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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