Wesham 10k

The Wesham 10k is this weekend. Please see the map above for information regarding the car parking arrangements. To allow the race capacity to increase we have secured a second car park as shown on the map. This car park is 1 mile from the race start. It would help if members running the race or leaving a car to volunteer/ marshal could use the additional car park to free up space near the start. Please also note that Lea Road will be closed between the two markers shown on race day.

Weekly Report

Wesham runners at the Mad Bull Torch Race

Anne Mayers was the only Wesham runner at the popular Cheshire 10K on Saturday morning. The race is billed as one of the fastest 10K races in the UK and a perfect opportunity for runners to get a personal best. Anne finished 34th woman and 4th F40 on the flat fast roads around Antrobus in a new PB of 45:09.

On Saturday evening at the inaugural Mad Bull Torch Challenge, a small field of 41 runners took to the trails around Rivington. The runners with their head torches tackled the 5 mile course circumnavigating the famous Rivington Hall Barn and Great House Barn through woodland trail and countryside, crossing fields, navigating kissing gates and numerous hills. James Jackson of Lostock AC won the race in 35:41 by out-sprinting Wesham runner Steven Gore (35:51) in the final few hundred metres. Despite a fall, Elliot Costello was next home for the club in 10th in 42:04 and he has taken to the trails well in his first season. Anne Berry and Pauline Eccleston ran together to finish 32nd and 33rd in 59:42. The ladies claimed prizes with Anne 1st F55 and Pauline F45 to cap off an excellent night of running.

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