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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Turkey Trot Results


29th December
Out and back guided busway
Very Frosty

With Handicaps

1. Cath Worsley 24.51
2. Louise Simpson 25.20
3. Neil Hughes 25.29
4. Stu Livesey 25.42
5. Gary Stevens 25.50
6. Mark Collins 25.51
7. Sue Fletcher 26.00
8. Simon Ford 26.06
9. Tim Campbell 26.07
10. Shaun Moran 26.30
11. Gareth Jones 26.41
12. Mark Riches 26.45
13. Chris Bennett 26.51
14. Rebecca Clark 27.15
15. Kerry Lomas 27.32

Without Hanicaps

1. Tim Campbell 18.07
2. Neil Hughes 18.59
3. Gary Stevens 19.20
4. Simon Ford 19.36
5. Stu Livesey 19.42
6. Mark Collins 19.51
7. Gareth Jones 20.26
8. Mark Riches 20.45
9. Shaun Moran 21.30
10. Chris Bennett 21.51
11. Sue Fletcher 22.30
12. Louise Simpson 23.39
13. Cath Worsley 24.06
14. Kerry Lomas 26.47
15. Rebecca Clark 27.15


AGM

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Friday 3rd February 2017
 
I hereby give notice that the 2017 AGM will take place at Miners Welfare Institute, Gin Pit Village on Friday 3rdFebruary starting at 20:00
 
The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be:
 
·         to receive the Annual Reports of the Committee
·         receive the audited Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet
·         elect the Officers and Committee for the ensuing year
·         consider any amendments to the Constitution Rules of which due notice has been given to all members.
 
The Constitution is in the ‘contact us’ section of the A&T website 
 
Any proposed change to any rule contained within this Constitution should be notified to Mark Riches as Club Secretary (mark.riches@talk21.com) by Friday 13th January in order that all members shall have sufficient notice of the proposal
 
Furthermore, if you wish to stand for any of the roles listed below; please notify Mark on the above email no later than Friday 20th January
 
      Club Secretary
      Treasurer
      Road Captain
      Race Organiser
      Membership Secretary
      Tri Captain
      Head Coach (option to join committee)
      Fell Captain 
      Cross-country Captain (option to join committee)
      Ultra-running Captain
      IT manager (non-committee)

Monday, 26 December 2016

Turkey Trot Handicaps

Here are the handicaps for the Turkey Trot on Thursday 29th.
Please be at the Gin Pit car park at 9.45am and we'll do the half mile warm up to the guided bus way before we explain the 5k course.
We will do the presentation at the Gin Pit after the event around 11am.
Please don't forget each runner must bring a bottle, chocolates, unwanted xmas present for the prize fund.
As the race is on the 29th this year, fancy dress is not required, unless you really want to do 5K race down the bus lane dressed as Santa!!

I will try and record your times but please remember to bring your own watch.

Scratch - Rebecca Clark

45 seconds - Cath Worsley & Kerry Lomas

1 min 45 - Louise Simpson

3 mins 30 - Sue Fletcher

3 mins 45 - Paul Basnett

5 mins - Chris Bennett

5 mins 30 - Mike Carter & Steve Coleman

6 mins - Mark Riches, Stu Livesey, Mark Collins

6 mins 15 - Gareth Jones

6 mins 30 - Gary Stevens & Neil Hughes, Simon Ford

8 mins - Tim Campbell

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Turkey Trot Update


Hi all,

The course for the Turkey Trot on Thursday 29th December will be an out and back 5k course on the guided bus way.  I did a recce of the course yesterday and it should be a fast one.

We will still meet at the Gin Pit club (around 9.45am) and do a group warm up to the bus lane. 

Don't forget that everyone who takes part 'must' bring a prize for the presentation.

I will blog the handicaps on or around boxing day when i have the final entry list.

