Lisa Leads The Way
The newly converted road to trail race series for Chorley Harriers kicked off with its first race tonight, with Lisa Heyes setting the pace for future races with the inaugural course record of 27.39 finishing a fine 16th overall and first lady. Lisa is currently in heavy training for the Edinburgh Marathon on the 31st of this month but still produced the pace to win by a clear margin. Husband Guy (25.03) also on high mileage for Edinburgh did great to take third overall setting up the club for first team, with Gareth Booth giving good support in 5th (25.42) Glyn Kay (26.10) in 7th and Paul Boardman (27.27) in 13th. Good start to the series lads! Jeff Holloway took the first 0/55 in 31.12 with Karl Ward (32.14) in unfamiliar territory in 58th – for some reason!
Gordon Stone continues his program of racing back to fitness in 81st place running 36.11. Delighted to see running partners Kath Swindell (40.11) and Michele Sunter (43.51) making up a ladies team and only being five places from taking the first team prize, well done ladies. Making up the family outing young Abigail Sunter (45.29) collected the first lady junior award with father Albert giving strong support at her side.
The word is that the new course through Astley Park is fine and can be pretty tough in places with a few hills thrown in for good measure.