BURNDEN’S women left Haigh Hall in Wigan with a trio of age-group victories in the four-mile Central Lancs Grand Prix event.
Paula Pilling was first female vet and third female finisher overall in 28mins 32secs, Izzy Pollitt was first F50 with a time of 29:59 and Lyndsay Darbyshire headed the F45 group on 31:00.
Sarah Watton’s time of 30:19 allowed her, Pilling and Pollitt to claim second place in the team rankings.
Other age group performances of note included Anne Ferguson claiming second F55 in 31:42, Jane Forrest third F55 in 34:05 and Linda Byrne third F40 with her time of 34:30.
Rob Short finished 15th overall in 25:26 to lead the club’s representation home. Lee White was next, his time of 26:37 earning him fourth place in the V40 group.
Marcus Taylor was third V45 in 27:25, followed by Ed Ashton fourth V50 in 27:33, Keith Thomas second V55 27:54 and Don Nichol third V60 on 32:35.
Rob, Lee, Marcus and Paul put the club fourth in the men’s team standings.
Marcus Chester (26:46), Paul Duke (26:48), Mark Jackson (27:32), Laurence Keighley (27:56), Andy Duffy (29:42), Tony Wall (29:52), Gareth Doherty (30:28), Dave Swift (30:47),
Vicki Hamer (31:22), Steven Bate (31:26), John Edge (33:57), David Broadhurst (33:59), Gayle Gerrard (35:52), Andy Warburton (36:26), Carolyn Barker (36:35), Craig Philpot (36:42), Phil Holden (36:52), Sarah Woodiwiss (37:04), Julie Newton (37:10), Emma Walker
(37:11), Jenna Leeks (37:19), Alec Cottrill (37:34), Karen Taylor (39:56), Mark Davis (40:10), Fiona Ashton (40:44), Sally Cottrill (40:49), Debra Hennessey (40:51), Louise Fox (41:11), Sharon Drew (42:25), Kierenne Baldwin (42:43), Joanne Darby (43:02), Louise Wall (44:20), Christine Fernon (50:16), Gillian McGowan (50:50), Dawn Evans (51:19), Johnny McGowan (51:51), Anne Larkin (51:51), Rita Ledwards (51:51), Bill Kelly (55:53), Ann Hardman 58:25), Jessica Sammon (1:01:22).
Four Burnden members travelled to the Lake District for the Montane 13 Trail Race at Howgills. Nick Taylor was the first of the quartet to finish, posting a time of 2:31:38. Alec Cottrill completed the tough course in 3:03:21, followed by Sally Cottrill in 3:34:55 and Maria Parkinson in 4:14:17.
Dawn Evans headed to Yorkshire for the Malhamdale Trail Challenge, a tough nine-mile course which tests both fell runners and walkers along a route which takes in sections of the Pennine Way and Janet's Foss – which has been voted one of the Top 10 Secret Trails of The National Trust. Evans completed the challenge in 2:36:26.
Paul Johnson focused on a trip to Leyland for a crack at the Worden Park 10K, a scenic two-lap course, and finished in a time of 48:19.