Report (and event video) from Terry Lonergan:
Continuing her positive recovery from a very nasty bike crash just last month, OAC’s Racheal Bamford journeyed over the border to take part in the Sale Harriers’ Ronhill Sale 5k Sizzlers which incorporated the North of England 5k Championships.
Following pre-race interviews with local past and present Olympians, 510 runners tackled the flat but rather convoluted course in Wythenshawe Park, Manchester.
Racheal finished second lady (and 54th overall) in 17.13 to take the silver medal behind Calli Thackery (Hallamshire) who was the first lady in 16.46. Racheal was pleased but the result left her hungry to get back to her normal sub 17 minute form as her recovery continues and full fitness returns.
The race was won by Mohammed Abu-Rezeq (Altrincham) in 14.32.
Report and photos also on Northern Athletics.
Results from race-results.