SELCC Oldham

Saturday, 16th December 2017

Bolton United Harriers’ first participation as an affiliated club to the South East Lancs Cross Country League saw a great effort by those involved.

The fixture at Oldham’s Tandle Hill was in arctic conditions, with a number of top 5 places achieved. Leading the way in the U11 boys’ race was Harvey Kenny’s third place, with Sam Philbin 11th, Sam Liptrott 15th, Alfie Dodds 28th and Joseph Rossington 33rd helping the team secure bronze overall. Scarlett Thompson battled hard to gain 16th place in the U11 girls, with Cloe Bentley-Hughes well placed too in 24th.

Laurence Britton, building on his strong performances in the Red Rose XC, races gained an impressive third place in the U13 boys race, with Oisin Behan in 12th, Ethan Wallace in 16th and Joshua Bentley-Hughes in 18th, helping the team gain silver. Lily Philbin put in a strong performance to finish 8th in the U13 girls and a brave performance from Hannah Swales saw her finish 18th, despite feeling under the weather.

In the U17 ladies, Molly Philbin enjoyed her run, finishing 3rd. Rachel Bailey also continued her good form, placing 2nd in the U20 ladies. Lastly, Paul Mills finished 22nd overall in the men’s race and second in the V50 category, just one second off first.

Team Manager said, “It was an outstanding effort by all representing the club – it was pretty cold with tough underfoot conditions!”

U11 Boys Team 3rd – 29 pts
Harvey Kenny 9:40; Sam Philbin 10:48; Sam Liptrott 11:04; Alfie Dodds 12:03; Joseph Rossington 13:50

U11 Girls
Scarlett Thompson 12:41; Cloe Bentley-Hughes 13:53

U13 Boys Team 2nd – 29 pts
Laurence Britton 15:55; Oisin Behan 17:24; Ethan Wallace 19:18; Joshua Bentley-Hughes 19:46

U13 Girls
Lily Philbin 17:57; Hannah Swales 23:03

U17 Girls
Molly Philbin 22:22

U20 Women
Rachel Bailey 32:58

Senior Men
Paul Mills 51:12

 

Results

CL5K 2018 Details

Announcement:

The next Central Lancashire 5K gets the CLGP season underway on Sunday, 18th February 2018 at Leverhulme Park.

As part of the Central Lancashire Grand Prix, it is expected to reach capacity, so runners are advised to enter early and avoid disappointment (cost is £7 for those affiliated to a running club, or £10 for unaffiliated). Entry is available on the day to CLGP-club members only, SUBJECT TO THE RACE LIMIT. Please note it does not form part of the NMAC Championships this season.

Entry and race details are on the link below:
http://www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk/central-lancashire-5k/

To check if you are registered to race, click the link below:
http://www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk/central-lancashire-5k-entrants/

BUH&AC look forward to seeing y’all there for the start of the 2018 series. We’ve ordered up some nice weather (allegedly)!

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BUH&AC members – if you cannot race but can spare 3 hours of your time to volunteer with marshalling, registration and finish area duties, please get in touch with Richard Clegg ASAP!

Myerscough 10M & Lancaster HM

Sunday, 3rd December 2017

From Bilsborrow, near Preston, the Myerscough 10M saw Tommy Harrison finish second in 54:02.

In the 315 Lancaster Half Marathon, Matthew Walker clocked 1:18:23 for fifth, whilst Simon Dally’s 1:19:57 was eighth.

Results (10M)

Results (HM)

RRXC Rossendale

Saturday, 2nd December 2017

The fell-ish Marl Pits hosted the Red Rose finale as usual, with wet conditions underfoot and muddy steep descents as expected. As Team Manager Dean Johnson says, “If you can run through mud and rain and hills, you can take on and conquer whatever else may come along.”

Today, John Knowles’ 14th saw him second in the veteran’s series and seventh overall in the open men’s – a sterling result, whilst Rachel Bailey’s 24th saw her finish third in the U20 series’ standing and 20th overall. Their podiums meant they join Jonny Kay and Katie Oakley, who did not race but had already clinched the series first and third spots respectively. Bolton’s Men also took the series’ Team runners-up spot.

For the juniors, there were multiple series counters (those who have completed at least three of the four races) – an impressive achievement, with top ten positions being taken by Harvey Kenny (U11), Laurence Britton (U13) and Lewis Aldred (U17); U11 Scarlett Thompson’s 13th was very close. Congratulations to all.

