Pendle Way in a Day

The first race of the Runfurther series for 2022 took place at the weekend, marked by seasonal weather. Cold, wet and very windy.

Last year’s series winner Rory Harris was closing in on second place at the top of Pendle Hill when he encountered another runner in trouble and sacrificed his race in order to provide help. In recognition of his action the organisers have awarded him 2nd place with a time of 7:30, based on his CP timings. This will be reflected in the Runfurther rankings when we publish the leaderboard.

Runfurther would also like to thank Rory for his actions – any one of us could get into difficulties on the hill and need help.

Karen turned out for Pendle in spite of a tough run in high winds on the Lady Anne Way 100 the weekend before, her race report follows:

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Pendle Way in a Day 2021

First an apology from me for not updating this website earlier.  I’m now starting to get my act together – it took a real race going ahead to make me believe Runfurther 2021 was really going to happen.  I’ll finish getting the website updated over the next few days.

For now, the list of races is now up here, as well as on Facebook.  The individual race pages still reference the 2020 races, but the links should still work.  I’ll update the race details for 2021 shortly.

Anyone who sent me a request to join the membership list over the past few months is now on my spreadsheet (but not on the online version, which I’ll also update at some point).

Pendle Way in a Day happened on Saturday – a real race really took place!  Congratulations to all involved, particularly the organisers.  The race results are up on the race website here.  First home was Charlie Parkinson in a new course record of 7:15:30.  Second was Dave Motley, just 25 seconds later, overtaken by Charlie in the final stages.  Third home was Lawrence Eccles, now a Runfurther member, in 7:26:09.  Sixth to finish was Lorraine Slater in a women’s course record of 7:48:40.

Lorraine Slater, Barlick Fell Runners

Runfurther points were duly awarded, and the Runfurther leaderboard is here.  Karen wasn’t racing as she’s injured, but she was there helping, and sent me the photos here.  She says ‘Great day to run with dry conditions underfoot, blue skies, very warm in the valleys, windy on the tops and due to the later date fewer hours run in the dark. Sadly I am injured and could not run but marshalled at CP 2 above Wycoller.’  There are lots more photos on the race Facebook page.   Charles Colbourn has written a race report and posted it to his blog here.