We have experienced a corruption on the web site.  Please bear with us whilst we seek to get back to normal.  Unfortunately there are no photographs at present and the formatting has been lost.

Update Dec 09 – unfortunately I have been busy and haven’t managed to sort the site out.  I will start adding more news again albeit without photos.  I do need XC reports because I am injured and not running at present.  No reports then no details on here!

I really could do with some news items.  Please email anything to wycoller at btinternet.com  (please replace the “at” with @).

Mid Lancs XC Liverpool



The Mid Lancs version of the results is now available on the league site www.midlancs.org.uk.  We had two team results – the U13 boys came a creditable 3rd and the U15 girls came 5th.  Lets hope that we can turn out a few more teams for our more local fixtures in the new year.

Presentation evening



Full report of the season and phot was in the Lancashire Telegraph thanks to Andy Mcallister – have a look online.  There was also a report and photo in the Colne Times.  Congratulations to Lucy Chadwick who won the top award.

Winter Training



Just a reminder that we are now into the full winter training schedules, all sessions start at 7pm. On Mondays the groups are:

Young athletes (Bernard) – Pendle Vale School.  Indoor sportshall session, all welcome

Intermediate group (Paul) – Pendle Vale School.  Mix of sportshall with Bernard and outdoor running for older ones (around school grounds rather than road)

Endurance group – Pendle Vale School.  Road run in all weathers unless very icy.  Runners must wear reflective clothing.  Parents are encouraged to run with this group.

Throws group – at Seedhill track

Sprint group – at Seedhill track.

On Wednesdays there is no young athletes group and all other groups train at Seedhill.  The sprint and endurance squads will sometimes do a road run when reflective clothing is required.

Presentation Evening



The 2009 Annual Presentation evening has been arranged for the 20th November at Nelson Cricket Club next to the Seedhill track.

If you haven’t been before we present certificates to athletes who have competed for the Club and trophies for various categories.  We try and keep this fairly short so that everyone can then enjoy the disco and bar, we also provide pie and peas.  There is a small charge to cover the costs.  Light hearted games help to ensure that us non dancers also have a good time.

All club members and families are welcome.




There will be no young athlete session on 26th October (half term).  This is because part of the sports hall is being used for an exam.  Pendle Vale have promised us that this is a one off; short notice cancellations is why we have moved from Park!

There was a good turnout for the first indoor session this week with 32 younger athletes indoors and 17 older athletes going on a run with parents.

We return to Pendle Vale on Monday 2nd November 7pm to 8pm.

Just a reminder that athletes are invited to join the outdoor runners by the coaches based on ability and age.  Please accept their decisions which are in the best interests of the young people.

Everyone running on the roads must wear bright and reflective tops; this includes parents.  The Club do supply bibs but if there are not enough or they are not available then athletes will not be allowed out.  White t shirts are not sufficient.

Quarry Rat Runs and Withins Skyline



A good turnout on a foul morning up at Penistone Quarry near Haworth for the first woodentops race of the season.  Congratulations to Declan Bulmer who won the U16 two lap race by some large margin.  Results at www.woodentops.org.uk.  Next race is the Sunday before Christmas when fancy dress is the order of the day for youngsters in particular.

There is a great video featuring a couple of Pendle juniors on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPrGo3-6ix0

Mid Lancs XC Kendal



A full report from Bryan Wildman:

It was a pleasant Saturday afternoon in Kendal on 10th October where 20 Pendle athletes gathered to compete in the first of this seasons races of the Mid Lancs Cross Country League. The sun was shining and athletes were chilled out as they gathered together chatting about the course amongst other things.

In the first race of the day the U11 girls Natrika Wildman and Neve Barnes ran well to finish 6th and 14th respectively in a large field. Natrika commenting it was her hardest race ever and Neve overcoming her early nerves to finish strongly with a sprint finish.

