Mansfield Harriers’ England juniors open track and field campaign
Three of Mansfield Harriers junior England international athletes opened the 2017 track and field season at the Trafford Athletic Club open meeting last week. These meetings are the premier endurance fixtures in the North of England and the meeting was held in very cold and windy conditions.
Thousands of runners took to the streets of Manchester for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which saw Clowne Road Runner Gareth Lowe finish sixth and first Male Vet with an impressive time of 2:27:26. Also running were Malc Stapleton and Matt Russell with Malc finishing in 3:14:13 and Matt in 3:21:51.
OPINION: What can we learn from GB’s tremendous Paralympic success?
The Rio Paralympics were a terrific spectacle full of tremendous stories of courage, triumph over adversity and sporting excellence. But among all the heartwarming stories, let’s make sure we remember that last point — sporting excellence.