Successful 3rd Sizzler
With 370 finishers; three under fifteen minutes, countless PB's on a fast course, fifty Sale Harrier participants, a team of very committed marshals and a lovely evening, ensured the third Ronhill Sale 4 x 5k Sizzlers was another unbounded success. One only has to witness the stretch of striding runners to the shuffling joggers that winds its colourful way from the Wythenshawe track onto the scenic Wythenshawe course to see how popular this annual club promotion is. However, we've not achieved the magical number of five hundred finishers, a primary objective of this year's series.
However, working together on Thursday August 16th we can finally achieve the target! If we achieve five hundred finishers then, this year's series will become the most successful since they began after the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Game...and there's every reason to hope for a really big one!
Four days after the Olympics end and incorporating the North of England 5k championships, ex-Olympians spanning the last fifty years and ten Olympic Games will grace the event. Ex Olympians Ron Hill, Geoff Norman, Michelle Scutt, Susan Crehan, Diane Modahl and Ann Griffith who span Olympic Games from Tokyo ('64) to Munich ('72), Montreal ('76), Moscow ('80), Los Angeles ('84), Soeul ('88), Barcelona ('92), Atlanta ('96) and Sydney ('00) could make it the largest Olympic re-union in Britain outside London 2012.
The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation, on schedule to raise £1000 from donations through the four events, will also lead a mass warm-up from 7pm.
It's an evening not to be missed and hopefully every member will promote it in every pub and club and among friends, neighbours and running colleagues everywhere.
An appraisal of individual performances will be published following the final event.
Posted 10/08/2012 08:32