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Over the years the race has been hosted at two different venues before it settled in Woodbank park at the home of Stockport Harriers. The race route has also seen some changes with the original routes being run in and around the Edgeley part of the town. Now it takes in Offerton and Bredbury and includes a bit of everything. Starting on the race track at Woodbank Stadium, running through Woodbank park, heading out on the road and a section on a bridleway through the countryside. The race organisers boast that they try to keep that ‘local race feel to it, whilst it has increased in popularity over the years and become a ‘must do event’ on a lot of runners race calendars. What makes it so popular and why do people keep coming back year after year you ask? Some put it down to a well organised race along with vocal/encouraging marshals, others mention the variety of terrain and the challenge of the hills. However, the one thing that nearly everyone talks about is the ‘tongue in cheek’ approach that’s taken to its organisation. Around 1200 runners took part this year and two of those runners just happened to be wearing the infamous blue and white of Eccleshill! Sarah Myers and Sarah Rawlings paired up to take on this chip timed challenge. The aforementioned course is quite undulating over a testing 10 miles, but our challengers between them finished in style, proudly earning themselves a bespoke finishers medal, a commemorative buff, some flapjack and fruit and a chance to download Free race photos taken on the day! Bravo! Excellent running, well done! Well done Ladies!
Times Sarah Rawlings 1:31:41 Sarah Myers 1:49:45