The U11 boys consisted of Daemon Metcalfe, Thomas Marchant and Gregan Baker and they competed in a field of 40 runners. Although Daemon was feeling under the weather he completed the course in 31st position. Thomas ran strongly to finish 9th, but an outstanding run by Gregan “making his debut for Pendle” saw him complete the course in 7th.

Alice Parkinson continues to improve and having moved up this year to U13 girls, she ran soundly to finish 24th and in the middle of the pack.

After cheering on his younger brother in the earlier race it was James Marchants turn to stretch his legs in the U13 boy’s race. He completed the course in a commendable 21st position. The plaudits in this race though have to go to Matthew Dutton who produced a fine run to finish 3rd, carrying on where he left off last season. Well done Matthew.

Pendle’s U15 girls team comprised of Jade Lord 5th, Emily Wilson 10th, Lucy Alderman 17th and Alice Garnett 24th and this was good enough to finish 2nd on the day in the team competition.

Coming from an outstanding season in the fells Emma Spencer finished 5th in her first start of the season. She will definitely benefit from this run out and will surely be one to keep an eye out for again this season. Pendle’s other U17 ladies were Holly Crabtree 10th and Melissa Berry 15th.  After some initial confusion the U17 women have now been confirmed as 1st team (there are 3 counters in this age group).

U15 boy Jamie Partridge followed his good run in the Road Relays at Blackpool with another impressive run finishing 26th just 1 place and 3 seconds behind Neng Wildman.

In the Seniors Pendle were represented by Faye Holden, John Anderson and Jack Thompson. However Jack succumbed of a bout of asthma and was unable to complete the course, pulling out of the race on the third lap

To summarise 20 competitors turned out on the day and there were some memorable performances especially from the younger athletes.

Wasdale Head BOFRA race



Congratulations to club member Ben Johnson who runs for Wharfedale on the fells.  He won the final race of the season in a very tight finish and has won the overall championship.  Ben has another season in this age group so the win is even more impressive.

Due to the clash with the XC only a few made the long journey up to this, one of the toughest races.  Thomas and Sarah thrived on the very steep descent although Angela’s comments at the end are unrepeatable!

Paul decided that the normal descent wasn’t steep enough and took a long detour towards Great Gable in thick cloud.  Even more embarrassingly the showfield commentary reported on the lower part of the descent after everyone else was home.

Emma helps England girls to gold!



England team with Winder in background

In the junior home international fell race at Sedbergh on 4th October Emma Spencer came 6th helping the U16 English girls to gold against Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales.  Top ten results below, note the same time given to 1st and 2nd, photos to follow:

Ffion Price Wales U16G 1 22:53
Mel Hyder England U16G 2 22:53
Laura Riches England U16G 3 23:37
Halina Rees Scotland U16G 4 23:52
Scout Adkin Scotland U16G 5 24:04
Emma Spencer England U16G 6 24:09
Beckie Taylor England U16G 7 24:38
Emma Sharkey Ni U16G 8 25:25
Lauren Harries Wales U16G 9 25:50
Sinead Mcdonald Eire U16G 10 26:23

Victorious U16 girls team

The Winter!



With the road relays, most T&F and English fell champs finished thoughts turn to the autumn and winter.  Whilst this is good time to have a short break (talk to your coach) and a chance to do some endurance work there are still plenty of races around.

Fell running goes all year round and the final event of the Bofra champs is at Wasdale in a few weeks time.  Whilst quite a drive this is a classic fell race in the real mountains!  We then move onto Haworth Moor for the start of the Penistone Quarry races (see www.woodentops,org.uk).  For the serious seniors there is the Tour Of Pendle which at 18 miles and 4500 ft will need you to start  training in the next week or so.

Cross Country races are organised by two local leagues the Mid Lancs (www.midlancs.org.uk) and the Red Rose.  Pendle only enter club teams in the former but athletes can enter Red Rose races on the day for a small fee.

The Mid Lancs kicks off with a race at the showground in Kendal ( a new venue for me) on the 10th October.  The following race is combined with a national cross country event at Sefton Park Liverpool, whilst a reasonable drive this is a chance to see a high profile athletics event with stars that you will recognise.

