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Weekly Edition - Published 12 September 2015


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Record number of runners attend Decathlon City of Salford 10K

A record number of runners descended on Salford Quays on Sunday, 6 September 2015, to take part in this year's Decathlon City of Salford 10K. Those attending included many runners from Liverpool and Southport running clubs.

The race welcomed more than 3,700 entries from runners who took to the streets of Salford, following a scenic route around Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.

Chief Executive of Sports Tours International, Chris Bird, commented:- "Over the past few years the race has continued to grow to become one of most popular races in the region, and on Sunday we welcomed a record number of runners. It was a fantastic atmosphere in Salford, the sun was shining and it was great to see so many runners raising money for important causes. People of all ages and abilities took part and we would like to thank everyone for making the effort."

The race started at 10.15am on the MediaCityUK piazza and followed a route around Salford Quays and Trafford Park before crossing the bridge back into MediaCityUK to the finish line.

Many runners were raising money for Reubens Retreat, this year's official charity partner, as well as their own chosen charities.

Europe's leading sportswear and equipment retailer, Decathlon, was the Official Title Sponsor, and it was team Decathlon who won the Corporate Challenge!

James Douglas from Border Harriers running club, triumphed in the men's race with an impressive finish time of 31 minutes and 21 seconds. Tesfaye Debele took second position with 31 minutes and 43 seconds, and Ben Riddell finished in third place closely behind with a time of 31 minutes and 48 seconds.

In the women's race, first to cross the finish line was Katie Brough in a time of 34 minutes and 36 seconds. Katie is a Vale Royal runner and Great Britain and England representative in cross country and track. In second place, Kirsty Longley from Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton finished in 37 minutes and 8 seconds and Rhiannon Silson from Border Harriersfinished in third place in 37 minutes and 35 seconds.

Councillor Peter Dobbs, the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford officially started the race before cheering on the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford Charity Team who were raising money for the Salford Mayor's Official Charity.

Sixt UK was the Official Vehicle Provider for the event and runners could take advantage of pre and post run massages by Therapy First. Club La Santa provided entertainment for the younger ones at their playtime area, including face-painting and balloon modelling.

The race organised by Sports Tours International, one of the UK's largest specialist sports travel companies. The next 10K race is the Grand 10K Run at Aintree Racecourse, which takes place on Sunday, 20 September 2015.

For more information visit:- SportsToursInternational.Co.UK.


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