Race report 11/10/21

Several Radcliffe AC athletes were among the tens of thousands of runners who took part in the Manchester Marathon.

Neal Emmerson clocked 2:37:05 to finish a superb 26th, just a week after winning the Rochdale Half Marathon.

Also completing the 26.2-mile course through Manchester and Trafford was Gary Adkins who ran 2:59:10, Mia Derbyshire 3:31:40, Julie Robertson 3:54:38, Sheila Jones 4:02:23, Peter Hunter 4:15:41 and Fay Davies 4:21:38.

Neil Greenhalgh clocked 3:57:48 acting as a guide runner for a visually impaired athlete.

Bev Quinton, Tracy Wroe and Stephen Crowe also completed the marathon as a team with Jan Crompton from Ramsbottom Running Club. Completing a leg each, they finished in 4:44:47.

Away from the marathon, Gail Champion battled driving rain, 30mph winds and lots of hills at the Abersoch 10k in North Wales – her first race in 18 months.

Several Radcliffe runners also took part in the popular 5k parkruns. At Bolton, Mark Williams ran 25:24, Mark Wolfenden 30:06, Elaine Bailey 30:30 and Jen Entwistle 37:47.

At Heaton Park, Peter Hunter ran 34:45, Tracy Wroe 35:25, Bev Quinton 39:38 and Iain Harris 39:39, while Caroline Malone ran 27:48 at Peel parkrun in Salford.

Further afield, Rob Shiels was 7th in 19:16 at Penrose parkrun in Cornwall; Alex Pullan was 19th at Kingston parkrun next to the River Thames in 20:21, and Karen Doherty clocked 29:16 at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Top 30 finish for Neal Emmerson at Manchester Marathon.

Marathon man Peter Hunter.

Guide runner Neil Greenhalgh.

Mia Derbyshire at Manchester Marathon.

Manchester Marathon relay runners.

Julie Robertson looking strong at Manchester Marathon.

Gail Champion at Abersoch.

No Replies to "Race report 11/10/21"


    Got something to say?

    Some html is OK