Paula Radcliffe as been to the very top in her running career, but she has now entered a different world where, like many others, she is trying to fit in some running in between looking after two children and other domestic pressures. In her article in the Daily Telegraph, she makes her suggestions as to how to enjoy mid life running.
Two Barlickers went up for this 23 mile / 7.513 ft race.
The wind and rain was pretty bad up the first climb, although it did improve in the second half of the race, with some great views greeting the runners. Despite the weather, Gary had a decent run and knocked 13 minutes off his time for last year. The full results are yet to be published, but provisionally, the times are:
50 Gary Bradley 5:43:46
?? Jack Ingham 6:38:00
Des Walkden thought that he would try something different, so he travelled down to the beautiful location of Betws y Coed in North Wales On the race day it was typical pouring down Welsh weather. He entered the 50K multi event which was as follows:
Stage 1 8km trail run 1028 ft climb
Stage 2 11km road bike 1082 ft climb
Stage 3 1km kayak- shortened to 0.5km due to bad weather
Stage 4 9km trail run 1154 ft climb
Stage 5 14km road bike 695 ft climb
Stage 6 7km trail run 879 ft climb
He managed to pace himself OK and finished 13th overall in a time of 3:48:34.
This is a 13.3 mile race with 4,600 ft of ascent with magnificent views over Ullswater. It is a favourite of Dave Halliday and he has now taken part in iit for three years in succession. He was particularly pleased with his performance this year, as it is the first time that he has completed the course under three hours.
47 Dave Halliday 2:59:23
A good run by Tom Corrigan saw him once more see off the opposition and win this race. Andy Collins is showing a rapid return to form and a great run saw him sneak home in front of Sam Watson of Wharfedale to finish as runner up to Tom. Another great run was by U18 Alex Mason who finished in seventh position and together with Jon Cleaver, who finished 5th, this was enough for Barlick to take the team prize.
In the ladies' race, Caroline Lambert of Ribble Valley was the winner, who finished ahead of Annie Roberts of Todmorden and Victoria Mouseley of Blackburn.
Again, Barlick took the team prize with Jacqueline Collins having another good run and leading team mates Victoria Peel and Lucy Brown home.
Emma Bailey did not enjoy this race. In retrospect, she went off too fast, although she said that it did not feel like it at the time. It was just her time splits that showed differently. It was very hot, there were head winds in places, lots of twists and turns as you went around the back streets and marina of Hull and to cap it all, there were even cobbles in places. So, not a good day for Emma. But what is done is done and she is now looking forward to her next race.
133 Emma Bailey 1:33:16
Andy Collins has been making regular appearance in races recently and this is now paying off as he returns to the form which made him such a successful fell runner. As the picture shows, he was looking very focused as he led the Barlickers home with his top ten finish.
Lorraine Slater continued her good run of form, once more finishing first LV40.
6 Andy Collins 53:35
21 Tim Chadwick 56:58
30 Andy Berry 58:01
48 Scott McCredie 1:00:55
53 Lorraine Slater 1:02:00 (1st LV40)
70 Zac Kaye 1:03:44
79 Andrew Smith 1:04:36
82 David Pease 1:04:59
92 Jackie Collins 1:06:14
98 Shane Muller 1:06:40
102 Victoria Peel 1:07:42
105 Glenn Whittaker 1:07:57
115 Dave Halliday 1:09:26
135 Lucy Brown 1:12:55
180 Hannah Newbold 1:20:32
208 Richard Treitl 1:32:52
210 Susan Hird 1:34:36
Three hardy BFR members made the trip to Seathwaite for this race - the first of the Lakeland Classics with its distance of 18 miles & 6000 ft ascent.
This year, it was a proper challenge with the clag down all day & with no GPS allowed, good map & compass skills were essential to get round without adding any extra miles.
43 Ben Hoyle 4:13:17
64 Gary Bradley 4:28:40
71 John Boothman 4:43:41
127 started this year.
5 Andrew Collins 32:05
11 Tim Chadwick 33:45
14 Carl Pawson 34:40
22 Jacqueline Collins 37:45
31 John Boothman 38:59
34 David Pease 39:23
39 Paul Elcock 40:10
47 Jamie Fox 43:10
50 Tony Duffy 44:07
52 Emma Pease 44:23
53 Andrew Smith 44:24
60 Chris Thomas 46:54
62 Jackie Hodgson 47:28
68 Nicola Muller 49:41
71 Anne-Marie Beech 52:38
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A record number of runners took part in this race this year. Conditions were good for the race and thought went to whether the course records would be broker, However, as the day showed, those course records are fast and they stand for another year.
First home in the race was Jonathan Cleaver of Barlick Fell Runners, with Stephen Hall of Ribble Valley and John Horrocks of Blackburn hot on his tail.
The ladies race was won by the talented Annabel Mason closely followed by Jacqueline Collins, who was also first W35 and then Claire Vincent of Clayton
A good run out for a couple of our girls in this race. Lorraine Slater put in a top performance to hold off Heather Dalgleish of Rossendale to win the ladies race and Lucy Brown came home in 6th place.
22 Lorraine Slater 41:06 ( 1st lady, 1st W40)
45 Lucy Brown 45:22 (6th lady)
Those of you with a good memory may recall that Emma Bailey picked this, her first marathon, as a charity raising event. She made her cause a contribution towards a new, state of the art, scanner at the Yorkshire Cancer Centre. The good news is that thanks to Emma and others like her, the target of £2.4 million has now been reached. This will push the treatment at the cancer centre to an even higher level for the benefit of future cancer patients.
Thanks to everyone from the club who contributed.
A good turnout for this Bank Holiday race set in the lovely dales village of Austwick with its traditional street market. Jonathan Cleaver found himself up against two in form runners, John Stretton & Lee Athersmith, but nevertheless, put in a top performance to take third place. Stephen Shorrocks had a great run to finish 6th and take the 1st V40 prize.
In the ladies race, Jacqueline Collins led the Barlick ladies home. but this was not her type of race and she struggled to emulate the form which she showed in the Burnley Lions race. (Or was it because she put so much into that race, only two days earlier?).
There were a a few podium prizes for our junior runners and these are detailed on our Junior website.
3 Jon Cleaver 52:17
6 Stephen Shorrock 53:49 (1st M40)
16 Andy Berry 57:17
20 Ian Cocks 58:09
47 Shane Muller 1:02:50
50 Andrew Smith 1:03:36
53 Jacqueline Collins 1:03:50
54 David Pease 1:03:57
60 Paul Elcock 1:05:06
61 John Boothman 1:05:12
69 Glenn Whittaker 1:06:54
76 Pete Jackson 1:08:03
95 Jamie Fox 1:10:46
111 Heather Driver 1:13:58
113 Hayley Whitehead 1:14:39
142 Katie Towers 1:21:47
143 Nicola Muller 1:22:06
It is not often that a club from round here goes up to the Lakes and takes the team prize, but as a result of three cracking performances, that is what Barlick did today. This is a typical out and back race over 15.5 miles with 5,300 ft of climbing in it. Sadly the clag was down for most of the day with only brief glimpses of the usual great Lakeland views.
Julian finished 8th, Andy Collins was 10th and with Tim bringing up the rear in 15th place, it was enough to secure the team prize. Good fell running in what is serious fell running country.
8 Julian Hood 2:31:19 (2nd M40)
10 Andy Collins 2:34:58
15 Tim Chadwick 2:37:01
109 Karl Robb 3:57:07