More than 300 runners took to the streets of Accrington on Sunday morning to take part in the 25th 10k road race.
Buckley’s Matthew Rose won the 6.2mile event in 33 minutes and 41 seconds, with the race starting at 10am from the Whitakers Arms pub and finishing on Thorneyhole Road.
Most of the organising club runners were marshalling but the first Accrington Road Runenr home was Paul Gallacher in 30th place in 40.33.
The first female home was Beccie Taylor, from Blackburn Harriers, and Under 19 who finished the course in 41.32. Laura Hesketh of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers was the next local runner, finishing sixth in the ladies’ rankings.
Former Accrington RR runner Evan Cook, now at Blackburn Harriers, had an impressive run, claiming the vet 60 prize in a time of 38 mins 50 secs.
Todmorden Harriers came out on top in the mens team competition with three runners finishing in the top 10.
The weather was perfect for running with many people coming out to cheer on the runners with many local ones among the 303 finishers.
Accrington Road Runners wish to sincerely thank: Race Director David Graham, Accrington Cricket Club, Accrington Traffic Police, St Johns Ambulance and Tony Bolton Sports for their support and assistance in staging the event.