Many of the Lions were in Bridlington for the club’s annual weekend away where they enjoyed fabulous running along the coast in the sunshine (see photo), but there was plenty of race action nearer to home too.
Bleasdale Circle Fell Race
David Culpan ran the Bleasdale Circle Fell Race in the Trough of Bowland on Saturday. A true classic short fell race limited to 120 entries each year, the race is 5 miles long with 1,400 feet of ascent. The first mile took the runners from the community centre across fields before the ascent of Fairsnape Fell. The climb was highly technical (this is code for scrambling up on your hands and knees) near the top. The route then followed the ridge to Parlick Fell before a steep descent back to the finish. David knocked over 4 minutes off his 2015 time to finish in 52:59.
Richmond Half Marathon
780 runners took part in the Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday. The race is fast and flat and has amazing views of the Thames and Kew Gardens. The route follows the river for most of the way. Maria Harron was 3rd F40 in a fantastic time of 1:36:56. Speaking afterwards, she said it had been a “really scenic route in the sunshine”.
Liversedge Half Marathon
Stainland cleaned up at the Liversedge Half Marathon! Darren Reece and Gavin Foster led the charge, both finishing in the top ten and helping secure 1st Male Team prize.
1st Male Team: Darren Reece, Gavin Foster and Darren Young
1st M40 Darren Reece
1st M50 Darren Young
2nd M50 Derek Parrington
1st M65 John Bassinder
3rd M65 Jan King
All the Lions ran well on a hilly, blowy course.
Results: Darren Reece 1:19:38, Gavin Foster 1:20:53, Darren Young 1:26:31, Derek Parrington 1:27:15, Clayton Cutter 1:36:37, John Bassinder 1:47:27, Paul Corns 1:48:09, Richard Dunn 1:48:48, Jan King 1:50:55, Tim Walker 1:56:04, Michelle Eyre 2:02:44, Paula Pickersgill 2:09:36, Gail Schofield 2:12:08, Zoe Mallinson 2:12:20, Jenny Walker 2:17:16, Debbie Hyde 2:24:43, Alex Whyte 2:27:22, Mel Shaw 2:27:22, Melissa Vincent 2:35:51