2nd Central Lancs Gran Prix – Smithills Bolton

Sunday saw the second Central Lancs Grand Prix race, held at Smithhills Bolton, a five mile race hosted by Burnden Athletics Club. On a tough two lap course some great running saw the Leigh men’s team win second team prize with Dave Smith leading the harriers team in 4th place 29:14 just holding off a fast finishing Phil Williams in 5th place 29:43, with Richard Smith back from a skiing holiday being Leigh’s third team counter in 14th place in 31:54; good team support came from Andy Smalley 34:27, 3rd over 50 in the race Garry Dutton 54th 35:47, Dave Pollitt 64th 36:15, Andy Howarth 85th 37:24. Rachel Hodgkinson was Leigh’s only lady in the race finishing in 41:29 for 4th over 45 lady. Outstanding running from the Leigh team.