If you wish to take part please drop me a message on facebook or email stevensgary@hotmail.com

Cheers, Gary

Thanks for the nominations

Hi everyone, I feel I need to thank everybody who voted for me at this years awards especially as I was not there to receive them,

Unfortunately I could not be there on the night so when Lynn turned up at my house the next day I was shocked to find out what I had won,

I am very flattered to have received both awards, there have been some great achievements at the club this year, Dave Sloan 100 miler, and John lee and Chris scholes smashing there first ironman to name a few,

I am honoured and very grateful to receive achievement of the year and triathlete of the year but I would of felt a little embarrassed receiving them knowing how how hard the above Named people had worked for almost a year to acheive there goal,
So thanks to all who voted for me I really am grateful, sorry I couldn't be there.


Brendan Loughrey

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 www.redrosecrosscountry.co.uk/

If you need clarification on anything before Saturday, I can be contacted on mark.riches@talk21.com

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Liverpool XC by Gary Stevens


On a busy weekend of races just 8 A&T'ers made the journey to compete in the Liverpool XC at Sefton Park which incorporates the Great Britain European trials, meaning the quality was of a very high standard.  Foggy freezing conditions greeted us, which had a festive feeling to the race.
The first task of the day was trying to erect the tent which Simon and Neil completed in no time, along with the club flag.
Just before the ladies start, Sue and Linda did a Steve Coleman and turned up 5 minutes before the gun meaning they missed the start by a few seconds but managed to work their way through the field to complete the 8k, Sue clocking 37.09 and Linda 39.36.
Next it was the mens race.  In a field of almost 700 runners Tim was first club runner home in 36.25.  Neil 38.37 just pipped Simon 38.53 with Gary 43.01.  Scott 44.23 and Phil 46.17 both had good runs to complete the 10k muddy course.

Well done everyone.


Friday, 25 November 2016

Voting - Deadline

Thanks to those that have voted via the website or App.  The voting closes at 7pm tonight so if anybody has yet to vote then please do so ASAP

Cheers

CB

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Turkey Trot Entry List so far ..

Thursday 29th December 10am Start

Entry list so far - if you want to race please email stevensgary@hotmail.com

Gary Stevens
Mark Collins
Chris Bennett
Louise Simpson
Phil Riley
Rebecca Clark
Susan Fletcher
Tim Campbell
Mark Riches
Mike Carter
Neil Hughes
Stu Livesey
Steve Coleman
Cath Worsley
Gareth Jones 
Kerry Lomas
Paul Basnett


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Voting - A&T Presentation Night.

Team.


So far there have been only 26 people who have voted via the website out of a possible 90+ members for the special awards  Personally I think this is a poor showing, and I'm sure no member would like to receive an award that has been voted for by only a few members rather than the full club.
Please can I urge all those that have not cast their votes to do so before the closing date - Friday 27th November.  It only takes two minutes to complete.


Thanks


Chris Bennett 

Monday, 21 November 2016

A&T X-country – by Mark Riches


The next race in this year’s cross-country champs is this Saturday (26th) at Sefton Park, Liverpool; Sat Nav: L17 3AL

This is a Mid Lancs race but as it's also part of the BA Cross Challenge different numbers & ankle chips will be used, which Kieran will distribute on Saturday in my absence, just look out for the A&T flag!

Earlier start times for this race only - ladies 1:20 pm & men 2:00 pm

I have pre-entered those athletes listed below:

Susan
Fletcher
Kerry
Lomas
Tracy
Loughrey
Jackie
Price
Linda
Whittaker
Paul
Basnett
Chris
Bennett
Tim
Campbell
Simon
Ford
Alex
Foster
Neil
Hughes
Gareth
Jones
Kieran
Lomas
Brendan
Loughrey
Scott
Priestley
Phillip
Riley
Phillip
Spencer-Grey
Gary
Stevens

If you are not on the list & want to run don’t worry you can enter through the main registration on the day; cost £8

Further details on the website http://www.midlancs.org.uk/

If you need clarification on anything before Saturday, I can be contacted on mark.riches@talk21.com

Monday, 14 November 2016

A&T X-Country Saturday 12th November 2016 at Bolton – by Mark Riches


I finally made my 2016/17 debut on the country and as my daughter, Laura, was racing I got to Leverhulme Park well before the other A&T runners. Laura likes to do a long warm-up whereas I used the first mile of the race as a warm-up! We were without our flag & tent so I based myself with Leigh Harriers and hoped everyone would find me

The other A&T runners started to arrive about 20 minutes before the start of the ladies race and I agreed to speak to James about the tent; if he isn’t at the next race can he pass the tent and flag on to someone who is. Everyone arrived in good time except Gareth Jones & Mark Collins who turned up about 5 minutes before the start and Gareth didn’t even have his number!



