British Masters Road Relay Championships

Report: John Wharf -

After an absence of over 5 years, Stockport Harriers were once again represented in the annual British Masters Road Relay Championships, which took place on a hilly 3-mile circuit in Sutton Park, Birmingham on 12 May.

Frank Reilly, who is returning to full race fitness following injury, claimed the silver medal for the 2nd fastest leg of the day when he handed over to Chris Bryans at the end of the first leg in the Men's 65-74 relay.

Despite running out of his 75+ age-group, Chris wasn't daunted by being handed the lead and achieved a performance at least as good as his best 5k Park Run of the year, handing over to Eric Normansell in 8th place.

Eric chased hard, putting in his best performance of the year and managed to pull the team through to a well fought 7th place.

Stockport Harriers M65-747th
Frank Reilly 19.32
Chris Bryans 25.09
Eric Normansell 20.28

Len Best led off the M55-64 team and handed over in 6th place to Gerry Moss who had the task of maintaining as high a position as possible in a still closely packed field in the hope that Dave Mellor and Steve Shaughnessy could at least secure that position.

As it was, Dave and Steve both pulled back two places, with Steve finishing the race in 12th place.

Stockport Harriers M55-6412th
Len Best 18.08
Gerrard Moss 20.46
David Mellor 20.48
Steve Shaughnessy 18.51

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