, but obviously you have to use your common sense. You’d be out for hours, some of it on remote elevated moorland in winter, so you’d want a bit more than shorts & t-shirt! The weather forecasters had been doing their usual “the end of the world is nigh” predictions for that particular weekend. They’re obviously southerners! I opted for shorts, thin t-shirt, my thin waterproof jacket and a pair of gloves, which were off & on for the first hour before staying off.

       Race HQ, start & finish was Dovestones Sailing Club, situated on the picturesque reservoir of the same name. This place is so popular with the locals - runners, hikers & dog-walkers, that the substantial pay & display car park is usually full by 9am no matter what the weather. Today’s weather was going to be rough, not quite end of the world stuff, but my jacket never came off.

       The first 1.3 miles is on a solid, mainly flat path, around the eastern flank of the res, before we veered off straight up one of the large grassy hills heading for the Ashway Stone. I’d put myself on the front line and led the way along with a youngish soldier from Manchester; this was a novel experience. It’s a steep 760 foot climb up the hill, so we reverted to power-walking, and as usual I was soon over-taken.

       At the top you’re on the southern end of Saddleworth Moor, it’s a bit bleak, but populated by giant boulders and distinct rocky outcrops like the Wimberry Stones. The path is sandstone and winds its way for 1.7 miles following the ridge back around the res. The views are excellent if you’ve time, but it was raining and we were head on against a strong wind.

     There was a lead group of 8 of us and I was a little surprised we were only 11:30 miling on what was firm, if stony ground. But it was too tricky to overtake. We then diverged away from the ridge, following a less distinct marshy path straight across the moor. Ironically the pace increased on this section and I now had to work hard to keep up. We reached Chew Res - at 1,600 feet it’s the 2nd highest reservoir in England; on the opposite side was checkpoint 1 at 4.7 miles. I was last of the group but whilst most went for refreshments I pushed on with another two runners.

       The path alongside Chew is fairly good for the most part, but once at the far end it becomes nothing more than a faint soily trail criss-crossing a stream. The stream itself meanders through deep gullies flanked by head high banks of soft soil. We were now back to 8 runners, and all of us conspired to lose the ‘path’. We fanned out and hastily scrambled up and down the banks trying to find the elusive route. Now I normally have the course downloaded to my GPS watch, but what I didn’t realise until after the race had started was that it had failed to load. However 5.6 miles in and we found the fence and spotted the stile. Back on track, but we’d made a right mess of that short section allowing another runner to catch us up.

       Once over the stile you’re out of the mire and the path is much clearer and I got myself to the front. We were about to start dropping and I didn’t want anyone blocking me. It’s a 1,100 foot drop over the next 2 miles down to Crowden campsite and outdoor centre. The path is very rocky and hazardous, but I’m pretty good at these descents and I wasn’t about to take it easy. My aim was to drop as many of the pack as possible without trashing my quads. There weren’t many opportunities to take my eyes off the ground let alone look around, but I could tell from the receding voices I’d soon opened a gap up.

       I sailed into Checkpoint 2 at 7.7 miles, 8 mins behind my hopeful target but with a clear lead (maybe 100 yards?). I stopped only momentarily to top up my water and back out onto a tarmac lane. Despite the undulations and having to keep my head down from the fierce wind & rain, I picked the pace up a little (9 min miling). Dropping down to the infamous Woodhead Road/Pass, I afforded myself a first glance back, up the lane; there was no one in sight – a 200 yard lead!? That was surprising. I paused only for 1 vehicle before shooting across the treacherously busy road and into the woods on the other side.

       Gliding through the trees and protected from the weather I was relaxed. Once out of the trees I was back onto tarmac, splashing through puddles, and off across the dam that separates the large & scenic Torside and Rhodeswood reservoirs. Reaching the opposite side, it was a sharp right to follow the chain of the 6 Longdendale reservoirs down to Hadfield and Tintwistle. Before disappearing down the trail, I glanced back and there were still no pursuers in sight – a 4oo yard lead? Wow! I’ve never led a race before, and this was a wonderful feeling.

