TOUR OF TAMESIDE 2015
Massive congratulations to GARETH RAVEN, PAUL GREEN, PHILIP SCOWCROFT AND EMMA FINNEY who took on and completed the challenge of the Tour of Tameside between 19th and 21st June.
The iconic Tour of Tameside running event, last run in 2003, was created in the 1980s by legendary British Marathon runner Dr Ron Hill MBE and it became World famous, attracting top runners from all over the UK and the World to compete. Whilst the original tour comprised of 6 races run over 7 days, the current format is 3 races over 3 days.
Runners who took on all three days covered the distance of a full marathon, with each day covering different routes and types of terrain across a mixture of closed roads, trails and country routes.
All four Harriers took top 10 places on all three days, with GARETH RAVEN winning 1st V40 for the overall tour and PAUL GREEN 2nd V40. The three men also took home the team prize.
For those not wanting to take on the full Tour, individual races could be entered and SARAH DOUGLAS ran another impressive race in the Hyde 7, finishing 2nd lady.
Overall Tour positions have not yet been finalised but the individual results for the three races are as follows:
Copley 6 Mile Hadfield Half Hyde 7 mile
Gareth Raven 00:34:37 (2nd) 1:12:08 (3rd) 00:36:33 (2nd)
Paul Green 00:36:50 (5th) 1:18:06 (6th) 00:42:24 (10th)
Philip Scowcroft 00:40:16 (10th) 1:23:59 (9th) 00:42:01 (9th)
Emma Finney 00:48:39 (4th) 1:35:13 (3rd) 00:47:51 (5th)
Sarah Douglas 00:46:37 (2nd)
Posted 22/06/2015 13:50