The BUH&AC squad today included:

U11 Boys Team 7th – 123 pts
Harvey Kenny 7:08; Sam Philbin 8:16; Alfie Dodds 8:42; Joseph Rossington 9:24 

U11 Girls Team 10th – 102 pts
Scarlett Thompson 8:14; Poppy Dunne 9:26; Cloe Bentley-Hughes 9:41

U13 Boys Team 6th – 53 pts
Laurence Britton 10:05; Jason Scaife 10:44; Harry Aldred 11:01; Joshua Bentley-Hughes 12:25

U13 Girls
Lily Philbin 11:29; Hannah Swales 12:41

U15 Boys
Ben Pickford 16:59; Sam Aldred 18:56

U17 Boys
Lewis Aldred 20:26

U17 Girls
Molly Philbin 26:17

U20 Women
Rachel Bailey 25:31

Men’s Team 8th – 423 pts
John Knowles 33:39; Paul Mills 37:13; Nicholas Howarth 40:35; Craig Kenny 40:39; Andrew Doyle 41:07; Lee Petch 46:56

Results (Race)
Results (Series)

Photos – Juniors (RunningPix)
Photos – Seniors (RunningPix)

 

Elsewhere, Karl Darcy’s 33:32 was sixth of the 416 field at the Manchester Area Cross Country League fixture at the University Playing Fields.

Results

BUH&AC 2018 Awards

Here’s a 2018 date for your diary. Don’t worry, there’s no special training required for this – it’s a social!

The BUH&AC Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 2nd February 2018.

Please can ALL WINNERS from last year RETURN THEIR MAIN TROPHY to Becca O’Keefe, Ian Jakeway or your coach by the end of December.

VENUE & TICKETS
The venue is Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton, BL2 6RL. Doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start.

There’ll be the awards ceremony (obviously!), a choice of food, disco and a few surprises for good measure. This is a Club-wide event bringing together all the age-groups and disciplines for an evening’s entertainment.

Tickets, priced £6 for Adults and £4 for under-16s, can be purchased from the indoor track foyer on Club nights. Those shortlisted for awards have priority on availability (1 plus 1 guest) from 4th January, with the remaining tickets going on open sale from Thursday 11th January.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Besides the laughter, there is a serious side to the event – honouring the significant achievements and performances of club members throughout 2017.

Nominations for awards can be done using forms obtained from the track or online below. We’d like to receive as many suggestions as possible to do full justice to the many great performances and successes in a blue vest this year.

A shortlist of potential recipients in each award and age-group class will appear ahead of the ceremony.

There are a few conditions to nominating:
– Any BUH&AC member can nominate, but nominees CANNOT be family relatives.
– Members can nominate different potential winners in the same category
  e.g. Jack and John in u15 Male Athlete of the Year
– Members can nominate the same potential winners in different qualifying categories
  e.g. u15 Male Athlete of the Year AND Male Thrower of the Year
– The nomination period will run till the last Thursday before Christmas.

There are a total of 32 awards – 16 each for males and females, in the following categories:
Senior athlete of the year
Veteran athlete of the year
Under 17 athlete of the year
Under 15 athlete of the year
Under 13 athlete of the year
Under 11 athlete of the year
Under 9 athlete of the year
Under 7 athlete of the year
Most Improved U17 athlete of the year
Most Improved athlete of the year
Sprinter of the year
Distance Track athlete of the year
Thrower of the year
Jumper/vaulter/hurdler of the year
Road runner of the year
Cross Country runner of the year

Award Nomination FormA BUH&AC Annual Awards Nomination Form can be downloaded by clicking on the image (right). Some will also be available to pick up at the Front Desk. It contains two forms and a list of categories, but please use one form per nominee and post it in to the nominations box with the BUH&AC Front Desk team or give it to Becca O’Keeffe, Frazer Jardine or Ian Jakeway.

Alternatively, you can email your nominations, which must include the four fields as on the physical form, to: Frazer Jardine at awards@boltonunitedharriers.co.uk.

The voting deadline has been set to Thursday, 21st December 2017.

This is one BUH&AC event you will not want to miss – we hope to see you there!

London Marathon Places 2018

Announcement:

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The Club has secured a number of places for members to participate in the London Marathon 2018. Closing date for these places is TBC 7th December. After this date the places will be allocated.

Members are now invited to apply for one of those places. Please contact Lesley Harwood, Tina Holt or Dean Johnson, via email or at the track, indicating which criteria you meet.

The full policy can be found here, though a summary is below. Initially, the allocation of places will only be to members who fulfil all of the following criteria:
1. They have been a member of the Club for a minimum of 12 months;
2. They have received a rejection slip from their personal application for a place in the forthcoming London Marathon;
3. They were not allocated a club place in the previous THREE London Marathons.
In the absence of point 3 being fulfilled…
4. …read as above but for the previous TWO London Marathons, then the previous ONE London Marathon.

