On a cool but sunny spring morning the Radcliffe 10K Multi terrain race set off along Sion Street to take to the Outwood trail, the roads and paths of Ringley and returning to the finish on the Nellie Halstead track via the local canal network. The undulations and several sharp climbs split the field quite quickly but it remained a close and competitive race with 199 finishers.
1st home for Horwich RMI was Gareth Booth M40 in a very credible time of 34.20, he was followed home by his team mate Martyn Bell M40 in 34.38, 3rd place male was Liam Thompson of Leigh Harriers in 34.39. In 14th place was the 1st male Junior Thomas Kneller of Leigh Harriers with an excellent time of 36.46
1st lady home was Louisa Thompson of Leigh Harriers in 38.07, followed by Joanna Goorney L40 of Wesham Road Runners in 40.38, 3rd lady and 1st Junior was Georgina Leck of Leigh Harriers in a great time of 40.57
1st male team of the day was Horwich RMI with Gareth Booth, Martyn Bell, Glyn Kay and Peter Rice finishing in 1st, 2nd, 5th and 13th respectively.
1st ladies team of the day was Leigh Harriers with Louisa Thompson, Georgina Leck and Bethany Jones finishing in 1st, 2nd and 7th respectively.
On a slightly sadder end to the day a male runner from Wigan Phoenix finished the race having experienced chest pains and was taken by ambulance to Bolton Royal Hospital, his family attended the hospital and last night we were told he'd had a slight heart attack and would be remaining in hospital till Wednesday for a series of tests. When his daughter left him yesterday evening he was feeling comfortable and enjoying a Sunday Roast ! Here's hoping he continues to improve, his family wish to send there appreciation to anyone who had any involvement with his care after the race yesterday.
Radcliffe AC Chair