For younger athletes there will be the Sportshall competitions.  I will post more details when I have them.

For XC and fell during the winter go well prepared.  Spectators are often best in wellies and athletes should have a non cotton t shirt to wear under their club vest on colder days (such as a helly hansen thermal top).  In the very coldest weather some athletes will run in hat and gloves; you can always throw them at your mom part way round.  Girls often wear 3/4 length running tights and tracksters aren’t out of place if very cold.

Northern Athletics Young Athletes Road Relay Championships



Fantastic news in that the U15 girls won gold at this prestigious event held in Blackpool.  This was supported by the U13 boys winning silver whilst the U15 boys just missed out on bronze.

The U15 boys team of Neng Wildman, Declan Bulmer and Jamie Partridge put in a commendable showing in last weeks relays. Jamie was particularly impressive on his debut run and only missed out on a Bronze medal in the last 40m.

English Fell championships – final positions

Only 2 club athletes completed the required 4 races in this elite championships.  Emma Spencer picked up the bronze medal in the U16 girls with a 3rd place in the final race near Middlesborough in championship order.  Younger brother Oliver also won a t shirt in the U12 boys.  I believe that this means that Emma has been selected to run for England in the Home Countries international in October, unfortunately for Emma England are hosting the event this year.

Embsay Bofra champs fell race

With many of the top runners up at the English champs race this was a good opportunity for club runners to pick up points.  A lovely day with an altered route to avoid a freshly seeded field, although some U17s were directed the wrong way by spectators/walkers on the top.  A good learning point in making sure that you have some idea of the route!  Results when available.

Burnsall Bofra champs fell race

A fantastic 16 club members turned out for this race in ideal conditions.  Fell running is extremely popular at the moment and there were 103 junior runners in total.  Most younger members also managed a swim in the river afterwards.

There are two Bofra champs races left with Embsay this weekend and the climax at Wasdale on the 2nd saturday in October.  This weekend also sees the final round of the FRA England junior champs at Vikings Chase in the NE.  This is a mandatory event for those chasing places and well worth the drive up.  However this does leave a few points up for grabs in the Bofra champs!

Pendle Open T&F Meeting – Sunday 6th September

Thanks to everyone who competed and helped organise this event.  The rain held off until after we had finished.  Numbers were down due to clashing meetings but it was still a good chance to finish off the T&F season especially for the younger athletes who cannot compete in the leagues.

Results are now available on the  results page.

Particular congratulations to the various people who set new open meeting records.  From Pendle Lucy Chadwick broke a very long standing record in the shot just short of her own club record.  Chatting to her afterwards Lucy believes that 12m isn’t far off!  I believe that Lucy also set a new club record for U15 hammer with 34.10m because this event isn’t recognised in our club records – I will obtain clarification on this.

Bradley Fell Race

Whilst most club members were at the track the specialist fell runners were at Bradley near Skipton.  No results yet but there were 4 club runners.

The next fell race is the Bofra champs race at Burnsall.  This is a classic course which favours the brave in the seniors race.

England Athletics membership cards

If any athlete hasn’t received their EA membership card and competitors number please could you let Christine know.  EA have changed the system this year and to say that it is chaotic is an understatement.

Inter counties T&F

I don’t have full details but do know that Lucy Chadwick won the U15 girls shot with a put of 11.78m which is yet another club record.  I’ve lost count of how many times Lucy has set new records this year.  Jade Lord also obtained a very creditable 3rd place in the U15 800m but I don’t have a time.  Apologies to Charlotte Beech who I missed initially and obtained a PB of 33.74 in her first full season of competition and To Zac Child who threw 11.04 m in the shot and came 5th.

In the mid lancs medla meeting at Wigan the only results I have are that Lucy Chadwick came 1st in the shot and hammer and 2nd in the discus.

