This race is something completely different. The race starts at Bury station on the East Lancashire Steam Railway. On the whistle the runners set off north. The train sets off south, changes tracks and then sets off north in pursuit of the runners. Friends and supporters can enjoy the ride on the train, shouting encouragement to the runners as they both make the eleven mile journey up to Rawtenstall station.
Jon Cleaver took part and fought a hard race, with the first three finishers constantly changing places until the last mile, where Craig Jones of Manchester YMCA managed to edge ahead, nudging John into second place. As regards the train, it was no contest, Jon beat it by 34 minutes.
2 Jon Cleaver 1:06:14