2022 Race Reports


Salford 10k on Good Friday 

Martin Reid ran a solid race into 11th spot in a time of 33:03 and said ” Well done everyone! Great to see so many of us running. Huge thanks for all the support round the course and pics. Excited to see everyone later”. Martin was referring to the well deserved Easter social day out that Dave Shaw had arranged for his group after the race. 

Other Harrier entrants: Rhys Francis 34:33 Phil Hardman 35:50 Rob Short 36:07 Jordan Brophy 36:58 Heather Brown 38:16 Chris Pickford 38:21 Katie Percival 42:06.

Dave Shaw had travelled down to Salford on his bike and was taking photos and shouting  encouragement from the sidelines. He was pleased with his team’s performance, notably Rhys Francis who came away with a pb.

Apparently the after race celebrations went on into the night and Jordan Brophy managed to get a taxi not only to the wrong house but the wrong town also !

Rivington Pike Fell Race

Easter Saturday saw one of the oldest and most historic fell races in the country. A 3.25 mile 800ft ascent trip to the Pike and back from Lever Park Avenue in Horwich. Leader of the ‘Pot Noodle Club’ Lee Petch took his place at the starting line along with Rachel Bailey, Ruby Erzan-Essien and her dad and club volunteer Ato Erzan-Essien.

Time irrelevant on this thigh burning ‘fun’ event Lee Petch said “the photo sums it up ! Lovely to see Ato, Ruby and Rachel representing the club along with myself in such an iconic event. I look forward to a Summer of Fell Racing and seeing more Blue Vests running over all those hills”.

Trafford Open Meeting

Coach Les Hall had this to say “As you know I’m very proud of every one of our group – for the hard work and dedication they show each and every session and their commitment to competition. I feel I should share this  from Easter Monday’s  Trafford open meeting – the U13 75m. It’s a mixed gender event so boys and girls racing together and our own Allyssia, Tilly and Princess were in the race. They were all sensational and despite running into a headwind Allyssia ran 9.99, Tilly 10.35 and Princess 10.49. As of today Allyssia is ranked 1st in the UK, Tilly 4th and Princess 9th. This is an amazing feat for girls from one training group. Everyone performed so well yesterday and I know you are all going to have an amazing season”.