A particularly pernicious form of man flu took its toll on Harriers turn out at Trafford this year, but 3 brave souls still turned out in the red and black to represent the club. It was a cold morning in Partington with even light snow flurries greeting Nina Fisher, Bobbi Kasabov and Colin MaCevoy.
Over the past month Harriers members have clocked up in the region of 20 individual PB performances in events from Wrexham and Blackpool Half Marathons to Blackpool 10k and elsewhere. With 2 shiny new best performances already recorded over in St Helens, the pressure was on our Trafford runners to maintain the high standards the rest of the club has been setting.
First off into the flat lands of Trafford was Bobbi Kasabov. According to the Power of 10 site, Bobbi was chasing a PB of 39:27 set last year at the Manchester 10k. His recent training efforts paid off handsomely with over a minute off his previous best with 38:07 for 180th place overall.
Next to finish for Wigan was Colin McEvoy, who will be best known to most of us the chap who runs in “those funny five toes shoe things”, or “Vibrams” as those of us in the know call them. Colin only recently set his PB of 42:59 at Stanley Park 10k the previous week. We can only conclude he must have been holding something back as he took nearly 2 minutes off that time with a startling 41:08 for 257th overall.
Completing the hat tick of bests was Nina Fisher fresh from her Cross Country feats last week at Beacon Park. In a superb debut over the distance Nina ran a chip time of 47:49. That represents 449th overall from 745 finishers and gives an indication of what we can expect to come from Nina.
Superb efforts all round on a difficult day to run.