Wesham’s runners make a Splash

Wesham runner Paul Hetherington
Wesham runner Paul Hetherington
Share this article
Have your say

The big event for Wesham members this week was the Yarrow River Splash 10K Trail Run in the Yarrow Country Park.

Won by Gareth Booth of Horwich in 42:18, this was a challenging and testing course.

Lee Barlow and Paul Gregory were neck and neck throughout, Barlow coming in with 45:04 for fourth place with Gregory fifth in 45:27.

Steve Myerscough (45:58) was seventh, followed by Paul Hetherington, who was 10th in 47:37.

Steven Gore finished 11th in 48:11, ahead of Jason Blagden (16th, 50:27), Helen Lawrenson (23rd, 52:13), Mark Renshall (33rd, 53:03) and Kath Hoyer (61st, 59:05).

Sharon Cooper was 73rd in 1:03.11, edging out Vicky Gore (74th, 1:03.15), Rob Wallace (76th, 1:03.22) and Robert Danson (77th, 1:03.23).

Next home was Diane Blagden (93rd, 1:06.52), ahead of Tanya Barlow and Maureen Danson, who were 101st and 102nd in 1:08.03.

Dave Waywell finished 108th in 1:10.04, leading in Debbie Myerscough (110th, 1:11.00), Kerry Eccles (115th, 1:11.57), Victoria Birkett (39th, 1:13.28), Anne Berry (130th, 1:14.41), Pauline Eccleston (131st, 1:14.41), Caz Wadsworth (159th, 1:21.33) and Julie Rooney (160th, 1:21.33).

John Bertenshaw competed in the English Half Marathon at Warrington on Sunday, finishing 157th with a chip time of 1:30.00 and a gun time of 1:30.03.

Parkrun action saw Nichola Unsworth (21:16) at Edinburgh with the Gores at Lyme Park where Steven finished in 22:22, Megan 39:41 and Vicky 39:42.

Competing at Blackpool were Lee Barlow (18:18), Dave Taylor (18:40), Peter Cruse (19:36), Helen Lawrenson (20:09), Carl Groome (20:35), Jonathan Lawson (22:22), Michaela Dempsey (24:42), Robert Brown (24:45), Dave Young (24:50), Debbie Bell (29:52), Sue Rigby (31:18), Lynn Brown (32:02) and Kerry Eccles (39:32).