There were, as anticipated, a barrage of fast times recorded at yesterday (Sunday, 2 September) Trafford 10K as Marc Scott and Jessica Piasecki finishing top of their respective fields, while Andy Burtchart marked his return from a six month injury with second place and a sub 30 minute performance.
Organisers Altrincham and District AC were forced to postpone the race from its original date in in March due to the inclement weather. The re-scheduling seemed to bring with it even more excitement, however, with a host of top runners signing up for Sunday’s race.
Following on from his course record performance at the Mid-Cheshire 5K, Marc Scott put in a PB showing to take victory in 28:57. Butchart, who was forced out of the Commonwealth Games in Australia, signalled his return to action with second place in 29:28. Liverpool Harriers’ Dejene Gezimu took third in 29:35.
The women’s competition went with form too as Jessica Piasecki carried on from her victory at the Podium 5K with another impressive win. Piasecki crossed the line in 32:52 the fourth fastest time in the UK this year – and over a minute quicker than second place Eleanor Davis (33:56), with Danielle Nimmock in third position.
The race also incorporated the England 10K Club Championships, with Tipton Harriers taking the men’s gold, Liverpool Harriers second and Sales Harriers in third. Vale Royal AC clinched top spot in the female competition ahead of Salford Harriers and Chorlton Runners.
Full results are available here.