Halifax Harriers saw some great times at the Myerscough 10 mile race organised by Garstang Running Club. On what was a cold morning with the thermometer below freezing at the start of the race, there were three club records broken and numerous PB’s.
The race starts with a mile loop round the grounds of Myerscough College and then it is out on mainly quiet country roads to Inskip before returning the same way. In places the roads were still iced over on the shaded sections so runners had to use caution at times to stay upright.
Niall Smith led the 20 runners from Halifax Harriers from start to finish and in his first race over the distance was pleased to break the hour barrier in a time of 59:48. April Caufield had a good run on her comeback trail to finish as second lady in a time of 1:07:23.
It is only two weeks since Fiona Murphy and Susan Hall set club records for the 10 mile distance and they both reduced their records by a few minutes. Fiona set a new F60 record with a time of 1:22:55 finishing as 2nd F60, whilst Susan was the F70 winner in a time of 1:39:25. Rachael Beaumont was first F50 setting a club record in the F50 category with a time of 1:10:49. Helen Ward was first F35 in a PB of 1:09:08.
Other results for the club - Will Stewart 1:06:43, Sunny Curwen 1:09:09 (PB), Jonny Lister 1:10:20 (PB), Marc Rocheteau 1:11:35, Nigel Rigg 1:16:29, Ian Giles 1:16:37 (PB), Paul Hopkinson 1:17:06, Sean Morland 1:17:11 (PB), Sharon Cousen 1:21:50, Jenny Hopkinson 1:22:12, Rachel McCauley 1:25:59, John Moore 1:26:41`, David Parrington 1:31:04, Christopher Kirkbride 1:33:55.