Lothersdale show fell race is a very old race and many of those all old fell races were quite short and always ran the juniors along with the seniors. Lothersdale has continued with that tradition and it puts a certain amount of pressure on the seniors. The juniors run off from the start at a furious pace, but the hill climb is not long enough to allow the greater stamina of the seniors to gain the advantage. Andy Berry found himself in this invidious position today. He had the beating of those young Turks, Logan Hargreaves-Madhas from Wharfedale and Euan Fraser from Trawden, but not over such a short course. He therefore had to settle for 3rd place. Nick Kendall finished in 7th place, but at least he had the excuse of this being his 3rd race of the day.
3 Andy Berry 12:43 (1st Senior)
7 Nick Kendall 14:15 (3rd Senior)
These were described as road relays, but it turned out on the day that they were held over a trail course. No problem for our girls. Annabel Ralph, Lorraine Slater and Jen Hird had terrific performances coming away with Silver Medals as Second Lancashire Team.
The ladies 'B' Team of Angela Donlan, Emma Bailey & Heather Driver came 6th and the 'C' Team of Hannah Newbold, Paula Clark & Hannah Watson finished 9th.
The men's team comprising Tom Corrigan, Shaun Chew, Lee Parrington & Dan Balshaw came home in 4th position.
Ian Livesey is down in London at the moment and entered this race, which is a flat three laps of trail and paths, just to keep in shape. The hard man from the North ran out an easy winner with a time of 32:52, a lead of four minutes over the second place finisher.
8 Nicolas Kendall 19:57
27 Paul Elcock 22:16
47 Daren Holdsworth 24:05 New PB
92 Connor Fitzpatrick 27:38
95 Jenna Boothman 27:53
135 Susan Hird 29:56
139 Graham Wadsworth 30:23 New PB
150 Chloe Boothman 31:19
151 John Boothman 31:21
191 Patricia Wadsworth 38:00
It was great to see twenty eight of our juniors representing their club in these relays. All our young members did the club proud as our seven teams of four battled over a hilly half a mile circuit. Four of our teams took first place in their respective categories.
The younger boys, girls and mixed teams were first off with the boys finishing a fantastic third overall.
The older group followed and our boys came first in their category and second overall.
First Older Boys team and second overall.
First Younger Boys team and third overall.
First Younger Girls team.
First Younger Mixed team.
Chris Smale 2nd and Rachel Villiers 1st lady.
Blacko is one of those few remaining fell races where everyone, including the juniors set off together. (Lothersdale next week, is another such race). The races is only 1.4 miles in length and as usual, the juniors set off at a pace, leaving the seniors to try and catch them. The old heads like Alan Life & Chris Smale (nice to see him back running again) know how to pace themselves and they finished in first and second places respectively. Shortly behind them in fifth position was James Tingle. Further down the field, Jack Villiers having set off with the rest of the cavalry charge, found himself in front of his mum. Having attained such a position, he was not going to relinquish it easily and he managed to hold her at bay until he reached the finishing line. Mum still finished first lady though.
2 Chris Smale 8:03
5 James Tingle 8:32
12 Jack Villiers 9:32 (2nd U16 boy)
13 Rachel Villiers 9:41 (first woman)
Barlick Ladies Win the Team Prize
There was a ding dong battle in the ladies race between Helen Glover and Sarah Tipler. Helen was first to the top, but Sarah was not far behind her and set off back down in a determined manner and soon past her. However, Helen stuck in behind her, hoping that she might be able to catch her on the fast section towards the end of the race. And that is what happened. Towards the end of the race, Helen once more took the lead and the honours, but what a battle between these two girls.
Although she was second, with support from Laura Craig and Hannah Watson, the Barlick ladies made off with the team prize.
In the junior races, Logan McCredie was second boy in the U9 race.
16 Sarah Tipler 29:11 (2nd woman)
22 Scott McCredie31:07
39 Hannah Watson 36:03
43 Laura Craig 3:28
9 Jack Villiers 13:14
25 Elle Honeyman 9:24 (8th girl)
32 Chloe Parker 10:50 (14th girl)
3 Logan McCredie 3:14 (2nd boy)
5 George Fitzpatrick 3:24 (4th boy)
17 Bella McCredie 3:59 (6th girl)
Luke Maude loves this race and once more, he led the Barlickers home.
15 Luke Maude 1:47:35
25 Thomas Corrigan 1:51:49
107 Lee Edwards 2:06:46
141 Andy Berry 2:13:08
144 John Boothman 2:13:35
169 Richard Lowther 2:17:29
285 Dave Halliday 2:33:58
331 Nicolas Kendall 2:40:10
333 Rachel Lowther 2:40:28