Running in the Family

In cold & wintry conditions with hale still on the course from earlier in the morning two sisters lined up with over 800 other competitors for the start of the 5k Wigan Festival of Running.

Both girls completed the race last year and where looking forward to some improved times. Lara had an exceptional race, starting off amongst the men at the front she pushed hard from the start.  In the final half kilometre with the second place in sight she sprinted hard to the finish line narrowly missing out by 2 seconds and coming a very happy third home.  She was also first in her 11-14 age category and secured a new personal best at the distance of  21 minutes 39 seconds.

Sofia also had a very strong race coming 3rd in her 15-17 age group and smashing her personal best for the distance and going under 30 minutes for the first time at 28 minutes 35 seconds.

Both girls are very happy with the weekends work and showing some true Westholme spirit in some challenging conditions.