There were some fantastic results and a haul of new personal best performances this week from the Congleton Harriers competing in a variety of races.
In Wrexham three Harriers took part in the Village Bakery half-marathon. The course is made up of a short five-mile lap and a longer eight-mile loop, and it is known for being fast and flat. John Carbutt, the first Harrier to cross the line, finished 188th out of the 2,374 competitors in a personal best time of 1.25.28. Carol Bird, however, was the standout Harrier, finishing 366th in 1.31.56. First in the Women’s V55 category, she was an astonishing 15 minutes and 38 seconds ahead of the next runner in the category. Her pace also means she scored an 882% age grade rating as measured against the very best runners in the world, which catapults her to the top of the club’s all-time age-graded hall of fame.
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