The Sale 10 2010
Sale Harriers have hosted the Sale 10 for many years with many fine achievements.
Gone are the days when a Sunday morning would see empty roads with little or no traffic. Modern day road race routes are restricted to areas where contact with main roads is kept to a minimum. The current route consists of 4 laps with most of the running done within traffic free Wythenshawe Park. The race attracted a large and varied cross section of Sale Harriers and other runners from across the region and beyond. click for gallery
The race was won by Edwin Kiporir from Kenya with a time of 47:52 which was only 7 seconds outside the course record. First lady also from Kenya in 58:12.
20 Sale Harriers took part in the event this year with relative newcomer Andy Mooney coming in first with a time of 1:00:36. He said he had hoped to break the hour but felt tired towards the end. Next was Matt Wansbone with 1:02:20 followed by Gary Willcock with 1:03:06 V45. He was slightly slower than last year when he did 1:01:58.
Tim Rainey, our high mileage specialist got a PB with 1:03:49, 1 minute 19 seconds improvement on previous 10 milers. This of course was after 13 miles on Saturday and a 5k race on thursday. Richard Wilson was next counter with 1:04:10. Alan Pitman, another newcomer, had a good run with 1:06:08. We're looking forward to some great improvement over the next few years.
Next came Jim Lambe with a time he should be very pleased with. 1:06:41. A pb by over 6 minutes (2008) bodes well for his Helsinki marathon on August 14th. Good luck Jim!
The pbs continued thick and fast with Tim Brett managing 2 in one week. His best ever time of 18:42 in Sizzler number 3 followed by 1:07:37 for 10 miles. His proud children Charlie and Izzy put their energy into helping on the drinks station.
First Sale lady with 1:10:00 was Rose Blackburn with another pb by 6 minutes. Next came John Battersby who has usually got some injury excuse but today ran well to get 1:11:35 and takes the prize for running more Sale 10s than anyone else, chased in by Jan Nichols (3rd lady 40) 1:11:51 and Jerry Smith (4th vet 55) 1:11:57 not as fast as last year.
The familiar face of Geof Beattie came next with 1:15:16 despite complaining of pain in his shoulder and hand following a fall during a parkrun in Platt Fields. Next came newcomer Dave Brookes looking like there is more to come with 1:16:16.
Laren Davies took over 5 minutes off her time from last year with 1:22:40 and Katie Reece was not far behind with 1:24:23. Katie is training hard for her Abingdon Marathon in October. Good luck Katie. Audrey Gresty continues to improve her times knocking 7 minutes off her times in 2 years. This year she was 5 minutes faster than last year with 1:25:54. Her friend and running partner Dawn Holding had to pull out due to ill health. Brian Bradshaw has also continued to improve with 1:30:36. Jonathan Hardman did 1:39:02.
As usual Sale Harriers managed to put on a great race and the usual thanks goes out to Morris Jefferson and his loyal band of volunteers who had to get up very early to make sure the event ran smoothly.
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13