Norman Poole 5K
Our nationally acclaimed coach, Norman Poole's lifetime contribution to the region's elite endurance runners, was recognised in the Norman Poole 5k Cown Resevoir road race. Understandably, several of Norman's protégé's turned out. Our European junior 800m silver medallist Nial Brooks expressed his personal gratitude by smashing the course record to clock 15.13 with Stuart Bailey on his heels with 15.17. Several used it as a tempo session with Tom Atkinson 8th in 16.38; Gaz Raven, still recovering from 'London' in 17.10 and Matt Bond, as a final run-out before heading to Denmark for his debut international, sauntered round in 18.44
May 19th MOBBERLEY 5.3
On a lovely summer's evening five Sale Harriers tackled the Mobberley 5.3 mile trail race. First home for Sale was Carl Barber, who's improving rapidly by the day, in 26th place with 34.29. Jerry Smith, still recovering from his efforts in the London Marathon, was pleased with his time of 36.31 and picked up the prize for 1st M55. Mike Wharton, also recovering from London, ran 37.14. Jan Nicholls was close behind with 37.20 to take the prize for 1st F40 and was followed home by her father Derek in 44.28. After the race the runners all repaired to the beer garden of the local pub for well-earned refreshment. A most enjoyable evening!
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13