13 Apr

Sunlight Set To Shine On Mersey Runners

Port Sunlight Start line 2015Over 2,000 runners are expected to descend upon the model village of Port Sunlight to compete in one of the most attractive races on the northern calendar. One of the jewels in the crown of the BTR Liverpool portfolio, the Port Sunlight 5K and 10K has enjoyed considerable success in recent years.

Set against the stunning Port Sunlight village, the event is within easy reach of runners across Merseyside. The model village was created on the Wirral at the end of the 19th century by Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory (now part of Unilever). The name is derived from Lever Brothers' most popular brand of cleaning agent, Sunlight.

Last year saw further development with 1800 runners taking part in the 5k and 10k races, with a children’s 1k fun run also on the csrd. Liverpool Harriers came out on top of the 5K race, with Jack Atkins taking first place in an impressive 16:44, and club mate Megan Ball securing top position in the female competition.

In the 10K, Wallasey’s Joseph Bolden managed top spot in 34:09, with Liverpool Pembroke’s Kirsty Longley, a regular at the BTR events, the leading female runner in 38:05.

A limited number of entries are still available for both races. Registration details are available here.