An amazing display of running talent from many lions this weekend.


Manchester marathon

A few lions out at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon putting in some great efforts..

Simon Rawnsley come agonisingly close to breaking 3 hours. Missing out by 36 seconds!

Other great performances by Richard Brown in 3:06:42, Paul McCormick 03:23:14 and Damien Pearson in 03:38:07

Full results here


Overgate 10K

It was a brisk day in Bradshaw with some lovely clear skies revealing the gorgeous country landscape. 56 Lions set off on a 3 mile uphill stretch before tumbling back down the valley to finish at the wonderfully futuristic Trinity Academy.

Notable performances:

Louise Pottinger won FV35
Emma Thompson 2nd FV35
Gaby Ferris won FV40
Tania Blackburn 2nd FV45
Helen Fay won FV50
Aileen Baldwin won FV60
Paula Statham 3rd Lady
Mark Pottinger 4th Overall and 3rd V35
Jonathan Collins 5th Overall
Sean Thompson 7th Overall and 2nd V45
Adam Scratcherd 8th Overall
Ashley Cavalier 9th Overall


With this being a championship race there was some serious competition in various divisions, perhaps hoping to capitalise on the absence of the London and Manchester marathon runners?

you can see full results here

In the divisions Mark Pottinger came out with full points for the first division, closely followed in by the sleep deprived new-father, Jonathan Collins.

In division 2 Craig Phillips took the honors with Jim Harris not far behind

Division 3 saw a superb performance from John Hirst in 44:45 with Paula Statham taking second position.

Division 4 was won by Rochelle Drake with Michael Dunning coming in second.

In the hotly contested Division 5 Dawn Medlock produced the goods with Paul Armitage claiming second.

Division 6 was taken by the recovering Iain Threlkeld with Debbie Hyde taking second.

and in Division 7 Kimberley Ison took the honors dipping under the hour mark, with Emma Aveyard taking second.

*These are all subject to Mark Preston's official approval and are only provisional


There were a number of 10k personal bests on the day which is surprising on such a hilly course!

  • 38:46:00 Mark Pottinger PB
  • 46:45:00 Paula Statham PB
  • 47:23:00 Helen Fay PB
  • 47:27:00 Rochelle Drake PB
  • 48:25:00 Matthew Gadd PB
  • 50:17:00 Steven Brian Crowther PB
  • 51:26:00 Nick Thompson PB
  • 51:33:00 Emma Thompson PB
  • 58:22:00 Richard Crombie PB
  • 58:34:00 Paula Pickersgill PB
  • 63:10:00 David Wetherell PB
  • 64:30:00 Emma Aveyard PB
  • 65:14:00 Kate Onyskiw PB
  • 65:53:00 Mel Shaw PB
  • 66:42:00 Richard Lambert PB
  • 68:02:00 Karen Appleyard PB
  • 75:23:00 Sandra Robertshaw PB


Huddersfield Full and Half Marathon

Report to come.


Posted on April 19, 2015 .