Wesham’s Danson leaves the rest trailing

Wesham's Rob Danson leads the rest of the field
Wesham's Rob Danson leads the rest of the field

Rob Danson (pictured) was a clear winner in the St Annes 10-Miler road race on Sunday.

He covered the out-and-back course in an excellent time of 52:59 with Lee Barlow 29th in 1:05.31 and Steve Myerscough 33rd in 1:06.18.

Carl Groome was 41st in 1:08.18, leading in Helen Lawrenson (73rd, 1:12.43), Gemma Owen (114th, 1:19.18) and Kerry Eccles (153rd, 1:24.44).

Troy Watson was 82nd in 1:14.04, Simon Denye 100th with 1:17.18, Rob Wallace 120th in 1:20.28, Stephen Browne 128th with 1:21.21, Ryan Azzopardi 141st in 1:23.20, while Dave Young won the M70 category in 1:27.24 for 174th place overall.

Rob Danson Snr was 187th in 1:28.50, Ben Wrigley 198th in 1:29.42. Anne Berry 204th in 1:30.25. Pauline Eccleston 226th with 1:33.24. Kay Twist 232nd in 1:34.07 and Sue Rigby 305th overall in 1:44.27.

There were just three Wesham members running in the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships, held at Harewood House.

In the senior women’s race of one medium and one large lap, Jenn Thompson finished 332nd in 47:39 for the 8K.

In the senior men’s 12K of two large laps, David Taylor finished 261st with a time of 50:03.

John Collier worked his way through the field, making good progress to place 563rd in 58:39.

There were 761 runners in the senior men’s ranks.

There was a new event on the block in the shape of the Hunters 10K on Sunday.

David Taylor, having run the Northern Cross Country Championships the previous day, took to the streets and was eighth with a very creditable time of 37:13.

Paul Hetherington was 26th in 39:11, Chris Moss 82nd in 44:39, Elliott Costello 86th with 45:00, Tracey Hulme 96th in 45:39, Phil Leaver 114th in 47:56, Alan Taylor 118th with 48:14, Michaela Dempsey 127th in 48:48 and Gemma Owen 156th in 51:59.