Comprising of 12 very diverse races featuring demanding road circuits, some testing fell and trail course the PENDLE & BURNLEY GRAND PRIX requires a great commitment throughout the summer particularly as 10 races count towards the final awards totals.
Now celebrating it's 25th anniversary, this year's Grand Prix continued last night with the 4th event on the list, the Burnley Lions COLNE 10K. Grand Prix entrants topped up by others, entering on the night, made up a field of 165 facing the fairly testing, undulating course on a very cool, grey overcast May evening. Perhaps good for running but far from ideal for
The leading lady was not so conspicuous. International Tara Kryzywicki had won the first 3 races but was missing this one and unlike previous years the race failed to attract a leading lady not involved with the series itself.
With a 10K P.B. of 29.30 and a 30th place in the National Cross Champs, 36 year old Alan was simply in a class of his own last night and passing me on lap 2 had stretched his lead to 3 minutes; more by the end.
Last duty of the night , and a chance to thaw out, presenting the prizes ............