Wigan Harriers Round-Up August 2012

Its been a busy month for Wigan Harriers Endurance as the local race series reach their climax, and our runners put their Summer Training to the test over a variety of distances.

At the start of the month Chris Smullen recorded his fastest time in the Chorley 4.4m race series racking up an impressive 27:53 for 23rd place. This was perhaps a sign of things to come for Chris as he was back in action again on the 11th when he achieved a PB of 39:03 over 10k at the Pennington “Run the Flash”. Those intervals session at Haigh Hall are clearly paying off and he can be very pleased with his podium position in 3rd place.

Next up was Kevin Edwards who rounded off an excellent showing in this years Horwich Jubilee Series with a 9th place in 35:07. Kevin was the only Harrier to score in all 4 races and this particular  run helped to secure him 9th place in the Series and 7th Vet. Our congratulations to Kevin for a well fought campaign.

Harriers were represented by Michael Harries and Jayne Taylor for the final race in the Harrock Hill series on the 22nd August. Michael brought the red stripes home in 30th place with a solid 40:54.

Jane Taylor did the club proud as 2nd lady, and 1st L50 in 40th place in 41.49.

Jayne finished as 3rd lady, (1st L50) in the series which is particularly impressive as she only ran in 3 out of a possible 4 races. She was also the highest place Harrier ahead of Andy Eccles in 40th place who will have special memories of Harrock this year.


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