On Sunday September 3rd several senior runners “did” the Bullock Smithy Hike, which is a 56 mile race !!!!!!
Five East Cheshire athletes took to the challenge; Angela Oldham, Janet Grint, James Fairfield, Simon Grundy and Melanie Kay.
Angela Oldham and Janet Grint completed the distance in a very impressive time of 13hrs 22mins. Melanie Kay, Simon Grundy and James Fairfield completed the grueling course in 14hrs 42 mins.
ECH member and coach Shirley Aldridge took to our Facebook page saying ‘I would like to tell you several things about these amazing people. Angela is nearly 65 years of age and just truly amazing! Mel has had a tough time this year and fair play to Simon who has been at her side every step of the way for her in training and friendship. Mel wasn’t well half way round and then this is where James helped and got them back safe. Janet and Paul Taylor (friend from Saddleworth runners) then ran with Angela to the end. I would like to say well done to you ALL. Also good to see the camaraderie within E.C.H’
A fantastic achievement from all – well done!
See link to website and results: http://www.bullocksmithy.com/bsresults.php