Smithills Serpent 5 mile Trail Race

Sunday 30th May 2010.

The Magnificent Seven.

For those that do not know this race is run on shredded tyres and sand which makes it all the more interesting and very kind on the legs. The weather was ideal for racing cool with a slight wind a pity only 87 competitors entered.

It was a case of the magnificent seven ride again when Horwich Harriers finished in the first seven places . Richard Howarth led from the gun to win easily from Colin Rigby who was first veteran, Martin Jones ran well for third and with Graham Schofield fourth and a remarkable first over fifty we easily won the team prize.One must feel sorry for Rob Jackson in fifth place and not counting in the team with four to count. The only other category winner was Tony Hesketh first over sixty.

       1  Richard Howarth            Horwich R M I Harriers            29:01
       2  Colin Rigby          V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            29:57
       3  Martin Jones         V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            30:29
       4  Graham Schofield     V50   Horwich R M I Harriers            31:02
       5  Rob Jackson          V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            31:12
       6  Steve Nolan          V50   Horwich R M I Harriers            31:14
       7  Simon Parkinson            Horwich R M I Harriers            31:19
       9  David Jackson        V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            31:47
      11  Glyn Kay                   Horwich R M I Harriers            31:57
      14  Denis Mason                Horwich R M I Harriers            32:34
      17  Paul Boardman              Horwich R M I Harriers            33:30
      21  Gary Chadderton      V45   Horwich R M I Harriers            34:45
      31  Tony Hesketh         V60   Horwich R M I Harriers            35:50
      53  Pete Bland           V60   Horwich R M I Harriers            39:33
      55  David Wagstaff       V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            40:05
      56  Gordon Stone         V50   Horwich R M I Harriers            40:20
      57  Mark Swindell        V40   Horwich R M I Harriers            40:33

Full results.

Tony Hesketh

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