THE MOSSLEY 10K RETURNS FOR SIXTH SUCCESSIVE YEAR

THE MOSSLEY 10K RETURNS FOR SIXTH SUCCESSIVE YEAR

Entering its sixth successive year, the popular event is taking place on Sunday, July 14 from 10am.

The race, which starts and finishes at Mossley AFC’s Seel Park ground, with ‘Grandstand Views’ for spectators, is an undulating and picturesque course and takes runners from Upper Mossley, around Lower Mossley and Greenfield with beautiful views of the stunning, countryside around Mossley and Saddleworth.

Entry has been priced at £17 for unaffiliated runners, and £15 for UK Athletics affiliated members.

All runners must be 15 years old or over.

267 runners took to the streets for last year’s event.

Mossley Running club, which won Club of the Year at the 2017 Pride of Tameside Sports Awards, had 76 members take part on Sunday, while the Hyde Village Striders were also out in force with 11 runners, and the Greenfield Greyhounds had six representatives.

However, it was American-born Evan Holland who crossed the finish line first in 34.12, while Michael Mannings, who represents Oldham and Royton Harriers, came second in 35.13, and Royton Road Runner Rob James placed third after finishing in 36.05.

Meanwhile, Hyde Village Striders’ Vicky Wright retained her crown as the female winner after crossing the line in 39.03. She was trailed by Salford Harriers’ Kate Knox and East Cheshire Harriers’ Hayley Simpson, who finished second and third respectively in the female division.