It's time for the Sale Sizzlers again, one every two weeks for the next six weeks, so four in all. The first of this year's 5km races took place on 30 June. They are evening races, starting at 7:30, so a bit different from the parkruns, also in Wythenshawe Park, which start at 9am.
For this event, Sue and I joined some 470 racers, around two laps of a course in the park that incorporates the running track.
These pictures were taken at the start, before Sue and I made our way to the back. Most of the participants are club athletes from far and wide. Some go very quickly - the winning time was 15:00.
Full results are here. Sue was pleased with a quick time of 24:41, and I wasn't far behind her in 24:56, in position 391, so I must have overtaken about 80 runners! It didn't seem too crowded though, thanks to the chip timing system.
Thanks to all those who cheered us on, it was most appreciated.