Race Roundup #18 – 10/03/2019

What a difference a week makes, sunny Benidorm couldn’t have seemed further away from wet and windy Manchester, but that didn’t stop us going and doing race or two!

We had members taking part in 3 races this weekend: the Trafford 10k, the Liverpool Half and the Irwel Valley 20mile.

Trafford is always popular and the wind, rain and hail didn’t put us off. Myself, Rob, Dave, Jordan, Amy, Jacqui, Paula, Alex, Linda and James S all ran – no ponies on the course this year, just hailstones and cold hands. Massive well done to all, especially to Jordan and Alex setting PBs (41:52 and 46:42 respectively). GB athlete Laura Weightman also set a course record and PB running in a super fast 31:59. 

The Trafford lot may have thought it was bad in Partington, but seeming  it was nothing compared to the conditions John C braved doing the Liverpool Half along the waterfront. At times he felt like he was standing still running into the wind. Massive well done for persevering, I’m sure that test of resilience will serve you well in other races!

Lastly, Joe, Paul and James Scully ran the Irwell Valley 20mile as part of their marathon training. Following on the same theme, the weather didn’t make it easy. But they showed massive strength and endurance, finishing in 2:54:57, 3:15:40 and 3:27:28 respectively. Well done to Paul for knocking 12 mins off his 20mile PB!

If you were racing and I’ve missed you, please let me know.

Results below:
Trafford 10k (10/03/2019)https://run-northwest.niftyentries.com/Results/Trafford-10k-2019?raceid=1&club=Manchester%20Frontrunners

Liverpool Half (10/03/2019)https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events?event=3099

Irwell Valley 20 mile (10/03/2019)https://northernrunningguide.com/race/irwell-valley-20mile

Author: Martin Dunn

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