Monday, 8 May 2017
Wigan Trail 10k - Race report by Catherine Brides
Who would have ever thought between Hindley, Ince and Platt Bridge a former open cast-mining site would have ever provided such a wonderful setting for the 6th road fixture of 2017.
251 runners were greeted by glorious sunshine and smiles from marshals and supporters. With 28 blue vests initial impressions were one of world domination from A&T runners but a quick reccie of the results showed that Wesham Road Runners also fielded 28 runners but A&T certainly made the biggest noise with 5 out of the top 20 places. Today was the best-attended event to date in the 2017 road champs apart from the mile track challenge.
1st up for the ladies Josie Maley-Jones followed by Susan Fletcher aka Louise Simpson and thirdly Rachel Haslam.
1st up for the men Tim Campbell followed by Mark Collins and Brendan Loughrey. Tim was 2016 winner, however looking at last year’s results no one else from last years top 10 attempted this race today, well done Tim.
With all runners home and dry, pie and peas and the odd pint were enjoyed by all out on the grass in yet more glorious sunshine with prizes aplenty.
Elsewhere a couple of A&T members were playing away in Chorley at the Yarrow River Bluebell 10k trail. Whilst we were enjoying even more fabulous sweet treats from Kay they were ‘allegedly’ sloshing in the river, not sure if any of this is true or just some wet t-shirt fantasy of Bacon Mons!
Results can found here: http://www.ukresults.net/2017/wigan10k.html
Date for the next road race, Wednesday 21st June, Horwich 5, details can be found here: http://www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk/road_section/welcome.php