The leafy 10k was subject to a course alteration due to roadworks on the original course. The new course proved to be slightly long however as the event is multi-terrain people will be aware that the distance isn’t always accurate. 172 runners toed the start line, ready to take on the challenging course which had some testing hills and good scenery. The weather couldn’t be nicer for an October autumn day. The men’s race was won with an impressive sprint finish with Nick Lewis of Birmingham running and Triathlon club coming first in 38:43, Tim street of Horsforth Harriers finishing second in 38:44 followed by Jonathan Carter in third place 39:17. In the women’s race Nicola Sykes of Bournville Harriers came first (and an impressive 5th overall) in 40:01, followed by Rachel Pounds of Bolton United Harriers 44:39, third was taken by Rosie Davis of Birmingham Running and Triathlon club in 46:03.
A huge thanks goes out to all marshals, organisers and helpers on the day, the race wouldn’t be possible without your amazing efforts.