Athletics

Athletics

Wesham runners’ championship gets underway

The Wesham Road Running Championship kicked off for the new year at the restyled Myercough 10 Mile road race.

Athletics
BWFAC runner Emily Japp

BWFAC pair produce promising debuts

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde had two runners as the Myerscough 10 – formerly the Guys 10 – took place.

Athletics
Emelie Bielec

Indoor athletics is full swing for Blackpool and Fylde coast schools

The sportshall athletics season is now in full swing at Blackpool Sports Centre for schools up and down the Fylde coast.

News
Wesham runner Paul Gregory

Wesham’s Rob races into the record books

Rob Danson strode into the Wesham record books once again with a spectacular 10-mile personal best at Sunday’s historic Brampton to Carlisle road race.

Athletics
Bev Wright and Paul Sparrow competing at the Preston 10 Mile Road Race

BWFAC runners go out on the Road

The main local race of last weekend was the Myprotein 36th Preston 10 Mile Road Race held on the lanes and roads around Hutton.

Athletics
Wesham members at the Witton parkrun

Wesham runners seek Trail title

There were a few Wesham members running in the Lytham Windmill 10K on Sunday, led home by 18th-placed Paul Hetherington in 39:51.

Athletics
Katy Wyper receiving the Quayle Trophy from Derek Newton

Wyper cleans up at BWFAC awards night

The main event for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC was a celebration of their athletes’ achievements with the club’s annual awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.

Athletics
Isaac Towers

Blackpool race hero Isaac's elite funding for Paralympic dream

Teenager Isaac Towers has been named among the track and field elite to receive funding from British Athletics as part of the sport’s world programme.

Athletics
Wesham's parkrun tourists in Poland

Wesham’s Danson joins the Cheshire set

The autumn running of the Cheshire 10K in Arley Hall took place on Saturday and Wesham’s Rob Danson had a great run to finish fourth in 31:05.

Athletics
Chris Lloyd running the Lancaster Half Marathon

BWFAC’s bragging right fight

Described as one of the most beautiful road races in the country, especially with the splendid autumnal colours, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC’s Bev Wright and Anthony Blight competed in the undulating Derwentwater 10 Mile.

Athletics
Michelle Tickle finishing the Delamere Forest Night Runner

BWFAC runners head back on the road

Road running has been the main action for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC members over the last week.

Athletics
Wesham runner Steve Swarbrick

Sun shines on Wesham runners

The sun was out for a glorious autumnal morning on Sunday and several Wesham members enjoyed the Fairclough 5-Mile race.

Athletics
Wesham runner David Taylor

Long distance event Eaton up by Wesham’s Simon

It was a busy week for running events with many marathons and half marathons taking place – and there was a thin spread of Wesham members competing in various locations.

Athletics
James Greenaway ran a PB in the West Coast Half Marathon

BWFAC’s James Coasts to a top-seven spot

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC’s James Greenaway posted a PB of 1:21.05 to claim seventh place in the West Coast Half Marathon, which started in Preston Docks and finished by Fairhaven Lake.

Athletics
Wesham's Helen Lawrenson

Wesham runners turn out in force

The end of September is traditionally a busy weekend for athletics as the autumn season gets underway.

Athletics
Lucy Tickle completes her centenary of parkruns

BWFAC pair produce standout performances

It was a relatively quiet week for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC athletes but there were two particularly impressive performances.

Athletics
Wesham runner Ryan Azzopardi

Marathon performance from Wesham’s Danson

Wesham runner Rob Danson ran a big PB when he competed in the Berlin Marathon.

Athletics
David Twizell finishing the 5K Lytham Hall parkrun in a PB of 24:58

BWFAC’s Simon bids to be a Euro star

BWFAC’s Simon Scarr went international for his second Marathon as he competed in Berlin.

Athletics
Wesham runner Paul Hetherington

Wesham’s runners make a Splash

The big event for Wesham members this week was the Yarrow River Splash 10K Trail Run in the Yarrow Country Park.

Athletics
Caroline Betmead and Michelle Tickle at the Fleetwood Triathlon

Golds for BWFAC’s awesome senior foursome

The final local outdoor track and field meeting of the season, the Blackpool Open Medals meeting, took place on a day of heavy showers and very little sun.

Athletics
Load more