It was a great turn out to the 2013 inaugural Jubilee road race last night, weather was perfect, like a cool summers evening, Is summer here? The queuing for registration said it all, everyone was raring to go sorting the gear, stretching and limbering the legs in all sorts of fashions. Many of the runners were tempering the road with short runs up and down Horrobin Lane like hyena’s looking for prey. Many of the local district running club shirts were on display setting the scene for the competitor arena. There were many green Lostock AC shirts on display tonight, a great turn out for the club. (more…)
Weather forecast was not good for this race but wot the heck its a fell race and you cant just run in good weather – like Wray-Caton the week before. As it turned out the rain stopped from registration onwards allowing us to run in dry – but wet underfoot conditions and let us have the post race presentation outside the Belmont Bull as usual. (more…)
The next race in our road race championship is the 1st Horwich Jubilee 5 mile race on Wed 15th May, registration is in the village hall opposite the Church on Horrobin Lane, Rivington. The race starts at 7.30pm so you will need to get there early. All 4 races of the series are in our championship calender so it is best to enter all the races on the 1st night and save money.
Last year saw a fantastic turn out from the club so it would be great if we could repeat that this season and have a sea of green vests on the start line!
If you are not racing there will be a run from the Leisure Centre with Clive as usual.
Wray scarecow fair is a good family day out, the kids like the scarecrows and small fair and dad likes the 6 mile fell race, so everyones happy. With the promise of good weather there was a bumper field for the fell race infact they ran out of entry forms and then race numbers for the senior fell race. It was therefore a bit caotic in the village hall with fell runners trying in vain to find entry forms and pens but we all sort of registered and eventually got away after a 15 min delay. (more…)
Dont forget this is a Lostock AC fell championship race on Saturday 11th May at 1:15pm, registration at the Belmont Bull Pub in Belmont, BL7 8AL. It is only 4.5 miles long and £4.
Just a few races in May for you to think about…
Many thanks to everyone who attended last weeks Treasure Hunt , we had 20 teams , possibly the largest number yet , with a great turn out of Lostock members as well as our good friends from Horwich RMI , Achilli Ratti and Chorley AC , all of whom seemed to enjoy themselves despite writing some curious answers to my clues and disbelief when told some of the solutions. Only one of the clues , out of 33 , was not visited by any of the teams and an interesting mix of route choices made it a worthwhile evening for us , the organisers .
The event was won by Rob Green and Albert Sunter , try telling them that this is just for fun !! , closely followed by a team of our own club members including Rob and Chris.
A new innovation this year was Alan’s’ culinary choice of Pizzas , hopefully everyone enjoyed them , I’ll bet that was the biggest order that Adlington takeaway has ever had.
With everyone’s help we managed to report a profit of £65 and this will be donated to Bolton Lads and Girls club – Young Carers , in memory of our good friend Freda Pollard.
This years race is on Thursday June 6th 2013 7.30pm
Rivington Upper Barn, nr. Bolton GR SD634145
Cat BS fell race, approx 6 miles, 800ft of ascent. Marshalled and partially marked – some local knowledge may assist.
No training on route prior to race.
Also Junior Fell Race at 7.00pm, 1.8 miles, approx 200ft of ascent. £1 on the night only
2013 entry fees: £4.00 – entry on the night only
Great turnout today, good to see so many Lostock vests…….
A large turn out from Lostock for this 3rd road race in the championship. Good conditions dry with a bit of a chill just to get us all fired up. First time for me doing this race , and my first of the championship.. With Lippy going for first place (he’s in A different league). Me in good form I would have to settle for second Lostock runner home. This meant I would really have to race Shutters, Andy Laycock, Kris Booth and Paul Speedy. We all lined up together in a respectable position in the crowd or runners. Speedy had other ideas he found a spot next to John further along in the line up. He would pay for this. (more…)