Chew roars to victory at re-arranged Burnley Lions 10k

Stephen Chew roared to victory at last Friday’s Burnley Lions 10K road race in Colne.

The Wharfdale Harriers runner finished the course in 35.21 minutes, maintaining his exceptional form in the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix which has seen him finish first or second in seven of his last nine races.

Andrew Stubbs, of Clayton- le-Moors Harriers, finished second in a time of 36.12 and claimed the vet 40 category while Kieran Horrigan finished third picking up the vet 50 prize.

In the ladies category, Amy Green of Keighley and Craven AC finished first in 39.27 minutes, Laura Hesketh of Clayton came second and Claire Bunce of Red Rose Runners finished third.

Helena Leathley (Clayton Harriers) was the first under 20 female to finish.

Other male vet prizes went to Glen Goodwin (vet 45) of Accrington Road Runners, Rossendale Harrier Thornton Taylor (vet 55), along with Clayton trio Peter Booth (vet 60), David Scott (vet 65) and Ted Orrell (vet 70).

Clayton quintet Gayle Whittaker (vet 35), Irene Roche (vet 50), Linda Bostock (vet 55), Jean Rawlinson (vet 60) and Marion Wilkinson (vet 70) landed female prizes.

The event was originally scheduled for May 25, but had to be postponed due to an accident on Keighley Road.

It was rearranged with a slightly smaller field of 124 runners.

Organiser Frank Seed of Burnley Lions thanked everyone for taking part and thanked Inspire Health, Brook Farm children’s nursery and A White Room for their sponsorship.

The runners who did not run on Friday and who donated their entry fee from May were also thanked for their generosity.

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