No Walk in the Park - 7 December
Thanks to everyone who ran at our last race of 2013 and it was great to see so many stay around for the race presentation. Sutton-in Ashfield bound Lee Morris was the race winner in 17:13 with Steve Gascoyne second just 12 seconds behind. Third place went to Smalley RR Stuart Chadwick in 17:56. It was a close finish in the women's race with Hallamashire Harrier Helen Grainger the winner in 20:05 just 5 seconds in front of North Derbyshire's Sam Iliffe in second. Smalley RR Rachel Shelbourn was third in 21:01.
The series presentation took place after the race with Lee Morris and Steve Gascoyne taking the top 2 spots. Lee's quickest time of the year was 16:36 with Steve's 16:53. The third place trophy went to NDRC's Paul Sorrell. The top two in the vet40 category were Ian Monaghan and Neil Robins both NDRC. Neil Really took home the vet 45 trophy, Tim Clayton the vet50, Terry Eastwood (Rotherham) the vet 55 and the vet 60 went to NDRC's Brian Hampton.
Helen Grainger was the top woman, her quickest time was 19:27, Sam Illife was second and first vet35 went to Wingerworth Wobbler Lucy Bacon. The biggest cheer went up for Smalley RR Rachel Shelbourn for first vet40. A surprised Cris Sillito was 1st vet 45 with NDRC's Fiona Duroe 1st vet50 and Lynda Gascoyne 1st vet55.
Well done to all the prize winners and hope to see many of you for the 2014 series which begins on Saturday 4 January. Results for both the 5k and fun run can be download below and here is a link to photos taken today by Steve Kimberley.
Booths Cross Country
Another good turnout, considering we were missing a few at Percy Pud 10k, so well done to everyone who ran at Long Eaton on what turned out to be a lovely sunny morning for running. Nick Baker was once again our leading man, well supported by Tim Clayton and Ian Monaghan who all made the top 16. Steve Leverton came next with Neil Robins, Gareth Wing and Kev Loftus making up our 7 counters.
In the women's race Debbie Lock was our first finisher with Chew Tan and Jill Langley making our top 3. Both teams finished in 5th place.
We had age category winners with Tim Clayton, Steve Leverton & Brian Hampton.
Results can be downloaded below.
Derby Runner Bolsover 10k
Sorry but race now full.
Download file below for entry list - updated 01 December.
The Derbyshire Cross Country Championships are at Shipley Country Park on Saturday 4 January. Download entry form below. Closing date for entries is Friday 6 December.
Great club turnout at Worksop where we had 5 in the top 61 with Tim Clayton our number one finishing 11th in 1.17.14 and first vet50. Stuart Cunningham was 34th in 1.21.33, he is getting back to his best, Martin Dawson set a PB of 1.22.51 for 44th with two Steve's not far behind - Gascoyne 1.23.41 in 57th and Leverton 1.24.02 in 61st. Sam Iliffe was our top woman finishing 20th in the ladies race in a pb time of 1.32.49. Several other runners set pb's including some of the leading contenders in the club challenge Gareth Wing, Suzie Greenhalgh and Andy Todd. Well done to all who ran. Results link
Annual General Meeting
UPDATE - Congratulations to Malc Gonnella & Marion Bishop who got the club places for London Marathon. To be eligible for a club place from next year members must have paid their EA registration Fee (see below). Membership fees remain at £12 for 2013/14 but the £10 EA Registration Fee for 2014/15, due from 1st April 2014, will now be £5 with the club paying the other half. The Christmas Handicap will be on Sunday 29 December.