5 Harley Treitl 10:58
14 Ciara Duffy 13:59 (6th girl)
15 Amber Muller 15:03 (7th girl)
1 Jacob Reeday 6:52
5 Lucille Pickles 7:48 (1st Girl)
6 Logan McCredie 7:49
15 Will Pease 8:23
22 Garth Duffy 9:09
29 Jody Whitfield 9:479 (10th girl)
31 Annabelle Hoyle 10:02 (12th girl)
35 Alfie Muller 10:27
36 Lily-Grace Clayton 10:37 (16th girl)
41 Isabelle Teal 19:00 (21st girl)
2 Isaac Reeday 5:39 (1st boy)
5 Bella McCredie 6:01 (3rd girl)
19 Oscar Clayton 7:25
For some reason, there has been a little delay in getting these results out, but here they are:
4 Nick Treitl 12:19
17 Scott McCredie 13:53
26 Ben Hoyle 14:33
32 Andrew Smith 14:40
35 David Pease 15:18
55 Shane Muller 16:48
70 Tony Duffy 18:16
94 Nicola Muller 21:22
105 Kristian Clayton 25:44
Andy Collins has been on the come back trail for some time and he seemed to get hi mo-jo back in the Pen-y-Ghent race at the beginning of June. Since then, he has many top ten finishes and he had another good performance in this tough 15 mile race finishing 4th overall. Looking back over the past three months, you get the feeling that if he can keep injury free, there is still more potential in this runner.
4 Andy Collins 1:26:33
13 Nick Treitl 1:36:45
41 Andy Smith 1:50:43
50 John Boothman 1:54:01
56 Peter Jackson 1:56:01
123 Jamie Fox 2:22:58
136 Richard Treitl 3:15:37
What a difference between the race last week, in this Rossendale Harriers mid-week series, and this one. Last week it was gentle runnable hills over firm ground. This week, it was very much like a traditional fell race, with several steep climbs, lots of mud and just to complete the picture, there was clag on the tops and continuous gentle rain. You leave the village of Cowpe and almost immediately start on a long ascent, at first on the road and then on to a muddy footpath and then a muddy track. This leads to the site of an old quarry where there is some respite as the wet and muddy track levels out before the runners make a short descent before starting a further climb, So this race goes on, culminating in the final climb up Whittle Pike itself. All in all, a tough course.
After the descent from the summit, the first three finishers, Joe Mercer of Horwich, Darren Kaye of Calder Valley and Andrew Worcester of Todmorden, had broken away from the rest of the pack and were in a race of their own. There was nothing to choose between them and they were all seriously racing. This left 4th place Peter Bray running on his own, before the pack came into view, with Andy Collins in 6th place shouting, " I got lost". David Poole followed shortly after, as did Stephen Shorrocks and then Carl Pawson, still showing his new lease of life. Four runner in the top 16 must have put Barlick in a good position for the team prize. But it was not to be, Horwich not only had the race winner, but his two team mates also finished in the top ten and the honours went to them.
This was a tough race and the ladies were half way down the field, with Anne-Marie Hindle of Rossendale leading the way on the ascent. She was shortly followed by Lorraine Slater and completing the top three was Jacqueline Collins. This was how it finished.
The next Barlick lady to finish was Paula Cullen who looked absolutely shattered on the way back down and she confirmed how she felt by ruefully shouting, "That was bloody hard". However, her efforts were good enough to once more ensure that the Barlick ladies took the team prize
There were category prizes too for Barlick with Andrew Smith finishing first V55 and Peter Jackson finishing 2nd V60. Apparently, this was the first time that Andrew, had won a prize, who afterwards modestly confessed that the conditions just suited him..
