Tour of Tameside Stage 3 – High Peak Half Marathon
Hundreds of runners put on their running shoes today to join us for the third stage of the Tour – a gruelling 13.1 mile half marathon across the borough.
A special memorial race dedicated to PC Nicola Hughes who lost her life in an incident in Tameside took place before the half marathon, which was led by Nicola’s father Bryn.
The 13.1 mile half marathon race started within the Athletes Village before heading onto the scenic Longdendale Trail which is a disused railway line. The route then turned at the far end of the trail near the Woodhead Tunnel where participants returned to the finish once more back in the Athletes Village.
The race finished with an awards ceremony where Bryn Hughes congratulated the winners in front of the runners’ friends and family.
2016 Tour of Tameside High Peak Half Marathon Race results
1st male Mohammad Aburezeq 2nd male Andy Norman 3rd male Gareth Raven
It was a wild weekend at the Marathon du Mont Blanc. Sadly the weather closed in and put paid to some events but a number of our runners completed the full marathon around Europe’s highest peak. Congratulations to everyone on a mega achievement 🏔