Cowm Reservoir 5k 3rd August 2021

Whit’th (Whitworth) Whippets presented their 2nd Cowm Res. 5k of the summer, with all money raised from the event been donated to the ‘New Start – Wythenshawe Hospital Transplant Fund’ (www.newstartcharity.org).

The race, with its base at the Cock and Magpie pub was a fantastically organised event with excellent marshalling throughout the evening and with the added bonus of free sandwiches available to all runners afterwards during the prize presentations.

4 of us made the trip over to race and with talk of PB’s the nerves were starting to kick in, from the start point there was a fast downhill 400m which true to form Rocky led before been swallowed up by the faster front runners, half a mile in and Windle had Rocky in his sights and soon glided past almost gazelle like (who writes this stuff). On the 2nd lap of the reservoir Horan made her move only to be concerned she’d kicked too early but she kept her nerve and held off some strong male runners to get her PB., Rocky was 3rd home for QRC just missing the sub 20 cut with Steve Brook having a great race but just been pipped by Katie.

Well done to us all and well done to the Whippets for a great event.

12th Neil 19:10 (PB)

19th Jo H. 19:57 (1st Lady + PB)

21st Richard Brook 20:05

62nd Steve Brook 24:43