Run­ners break record at start line

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS - KAREN BRIT­TON

ARECORD num­ber of run­ners took part in Bolling­ton’s fell race.

There were 332 peo­ple in the Three Peaks Fell Race, spon­sored by Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co, mak- ing it the big­gest event in its nine-year his­tory.

Sea­soned fell racers com­peted along­side novice run­ners in the 9km race, which starts and fin­ishes at the brew­ery on Adlington Road. They scaled Ker­ridge Hill, White Nancy and Nab Head be­fore a de­scent back to the vil­lage in cool, clear con­di­tions ideal for racing.

Si­mon Hard­ing, from Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers, was the first over the line for the third time in the his­tory of the race, while Alice Swift, from Chorl­ton, Manch­ester, claimed the wom- en’s top spot.

Par­tic­i­pants en­joyed chilli cour­tesy of the team at the Vale Inn nearby – one of three pubs run by Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co – as well as an ale brewed spe­cially for the event.

Andy Skel­horn, race or­gan­iser, said: “It’s great to see the race is grow­ing and at­tract­ing a re­ally broad spec­trum of run­ners. Al­most half of those who com­peted didn’t be­long to a run­ning club, which shows it is a re­ally ac­ces­si­ble event that chal­lenges peo­ple of all dif­fer­ent lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Par­tic­i­pants at Bolling­ton Brew­ing Co’s Three Peaks Fell Race and en­joy­ing the well-earned re­fresh­ments

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