Last Drop Loop Fell Race – 10th May
This is a six mile fell race from the Last Drop Village and is run alongside the annual Village Fayre. This year it attracted over 120 runners in very muddy conditions with 5 from Horwich. Dave Jackson led most of the way before being overtaken in the final mile by M Thompson of Southport. He finished in third, only eight seconds behind the winner. Gary Chadderton ran very well for 15th place and second over fifty. Michael Kay was only 20 seconds behind in 19th. Tony Hesketh was first over sixty in 38th. This was Tony’s 76th race since turning 65. Suzanne Budgett, returning from injury, had an excellent race in 42nd and was rewarded with first O/50 lady and 4th place in the Ladies race.