Claire Hallissey followed up her 33:13 clocking at the Bristol 10 km on 9 May 2010 with a 34:00 clocking for 12th and 4th British athlete in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 16 May 2010. Although a reputedly fast course a strong head wind in the first half of the race kept times below athletes’ target times. Claire was hoping to run around 33 minutes but ended up running on her own fairly early on. Unlike Bristol where the whole field is combined the elite women in Manchester race on their own.
Claire will shortly be leaving for the USA (volcanoes permitting) and her next planned race is another 10 km road race this time in the Bolder Boulder 10 km in Colorado.