Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Chester Spring 5 mile 2017 Race Report

The Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix series of races started Wednesday April 12th with one of the first evening road races of the year. After a cool rainy start to the day conditions cleared nicely for this fast 5 mile race with some excellent PB potential. There were 19 Macc Harriers who took advantage of the conditions to post some fast times and gain important points for the Macc Harriers in the Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix interclub competition.

For the male Harriers Mark Walker (27:41) led the way as first Harrier over the line placing a very respectable 12th overall in a strong field of runners. Mark was followed by Scott Wilson (28:28) and Chris Bentley (28:51) as the second and third male Harriers respectively to finish.

There were some outstanding performances from the female Harriers with Kathleen O’Donnell (34:01, PB and 3rd V35) leading the way closely followed by Daisy Pickles (34:08 PB). Kathleen and Daisy placed very well as 13th and 14th females overall in the race. The third female Harrier over the line was Sian Gulliver (35:44) with another PB posted for this 5 mile distance.

Special mention has to go to the two Harrier U20 male and female runners, Robbie Peal (29:12) and Sam Kyriacou (35:50), who both placed 3rd male and female U20 overall and who both earned PBs for this distance.

There were some other excellent performances and PBs by the other Macc Harriers with their times listed below. Full results can be found at the following link:

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

Billy

Hicks

00:29:34 PB

Robert

Hasler

00:29:50

James

Perry

00:30:03 PB

Francis

Pyatt

00:30:13 PB

Andy

Dykins

00:32:19 PB

Ray

O'Keefe

00:33:33

Keith

Mulholland

00:34:03

Catherine

Voyce

00:35:47

Saranya

Hasler

00:40:00 PB

Helen

Gowin

00:41:42

Patrick

Ahern

00:46:01 PB

Great running everyone!