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Runners hit road for village's 5k.

RUNNERS turned out to give the Hale 5k road race their best Easter efforts.

The 314 racers taking part started at Hale Park before taking a loop around Town Hall Lane, Halebank Road, Higher Road and Ramsbrook Lane.

The racers then completed the race back at Hale Park.

The first to cross the line was Liverpool Harriers' Ben Russell after just 25 minutes and 20 seconds.

He was followed by Anthony Taylor after 27 minutes and 24 seconds, and the third male, Liverpool Harriers' Michael Fitzsimmons closely crossing the line at 27 minutes 29.

Sarah Griffiths, from Leigh Harriers AC, was the first female to cross the line after just 29 minutes 25, and was closely followed by Liverpool Pembrook Sefton Harriers' Kirst Longley, at 29 minutes 33 seconds.

The third female to finish was St Helens Sutton AC's Gemma Connoly, at 30 minutes 15.

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Delighted competitors celebrate completing the race, | also below

Runners set off on the Hale 5k road race |

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 6, 2015
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