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Weekly round up & race report

week ending Sunday 3rd April 2022

Last week’s events started off early with a small flock of stray lambs ditching club night for the short, punishing Rossendale Harriers Liver Hill Fell Race. 

Dan Stacey, Lee Entwistle and Matt Smith took part in this out and back, up and down treat starting and finishing at Marl Pits Leisure Centre. 

Saturday’s parkrunners were found in most of the usual places along with lone Rams at Wilmslow parkrun - Adrian Campbell, Hyndburn parkrun - Karen Leach, Hyde parkrun - Chris Swainson and Wepre parkrun - Paula Jones

This week's furthest adventurers were Ben Knight and Stephen Yates who took on Parke parkrun in Torbay. 

Sarah Sutcliffe put down a marker for the ladies with an impressive 20:53 at the anytime Club Championship event at Peel parkrun.

A special mention to Catherine and Luisa Shield who both completed their 100th parkruns at Heaton parkrun.

The full list of Rams at parkruns last weekend can be found here.

On form Paula Pilling wasn’t ripping it up at Bolton this week because she was resting before ripping it up as the lone Ram at the Trotters 5. Paula finished third lady overall and picked up an age group win whilst she was at it. 

On Sunday Simon Jones was lucky enough to be taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon with a PB time of 1:35.

Geoff Proctor and Dean Corrie took on the Sunnywood Project’s non-competitive but gruelling lap of the 44-mile Rossendale Way.

Anyone looking at the RRC Facebook pages this weekend can’t have failed to have seen all the big marathon news. Chris Fargher celebrated his Paris achievement in true Rammy style. 

Closer to home a flock of incredible performances at Manchester Marathon were sandwiched between Gary Young and Kayleigh Hadfield’s landmark performances.

Eve Hart crossed the Manchester Marathon finish line for the 7th time in a row, having completed every Manchester Marathon since 2016, and Chris Swainson completed the event for the first time.

Other Rams to cross the line included Ally Harris, Fiona Chick, Hannah Chick, Martin Chepner, Sacha Cooper, Andrew Norman, Katy Whitwell, Tom White, Connor Barrett, Neil Critchley, Matthew Briggs, Nigel Hartley, Ben Jones, Peter Taylor, Richard Jones, Ali Mckittrick, and Zoe Molyneux doing Zoe stuff as part of her amazing fundraising effort for Parkinson’s disease charities.

 

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