From the RO
A big thankyou to everyone who ran, marshalled or helped and braved the hot conditions and the midges at the Hendersons End Fell Race last night.
104 runners ran last night in what is a tough 7.5 mile course with 1400 ft of ascent.
Winner was Nick Leigh from Horwich RMI, 2nd his teammate Sam Wardle and 3rd Richard Smith from Preston harriers.
1st Lady was Deborah Gowans from Accrington RR, 2nd Paula Pilling from Burnden RR and 3rd Tara Robb from Clayton.
Thankyou to inov8 for sponsoring the event with the 1st male & female receiving a voucher for a pair of inov8 running shoes.
Also thanks to
– Bolton Mountain Rescue who were on station providing safety cover for the race.
– Pete Bland for the race numbers.
– all the marshalls who gave there time to put this event on, it was a great Lostock AC team effort!
Hendersons End 2018 winner Nick Leigh receiving his voucher for a pair of inov8 running shoes from sponsors rep Adrian Hope.
The list of winners from Thurs 7th June Hendersons End Fell Race
1st Nick Leigh Horwich RMI 51:49
2nd Sam Wardle Horwich RMI 53:14
3rd Richard Smith Preston Harriers 55:20
V40 James Titmuss Unattached 55:56
V50 Mark Walsh Horwich RMI 57:19
V60 Tony Wall Burnden Road Runners 1:11:42
V70 Tony Varley Horwich RMI 1:26:35
1st Deborah Gowans Accrington Road Runners 1:06:02
2nd Paula Pilling Burnden Road Runners 1:07:11
3rd Tara Robb Clayton 1:08:09
F35 Karen Moorfield Wigan Pheonix 1:10:18
F45 Josie Greenhalgh Lostock AC 1:10:25
F55 Anne Fergusson Burnden Road Runners 1:18:47
Hendersons End 2018 Full Results HERE
Video taken by Pete Ravald of the Pike section of the race HERE
See Hendersons End Facebook page for PHOTOS.
Hendersons End 2018 Thursday 7th June 19:30
It’s that time of year again, summer evening fell races are in full swing.
The slightly longer course that we used last year has been approved again for this years race by United Utilities, Woodland Trust and Natural England.
Once again the race is sponsored by inov8, many thanks in advance to them.
It is a testing course at 7.5 miles with 1400 ft of ascent making it a BM category fell race.
Hendersons End Fell Race Facebook page HERE has a more details description of the race route including photos.
Bolton Mountain Rescue will be in attendance providing safety cover.
Please use the below entry form and not the standard FRA entry form as we don’t have as many age categories and avoids confusion.
Look forward to seeing u on hopefully a clear, dry summers evening, only £4 entry and proceeds donated to Bolton Mountain Rescue.
Results from the 2017 Hendersons End Fell Race are HERE
Video of the start HERE
Pictures from Pete Hill HERE
We had a great turn out for the Hendersons End Fell Race of 144 runners on a dry sunny evening.
1st Male back was Phil Marsden (Horwich) with time of 51.16, 2nd Male was Sam Wardle (Horwich) with time of 52.28 and 3rd Male was Chris Donnelly (Sale Harriers) with time of 52.43.
1st V40 John Morrissey (Achili Ratti) 57.08
1st V50 Albert Sunter (Lostock) 1:04.12
1st V60 Graham Schofield (Horwich) 1:01.21
1st V70 Jeff Norman (Altrincham) 1:14.25
1st Female back was Lindsey Brindle (Horwich) with time of 58.56, 2nd Female was Amy Freeman (Darwen Dashers) with time of 1:05.48 and 3rd Female was Honor Thompson (Skelmersdale) with time of 1:08.34.
1st F35 Paula Pilling (Burnden) 1:08.50
1st F45 Kirsty White (Burnden) 1:09.43
1st F55 Ann Ferguson (Burnden) 1:11.25
1st F65 Marjory Leigh (Leigh) 1:22.35
Thanks to INOV8 for their kind sponsorship again and to Bolton Mountain Rescue who provided the safety cover.
Mark Smith RO
Race pictures from Paul Jeffrey-Read
Hendersons End Fell Race Thursday 2nd June 2016, start at 7:30pm just up from Rivington Hall Barn grid ref. SD634145. Cost £4 – pay on the day – and all proceeds distributed to Bolton Mountain Rescue and local scouts.
This race has been measured at 6.8 miles and 1250 ft ascent and takes in the climb to the Pigeon Tower, Pike, 2 Lads, Mast, Trig Point and returns via almost the same route back to the Barn. This is a cat BM race and is tough with most of the climb occurring in the 1st half of the race up to the Trig point, from there it is fast running, mainly downhill. As ever runners should bring the ‘Best Practice Kit’ as defined by the FRA, however, these requirements may be relaxed dependant on the weather conditions on the night of the race. The actual kit requirements will be clearly displayed at registration.
Note – Bolton Mountain Rescue will be providing safety cover for the race.
Note – No under 18s as race is greater than 10k in distance.
Note – This course is not to be under-estimated, taking in climbs to the Pike, 2 Lads, Winter Hill Mast then the Trig Point. A novice with little fell running experience will find it very tough especially in adverse weather.
Note – As always bring the FRA ‘Best Practice Kit’, the Race Organiser will make a local decision on kit requirements on the day of the race, this requirement will be on display at registration.
inov8 are very kindly donating the main mens/womens prizes which will be presented this year by Horwich RMI Harrier Lindsey Brindle – the current female course record holder.
Route map HEnd Marked
As mentioned in the report a big thankyou to inov8 for kindly sponsoring Hendersons End fell race, Bolton Mountain Rescue who provided safety cover for the race, Adrian Hope, John Smith & Mark Smith and all the marshals who could help on the night.
Thursday June 4th 2015 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. This is a fell race so please bring the FRA ‘Best Practice’ kit – Waterproof whole body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle.
Map:- HEnd Marked
Note: There is no parking on the top oval car park directly outside the top barn, please park on the approach road to the barn and the top car park as directed by marshalls.
Entry Form:- HENDERSONS END 2015
All senior prizes are kindly donated by Walsh.
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
Hendersons End – Thursday 7th June 2012
Thanks to all the runners for supporting our Fell Race on such a wet and windy night. Thanks also to our sponsors Walsh – ETA Sports for again supplying the prizes, to the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team for giving safety cover, to Mark Smith for organising the Scouts as Marshalls on the fells and finally all our members who marshalled the lower reaches, registration and recording. All proceeds from the event will be donated to BMRT and the Scouts. John – Chairman <
Thanks to everyone who ran in this years Hendersons End fell race, a big thanks to the sponsors, Walsh, Summit Physio & Sock Shop, and thanks to all the marshalls, time keepers. I hope everyone had a good time!
Thursday June 2rd 2011 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 2011 entry fees: £3.00 – collect numbers on night only (pay “Lostock AC”)
All senior prizes are kindly donated by Walsh, Sockshop and Summit Physio and junior prizes by Sweatshop Chorley.