Kirsty Longly (left) with Samantha Wade (right)
KIRSTY LONGLEY’S long run of success continues.
This time the Liverpool Pembroke Sefton star was at the Guy‘s 10 Mile Road Race at Garstang. This was unfamiliar racing territory and Kirsty was understandably cautious for the first couple of miles. After that she really upped her game and was astonished that some very talented athletes could not live with her. She coasted home a minute clear and with what looked like a very respectable time of 61.36. But it was even better than that, it was a new club record taking some 2 seconds off the time recorded by Courtney Birch in 2007. Kirsty has erased a raft of club records and seems to get better the more she races. Also at Garstang was the club‘s recent acquisition, Samantha Wade, a post-graduate student at Edge Hill University. Samantha has already demonstrated that she too can tough it out in competition. Her time of 68.19 takes her to fourth in the club’s all-time rankings. The post-Christmas cross-country championships look good for this pair.