As usual with Rossendale, this was a well organised event and well flagged and marshaled, with results very quickly published. Well done Rossendale.J
Race winner: Joe Mercer 44:08
6 Andy Collins 48:37
10 David Poole 49:38
13 Stephen Shorrock 50:26
16 Carl Pawson 51:27
29 Ben Whitehead 54:59
31 Barrie Charnley 55;09
33 Zac Kaye 55:28
40 Andrew Smith 57:39 (1st MV55)
53 Pete Jackson 1:00:06
54 Lorraine Slater 1:00:13 (2nd lady, 2nd LV45)
57 Jacqueline Collins 1:00:48 (3rd lady)
63 Glenn Whittaker 1:03:32
75 Paula Cullen 1:07:23
97 Katie Towers 1:17:31
Trawden Show might have been cancelled, but the race was still on, although it was a bit of a miserable day for a summer race. As in previous races, Ben Fish showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the pack, although David Mirfield had a good run to finish in 2nd place. Together with top ten finishers Jon Cleaver and Alex Mason, it was enough for Barlick to easily finish as first team.
2 David Mirfield 44:18
6 Jonathan Cleaver 45:55
6 Alex Mason 45:55
28 Barrie Charney 49:41
39 Karl Robb 51:48
39 Zac Kaye 51:48
41 James Austin 51:51
52 James Crook 53:43
81 John Boothman 57:30
109 Tony Duffy 1:02:16
It was a wet and windy day for this race, but better perhaps than all the recent heat we have been having. A good run out by Emma Bailey saw her get a PB for a 10 mile race by 2 minutes, as well as a podium finish and 1st FV40.
3 Emma Bailey 1:09:32 (1st FV40)
What a pleasant evening for a fell race. Well, it is more of a trail race than a true fell race. There are no serious steep ascents and it is on good paths over the hills. It therefore suited speedy runners such as Ben Coop of Bury AC, who absolutely flew round to comfortably take the honours. Oliver Heaton was in second place and was chased by Andy Collins throughout the race. However, early on, Andy suffered a fall and although nothing was damaged other than his pride, at that point, Oliver opened up a gap of around twenty seconds. Although Andy pushed hard, he found it impossible to close that gap which remained until the end of the race. Still a cracking race by Andy to finish third.
Stephen Shorrock got off to a good start and was well placed in the top ten the first time they went passed the cross. However, on the return, he was in 4th place behind Andy and despite being pushed by a couple of runners, he managed to hold this position to the end. That was the second Barlcker in the top ten.
They say that a man is just as old as the woman he feels. Well something is inspiring Carl Pawson. At the weekend, he finished in 8th position. In this race, he was in the same position when he first went passed the cross but on his return, he had managed to improve by one position and so it finished, with three Barlickers in the top ten. In this race, it was the less elitist four to count for the men's team prize and Zac Kaye finishing in 16th position, just one second in front of Ben Whitehead, meant that Barlick took the men's team prize.
Further down the field, Glenn Whittaker and John Boothman were battling it out for the the Whitman Cup. It was a very close thing, but in the end John just managed to get ahead of Glenn.
Whilst all this was going on, there was also the ladies race taking place. On the outward leg, Jackie Collins had a good lead and looked really up for it, doing star jumps over the muddy patches. Again, on the outward leg, Lorraine Slater was in second place and knowing her prowess in longer races, would she be able to pull back on Jackie's lead? By the time they returned, Jackie was still doing her star jumps, but Lorraine looked to be really struggling. It turned out that she had only just returned from chilling out on a cruise in the Mediterranean, which she admitted was not the best preparation for a race. Nevertheless, it was a great performance from a woman who is only just still within the W45 category. Further down the field, Paula Cullen was battling away and was rewarded with 6th position which meant that Barlick also won the ladies' team prize.
What with individual prizes, category prizes and team prizes, the Barlick table looked overloaded by the end of the evening, but it concluded a good evening of fell running.
3 Andy Collins 50:00
4 Stephen Shorrock 51:32 (1st M40)
7 Carl Pawson 53:22 (1st M45)
16 Zac Kaye 56:40
17 Ben Whitehead 56:41
33 David Pease 1:01:21
38 Jacqueline Collins 1:01:57 (1st lady)
46 Lorraine Slater 1:04:19 (2nd lady)
52 John Boothman 1:05:00
55 Glenn Whittaker 1:05:20
79 Paula Cullen 1;11:17 (6th lady)
112 Katie Towers 1:18:33 (17th lady)