Monday, 5 December 2016

2016 Roll of Honour

Voted by the members

Male Runner of the Year - Tim Campbell
Female Runner of the Year - Jackie Price
Most Improved Runner - Kerry Lomas
Male Triathlete of the Year - Brendan Loughrey
Female Triathlete of the Year - Michelle Fairclough
Spirit of A&T - Jon Hall

Voted by committee

Performance of the Year - Vanessa Thomson (Manchester Half Marathon)
Achievement of the Year - Brendan Loughrey (Ironman swim)

Tony Foster Memorial Shield for Outstanding Achievement - Simon Ford (Bob Graham Round)

Marls Pits XC by Gary Stevens

It was 'Super Saturday' which means 2 things, Marls Pits and the club Xmas do.
You either love it or hate it depending how sadistic you are, but either way it's the race you remember the most over the season.

First it was the ladies race. Jackie had another cracker to finish in 23.57, following by Sue 25.02 and Linda 26.39.  Kay was next in 31.36 followed by Clare 33.05, who was captured sitting in the mud through the woods.

In the mens race Tim had a superb race to finish 1st V40 in 31.09, followed Neil 34.29 and Simon 35.19.  Gareth Jones 37.48 just got the better of Mark Collins 38.08.  Dave (38.50) doing his first Marls Pits took a tumble on the hill but just got the better of Gary 39.19 and Scott 39.42.

Mike Carter doing his first ever XC described it as the 'hadest thing he had ever done' clocking 40.29 with Phil finishing well in 41.51.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A&T X-Country – by Mark Riches

The next race in this year’s x-country champs is this Saturday (3rd) at Marl Pits Rossendale; Sat Nav:  BB4 7SN

This is a Red Rose race and I have entered those people who raced on the country last year plus anyone who didn’t race last year but asked to be entered. If you ran at previous races at LSV, Witton Park or Leverhulme Park you should wear the same number otherwise come and find Neil Hughes (who is standing in for me as I am working at the Etihad) and he will let you have a number in exchange for £5!

If you have not been entered you can still enter on the day but, for Red Rose only, will have to go to registration and pay £6 to get a number

Start times - ladies 1:35 pm & men 2:15 pm

Course map is on the website

If you need clarification on anything before Saturday, I can be contacted on