Alan claims victory in age group in Pendle Fell Race

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Starting from Barley, the Pendle Fell Race earlier this month attracted 291 runners.

Among them was Clitheroe resident Alan Life.

Finishing in a time of 39 minutes 16 seconds, Alan was the first veteran over 50, to become Lancashire champion for his age group – finishing 27th overall.

Alan is also the Kendal Winter League over 50 champion.

The race – part of the Lancashire Championship, over 7.3km – was won by Tom Addison of Helm Hill Runners in 32:40, ahead of Ben Mounsey (Calder Valley FellRunners, 33:14), with Mark Addison (Helm Hill Runners, 33:54) finishing in third.

There were also English and Lancashire Championship Races for Under 12s to Under 18s.

Junior winners were – Under 8s, Finlay Petrucci (Keighley and Craven AC, 2:39), Under 10s Cian Healy (Horwich RMI Harriers, 4:39), Under 12s Fraser Sproul (Kendal AAC, 13:39), Under 14s Josh Dickinson (City of York AC, 18:04), Under 16 Joshua Boyle (Blackburn Harriers, 19:41), and Under 18 Lewis Byram (Holmfirth Harriers, 26:56).