2019 Wigan Trail 10k race report

The 2019 Wigan Trail 10k Race saw a record number of entrants take to the start line. It was 12 degrees with full sun and little breeze so perfect running conditions although a few runners were starting regret not wearing sun cream by the end!

In tonight’s news round up we will look at what happened at the front of the race in the battle for the race prizes!

Taking the race out fast from the start was number 36 Richard Smith from Leigh Harriers. Tucked in with the early pace group was Gavin Sweeney 394 (U/A) and Ian Roberts 346 (Liverpool PS). It would be this group that would stay closely together for the first few km.

Chasing that lead group hard in the opening stages was Wigan Harrier Rick Rose-Coulthard 309.

The ladies race was a little more fragmented in the opening stages but showing an early sign of strength was Kelly Hamilton 77 of St Helens Striders. Some way back was local lady Karen Moorfield 365 (Wigan Phoenix), tracked by Danielle Scott 369 (Knowsley Harriers). Further back perhaps making a more cautious start or caught up in start line congestion were Marie Jarvis 156 (Salford Harriers) and Rebecca Lovegrove 240 (U/A).

By the time the men were running past the lake there were clear daylight to the front pack of three but starting to move more to the front was Gavin Sweeney in the dark vest.

Further back positions were starting to change. Moving through the field nicely was Stephen Campbell 129 (Knowsley Harriers) perhaps benefiting from a more cautious start.

In the ladies race Kelly Hamilton was still looking strong but again the positions behind were starting to change dramatically.

Marie Jarvis 154 (Salford Harriers) had moved nicely through the field.

A little further back in 5th place was Rebecca Lovegrove (U/A) who seemed to still have designs on the podium.

In the second half of the men’s race everything was blown open. Gavin Sweeney made his move, pulling away strongly from the rest of the field to win in a course best of 34.09.

Racing hard into second place was Ian Roberts in 35.49.

Moving through the field to take an excellent third place was Stephen Campbell in 36.15

Back to the ladies race and it was looking increasingly likely who the winner would be!

Taking that top spot was Kelly Hamilton in 40.59. Much like in the men’s race there had been changes behind the front runner!

Coming home in second place was Marie Jarvis of Salford Harriers in 42.50.

Clinching that 3rd spot was Rebecca Lovegrove who finished the race strongly in 43.05.

Congratulations to our race winners. More news and photos to come later in the week.

 

DATE FOR 2020 IS 10TH MAY 10.30AM

 

 

2019 Wigan Trail 10K results

Thank you to everyone for coming today. We had a record number of finishers so well done everybody!

The results have been published and are available online.

Full results at ukresults.net

Please drop us an email with any discrepancies and we will look into them for you.

We had a photographer out on the course and these photos will be available for free download soon at https://mickhall.zenfolio.com/

Date for your diary…provisional date for 2020 is 10th May.

 

Wigan Trail 10k Race News

Wigan Trail 10k race on Sunday 12th May 10.30am.

Prizes for the two winners – engraved hand made paper weights.

Due to the size of the field there will be no pre-race brief so please take note of the following.

  • Registration opens at 9.00am – Clubhouse, Spring View Sports & Community Club, Hatfield Close off Marlborough Avenue, Spring View, Wigan, WN3 4PH.
  • Parking will be limited so please car share where possible and park with consideration for local residents.
  • The start is a few minutes walk from registration.
  • The start area will be congested so please place yourself appropriately based on your expected pace.
  • There will be plenty of opportunities to overtake during the 10k.
  • Please respect other users of the nature reserve.
  • There will be plenty of marshals in hi-vis tops to direct you, please listen to any instructions.
  • There will be a drinks station at 4 & 8km as well the finish line, please use the bins for waste cups.
  • The finish is in front of the Clubhouse.
  • Please report any medical issues to a marshal as we will have a number of First Aiders on the course.
  • Please use your race number to claim your pie and peas.
  • There are plenty of prizes (including spot prizes) so please stick around for the presentations. We can’t post wine or cash!
  • There will be a photographer out on the course so remember to smile!

Many thanks.