The Race, 2017
A warm sunny afternoon promised good running conditions, and looming dark clouds at the race start did not dampen the proceedings.
241 runners set off on the challenging course. The overall winner was Fraser MacDonald-Oulds (Chorlton) in the very creditable time of 28:02, followed very closely by Steve McCarron (Sale Harriers) and Rob Downs (Wilmslow). The girls were led home by Diane McVey (Wilmslow), with second place going to Louisa Whittingham (Macclesfield) and third to Helen Murray (Knutsford Tri Club).
The race has always benefitted from strong club support and this year was no exception, with Chorlton Runners and Macclesfield Harriers fielding large teams, and Bramhall, Wilmslow, Lymm and Sandbach not far behind. First men’s team was Wilmslow, followed by Macclesfield Harriers and South Cheshire Harriers. For the women Chorlton Runners took top honours ahead of Macclesfield Harriers and Bramhall Runners.
Thanks are due to all the marshals from Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society, and all the helpers from Wilmslow, as well as the National Trust for permission to run around their excellent countryside, and Graham Fecitt for rapid results preparation. Don Bullough took photographs at the event, which can be found on the Wilmslow Running Club Races facebook page.
Results are available at the Race-Results page.
2016 RACE REPORT
Thanks to everyone who ran or helped at the Wizard 5, which went well attracting a near-record 246 competitors.