On a warm May morning in Manchester , the North of England field two strong teams to win both the men’s and women’s inter-area home fixture.

Thanks again to Nova and Tom Broadbent and Peter Riley for invite us to host our home fixture in this classy race.

The men’s race was won by Kenenisa Bekele in 28.23 from Wilson Kipsang in 28.28. Nick McCormick from Morpeth was the first Northern athlete home in 6th in 29.21, followed by Yarod Hagos of Wallsend in 12th in 30.23.

North results from Manchester 10k
Men :Nick McCormick 6th 29.12, Yarod Hagos 12th 30.23, Gareth Raven 23rd 30.47, Andi Jones 28th 31.21

In the women’s race the North were again dominant with Helen Clitheroe and Susan Partridge leading the way home in 6th and 7th respectively.

Women : Helen Clitheroe 6th 33.21, Susan Partridge 7th 33.27, Aly Dixon 12th 34.29, Rosie Smith 17th 36.13, Tess Walker 22nd 37.15

Team Result

Manchester 10k team results

1ST North 9
2nd Midlands 14
3RD Combined Service 32
4th Wales (DNF team)

1st North 20
2nd Midlands 30
3rd Wales 42
4th Combined Service 45

Rob Cameron and Kirsten Scobie
Team Managers