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   Holmebrook Valley Park

11 February


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.


No Walk in the Park - 3 February



Chris Leach was first home for North Derbyshire as the host club dominated 8 of the first 9 places. Chris posted a time of 18:00, 13 seconds ahead of Steve Gascoyne who continues to improve after a long injury lay off. Ashley Crow was third in 18:20. The first non NDRC finisher was Matlock's Simon Croft in 19:03. Miltown Miler Joanne Grant was first female in 21:41 with NDRC's Louisa Ashley close on her heels just 8 seconds behind and new NDRC member Sarah Witham in third posting an impressive debut time of 21:57.  The 1500m run saw William Croft and Jacob Jones both with a time of 5:44 and Archie Winson third in 6:06.


Entries were down on last year but we still had a great turnout with 94 in the 5k and 24 in the 1500m. Thanks to everyone who supported both our races. PROVISIONAL results for both the 5k and 1500m can be downloaded below.


Look forward to seeing many of you again for our next race day on 3 March.


18 NWiP 3 February.pdf
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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 9:30am


Results (updated) can be downloaded below and CLICK HERE to see race photos courtesy of Steve Kimberley.



2017 Bolsover Results.pdf
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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.


Chesterfield Santa Fun Run/Walk

24 December


A big thank you to everyone involved in helping to make another fantastic Christmas Eve in Queen's Park with our Santa Run/Walk, this year was even bigger and hopefully better.  We have yet to tot up the figures but we are confident that last years amount of £3,500 raised for our supported charities will easily be beaten. Thanks again for all your support and hope to see many of you again for the 2018 Santa Run/Walk.


To see photos courtesy of Steve Kimberley CLICK HERE and to see photos courtesy of Rob Scriven CLICK HERE. and to see a short video CLICK HERE. More photos courtesy of Mike Cantrell CLICK HERE.


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