Race Roundup #26 – 09/06/19

As we enter into the summer months (apparently – clearly someone forgot to tell the weather person of this fact), for most of us it is time to say goodbye to the longer distances and hello to a summer season of shorter races over a mix of different terrains.

Making the most of the lighter evenings, we welcome back the return of the mid-week evening races starting with one of our Club Championship picks –The City of Manchester 5km Series. Last Thursday Nick, Dave, Nico, Angelo and Claire flew the flag for MFR at Alexandra Park, taking on the first of the four races in the series that run throughout June. It looks like the rain held off on this occasion, although I am not quite sure this will be the case for race 2 which takes place on the 13 June 2019 (best pack a snorkel!) Online entries will remain open until 5pm of the day of the race for anyone whom wishes to enter but has yet to do so, and provides another opportunity to secure some club championship points if you have yet to race within the series.

The weekend saw a number of us partake in races running up and down the country. Firstly, we had Zoe and Nina complete the Runthrough Tatton 10km. From the photos, it looks like they had a beautiful day for it! The course is run entirely on closed roads and paths within Tatton Park and a race that a number of MFRs have attended in the past. The race is part of a series that runs each month from January to October, so anybody wishing to give it a go over the coming months can find further details on how to enter here: https://www.tatton10k.com/ Well done ladies.

Over in Kilmarnock, Jordan took part in the Roon the Toon 10km. Racing round the town center and surrounding countryside, Jordan ran his heart out setting a new 10km PB of 41.25. Well done Jordan for a fabulous performance, it is great to see you doing so well!

Despite running the 5km on Thursday, Angelo donned his MFR kit (and buff!) again to take on the Marsden 10 mile challenge. The race take place on a circular route taking in fantastic scenery as it climbs up to Wessenden and back into Marsden with a quick finish. Full credit to Angelo for taking on those hills…..you made my attempt at the Derby Half Marathon this weekend look as flat as a pancake! The new route for the Derby Half took you off road for the second half of the race as you ran through Elvaston Castle park and along the river which was a nice surprise. Both races come highly recommended for the 2020 race diary!

Results can be found here:

City of Manchester 5km Series


Tatton 10km


Roon the Toon


Marsden 10


Derby Half Marathon


Good luck to all those racing this week. Keep us posted on how you get on!


Author: Martin Dunn

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