No Half measures for Wesham’s Barnett

Wesham runner Carl Groome
Wesham runner Carl Groome
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Wesham had a good turnout at the Garstang Half Marathon on Sunday.

Garry Barnett was the fastest club member, finishing 16th in 1:27.28 on a wet and windy day.

Peter Cruse was 25th in 1:29.40, followed by Steven Gore (37th, 1:34.01), Mark Renshall (70th, 1:42.18), Nicola Unsworth (82nd, 1:47.43), Martin Bates (88th, 1:51.10), Lee Nixon (94th, 1:53.55), Dave Young (99th, 1:55.17), Sharon Cooper (116th, 1:59.28), Finlay McCalman (140th, 2:08.18), John Howorth (144th, 2:10.53) and Paul Carter (168th, 2:30.38.)

Ugis Datavs completed the Buff Joust 24, a medieval-themed 24 hour event in Worcestershire taking in part of the Severn Way run over laps of five miles.

He won the solo event with 25 laps, a four-lap advantage, where his lap times varied between 45:23 and 1:09.52, reflecting stages where he took a breather and refreshment.

Sarah Sherratt ran the Ben Nevis race with 8.7 miles and 4,419 feet of climb; she finished 413th in a time of 2:57.34.

The Grand Tour of Skiddaw was staged on Saturday at 8am, incorporating 44 miles and 7,136 feet of climb.

Simon Eaton finished 30th in 10:53.06 and Russell Mabbett 69th in 12:41.28.

Rob Danson took things easy in the Golden Ball 20 on Sunday as he makes his final preparations for the Berlin Marathon.

He finished fourth with a moderate 2:01.05, five-and-a-half minutes behind the race winner.

Paul Gregory and Carl Groome ran in the Lakeland Trails Derwentwater Challenge 15K, centred on Fitz Park in Keswick on Saturday and running onto the hills at Lonsdale Fell before coming back down Lattrigg.

The Challenge is an easier option than the main trail race which contains the faster runners.

Gregory came home in eighth place in a time of 1:19:00, just ahead of Groome who was ninth in 1:19.09.