The runners at the Welcome 10k were in for a surprise when they finished the race. A quick check of the many Garmins being worn in the race showed a 6.6 mile route rather than 6.2 adding anything from 2 to 5 minutes on to a 10k time. A mix up with the position of the starting line caused the error and although a few may have been disappointed with the distance the overall impression was that it was a good race.
Red Rose Road Runners were lead home by Dan Hughes in 12th place overall in 39.39. Ken Addison was V55 winner with a time of 41.37. In 50th place out of 293 was Chris Brown in 45.15. Janine Needham was our first lady taking the 2nd F40 place in a time of 48.56.
John Wiseman and David Orritt were very well matched with times of 49.32 and 49.38. Damien Russell crossed the line in 51.27. V65 Carol Douglass, ran 54.19 to be first in her category and Joan Gouldthorpe took the F60 prize in 57.00.Michael Coupland finished in 54.59 with Brent Whybro 57.44 and Tina Carr 59.06 both breaking the hour. Diane Hill, 66.03, was followed by Karen Clark 66.37 and Chris Clark 66.40. Percy Moyo completed the extended distance in 70.49 narrowly ahead of Dave Aspin in 70.54 and the only Vet 75 runners Evelyn Elkington 71.57 and Bernard Elkington in 76.59.
Red Rose participation in running and ‘voluncheering’ at Parkrun continues. Personal Bests were achieved at Cuerden Valley by John Naylor 21.46, John Royle 24.55, Lee Burton 29.51, Sarah Haslam 33.52,Mac McCormack 35.28. At Preston, Richard Ward 22.19, Peter O’Grady 22.21, Sarah Hall 24.32, Marion O’Grady 31.17.