The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
James Jenkin: June 2016
Tattenhall Runners Tough Team Race Friday 17th June
After a week of some of the heaviest rain seen in this part of Cheshire for a decade, there was some question whether the Tough Team race would see the numbers that have raced in recent years. However, the clouds cleared, the sun shone, and 186 athletes from as far afield as Stowmarket in East Anglia, a round trip of 400miles, joined Tattenhall Runners for their annual Tough Team Race on Friday evening.
The race, just under 10 miles, includes an ascent of the notorious Bulkeley Hill railway, a leg-burning 100m of pain climbing the 60% slope. This year the race was won by team 'Two and 1/2 Men' from Wrexham AC, Daniel Weston, Darren Rowlands and Christian Smith in a new course record of 58min:52sec.
As ever, the star of the show was the Grim Reaper who marshals the top of the railway threatening to deliver swift justice to those who fail to make the grade! Pun intended.
The Winning Wrexham AC Team Daniel Weston ,Darren Rowlands and Christian Smith.
The Grim Reaper (aka Martin Durrant)
Author James Jenkin