Wilmslow Running Festival gets back on track

Wilmslow Running Festival proved another success on Sunday, having been deferred from March due to Covid.

The event itself continued with its new format of three races - 10k, fun run and the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon. which is now in its 37th year.

The conditions were good and the race was won by Philip Sesemann in a time of 65.18. Heather Townsend was the first female home in 76.09.

With the new format, some runners opted for the shorter 10k which was won by Martin Reid in a time of 32.54, with Laura Lombard finishing as first female in 37.55.

The stars of the future ran in the fun run, and with the thrill of being cheered home by the growing mass of spectators. Thomas Harris and Eva Mion were the fun run winners.

Nick Bishop said "Runners enter events for a variety of reasons...many for charities...This year the the event worked with The Christie and Supportability. Thank you to everyone that has helped to support the two named charities.

"In keeping with the community spirit, many will have noticed the new mile markers around the course which were designed by local children as part of a competition organised by lead sponsor Waters.

The race returns to its usual date next year and will take place on Sunday 20th March.

Photos: Men's winner Philip Sesemann, Ladies winner Heather Townsend and Sid Bailey, the only person to have run in every Wilmslow Half Marathon.

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