A busy August week

Rod Harris rounded off a busy week for Long Eaton Running Club in spectacular style by finishing 2nd in the AAA of England 50k Championships at Boddington Manor near Gloucester on Sunday. His time of 3 hours 8 minutes and 30 seconds was just one second outside the old course record and this result earns Rod an England vest to represent the country in the World Championships in Holland in September.
Long Eaton Runners visited the Derbyshire fells this week. In Wednesdays 7 mile Cracken Edge Fell race at Hayfield, Phil Walters was first home for the Club in 58.02 with a strong run from Ian Wallis ending just 54 seconds later. Sean Gauton, Damien Cowlishaw and Kev Holland completed the team. The following evening Alan Maplethorpe finished 12th in Matlock ACís 4.5 mile Rickyís Race at Darley Bridge with Phil Walters just one place outside a top 20 finish. Ian Wallis, Sean Gauton and Kev Holland again in support.

Friday evening saw the Jagermeister 10k organised by Nottingham-based Formula 1 Circuit Crew. Held in the grounds of Nottingham University this local race attracted 38 LERC members and 15 of these set personal best times for the distance. Alan Seamer took third place in the mens V40 category while Kate Edmunds also took third in the ladies V40 category.

On Sunday 15 members travelled to Newark for the annual half marathon. The unusually cool and wet conditions obviously helped the runners as 6 members achieved personal best times, with Cat Mortimer making her debut at the distance in a very respectable 2 hours, 2 minutes.


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