No Walk in the Park - 10 March
It was a NDRC 1, 2, 3 with Martin Dawson the runaway winner of the rescheduled 5k at Queen's Park. Martin finished in 16:25 a full minute ahead of John Sanderson who was taking time out of his marathon training. John himself was a further 70 seconds clear of third place man Steve Gascoyne who continues to improve on his return to running following injury. Jessica Penney was first female, in 10th place overall with a time of 20:58, second and third were both NDRC with Sarah Witham in 21:29 followed by Rebecca Broughton 22:16.
Thanks to everyone for supporting our runs today, both runners and marshals. Results for the both 5k and 1500m can be downloaded below. Any queries please
Booths Cross Country
Considering the forecast, the weather was kind to us at Holmebrook, most of the race being run in sunshine although bitterly cold.
Great turnout on what is regarded as one of the toughest courses in the league with 42 running in the yellow and red of NDRC. Miles Winter was our star man leading the team to a 5th place finish in 14th overall followed by Chris Leach (23) and Gary Elkington (31). A storming run from Gareth Wing (40) who got the better of Ian Monaghan (46) and Roland Allatt (50) with Jack Morley (51) and Adam Darnell (53). Individually we had Miles Winter as 2nd v40, Garry Elkington a fantastic 1st v50, Dave Hicken 2nd v60 and John Gorman 2nd v65.
Our leading lady was Laura Goy, great to see her back to her best in 57th overall with Rachel Burton (71). Sarah Whitham (102) on her Booths Debut, was our third counter ahead of Hannah Barnett (110) making a brilliant first place finish for NDRC women. Individually Laura Goy was 2nd lady, Rachel Burton was 1st v45, Sarah Whitham 2nd v40, Alison Cowley 2nd v50, Sue Beckett 3rd v50 and Maggie Gorman 1st v60.
Mike Bravin had praise for all the helpers saying "thanks to all our 37 enthusiastic marshals this morning, the sun did come out at the end, but you all shone through."
After all 5 league races the men finished 5th and the women 6th so no team trophies but we do have individual trophy winners. Miles Winter 2nd v40, Ian Monaghan 3rd v45, Hannah Barnett 3rd senior and Maggie Gorman 1st v60.
The results are available via the Booths League results website CLICK HERE. From the main screen click Organisers, then Booth Decorators then click Holmebrook from the events list on the right. Scroll down and click All Members to see a results list.
The First Triple Hill Challenge
This is a fantastic opportunity to compete in the first Derbyshire Triple Hill Challenge. Three well established races have their own personalities and all offer fabulous views and enjoyment.
Race 1 Holymoorside 10k Sunday 13th May
Now in its 9th year it also has 2k fun run. Starts and finishes in the picturesque village of Holymoorside, to the west of Chesterfield.
Friendly marshals from the 1st Holymoorside Scout Group will cheer you up the first 4 km hill, before you join the road across the moors, to begin the descent back to the village.
Full details CLICK HERE and entries are now being taken.
Race 2 The Spire 10 mile Sunday July 1st
Now approx in its 20th year also has a fun run in the park. This again has long hilly sections, but once you get to the top, there are breathtaking views (if you have anything left) over 5\6 counties. Then the long descent back to Holmebrook Country Park. All the way cheered on by the enthusiastic members of North Derbyshire Running Club.
Full details CLICK HERE and entries open early April.
Race 3 Hardwick 10k Thursday 19th July
This iconic race is now in its 34th year. Its an undulating run up to The Historic Hardwick Hall, turn round, enjoy the stunning scenery, plunge down the hill for the return to the rapturous welcome in Pilsley village. The race has sold out quickly since its rebirth.
Full details CLICK HERE and entries open 2nd April.
All races have various mementos and we hope to present the free Triple Race Challenge Memento at the Hardwick. There will also be prizes for the first lady and man calculated through race positions.
The Derby Runner Bolsover 10k
Sunday 14 December Start time
Results (updated) can be downloaded below and CLICK HERE to see race photos courtesy of Steve Kimberley.
Derbyshire Cross Country Championships
NDRC brought back a hat full of medals from the County Championships on 6 January at Shipley Park. Debbie Lock picked up two individual Gold Medals, her first as the race winner and a second for first vet. Martin Dawson also won Gold as first vet then both he and Debbie won further Golds as we also picked up medals in the Team Competition. There were also individual medals for Andy Tarry (Silver), Rachel Burton (Silver), Gary Elkington (Bronze) and Emma Holt (Bronze).
Congratulations to everyone who ran at Shipley in what were atrocious conditions on the day.
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