Rain Doesnt Dampen Harriers Spirit at Ellesmere 10k

The weather might not have been the best, but the heavy rain didn't dampen the spirits of our runners as the Telford Harriers lined up ready to take on the Ellesmere 10k race

This is knows as a fast race, with the 2012 winning finishing time ranking this 10k as 6th fastest in the UK, so everyone lined up with the potential to land a PB. The race is a mix of road and trail with some very gentle undulations with just one sharp turn and a hump-back canal bridge to negotiate. On the plus side, there is some stunning scenery to run through making this a very enjoy able race.

Despite the poor conditions our Harriers contingent put in amazing effort with a number of PBs on the board.

First Harrier home was Andy Dippie in 97th place and a time of 44:11, closely followed by Andrew Buckle in a PB time of 44:41 and finishing in 109th place.

Third over the line was Gus Erlandson coming home in 163rd and in 46:55 and another PB.

Each and every runner did amazingly well taking into account of the poor weather conditions with our other runners finishing as follows:

Richard Palmer, 48:27 - 204th place

Michael Webb, 49:57 - 244th place

Danny, Jones, 52:14 - 309th place

Robert Friel, 53:07 - 338th place

Sam McLelland, 53:07 - 339th place

Robbie Chebsey, 53:13 - 343th place

Kelly Kempin, 53:14 - 344th place

Kelly Mackay, 53:22 - 345th place

Rachel Marie, Time TBC

Allison Canham, 1:07.44 - 652nd place

Mandy Webb, 1:15.15 - 732nd place

In total 766 runners braced the weather and completed the race, with this years winner finishing on 33:26 and taking home the £100 prize money. Yet again this was a brilliant race not ruined by the pouring rain.

Thanks you Ellesmere 10k, we will be back next year and hopefully bring the sun with us.


ellesmere 10k finishers


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