MANCHESTER MARATHON/ CHESHIRE 10k
The Manchester Marathon 19th April 2015
Andy Carlin. 2:42:35
PB by 16 minutes from Manchester marathon 2014.
He said after “I felt good going into the event and am very pleased with the result. Support was excellent all the way round, you definitely can’t beat running through Sale in a Sale Harriers vest!”
John Mosley 2:44:59
Time was 2:44.59 not a pb but was very pleased after changing my goal time from 2:50 after feeling good at 8 miles and deciding to push on and chase a championship start place. Thank you for the amazing Sale support.. It was awesome!!
Kevin Foster 2:50:07
George Kirk 2:52:45 V40
Jason Bowers 2:57:56 V40
“My Manchester Marathon debut and my first marathon since London 2010. I have had very sporadic training over last 5 years due to family/work commitments so was delighted to post another sub 3 (My third in a row albeit spread over 6 years). Missed out on a PB by 41 seconds but delighted to be back running consistently.”
Peter O’Neill 2:58:06
“This was only my second marathon and target was to go just under 3 hours. Day did not start great with Garmin watch not working and toilet stop required at 6 miles! But felt good at half way and pushed on to finish in 2.58.05. Really pleased and thanks to all sale harriers for amazing support, particularly Fran cycling alongside me late in race and keeping me going.”
Chris Green 2:59:14 V40
Gaurav Batra 3:02:55 V40
9:12 off the old PB so pretty pleased. The sub-3 hours beckons! He describes the experience, “ Not that I have personal experience of giving birth but running a marathon seems similar. It hurts like hell while you're doing the hardest bit at the end but then you get a PB or a finish or whatever goal it is you were after and within a few days you forget the torture and think about the next one. Thanks for all the amazing support from all the harriers. A special thanks for those who were able to clone themselves and be at different points! Fran Sweeney deserves a special mention. He rode on his bike with me for ages after I told him I had dropped my last gel and was one short and kept offering me an energy drink. Much appreciated fella! 3.02:55 was the time.!
Adam Elliot 3:09:06
Nick Scholes 3:26:29
He said “It was 28minutes quicker than my 1st marathon which was Manchester last year. I would have liked to have gone a bit quicker but struggled from 19miles on wards so I was delighted to get under 3:30. Ran it in aid of local children's charity Destination Florida, and have raised over £600. I would like to thank all the Sale Harriers who came out to support and marshalled, it really does give you a boost when you need it.”
Steve Bowman 3:27:29 V45
Emma Finney 3:33:24
Steve Surridge 3:35:02
“Previous PB of 3:44:15 at Manchester 2013. I was aiming for sub 3:30, but recovering from 100k race 4 weeks ago, my legs seized up just after mile 21 and I had to have a couple of walking breaks. Still very happy to get a PB and consider it a good run to progress to my next 50 mile ultra in May, the North Downs Way 50.”
Lewis Jon Green 3:39:09
Matt Brooke 3:40:50 V40
Mike Wymer 3:39:59 V40
“Today’s run was my Manchester Marathon best by 5 minutes from 2013, but just less than my pb of 3.38 in Chester last year.”
Wendy Terry 3:51:45
My second marathon and shaved 21 minutes off my last effort. Really pleased to get under 4 hours. Huge thanks for all the support especially Miran who was a calming influence and a wonderful running partner and Martin with his encouragement in my moments of need. And to echo Gaurav, but with experience of giving birth , the last 3 miles were worse!
Jenny Cordingley 4:00:47
She would have liked to have broken 4 hours but was happy to have completed her first marathon with such great support.
Miran Aprahamian 4:06:17 Vet 60
Miran is a club stalwart of many years and should be very pleased with his result.
Katie Reece 4:06:52 V35
She said “Given that I’m not particularly fit at the moment, I’m happy enough, and it's marathon number 20 for me.”
There were quite a few Sale Harriers involved in various relay teams in The Manchester Marathon. Andy Mooney was part of the Trafford Leisure Trust 4 man team who won their category with a fantastic time of 2:50:37.
Team "Alti Massive came 10th with time of 3.21. Which was better than last years time. Martin Smedley, Jack Smedley, Alice Smedley and Grace Smedley.
Team “Set Sale” comprising Dawn Holding, Brian Bradshaw, Jackie and Bea Cordingley finished in a time of 3:32:15 with Bea running in with her sister who was running the full distance.
A 2 man team of Jerry Smith and Tim Rainey completed the distance in 3:18:04.
“It was hard to be continuously passing slow runners, especially the pace groups took some getting past and I came to a dead stop a couple of times. On the whole though a very enjoyable experience with lots of support all the way round and perfect conditions. I’ll do the whole thing next year.”
Well done to all the other finishers who I have not mentioned. A great big thank you to all the helpers and volunteers who contributed to the event and encouraged all the runners to achieve their goals. Sale Harriers had marshalling responsibility around Sale Moor which resulted in the club recieving a donation of £1000. Thank you so much.
The Cheshire 10k Arley Hall
Quite a few Sale Harriers took to the Cheshire countryside for a popular 10k event near to Arley Hall. Nigel Martin took a scalp of the legend that is Dave Norman with a time of 31:55. He said “ not as fast as The Trafford 10k but pleased to get under 32mins.”
Ian Wetherall took another V45 win in a time of 33:03
Gary Rowlinson 1st V50 34:39
Other participants were :- Dylan Stanway 36:32, Sarah Douglas 38:54 (new pb), Steve Parry 40:07 9th V50, Simon Bond 42:10 V40, Nigel Fielden 42:39 4th vet 60.
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Posted 20/04/2015 10:06