Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Manchester 10km Run - A Great Success

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Many readers will be aware that we were running today for the Levana School Partnership.  This posting is to thank those who have sponsored us, encourage those who haven’t to do so, and to report the results of our elite sub-team – pictured above.

We couldn’t really go wrong, as it was a perfect day for running, if a little warm.  I think we all wanted to come home inside an hour, and thankfully all four of us managed to achieve that aim.

For the record, our times were as follows:

Martin - 46.45
Mike - 50.38
Roger - 53.23
Sue - 58.27

There were just under 27,500 participants, of whom 12 managed to finish inside 30 minutes.  Presumably they had a clear run, whilst other runners presented our little team with some fairly solid obstacles.  I recall a rather large and ponderous Rubik’s Cube blocking my way for some time, for example.

Nell, pictured below second from left on the back row, has expressed her sincere thanks for all the donations.  She will be visiting the school in the next few weeks to check that all is well and that every penny is being spent wisely.

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4 comments:

John Jocys said...

Well done all of you - good times too!

JJ

Phreerunner said...

Thanks JJ. Worth five of your Timperley pounds?

Nightbird said...

Well done all! looks like it was a lovely day. Did you carry the balloons around with you?!

Phreerunner said...

Yes, I carried a little bundle of 50 helium balloons and Sue just floated around under her barrage balloon!