Taking on hill challenge
MORE than 100 runners took on a multi-terrain challenge for the annual Bollington Nostalgia Hill Race. The 11.4km race, now in its 13th year, is organised by the Bridgend Centre, a drop-in centre based on Palmerston Street in Bollington, which provides support to the community.
One hundred and four runners took on the challenge, which took them over road, pasture, moorland and canal towpaths. The race was started by Macclesfield MP David Rutley.
This year’s winner was Jack Ross, from Staffordshire Moorlands AC, completing the race in 44:26. Barry Blyth, from Macclesfield Harriers, earned a place in the winners books as the first 70+ vet across the line in 59:41. The first woman was Diane McVey, from Wilmslow Running Club, who completed in 48:06,
Andrea Frost, from the Macclesfield Harriers, took the title for the first 50+ Vet finishing in 56:02.
All winners received their prizes from the Mayor of Bollington, Coun Andrew Langdon.
Anna Hatley, community worker at the Bridgend Centre, said: “We are forever grateful to our wonderful volunteers who help to make this event a success.”
Janine Ellis and Nick Bishop, from Wilmslow Running Club, recorded the times, Running Bear in Alderley Edge donated race numbers, and McDonalds in Macclesfield provided paper cups for the water.
David Rutley starts the race, inset, Mayor of Bollington Andrew Langden takes a selfie with the Macclesfield Harriers