Chair’s Road Race 2023

Posted on: Sunday 12th November 2023

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The Lostock AC annual Chairman’s Road Race took place this week. The annual race sees members race either 2 or 4 miles.

Both routes start at Horwich Leisure Centre, runners completing the shorter route run to the Jolly Crofters and back, the longer route is to the Bob Smithy Inn covering and elevation gain of 425ft.

The first Lostock AC member to complete the 2 mile run was Rachel Hancock in an amazing 17:42, followed by Greg Kilshaw in 18:46 and Clive Worthington in 21.55. Other results include Gillian Caldwell (26.57), Christine Smith (26.57) and Colin Holcroft (28:13).

The winner of the 4 mile race was Paul Edwards in an impressive 29.08, followed by Gaz Foulkes in 31.08, Dave Parry in 32.19 and Gareth Pratt in 32.57. The first female was Josie Greenhalgh in 33.07, who was followed by Mark Shuttleworth (34.01), Johanna McManus (34.22), Paul Lacey (34.24), Andy Laycock (34.48), Mike Berry (36:08), Heather Soden (36.36), Ian Burns (39:20) and Rachel Stevens (39:33).


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What our members love about Lostock A.C.

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.
Rachel Hancock
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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