2013 PUMA Stockport 10

Report: Jane O'Hara -

This year’s PUMA Stockport 10 was another great success. The atmosphere was, as usual, fantastic. There were many great performances and we have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants who praised the superb organisation, sense of fun, and our friendly and supportive marshals and other volunteers.

The changes to the route, which took runners off main roads and onto farmland more, were also very well received.

This year’s race opened with music from the 1804 Squadron Air Training Corps Band and the race was started by Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Stockport Mike Wilson and Jacqueline Hawkins.   Once again we were delighted to welcome race commentator Tom Potson (our very own Tony Audenshaw).

Mohammed Abu-Rezeq of Altrincham & District ACMohammed Abu-Rezeq of Altrincham & District AC (right) won the men’s race in a great time of 49.51. Mohammed also won last year’s race in 49.55. Stockport Harrier Andi Jones came second in 50.15 and James Bailey of Sale Harriers was third in 52:51.

Jilly Woodthorpe from Barnsley AC won the women’s race in 57:51. Louise Blizzard from Belgrave Harriers was second in 1:03:26 and Nichola McNally from Denby Dale Travellers came third in 1:03:34. Jayne Lawton was first woman home for Stockport in 1:07:14.

Stockport’s David Mellor won the M60 category in 1:09:25 and Lesley Sinclair won the L50 category in 1:11:18 – a new club record. You can view all the results at chiptiming.co.uk.

We’d like to thank PUMA for sponsoring the race, LoSalt, Swizzels Matlow, Mornflake, Golden Wonder, Greater Manchester Marathon and everyone who contributed to the ever-popular goody bag.

Thank you to race director Neil Thompson, the organising committee, all of our amazing volunteers and spectators, and all the runners who helped make the PUMA Stockport 10 such a brilliant event.

We were also delighted to welcome along MedEquip4Kids, this year’s nominated charity. MedEquip4Kids is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams. Its aim is to help ensure babies, children and teenagers receive the best possible care when sick or injured.

This year, as well as our very popular pre-race video, we also made a little post-race video featuring our goody bag items. Click here to have a look.

Don’t forget to visit the RunBritain website to claim your ranking and Runner’s World to leave your feedback. This year’s race has a 98% overall positive rating and 97% of runners would do it again.

Thanks again to all the participants and volunteers who helped to make this year’s PUMA Stockport 10 such a fantastic and memorable event.

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