Bull Hill Fell Race – 10th July
This race was a Club Championship and also the first race in the Radcliffe 3 Day event. A large field of over 200 runners started the race on a very warm evening with a very classy front end. Chris Farrell who has just been selected to run for England won easily from new signing Nick Leigh who was a previous winner and set a new record time in the process. A good run from 7th placed Jonathan Bruton and Andy Lloyd 14th was good enough to take the team prize. In the ladies race Maria Lowe was our first finisher in fourth place despite having a nasty fall. She was backed up by Sandra Kelly and Abigail Sunter for third place in the Ladies Team race.
Radclife Summer XC Race – 11th July
The second race in the 3 day event was won by Matthew Clark of Swinton R.C in a very speedy 30.10. Our first finisher was Tony Hesketh in 19th and first O/65. Pete Heneghan was first O/70 in 34th despite cycling to the race. David Barnes had a good race in 39th place.
Radcliffe A.C 5 Mile Trail Race – 12th July
The last day in the challenge saw Matthew Clark take the honours both in this race and the 3 Day. Tony Hesketh in 23rd clinched the O/65 award and finished 17th overall improving on last years time by almost 7 minutes. David Barnes was 32nd and beat his time from last year by 36 seconds.
This 3 day event is certainly one to do as the organisation and courses are second to none.