Well another race completed in our Road Championships and there is only really two words that I can use to describe this race, "Bloody Midgies"
The chaos of parking started to commence from 6.30pm followed by usual queing for registration and toilets.
24 blue vests managed to registered on time with just Phil Riley missing out, but he still completed the race as a training run - Good Man !!
Mark Lysycia was on hand at the start to take the accustom group photograph, however by this time most of us had been bitten numerous times and were already playing Dot to Dot !!
The race started promptly and 248 runners set of on the beautiful scenic route round Rivington. The weather was kind again and it was great to finally have a road race, on a ROAD ! (Don't get used to it) The route consisted of two loops with a roller coaster style hill on each lap. It was great to see Shaun Moran and Susan Gregory at the top of the hill shouting encouragement along with the ever present Michaela Shaw.
Unfortunately it wasn't a race to hang around for at the end as the midges were out in full force on the finish line and I for one is suffering from the bites this morning.
First back for the ladies was Josie Maley who was sixth overall and picked up a prize, next home were the two sisters in Louise Simpson and Rachel Haslam.
Ian Hamilton picked up an award for 1st V65 so great effort again.
A&T results below.
full results and team results can be found :- http://ukresults.net/2016/jubilee.html
|30||451||029||Simon Ford||M40||(006/026)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:31:16|
|44||382||042||Neil Hughes||M40||(010/026)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:32:44|
|45||402||043||Matthew ??||M||(021/052)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:32:47|
|56||467||053||Gareth Jones||M45||(007/023)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:33:39|
|65||272||060||Mark Collins||M40||(013/026)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:34:09|
|66||334||006||Josie Maley||F35||(001/013)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:34:11|
|89||430||078||Damian Munro||M||(027/052)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:35:21|
|90||329||079||Chris Bennett||M||(028/052)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:35:24|
|96||424||084||Brendan Loughrey||M45||(010/023)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:35:47|
|108||275||091||Graham Townshend||M45||(013/023)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:36:20|
|122||427||103||Paul Basnett||M45||(015/023)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:37:09|
|138||398||115||Philip Spencer-Gray||M||(042/052)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:38:09|
|150||330||028||Louise Simpson||F35||(004/013)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:39:10|
|175||328||134||Joshua Darby||M||(049/052)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:41:06|
|184||440||045||Rachel Haslam||F||(013/021)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:42:28|
|185||323||139||Ian Hamilton||M65||(001/005)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:42:32|
|195||303||051||Nicola Scott||F40||(004/009)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:43:31|
|205||327||055||Kerry Lomas||F||(014/021)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:44:15|
|214||425||059||Tracy Loughrey||F45||(015/020)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:46:07|
|215||459||155||Rob Foster||M45||(023/023)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:46:14|
|216||431||060||Clare Unsworth||F40||(006/009)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:46:28|
|219||434||062||Rebecca Clark||F||(016/021)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:46:49|
|222||404||064||Vanessa Thomson||F35||(010/013)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:47:11|
|232||433||071||Joanne Gibson||F||(019/021)||Astley & Tyldesley RC||00:50:13|
Road Championships will be updated tonight and then uploaded to the website hopefully within the next few days. If you spot any errors then please contact me and also if you've completed any marathon i need to know your times please.