Upto 540 runners from all over the region took part in the Hale 5 Mile Road Race, on Easter Sunday – 1st April.
It was a sunny Sunday morning as runners gathered in Hale Park prior to the start of the race. Refreshments were on hand, along with medical cover and stewards to ensure the race and it’s participants were looked after, before – during and after the event.
The race was officially started by the Lord May of Hale Village – Freeman James Ross, at 9:30am, with 540 entrants at the start line.
The race route included runners exiting the park and turning left onto the High Street – followed by a sharp right into Cocklade Lane and Pepper Street, then sharp left onto Town Lane and Hale Gate Road.
It was then into Halebank where the course route took runners along Halebank Road for several miles and a left turn into Ramsbrook Lane, followed by the final stretch onto High Street - and then a right turn back into Hale Park to the finish line, where the Lord Mayor and visitors greeted the runners.
Once runners had crossed the finish line, they were given a free Easter Egg and refreshments.
Race winners were later presented with their medals in the Village Hall, by the Lord Mayor of Hale.
1st Male Ian Lawton of Mersey Tri, with a time of 00:24:51
1st Female Kirsty Longley Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton H AC, with a time of 00:27:51
The Hale 5 Mile Road Race is organised by Interval Races, based here in Hale Village.