       Having no one breathing down my neck was just what I’d hoped for because it meant I couldn’t be followed along the obscured correct line. 250 yards down the trail you turn left through a little tunnel. Now this is a deceptive bit, where we’d gone badly wrong on the reccy. Instinct tells you to turn right at the end of the tunnel and keep going in the direction you’d just been heading, but instead you turn left and go back on yourself, then left again. This brings you onto an elevated solid bridleway running parallel with the other paths but completely separated by trees, bushes and fences. I would later discover that the 3 pursuing Saddleworth Runners made that very mistake and ended up off at a tangent in the extremely boggy field, having to laboriously work their way out.   

       Meanwhile, I was starting to grow in confidence, slipping into normal road running mode and lengthened my stride - 8 minute miling along the good paths. In my haste I’d have forgotten the next turning, but fortunately they’d marked it. I then went slightly wrong by following the bridleway instead of a short-cut across a field. Onto a lane, turn right and back down to the reservoirs (Valehouse). This path is narrow but runnable, another turn right and you’re by the shore of Bottoms res. Checkpoint 3 at 12 miles was at the end and I was astonished to reach it in 2hrs 4; 1 minute ahead of schedule, I’d made 9 mins up! This time I grabbed a bag of tuna sandwiches and stashed it for later.

       Leaving the checkpoint, you followed a main road in Tintwistle for about 200 yards, before turning left off along a footpath in between houses. I was disappointed to discover they’d marked that turning, as it could easily be missed and I was hoping to get an advantage there. This brings you onto a new estate for a few hundred yards before you re-cross the A628 and down a country lane. Then it’s up the locally infamous Cow Lane which is a bit of a drag at this point; time to run/walk, eat & stretch my troublesome achilles out.

       I was half expecting to see my lead being cut going up here, but still no one, and I turned off onto another long country lane. Despite slowing down for those arduous 3 miles, I came into Checkpoint 4 at 15 miles 2 mins up on schedule. No pressure and things were looking good.

       From here on during our reccy we’d taken the most direct paths across Hobson Moor to the trig up at Wild Bank but it wasn’t the official race route. I decided to play fair, and duly went wrong. I missed a footpath, dropped down to a main raod, came back up a lane, turned right, and found myself heading back towards the last Checkpoint. Recognising a path I knew in the distance, I darted across the field, climbed the barbed-wire fence and got back on track; albeit bleeding. Below the trig, my route converged with the official one and I was relieved to see no runners. From the trig, it’s mostly a shallow downhill for 2 miles over runnable moorland and firm fields. I love this terrain; and I was flying.

       Having made a large sweeping left turn to cross the dam of Higher Swineshaw res, I was able to look back over the open moorland almost to the trig and I couldn’t spot any other runners. I estimated the distance was 1.5 miles, which meant I had at least a 12 minute lead. Unbelievable! Climbing from the res up Swineshaw Moor, I eased off to a run/walk and ate some more of the tuna sandwich. The path flattens across a shallow ridge before a sharpish descent to the houses of Carrbrook. The main path takes an elongated V, but I knew a shortcut that went straight down, following a stream along a grassy bed. On the reccy I’d mistakenly followed the stream to a dead end in a steep rocky gully. This time I didn’t miss the hidden little path that takes you off through the heather. I arrived at the bottom and at Checkpoint 5 just 2 mins behind schedule, 20 miles in, 4 more uphill miles to go. I had 45 mins to break last year’s winning time, 33 mins to beat the 4 hr mark. The latter looked impossible now.

       From the checkpoint, I went through a small housing estate and up a country road, then off on a parallel footpath that skirts up and around the hillside of Buckton Moor. I was feeling tired now and reverted to a run/walk, staying patient and ran the rest of the easier sections. At a farmhouse, the path forked and I couldn’t remember which fork. I took the higher one reasoning it would be easier to run back downhill, and it was correct. The next turning over a stile was marked which was a pity, as it was on a downhill tarmac lane and anyone hurrying along could quite easily miss it. Around the hillside of White Gate Pike and back down to another lane; not far now.

       The lane ended at a farmhouse and there was another forked footpath but I couldn’t remember which of these it was. I took the higher one and this time I was wrong but it was easy enough to drop down the short hillside and scramble over the fence. Back onto a lane and past a row of cottages, I realised the mileage was out, I didn’t have another mile to do; I was almost back. I’d smash last years’ time, was sub 4 hrs still possible? I mustered everything to charge down the lane and reach Dovestones but the seconds were disappearing. As I faced the slight rise back up to the sailing club I’d had enough. Entering the clubhouse I was officially timed at 4hrs 1min and delighted – not only had I won my first ever event at the ripe old age of 51 but I was the course record holder (for now). Ha ha. Who’d have thought it?! To my surprise the 2nd runner came in only 2 mins behind me; he’d been eroding my big lead for the last 7 miles.

