Fleetwood Half Marathon 24th August
I only decided to do this race the day before and in some respects I wish I had not. £20 entry fee and no Veteran O/65 award! Still, it is a good flat course ideal for fast times and well organised. With over 500 runners you were never short of company on the two lap course. The race was won by Matthew Lalor of Barlic in 1.11.19 in his first Half Marathon 5 minutes ahead of second. Our first counter was Paul Muller on home turf and just returning from honeymoon with a splendid run in 13th position. First O/55 in a time of 1.21.09. Second counter was yours truly in 1.36.53 and happy with the time and 100th place. Our final finisher was Geoff Leach 253rd in 1.52.50. All in all not a bad day for Horwich.