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Irwell Sculpture Trail 5k, Lancashire

7th June 2003

Results courtesy of John McIntosh raising funds for North West Riding Association for the Handicapped
1Garrie ProsserSMUnattached19.41
2Thornton TaylorV45Rossendale19.50
3Frank ReillyV55Stockport20.24
4Sean MolloySMRossendale20.59
5David UfferSMClayton-le-Moors21.01
6Gary TaylorV40Darwen Dashers21.10
7Rogan Ashton SMPudsey Pacers21.34
8Tony DaviesV45Rossendale21.39
9Richard SutcliffeV40Rossendale21.52
10Ian BarnesSMRossendale22.22
11David GaskillV40Accrington R.R.22.37
12Colin KerronSMUnattached23.00
13Mark PurdyV40Rossendale23.17
14Simon WoodsJMUnattached24.11
15Nicola WoodsFAccrington25.11
16Julie HoldenFRossendale25.29
17Jordan BeardJMRadcliffe26.17
18Ron HillV60Clayton-le-Moors28.01
19David DicksonV60Rossendale30.08
20Colette SchofieldFV40Rossendale30.38
21Linda RiddalFV50Fell Runners Association 31.51
22Gay DicksonFV55Rossendale34.04
23Rebecca HowardJFRadcliffe34.10
24James HowarthJMRadcliffe34.51
25Mick HowarthV40Radcliffe34.52
26Joannna BatesonFUnattached39.06
The London Marathon has its cannon to start the race, this scenic tour of some of the Irwell Sculpture Trail in south-east Lancashire got underway courtesy of a Roundhead soldier and his musket from the Civil War! The 5 kilometres takes in a mixture of tarmac, cobbles, muddy paths, riverside meadows, duckboard and a disused railway line though the highlights are the two impressive sculptures that the race passes by, or in the case of the massive “In The Frame “ through.

The race was won by local triathlete GARRIE PROSSER holding off the challenge of Rossendale’s THORNTON TAYLOR. Stockport’s FRANK REILLY, in the over-55 category showed a clean pair of heels to most of the field in third place overall. NICOLA WOOD of Accrington took the honours in the ladies race ahead of Taylor’s clubmate JULIE HOLDEN.

The prizes were presented by the godfather of British distance running: RON HILL who enjoyed the race on his 14,003rd consecutive day of running; he reckoned the route is a good 5 and a half kilometres and the organisers are happy to bow to his experience!

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