Organisers of the Run Tatton Half Marathon and 10K realised their objective in creating an event with a 'festival-like feel as close to 2500 runners travelled to Cheshire to compete in the races last weekend (11 & 12 November). Located on closed roads in and around the famous Tatton Park, the event offered both 10k and half marathon participants the opportunity to explore rural Cheshire in a race setting.
Saturday’s 10k, saw Liverpool Pembroke Sefton’s Kirsty Longley tear away to victory (and seventh overall) in a course record of 35:46, over 30 seconds ahead of Pauline Powell (36:18) with Pippa Steele (40:34) claiming third position.
Longley was clearly delighted with her victory, tweeting: “Tatton 10k @Cheshire10k new course record by 75 sec 35.46. Another muddy one!” Joseph Moores, meanwhile, headed the men’s field in 34:17, followed by Chris Maher (34:30) and Andy Pickford (34:46).
The following day saw over 1150 compete in the accompanying half marathon with participants enjoying the final rays of autumnal sunshine. David Alcock secured first in 1:12:51, with Southampton’s Max Costley (1:13:28) and Karl Welborn (1:13:53) claiming second and third respectively. Julie Hambleton was top in the female field in 1:22:09 ahead of Stevie Porter (1:27:36) and Brittany Hambleton (1:28:52).
A recent post on the event’s Facebook page congratulated all who took part: “Well done Run Tatton Park & Half Marathon runners. We had some fantastic half marathon runs on a lovely morning at Tatton Park. We hope you enjoyed your run!”
Entries for the 2018 event are available here.