Astley Park Race 1

Posted on: Tuesday 7th May 2024

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Wednesday 1st May saw the first of the mid-week championship trail/road races. 19 Lostock AC members headed to Chorley to complete in the Astley Park trail race. This is a 3½ mile trail race covering two laps of the park.

It was a beautiful evening for a run and the sun had dried the ground making it excellent racing conditions.

Paul Edwards was the first to cross the finish line in an amazing 23:27, followed by Dave Parry in 27:11. The first female to complete the race was Hazel Hadfield in an epic 28:30.

Other results include Gaz Foulkes (28:55), Chris Baker (29:08), Greg Kilshaw (29:11), Andy Laycock (29:55), Brian Halton (30:14 – 2nd in his age category), Rachel Hancock (30:27), Mike Berry (30:34), Tony Maxwell (31:27), Heather Soden (31:53), Kerry Jackson (32:48), Rachel Stevens (33:38), Katie Edern (35:40), Sheila Garewal (36:30), Ste Hancock (37:03), Lynda Hardman (37:42) and Karen Taylor (38:08). Gillian Caldwell was required to retire from the race following a nasty fall. Other Lostock members made excellent cheerleaders, encourage everyone over the finish line!



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Greg Kilshaw
Joining Lostock AC has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I decided to give it a try mainly to loose weight and meet new people. It's really helped with my weight, mental health and output on life. I've been in the club over a year now. Everyone makes you feel so welcome and I love being part of the Lostock family. My running has definitely improved, especially seeing all the medals I've won. It is not just running, Lostock offers other activities too such as cycling, bootcamp and skiing. All I've had a go at which has just been brilliant. Lostock is my second family . I have entered the Machester marathon next year and an ultra. All this for someone who couldn't run . Everyone has made me feel very welcome in the club, I now consider myself to be a runner and would recommend anyone to give Lostock a try.
Rachel Stevens
I joined Lostock AC to help improve my running and to motivate me to run more often. The club has surpassed my expectations. I am not from Bolton originally and did not have many friends in the area. I now feel part of an extended family. I have been encouraged and supported to run half marathons, marathons and an Ultra. I would never believe this was possible 3 years ago.
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I’m proud to be a member of Lostock AC, it’s an inclusive club with lovely people, there’s plenty of sporting activities to get involved in and the social get togethers are always welcoming and fun.

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