Wesham runners’ championship gets underway

Wesham runner Peter Cooke and his brother
Wesham runner Peter Cooke and his brother

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

There was a good turnout with 258 runners taking part.

David Taylor was Wesham’s first finisher, finishing 12th in 1:01.23 ahead of Lee Nixon (84th, 1:17.05), Martin Bates (85th, 1:17.07), Ben Wrigley (117th, 1:21.50), Dave Young (121st, 1:22.20), Paul Carter (150th, 1:26.20), Gemma Owen (159th, 1:27.28) and Finlay McCalman (178th, 1:31.06).

Peter Cruse was among the 302 runners who took part in the Hoad Hill Xmas Pudding 10K at Ulverston, finishing 25th in 39:45.

The Northern Masters held their Xmas Predictor race at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday, followed by their AGM.

Kath Hoyer was fourth in the 10K with a deficit of 0:40 seconds in running 48:05.

Alex Rowe was fourth in the 5K with a 0:43 second deficit, running 21:16.

Dave Waywell was 14th in the 5K with a 4:50 deficit, having run 38:51.

Peter Cooke ran a Turkey Trot 5K race on Thanksgiving Day with his brother and they finished together in 27:52.

The Wakefield parkrun saw Steven Gore (25:03), Megan Gore and Vicky Gore (39:27) in action.

Steve Myerscough (19:34), Robert Brown (25:29) and Lynn Brown (32:05) ran at Preston with Graham Cunliffe (34:08) at Hyndburn and Martin Woods (23:16) at Worsley Woods.

Alex Rowe (20:33), Sharon Cooper (23:38), Dave Young (24:35), Phil Leaver (25:50), Ben Wrigley (25:37), Finlay McCalman (27:04), Diane Blagden (27:22), Heather Buckel, Stephanie Blakely (both 29:38), Debbie Bell (29:54), Sharlan Butcher (33:02), Kerry Eccles (35:10), Julie Rooney (37:46), Emma Davies (38:26), Madeleine Azzopardi (40:02), Jessica Turner (40:23) and Ryan Azzopardi (40:24) ran at Lytham.

At Blackpool, Stephen Browne ran 23:29 and Dave Marsland 32:01.