Fell runners are roaring success at Burnley Lions race

Louisa-Powell Smith won the womens race.
Louisa-Powell Smith won the womens race.
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The 31st Burnley Lions race took place last Friday and brought a creditable time of 33 mins 45 secs from Thomas Corrigan of Barlick Fell Runners, a comfortable minute and seven seconds in front of stablemate Matthew Lalor.

Another Barlick Fell Runner, Julian Hood, completed the first three in 35 mins 47 secs. Louisa Powell-Smith of Clayton Harriers came first in the ladies’ race in a time of 40 mins 3 secs, followed by Sarah Tippler (Barlick Fell Runners) in 40 mins 46 secs and Emma Taylor (Accrington Road Runners) in 41 mins 3 secs.

The first man and woman received a year’s free gym membership thanks to Xercise4Less, Burnley.

Other class winners by age category were as follows: Men – U20, Thomas Bradley, Clayton Harriers, 41-45; V40, Stephen Hall, Trawden AC, 38-54; V45, Andrew Stubbs, Clayton Harriers, 35-56; V50, Colin Cavanagh, 40-33; V55, Mark Aspinall, Clayton Harriers, 39-30, V60, Roger Brewster, Clayton Harriers, 43-16; V65, Andrew Corbishley, Rossendale Harriers, 46.54; V70, David Scott, Cayton Harriers, 50-06; V75, Ted Orrell, Clayton Harriers, 55.16.

Women – U20, Bethany Quinn, Clayton Harriers, 53-10; V35, Louisa Powell-Smith, Clayton Harriers, 40-03; V40, Angela Donlan, Barlick Fell Runners, 43-56; V45, Nicola Nuttall, Trawden AC, 44-51; V50, Diane Hagger, Wharfedale Harriers, 48-04.