Roy Gunnett reports:
The Macclesfield Shield 10 miles race was held over the new out and back course over 5 laps. Weather conditions were sunny and cool.
Adrian Edwards led the race from start to finish and won the scratch race by a large nine minute margin. Guest walker Stuart Edgar walked well throughout and was a clear second.
The rest of the field battled it out over the tough, hilly Macclesfield course for the minor places. The course took its toll on the walkers with most slowing on the last lap. The exception was Phil McCullagh who put in a late burst of speed.
Joe Hardy won the handicap and was awarded the Macclesfield Shield – a trophy he won thirty years ago!
Marshall and Kath Barnard as usual provided excellent post-race refreshments and presented Easter eggs to the first three in the handicap.
1.Adrian Edwards M55 1;44:19 [H’cap 00:30 H’cap time 1:43:49 Pos 5 Pts 21
2.Stuart Edgar M45 1:53:31 [12:30; 1:41:01; Guest]
3.Roy Gunnett M70 1:58:33 [19:30; 1:39:03; 2; 24]
4. Phil McCullagh M60 2:00:52 [19:30; 1:41:22; 4; 22]
5. Joe Hardy M75 2:03:42 [25:30; 1:38:12; 1; 25]
6. Sailash Shah M50 2:05:00 [25:30; 1:39:30; 3; 23]
7. Ian Hilditch M75 2:07:02 18:30; 1:48:32. 6; 20
Pat Evans W65 1:13:42 [Pts19]
All starters except for Stuart Edgar [Dudley & Stourbridge] Lancashire Walking Club.
DICK & ZENA SMITH 5K and 1OK TRACK RACES AT BURY, MAY 25 at 1.30 p.m.
Click VENUES on the top header for details of venue.
BMAF 5k CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HORWICH, JUNE 16 at 11.00 a.m.
BARNARD TROPHY 10k AT SUTTON MACCLESFIELD, JULY 6 AT 1.30 P.M.
FRED PEARCE TROPHY RELAY AT SIMISTER, JULY 27 AT 1.30 P.M.
We want to make a big effort to get as many people as possible along to this year’s race – competitors, officials and spectators alike. It marks a special moment and a distinctive setting, wherein we can celebrate together Fred’s remarkable contribution to both our club and the sport at large.