The Trafford 10k
Sunday the 5th of March 2017 started with sunshine and blue skies, this however did not last, and by the time the Trafford 10k started at 9:30 the rain was making its presence felt on the 900 or so runners who lined up again in Partington ready for a fast and flat course. The previous event was controversial by being deemed a slightly short 10k course and 2017 saw a new re-measured, accurate course which is ideal for an early years pb.
Nearly 50 Sale Harriers were finishers at this year’s event with some fine performances throughout the field. The race is organised by Altrincham ADAC and despite the weather was a superb 10k road race which attracted athletes from across the country expecting some great racing.
The race has a tight start on the road outside Partington Leisure Centre and follows some winding country lanes out into the Cheshire countryside. The puddles were frequent and often deep, but there was no danger of overheating with today’s downpour. After a loop up to Dunham village the route returned back to Partington on quiet country lanes in the Cheshire countryside.
The race was won in 28:55 by Aldershot athlete Chris Thompson and nearly 40 runners broke 31 minutes.
Nigel Martin was our first finisher in 32nd place with a new pb for him of 30:47. He achieved 31:45 in 2015 and back in 2013 was doing 34:24.
Joe Vis in 44th position also got a pb 31:00 (previously 32:00 from 2012.
Luke Betts next in 45th position with 31:01 pb (previously 31:40)
Adam Sciacca in 64th got 31:27 pb (previously 32:53 from 2015)
Gareth Raven 3rd V40 Club stalwart has been running for Sale for 25 years.
Daniel Kashi 32:25 a good result
Alex Bradford 33:16 another pb in the bag
Matt Beacock (U20) 33:34 knocking 5 minutes off his pb
Tim Kennedy 34:08 winner of the Heaton Park parkrun 2 weeks ago.
Andy Carlin 34:38 After only 4 years of competitive running a pb for Andy
Danielle Fegan 11th female in 36:08. A name to watch, recently came 6th in the Northern XC champs
Rob Dunn 36:13 pb a 2:43 marathon to his name
Oli Gaillemin V40 36:31 14th V40
Steve Henderson 36:37 a pb Winner of the Southwark parkrun 2 weeks ago. The winner of 4 different parkruns this year. Winner of 18 parkruns last year, many different ones. We see your game plan Steve.
Peter O’Neil 36:47 6 minutes faster than his 10k debut in 2011. A 30sec pb from his time in 2015.
James Walsh 37:08 previous winner of Cambridge and Longford Park parkruns.
Ben McIntyre 37:20 (2:52 marathon runner)
Mike Hatch V40 37:22. Club legend, returning to form after some time away from racing. Good to see you back on form. A minute faster than last year’s Trafford 10k. Came 5th in 2000.
Glen Savage 3rd V50. 37:29 In great form.
Luisa Candioli 38:00. Our second female counter. Great run.
Lee Kaufman V45 37:55 Winner in 2015 of the Bolton 10k.
Damien Jones 38:12 Last week’s winner of the Wythenshawe parkrun.
Peter Shipley 38:12
Rupert Liddington 38:34 Best 10k since 2014.
Steve Gavin V45 38:49 pb 1 second faster than last time in the Trafford 10k.
Kevin Foster 39:22
Ashley Lindsey V45 39:21 pb. He is a relative newcomer to running and showing some fine form.
Helen Armitage 2nd F40. 39:38. (Pb of 38:39.) 2 seconds behind the 1st lady 40.
Matt Spragg V40 39:44 Great pb.
Aidan Raftery 39:47 (V55 4th)
Rob Heggs V40 Best time since 2012.
Emma Finney 39:57
Kathy Wellam 41:13 pb
Mike Curley 1st V65 41:51. With the second V65 JUST behind him. Peter Pickwell of Alti. Registered the 3rd best V65 time Nationally for 2017.
Gareth Webb 41:53
David Connelly 41:59 pb
Clare McCarron F40 Massive pb in her 2nd 10k.
Jackie Cordingley 1st F55. 43:13. Best time since 2009.
Duane Gaunt 44:14 Debut 10k.
Sinead Roche F40 44:51 pb
Helen Reagan 7th F45 46:35
Frank Cordingley V55 48:45. He was happy that he managed to hold off Geoff.
Geoff Beattie 8th V60 49:20
Damian van Alderwegen V40 49:00
Lucinda Summers F50 52:58
Anne Chinoy F40 DNF. Anne decided to stop at the half way point due to a quad strain.
Ladies team prize was won by our trio of Luisa Candioli, Danielle Fagen and Helen Armitage.
Posted 05/03/2017 18:02