Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

2017 Poynton Village 10K Race Report

Ideal conditions greeted runners for the Poynton Village 10K where the route started with a sprint down Park Lane, a small loop besides Poynton Lake, then a long climb up to the Middlewood Way which was then rewarded with a nice downhill stretch before a final sprint back up Park Lane for the finish. An early start meant that runners could enjoy this fun multi-terrain 10K before any Mother’s Day celebrations. There were 14 Macc Harriers who turned up on this lovely day which was a welcome change from the bad weather at some of the recent races.

For the male Harriers James Perry (39:50) continued his excellent form with a top 10 finish by placing 7th male and 8th overall. James was followed by Rob Finnis (41:23) who placed 20th overall and knocked a minute off his time from last year. Third male Harrier over the line was Ray O’Keefe (43:19). Mark Stanbridge (47:04) and Geoff Hull (56:28) rounded off the male Harrier finishers.

For the women Harriers Catherine Wilson (48:09) led the way after a strong performance the previous week at the Wilmslow Half. Lisa Cox (50:15) was the second female Harrier to cross the line. Rounding off the top three female Harriers was Kim Eastham (53:36). The times of the other female Harriers are below:

HEATHER GALLOWAY

00:55:34

CAROL UPTON

00:55:40

VANESSA STOKOE

00:56:25

RACHEL GILLILAND

01:05:50

KATHRYN JOHNSON

01:07:24

SHELLEY LEE

01:23:10

Full results can be found below:

http://www.crazylegsevents.co.uk/results/2017/20170326_PoyntonVillage10km.html

Great running everyone!

The next race in the Club Championships and the first race in the Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix is the Chester Spring 5 mile race. This will be the first midweek evening race of the year and is a fast route on country lanes with plenty of PB potential. Entries are still open at the link below:

Chester Spring 5M, Wed 12th April 7pm

https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Essar-Chester-Spring-5