Racing Round Up #1 – 14/10/2018

What a weekend of racing we’ve had! Starting with the first Cross Country race of the season on Saturday, followed by the Manchester Half on Sunday. In addition Julie Virgin smashed her marathon PB at York, running an impressive 03:50:47, taking 03:41 off her previous time! Meanwhile Andrew Ferguson was representing at the Munich Half after missing out on last year’s trip to the Bavarian capital due to injury.

Cross country at Wythenshawe Park was well attended, despite many saving themselves for the Manchester Half. Our ladies team came 27/64 and the men 32/55. It was great to see Emma Burns and Edmund Woodfield taking part in their first cross country for MFR. Man of the match undoubtedly goes to Andrew Porter; after losing his shoe on the last lap he carried on valiantly, finish with shoe in hand!

The Manchester Half was a target race for many and it was great to see so many MFR members volunteering on the course, taking part and coming out for a celebratory drink in the afternoon. The stars of the show were Foxy’s cohort of volunteers who were up at an ungodly hour on Sunday morning to marshal and in turn raise funds for the club. 22 of you took part in the race, 7 PBs were set and 4 of you ran the distance for the first time as a Manchester Frontrunner!

Links to the individual race results below:

Manchester Half (14/10/18):
http://www.chiprace.co.uk/Results.aspx?CId=38&RId=2100&EId=1

Munich Half (14/10/18):
https://www.generalimuenchenmarathon.de/en/results/#2_B53892

Cross Country, Match 1 (13/10/18):
https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2018/maccl181.htm

York Marathon:
http://www.marathonguide.com/results/search.cfm

Author: Martin Dunn

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