Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

2017 Wilmslow Half Marathon Race Report

The mild, breezy and damp conditions did not deter runners at the popular Wilmslow Half Marathon on Sunday where 43 Macc Harriers joined the almost 4000 runners who took on the challenge of the half marathon distance. If running a half marathon was not tough enough one runner, Shantelle Gaston-Hird, broke the backwards running World Record by 20 min in a time of 2:27:09 in support of the anti-bullying charity BulliesOut. None of the Macc Harriers who raced ran backwards or broke any world records, but there were still many excellent performances with over half the Harriers gaining PB’s for this distance.

For the men Mark Walker (1:23:57) led the way as first Harrier over the line on only a week of training after recovering from a broken arm. Mark was closely followed by Paul Sharp (1:24:54) who gained a PB by knocking over 2 minutes off his half marathon best. Third Harrier over the line was James Perry (1:25:18) who yet again gained another PB to continue his excellent recent form.

For the women Harriers Lindsay Purdie (1:40:13) was first to finish gaining a PB in the process. Second Female Harrier was Cath Wilson (1:41:09) who also had a PB and placed 3rd female V50 in a strong field. Rounding off the top three female Harriers was Sian Gulliver (1:45:18) who also ran a PB.

There were many more outstanding performances and PB’s by Macc Harriers with their results listed below. Full results can be found at the following link:

http://tdleventservices.co.uk/index.php

Great running everyone!

Allen

Bunyan

01:25:36

PB

Joe

De Sousa

01:29:14

PB

Kevin

Good

01:29:16

 

Ian

Geraghty

01:31:11

PB

Chris

Goodfellow

01:31:40

PB

Sean

Connelly

01:32:50

PB

Richard

Brown

01:35:04

 

Ray

O’Keefe

01:35:07

 

Keith

Mulholland

01:39:08

 

Alastair

Knockton

01:40:32

 

Barrie

Thomason

01:42:54

PB

Martin

Rands

01:44:16

 

David

Larkin

01:46:14

 

Sally

Hopkin

01:48:13

 

Ron

Walker

01:52:33

 

Peter

Vince

01:53:09

 

Lynne

Graves

01:55:18

 

Andrea

Moir

01:57:18

PB

Mark

Godden

01:57:22

 

Anna

Maddox

01:57:34

PB

Kelly

Buckley

01:57:44

PB

Angus

Tennant

01:58:05

 

Melissa

Jimenez

01:58:27

PB

Andrew

Devine

01:58:41

PB

Carol

Upton

01:59:49

 

Cathy

Florentine

02:02:48

PB

Susannah

Middleton

02:02:55

 

Fiona

Wilson

02:04:13

 

Dipika

Morgan

02:05:36

PB

Dawn

Devine

02:06:11

PB

Harry

Newton

02:07:52

 

Ann

Harris

02:08:06

PB

Jane

Stephens

02:15:21

PB

Helen

Rose

02:17:26

PB

Joanne

Prendergast

02:17:36

PB

Suzanne

Revill

02:17:37

PB

Shelley

Lee

02:53:27

PB