Plan­ning comes to fruition

Stockport Express - - Motors -

Wilm­slow Run­ning Club’s Sharon John­stone ran the per­fect race – mod­er­ate start fol­lowed by steady build up and fast fin­ish – that saw her home in a de­cent 1.31.53 , ahead of Raquel Gu­tier­rez-Abad (1.32.22) in sec­ond place, and Barns­ley’s Gail Colville who was third in 1.39.05.

Lo­cal Club Bramhall Run­ners, mean­while, were de­lighted to cheer home their ath­lete Ni­cola Lloyd who clocked 1.39.42 in fourth.

Fur­ther back in the large field, Stock­port County Sup­port­ers Co­op­er­a­tive mem­ber Des Greene was win­ning a bat­tle of his own.

Des was rais­ing money for the Co­op­er­a­tive’s Guardian Ac­count, and whilst he was not ex­pect­ing to trou­ble the lead­ers, he had a modest goal of his own, along with rais­ing piles of money, namely to beat last year’s time of 2.26.

Des found the off road por­tion of the race a real chal­lenge this year, es­pe­cially the Northen­den part, but he bat­tled bravely on cross­ing the line in a very cred­itable 2.12.23in 249th spot.

Des ex­pressed his sat­is­fac­tion at the race, and the Co­op­er­a­tive are very proud and grate­ful for his ef­forts.

●●Ready for the off at the Hatters Half Marathon

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