Burnden Race Reports

Tuesday 29th January 


BURNDEN’S Shay Walker won the Heaton Park 5K event at the weekend.
Shay registered his first race victory since joining the club with a time of 20mins 44secs – and did it in style.

Over in Yorkshire, Jonathan Sangster led home Burnden’s contingent at the Northern Cross Country Championships in Pontefract.
Jonathan completed the 12K course in 48:57, just nine seconds ahead of Paul Duke in 49:06.
Andy Staveley was next in 52:41, followed by Keith Thomas (53:45), Tony Wall (57:45), Christophe Menand (59:32), Chris Greenall (62:37) and Ged Turner (63:19)
Anne Ferguson was the first to finish the women’s 8K race, crossing the line in 38:20, followed by Louise Wall in 47:49.


Fearsome windy conditions on the coast made the Lytham 10-Mile race a testing challenge, with Jackie Oakes the first to get back safely, 5th F40 in a large field with a time of 1:20:42.
Phil Holden was not far behind in 1:29:54 with Denise Hodgkinson (1:33:21), Emma Walker (1:35:23) and Sarah Woodiwiss (1:36:52) next.
Debra Hennessey posted a time of 1:47:56 ahead of Wasyl Gelyczak and Peter Whiteside who finished together in 1:57:55. Gillian McGowan continued her comeback with 2:26:45.