Yet another Sucessful Weekend
The 24th and 25th of October were another great success for Long Eaton Running Club following on from the previous weekend. It all started with Dicky Wilkinson now well over 100 races for the year with a stunning 2nd Place and 1st MV40 at the Buttermere Shepherd fell race, 1st Place was the Position in the Stroud Half marathon by Neil Renault who is in great form after his 3rd Briton Home in the recent Great North run Neil was joined in the race by Neils Trainer and mentor Andy McNeil who was 1st V40 and 13th overall. Looks like if you have got Neil somewhere in your name you will be a good runner. 3rd Place was the position and probably performance of the weekend was achieved by the Flying Paul Lewis Fresh from a PB In the recent Cardiff Half and another PB in the Merrill 10k, Paul took on the Hilly Snowdonia Marathon and cracked 3 hours to set a time of 2:48:03 Paul was in 2nd Place until the last few miles but he gritted his teeth and was not far behind the winner, Pauls achievements are all the better as he has only just come back from injury and a layoff from running for about 3 months whilst he recovered. Meanwhile at the Worksop half another 8 lerecers were competeing over 13.1 miles with Simon Hardy yet again under 1:30, and new best time was set by Mel Berry of 1:53:20, Mark O'reily ran his 1st ever half Marathon in a respectable time of 1:55:56 but his Sister Louise took the sibling bragging rights with a time of 1:51:24, it was nice to see Zoe Fletcher racing for the 1st time in a while and was under 2hrs in 1:53:30, Phil Giles(1:37), Martin Tilling(1:39) and Rich McKie(1:59) made up the LONG EATON Octet. 10 Miles was the distance of the Great South run where the nomadic Brian Jobe (who races allover the country) set a new PB of 1:08:59. The Coventry Half Marathon was where both Steve Croft and Kate Turner were sent and unlike lady Godiva were both clad in running gear with Kate just getting the better of Steve by just over a minute with both under 2 hrs.
18 Lercers also competed in the 1st Booth Cross Country race of the season with a team of 7 men and 3 ladies counted in an overall team as well as the mens contest and ladies contest, and with a fantastic performance from all runners of the Club the overall and the ladies team standings see Long Eaton on the top of the pile with the mens team in 4th Place after the first even with another 4 races to go. The top two for Long Eaton were Rob Fox and Sarah Harris who finished 1st lady in 16th place overall. A first race debut for Liz Day say her finish 74th
Results for this race can be seen at http://www.longeatonrunningclub.com/results/viewrace.php?raceid=1046
All in all an exhausting weekend for LERC
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