Big turnout from Barlick at fell race

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THERE was a big turnout of Barlick Fell Runners for the recent Stan Bradshaw Fell Race around Pendle Hill.

A total of 18 took to the start line, with 17 finishing in this, the second club championship race of the season.

The race was won by Rob Hope of Pudsey and Bramley.

The first Barlicker was Nick Treitl in 11th place, second Barlicker was Mark Sandamas in 14th, and Stephen Chew was next in 16th place, taking second team behind Wharfedale Harriers.

The Barlick results were: 11, Nick Treitl 1:13:41; 14, Mark Sandamas 1:16:46; 16, Stephen Chew 1:17:01; 34, Sam Wadsworth 1:22:40; 58, Andrew Carson 1:26:57; 60, Dan Taylor 1:28:34; 66, Andy Hirst 1:30:07; 76, John Boothman 1:31:29; 86, Michael Thistlethwaite 1:32:37; 91, Des Walkden 1:33:22; 97, Pete Jackson 1:34:50; 114, Dave Halliday 1:36:39; 115, Glenn Whittaker 1:36:49; 139, Craig Childs 1:41:47; 162, Richard Treitl 1:48:51; 172, Rachael Lowther 1:51:22; 176, Robert Frederick Jackson 1:59:31.

Elsewhere, Micheal Alexander completed the Keighley Big 10k, and Michael Plummer, the ultra specialist, did the Howarth Hobble in six hours 47 minutes. This is a 32-mile race over multi terrain.

For more detail’s on Barlick Fell Runners, go to www.barlickfellrunners.org.uk

• A GROUP of Yorkshire cricket supporters and two county campaign groups are funding coaching by Pro-Coach Yorkshire at Headingley for West Craven Technical High School.

An independent Yorkshire cricket supporters’ message board ‘The Corridor of Uncertainty’, the Yorkshire Ridings Society and the Saddleworth White Rose Society - along with private donations - have already funded six hours of coaching at the school before Christmas by Mark Gilliver of Pro-Coach Yorkshire.

Mark’s sessions were a great success and now more coaching is scheduled to take place at Headingley.

The school will travel to Leeds today to be coached at the Yorkshire Indoor Cricket Centre, where they will use bowling machines and video analysis.

They will then play matches against other schools, followed by a tour of the ground and museum. The aim is to further encourage and develop cricket in Yorkshire border areas and show the youngsters and the general public there that, though they are in the Lancashire cricket system, they are also still part of the Yorkshire cricket family.

An unexpected bonus for the day is that Alec Stewart, the former England captain and Surrey player, will be at Headingley on the same day and will join in with the coaching!