Kept on the boil at Chasewater Easter Egg
Over 600 runners braved the heat at the Chasewater Easter Egg 10K & 5K yesterday (Sunday 21 April). There were egg-cellent runs on the hottest Easter Sunday on record.
The scenic Chasewater Reservoir in Burntwood, Staffordshire was the location for this Easter-themed event organised by Nice Work. Rising temperatures resulted in 80 to 100 runners dropping down from 10K to 5K and made it hard going for those wearing a costume. However, the Easter rabbit and chicken were smiling despite the conditions.
A children’s race started at 10.15am followed by the 10K and 5K at 10.30am from outside the Innovation Centre. They ran a short loop around the centre before continuing in a clockwise direction around the reservoir, completing two laps (10K) or one lap (5K) on a multi-terrain course.
Richard Carpenter of Tipton Harriers won the 10K in a time of 33:56. Christopher Baxter of BADGERS RC was second in 35:06 and Glen Morris third in 35:22.
It was another winning performance by Kelly Butler who became the first female in 41:12 followed by Tracie Trueman of Lawley RC in 42:51. Claire Thompson of Vale Royal AC was third in 44:35.
In the 5K, Andrew McQue of City of Stoke AC was the winner in 17:13. In what was a successful morning for Wolverhampton & Bilston AC - Tyler Hawley was second in 18:22 followed by teammate Dylan Illidge in 19:55. Scarlett Williams was the fastest female in 19:57 and fourth overall.
The themed medal and Easter egg were vote winners although the main concern was ensuring the latter didn’t melt in the sun.
Image courtesy of Mash Running Events