Running Into The Light
More than 1,300 runners enjoy stunning setting of Port Sunlight as racing returns...
More than 1,300 runners pulled on their trainers to take part in Port Sunlight Road Race on 12 June. The hotly anticipated event included three events including a 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run.
The field of participants included a group of over 220 runners who took part in the dual race challenge. They completed the 5K race, closely followed by the 10K, collecting a third medal to mark their achievement.
Runners who took part in the 5K or 10K are invited to return to the village and visit the Port Sunlight Experience and explore the museum, Edwardian worker’s cottage, and SoapWorks. They can enjoy free entry by showing their race number until 1 December 2022.
Rob Pearse from Wallasey AC won the 5K in 16:26, it was a close finish for second and third position between Ryan Greenwood and Wallasey AC’s Christopher Jones, both in 16:31.
First place female in the 5K was Claire Wyn-Jones from Deeside AAC in a time of 19:41. Second place was Alison Reid from Northern Masters Athletic Club in 19:48, with Charlotte Emily Corrigan from Hyndburn AC in third place with 20:16.
Ben Taylor from Pensby Runners won the 10K in 32:39, second place was Dejene Gezimu from Liverpool Harriers in 32:58, with Jack Poland from Wallasey AC in third place with a time of 33:05.
First 10K female finisher was Fay Hughes from UTS Run Club in 38:57. Fay also took top honours as first female in the BTR Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon and BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K, both in September 2021. Second place went to Eleanor Connell-Fielding from Mossley Hill AC in 40:45.
Third place was claimed by Alison Reid in 42:41 shortly after she also finished second female in the 5K race. It is thought that Alison’s achievement of podium places in both races is the first time at the Port Sunlight Road Race.
BTR Liverpool's Alan Rothwell said: “Port Sunlight is a really special setting to stage a race event. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes, and we are very grateful for the support of the Port Sunlight community. Seeing the boulevards and village green full of runners, all wearing big smiles and plenty of medals, was just fantastic. We’ve already opened entries for next year.”
You can secure your entry for the 2023 event right here.
Image: Paul Francis Cooper/BTR Liverpool