Mossley runners complete Triple

THREE members of Mossley AFC Running Club completed the Chester Triple.

Steve and Paul Bates and Angela Wood ran the 10k in March, half marathon in May and culminating in the recent full and metric marathons which is 26.2k instead of 26.2 miles.The full and metric marathons were close to cancellation because of flooding at Chester Racecourse but the organisers managed to make the necessary changes in time and the event was able to go ahead.

Three members of the club completed the full marathon with Ugar Capar finishing in 3 hours 51 minutes, Yvonne Howard in 4:47 and Sharon White in 4:53.

A large number of club runners completed the metric marathon (26.2m/16.3 miles) and was the longest run ever completed for many.

Chris Phillips completed the distance in 1:50 and was fourth in the age category MV40. Other times included Paul Bates 2:39, Carol Jones 2:40, Steve Bates 2:51, Steph Hannington 3:09, Ann Warburton 3:15, Nicola White 3:25, Lorraine Gibbs 3:55, Claire Bent 4:09, Helen Wrigley 3:14, Angela Wood 2: 56, Nicola Steen 3:07, Claire Meyer 3:15, Anne Everett 3:15, Ciara Lillis 3:25.

Many club members also completed their first half marathon in Manchester along with some repeat runners.This course started in the city centre and travels through Stretford and Sale and finished at Old Trafford.

Emma Bowen completed this course in 1:39 and was closely followed by Jonathan Charles 1:39, Helen Gregory 1:40, Tom Smith 1:44, Karl Law 1:40, Angela Dewhurst 1:49, Louisa Szuminski 1:56, Colin Edwards 1:57, Lee Slingsby 1:59, Sam Harber 2:06, Michael Pridham 2:07, Lucy Hatte 2:08, Kerry Seel 2:28, Neil Thomas 2:35, Hayley McCaffer 2:22, Pete Wilcox 2:02, Warner Morris 2:14, Shannon Gill 2:28 and Anthony Berry 2:35.

Other races recently completed were the Knowsley Safari Park 10 miler which was ran by Louise Hallworth and Karl Law.

The Equinox 24 in Leicestershire is a six-mile loop repeated as many times as possible in 24 hours and this was completed by Pete Wilcox who managed to cover 56.7 miles during the time period.

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