Sunday 18th February 2018
Nine Harriers made the short trip down to Bolton for race five of the club road running championship, the challenging Central Lancashire 5k, with Karl Hodgson taking maximum points in the men’s open category for the third race in a row. Karl finished 14th overall and came very close to recording a sub18 finish, crossing the line in 18:10 and moving into first place in the men’s championships. Lee Foley was next in, running his second race of the weekend and finishing just 18 seconds behind Hodgson, while Darren Kinder was third male home narrowly missing out on a sub20 time, recording a time of 20:07. Dorothy Parkes was our first female runner home, finishing in a time of 26:51 to move into first place in the women’s open category. Julie Tyrer (Vet40) wasn’t far behind taking second in the championship and finishing in 27:27, with Angela Tranter (vet 50) just a couple of minutes behind her, finishing in 30:27. Other competing Harriers were Steve Hallas (vet45,20:31), Andrew Tranter (vet 50, 21:58) and Stephen Parkes (28:17).