Race report 18/4/22

Four Radcliffe Athletic Club members got Easter off to a cracking start at the Salford 10k.

They took part in the popular Good Friday race, a fast two-lap course in Lower Kersal.

Rob Shiels was the club’s first finisher in 40:45 while Simon Foulkes was pleased with a new pb of 41:25. Sheila Jones notched up another age group win, finishing first VW65 in 47:12, and Helen Kay ran 1:03:12.

Further afield, David Bartlett bagged a new pb of 41:47 at the Hale Five Mile Race in Merseyside.

The personal bests continued for Gary Adkins who was 3rd at Heaton parkrun in 17:44. Stephen Birtwistle ran 21:57, Paul Benson chalked up a course pb in 22:01, junior Robbie Parkinson finished in 24:24, Elaine Bailey was second VW65 in a new pb of 27:44, Nick Barnes ran 29:17 and Iain Harris 34:58.

At Bolton parkrun, Rob Lister was ninth in 21:16, Kris Booth ran 25:23, Mark Williams 26:18 and Natalie Hitchen 34:53.

Elsewhere, Mike Kontowtt was first VM55 and eighth overall in 20:29 at Peel parkrun and Sheila Jones was first VW65 on 22:30 at Morecambe Prom. Times at other parkruns were Cheryl Gallagher 32:27 (Alexandra); Bev Quinton 38:00 (Greenfield Valley); Chris Paxton 23:53 and Peter Hunter 24:25 (Hyndburn); Tracy Wroe 32:57 (Worsley Woods).

Simon Foulkes on his way to a pb at Salford 10k.

Helen Kay at Salford 10k


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