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Wesham women team up for top-10 finish

Wesham's Sarah Sherratt, Kath Hoyer, Emma Lund and Jenn Thompson
Wesham's Sarah Sherratt, Kath Hoyer, Emma Lund and Jenn Thompson

The New Year kicked off with the Lancashire Country Cross Country Championships held at Blackburn’s Witton Park.

Wesham had fewer entrants than in previous years but the women, in particular, turned out a few runners.

On the 8K course, Sarah Sherratt was 37th in 32:39 with Emma Lund 38th in 32:42.

Kath Hoyer won the Lancashire W55 gold medal with 34:32, giving her 49th overall, while Jenn Thompson (54th, 36:32) completed the Wesham women’s team in 10th place and the veterans’ team sixth.

The senior men’s race was over 10K with Steve Myerscough 104th in 41:58, Martin Bates 149th in 50:37 and Ben Wrigley 152nd in 55:13.

Kath Hoyer ushered in the New Year at John Schofield’s New Year Awakener in Whitworth, finishing 37th in 27:27 with Dave Waywell 62nd in 32:02.

Two Wesham runners took on the Central Lancashire Half Marathon with David Taylor 14th in 1;24.59 and Finlay McCalman 351st in 2:18.05.

Kath Hoyer was in action again in the Hit the Trail run in Stockport on Sunday, where she was 132nd in 39:13 and Dave Waywell 236th in 45:34.

The Lytham Hall parkrun saw Phil Leaver and Gary Moore both run 25:21, leading in Kay Twist (25:48), Graham Cunliffe (27:16), Kerry Eccles (27:24), Martyn Taylor (27:55), Sally Deacon (29:46) and Debbie Bell (31:38).

Preston saw Steve Myerscough finish in 19:57, Robert Brown 26:56 and Debbie Myerscough 31:46, while Steve Pike clocked 25:17 at St Helens.

The Gore family was at the Ganavan Sands parkrun near Oban, where Steven ran 20:30, Megan Gore 46:50 and Vicky Gore 48:02, while Carl Groome (20:27) and Sue Rigby (32:06) were at Conwy.

As for Blackpool, James Mulvany ran 17:46, Steve Waterhouse 18:25, Lee Barlow 19:56, Helen Lawrenson 21:14, David Taylor 21:49, Sean Murray 22:43, Dave Marsland 23:11, Andrew Moore 27:33 and Kim McGuire 30:10.