Report by Tom Halloway
Race date: Good Friday 30th March 2018
Fast, flat and two lap what more could you ask for? This race is a sell out each year attracting runners from all over the country, usually won in around 30 minutes, but don’t let that put you off with finishing times around the hour there’s something for everybody.
I find myself travelling around Manchester for races. Why……….. to run fast on flat roads and I would encourage Striders runners to do the same, there’s always space in my car so no excuse. Everybody wants a PB so find the PB courses and run hard.
Salford not the most scenic route the country has to offer, but as said before flat roads to get your head down. Weather was close to perfect with a little wind mile 2 and 4.
Going into the race fresh from the northern road relays, thinking I was in around 34 minute shape, the first 5k around 16.20 to finish in 34.40 (blowwwwww up……)
- Mile 1- 5.24
- Mile 2 – 5.23
- Mile 3- 5.30
- Mile 4- 5.48
- Mile 5 – 5.50
- Mile 6- 5.44
- Point 2- 1.01
New road PB
Next fast road race we love manchester 10k (let’s have it Striders)
The men’s race was won by John Ashcroft of Liverpool Harriers in a time of 30:17.
The women’s race was won by Laura Hesketh of Clayton le Moor Harriers in a time of 34:38.
Tom was the only Strider to take part, finishing in 49th position;