Wesham runners turn out in force

Weshams Steve Myerscough began his marathon training at Inskip
Weshams Steve Myerscough began his marathon training at Inskip
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The main event of the week was the highly successful Inskip Half Marathon.

It saw 418 finishers taking part in perfect conditions for running on a bright and fresh morning out and around the lanes through Great Eccleston and back.

Wesham had a good turnout of members competing and officiating but were outnumbered by coachloads from Yorkshire who were very welcome to make this a highly competitive and rewarding event.

The winner indeed was an Otley runner in a time of 1:10.48, with the first Wesham runner David Taylor, club runner of the year for 2016, across the finishing line in 1:19.25 for 27th place.

Next home was in-form Lee Barlow (31st, 1:20.14), followed by Jason Barlow (37th, 1:21.48).

Steve Myerscough got his marathon training off to a good start with 1:25.22 to come in 63rd place.

Peter Cruse was 72nd in 1:26.26, Carmel Sullivan was 105th overall with 1:31.56, Helen Lawrenson was 17th woman in 1:35.32 with Gemma Owen 52nd and Nicola Unsworth 53rd in 1:50.03 and 1:50.04 respectively.

Sara Ward was 58th in 1:51.19, sharing that time with Sharon Cooper, who came home in 59th place.

Sally Deacon was 112th and 374th overall in 2:05.33.

Back with the men, Stuart Topping finished 106th in 1:31.56, Jason Blagden ran well for 1:36.52 in 157th place, while Finlay McCalman was 341st in 2:00.35.

Kath Hoyer ran the Soreen Stanbury Splash, finishing 253rd and 13th W50 in 79:18.

In the Lytham Hall parkrun Paul Hetherington was the fastest Wesham runner, finishing the 5K time trial in 19:46.

Carl Groome ran 20:14, Nicola Unsworth 21:20, Duncan Carter 21:43, Ryan Azzopardi 21:55, Martin Bates 22:00, Simon Denye 22:33, Paul Eccles 24:23, Phil Leaver 24:48, Dave Young 25:57, Kim McGuire 27:52 and Ben Wrigley 27:57.

In the Preston parkrun Steve Myerscough recorded 19:34, Catherine Carrdus 20:33, Nigel Shepherd 20:51,John Bertenshaw 21:24 and Robert Brown 25:27.

Parkrun tourist Debbie Bell completed the Coventry run in 31;57, and in the Worsley Woods run, David Taylor ran 20:01, Vicky Gore 25:35 and Megan Gore 36:27 with Steven Gore just behind in 36:36.

Megan Gore competed in the Avenham junior parkrun on Sunday, running 11:56 for the 2K.