THE SALE 5K SIZZLER (1)
Fechin Mc Cormick
Over four hundred finishers made it the second largest turn-out for a first Sizzler since the series began way back in 2002 as a Commonwealth Games legacy. There were the usual fast times led home by winner Patrick Martin (Stockport H) in 14.29. Patrick came within 10 seconds of the course record so doubled his prize-money. His club-mates Northern Cross-Country Champion Andrew Davies (14.33) and Jack Morris (15.01) broke the 3-man aggregate time of 45 minutes and so also shared a further £100. Amelia Pettitt (Vale Royal) was the impressive ladies winner in 17.07 with L40 Louise Rudd (Stockport H) (17.35) and club colleague Sally Radcliffe (17.41) in second and third place. Former Sale Harrier Louise, broke the L40 course record to record the 4th fastest 5k time in Britain this year and so trebled her prize-money. She further shared a bonus £100 with her club colleagues Sally Ratcliffe and Jenny Knass (17.55) for smashing the 3 x club women benchmark of 54 minutes.
A record 52 Sale Harriers, beating last year’s tally of 42, mixed it among the four hundred finishers. Three won their age- categories (Gary Rowlinson –M50, Mike Curley – M65 and Jackie Cordingley – L55). Twelve ran lifetime best performances, somewhat fewer than in the past, but interestingly 99% of Sale Harriers have recorded their PB’s on this fast course. How did everyone perform?
Nigel Martin (15.32): Recorded his PB (15.12) at Christleton so wanted to dip under 15.
Dave Marsh (16.02): Fastest since his PB of 15.47 way back in 2006.
Callum Rowlinson (16.04): A 35 second improvement on his 2012 Sizzler PB.
Rob Flannery (16.31): His PB of 15.32 goes back to the 2004 Sizzler.
Alex Bradford (16:55): An 8 second PB on last year’s Sizzlers
Andy Carlin (16:59): A 30 second PB on last year’s Sizzlers
Gary Rowlinson (17.01): First M50. His PB of 16.40 goes back to the 2012 Sizzler.
James Walsh (17.16): He recorded his PB in last year’s Sizzlers.
Peter O’Neill (17.24): A four minute PB on last summer’s Sizzlers
Matt Ray (17.43) ????
Gary Lyons (17:56): His first 5k since he recorded his PB of 17:56 at last summer’s Sizzlers
Luisa Candioli (18.14): Recorded her PB of 17.54 at the Cristleton 5k a few weeks ago.
Katie White (18.36): About 10 seconds off last year’s Sizzler. Her PB is 17.54
Francis Sweeney (18.40): First 5k since he recorded his PB of 18:53 at last year’s Sizzler.
Ben McIntyre (18.43) His first 5k since last July's Sizzler, and a 7 second PB. Getting back to full fitness following a marathon injury.
Alistair Kell (18.45): Fastest since he recorded 18.45 in the 2011 Sizzler.
Rachel Cavanagh (19.16): A PB by over 90 seconds. Worth returning home for!
Steve Parry (19.17): His fastest since he recorded 18:52 in the 2013 Sizzler.
Ben Fox 19.18): His PB of 18.44 was recorded in last year’s Sizzlers.
Helen Armitage (19.19): Her fastest since her PB of 19.02 in 2002.
Mike Curley (20.03): 1st M65. Just one second short of his first Sizzler last year.
Jane Thomas (19.23): Her PB of 18.23 was set in the 2013 Severn 5k.
Gareth Webb (19.37): His fastest since he recorded his PB of 19.30 in the 2013 Sizzler.
Damien Jones (19.56): Only his 2nd 5k road race since his PB of 18.23 last summer.
Craig Bradbury (19.59) A PB! Knocked over 90 seconds off last summer’s Sizzler PB
David Allinson (20.22): His first race of 2015
David Connolly (20.23): His PB comes from the ’07 Sizzler. First road 5k since then.
Rob Heggs (20.27):His only other race of 2015 was the Wilmslow HM
Damien Van Alderwegan (20.36) ?????
Jackie Cordingley (20.47) : First L55. Equalled last year’s Sizzler. One of her fastest .
Jenny Fox (20.57|); 2nd L35 in her debut 5k.
Eve Gibson (21.00): A super 5k road debut for this youngster..Experienced in Parkruns.
Tim Rainey (21.03): Fastest 5k since 2012 for our prolific racer.
Frank Cordingley (21.09): Encouraging 2nd fastest this year following illness.
Mike Wymer (21.15): His fastest by far since his Sizzler ’14 PB of 20.34
John Battersby (21.17): Fastest (including Parkruns) since last year’s Sizzlers.
Mike Dunne (21:20):2nd M65. His fastest for years....and years .Since those heart by-passes.
Jo Robbins (22.00): First 5k (exc.Parkruns) since last year’s Sizzlers.
Martin Smedley (22.25): Is this his debut road 5k?
Sarah Waldron (22.53): A 90 seconds PB. & faster than in the recent North Cheshire series.
Cat Jones (23.03): Has been developing her interest in sprints. Her PB is 22.22
Geoff Beattie (23.27): Equalled his 2nd fastest of eight 5k’s so far this year (exc. Parkruns).
Marinda Breddy (24.51): An exciting 50 second PB on 2012 times.
Samantha Wheeler (25.09):
Lucinda Summers (25.51): A tremendous 20 second PB from last year’s Sizzlers.
Mark Ferns (25.58): Getting fitter. his PB from 2014 is 21.27
Mike Howe (30.29). 3rd M75. Is maintaining excellent consistency.
Posted 30/06/2015 07:43