Alex’s Newpaper Report – 8th June

The Wesham team in the Inter Club Fell Series at the Edenfield Fell race on Sunday

The Edenfield Fell Race on Sunday was the second round in the Inter Club series with Blackpool, Chorley, Lytham, Preston, red Rose and Thornton. This was 10.3 km and 477 metres of climb. Alek Walker was the first Wesham finisher coming in 29th and 3rd M40 in a time of 56:01. Carl Groome was 62nd and 5th M55 in 1:01:26 with Dan Hounslea 72nd in 1:02:55. Steve Myerscough finished 85th and 13th M50 in 1:03:56; and Ian Nicholls Hogg 110th in 1:08:04. Mick Edge placed 16th M60 in 137th place overall with 1:13:49. John Collier won the M70 category for the second time this week with 1:13:54 for 139th place. Kay Twist came in 32nd woman and 4th W50 in 1:18:03, 152nd overall, and James Danson was 13th M55 and 167th overall in 1:22:18. Martin Bates 189th 5th M65 1:44:12 Carmel Sullivan fell at 2 miles and withdrew but despite much pain and bruising she escaped breaking any bones.

Last week saw a peak in the number of races taking place and Wesham members were out and about at a number of varying events.

The main action for the week for Wesham was the Summer 10k, run over the same course from Lea Town and Salwick as is used for the Wesham 10k in November, except this occurrence is on a Wednesday evening. On a fine and warm evening with a stiff breeze 233 runners completed the race with newly transferred Rob Danson winning by a clear margin of one minute and 44 seconds in 32:16, a good performance in the conditions and a welcome return to form for the new Preston Harrier. Wesham’s Adam Wilding finished 3rd with a time of 33:57, his second-best performance behind his winning run in last week’s Pilling 10k.  Tom Bamber was 5th in 35:44 to place 2nd M40. Jamie Houghton finished 7th in 36:57 on his first accurately measured 10k and taking some 47 minutes off his previous time in the Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k last month. Lee Nixon placed 20th in 38:54 for 4th M40 and Steve Myerscough was 2nd M50 and 26th overall with 39:39. Alek Walker was pacing for 40 minutes and came in accurately with 39:55 for 32nd place. Les Cornwall was 39th in 40:41 and Dan Eyre ran 40:57 for 3rd M45 and 41st overall with Dan Hounslea 44th in 41:34. Bradley Flatt was 55th in 42:29 with Lee Barlow 6th M50 and 60th overall in 43:30. James Remnant came in 67th in 44:22 and Tom Crabtree was bob on 45:00 as a pacer in 78th place. Close behind Mick Edge came in 5th M60 and 79th overall in 45:09 with Ian Garrod 7th M60 and 102nd in 46:58. 118 Emma Lund was 17th Woman and 4th W40 in 49:14, 128th overall. John Collier won the M70 age category in 49:39 for 130th place, and Stuart Mulrooney was 130th in 49:53 Martin Bates finished 3rd M65 and 132nd in 50:04 with George Kennedy 4th M65 in 50:59 for 141st overall. Stephen Twist took 7th M55 in 51:43 for 147th and David Barnes was 12th M60 and 159th in 53:11. Peter Rooney finished 7th M65 and 166th overall in 53:56 with John Naylor on the hour pace crossing the line accurately in 59:51 for 200th position. Andy Moore was 203rd in 1:00:39. The leading woman was Michelle Chadwick in 31st place with 39:53 to add the win to Preston Harriers’ tally for the day.

Martin Bates continued on Thursday evening with the Run Media City 5km for May on Salford Quays 5km where he finished 46th in 24:54 for 1st M65.

There were 33 Wesham members running a parkrun on Saturday morning at local venues and several much further afield. Ian Nichols Hogg and Mary Lois Cortes travelled to the origin of parkrun in Bushy Park in Kingston-upon-Thames to run in the 987th event to clock 22:02 for an SM30 age graded performance of 59.00% and 38:44 for a W35 graded 39.07%. Nearer home in Preston Nigel Shepherd ran a good 21:19 for his best 5km in 9 months for an M65 age graded 79.44%. Tom Nicholson clocked 25:50 for SM30 50.19%. nestling under the M61 in Worsley Woods parkrun Martin Bates ran 24:49 for his third run in 4 days for M65 68.84%. At home in Chester-Le-Street Emma Brook ran 28:11 at the Riverside run for W40 54.58%, and in Penrith as a First Timer Jamie Houghton ran the second fastest time of 17:51 for an age graded 72.27%. David Taylor ran in Victoria Park in Widnes with the Wesham parkrun Tourists for the 6th fastest time of 17:16 for M35 77.32%. Vicky Gore ran 23:32 for 5th woman with W45 69.55% and Steven Gore was just behind in 23:36 for M40 59.18%. At home in Lytham Hall there was a good Wesham turnout with Adam Wilding running the fastest time of 18:02 for 72.09% with Dan Bolton third fastest in 18:24 with 70.11%. Carl Groome was 11th in 20:32 for M55 74.84% and John Naylor after his Brathay 10-in-10 came in with a good 23:24 for M40 59.69%. Alan Edgar returned 23:52 for M40 58.52%; Mark Holton had 24:36 for M45 58.06%; Jonathan Lawson ran 24:48 for M55 62.50% with Stephen Twist on M55 62.91% with his time of 24:51. Elliot Costello recorded 27:02 for 47.97%; Alona Versinina clocked 27:53 with W35 53.97%; Andy Moore was on 28:54 with M60 56.46%; Carly Edgar ran 29:11 for W40 53.11% with Anne Berry running 31:01 for W60 63.46%. Tracy Clare timed in at 37:01 for 40.16% with Kerry Eccles and Sue Rigby running together for 42:53 and W50 39.10% and W60 45.90%. Phil Leaver power walked 43:04 for M70 40.94%. Down Wrexham way in Erddig Hall Mike Eyre ran 26:15 for M60 62.16% and Helen Eyre was on 31:30 for W55 59.89%. back home on Fleetwood Promenade Steve Myerscough was 10th fastest in 19:47 for M50 74.56%; Sue Coulthurst was 3rd fastest female in 21:46 for W55 83.15%; George Kennedy ran a good 23:10 for an M65 graded 73.09%, and Alan Hudson timed an excellent 24:49 for M70 75.08%.