Press Report May 7th 2023 from Nick Budd

 Fell and Road races for Harriers in the first week of May.

Harriers at Alderley Edge Photo: Hannah Harding

There were six Congleton Harriers in attendance at Macc Harriers’ Rainow 5 Fell race. For the uninitiated, this popular charity trail/fell race follows a hilly (750ft/230m ascent) but very scenic 5 mile route from Rainow, incorporating a short but sharp lung-busting climb up the White Nancy and along the Kerridge Ridge. This year’s event attracted 285 runners who had the benefit of a lovely warm spring evening with dry conditions underfoot.

Nick Budd and Sarah Proudmore Photo N. Budd

Bryan Lomas was the first Harrier home finishing 51st in 40:25 followed by Char Wood, 142nd in 47:55, Graham Cooper, 182nd in 50:39, Sarah Proudmore, 229th in 54:58, Nick Budd 231st in 55:19 and Josie Galbraith, 274th in 1:02:22.

Rob Parkin Photo: Run NorthWest

On the road there was a big Harrier turnout at the Alderley Edge Bypass 10k on Sunday with 20 of the club amongst the 1154 competitors and for three of the 20 it was their first competitive race as a Harrier.

Harriers before Alderley 10k

Stuart Rider, was 61st in 38:04, Graham Cooper, was 284th in 45:17, Tracy Welch, was 347th in 46:49, Ellie Dick, was 449th in 49:26, David Gowin (1st race), was 476th in 49:59, Hannah Harding, was 493rd in 50:16, Ryan Moss, was 569th in 52:14, Jackie Moss, was 618th in 53:25, Debbie Hill, was 684th in 54:58, Sharon Hopkin, was 703rd in 55:37, Rob Parkin, was 715th in 55:53, Ella Lyman, was 729th in 56:14, Helen Gowin (1st race), was 731st in 56:17, Andrea Whiteley, was 756th in 56:51, Nicola Glover, was 761st in 57:02, Kelly Marshall, was 763rd in 57:05, Lucy Hulme, was 764th in 57:06, Lucinda Brown, was 767th in 57:06, Sarah Richards, was 897th in 60:50 and Katherine Clarke (1st race), was 1084th in 70:58.