       No prizes, just a certificate. Shower, change, compare notes with the 3 Saddleworth Runners, and eat! The meat pie was bland, but the selections of cakes were delicious and magically the plate kept refilling. The world outside was surviving the storm. Happy days indeed.


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Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 774 - created on Sat 18/Mar/2017, last modified Mon 27/Mar/2017.

February 2017
Title: MUDDY SHOES Location: Calder Vale, PR3 1SJ Date of event:Sun 12/Feb/2017
Goody Bag

Goody Bag


       What a cracking little event this is! I’ve been nursing a sore achilles for months, and frustrated with the lack of racing and inability to road-run, I decided to have a last-minute pop at this localish off-road race, seeing as the achilles was feeling slightly better. There’s a choice of 11 or 5 mile routes, though the prices are the same at £14.50, which seemed fairly reasonable, but in return we were rewarded with a cracking goody bag of: medal; large chocolate bar; hat; gloves; socks & a bottle of water. In addition to this we also got fed afterwards in the village hall, with pie & mushy pies, a cake & a brew. And it was chip-timed. What a bargain!

       It’s a small event, with only 80 competitors on this occasion, 46 of whom were doing the longer distance.  Starting & finishing in the village of Calder Vale, nestling down in a deep narrow valley, surrounded by lovely countryside, and with no-one in particular to compete against other than myself, it seemed an ideal little test.

       I optimistically put myself right on the front-line, which was a good call - the start was up a steep farm lane, which resembled a Fell Race rather than the Trail Race this promised to be, and it immediately sorted everyone’s abilities out. I was 3rd as we went up through 2 farms before it finally levelled-off, but the front 2 had already opened a substantial gap up, and before long I’d lost sight of them on the twisty and undulating route. The route wasn’t marked, and I hesitated at the next farm, not knowing which direction to head, until the runner immediately behind called-out to me. Over a stile and across a field to a kissing-gate, I hesitated again, this time I let the following runner pass me, so that I could follow, rather than trying to second-guess his heading.

       I usually download off-road race routes to my watch, but hadn’t bothered on this occasion, so I was happy to follow this guy who obviously knew the way; and I’m glad I did, for despite the 4 checkpoints/water stations, and the clearly marked map we’d been given, there’s no way I could have figured this route out on my own whilst maintaining a full race pace. He’d pull away on occasions, especially on uphill sections, but I never lost sight of him, and I’d reel him in again on the flat or downhill.

       It is a lovely scenic route - over firm fields, along country lanes, through woods, down by rivers, and over little rises which gave commanding views. And when all is said and done, it was rather runnable, and with only 800 feet of climbing over the actual 10.1 miles it turned out to be. It was a steepish descent down the field back to Calder Vale, and in my Fell Shoes I was able to reduce the big gap he’d created right down to a couple of strides, but the final little climb to the finish enabled him to beat me by 25 seconds. We’d finished 6 mins behind the 2 young front lads, but 5 mins ahead of the next pair in 5th & 6th. I’d had a far better run that I expected, and my achilles had withstood this particular test. What’s more my girlfriend Maria was 1st in her category. No prizes, but what a great morning!




Team name





Matt Rowat






Sean Davis






Martin Coulthurst


Male Vet 50




Paul Calverley

Accrington RR

Male Vet 50




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Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 773 - created on Wed 15/Mar/2017, last modified Wed 15/Mar/2017.

February 2017
Title: RIBBLE VALLEY 10K Location: Roefield Leisure Centre, Edisford Bridge, BB7 3LA Date of event:Thu 09/Feb/2017


27th Dec, 2016. 1st Road Points Race


       After the cancellation of the 2015 event, due to the extensive flooding in the Ribble Valley that December, it was a welcome return in 2016, for this popular PB course. Slightly surprisingly entries were marginally down on 2014’s record figures, but there were still a very healthy 1,080 runners, and yet another excellent turnout from ARR, of 40 members, as it continues to be our favourite event. And once again, despite the presence of some top quality runners right across the categories (which included Blackburn Harriers' 800 & 1500 mtr Olympian Alison Leonard, and 3 runners went below 30 mins) we did rather well with the prizes too: Graham & Glen were 2nd & 3rd in the V50 Category, and our Ladies team - of Emma, Catherine & Michele – took bronze for the 2nd time running!!