Muker Show

Another wet day in Swaledale for this Bofra senior champs race.  Being a week day and that it isn’t a junior champs race only the hardcore group of club fell runners were present (8 seniors and juniors).  The highlight was Emma Spencer coming in as first lady in the joint senior/U17 race.  The prize money made up for her disappointment at Hebden earlier in the week.

The race was run over the wet weather route avoiding a crossing of the River Swale which was in torrent.  This made for a longer race.  David Wilson also had a great run beating his Dad and older brother.

Kilnsey Show & Sports

The barbeque summer continued into September with some torrential rain making the very steep Kilnsey course extremely tricky.  A small club turnout with most people back at work, however everyone survived and enjoyed themselves.  Nice to see former club members Lois and Emma supporting everyone although neither was running.   Great video of the senior race on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_wiJxScGJU.  Paul was the only club member in the seniors although Dawn was also running.

Hebden Sports

Photo © David Brett see  http://www.photos-dsb.co.uk for many other photos of Pendle athletes on and off the fell.

The rain held off until the U17 and senior races as the end of summer fell running caravan moved onto Hebden near Grassington.  For the juniors this is one of the favourite events of the year with many topping up their pocket money in the fun races.  Sarah just beat Emma in the senior ladies potato race and Paul won his first ever race in the V50 sprint!

In the fell races there was a good club turnout the highlight being Emma’s 2nd place in the senior ladies race.  She was out for a win (totally unrelated to the prize money on offer!) and was leading lady at the top.  Emma is no slouch on the descents but in the end she was beaten by Lisa Lacon, one of the top ladies in the UK over the shorter distances.  The dales haven’t quite caught up with equal rights so Emma walked away with nothing whereas 2nd man won £30!  Emma also features in a professional video of last years sports day.

More pictures and results to follow.

Malhamdale Show

Another mixed weather day saw a good group of club fell runners at this traditional dales show.  Results are difficult to come by for this race but Emma Spencer came first and was well up with the leading boys.  Ben Johnson also won his race beating some of his close rivals.  Everyone enjoyed running through the ford which was much deeper than usual.

Reeth Show

A small group of Pendle fell runners travelled up to Swaledale for this Bofra junior champs race thanks to some people offering lifts.  Emma Spencer came first and cemented her 2nd place in the championship behind Mel Hyder.  Ben Johnson came 2nd and is also 2nd in the championship, however this could change because one strong contender could just make the 8 counters if he competes in every remaining race.  David Wilson has made a good start in the U17s this year and beat his dad.

A damp day but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Lancashire selections

Four Pendle juniors have been selected to represent Lancashire at the Northern Inter Counties meeting this weekend.  They are Jade Lord in the 800m, Lucy Chadwick in the shot, Zac Childs and James Blackburn in the pole vault.

Fell Successes

2nd claim Pendle runner Ben Johnstone is the new U14 Lancashire fell champion.  Competing at Darwen on Saturday 22nd August Ben won the championship at what was also an English Junior FRA championship race.  Meanwhile at Gargrave Show Declan Bulmer made the most of some of the top runners being elsewhere and won the Bofra U14 race picking up valuable championship points.  Sam Richards came 2nd in his race at Gragrave and then went onto run at Burnsall Feast in the seniors race a couple of hours later.

Mid Lancs Medal meeting

This takes place this Saturday (22nd August) at Wigan.  If you have competed in earlier mid lancs competitions then you can win a medal, but anyone can enter.  Postal entries have now closed but entry on the day is OK, just slightly more expensive, but at £5 for all 3 events is very affordable.

Eleanor triumphs for GB & NI

Competing in the combined events international 19 year Eleanor competed in the U23 event.  She broke 4 PBs including setting new Club records in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.68 seconds and 5.87 in the long jump.  The overall result was also a personal PB.

These fantastic results helped the GB team win ahead of France and Switzerland.

