27th Roller and Doddle 2015 Races

Abbey Village CP School/CAAT 27th Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle

in aid of Abbey Village Parents Association


Photos to follow.

>>> Doddle Photos by Carl Prince and Stephen Baker
>>> Roller Photos by Martin Harrington and Stephen Baker

"It was our first time at the Roller/Doddle it was fab. Chloe has gone to school with a big beam on her face and her medal THANK YOU" - Hayley

"I loved the race, and really the weather was perfect for running. Please pass on my thanks to all the marshals and the ladies who served the lovely refreshments. See you next year." - Eileen

"Great race yesterday, congratulations! My son loved every minute of it and so did I… Roddlesworth never fails, even in the pouring rain…" - Simone
"Really enjoyed it mate it was great fun… I learnt a lot about where I am physically because I took my time and the hill still knocked the life out of me. It was well organised and everyone was helpful and friendly ….well done mate." - Dave

Abbey Village and Chorley Athletic and Triathlon's 27th running of the Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle races was held on a cold, wet day in March. But, this did not deter more than 400 entrants who greeted the adverse conditions with a smile.

Horwich's Michael Clayton took first place, but Chorley's Julian Goudge was not far behind in 5th. The top 30 also included Chorley runners, Jonathan Man, Martin Kershaw, Michael Hancock, Thomas Kershaw and Ian Leigh. Paul Bass just beta 2nd female Josie Hull home, followed closely by Bill Beckett, Andrew Clough and Darren Bowles. A steady stream of athletes was led home by Mick McGeown and Richard Farron, followed by Michael Hendry, David Miller, Rick Cordwell, Katie Jones, Shona Taylor, Daniel Bolton, Lisa Bolton, Dave North, Janet Barrow, Michael Wilson, Phil McCullagh, Les Paul, Eddie Murray and sweeper Paul Jackson. Chorley won the Ladies team prize, and were second in the Male and Male Vet Team competitions.

Unattached Nathan Townsend led home the field in his last year running the Daffodil Doddle. First back for a 40+ Chorley team were Jacob Hughes and Daniel Lilley in 6th and 7th, followed closely by Olivia Leigh who just missed first female by 1 second, and Jack Hughes. Then came Charlotte Lavin, Owen Kellett, Harry Ainscough, Lucy Goldthorpe, Emily Warren, Georgina Ainscough, Oliver Platt, Finlay Hughes, Blythe Cordwell, Joseph Chadwick, Sam Price and Alice Singleton. Also in the top half of the field were Lauren Prince, Isobelle Farron, Shauna Marrow, Amber and Erin Boardman, Megan Whalley, Martha Singleton, Louisa Stewart, Lara and Alice Goudge and Annabel Stewart. The came Chloe Molyneux, Ellie Hancock, Amelia Bowles, Alex Glew, Kate Doughty, Holly Nicholson, Layla Alton, Eloise Beattie, Katie Riley, Liam Dawber, Bengy Glew, Megan Ashworth, Abbey Riley, Christian Stewart, Olivia Nicholson and last but not least 5 year old Joseph Glew. St Laurences and Parklands picked up first primary and secondary school teams, with Horwich RMI being the first club team. First Abbey Village boy was Ben Rawlinson, and Lilly Smith was first girl.

The school and organisers would like to thank all runners, United Utilities, Tony Bolton, Schofield Family Results and especially the myriad of helpers on the day that made the day possible, safe and enjoyable.

NOTICE : Unfortunately, the Daffodil Doddle 2015 event is now full (200 runners). Thank you to everyone who has pre-entered, and I am sorry if you have been unable to make a late entry. 

There is still plenty of time to enter the Roddlesworth Roller 2015 event. 

Registration and number pick up from on the day from 09:00 at Abbey Village CP School.

The Roddlesworth Roller is a friendly 9km trail race on good paths/roads around lakes and through woods. It is run by athletes of all ages and abilities, from 16+ to 80+ and national athletes to absolute beginners. The Daffodil Doddle is a new(ish) 2.2km road/trail race for Junior and Fun runners, using part of the Roddlesworth Roller course (no public roads). It is the 27th running of the races this year, so please come along and celebrate with a run.

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Numbers have been sent out (where requested).

Date : 8th March 2015
Time : 11:00(Roller) and 12:30(Doddle)
Entries to : Simon Townsend, Abbey Village CP School c/o 47 Carleton Road, Chorley, PR6 8TQ
Marshals/Helpers : If you are able to help on the day, please let Simon Townsend know (sp_townsend@hotmail.com). There are lots of fun jobs to do :)
Free : cake and brew for all runners after race, plus medal for all Doddle finishers
Registration : Abbey Village School
Race Permit Number : ARC 15/069 and ARC 15/070
Online Entry :
Roddlesworth Roller

Daffodil Doddle

Entry Forms :
Roddlesworth Roller Entry Form
Daffodil Doddle Entry Form

Course Maps :
Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle Map
Roller Course Description

Prizes :
There will be varied set of prizes for the two races. Athletes winning Tony Bolton vouchers can redeem them from Tony Bolton on the day of the race.

Suggested Parking :
Parking Map

Thanks to:
All marshals and helpers, Chorley's Angels First Aid, United Utilities, Raynet, Sponsors, Tony Bolton Sports, John Schofield Results, Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club.

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