The Leo Pollard Memorial Race

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By Mick McGovern

The longstanding Hendersons End Fell Race organised by Lostock A.C. has been renamed ‘The Leo Pollard Memorial Race’ in memory of its late club president Leo Pollard.  This inaugural race was  held on the usual 1st Thursday in June which this year was 6th at 7:30pm from Rivington Upper Barn, nr. Bolton GR SD634145.  Note the race route was shortened by 1/2 mile to 7 miles (1500ft ascent) by routing directly from the Mast to the Pike which introduces a very nice downhill moor section. ARCC Chairman Chris Lloyd said a few words about Leo before the start of the race.


  • 15th         Robert Green      0:53:40
  • 140th      Jessica Slater       1:32:19
  • 155th      Paul Garstang     1:41:05
  • 167th      Diane Green        2:00:08
  • 167th      Elaine Garstang  2:00:08

Other ARCC members ran under other club colours. A full results list is available on the Lostock A.C. website. Also on the Lostock AC website is an interesting video of the 2018 race produced by Pete Revald of Horwich RMI Harriers. Pete is a past winner of the Rivington Pike Race.

Diane Green and Elaine Garstang


Jess Slater

The race route