Plenty of PBs at the Best 5k

Plenty of PBs at the Best 5k

Red Rose Runners had a great day at the Preston Best 5k held at Moor Park. On a flat, fast figure of 8 course many took the chance to improve their Personal Bests over this shorter distance. First home for the club was Richard Oakley finishing in 22nd place in 19.44 and first V60. Steven Gore continued his sparring with Mark Billington as they both targeted the sub 20 minute time. Steve took the lead for the first 4 k but Mark went ahead and held the lead until the final stretch of Moor Park Avenue where Steve found just enough speed to finish in 19.59 to Mark’s 20.02.Not far behind, Simon Houghton finished in a PB of 20.24. Debbie Kirkman had a battle with Daisy Pickles the eventual winner, to finish second overall and F40 winner in 21.03.

An encouraging string of PB’s followed. Ethan Hodgkinson 21.37, Cliff Utting 21.51 David Dyson 22.57, Margaret Lupton 23.10, Richard Lodge 23.40 Jamie Jardine 24.15 Lucy Lodge 25.14 and Joanne Malcolmson 26.56. Joan Gouldthorpe was the first F60 in 25.22. New members Percy Mayo ran 28.46 and Alice Lodge 29.48.