If more members who meet the above eligibility criteria apply than there are places available, then a countback will take place on criteria; a ballot will be undertaken by Dean/Lesley if there are still more members than available places at a particular level for allocation. If, however, there are more allocated places available than there are members who fulfil the above eligibility criteria, then each member who meets the above eligibility criteria will be allocated a place and any remaining places will be allocated to members on the following basis:
Those who fulfil criteria 1 & 2 above; then.
Those who fulfil criteria 1 above.
If, at any stage of this process, there are more applicants than there are places, then a ballot will be undertaken.

Preston 10M

Sunday, 19th November 2017

In fresh, bright conditions, Karl Darcy clocked 51:24 to cross the line convincingly ahead of the rest of the 565 field, having set the pace along with Mike Cayton (who retired due to a niggling injury).

Tommy Harrison broke the 54-minutes barrier with 53:46, looking smooth all the way. He finished strongly to almost snatch a podium spot,  missing out by a solitary second.

1 Karl Darcy 51:24
4 Tommy Harrison 53:46

Results

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

 

Results

Series Results (after Match 3)

Annual General Meeting 2017

Announcement:

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.

Further details of the AGM, including positions on the Committee and nomination forms, can be found here (click the link): http://www.boltonunitedharriers.co.uk/agm-information-2017.

RRXC Chorley

Saturday, 11th November 2017

A 49-strong squad represented BUH&AC across the age-groups today in proper cross country conditions – muddy underfoot!

Karl Darcy, Jonny Kay and Chorley’s Luke Betts set off at a fast pace to completely string the 250 field out immediately. Kay then took it on going into the second large lap and was able to extend his lead further on the final lap, coming in 30 seconds clear of Salford’s Chris Livesey. Darcy, held off Betts’ challenge for third over the 9.9km, but was second in the standings due to Salford’s non-counter status. Blackburn pipped BUH&AC to the team prize by 31 points despite strong runs from counters Tommy Harrison (11), John Knowles (14), Simon Dally (44) and Dom Gavin (47).

Katie Oakley built upon her last XC outing to rise to the podium, with Leigh duo Laura Riches and U20 rival Olivia Stones claiming the top two spots. Fellow U20 Rachel Bailey also improved her relative position, coming 31st of the 151 field.

For the juniors, Laurence Britton was the top-placed Blue Vest with his seventh in the U13 Boy’s race, whilst Scarlett Thompson’s 18th led the U11 Girls. Steady progress was clear from the times of both U17 Girls – Molly Philbin and Francesca Fordham, and the number of U11 Boys – 11, impressed team manager Dean Johnson, who himself enjoyed the conditions so much he decided to bathe in them!

U11 Boys Team 5th – 51 pts
Harvey Kenny 6:36; Sam Hazelwood 6:41; Connor Gettinby 6:59; Samuel Liptrott 7:07; Sam Philbin 7:28; Alfie Dodds 7:52; Marcus Valentine 8:05; Charlie Aldred 8:14; Joseph Rossington 8:42; Zackariyya Aftab 9:14

U11 Girls Team 9th – 78 pts
Scarlett Thompson 8:36; Mia Makin 8:44; Isobel Hall 8:48; Cloe Bentley-Hughes 9:10; Poppy Dunne 9:30

U13 Boys Team 8th – 83 pts
Laurence Britton 10:52; Oisin Behan 12:13; Joshua Bentley-Hughes 13:10; Matthew Wilkinson 13:35

U13 Girls Team 10th – 153 pts
Lily Philbin 12:31; Millie Bracey 13:22; Hannah Swales 13:40; Sofia Aftab 14:19

U15 Boys
Ben Pickford 17:25; Ruairi Behan 20:01

U15 Girls
Roisin Riley 22:55

U17 Boys
Lewis Aldred 18:10; Chris Peacock 20:58

U17 Girls
Molly Philbin 22:28; Francesca Fordham 23:56

Women’s Team 14th – 172 pts
Katie Oakley 19:31; Rachel Bailey 22:24; Jane Lim 34:42

Men’s Team 2nd – 105 pts
Jonathon Kay 35:59; Karl Darcy 36:38; Tommy Harrison 38:40; John Knowles 39:56; Simon Dally 42:48; Dominic Gavin 43:06; Paul Mills 43:55; Jack Heggie 45:44; Ste Bonney 46:40; Dean Johnson 48:09; Craig Kenny 49:03; Nicholas Howarth 49:39; Andrew Doyle 50:03; Scott Bracey 56:09; Derek Smith 58:25

Results

 

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K

Sunday, 5th November 2017

All six Blue Vests finished sub-40 in the 10K at Leeds Abbey today, with some big PBs to boot. Jonny Kay and Karl Darcy travelled with a realistic aim of breaking 31 minutes – the latter actually managed it with a fantastic race, whilst the former was a little disappointed in missing his target given it doesn’t reflect the shape he’s in, but it was still a great time. That Tommy Harrison’s 32.40 was not in the top 100 reflects on the quality of the competition; Dom Gavin went sub-36 and there was another giant stride taken by the ever-improving Katie Oakley with sub-38! Craig Kenny, out of action for much of the year through injury also put in a good shift to come home in 39.54.

