Harrock Hill Race Series.
Claire Burns chalked up her first ever race win at this the final race in series. Spurred on by her third place at Dentdale – the previous weekend – Claire had the confidence to go early in the race and judged her pace well to finish 34th overall in 40.14, 30 seconds clear of a fast improving Jackie Redmayne from Chorley Harriers. Strongly supported in third place by Suzanne Budgett (41.28) who also took the first vets prize, and Rachel Metcalfe (45.53), Horwich collected the ladies team prize. Michele Sunter was our only other lady running, who clocked a fine 55.27 over two and a half minutes faster than race three.
In the men’s race Paul Muller (33.48) fresh from his half marathon at the weekend! did exceptionally well to finish third overall and first 0/50, Guy Heyes looked particularly easy with his time of 34.14 for 4th place, and with Brendan Bolland (34.57) in 7th, and taking the first 0/40 slot, the men’s team prize was also secured.
We also had the first 0/60 in, with Tony Hesketh running 38.51.
It was good turn out for this last race in the series with 17 harriers running. I will add the race results when they are posted.