There was plenty of PBs on a beautiful morning for running at Arley Hall at the eleventh Cheshire 10k held by RunThrough Events at the weekend. The event saw over 1200 runners taking to the closed roads of Arley in Cheshire.
The first 3 male athletes went sub 30 minutes for the 10k distance led home by course record holder Mohammed Abu Rezeq who ran 29.18, narrowly missing his course record by just 7 seconds. Closely followed by GB athlete Philip Sesemann, beating his previous course time of 29:59 in an impressive 29:28, before going on to win the North of England 12 stage relay, recording the fastest time of the day on the short stage. Stockport Harriers athlete Patrick Martin took third place finishing in 29:48 in his first race of the season.
However, it was Jess Judd of Blackburn Harriers & AC that stole the show in breaking the course record of former European Champion, Helen Clitheroe, with a new personal best time of 32:42. Laura Hesketh made a strong comeback from injury taking second place in a time of 34:37 making her top of the V35 10k rankings in the UK. Third place was Laura Jane Smith in at 35:24, an impressive time after a solid two-year break from competitive racing.
The long-established Cheshire 10k is open to runners of all ages and abilities and prides itself on being a notoriously flat and fast course, perfect for those chasing down a personal best. The Cheshire 10k will return on November 9th, 2019, entries are open now.
The next race in the North West for organisers RunThrough Events will be the Tatton 10k on Sunday 14th April, for more information and to enter head to www.Tatton10k.com. Alternatively join RunThrough for the Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon on Sunday 28th July 2019 which can be entered online at www.runheaton.com.