Radcliffe Three Day Event
Bull Hill Fell Race 9th July
A large entry of over 230 runners for this popular mid week race saw fast times posted with conditions ideal for racing. Ashley Holt of Rossendale won a close battle with Carl Darcy of Bolton by just three seconds with our first counter being Andy Lloyd in 11th and second vet on the night in 38.57. Our next counters were the consistent Gary Chadderton in 31st with a time of 41.24, Nick Kelly warming up for Wasdale was 50th in 43.34, and John Monks ran well for 67th third O/60 in 45.22. Doug Fleming just got the better of Tony Hesketh second O/65 by three seconds in 80 and 81st. Sandra Kelly was our only lady running and she finished fourth Lady in 47.19 and 91st overall after a great run. Dave Barnes in 140th was our final counter in a time of 53.28.
Giants Seat X.C 5 miles 10th July
Over 60 runners started this very hilly cross country with good conditions underfoot. Tony Hesketh in 19th place with a time of 41.18 was first O/65 after an excellent race. The race-oholic Dave Barnes finished in 45th place in 51.00 with the Challenge race won by Ashley Holt of Rossendale for the second night in succession.
VLA Events Radcliffe 5 mile Trail Race 11th July
The final race in the 3 day Challenge saw 84 runners take to the trails around Radcliffe with Rob Jackson having a great run for second place only 35 seconds behind Swintons Mark Whittingham. This gave him first O/45 in 30.56. Tony Hesketh was 34th in 37.44 and was second O/65 and 17th overall in the Challenge and the same position as last year in a total time of 2.05.36. Dave Barnes was 54th in 41.17 and just held of Pete Henneghan who was first O/70 in 41.36. Dave Barnes finished 37th overall again the same as last year in 2.25.45 out of 55 finishers.