Runners making up for lost time

MOSSLEY AFC Running Club members are making up for lost time due to Covid-19 as many deferred events have now been taking place.

A group travelled to Liverpool for the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon, an event always well received with local bands lining the route.

Shaun Mason achieved a time of 1hr 42min, followed closely by Karl Law (1:44). The remining times were Helen Gregory (1:46), Fay Hopwood (2:05), Julie and Stuart Williamson 2:06, Angela Wood (2:22), Steven Hughes (2:37), Katie Slingsby and Louise Hallsworth (2:45).

This month also saw the start of the cross-country season with the first race at Heaton Park.

Selina McLean and Linda Zed represented the club in the 8K race and achieved times of 42min 10sec and 50:20 respectively.

The 10K men’s race was completed by Rick Wilson in 46:36, Paul Anderson 52:41 and Mark Hanlon (52:41).

Remembrance Sunday is a special day in the running calendar with the annual Windmill 10K taking place in Lytham.

This event started with a Remembrance service at 11am before the 10K race. This was another event that had been cancelled last year so it was thoroughly enjoyed by a large number of Mossley runners.

Lorraine Gibbs had set a personal challenge to complete three long distance events to raise money for Tommy’s children’s charity.

She has completed two half marathons and the full marathon in Manchester, raising more than £1,000 for the charity.

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