Former Everton midfielder Joe Parkinson presents the first Blue, Danny Kevan (left), overall winner and first Red, Chris Collins and second Red, Marc Jacques with their trophies.
IT’S A RED VICTORY IN THE BIG HEART 5K!
BLUES LEFT TRAILING AS REDS
ROMP HOME TO WIN FOR THE SECOND TIME
On a good morning for running the Reds and Blues went head to head once again in Walton Hall Park and with just 26 more Reds attending on the day it was evenly balanced but the Reds got off to a blistering start with Mancunian Chris Collins moving straight into the lead.
Chris held on to the lead all the way around the course and he was hunted down by fellow Red and local runner Marc Jaques who finished in second place.
In third place was the first Blue, Danny Kevan who improved on his second place last year.
There was a really good atmosphere on the day with plenty of fund raising going on for the Everton Foundation and Jamie Carragher's 23 Foundation.
The Army attended to lend their support to the Everton Foundation and did a roaring trade by feeding the spectators (and runners at the finish) with an amazing array of Army rations and a very nice steamed jam pudding and custard! A very big thank you to everyone who took part in the Big Heart 5K - but Blues! Come on! We're under pressure now to deliver next year.
First 3 Reds - Chris Collins 16 mins 58 sec. Marc Jacques 17 mins 50 sec, Will Tansley 18 mins 58 sec.
First 3 Blues - Danny Kevan 18 mins 07 sec, Neil Toner 18 mins 30 sec, Dennis Wharton 19 mins 22 sec.
Winning Team - THE REDS!
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