Fell Running round up

Club members have been turning up at races across the north of England in the past few weeks.  The highlight was Rusland Show in Cumbria where Josh Duffy won the 800m handicap from the back (on grass and with undulations) just ahead of a plucky Robbie Johnstone who led most of the race and finished 2nd.  Josh went on to 3rd place in the U17 fell race followed by David Wilson in 4th.  Ben Johnstone won the U14 race and was allowed to enter the short U17 race where he came 2nd in a tight finish.  Paul foolishly ran both 5 mile fell race and the shorter senior fell race.

Next weekend sees the next round of the English Champs at Darwen gala which is also the Lancashire junior champs.  The same day sees a Bofra champs race at Gargrave Show and the famous Burnsall Feast race.  It is possible for seniors to run both the last 2 races which are only a few miles apart.

The following Wednesday sees a Bofra junior only champs race at Reeth Show in Swaledale (there is a senior race).

The bank holiday weekend sees the busiest few days in the race calendar.  On Saturday there is the famous Grasmere Sports one of the oldest and probably most well known of the short fell races.  The same day there is also Malham Show.  Bank holiday Monday will see most club fell racers at the low key Hebden Sports. Tuesday is the large Kilnsey Show followed by a Bofra senior champs race on the Wednesday at Muker Show.  There are a couple of other races the same weekend!


Membership fees are due early in the calendar year after they have been set at the AGM.  New members are allowed 2 weeks to see if they settle in and are then asked to join the Club.  Some long standing athletes (and others) still haven’t paid for the current year which is not acceptable.  There will be a name and shame list down at the track – if you feature please pay immediately or tender your resignation!

Northern T&F League

The combined Pendle/Burnley team won their last fixture and finished comfortably at the top of the league and therefore gained promotion.  We have some very talented individuals but need to turn out more people next season – start training now!

Young Athletes League

Final results now out and we have come top of our league by one point!  Well done to everyone who competed, there have been some great individual performances throughout the season.

Next year takes us back with bigger clubs.  We can do well if we turn out enough athletes.  If you have competed this year and enjoyed it why not tell your mates and get them to have a go next summer.

I hope everyone enjoys the school holidays.  Remember that we are training as normal throughout the summer.

Hyndburn U11s

On a sunny Wednesday evening at Wilsons Playing Fields, a relatively small number of 6 Pendle athletes walked away with 10 medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze.

U11 Pendle girls dominated Emma Layfield ended up with Gold in the 80m ,and 600m and jumping 3.40m in the LJ to win Silver.  Natrika Wildman was runner up to Emma in the 600m, won Bronze in the 80m and achieved a new PB with a LJ of 3.60m.

U10  Boys – Jensen Barker raced away with Gold in 80m in a highly impressive fashion, won Silver in 600m and Bronze in the Long Jump.

U11 Boys – The highlight of the evening came when Daemon Metcalfe won Gold in the 80m, with his dad commenting “its the first time he’s ever won a race”.

The other two Pendle athletes, did themselves justice, overcoming any nerves they may have had and competed very well.

Best Regards
Bryan Wildman

Weekly roundup – 20thJuly 2009

Last week was a busy one with the highlight being the final round of the young athletes league on Sunday.  I haven’t received a report yet and the results aren’t online – information welcomed.

Eleanor Markendale has been selected to represent GB this coming weekend at Heptathlon.  The international is in Watford (unfortunately said Eleanor!) against France, Switzerland and others.

The fell runners had a busy week with various people running at Waugh’s Well, Widdop and Hawkswick Dash.  Hawkswick was the highlight with some promising new youngsters enjoying their first season of running.

Paul, Sarah and Anna Anderson were in Lancaster on Saturday for a level 1 coaches course which they all passed.  This helps boost our qualified coach pool and to provide high quality coaching to our youngsters,  If anyone else is interested in helping out as a coach then please talk to Paul or Christine – ladies especially welcomed!

Lucy wins at English Schools

Just back from Scotland to find that Lucy Chadwick won the shot competition at English Schools with 11m 66!

