First for Fish at Tatton 10K April
Wet but welcome return to Tatton Park
Saturday’s (10 April) Tatton 10K went swimmingly for Ben Fish who led the way to win this first event in the 2021 series from organisers RunThrough. He was amongst a keen turnout of runners, champing at the bit to race again despite the wintry weather.
Conditions were anything but spring-like at this first race in the 2021 Tatton 10K Series that felt like a return to normality albeit with Covid measures issued by RunBritain. These included coloured start waves that were staggered to enable two runners to set off every few seconds whilst remembering to stay two metres apart and leave sufficient room when overtaking. Motivational comments at the start got everyone fired up - just what was needed after a year of stay at home and no racing!
A good mix of runners followed a single lap, undulating course on closed roads around the grounds. There were plenty of signs and markers along with marshals to keep everyone moving to the end.
It was calm and controlled running by Ben Fish with the Blackburn Harrier staying ahead of Ian McBride to be first across the line in 31:49. McBride of Bury AC was second in 32:11 followed by Scott Nixon in 32:40.
Hannah Price of Bury AC was the winning female in 36:22. Rebecca Twardochleb of Newcastle (Staffs) AC was second in 37:12 – a PB for the talented young athlete and Amy Weyers third in 38:41.
There were 694 finishers.
The next race in the series is on Saturday 8 May. Visit the Tatton 10K website for more details and how to enter.
Image courtesy of Tatton 10K