       Chris Walton managed to hold off Graham by a mere 2 secs, to bag maximum points in our 1st Points Race of the season. Glen (after many years of running), managed to bag himself a PB on his 52nd Birthday!  Emma Taylor, after having her massive PB from Trafford 10K removed due to it being re-measured as a short course, only missed that time here by 9 secs. Neil Thompson’s move up to Tuesday’s Group 1 is bringing rewards, this was his 3rd 10K PB of the year! And this was Catherine Derbyshire’s 2nd 10K PB and she was 4th in her category.

       Mark Jackson was one of many making his official debut, which also included: Andrew Figiel; Sadie Speight; Fred Green; Dave Shaw; Gary Carswell; Deborah Benmore; Pamela McCullagh; and Alex Fensome; Welcome to the club! smiley

       This was Keith Robinson’s & Michele Baker’s 2nd 10K PBs of the year too; and Stephen Shackleton’s, whose progress has been formidable. Evergreen Nancy managed a PB too. And Tom, celebrating his 60th birthday, only narrowly missed his PB - yes records do go that far back! wink But Vet 65 Alan Fearnhead bettered even that, smashing his PB from back in 2010. It was nice to see Leslie Readfearn back racing. Louise Slater seems to have the racing bug now and managed her 2nd 10K of the year too. And Geoff & Kath Snape made their annual racing appearance, with Geoff achieving his fastest time since 2013. 


Pos Name Chip Category Cat Pos  
119 CHRIS WALTON 00:36:24 Male 84 SB
121 GRAHAM MORRIS 00:36:26 Mv50 2 SB
134 GLEN GOODWIN 00:37:01 Mv50 3 PB by 3 secs
201 CHRIS HALSTEAD 00:38:48 Male 124 SB
209 EMMA TAYLOR 00:39:03 Female 13 PB by 3 mins 55
267 NEIL THOMPSON 00:40:57 Male 146 PB by 1 min 53
317 CATHERINE DERBYSHIRE 00:42:19 Fv40 4 PB by 57 secs
379 MARK JACKSON 00:43:57 Mv45 40 Debut
383 ANDREW FIGIEL 00:44:00 Mv50 33 Debut
409 PAUL CORRIGAN 00:44:52 Mv40 48  
440 KEITH ROBINSON 00:45:24 Mv45 51 PB by 57 secs
453 DAMIAN FLETCHER 00:45:46 Male 202  
459 MICHELE BAKER 00:46:07 Fv45 10 PB by 38 secs
486 STEPHEN SHACKLETON 00:46:50 Mv50 47 PB by 5 mins 32
494 NANCY BAILEY 00:47:00 Fv50 6 PB by 7 secs
498 SADIE SPEIGHT 00:47:09 Female 31 Debut
522 THOMAS BATTRICK 00:47:41 Mv60 13 Missed PB by just 8 secs
539 KATHARINE GREGSON 00:48:11 Fv40 12  
546 LESLIE READFEARN 00:48:13 Mv60 14  
581 FRED GREEN 00:49:03 Male 229 Debut
601 PETER WARING 00:49:27 Mv55 26 SB
633 ALISON HARGREAVES 00:49:44 Fv50 12  
703 ANGELA TERRY 00:52:08 Fv45 24  
727 ALAN FEARNHEAD 00:52:42 Mv65 10 PB by 1 min 35
729 LOUISE SLATER 00:53:01 Fv45 27 PB by 3 mins 37
743 PAUL JACKSON 00:53:08 Mv65 12 SB
829 JANET HOYLE 00:56:14 Fv55 10  
836 DAVE SHAW 00:56:11 Mv55 43 Debut
839 PAIGE MALLABOURN-EDMONDSON 00:56:34 Female 68  
840 PETER BLACKLEDGE 00:56:50 Mv65 14 SB
862 GARY CARSWELL 00:57:20 Mv45 92 Debut
886 GEOFFREY SNAPE 00:57:12 Mv65 15  
890 DEBORAH BENMORE 00:57:30 Fv50 30 Debut
917 PAMELA MCCULLAGH 00:58:56 Fv40 45 Debut
930 KAREN FIGIEL 00:59:38 Fv50 35  
933 ALEX FENSOME 00:59:41 Fv35 38 Debut
938 RUTH DAWSON 00:59:26 Fv45 46  
1017 COLETTE MALLABOURN 01:03:53 Fv45 56  
1027 KAREN JACKSON 01:04:43 Fv55 16 SB
1079 KATHLEEN SNAPE 01:21:29 Fv60 9  


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Submitted by: Paul Calverley - 772 - created on Tue 14/Mar/2017, last modified Tue 14/Mar/2017.

