Round up of Weedend results 10.10.21

1 month 2 weeks ago #4403 by Jan Forrester
Manchester Marathon was on Sunday starting close toManchester United’s famous Old Trafford ground, under the distinctive Trafford
Arch taking in a tour of the famous landmarks of Manchester.  A lovely day for it with the sun out from the
outset and no wind to speak of and a flat as a pancake course too.   32,000 runners took part in waves.  For MAC Jose Rivas Gutierrez 2 hours 47 mins,
Dan Fletcher 2.48.50, Chris Hallas, Dan Ashcroft finished in 3.28.26, Neil
Crummack and Simon Flitter 3.51.15.  For
the ladies Emma Fitzgerald 4.11.54 a PB and Kate O’Connor-Parker 4.18.02.  There was also an elite event in the full and
half marathon.In the Half Marathon for MAC Colin Davenport was pleasedwith a 1:15:21 finish and 37th position and Sophie Harrison finished in 1.50.35.
 The winner was Simon Crawford in 1.07.36 and 1stlady Martha Coyle 1.21.12.  In the elite
event the winners were Ciaran Lewis of Cardiff AC and Mollie Williams of
Stockport AC the women's.  Over at Bradwell it was the Short Tour of BradwellFell Race (7.8k/390m). The new route first used in 2019 is all off-road with
more climb and great views over Bradwell Edge, even though it was misty. It stayed dry for the race and very warm once you got goingespecially as 3 big climbs before ascending Bradwell Edge and then descending
very fast. The winner was Aaron McGrady in 36.59. 1st lady Eleanor Johnstone in
46.24. 1st MAC back in a great time of 38.18 was Toby Gill 3rd, Sam Thompson
9th in 40.58, Dad Scott 31st in 48.52, Tom Withers 51st in 53.40 and Jan
Forrester 82nd and 1st LV65 in 60.19 Grindleford Gallop also took place. 21 miles of variedterrain with some very steep ascents and descents passing through Eyam, Great
Longstone, Chatsworth Estate and Baslow and  finishing along Frogatt and Curbar Edges and
down through the woods into Grindleford. 
This usually takes place in March and luckily the weather was good.  Saturdaymorning saw The Grindleford Gallop take place. 
First back for MAC in 12th place was John Thorpe in 3:04, closely
followed by Mark Elwis in 13th in 3:06 lastly Robert Scriven in 4:12 in 134th
place. There were 290 finishers which includes Runners and walkers. 3 MACs took on the 66th Three Peak FellRace starting in  Horton-in-Ribblesdale.  This famous race covers 37.4k with 1,608 m of
ascent and descent over the most rugged and spectacular countryside of the
Yorkshire Dales.  The race traverses the
mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.   A mild and cloudy morning saw 467 runners set off,all with their own expectations and strategies for the day. Pen-y-ghent was
clearly visible for the long drag up to the summit. During the descent Bob
Foreman took a tumble and bruised his ribs. Both Whernside and Ingleborough
were in the clag and this made the wet limestone extremely slippery.  For MAC Tim Perry was 43rd O/A in 3hrs
.44min. Geoff Cooper finished after much slipping and sliding  and finally slithered to 375th O/A in 5hrs 18
min.  Bob finished in 211th O/A in 4hrs
38min. Luke Beresford of MAC 2nd claim fame had a fantastic run, finishing 26th
O/A in 3hr 34min.Despite the thrills and spills a great day out in abeautiful part of the world.  It was the return of the monthly Whitworth Thread 5k onSaturday.  £56.50 was donated for Helen’s
Trust and Blythe House Hospice.   The event was superbly organised by local
running group, Sole Mates. Les Thurston -On safari in Cornwall so a chance to drop in at Helston for the Penrose
parkrun. A fine morning with 166 runners on the course. I managed 26:10 for 1st
V70. Winners - Neil Hayhurst (Hayle Runners) 17:29, Carol Randall (Mounts Bay
Harriers) 20:20  

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