The long awaited return to competitive road running began on Thursday night with the first of the 2021 Sale Sizzler 5K series at Wythenshaw Athletics Track. In hot and humid conditions Sharon Goldrick led the ladies home in an excellent time of 22:09 followed by Karen Hallet with a time of 24:02 (SB), Louise Butterworth 26:27 (SB), Catherine Murphy 27:58 (SB). Well done ladies! Craig Sutherland came home for the men in a time of 25:48 (SB).
The Sale Sizzler is the first of a series of four 5K races that contribute to our Championship, with the individuals best result of the 4 events counting towards their 4 required races.The next Road Championship event is the Eccup 10 mile Race on Sunday 27th June.
To take part in the 2021 Road Championship you must complete any 4 or more events from the Middleton Harriers Road Championship Series of races, with your best 4 results counting. Entry to the Championship is free and in addition to the Overall Club Championship there are awards for best in age category.
You best 4 results from the races below will count to your final position in the Championship
1. Sale Sizzler 5K - Thursday 17th June (best of 4)
2. Eccup 10 mile - Sunday 27nd June 2021
3. Sale Sizzler 5K - Thursday 1st, July 2021 (2 of 4)
4. Royton Trail - Wednesday 14th July 2021
5. Sale Sizzler 5K - Thursday 15th July 2021 (3 of 4)
6. Sale Sizzler 5K - Thursday 22nd July 2021 (4 of 4)
7. Riverside 10 Mile (Lancaster) Sunday 1st August 2021
8. Club Handicap Wednesday 18th August 2021
9. Wilmslow Half Marathon Sunday 12th September 2021
9. Blackpool Half Marathon Sunday 12th September 2021
10. Bury 10K - 19th September 2021
11. Any Road Marathon up to the end of October
Please note that only your best result in the Sale Sizzler series will count towards the Championship.
Also you can run in either the Wilmslow half or the Blackpool Half and your position relative to other Harriers in that race will count towards the Championship. If you are the 2nd Harrier home in Wilmslow you will get 2 points and another Harrier coming second in Blackpool will also get 2 points. Your time will not be taken into account.
|Race 1 is the best of 4 and positions will change after every sizzler event||
Each year we have an annual draw for a place in the London Marathon open to all Middleton Harriers who can bring their rejection slip to our annual Boxing Day.
Manchester Marathon Times are now recorded - see Marathon Times section above or click the link below :