ON Sunday 23 February the Action Heart 5K Road Race took place.
The race started and finished at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, with 500 runners sent on their way by the Deputy Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Margaret Aston, who also presented the awards at the end. The winner was Martin Williams of Tipton Harriers in a time of 26:33. 2nd was David Nation from Dudley and Stourbridge Harriers in 28:08, and 3rd was Steve Brookes from Tipton Harriers in 28:30.
The first female to cross the line was Melanie James from Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club in 31:54. 2nd was Susan Street-Hall from Tipton Harriers in 32:56, and 3rd was Amy Sheppard from Cobra Running Club, in 33 42.