The 4 A&T ladies set off to tackle the very challenging and muddy 5k course; each lap includes a couple of tough climbs and even a stream crossing. Jackie Price (25.19) was out in front again followed home by Rachel Haslam (29.48) Kerry Lomas (31.08) and Clare Unsworth (34.37) – well done ladies



Next it was the turn of the men; 10.2k this time. First A&T finisher, was Neil Hughes (43.49) who just got the better of Simon Ford (44.57) and Gareth Jones (45.45) who had another great run despite his late arrival. Gary Stevens (47.33) just got the better of Mark Collins (47.57) and Dave Sloan (48.02) Next it was yours truly (Mark Riches) in a time of 48.59. In my quest to complete 50 Park runs in 2016 I had ‘raced’ the Pennington Flash Park run earlier so decided to easy myself into this one but when a chap from Burnden asked me about 1 ½ mile in if I’d missed the start I decided to pick it up a bit! Scott Priestley (50.37) Kieran Lomas (52.53) and Phillip Spencer-Gray (53.25) completed the line-up – well done lads

Next race in the club champs is on Saturday 26st November at Sefton Park Liverpool – make a note in your diaries

London Marathon 2017 (club place) – by Mark Riches

London Marathon 2017 (club place) – by Mark Riches

Earlier post refers HERE

I have received confirmation that we have been allocated 1 club entry for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

If you would like to be considered for one of these place, and you meet the criteria, please let me know (e) mark.riches@talk21.com (m) 07508 213207 by 25th November (not on facebook!)

Friday, 11 November 2016

Turkey Trot Entry List so far ..

Entry list so far - if you want to race please email stevensgary@hotmail.com

Gary Stevens
Mark Collins
Chris Bennett
Louise Simpson
Phil Riley
Rebecca Clark
Suzanne Fletcher
Tim Campbell
Mark Riches
Mike Carter
Neil Hughes

Turkey Trot Double Trouble - Thursday 29th December




We will be doing our annual 5k Turkey Trot handicap race on Thursday 29th December.
Course to be decided but likely to be either the trails or the guided bus way at 10am.

Same rules as alway apply ..
1) Free to enter but Each runner MUST bring a prize
2) First runner back gets 1st pick of the prizes, 2nd 2nd pick etc etc
3) Fancy dress or at least a Xmas hat or jumper is required
4) Your handicap will be blogged around Boxing day.


If you would like to take part please email stevensgary@hotmail.com or facebook message me.

Later that day we will be going around Leigh, meeting in the Thomas Burke around 7pm.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

A&T x-country - by Mark Riches


 The next race in this year’s x-country champs is this Saturday (12th) at Leverhulme Park; Sat Nav: BL2 6EB

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 or Witton Park you should wear the same number otherwise come and find me (yes I am intending to make my 2016/17 debut!) and I 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 www.redrosecrosscountry.co.uk/

If you need clarification on anything before Saturday, I can be contacted on mark.riches@talk21.com

Monday, 7 November 2016

CLGP - Presentation.

Reminder.


It's the CLGP presentation night this Friday (11th Nov) at Swinton Football Club, Barton Road. 7:30pm


There is a £3 entry fee.


Please can you let me know if you intend to be there.


Thanks


CB

Friday, 4 November 2016

A&T awards - Voting

forget BREXIT- these votes do count !

James has updated the club website with a voting tab.   Please can I ask all members to take a look and cast you votes for the person who you believe should win each award..    Each member is entitled to one vote.   All votes will be counted by the club secretary (Mark Richies) and the winners will be announced at the presentation night on the 3rd December 2016.

