The Derby Runner
Hope everyone enjoyed the race.
Dry but cold with a biting wind, especially in the second half of the course, but that didn't stop Race winner Richard Weir of Derby AC posting 31:25 to follow up last months win at the Heanor 10k. The chip timing equipment didn't register as Richard crossed the finish line but eager chip timing marshals picked up that he was wearing his chip around his wrist and registered his time manually. A lesson there for all runners where chip timing is used. Lincoln Wellington then dominated the next 3 positions with Shane Robinson 32:16, Ronny Wilson 32:25 and Joe Wilk 33:37.
In the women's race Charnwood's Emily Whitmore was a clear winner in 36:32 ahead of Katja Eravisto of Sleaford Town in 38:05, also first female over 35. Veteran Huncote Harrier Nicki Nealon was third in 38:09 but was awarded the first over 45 prize.
Chris Adams was NDRC top man just sneaking into the top 10 with 34:56, Ian Monaghan ran 36:54 to take second vet 40 with Adam Darnell 38:57 and John Sanderson 39:23 also breaking 40 minutes. John Murray 48:16, Naomi Swain 51:05, Darren Toyn 54:37 and Bridget Bates 70:34 all set new PB times but special mention must go to Angela Barnston who ran 55:15, a PB, but she was also on the commemorative race t-shirt!
Thanks to everyone who ran, the many marshals and helpers around the course who, without them, we couldn't put on the event and thanks also to our sponsors The Derby Runner and Tesco. Hopefully see many of you again in 2015.
Provisional Results can be downloaded below and for photos courtesy of Steve Kimberley click here.
in the Park - 6 December
A great turnout with 88 starters on a very cold morning. We had marshals out gritting parts of the course, particularly near to the pavilion but there were still one or two icy patches on the course.
Congratulations to race winner Chris Peach, warming up for next week's Bolsover 10k, with a time of 17:02 well clear of NDRC's Ian Monaghan 17:44 and Sutton-in-Ashfield Harrier Lee Morris 17:46. Lisa Pryor (NDRC) was the ladies winner in 21:45. Over the 12 month series overall winners were Steve Gascoyne and Sam Iliffe, both NDRC.
In the fun run with had a record 33 children with a close finish for Kai Parker, Josh McDermott and Sierra Guillermo all credited with the same time.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the year, it all starts again on Saturday 3 January 2015 but in the meantime enjoy the Christmas & New Year festivities and hope to see many of you again in 2015.
Download results for the 5k and children's 1500m below and click here to see photos courtesy of Steve Kimberley.
Also video from Robert Scriven click here, though how he took this when running 21:07 is a mystery!
Booths Cross Country
Thanks to everyone who turned up at Bakewell, results just in, download below.
Derbyshire Cross Country Championships
Saturday 3 January 2015
At Wollaton Park, Nottingham - entries have to be in by Friday 5th December. Download form below.
Also Northern Cross Country Championships at Pontefract on Saturday 24 January and English Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London on Saturday 21
February. Please see Steve Bennett if anyone is interested in running at either of these.
26 April 2015
We offer a 2 day trip to London from Chesterfield 25-26 April approximate cost is £100 per person sharing a twin/double room. £25 per person deposit required. Runners welcome from all local
Trip includes coach travel to marathon expo Saturday to register and pick up race packs. On to Marriott Hotel at Bexleyheath for evening meal. Sunday coach travel from hotel to marathon start
zones. Post race shower at Nuffield Health, Covent Garden then late afternoon return to Chesterfield.
All enquiries to John Colley telephone 01246 209400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
National Country Relays
1st November 2014
Well done to our men on Saturday at Mansfield for the National Cross Country Relays. Our 'A' team of Chris Adams, Steve Penney, Tim Clayton and Paul Sorrell finished a very respectable 76th out of 148 teams with our 'B' team of Russ White Gareth Wing, Steve Bennett and Andy Hall in 123rd. Chris Adams was our quickest runner completing his 5k leg in 17:46 on what was a very dry Berry Hill Park.
Individual and team results are here.
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