Albert Rigby Shield 10km, Simister 5th Oct 19
David Hoben and Dan Maskell, a regular at this event, travelled up to Manchester for the Albert Rigby Sheild 10km. The Simister venue, which agreed to host the event at short notice as the usual October slot in Sutton Macclesfield was unobtainable. The two lap course included part of Heaton Park which, while still undulating, is nowhere near as hilly as the Macclesfield course, and this was reflected in the times. There were 14 on the line including 2 on the 5k alternative, but there could have been more as 3 of the racing members who generously gave up their own race so the event could be marshalled and organised. The race was comfortably won by Adrian Edwards from the host club in 59:32, and Dan from SWC was in a pack of four and completed in 1:06:30, very similar to his time at the Police Championships 10k in Birmingham only a few days earlier. Chris Pearce presented the Albert Rigby Shield to Phil MCullagh as winner of the handicap.

1. A.Edwards (Lancs WC M55) 59:32; 2. A. Bell (Lancs WC M55) 65:56; 3. R. Gunnett (Lancs WC M70) 1:06:08; 4. D.Maskell (Sy WC M70) 1:06:30; 8. D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 1:09:36.

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