The closing date for the voting is Friday 25th November at 7pm.  

Thanks

CB

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A&T - Road Championship Results 2016



Men's Premiership                                       Women's Premiership


1st - Tim Campbell                                      1st - Josie Maley
2nd- Neil Hughes                                         2nd - Jackie Price
                                                                     3rd - Louise Simpson


Men's Championship                                   Women's Championship


1st - Mark Collins                                        1st  - Rachel Haslam
2nd -Matt Thorpe                                         2nd - Nicola Scott
        Gareth Jones                                         3rd - Vanessa Thomson
3rd - Brendan Loughrey


Men's First Division                                    Women's First Division


1st - Paul Basnett                                         1st -  Kerry Lomas
2nd - Philip Spencer-Gray                           2nd - Tracy Loughrey
3rd - Kieran Lomas                                      3rd - Clare Unsworth


Men's Vet                                                     Women's Vet


1st - Tim Campbell                                      1st - Josie Maley
2nd - Neil Hughes                                        2nd - Jackie Price
3rd -  Mark Collins                                       3rd - Louise Simpson




The spreadsheet with full results will be updated to website soon.


Well done to all winners and a massive thanks to everyone who turned up and raced in any race in this years calendar. 


CB







Thursday, 27 October 2016

A&T X-country by Mark Riches

The third race in this year’s cross-country champs is this Saturday (29th October) at Cuerden Valley Park Bamber Bridge PR5 6BY

Yo can use any of the four parking sites around the perimeter of the park but will probably have to pay a parking fee. Follow signs to the lake, cross along the side of it and the competition area is straight ahead

This is a Mid Lancs race so wear the number you wore at Chorley. If you didn’t run at Chorley, please see Keiran on Saturday as he has the numbers. Unfortunately, I can’t be there as I have a prior family commitment

If you haven’t been pre-entered, Keiran can arrange registration on the day, which is free

Start times – ladies 2:00 pm (6K) & men 2:30 pm (10K)

Further details on the website http://www.midlancs.org.uk/

If you need any clarification before Saturday, my contact details are below:

(e) mark.riches@talk21.com (m) 07508213207

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Presentation Evening / Christmas Party

 With just over 5 weeks to go till the Presentation evening (party) I am now in a position to confirm details.

SATURDAY 3rd December 2016

We will be commencing prompt at 7.30 and i'm asking people to arrive for 7pm please.

After the presentations (approx 9pm) There will be a Hog Roast Buffet followed by entertainment by local singer and guitar player - DAN BERETON.  Dan does take requests but you will be expected to get up and sing with him, so lets see which members of our club have hidden talents.

If you would like to attend please get in contact with me at training or via 07793861672 so I can put you on the list.   Each member gets 2 tickets (free).  You need to have a ticket so you can be entered in the draw at the start of the evening,

If someone you know doesn't have access to Facebook or the internet please let them know re this event and get them to let me know if they are able to attend.

If you have any of the annual trophies then please return it to a committee member or one of the captains as soon as possible please then we can have them engraved ready for this years winner.

Below are a list of names who have already confirmed :-

Rebecca Clark & Phil Riley
Chris & Linda Whittaker
Chris Bennett & Louise Simpson
Dave Sloan & Claire Matchwick
Clare Unsworth
Jackie Price +1
Jane Eccleston +1
Simon Ford
Matt Thorpe
Mark Collins +1
Gary Stevens +1
Scott Priestly +1
Jon Hall
Joanne Gibson
Tim & Kay Campbell
Paul Basnett
Ian Hamilton
Rob Foster +1
Rachel Haslam +1
Joan Cooke & Anthony Hart
Graham Townsend +1
Kerry & Kieran Lomas
Josh Darby +1
Phil Griffiths
Derek Coop +1
Ian Joslin +1
Chris Scholes
Paul Jackson
Tracy Waterfall-Chadwick +1
James Bentall
Phil Spencer-Gray
Ian Bushrod
Josie Maley
Susan Fletcher +1
Nicola Young
Lynn Boylin +1
Brendan & Tracy Loughrey

As per previous years I will be arranging transport for the Leigh / Lowton people amongst us to get to GINPIT.  This will be a minibus from Leigh Cricket club at 6.30.   If you wish to have a place on the minibus then please let me know.

