Good Friday In Salford
It wasn't a Salford Church the crowds had gathered in on Good Friday morning but a street corner near a Salford leisure centre and in thirty minutes rather than three days, the assembled had witnessed 'with their own eyes' running's version of the Easter Triduum that begins with suffering and ends in resurrection. Over 10k of the region's flats roads, pained grimaces carved in maximum effort became excited 'exultets' across the finish line in animated conversation as several savored the elixir of life and immortality that's PB performances. To cap it further, our seasoned 'girls' Helen, Louise and Cat won 2nd veteran's team. As in the Scriptural Resurrection, there was much discussion along the Road to Emmaus and likewise up the M6 as many made then their way for a weekend of training and frolics in the Lake District.
Richard Edwards 34.55 Just 13 secs short of last years PB in Salford 10k.
Andy Walling 34.59 PB of 32.27 goes back to Salford 10k 2005.
Carl Barber 35.06 A PB by 4 secs & 40 secs faster than Trafford 10k.
Mark Brewer 36:08: Almost 30 second PB on last April's Bolton 10k
Kevin Foster 38.42: Ninety seconds down on PB in Southport 10 (Feb '12)
Kevin Mahon 39:44: Sixty-five seconds down on PB in We Love M/C 10k (June 12)
Robbie Greenslade 40:56:
Helen Armitage 41.07: Just seconds short of fastest 10km in 17 years - 4 days after a HM
Emma Finney 41:59: Three seconds PB on Trafford 10k ten days earlier.
Jerry Smith M55 42:14: "Five days after Wilmslow legs were heavy but not surprising"
Lewis Green 44.05: A new PB from 45:27 set at Great Manchester Run 2011.
Louise Robbins L35 44:08: PB is 42:55 from Leeds Abbey Dash 2011
Gary Chadwick 46.02: Lauren Davies 46.25: Very close to PB on heavy mileage prior to 'London'
Geoff Beattie M60 49.15: Injured...so wife's debut 'scalping' does NOT count!
Cat Jones 50.21: Disappointed despite post pregnancy.
Jenny Miles M60 55.10: Post Wilmslow, 'Legs weren't having it! 2nd in L60 (Written by Fechin Mc Cormick
Posted 03/04/2013 14:52