Haigh Hall 4 Mile Road Race, reg. at Wigan Rugby Club, Wingates Road, off Leyland Mill Lane, Wigan Lane (A449) between Cherry Gardens PH and Wigan Infirmary (WN1 2SJ - location map on entry form). Late entry desk from 7.15 at the start off Hall Lane.
2011 entry fees: £4/£6 (+£1 on night) or £6/£10 u/a if you pre-enter June's Trail race at same time (pay "Wigan Phoenix")
Contact: Paul Carroll, 21 Pilgrims Way, Standish, Wigan WN6 0AJ - tel. 01257 426166 evenings & weekends
Monday, 4 April 2011
On a day when heavy showers were expected the Radcliffe 10k was run in a variety of weather on a mild morning, the rain more or less holding off throughout the race. A field of 234 runners completed the second running of the new challenging course around the Nature trail, roads and paths of Ringley and along the canals of Radcliffe to finish on the "Nellie Halsted" track. The course was slightly longer than last year to get it as close to 10k as possible.
1st home was James Kevan of Horwich RMI in 34.30, followed by David Locket (V45) of Salford Harriers, Gareth Booth of Horwich RMI, Tom Carson (Junior Male) of Bolton United Harriers and in 5th place John Knowles of Burnden Road Runners.
1st lady home was Carly Needham of Rochdale Harriers in 38.23, followed by Joanna Goorney (L40) of Wesham Road Runners, Maria Lowe of Astley & Tylesley R.C., Kirsty Preece of Burnden Road Runners and 5th lady being Josie Maley of Astley & Tyldesley R.C.
There were plenty of CLGP runners in attendance with tremendous support at the end of the race as runners waited for their team mates to come in and had the opportunity to enjoy the refreshments provided by Asda, Radcliffe, who had seven unaffiliated runners competing for the "Tickled Pink" charity.
A good number of vets competed with probably the best performance of the day coming from John Riley of Northern Vets who finished the race in a credible 49.33 and 103rd place. At the other end of the age scale Tom Carson finishing in 4th place in 35.52 was a great piece of running for a Junior man.
Team prizes went to Astley & Tyldesley for the ladies and Horwich for the men.
On behalf of all at Radcliffe AC, I hope you had an enjoyable race which will be held again next year, you support of our race was greatly appreciated.
Radcliffe AC Chair
PS photo attached of the A & T debrief !