9 Thomas Corrigan 15:26
13 Mark Hartley 15:44
27 Jen Hird 20:04
Mark Holgate was our sole representative in this race, finishing a very creditable 21st and continuing on from his good performance in the last Mid Lancs Cross Country race.
1 Richard Burney(Liverpool) 25.35
21 Mark Holgate 28.05
Conditions were not brilliant for this race, which some described as a rain-sodden bog fest, yet it still managed to attract a record turnout, including five Barlickers. A good run from Andy Collins saw him secure a top twenty finish.
17 Andrew Collins 2:15:04
56 Nick Kendall 2:29:04
94 Pete Beresford 2:40:08
103 Leanne Dinsdale 2:41:58 (5th lady)
211 Heather Driver 3:22:23 (36th lady)
There were ten Barlickers out in this race and they were led home by Stephen Shorrock who managed a top ten finish. A great run by Lorraine Slater saw her finish 2nd lady and fifteenth overall.
9 Stephen Shorrock 1:03:42
15 Lorraine Slater 1:07:13 (2nd lady)
22 John Boothman 1:10:22
31 Paula Cullen 1:13:59
33 Glenn Whittaker 1:14:23
35 Laura Craig 1:14:56
37 Dave Halliday 1:15:55
48 Karen Naylor 1:22:52
53 James Milligan 1:27:28
62 Katie Towers 1:33:19
18 Virgil Barton 1:48:46
These races are hard. It is like running two back to back marathons and then some, with over 8,800 foot of ascent thrown in for good measure. This year, the race was run in the reverse order which made it even harder than usual, as all the climbs come in the second half.
Gary Bradley finished the race in 11:47:53 in 113th positions. This time was slower than that which he achieved last year and he puts this down to the route reversal. This is a pretty good achievement when you consider that 371 runners set off on this race and only 329 of them made it to the finish line.
Ian Livesey and Gary Shaw made their way to Wigan to get in a Half Marathon before their spring Marathon. It turned out to be a great decision as they finished 1st and 3rd. Livers had a good battle with James Kevan of Horwich and came home with a time of 72:19. Gary ran a good time of 76:40.
1 Ian Livesey 72:19
3 Gary Shaw 76:40
New member Craig Shearer ran this race, as he does every year, and put in a cracking performance. He ran 33.46 and came home in 3rd place.
1 Joe Sagar(spenborough) 33.11
3 Craig Shearer 33.46