Thanks

CB





Sunday, 16 October 2016

HOWE BRIDGE MARLINS - URGENT NOTICE


WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THE MARLINS TRAINING SESSIONS ON A THURSDAY 8.30-9.30 PM and SUNDAY 4.45 - 5.45PM.





We are a well established swimming club looking mainly at open water competitions.





We have mixed ability training sessions and encourage swimmers who may want to increase their fitness and train to schedules.





I can offer stroke technique sessions and fitness training to a pace clock to individuals who feel they can benefit from this.





Over the next three weeks we will be offering these sessions at a cost of £3 per session without having to pay any other membership.





Also at the end of November there is a 1500 metres club swim which will give all swimmers something to aim for.





I am an experienced open water swimmer winning the British Veterans Championship 13 times and still hold various open water records. I have a long experience of encouraging new swimmers and would look forward to spending time with new members.





Hon Secretary

Dave Reason
07932748802

LSV XC by Gary Stevens

Despite many members being in Palma or doing the Manchester Half there were still a good turn out of blue vest at Leigh for the first Red rose race of the season.
The conditions could not have been better, with warm sunshine and hardly any mud on the course, more like a trail race than a cross country.

Jackie Price led the ladies team home in the 5k 23.57 followed by Sue Fletcher 25.41, Linda Whittaker 26.24, Kerry Lomas 29.08 and Kay Campbell 31.30.

The men's race was 6.6 miles with Tim Campbell once again leading home the team in 40.14.  Simon Ford had a great race in 42.11, followed by Neil Hughes 44.13 and Gary Stevens 46.23.   Mark Collins made his first appearance in XC clocking 47.31 with Matt Thorpe 48.41 next still recovering from his GB Triathlon appearance in Mexico.  Scott Priestly 49.25 out sprinted Brendan Loughrey 49.26 and Kieron Lomas 49.31.  Chris Bennett 50.36 who thought it was 2 laps was next followed by Phil Spencer-Gray 54.47.

Once again thanks to everyone who came out to support us, your shouts were well received by all the runners.

Friday, 14 October 2016

CENTRAL LANCS GRAND PRIX - Results

The CLGP have just published the final results for 2016, and I'm pleased to announce we have some winners amongst us.

F35

1st Josie Maley
2nd Jackie Price

M40

2nd Neil Hughes

M65

1st Ian Hamilton

Awards for completing 9/10 out of 10 races.

Ian Hamilton, Mark Collins, Chris Bennett, Louise Simpson, Rachel Haslam, Neil Hughes & Tracy Loughrey

Well done everyone.

Full results here:-
http://centrallancsgp.weebly.com/uploads/3/4/6/3/3463329/central_lancs_latest.xlsx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

A&T x-country - by Mark Riches

A&T x-country - by Mark Riches
 
The next race in this year’s x-country champs is this Saturday (15th) at Leigh Sports Village; Sat Nav: WN7 4GY
 
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. Please come & find Keiran, who is deputising for me, on Saturday, and he will collect the numbers from registration and pass them on, in exchange for £5!
 
You should wear this number at all Red Rose races
 
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 www.redrosecrosscountry.co.uk/
 
If you need clarification on anything before Saturday, I can be contacted on mark.riches@talk21.com

London Marathon Club Ballot Criteria

London Marathon Club Ballot Criteria
 
If you got a rejection in the London Ballot you could still get in through the club route, See club criteria below and keep posted to the blog on how to apply for a club place.

