Weather was snow joke for Wesham runners

Wesham runner Paul Carter competing at Inskip
Wesham runner Paul Carter competing at Inskip

The Inskip Half Marathon was run on Sunday and the runners set off into half an hour of blizzards and driving snow.

This didn’t put off the 351 runners, though, and there was still a good quality race.

Steve Littler was 13th overall in 1:16.39, while David Taylor finished 26th in 1:21.43 and Steve Myerscough 65th in 1:28.00.

Paul Gregory was close behind, finishing 67th in 1:28.18, Gemma Owen was 179th in 1:44.34, while Fran Hodskinson finished 290th in 2:00:50.

Heather Buckel was 324th in 2:12.01, Stephanie Blakeley 331st with 2:14.35.

Peter Cruse was 96th in 1:31.45, Troy Watson returned to action with a time of 1:45.41, Simon Denye was a tentative 209th in 1:48.19, having picked up a niggle, Rob Wallace finished 210th in 1:48.20 and Ben Wrigley was 216th with 1:48:48.

Dave Young came home 286th with 2:00:18, while Paul Carter finished 327th in 2:12.37.

Running as pacemakers, James Mulvany provided a 1:30 pace, Lee Barlow 1:45 and Steven Gore 1:50.

Wesham had a good turnout at the Lytham Hall parkrun.

Carl Groome had the fastest time of the Wesham contingent with 19:33.

Alex Rowe ran 20:54, sportingly paced to the finish by Lytham’s Andrew Draper, Ben Wrigley finished in 23:15 with Sharon Cooper back in 24:13.

Phil Leaver clocked 25:02, Stephen Twist 28:44, Debbie Bell 29:41, Sharlan Butcher 30:35 and Sue Rigby 30:43.

At Preston, Steve Myerscough stopped the clock at 19:49, Elizabeth Johnson ran 27:16 and Paul Carter 28:00.

Graham Cunliffe ran 33:49 at Hyndburn, while at the Sale Water Park run, Wesham tourists David Taylor clocked 22:10, Vicky Gore 30:43 and Steven Gore 30:44.

At the Blackpool run, Stephen Browne ran 22:34, Dave Marsland 22:57, George Kennedy 24:24, Dave Young 26:37, Tanya Barlow 27:13 and Andrew Moore 28:02.