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Rebecca Harrison Wins Cheadle 4 Ladies Race

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

  • AND THEY'RE OFF! The wave of runners of all ages and abilities set off at the start of this year's Cheadle 4 race in the town's Mill Road.

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Cheadle Running Club's Rebecca Harrison went one better than last year, to win the Cheadle 4 ladies race on Sunday.

Harrison, who recorded a hat-trick of wins from 2003-2005, reversed the 2013 positions to push Michelle Buckle (Newcastle AC) into second place.

It was an emphatic win for Harrison, who finished almost two minutes clear of her rival, clocking 24:39.

Local runner Dannii Johnson finished third, in a time of 26:48.

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The winner of the men's race, in a time of 20:55, was Ben Gamble. The Tipton Harrier finished almost a minute ahead of second-placed Carl Moulton (Boalloy).

In third place, in 22:00, was former winner Luke Boulton. Simon Myatt (Trentham) just edged out Matt Smith (South Cheshire Harriers) for fourth spot, with Dave Betteley, also of South Cheshire Harriers, repeating last year's sixth place.

It was a good day all round for Cheadle, with Dave Allen second male vet on 45:49, while Rob Mace kept up his remarkable record of being the only runner to have competed in all 38 races to date.

The feat was even more remarkable as a knee injury meant that this year, Mace had to complete the course on crutches.

Dot Fellows (Cannock and Staffs) continued her unparalleled success in the lady veteran categories by winning the LV65+ category.

Since 1998, she has won her age group on each occasion that she has competed, only missing out in 2008, when she did not take part.

At the presentation, race director Mick Beardmore thanked the main sponsors of the race, Stoddard's Coaches, Derek Fower Transport, A J Beaman Construction Ltd and Sportssage Cheadle for their sponsorship.

He also thanked the many people who had helped in the running of the event, especially St John Ambulance, amateur radio organisation Raynet, and Cheadle Town Council for the use of the recreation ground.


Senior Men

1 Ben Gamble (Tipton H) 20:55.

2 Carl Moulton (Boalloy) 21:49

3 Luke Boulton (unattached) 22:00.

4 Simon Myatt (Trentham RC) 22:14.

5 Matt Smith (South Cheshire H) 22:19

6 Dave Betteley (South Cheshire H) 23:20.

Senior Ladies

1 Rebecca Harrison (Cheadle RC) 24:39.

2 Michelle Buckle (Newcastle AC) 26:25.

3 Dannii Johnson (Birchfield H) 26:48.

Male Vet 40-44

1 Stuart Day (unattached) 25:02.

2 Steven Bailey (Newcastle AC) 25:21.

Lady Vet 35-39

1 Sarah Wilson (South Cheshire H )27:15.

Male Vet 45-49

1 Andy Mayers (South Cheshire H) 24:10.

2 Dave Allen (Cheadle RC) 24:12.

Lady Vet 40-44

1 Wendy Swift (Newcastle AC) 27:42.

Cheadle Running Club times:

21 Dave Allen 24:12; 26 Rebecca Harrison 24:39; 41 Lee Plimley 26:08; 70 Carl Astley 27:50.

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