Those well versed in athletics competitions will know the significance of this – for the rest of us Noel described English Schools as the kids Olympics.  Lucy was the only Club competitor (representing Lancashire schools) and not only did she win but she smashed her own club record by 1/2 m. I believe that this is the 5th time that Lucy has broken the club record.

Summer Training

The Club will operate as normal throughout the summer holidays thanks to our new larger team of coaches.  Get down and keep fit and bring a friend along as well.  We hope to have a barbeque one Monday night during August – date to be confirmed.

Alva Highland Games

Ten club athletes made the long trip up to Alva near Stirling for the British Hill Running Championship.  Held as part of the 153rd Alva highland games the whole of the course is visible from the games arena and the descent is notoriously difficult.   Everyone ran well in hot conditions, the very dry hillside was slippier than normal resulting in a few sore backsides and lots of gorse prickles.  Onto the short Hawkswick Dash race in the Dales on Sunday.

Pendle Open Meeting – Sunday 6th September

Make sure that this date is in your diary – all club members are encouraged to compete.  This is a meeting at Seedhill open to all runners.  Club members will get entry forms nearer the time and one will be posted on here as well.

First weekend in July

The Northern League meeting was a great success with Pendle finishing in top place.  Thanks to all of the helpers who set up and took down – starting at 8am and finishing just before 7pm.  Many thanks to Norman and helpers from Hyndburn without whom it couldn’t have been done.

A few fell runners travelled up to Kirkby Gala up near Barrow.  The weather was hot for the junior races with Emma losing out to Mel Hyder – this time!  For the seniors a hot start was followed by heavy rain which was probably better.

The weekend after sees the annual fell running pilgimage to Alva near Stirling.  This is one of the classic fell races where reinforced shorts for the descent are vital attire!  This is preceded by Stirton fell race on Weds night.  Organised by Keighley and Craven this is a friendly mid week race, well worth a go.

Come and Try It evening

We had a good turnout for the open evening having targetted secondary age youngsters.  If you came along hoping to do some throws then we are sorry that this couldn’t happen due to the coach being away. You are welcome to come back any Monday or Wednesday to have a go.

There were 75 people either on the track or on road runs.  We appreciate that this is nearing capacity but we want to encourage as many people as possible.  If you are over 16 and would be interested in helping out as a coach please talk to Paul.  Ideally we would like to have a young group with an earlier start time, but the existing coaches cannot manage this.

Please remember that all athletes using the track must go into reception either to pay or to show their track pass or activo membership card.  This money goes to Pendle Leisure for the running costs of the track and equipment.

New athletes are welcome to attend for 2 weeks but after that time we would ask that you join the Club.  Please see Christine for details.  We try to keep membership fees as low as possible, but we do have to pay fees to England Athletics and to buy insurance cover.

Hyndburn Young Athletes Meeting

Bryan Wildman has asked me to publish this:

Hyndburn Athletic Club will be staging a track and field meeting on Wednesday 15th July. Competitors must be under 11, with the minimum age being 7 on the day. It will be held at Wilsons Playing Fields, Clayton-le-Moors starting at 6.30pm. Registration is from 5.30pm, entries taken on the day.

A busy weekend!

On Friday a lot of club members competed in the Pendle Schools T&F event at Seedhill.  I hear that club members won most events – as would be expected!

On Saturday most people moved onto the Mid Lancs league meeting at Blackburn.  The end of the event was cancelled when the heavens opened.

Whilst there weren’t many club athletes competing there were outstanding performances and the ladies/girls team came 2nd.  Of particular note were Lucy Chadwick breaking her own shot put record yet again as well as winning hammer and discus.  Charlotte Beech won her shot and discus and Jade won the 1500m in 4.56 coming close to a long standing club record.  Jack Thompson broke the 2 minute barrier with 1.58.9 in the 800m.

The hardened fell runners ran a very hot race over at Eldwick Gala – why did the sun shine just for the duration of the race!

On Sunday a couple of senior members competed on their doorsteps at the Trawden 7 race.  Again it was very hot and humid.

