27 Jun

Raven Soars To Success At Colshaw

Gareth Raven

Three years in and the Colshaw Hall Country Estate now stands as the grand backdrop to a rapidly developing 10k event. Almost 1200 runners departed in the shadow of the grade II listed building to compete in Sunday’s (25 June) Colshaw Hall 10K in a race that saw Sale Harriers’ Gareth Raven, fresh off the back of his success at the Tour of Tameside, secure top spot. 

Taking place in the Cheshire village of Over Peover, the race saw runners move through closed leafy country lanes and passed the iconic Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. The field then returned to Colshaw Hall for a stunning finish along the tree-lined driveway.

Gareth Raven didn’t show any tangible signs of fatigue from his exertions at last week’s Tour of Tameside as he bagged another victory in 33:39. The Sale Harrier was 15 seconds ahead of Peter Speake, with City of Stoke’s Jamie Arnold in third (33:57).

Hannah Jarvis (37:55) narrowly shaded Ellesmere Port’s Elizabeth Renondeau (37:58) to take top spot, with Renondeau’s clubmate Joanna Marsden (39:42) in third position. Jeannette Fllyn was the mid-placed runner in 57:41.

A recent post on the event’s Facebook page read: “Well done to all that took part in today's amazing 10k and children's 1k, whether you sprinted, jogged or walked well done for taking part. Thanks to the wonderful Cute Fruit Events for organising such a fantastic event! Look forward to seeing you all again next year!”

Anyone looking to take part in this cracking 10k in 2018 can take advantage of a reduced price registration fee (£14 or £12 for affiliated runners) up until Sunday 2 July. More information is available here.

Image courtesy Bryan Dale