The bank holiday Sale '5' had the same winner & runner-up as in 2008. Salford's Andi Jones topped a hectic weekend that involved pace-setting at the BMC Grand Prix to add the £200 top prize to wife Donna's next shopping trip!!! He increasingly pulled away from runner-up Philip Hoole (Rotherham). Club wise, the event was notable for the largest ever turn out of club members with thirty lining up. Our senior men were 3rd team behind winners Trafford AC and our women were the winners.
Mike Ashby (29:19). Surprisingly good considering he's in the final stages of training for an Ironman Triathlon.
Mike Hatch (29:28) "Getting fitter. Trying to get fit for the Welsh Castles relay"
Elton Davies (29:53) "Good! Aiming to get under 30 minutes"
Andy Mooney (29:58) "Pleased to get under 30 minutes" A great PB!
Gary Willcock M45 (30:26) Just thirteen seconds off last year's time
Frank Cordingley M45 (30:53) "Had enough left for a sprint finish" His 3rd race in 4 days & maybe the reason for a minute down on last year!
Carl Barber (31:28) "Very good - my first 5-mile race"
Rob Flannery (31:41) Did 25:04 in 2005 & can repeat this when fit.
Richard Wilson M40 (31:44) "Felt terrible! Running only three times a week"
Rose Blackburn (32:31) "Had a scorcher" Congratulations to Auntie Rose!
Jerry Smith M55 (32:41) "Pleased! Best run for awhile even though a minute off my PB" Still recovering from London.
Carl Cleghorn (32:42) "Tough so soon after the Kassel Marathon. Last two miles ran out of energy" His debut '5'.
Steve Gavin (32:45) Debut '5' He's now almost completed the full set!
Bill Fox M55 (33.07) "Disappointing time - 3 minutes faster last year"
Tim Brett (32:28) "Hard work" His debut '5'. Ran the Windermere Marathon 2 weeks earlier in 3:55".
Terry Lonergan M60 (34:04) Thirty seconds short of last year. Read his blog for full report.
Jan Nicholls L40 (34:40) "Nice race. Preparing for the Welsh Castles relays"
Jo Street (35:07) "Worked hard! Aiming for Welsh Castles relays. A course PB by a massive 80 seconds!
John Battersby M50 (35:14) "All Right! Not brilliant"
Jackie Cordingley L50 (35:40)" Quite happy" In line for her 2nd Grand Prix L50 Championship
Geoff Beattie M55 (36:10) Over a minute slower than last year! He'll be disappointed
Warren Bowden M40 (36:33) Good to have him back in racing mode
Lynda Rowlinson L45 (36:55) "Pleased" On schedule for her 4th successive L45 Grand Prix Championship
Lauren Davies (39:20) "Better by more than a minute on last year"
Don Nichols M70 (40:04) "Very Good" 2nd M70 and an excellent PB
Alan Romangalo (41:19) Oops! Over 2 ½ minutes down on last year
Dianne Hennigan (42:32) Good to have her back on the circuit again!
Brian Bradshaw M45 (44:30) "Three minutes off last year's time"
Full results on www.race-results.co.uk (Written By Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13