English Schools Selection

Congratulations to Lucy Chadwick who has been selected to represent Lancashire at the English Schools championships in Sheffield on 10th and 11th July.  Lucy won the Lancashire school champs at Stanley Park with a shot put of 10m 95.  This distance broke the 27 year old championship record!

Young Athletes League at Seedhill

Thanks for everyone’s help on Sunday for a great day – even the weather was good.  Pendle won with a good turnout from the club and many new competitors.

Unfortunately we had to produce the results manually due to problems with the league software and therefore cannot publish full results on here.  Team managers do have full copies of all results.

Too many good results to mention but a brave Ben Johnson came back from a heavy fall in the hurdles to win his next event.

Thanks to everyone for the cakes and working on the tuck shop, this included some junior members.  They raised around about £200 which is used to subsidise coach travel to YAL meetings.

Ambleside English Junior Fell Champs

Congratulations to everyone who ran at this latest round of the English champs.  The course was very tough, especially for the girls, which seems to be the norm for FRA champs – no wonder that the fields are quite small.

Full results not seen yet, but Emma Spencer came 3rd.  Some good pictures on www.woodentops.org.uk.  I have put the more flattering picture of Emma below – do have a look at the other one.

Weets Fell race

A small group turned up to this local race with a field of around 100 runners.  Jack Thompson came 4th and Sam Richards also had a good run.  There is a video on YouTube.

Kettlewell Fell Race

A good turnout from the Club on a glorious day.  The highlight was Emma Spencer winning the U17 girls just ahead of her arch rival.  She even had the audacity to wear her Lancashire vest in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  In the seniors Jack Thompson came 6th wearing his England vest.

Delan Bulmer was involved in a pile up crossing the ford on the way out and climbed the far bank in last place and limping.  However he gritted his teeth and carried on, finishing well.  Holly Crabtree forgot that this was a fell race and finished down the road – perhaps she didn’t fancy getting wet again.

In the U12s james Marchant is getting better every week and came 4th with Oliver, Thomas, Michael and Dean in hot pursuit.

Declan – going….


The photos are ©David Brett and are reduced quality.  Some fantastic originals are on his web site www.photos.dsb.co.uk.  Good job that Keighley and Craven  practice hurdling!

Lancashire Schools

Only a brief verbal update received but Jade won her race.  Ross Inglis didn’t win but did break the Pendle record which was actually set by Ben Lindsay (although held by another Ben!).  Ross is a prospect to watch out for if he is in this league.  A number of other club members set PBs including Sam Richards in the 3000m and Holly Crabtree.  More to follow …..

Barley Fell Race

A few club members turned out for this race, one of many up Pendle.  As one of the Burnley and Pendle Grand Prix races there is always a good turnout.  No results yet but Jack had a good run although he was slightly disappointed having led the field early on.  Paul attempted a head first descent of Pendle in an attempt to catch Dawn.  This was unsuccesful and only resulted in extensive paperwork with St Johns Ambulance!

Next Young Athletes league

The next round is on 21st June and we are hosting at Seedhill.  All young athletes aged 11 and above are encouraged to attend – it would be great to get a large turnout at home.

Also we need as many older athletes and parents as possible to help organise this event.  Please approach Paul or Christine if you can help.  Cakes for the tuck shop are also required – the funds raised are used to finance coach travel to away meetings.

Northern League – Macclesfield

At the latest round of the northern league our combined Pendle/Burnley team came 2nd to Macclesfield.  This still leaves us well clear at the top of the league table.

If anyone can write a short report it would be appreciated.

Coniston Gullies Fell race

The Team!
The Fell

A good group from the Club enjoyed the hot weather in the Lakes for the classic short Coniston Gullies fell race.  A couple of new runners have joined the fell circuit and certainly enjoyed themselves.  Far too hot for running though – glad that normal weather has returned.

Emma Spencer was off training with the England squad.  She has a good chance of running for England in October in the home countries international, which this year is close at home in Sedbergh.

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