28 Jul

Midweek Rush In South Cheshire

Carl Moulton Wins July's South Cheshire 5KIt was a good night’s work for the in-form Carl Moulton at Tuesday’s (26 July) South Cheshire Harriers 5K. With a field limited to 200 runners, the 5k is small in capacity but mighty in terms of its reputation as a race suitable for beginners as well as experienced runners.

The fast, flat route around Crewe's picturesque Queen’s Park is another reason for the race's popularity with runners from Cheshire and neighbouring Staffordshire.        
 
The 5k is the second event in the South Cheshire series of three 5k races held on Tuesday evenings towards the end of June, July and August. The race is popular with club members, many of whom turned out in force to show their support while demonstrating their competitive spirit! 
 
This 5K series is one of four races organised by South Cheshire Harriers, joining its Air Products 10K, South Cheshire 20 and Halloween Hellraiser. Two of these form part of the North Staffs Road Runners (NSRRA) list of races, fiercely contested throughout the year. 
 
South Cheshire Harriers has a designated charity of the year and for 2016 it is CSI Basics. A team of specialist volunteer medics who support the West Midlands and North West Ambulance services. They deliver high-level care to the Cheshire and Shropshire communities. 
 
Carl Moulton of Boalloy was first in 16:37, narrowly beating Kearyn Hopley of Staffordshire Moorlands (16:41). David Phillips of South Cheshire Harriers came third in 16:57. Mandy Vernon of Trentham Running Club won the women’s race in 18:22, with Caitlin Dimmick of Vale Royal Athletic Club second in 18:52, and Katelyn Mooney of Crewe and Nantwich AC third (19:47). 
 
Photo courtesy of Bryan Dale