BURNDEN’S Gwen Kinloch won the L55 category at the third Red Rose Cross Country League fixture at Leverhulme Park.

Kinloch completed the muddy course in 25:53 with Anne Ferguson second in the same age group in 26:05.

Paula Pilling was the first to finish the race, 12th overall, ninth vet and third L40 in 24:18. Sarah Watton was 19th overall in 24:47.

Isaline Pollitt was second L50 in 25:45.

Other results:

Lyndsay Darbyshire (25:56), Shirley Staveley (26:11), Lucille Corrigan (26:42), Vicky Hamer (26:54), Jane Forrest (27:42), Mumtaz Patel (27:49), Katy Thompson (28:20), Linda O’Byrne (28:44), Kath Page (30:31), Sheila Christie (30:46), Julie Riddle (31:12), Jackie Cairns (33:17), Louise Wall (33:36), Joanne Darby (33:50), Fiona Ashton (35:25), Nia Bell (35:27), Liz Hopley (36:58), Dawn Evans (29:29), Rita Ledwards (45:53), Gillian McGowan (46:13).

Pilling, Watton and Pollitt combined to give the club third place in the team standings, while Kinloch’s time added to Pilling and Pollitt’s marks placed the club in the same position in the vets team list.

In the senior men’s race, Steve Nolan was the first Burnden member to finish, second V55 in 42:29.

Keith Thomas scored the other age group success for the men, third V60 in 44:53.

Other results:

Marcus Taylor (43:08), Robert Short (43:51), Paul Duke (44:12), Ed Ashton (44:35), Colin Rigby (44:46), Martyn Pollitt (46:00), Pete Hopley (46:03), Gareth Doherty (46:20), Mark Jackson (48:52), Ged Turner (50:03), Andrew Duffy (50:36), Tony Wall (50:58), Mark Butler (53:20), Colm O’Brien (54:42), Phil Holden (57:45).

Phil Glassbrook was first in the V70 race over the shorter course in 31:58.

After three races, Paula Pilling is 14th overall and third place in the L40 category on seven points, Isaline Pollitt is third in the L50 standings with four points and Shirley Staveley and Lyndsay Darbyshire fifth equal on nine points.

Kinloch is second in the L55 standings with four points, with Anne Ferguson third on five points and Jane Forrest sixth on 11 points.

Overall the club stands third in the table with 92pts, 11 adrift of second-placed Radcliffe AC.

Steve Nolan is the highest ranked club male runner in 37th place on 81pts. He is second in the V55 standings after three races on three points, with Martyn Pollitt seventh in the same category on 12, Andrew Duffy eighth on 17 points and Colm O’Brien 14th on 34 points.

Keith Thomas is posed at third V60 on six points.

Paul Duke is 13th in the V40 category so far on 27 points, ahead of Gareth Doherty in 15th spot with 35 points and Marcus Chester 17th on 36 points.

Marcus Taylor is 11th V45 going into the final race with 21 points. Ed Ashton is 11th in the V50 section on 23, a point ahead of Pete Hopley.

Lorraine Halwood completed her 36th marathon, part of the Kirkstall Abbey Trail Running Festival in Leeds. Halwood completed the course in 4:58:53.

Liz McLellan was first F45 and second in the women’s race at the 13 Arches Half Marathon leading home the turn-out of 14 Burnden members in a time of 1:36:49.

There were also age group wins for four other members, Lyndsay Darbyshire in the F50 category with a time of 1:41:44, Anne Ferguson in F55 with 1:50:46, Mumtaz Patel in F40 with 1:53:16 and Phil Glassbrook in M70 with his time of 2:10:48.

Isaline Pollitt was third F50 in 1:47:58.

Other results:

Don Nichol (1:49:08), Richard Blake (1:51:35), Katy Thompson (1:53:08), Mark Kenny (1:59:49), Elaine Roper (2:01:54), Emma Walker (2:27:43), Louise Fox (2:27:44), Tracy Hindley (2:57:00).

Five members travelled to Preston for the MyProtein 10-Mile Road Race with Adrian Ashburn first home in 1:17:32.

Less than two minutes behind was Jackie Oakes (1:19:19) followed by Gayle Gerrard in 1:20:44, Denise Hodgkinson in 1:29:59 and Debra Hennessey with a time of 1:34:47. 

Tim Taylor completed the Run in the Dark 10K midweek around Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium complex and despite a nasty fall in the first mile battled on to complete the race in 47:20.

FIVE STAR: Burnden’s quintet of runners (from left) Gayle Gerrard, Denise Hodgkinson, Debra Hennessey, Jackie Oakes and Adrian Ashburn at Preston