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Sunday 12th February 2017 – Liversedge Half Marathon


Report from Billy R

Myself and Sara Richard travelled to Roberttown for the Liversedge Half Marathon.

Not known for being a PB course due to ‘undulations’, conditions were made worse by wind, snow and sub zero temperatures. However, not wanting to let each other down we both reluctantly took our place at the start. I can safely say that it was not an enjoyable experience and by the time I finished, in a time of 2:04:57, I was wet, freezing and had lost the feeling in both hands despite wearing gloves for the entire race. Sara finished in 2:06:53.

The race was won by Jason Cherriman of Leeds City in 1:11:30 with the first lady being Lucy Collins of Stainland Lions in 1:27:17. Ian Fisher running for Bingley was 6th in 1:17:14 and first V45.

  1. #1 by Caron on February 13, 2017 - 9:10 pm

    I’m with u on that one Billy and Sara-hideous conditions! Great that u even made it to the starting line! Well done both

  2. #2 by Antonio Cardinale on February 15, 2017 - 11:04 pm

    I agree with our President Billy R . that sometimes running is not always nice or an enjoyable experience like last Sunday race ran in a very miserable day , although his 2.04 and 2.06 of Sara R. are not bad at all considering the grim day . It is good to hear that Ian Fisher was there as well running a fantastic half marathon with his new vest in a fast 1.17 a super result that gave Ian the first position in the V45 .

  3. #3 by Peter on February 17, 2017 - 11:32 am

    “Undulations” that’s one way to put it!

    That is a really tough course, even in perfect conditions; well done both.

    Respect.

  4. #4 by Julian on February 17, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    It’s a great, gritty true northern half marathon. Well done Billy and Sara and Ian, looking back you won by over six minutes in 68.45 back in 2006. Ridiculously fast – good to see you out there still at the pointy end of things. Best regards.

  5. #5 by Howard on February 19, 2017 - 8:11 am

    Billy, thanks for confirming I was right to wimp out. I had a number for Dewsbury but did not do it due to a stiff calf. Also had a number for Liversedge and it was do I don’t I the day before. I envisaged exactly what you described and unusually for me decided it would be worse than nothing.

  6. #6 by Hannah on February 24, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    Wow, nice conditions!!! Sara said it wasn’t nice!

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