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Bolsover 10k

14 December


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.

Also 2 videos of the last turn into the finish taken by Eleanor Scriven Part 1 and Part 2.

2014 Bolsover Results.xlsx
Microsoft Excel Table [68.6 KB]

No Walk 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!

14 NWiP December.xls
Microsoft Excel Table [41.5 KB]


Booths Cross Country League

Thanks to everyone who turned up at Bakewell, results just in, download below.

BDLXC Race 3.xls
Microsoft Excel Table [95.5 KB]

Derbyshire Cross Country Championships


Saturday 3 January 2015


At Wollaton Park, Nottingham - entries have to be in by Friday 5th December. Download form below.

2015 CC EntryForm.doc
Microsoft Word Document [50.5 KB]

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.


London Marathon


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 running groups.

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


 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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