Perfect conditions prevail for 2nd btr Wirral 10K and Half Marathon

Perfect conditions prevailed for the second btr Wirral Half Marathon and 10K race in Wirral on Sunday.

Starting in Birkenhead Park, thousands of runners made their way across the slightly revised course to the finish in New Brighton.

2014 btr Wirral Half Marathon

1st Tarus Elly (Salford Harriers & AC) (01:08:47)
2nd Chris McCarthy (Kenilworth Runners) (01:10:30)
3rd Martin Swensson (Penny Lane Striders) (01:11:38)

1st Jenny Clague (Liverpool Harriers & AC) (01:22:58)
2nd Louise Blizzard (Belgrave Harriers) (01:25:17)
3rd Sophie Hunt (01:25:30)

2014 btr Wirral 10K

1st James Riley (Liverpool Harriers & AC) (32:04)
2nd John Heap (32:50)
3rd Xavier Desse (Wirral AC) (33:05)

1st Alex O'Brien (Liverpool Running Club) (37:42)
2nd Sharon Samson (Knowsley Harriers AC) (40:23)
3rd Delphine Fillinger (41:24)

The course took runners along a coastal route past Seacombe Ferry, Egremont Promenade and Fort Perch Rock.

The event attracted entrants from across the region, as well as a number of overseas runners travelling from Norway and Poland to participate.

Wirral Council Leader Councillor Phil Davies said, “We are delighted once again to welcome back the btr Wirral Half Marathon and 10k back to the borough. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck and urge local residents to come out and show their support to the runners as they pass by.

“We have worked hard alongside the organisers, building on the experience of previous events, to keep disruption to people who live along the route to a minimum. They should be reassured that any roads that are closed to accommodate the races will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.”

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