Monday, 25 June 2012
On Saturday afternoon 6 A&T road runners competed in the last race of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series at Lymm. For those of you who remember the very hot day a couple of years when it was part of the A&T road champs will perhaps also remember how undulating the course is. The course starts with a fast downhill section before it makes more of an ascent for the last 2 miles to finish pretty much where the race began.
The race was completed by 200 runners where Liam Renton of Warrington AC was first to cross the finish line in 15.38. Colin Kay was the first back for A&T clocking 19.10 for 38th position overall. Colin also won the V55 prize for the race and for the whole series. Well done Colin. Scott Christey, who also ran the Worsley Woods parkrun that morning, ran out of gas at around 3k to finish a bit off his usual pace with 19.31 and 43rd position. The Baron finished a few minutes later with 22.21 and gaining a couple of places on the run in to grab 107th position. A few seconds later was Ian "Bacon Mon" Hamilton who had also ran the Pennington Flash parkrun that morning and he completed in 22.48 for 121st position. Bev Tickle had another good run on not the easiest courses to finish in 168th position with 27.10. Completing the A&T line up was Clare Unsworth who also that morning ran the Pennington Flash parkrun and she sprinted in for the cameras to finish with 31.38 and 190th place. Clare then proceeded to take part in the fun run where I believe her kids beat her and I think it was captured on video! Watch out for the video of the main race and fun run finish on here soon!
It was then back to where registration was for the complementary cake and tea or coffee and then the presentation.