Macclesfield Harriers & Athletic Club

Pie & Peas 5 Mile 2017 Race Report

Wednesday evening was the fourth race in the Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix, the Pie & Peas 5 mile race put on by Vale Royal Running Club. This multi-terrain race takes in the roads and paths around Moulton. While the weather was nice right before the race, about 5 minutes into the race the heavens opened up soaking all the runners and making the off road portions of the race a little slippery. Despite the heavy rain there were some excellent performances by the 23 Harriers who raced, most likely spurred on by knowing that they would get a nice Pie & Peas dinner when they finished!

For the men Scott Wilson (29:13) was first Harrier placing 10th overall and was the only non-Vale Royal runner in the top 10! Scott was followed by Billy Hicks (30:21) who placed 17th overall. James Perry (31:38) rounded off the top three male Harriers placing 25th overall.

For the women Harriers Sam Kariacou (37:04) was first over the line placing 13th female overall and second U20. Sam was followed by Joanna Miles (39:00) who placed 23rd female overall. Katy Barnes (40:09) was the third female Harrier over the line placing 32nd female.

As with some of the other recent road races one of our veterans picked up a prize. Barry Blyth (37:07) picked up the male V70 prize and one of the biggest cheers at the prize ceremony!

The rest of the Harriers results can be found at the end of the report.

After this fourth Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix race the Harrier men are still in second place behind Vale Royal and ahead of South Cheshire. The Harrier women are in third place behind Vale Royal and Wilmslow but ahead of South Cheshire. In the individual competition Scott Wilson is tied for second place male and Sam Kariacou is third place female. Three races remain in the Grand Prix, the “Sutton 6” 10K on Sept 17th, the Congleton Half on Oct 1st and the Farndon 10K on Oct 15th. All are still open for entries.

The full Pie & Peas results can be found at this link:

https://vrac.niftyentries.com/Results/Pie-Peas-5-2017

Great pictures/videos can be found on Bryan Dale’s website:

http://www.racephotos.org.uk/

Great running everyone!

00:32:42

Ray

O'Keefe

00:33:01

Julian

Brown

00:34:19

Richard

Brown

00:35:11

Keith

Mulholland

00:35:37

Neil

Gunn

00:37:29

Bernard

McCarron

00:38:29

Stewart

Waudby

00:41:14

Catharine

Crossley

00:43:34

Helen

Gowin

00:43:37

Julie

Smith

00:43:53

Christopher

Pimblott

00:44:13

Kim

Eastham

00:45:10

Julie

Fletcher

00:47:56

Carol

Upton

00:48:07

Harry

Newton

00:50:50

Lindsey

Russell