BUH&AC results amongst the 8895 field:
31 Karl Darcy 30:52
42 Jonothan Kay 31:16
118 Tommy Harrison 32:40
303 Dominic Gavin 35:44
473 Katie Oakley 37:53
704 Craig Kenny 39:54

Results

Through The Villages

Sunday, 5th November 2017

Amongst the 282 field from Wheelton:
9 Seamus Walker 3 M45 51:36
21 Mark Wolstencroft 2 M50 54:47
22 Stephen Bonney 7 M45 54:53
26 Chris Pickford 3 M40 55:27
129 Lesley Heyes 2 F50 1:08:28

Results

Accrington 10K

Sunday, 29th October 2017

The new ‘quicker’ Accrington 10K saw John Grimshaw clock 51:30 for 207th of the 525 field.

Results

RRXC Bolton – Volunteers Needed

red_rose_logoPLEASE HELP! Our home fixture for the Red Rose Cross Country (RRXC) is on Saturday 18th November.

As ever, it requires marshals to ensure a safe and slick event, and assistance to put up and take down the course. Some volunteers will be down at Leverhulme from 7am to 5pm, but if you can spare some time to give back to the club, the crucial period is 11am-ish to 3.30pm. Please ask family and friends. There needs to be about 15 marshals and others for random roles.

Please let DEAN JOHNSON know if you can assist before the race day to aid his planning. For those unaware, he’s the chap you got your RRXC numbers from! You can also contact him via email at RRXC@boltonunitedharriers.co.uk.

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 WOLSTENCROFT 1:22:38
241 Jack HEGGIE 1:26:49
225 Stephen BONNEY 1:26:26
2961 John GRIMSHAW 1:55:42

Results

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

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, coordinator Dave Shaw was looking for a good showing in the hotly contested competition. Tom Lancashire, returning from holiday, took the first leg spot and, despite his lack of race fitness showing, came in 20th place to set the team up well. Jonny Kay had a good run to maintain the position before Karl Darcy’s 18.34 launched Tony Valentine in 21st position. Tommy Harrison then stretched the legs that carried him to the CLGP series’ individual title, with John Knowles showing his usual reliability to dig deep and hold on to the Top 30 spot.

The Blue Vests finished 30th of the 83 teams – a 20 place improvement from last year and significantly, seventh of all the Northern teams from the qualifiers a fortnight ago. Superb!

BUH&AC Senior Men 30th of 83 – 1:53:49
Thomas Lancashire (20) 17:57
Jonothan Kay (20) 18:20
Karl Darcy (21) 18:34
Anthony Valentine (25) 19:55
Tommy Harrison (29) 19:19
John Knowles (30) 19:44

Results

Elsewhere, Simon Dally snaffled a silver medal of the 269 finishers in the West Coast Half Marathon at Lytham St Annes, clocking 78:39 despite being sent the wrong way again by marshals, adding a minute to his time!

Results

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 muddy conditions; junior Rachel Bailey was the first for the women’s team.

The team was boosted by several athletes returning for the first time this season in dedication to Geoff Knowles and it was a hint of what might have been, as BUH&AC finished without the A Team prize for the first time in seven years with Burnden Roadrunners taking a clean sweep of the four titles. Individually, Tommy Harrison claimed the Men’s overall series’ victory, whilst Ken Fowler (M60) joined Mills as category winners.

BUH&AC results: Paul Mills 31:01; Christian Pickford 31:47; Dean Johnson 34:00; Gary Jones 35:10; Nick Howarth 35:44; David Chrystal 35:45; Cameron Donnelly 35:52; Ian Gregory 37:25; Rachel Bailey 38:03; Andrew Gallagher 39:17; John Grimshaw 41:28; Alex Donnelly 41:59; Cath Jones 42:44; Adrienne Fisher 45:38; Gail Harrison 45:47; Gerard Tucker 51:00; Jane Jim 61:46

Results

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 next weekend in the final round at Astley & Tydesley’s popular Gin Pit 5M. Black ribbons are being worn by BUH&AC runners in memory of Geoff Knowles, with donations to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

BUH&AC results: Simon Dally 29:49; David Chrystal 34:53; Dean Johnson 35:09; Ken Fowler 35:30; Gary Jones 35:47; John Grimshaw 42:42

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