City of Salford 10K and 5K
2013 CITY OF SALFORD 10K AND 5K RUNS
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Thanks for everyone for taking part in the 2013 City of Salford 10k and 5k runs, for which we had nearly 3,500 entrants. The weather held up for us, with it staying dry and sunny, albeit a bit chilly at the start in the shade. The redesign to the 10k course of the first couple of kms meant a faster start and many runners achieved PBs - well done to all!
We had to delay the start by about 15 minutes as we had arranged many months ago with Metrolink to suspend the trams for the period of the start of the race, to allow runners to pass by in safety. When it was obvious that the trams were still running, we had no option but to delay the start and urgently have Metrolink suspend the operation. There was no way that we would risk runners safety. Eventually we rectified the situation and the trams were held in position whilst runners safely passed by. We are sure you understand why we took this action.
Metrolink have given us this statement about Sunday: “Plans were in place ahead of the Salford 10K on Sunday to stop our services on the Eccles to prevent any disruption to the run. Unfortunately we weren’t able to stop services at the point the route crossed the tracks which meant a slight delay to the start of the run. Our team worked quickly to get this resolved as soon as possible to avoid any big disruption to race goers."
"We have taken some lessons learned from the morning and we’ve agreed with organisers to build on the event planning for next year to ensure there is no disruption to runners in future.”
As for the 10k race itself, we had a new mens champion, TesfayeDebele from Bradford Airedale in a fantastic time of 30:09. last year's winner Mohamed Abu-Reseq of Altrincham was second, with Salford's Stuart Robinson third. The ladies 10k was won by rchel Burns of Liverpool Harriers in a great time of 35:58, with Kirsty Longley of Liverpool Pembroke in second and Gwen Kinsey of Stroud + District in third. Frustratingly, initially the results were indicating a different second place finisher, but after close inspection of the video, we found that the "lady" who had entered and was running in the 2185 bib number was actually a MAN!! Not only is this against the rules, but it's grossly unfair on the other runners who were initially displaced by this "cheat"!
The mens 5k was won by Chris Nicol and the ladies 5k won by Rebecca Donohue.
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You can view the photos from Sunday at www.sephotos.co.uk
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The date of the 2014 City of Salford 10k is still to be confirmed, but we are expecting it to be a similar time of year. You can sign up to our enewsletter to find out when it is announced.
Thanks to all the supporters who came along and to all the marshalls and volunteers.
Thanks to Salford City Council for their support with the event, and to The Lowry Theatre, The Lowry Outlet Mall, MediaCityUK and Trafford Council for their assistance.
Ultimately, thanks to all the runners for your support in making this event such a great one!
If you are looking for another 10k in weeks to come, then how about the inaugaral Grand 10k Run at Aintree on September 22nd?
Below are the details of this year's event for reference......
Take part in one of the North West of England's best 10k runs!
Set on a fast 10k course around Salford Quays, we have a new starting section to the race along the wide boulevard of The Quays, allowing for the field to thin out before turning left on to Broadway and heading back into MediaCityUK. This should allow for all runners to have settled into their own pace before heading over the first bridge crossing of the Manchester Ship Canal, by the BBC North studios. After the first bridge, you will continue the 10km route through Trafford Park, before heading back over the Lowry Bridge and into the Salford Quays area again for the final 1km.
The actual starting line and finish of the City of the Salford 10k will still be in the traditional place in The Piazza, between The Lowry Theatre and The Lowry Outlet Mall.
The Salford 5km course will run through MediaCity UK, before crossing the first bridge by the BBC into Trafford Park, continuing through the Trafford side, before crossing the Millennium Bridge, back over to the Salford Quays side and finishing in The Piazza.
The courses have now been fully measured and certified and KM markers will be in position along both the 5km adn 10km routes.
All finishers will receive a free Sports Tours International rucksack and a special Salford 10k medal!
On the day, there will be plenty of toilets available within The Lowry Outlet Mall and The Lowry Theatre. Car parking is at The Lowry Outlet Mall.
The Lowry Theatre is opening its cloakroom, where you will be able to leave some belongings for a small fee.
Please note - online entries have now closed. There will be a limited number of entries available on the day, but please arrive early as these may run out.
The Salford 10km course is fast!
Last year, the Salford 10k was won in a time of 30:18 by Mohammad Abu-Rezeq, with the female race won by Kirsty Longley in a time of 36:59. The first male home in the Salford 5km was James Lewis in a time of 17:44, with Lisa Gawthrone winning in 20:33.
Salford 10k race
The Salford 10k race starts and finishes in the Plaza between the Lowry Theatre and the Lowry Outlet Mall. The route goes down The Quays towards Boradway, where it turns left and back into MediaCityUK, past the BBC offices and across the Manchester Ship Canal, via the new bridge. Once in Trafford Park, it flows around the area, past Manchester United FC at Old Trafford, before coming back across the bridge, along the waterside and finishing back where you start. There are prizes in all categories.
- Starts 10:15am on the 8th September 2013
- Minimum age - 15 years old.
- Cash prizes for the top 3 male and female runners: 1st £250, 2nd £150, 3rd £75
- Male Age groups - V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70
- Female Age groups - V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V70
- Team prize - 1st men's and women's teams (first 3 to count)
- Chip Timing included.
- Entry fee - £16 for club runners and £18 for non-club runners
Download the Salford 10k route map here.
Salford 5km race
The Salford 5km run isless of a competitive race, and everyone is welcome to take part. It runs concurrently with the 10k, so you cannot enter both events.
- Starts 10:30am
- Minimum age - 11 years old.
- Prizes for the 1st Five Men and Women overall.
- Chip Timing included.
- Entry fee - £10 for club runners and £12 for non-club runners
Please note, both the 5k and the 10k courses are not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
Download the Salford 5k route map here.
The City of Salford 10k Corporate Challenge is open to all businesses to enter a team of runners, with the first three runners home from each team to count towards the Challenge. It is great for staff motivation and firms can use the event to raise money for their chosen charitable cause.
Run for Charity
Each year, runners raise thousands of pounds for good causes and you can run for whatever charity you wish as part of the City of Salford 10k and 5k runs.
Thanks also to Salford City Council to their support and assistance in establishing this event over the last five years and along with the support of The Lowry Outlet Mall, Metrolink MediaCityUK, the Lowry Theatre and Trafford Council.
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