Excitement is steadily building ahead of the Mossley 10k
Wednesday 12th July 2017 @ 10:27 by Mark Phillip
Sports

Excitement is steadily building ahead of the Mossley 10k on Sunday.

The event is expected to attract a good mix of club class competitors, social runners and charity fundraisers, as well as spectators and volunteers who will help marshal the course.

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

Created by Mossley Running Club and sponsored by O’Donnell Solicitors, the race is entering its fourth consecutive year.

Last year’s event attracted a record-breaking total of 350 runners, and with the race growing in reputation across the region, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see that total smashed this weekend.

Numerous running clubs took part in last year’s event, including Wakefield Harriers, Glossopdale Harriers and Stockport Harriers.

However, it was Royton Road Runner Rob James who stole the spotlight on the day, crossing the finish line in first place in a record-breaking 34.01.

Trailing closely behind in second and third place respectively were Paul Green and Tony Muir who finished in 35.05 and 36.49.

Fellow Royton Road Runer Jennifer Bloor claimed first place in the women’s category with a creditable time of 40.23, while Kirsty Johnson of Glossopdale Harriers and Kirsty White of Royton finished in second and third respectively in 41.36 and 51.53.

Funds raised on Sunday will go towards the day-to-day maintenance of Seel Park, home of the Lilywhites.

Admission to this year’s event has been priced at £15 for unaffiliated runners, and £13 for UK Athletics affiliated members.

All runners must be 15 years old or over.

Race organisers have asked participants to collect their race number on the morning of the event.

Registration opens at 8.30am, although participants are being urged to arrive early to avoid ques.

All finishers will receive an official medal and ‘goodie bag’, plus there will be trophies for the first three in both the Men’s and Women’s races, and also for the first Male and Female over 45, 55 and 60. The presentation will take place immediately after the race, in the clubhouse.

Those wishing to take part in this year’s event are urged to sign up now, as entries close at noon on Friday.
You can enter the race on the following website: www.mossley10k.com