Wed 4 April 2018
The first road interclub of the season is always eagerly anticipated, although the weather isn`t always that welcoming. This year, for the usual four-mile course around Stanley Park, the runners had to contend with driving rain, and it was cold too. With the amount of mud splashes on the back of vests and legs, most runners looked as if they`d just completed a cross country race!
Rob Danson of Wesham achieved another win at this event in 19.54, being clear of David Rigby who finished in 20.17. Chris Livesey was 3rd in 20.47 and Rob Affleck 4th in 20.58. Jon Green, enjoying a road race for the first time in a while, was 17th in 23.02 whilst the ever-improving Lee Foley had a great run for 20th spot in 23.07. With Dave Watson (who was 2nd vet 50) in 26th, Karl Hodgson 29th, Simon Robinson 35th and Andy Whaley 37th, Preston recorded an open team win with Blackpool second.
Kevin Hesketh finished 3rd vet 60 and Victoria Cowling was 11th lady in 27.37. The ladies team counters, with Victoria, were Marian Hesketh, Kelly Grainger, Vicki Sherrington and Dolly Parkes.