As the pain of Spring Marathons fades, Wigan Harriers running club members will be getting back into the swing of things with at a variety of events this week.
Kev Edwards followed up a tough London Marathon with Race 1 of the Horwich Jubilee Road races at Rivington on Wednesday night. He placed 48th overall, (10th in category), and belied the lead in legs after London with an impressive 34:36. Not content with just the one tough race this week, Kevin is scheduled to run again on Sunday at the testing 21k Borrowdale Trail run. Good luck Kev – we dont know if you are mad, bad or just plain dangerous!
Next up to test his mettle is Andy Eccles who is turning out for the club at the Christleton 5k. Andy will be taking part in the 25th running of this iconic event on a renowned PB course.
On Sunday another recovering London Marathon finisher in the form of Darren Jackson will be taking on Haile Gebreslassie at the Mancester 10k. Darren is playing down his chances aginst the former World Marathon record holder, but anyone who has seen him training on the hills of Haigh hall recently will be aware of how much speed he is carrying at the moment, (Darren that is – Haile hasn’t made an appearance yet). He’s got to lose one day Darren…
Dave Waddington has been trying to persuade anyone who will listen of the virtue of the 1st of the Harrock Hill 5 milers next Wednesday, (23rd). So far his persuasive patter has snared Grahm Millington into accompanyng him, probably because he hasnt actually done the race before and doesnt know what’s in store. Darren Middleton is wavering….
Finally we send out best wishes to Wigan Harriers junior members who are taking to the track at the Young Athletes League meeting in Carlisle this weekend. Its a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and talent of these young runners when they join in with us old crocks at the Thursday session. Good luck girls!