Great showing and success at the Derby 10k.
21 Members of LERC completed the Derby 10k today, with support on the course to rival that of the London, and if reports are correct, Manchester marathons. In a high class field, top honours go to Andy Peat, who was 8th in 32.26, consolidating his superb current form. Next LERCer in was Paul Lewis, 11th in 33.32 and 2nd V40, now approaching the blistering form he showed a few years back. Next in was the mysterious Tuhin “Chewy” Wahid, who was 25th in an excellent 35.44, and 3rd V40.
Well done to all of the other club runners for a great showing in this prestigious local event, especially Anthony Batty, Duncan Gedge and Rich Ferguson who were 40 min, 50 min and 60 min pacers respectively, potentially helping other runners to achieve a PB. The race was also a first competitive appearance in LERC colours for Anna Mulligan-Freeman, and a debut 10k for Sarah Robins.
Finally, this was Andy Peat’s final club outing as a 1st claim member of LERC, having joined Birchfield Harriers as of May 1st. To use a footballing analogy, Birchfield are the Aston Villa of top English athletics clubs (as well as close neighbours). Andy will remain a club member, as 2nd claim, and will continue to run for LERC in the local league races and more.
On behalf of all at the club, I would like to thank Andy for his magnificent efforts and achievements in a LERC vest over the past 4 years, and wish him every success at Birchfield Harriers.
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