Sunday 11th July 2010
Cool and blustery conditions met the runners at the Blackburn 5k which started and finished at Witton Park. The race incorporated the North of England championships and the England Athletic championships plus a number of international teams were present.
The standard was very high with 29 men under 15 minutes and 3 ladies under 16 minutes.
The three Horwich representatives were pleased with their performances. Gareth booth was first back in a rapid 15.40 after starting quickly and maintaining the pace. Russell Maddams made the trip from Cumbria and chased Gareth all the way and was rewarded with a time of 15.43. Excellent running for an ultra distance runner! Third Horwich counter was Alastair Murray, narrowly missing the sub 16 minute barrier but happy to be back racing after a recent break with illness.
The team did extremely well finishing 5th in the Northern championships and 6th in the English championships.