|Phil, Gayle, Martin, Rachel, Nick, Denis, Jason and Terry at Congleton parkrun|
The full results were as follows:
19:45 Martin Coleman
21:20 Nick Hogan
22:25 Jason Bulley
24:07 Terry Coppenhall
24:07 Rachel Green
26:19 Denis Culloty
26:47 Philip Truman
31:15 Tracey Hale
32:28 Gayle Robson
Michael Escolme ran the next nearest parkrun in Hanley in a time of 24:35.
Slightly further afield was Rick Kelso-Davies who ran the parkrun in Pontefract, a course which takes place at Pontefract racecourse the largest flat racing circuit in Europe. Rick finished in 22:17.
|Frances Chadwick, Mary Chadwick and Michael Escolme at Hanley parkrun|
Over in North Yorkshire Paul Nicholls completed the Osmotherley trail marathon. This route takes in some of the spectacular scenery of the Cleveland Way, a popular destination for walkers. Paul finished in 7 hours.
|Paul Nicholls at the Osmotherley trail marathon|
Tony Taylor was the sole representative of the Striders at the Knype Pool 5 mile race, a trail race that starts at the Knypersley pool reservoir, then climbs up to the top off Biddulph Moor, before returning around the reservoir to the finish. Tony was first in the Veteran 50+ male category in a time of 36.23.
|Tony Taylor at Knypersley Pool 5 Mile|
The free Couch to 5k programme organised by Sandbach Striders is now in its fourth week and despite the half-term break over 40 participants showed great determination and enthusiasm. The programme developed by the NHS takes people over a ten week programme from a non-runner to being able to run 5km (3.11 miles) without stopping.
|Couch to 5k runners|