Bolton Harrier Danny Shaw continued his blistering form by taking more than four minutes of his personal best over 10k at Arley Hall.
The former hockey player who only seriously took up running during the Covid pandemic stormed home on one of the fastest 10k races in the UK on flat, traffic-free roads in the Cheshire countryside in a time of 32mins 10 secs.
It was another memorable run for the accountant who has had to move with work to London recently but is still competing in the famous blue vest under the tutelage of namesake Dave, training with his excellent group at Harriers.
Shaw was one of three Harriers competing on the day with Tommy ‘Gun’ Harrison the next over the line with his best run for a few years in 33:09.
Harrison is ‘Mr Consistency’ at the Bolton club and always seems to be there or thereabouts at the sharp end of a race.
He went even faster at the Leeds Abbey Dash this weekend, clocking 32:43 and said: “It went well but I was a little disappointed as I was so close to a PB. It was only the third time I have gone sub-33 so I will take that any day.”
Just behind him the previous week in Cheshire was the versatile Martin Reid who takes great pride in representing the club and has been an integral part of the Harriers squad in their Senior League team.
Scientist Reid has certainly been experimenting with distances this year and found the right formula, coming home in a solid time of 33:32.