RRXC Bolton

Saturday, 18th November 2017

Another safe and slick BUH&AC event was ensured by the volunteers who came forward to set-up, marshal and take down the course – Event Organiser Dean Johnson extends his thanks to all who helped, even the person in charge of the mild and clear weather!

It was also another day of great runs from athletes.

A two-horse race unfolded from start to finish between Blackburn’s Ben Fish and home star Jonny Kay. They broke clear early in the first lap and raced cat-and-mouse right to the finish, with Blue Vest Kay coming in just a second behind but almost 2.5 minutes ahead of third. In doing so, Kay secured the senior men’s title with a race to spare – superb!!

Other notable runs came from junior Declan Toomey (sixth), Frazer Jardine (21st) and Chris Povey (45th) – all making their first appearance in the 2017 series. Evergreen vet John Knowles (13) performed his customary negative splits, whilst Scott Bracey and Derek Smith had good placings again for the squad.

For the third consecutive race, U20 women Katie Oakley and Rachel Bailey improved their overall standings, with Oakley running brilliantly to claim silver. Dropping to fourth at one point, she dug in deep to power round the final mile and finish a relatively comfortable second.

U17 Lewis Aldred’s fifth was the top placed junior, whilst the U11 teams both showed the team ethic with 10 boys and 7 girls competing.

BUH&AC results:

U11 Boys Team 4th – 41 pts
Harvey Kenny 7:03; Sam Hazelwood 7:26; Connor Gettinby 7:28; Samuel Liptrott 7:37; Alfie Dodds 8:22; Marcus Valentine 8:25; Charlie Aldred 9:11; Joseph Rossington 9:26; Zackariyya Aftab 9:45; Oscar Bentley 9:49

U11 Girls Team 7th – 68 pts
Scarlett Thompson 8:03; Mia Makin 8:16; Isobel Hall 8:22; Cloe Bentley-Hughes 8:49; Poppy Dunne 8:50; Kirsten Scaife 10:34; Jessica Swales 10:36

U13 Boys Team 5th – 46 pts
Laurence Britton 12:29; Jason Scaife 12:47; Harry Aldred 13:31; Oisin Behan 13:52; Josh Bentley-Hughes 15:16

U13 Girls Team 9th – 128 pts
Lily Philbin 14:16; Millie Bracey 15:18; Grace Tonge 15:35; Hannah Swales 15:41

U15 Boys Team 7th – 95 pts
Ben Pickford 16:14; Sam Aldred 18:39; Ruairi Behan 20:35

U15 Girls
Roisin Riley 22:31

U17 Boys
Lewis Aldred 20:27

U17 Girls
Molly Philbin 26:06

Women’s Team 13th – 140 pts
Katie Oakley 21:48; Rachel Bailey 24:32; Jane Lim 40:05

Men’s Team 2nd – 128 pts
Jonathon Kay 34:42; Declan Toomey 37:38; John Knowles 38:22; Frazer Jardine 40:31; Chris Povey 43:10; Mark Wolstencroft 43:22; Ste Bonney 43:22; Craig Kenny 43:47; Andrew Doyle 47:33; Lee Petch 51:18; Scott Bracey 51:54; Derek Smith 54:26



Series Results (after Match 3)

Annual General Meeting 2017


AGM Featured LogoThe Annual General Meeting is to start at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5th December 2017 in the Indoor Track at Leverhulme Park.

The AGM is an important event that occurs once a year. Some administrative issues are discussed, and any new proposals (e.g. any changes to the Club’s Constitution & Club Rules) and positions on the Club’s General Committee are voted on.

The General Committee invites ALL eligible members to attend the AGM as your input is needed to make decisions that will affect the club over the next 12 months and beyond, and to agree who should be on your Committee. Eligible ‘paid-up’ members are Seniors aged 18 and over, Juniors aged under 18 accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, and Life Members.

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