February 2017
Title: Diary of Events 2017 Location: N/A Date of event:Fri 03/Feb/2017

Diary of Events – 2017


Dec 27 Sun                 Ribble Valley 10k                                                        Club Road Race (1)

Jan7 Sat                    Lancashire XC Championships – Witton                    Cross Country

Jan 15 Sun                  East Lancs Hospice 10k                                             Social Road Race


Feb5 Sun                   Blackburn Winter Warmer                                          Social Road Race                  

Feb 21 Tues                Winter Run/Eat                                                           Winter Run/Eat


Mar4 Sat                   Stan Bradshaw                                                           Fell Race (1)              

Mar 5 Sun                   Ron Hill 10k – Accrington                                          Social Road Race

Mar 19 Sun                 Wigan Half Marathon                                                  Club Road Race (2)

Mar 25 Sat                  Northern Road Relays – Blackpool                            Team Relay   


Apr8 Sat                    Wardle Skyline                                                            Fell Race (2)

Apr 23 Sun                  London Marathon                                                        Major Event

Apr 25 Tues                Summer Run TBA – see website                               Summer Run


May7 Sun                 Hameldon Hill                                                             Fell Race (3)

May 16 Tues               Summer Run TBA – see website                               Summer Run

May 21 Sun                Calderdale Way Relay                                                Team Relay


June1 Thurs              Henderson End                                                           Fell Race (4)

June 4 Sun                  Burnley 10k                                                                 Club Road Race (3)

June 6 Tues                Summer Run TBA – see website                              Summer Run

June 16 Fri                  Barrowford GP 5k                                                      Club Road Race (4)

June 21 Wed               Sabden Trail Race runners & marshals required            Social Trail Race       

June 25 Sun                Bradford Millennium Way Relay                                Team Relay


July4 Tues                 Summer Run TBA – see website– 6.45pm                 Summer Run

July 5 Wed                  Rob Shepherd                                                             Fell Race (5)

July 15 Sat                  Elswick Express                                                         Club Road Race (5)

July 21 Fri                   Athletics Night – Wilsons Track                                     Social Fun Event


Aug2 Wed                 Whittle Pike                                                                 Fell Race (6)

Aug 6 Sun                   Lancaster 10 mile                                                       Club Road Race (6)

Aug 8 Tues                  Handicapped Race – Edisford Br -Clitheroe                 Summer Run

Aug 19 Sat                  Race the Train – North Wales                                    Social Race


Sept5 Tues                Summer Run TBA – see website                               Summer Run

Sept 9 Sat                   Men’s & Ladies 4 & 3 relays - Blackpool                     Road relay

Sept 16 or 23 Sat        Men’s & Ladies 6 & 4 relays - Manchester                   Road relay

Sept 17 Sun                Bury 10k                                                                     Club Road Race (7)

Sept 30 Sat                 Thieveley Pike                                                                        Fell Race (7)


Oct6 Fri                      AGM Meeting – Peel Park Pub                                  Social

Oct 15 Sun                  British Fell & Hill Relay – North Wales                         Team Relay

Oct Sat                        Red Rose League –                                                    Cross Country

Oct 29 Sun                  Accrington 10k we don’t run this event, we marshal the route.           Marshals Please!



Nov 7 Tues                 Winter Run/Eat                                                           Winter Run/Eat

Nov Sat                       Red Rose League                                                       Cross Country

Nov 26 Sun                 Lee Mill Relays – Off Road                                        Team Relay


Dec2 Sat                    Presentation Night –   TBA                                         Social

Dec Sat                       Red Rose League                                                       Cross Country

Dec Sat                       Turkey Trott                                                                Social Race

Dec                             Ribble Valley 10k                                                        Club Road Race 

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 770 - created on Wed 08/Feb/2017, last modified Wed 08/Feb/2017.