WRC take EHM 2014 by storm

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Warrington Running Club forged new ground over the weekend as the EHM Festival of Run proved to be an excellent opportunity for all concerned with the group.

The club has grown from strength to strength, particularly during 2014 with membership uptake increasing at a rapid rate as more and more people in the local area have picked up the running bug.

The EHM Festival was the ideal opportunity to show just how far the club had come and the achievements were well celebrated both on and off the track during a brilliant weekend.

The club’s marquee was amongst the most well attended in the event village with the fetching club kit and the offer of free cake making it the first point of call for many intrigued passers-by.

As the start time approached, the starting blocks were awash with primrose and blue as many nervous but confident club members got ready to tackle the familiar challenge of the South Warrington roads.

With months of training in the bag, the big one had arrived and as the challenge unfolded all of the club’s runners gave their all on what continues to be a very challenging course.

As the curtain came down on both of the main races (EHM and 10K), many personal bests had been achieved by the club’s runners with the event village then proving an ideal way to wind down.

The day was then suitably rounded off by the LiveWire 1-mile challenge which gave many children the opportunity to sample the joy of running and also access to the new running track within the Victoria Park stadium complex.

The roots of WRC were then not lost, later on in the evening, as the motely crue of runners debunked to the Spice of India to celebrate their achievements after an outstanding event for the town.

WRC members and times – EHM 2014 (chip time)

  • Nat Ashurst – 1:31:30
  • Matt White – 1:38:33
  • Darren Blackshaw – 1:40:37
  • Mike Clarke – 1:41:44
  • Damian Cowell – 1:43:55
  • James Clipstone – 1:44:10
  • Phil Jolley – 1:44:48
  • Erika Lamb – 1:45:26
  • Sarah Nuttall – 1:48:46
  • Lisa Reid – 1:51:56
  • Dave Yates – 1:52:00
  • Matthew O’Dwyer – 1:54:37
  • Andy Fisher – 1:54:59
  • Mike Clark – 1:55:00
  • Jeannette Williams – 1:55:22
  • John Millington – 1:57:37
  • Debbie Millington – 1:58:40
  • Chloe Shankland – 2:01:42
  • Vonnie Hazle – 2:01:56
  • Julia White – 2:04:34
  • Hazel Williams – 2:04:34
  • Julie Cooper – 2.06:01
  • Sharon Dunne – 2.06:01
  • Lindsay Plumb – 2:06:35
  • Tracey Fisher – 2:07:27
  • Carol Louise Hanmer – 2:08:15
  • Sarah Day – 2:09:17
  • Debbie Guest – 2:09:25
  • Lisa Jeffries – 2:09:56
  • Hannah Gallagher – 2:13:49
  • Nicola Finch – 2:14:49
  • Jess Sutcliffe – 2:15:42
  • Jenna Taylor – 2:16:04
  • Sian Percival-Edwards – 2:18:52
  • Dan Wood – 2:25:12
  • Ben North – 2:25:51
  • Ian Lamb – 2:27:23
  • Leanne Haigh – 2:29:27
  • Hayley Cash – 2:33:56
  • Geoff Prince – 2:44:30