Rules for 2017
 
·         Members must have entered & been rejected from the London Marathon
·         Members must be at least in their second year of membership
·         Members must be first claim to Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners
·         Members must have a run a 10-mile race or longer within the last 12 months
·         If a member has had a club place before they cannot enter
·         If after this ballet there are any places left, members who fulfil all the above but have had a club place before can go into a second ballet

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Gin Pit 5 Pictures




Thank you to Joanne Gibson for taking over 600 pictures at Sunday's Gin Pit 5.
To view the pictures click the following link
https://www.flickr.com/photos/148065819@N03/sets/72157675056791725

Friday, 7 October 2016

Gin Pit 5 Online Entries Closing Soon

Final reminder that Gin Pit 5 entries will be closing at 3pm today.

Last chance to enter https://bookitzone.com/gary_stevens/u12FFX

Thursday, 6 October 2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS OF THE GIN PIT 5 : - Please share

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS:


Thank you to everyone who has entered, it's been a record pre-entry.   There will be entries taken on the day but only the first 250 to enter will get a race t-shirt.  The club have agreed to allow an extra 50 people to enter on the understanding those runners will not be eligible for a race t-shirt, but can enter at a slightly reduced entry fee. 

·         Please note Tyldesley town centre will be closed on Sunday due to roadworks. This closure should only affect those travelling from Atherton/Tyldesley direction. We would advise approaching Gin Pit from Astley direction and driving up Princes Ave. 
Further details of roadworks are here (point 23 Castle Street) :

There are diversions in place but please ensure adequate time to allow for this

·         Parking will be very limited at GinPit club. We would advise runners to car share where possible and park on Princes Ave (allowing for 5/10 min walk to registration/start). Please DO NOT park on Ley Road (the road leading upto the club)

We would advise people to arrive 10am so you have time to park, register and warm up.

·         There will be no food available at the club house after the race but the bar will be open and tea/coffee machine available

We look forward to seeing you all there on what is forecast to be a glorious day for racing!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Hi Viz Clothing

Now that the nights are drawing in it's very important that our members wear Hi-Viz kit, especially on club nights.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Gin Pit Volunteer Update

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out with the Gin Pit 5 this coming Sunday.
All roles have now been filled.

We need the registration team and car park marshals at 9.30am

Can all course marshals arrive by 10am and report to Dave Sloan

10 course marshals - Dave Sloan (team leader), Jason Revill and son, Clare Unsworth, Craig Bradbury, Neil Hodgson, Jon Hyde, Chris Scholes, Suzanne Gregory, Claire Matchwick

3 x Car Park (can race) - Tim Campbell (team leader), Chris Bennett, Mark Collins

3 x Registration (can race) - Gary Stevens (team leader),  Louise Simpson, Rachel Haslam,

3 x Time Keepers - Gary Stevens (team leader), Chris Bennett, Tim Campbell, Chris Whittaker

1x Water Station - Cath Worsley (need to arrange water to get to the finish)

1 x presentation - Chris Bennett

1 x race starter - Chris Bennett

3 or 4 x handing out t-shirts -Emma Stevens, Annabel Stevens, Liz Ellicott

Course set and clean up (can race) x 2 - Jon Hall (team leader), Mike Carter, Brendan

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Chorley XC by Gary Stevens


The XC season started this year at Astley Park, Chorley on a glorious afternoon, mild for the time of year.  Questions turned to spike length as the field was dry, but after a short debate 12mm was the call by most runners.
It was great to see some new faces turning out in the mud representing the club, and was good to see Alex Foster back in a blue vest, who is currently in a recovery period from another epic season of racing in the triathlon.
As ever we had great support around the course, Jon Hall and Cath Worsley standing at the top of the killer hill and Emma Stevens near the kids park, Thanks for your shouts!

In the ladies race Jackie was first finisher in 28.21, followed by Linda Whittaker 31.52, Kerry Lomas 33.42 and Tracey Loughrey 38.21.


In the mens Tim Campbell won the battle of the mud/fell lovers in 39.12, followed by Alex Foster 42.22, Neil Hughes (not currently on the results), Simon Ford 43.03, Gary Stevens 47.52, Keiron Lomas 48.44, Phil Riley 50.32, Scott Priestley 51.04 and Phil Spencer-Grey 51.28.  

Unfortunately Brendan had to pull out on the last lap with injury.