A busy weekend of racing culminates with the oldest half marathon in the UK, the Freckleton half marathon, lone Eccleshill member Robert Sutton made the journey over to the other side of the pennines to Lancashire and the heart of the beautiful Fylde coast for the 55th edition of this race hosted by Freckleton Club Day Sports Committee. and raises vital funds for the fabulous charity, ‘Heartbeat’. As well as being the oldest half marathon it is also rated as one of the top races in the country. Steeped in history, the initial race was heralded a success as legend Ron Hill accepted an invitation to run, going on to win the race in 65:44, four years later setting an event record of 64:45 which still stands today.
Rob finished the race in 1:57:04, well done!