The historic Wirral village of Port Sunlight staged a successful inaugural 10k last Sunday (May 13) with the big field of runners and enthusiastic spectators enjoying good weather. 850 had entered the race from across the UK and there was international interest with one runner jetting in from South Africa.
Matthew Rose of Buckley Runners, third earlier this year in the Liverpool half marathon, recorded the fastest time of 32 minutes and 20 seconds. The winner of the women's race was Kirsty Longley in 37:46. The two-lap event was officiated by Mike Dooling who takes charge of the 100m at this year's London Olympics. Mark Newton Jones was the midpoint runner in 55:35 and the field closed on 1:25:42.
The race started outside the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Lionel Bolland, chief executive of Port Sunlight Village Trust, said: "It was wonderful to see so many entrants and their supporters filling the village on Sunday. We saw runners of all ages and abilities find their stride along our beautiful streets and the look of satisfaction on their faces as they crossed the finish line was priceless. Our pop-up food hall kept the supporters fed and watered while they watched the race and we were lucky to have great weather on the day."
For full results go to northernrunningguide.com's races and results page.