RRXC Leigh

Saturday, 14th October 2017

A 46-strong squad represented BUH&AC across the age-groups, with some sterling performances that pleased Team Manager Dean Johnson.

Jonny Kay won the Men’s race of approx 6.4 miles – just over half a minute ahead of Blackburn’s Tim Raynes (who had won the fixture last year). Controlling the race from the front and comfortable with the early pace, he was able to break clear on the second lap and relax home third. A few Harriers were missing due to the Manchester Half Marathon, but the team managed to finish eight, with second-counter Paul Mills (37) emphasising his progress in the M50 category.

In the women’s race, Katie Oakley had a breakthrough result, finishing fifth overall in the Women’s race (and third U20), having come 31st in the fixture last year – a tremendous improvement. It also promises to be a good XC season for fellow U20 Rachel Bailey as she finished 25th of the 125 field.

For the juniors, Harvey Kenny was the top-placed Blue Vest with his sixth in the U11 race, whilst the U13 Boys and U17 Girls both finished second in the Team standings, with Laurence Britton and Molly Philbin leading the way respectively.

U11 Boys Team 4th – 57 pts
Harvey Kenny 7:44; Sam Hazelwood 8:24; Connor Gettinby 8:29; Samuel Liptrott 8:35; Marcus Valentine 9:19; Charlie Aldred 9:30; Alfie Dodds 9:41; Jamie Greenhalgh 10:00; Joseph Rossington 10:10; Finn Coop 10:58

U11 Girls Team 5th – 59 pts
Isobel Hall 9:05; Poppy Dunne 9:16; Jessica Swales 9:20; Cloe Bentley-Hughes 9:28; Kirsten Scaife 11:42

U13 Boys Team 2nd – 33 pts
Laurence Britton 10:49; Jason Scaife 10:59; Harry Aldred 11:22; Oisin Behan 11:36; Matthew Wilkinson 13:12; Bentley 13:27; Christopher Fordham 13:40

U13 Girls Team 9th – 140 pts
Lily Philbin 12:02; Hannah Swales 13:06; Sofia Aftab 14:38

U15 Boys Team 7th – 108 pts
Ben Pickford 14:35; Ruairi Behan 15:54; Sam Aldred 16:47

U15 Girls
Roisin Riley-Burke19:14

U17 Boys
Lewis Aldred 20:12; Chris Peacock 22:07

U17 Girls Team 2nd – 29 pts
Molly Philbin 24:46; M Erzan-Essien 25:18; Francesca Fordham 25:48

Women’s Team 10th – 99 pts
Katie Oakley 21:33; Rachel Bailey 24:14; Abigail Johnson 28:38; Jane Lim 40:08

Men’s Team 8th – 280 pts
Jonathon Kay 34:46; Paul Mills 41:36; Chris Povey 42:01; Craig Kenny 43:57; Dean Johnson 44:40; Chris Pickford 44:53; Nicholas Howarth 47:22; Ken Fowler 47:45

Results

  • Greater Manchester HM

    Sunday, 15th October 2017 Some excellent times and PBs over 13.1 miles today, though with four variations of our club name entered, no wonder the team prize wasn’t under threat! BUH&AC times: 32 Karl DARCY 1:13:16 50 Thomas HARRISON 1:14:47 78 John KNOWLES 1:18:07 109 Dominic GAVIN 1:20:50 145 Mark read more

  • National Road Relays

    Saturday, 7th October 2017 Birmingham’s Sutton Park was the setting for the ERRA championships over 6 stages for the Senior Men. All six legs were over 5.88km in what is a tough undulating course with a stiff first uphill mile. With possibly the strongest team assembled for many a year, read more

  • Gin Pit 5M

    Sunday, 1st October 2017 Paul Mills impressively led home the 17-strong squad of Blue Vests at the CLGP finale today, finishing 15th overall and clinching the series’ M50 title in the process. Chris Pickford was hot on his heels whilst endurance coach Dean Johnson was third counter in wet and read more

  • Swinton 5.25M

    Sunday, 24th September 2017 Six Blue Vests completed the penultimate CLGP race at Swinton today. Ken Fowler wrapped up the M60 series by winning the race category, whilst Simon Dally maintained his record of winning the M45 category in every CLGP he has competed in. A better turnout is anticipated read more

  • Bury 10K

    Sunday, 17th September 2017 Amongst the 1626 field, Blue Vest finishers were: 53 Craig Kenny 40:56 68 David Chrystal 41:45 209 Cameron Donnelly 44:59 277 Mary Cheung 47:51 382 John Grimshaw 50:36 406 Alex Donnelly 49:53 1200 Gerard Tucker 1:03:54 Results read more