Steve Bullows made the long drive down south this week to attempt 10 Half Marathons in 10 days. He is sponsoring himself to raise money for Ronald McDonald Houses who help to keep families together during extremely difficult times. He will be taking part in the 10 trail & coastal runs totalling 131 miles around the Kent Coast, the Saxon Shore Way and another sub section of it called the Viking Coastal Path. Steve had the added incentive of sharing his love for Jacob, the Little Warrior, and his Mum and Dad every step of the way.

Cuerden Valley parkrun sent an enormous message of support to Jacob and his family as they celebrated Christmas early. Runners turned out wearing green and posted messages on a Christmas tree, a magnificent gesture from the Cuerden Valley family. Well done everyone.

We had a good turnout for the Best 5K race in Moor Park. Karl Hodgson won the race in an impressive time of 16.51with other top 20 finishers, James Bretherton 19.30, Ethan Hodgkinson 19.48, Michael Oddie 20.27 and John Naylor 20.42.Steve Murphy finished next in 22.16 followed by our first lady, Nikoletta Hudak in 22.40. Our other finishers were Stu Nicol 23.43, Ben Smithers 23.47, Gina Biggs 24.36, Reece Thomas 25.36, Bernie Mitchell 26.41, Faisal Ali 27.23, Joydip Majumder 27.54, Ian Miller 29.22, Sandra Rolston 29.51, Lauren Hatton 31.03, Julie Longdon 33.06, Susan Beardsworth 35.02, Sandra Davies 35.12, Cath Furesz 36.48, Judith Cook 38.33, Arthur Green 39.38.

The Best 1 mile fun run was completed by James Harrison, who finished in 7th place with a time of 6.52. Tegan Bentley completed the run in 9.56.

At the Wilmslow Festive 10k David Parkinson ran a great time of 38.56 followed by Jay Rayton in 46.30 and Sarah Parkinson 64.15.

Junior runner, Oliver Bruce did Liverpool X- country and Lucas Park made his 5k parkrun debut at Cuerden Valley finishing in 38.04 alongside his dad. Bertie Burrows ran Avenham junior parkrun.
Kathryn Abbott completed her own personal challenge this weekend (12 half marathons in 2019). She took a pit stop on the way back from visiting her daughter in London and had a great experience running the F1 track at Silverstone in a time of 1:52:06.

Cross country results not finalised yet so I will try to report on those later in the week.

[Weekly roundup 25 November 2019]