For those of us not running London Marathon, there was a much more rural option. And despite a couple of Lyme Park hills, about 32k shorter as well.
Yes today was the April 2017 organised Trust 10 event. Interestingly, pre-registration for today was slower than in the past, but with over 50 people registering for the event yesterday alone, plus another 30 registering on the day, we started the event with 156 runners. I’d have to double check but I think that’s our 2nd biggest group to date!
Some familiar faces in the group; Course record holder Mussie Kassa and Ladies record holder Ruth Sinclair. There was an entire contingent from Marple Runners, and a similarly large group from Prestwich AC. Plus a number of our very own Lyme Runners!
Despite some recent bad weather, the course was about as dry as it has been to date. So we were expecting some good times to be achieved. Having broken the Lyme Park parkrun record yesterday, Mussie told me that he wasn’t going to push things today and was going to jog around. And indeed, as the runners completed their millpond loop, there was a group of 5 runners at the front with a steady flow of runners following them.
So we come to the results which can be found here on Webscorer.com. As previously explained, we just record the time and the runner number; it’s not a race, but it allows you to get a time for your own information and benefit.
First home was……. Mussie! Who ‘jogged gently’ around the course in 40m40s. That’s still the second fastest the course has been run. Jonas Hardman came in second at 44m27s and third fastest was Ruth Sinclair in 44m50s, shaving another couple of minutes off her own course record.
Of the 156 who started, 2 dropped out and 154 finished.
We didn’t have an official photographer today, just yours-truly with a camera phone (and stray finger getting in the photo……)
Next month (May) is actually one week earlier due to the Bank Holiday. So we’ll see you all again on 21st May!
A BIG thanks as always to all our volunteers today helping out with registration, marshaling and as tail runner. We couldn’t organise the monthly event without volunteers. If you fancy a month off running, or just want to help out at one of our events, drop me a line.