New members find their running feet

Clair Bates, Hazel Dyson and Susie Watt-Pringle McConnell, who had been on the club’s beginner Finding Your Feet programme, graduated by completing the Oldham Parkrun.


Clair Bates, Hazel Dyson and Susie Watt-Pringle McConnell

They went from complete novices to completing a 5k parkrun in the space of nine weeks.

Elsewhere, members have been competing in races between 10k and 20 miles.

Nine women took part in the Chester 10k and finished in the following order: Sharon White 1.00, Lyndsay Morris 1.02, Nicola Steen 1.03, Hazel Homer 1.04, Nicola White 1.11, Stephanie Hannington 1.12, Michelle Styan 1.13, Lorraine Gibbs 1.21 and Michelle Phillips 1.23.

Three members took part in the Cartmel 10k that is part of the Lakeland Trials series of races.

Father-and-son Steve and Paul Bates finished in 1.08 while John Howard clocked 1.41.

Chris Phillips and Gareth Chew took part in the 20-mile run which was part of the Wrexham Running Festival. The festival hosts a marathon, half marathon and 20-mile on the same day.

The both finished in the top 50, position 43 and 44 out of 337 runners with a time of 2.23, this was a 20-mile PB for Chris.

Tom Smith and Emma Bowen both ran the Darwen Heritage Half Marathon.

Emma had an amazing race with a finish time of 1.40, 15 minutes quicker than the same race last year. Not only that but she also achieved first position in the V45 category, and fourth female overall.

Tom finished in 1.37 and there were 500 runners in the race.

Mossley runners achieved some great results at local parkruns.

Helen Gregory was the first female at Stamford and Hyde, Amy Shadbolt was also the first female at Stamford and Oldham, Peter Lees had a PB of 27.00 at Oldham, Robyn Gregory clocked a PB at Oldham of 24.57.

Over the month, 28 Mossley members ran in five parkruns.

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