THE SALE 5K SIZZLER (3)
Fechin Mc Cormick
Those who attended the Sizzler prize-giving will have confirmed, if confirmation was needed, that the Sizzler course is fast – very fast. Most of the prize-winners recorded PBs, so it’s not just Sale Harriers who record their annual PB’s on this course. It was yet another scorcher from every perspective. The number of finishers (470) was the highest 3rd Sizzler ever recorded in its 13 years history. Forty-two Sale Harriers were among them of which nine ran their first Sizzler this year making an amazing record total of 103 Sale Harriers who’ve run Sizzlers this year.
Two more course records were broken. Sale Harrier’s CALLUM GREENWOOD junior record from 2012 finally fell and was improved by six seconds to 15.11 by Trafford’s DANIEL LAWTON to rank him top 10 in the UK. Trafford’s ALISON DRASDO further improved her own L45 record to 19.42. As a result, both went home with bulging purses in prize-money. A formidable Salford trio collectively broke the men’s 45 minute barrier (again!) as did Stockport’s women their 54 minute barrier and consequently also went home £100 richer for their efforts.
Sale Harriers share of the monetary ‘pot’ went to GAZ RAVEN (15.09) who holds the current M40 record of 14.44. JACKIE CORDINGLEY (20.38) has now won all three L55 races, this time even faster than the other two and one of her fastest ever s. Zippy M65 MIKE CURLEY (19.36) achieved his ambition to break the 20 minute barrier and now ranks him 6th M65 in the UK. Evergreen GARY ROWLINSON (16.51) again won the M50 prize 10 seconds faster than in the first Sizzler. Most Sale Harriers went home very pleased. (The results are still provisional so any errors please let me know)
NIGEL MARTIN (15.12): Equalled his PB at June’s Christleton 5k. Eager to go sub-15!
GAZ RAVEN (15.09): Top M40
MATT BEACOCK (16.02): A 9 second PB from last year’s Sizzler.
ROB FLANNERY (16.25): Faster by 6 seconds on his last Sizzler
ANDY CARLIN (16.43).: Further improved by 16 seconds his PB from the 1st Sizzler
GARY ROWLINSON (16.51): M50 winner
JAMES WALSH (16.53): Another PB – 23 seconds faster from 1st Sizzler
PETER O’NEILL (17:17): Another PB – 7 seconds improvement on Sizzler 1
OLIVIER GAILLEMIN (17:20): A 30 second PB from last year’s Sizzlers.
MATT RAY (18.16): His slowest of the three so far by 30 seconds
AIDAN RAFTERY (18.33): Missed by 2 seconds improving on his PB from the last Sizzler.
FRANCIS SWEENEY (18:35): His fastest of the three and now only 3 seconds short of a PB.
KEVIN FOSTER (18.30): His 1st Sizzler this year. His PB from last year is 17:48.
PETER SHIPLEY (18.47) : 3 seconds faster than the last Sizzler. His PB from 2012 is 18.20
ALISTAIR KEL;L (18: 27): A long-awaited PB by almost 20 seconds from 2011.
SARAH DOUGLAS (19.12): 3 seconds off her PB. Almost a minute faster than Bowden 5k
STEVE PARRY (18:59): Very close to his 2013 PB
HELEN ARMITAGE (19:07):12 seconds faster than 1ST Sizzlerr. Just a few seconds off a PB
ANNE CHINOY (19:53): Her PB is 19.32 set in last year’s Sizzlers.
DAMIEN JONES (19:24): His fastest of the three by more than 30 seconds
CRAIG BRADBURY (19:14): A 45 second PB on his 1st sizzler
MIKE CURLEY (19:36): Winner M65.
DAVID ALLINSON (18.49): A 12 second PB & fist time under 19 minutes
DENNIS POWELL (19.28): A 30 second improvement on his 2nd Sizzler./
DAMIEN VAN ALDERWEGEN (20:34): His 2nd fastest of the three.
JACKIE CORDINGLEY (20.38): L55 winner again.
JENNY FOX (20.43): Her 2nd fastest ever 5k
EVE GIBSON (20:14): Three Sizzlers and three PB. Next, it’s got to be sub 20 ?
FRANK CORDINGLEY (21:29): Good progress on his return from illness.
MIKE WYMER (23.35): He just jogged the course. (50 miler coming up)
JOHN BATTERSBY (20:25): He’s got faster by about 40 seconds each one so far
MIKE DUNNE (21.14): His 2nd fastest of this year’s series
BRUCE GREEN 24:46): |Paced Celia Birchby
JERRY SMITH (21:12) : His fastest this year by 14 seconds
SUZANNE SMITH (21:32):
MARTIN SMEDLEY (21:55): A PB by over 30 seconds
CARLA OUSEY (23:08): Her PB is 20.15 Her best Sizzler was 20.30 in 2002 or 2003.
GEOFF BEATTIE (23.02): Fastest of 10 5k’s this year & 25 seconds faster than Sizzler 1
CRISPIN MILLER (21:19): About 40 seconds down on his PB from last year.
ALIC E SMEDLEY (24:41): Debut 5k – other than Parkruns.
MARINDA BREDDY (24:03): Her 3rd consecutive PB & now ready to go sub 24 mins
CELIA BIRCHBY (24:52): Her best this year is 24:26
SAMANTHA WHEELER (23.37): Improved 90 seconds over the three Sizzlers
LUCINDA SUMMERS (25.39): 19 seconds down on her PB in the last Sizzler.
MARK FERNS (24:57): Still recovering former form
KATHJY FLETCHER (28:21): A 7 second PB in her debut Sizzler year.
MIKE HOWE (30.15): The club’s impressive 75 year old veteran
Posted 26/07/2015 10:54