Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Dunham Massey 5K 2017 Race Report

A fun 5K at a glorious venue, that is what the Dunham Massey 5K can be counted on for every year. This most recent 5K at Dunham Massey was the faster of the two courses with a long straight, slightly downhill, finish where you can really let go to get that good time. The 9 Macc Harriers that ran this race on Thursday evening certainly didn’t hold back with some excellent times, a number of PB’s and some great running by our junior Harriers.

For the male Harriers Robbie Peal (17:33, PB), fresh off his success at the Inter Counties Fell Champs, lead the way with a very quick 5K PB placing 14th overall in a strong field and second Junior Male by only 5 seconds. Behind Robbie was James Perry (18:22) who also placed well in 25th overall. James has represented the Harriers in all but one of the Club Championship races this year! Third male Harrier over the line was Sean Connelly (20:10, PB) who ran a PB and was ever so close to breaking that 20min mark. Sean was followed closely by Keith Mulholland (20:30) which was a seasons best time for Keith cutting 11 seconds off his 5K time from Bowdon last week. The next male Harrier over the line was Stewart Waudby (21:46, PB) who also gained a PB in the race.

The female Harriers were led by Lauren Robinson (19:53) who was first Junior Female and 3rd female overall. Lauren has run in all the recent North Cheshire 5K races and has steadily improved her times in each race. The next female Harrier over the line was Sam Kyriacou (21:04, PB) who was 2nd Junior Female and 8th female overall. Third female Harrier was Saranya Hasler (23:33, PB) with a PB knocking over 1 minute off her previous best for 5K. The fourth Harrier to finish was Catharine Crossley (23:48) who also beat her 5K time from Bowdon last week.

Great running everyone!

Full results can be found here:

http://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx?meetingid=202714