What a day for our juniors. Four first places and two new records set. Well done to all the youngsters who took part. That was some great racing.
1 Betsy Pickles 4:45
1 Harry Roberts 3:38
2 Harry Driver 3:59
6 Zachary Beresford 4:38
16 George Fitzpatrick 8:50
17 Michael Rigga-Moya 8:51
24 Will Pease 9:39
1 Lucille Pickles 8:14 (New Record)
7 Chloe Boothman 9:24
10 Tabitha Berry 10:25
1 Jack Villiers 13:43 (New Record)
8 Connor Fitzpatrick 17:36
3 Alex Mason 14:12
This race was won by Elite Runner Alberto Vender from Italy in a time of 1:06:41. Italy had three finishers in the top ten and as a result took the team prize.
Given that there were so many Elite Athletes in this race, Tim Chadwick came home in a respectable 77thd place and even Richard Treitl left over sixty runners in his wake even though he was disappointed with his race. No good views on the day, as the summit was enveloped in cloud. The Barlicker's times and places were:
77 Tim Chadwick 1:25:23
513 Richard Treitl 2:13:15
The race winner was Rhys Findlay-Robinson of Dark Peak in a time of 3.59.55. The Barlickers finished as follows:
54 Ben Hoyle 5.34.45
80 John Boothman 6.04.24
83 Gary Bradley 6.07.53
87 Jack Ingham 6.09.42
There were 107 finishers out of what must have been 180 starters.
From time to time, most athletes require some form of physiotherapy and we are lucky to have a top physiotherapist as a club member. That member is Tim Pigott and he is a highly specialized physiotherapist within the field of sports medicine with over 10 years experience of dealing with elite athletes. The full range of services that Tim can offer are:
Further information can be found at www.hp-3.co.uk
You can have a consultation with Tim at either the Worsley Physio Clinic at Manchester or at Preston's College, Preston. It may be a little way to travel, but the journey will be more than worthwhile.
Six Juniors made the trip up to Scotland for The 162nd Alva Games. With the hot weather lately, it made a very steep race even more trickier as the mountain was very dry and dusty. A few pre race nerves after the recce soon disappeared as a brilliant run from Harley Treitl brought him home in 2nd place. A few worried looks before the start didn't stop Lucille Pickles storming home in 7th place after a fantastic run, to take the 1st girl prize. Next in for Barlick was Jody Whitfield finishing 4th girl, just missing out on a spot on the podium. Evie Scott made the small trip from Dunblane to represent her hometown club once more, to finish 7th girl after going nearly 8 months without a hill race. Lily-Grace Clayton rounded off the girls with a great effort to finish 9th girl, followed by her brother Oscar Clayton, who put in a fantastic effort to finish 29th overall after been unable to get up the hill on the recce.
2 Harley Treitl 11:48. (2nd Boy)
7 Lucille Pickles 13:41 (1st Girl)
13 Jody Whitfield 18:38 (4th Girl)
20 Evie Scott 20:06 (7th Girl)
22 Lily-Grace Clayton 20:29 (9th Girl)
29 Oscar Clayton 25:04