Salford Harriers have been announced as winners of the 2017 Great Club Challenge following their excellent performance at the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. The competition pits local clubs against each other at Great Run events, with the winners awarded cash prizes and entered into a prize draw.
As winners, eight runners from Salford Harriers will travel to take part in the NN CPC Loop Den Hague on 11 March. The race is one of the biggest events in the Netherlands, attracting over 40,000 runners each year
On receiving the award, Paul Birkett, club secretary at Salford Harriers said: “Taking part in the fantastically organised, and supported, Simplyhealth Great Manchester 10K 2017 has been of real benefit to Salford Harriers.
“As the winning club we were awarded a club development grant by the Great Run company, which has been greatly appreciated and put to good use. It was fantastic to hear we had also won the prize draw in the overall Great Club Challenge, the athletes are really looking forward to the trip to compete in the NN CPC Loop Den Haag races in March.
If your athletics club would like to be in with a chance to win cash for club funds, the Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association. More information is available here.