Northern Athletics Road Relays

Sun 15 Sept 2019, Manchester

Joe Monk led the senior men’s team at the North of England Road Relay Championships, which were held at the Etihad stadium in Manchester and required each runner to complete a leg of 6800 meters. Completing the first leg in fifth position, in a time of 20:06, which turned out to be the twelfth fastest time recorded by a senior male that day. Wes Wilkinson, who learnt a hard lesson in pacing, ran the second leg in a time of 23:07 as the harriers slipped down to 28th. He was followed by Alex Venables (24:10, 40th), Andy Whaley (23:19, 39th), Simon Collins (23:04, 36th) and finally Simon Robinson (25:00, 39th) all of whom ran well, recorded respectable times and put in a big effort for the club. In the end the team finished 39th out 106 teams, missing out on selection for the national finals by around five minutes.

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