Easter Sunday saw more than 250 runners brave the cold at the inaugural Chasewater Easter Egg 10K and 5K. Organised by Nice Work, this new race provided three ways to burn off excess chocolate consumption with a 10k, 5k and 1 mile ‘hop’ for children.
Set in the picturesque surroundings of Chasewater Reservoir, runners followed a clearly marked, multi-terrain route accompanied by plenty of support and encouragement from marshalls. Each finisher received a special Easter themed medal and there were a range of seasonal goodies on offer.
Further incentives included prizes for leading runners and age category winners in both the 10k and 5k races. There was a themed medal and goodies for everyone who completed the children’s 1 mile ‘hop’ race.
In the 10k, Aaron Brown of Tipton Harriers won in 34:25 followed by Daniel Maskew of Wolverhampton & Bilston AC in 36:38 and Nigel Haycock of Cannock & Stafford AC third in 37:55. Winning lady was Naomi Warr of Hatton Darts in 42:02 with Kathryn Morgan of Wolverhampton & Bilston AC taking second place in 43:27. Becky Jackson of Rugeley Runners was third in 44:01.
Hatton Darts had another win, this time in the 5k race with an impressive time of 19:53 for Mark Slade. In second was Matthew Bonney from Stafford Harriers in 20:05 with Louis Hillier third in 20:11. First lady over the line was Gina Willis from Chase Harriers in 24:18 followed by Dawn Sharman n 26:34 and Sarah Blason third in 27:50.
Midpoint runners were Kerry Hobbis (10K) of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club in 54:59 and Denise Heshington (5K) of HSBC Nutters in 33:14.
Photo courtesy of Nice Work