22 Jun

Port Sunlight Picture Perfect

Port Sunlight 2017

Around 1800 runners enjoyed resplendent sunshine at the picturesque village of Port Sunlight on Sunday (18 June) in what was the sixth consecutive edition of the Port Sunlight 10K & 5K. As anticipated, the races posted impressive numbers with both selling out two weeks prior to race day, while a further 300 took part in the Kids 1K Run. 

The model village turned out to be the picture-perfect backdrop to an event that is central to BTR Liverpool’s portfolio. The race has enjoyed success since being launched in 2012 with many drawn to its unique location and a course that winds through tree-lined boulevards.

The courses are known to be quick and this proved to be the case with numerous fast times posted throughout both races. Wallasey AC’s Joseph Boden set a PB en route to victory in the 5k, crossing the tape in 16:12, ahead of Eryri Harriers’ Paul Wathan (16:30) and Chris Yorke (17:28).

Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton’s Helen Sahgal secured a comfortable victory in the women’s field in 18:25, with Eryri Harriers’ Gemma Morgans second (19:23) and splitting what would have been a club 1-2 with Liverpool Pembroke’s Lisa Gawthorne third in 19:36. The midplaced runner crossed the line in just over 31 minutes.

Deeside’s Lee Jones took top spot in the 10k in 34:25, ousting both Paul Wathan (35:17) and John Cain (36:24), while Carmel Triggs narrowly missed out on a PB on her way to first place in the women’s field. Her time of 39:19 was enough, however, to finish ahead of Rachel Jacks (40:28) and Gemma Morgans (41:33).

Gemma was one of 120 sun-drenched enthusiasts who tackled the 5k at 10am and the 10k one hour later. The hardy competitors were awarded with a special dual race 15K T-shirt.

Full results are available on our race listings page