Derby Midweek Races

On Wednesday 19th December 2007, 10 LERCs decided to take a break from Christmas shopping to attend David Dentonís Midweek training races (Race 4 of 8).

Three LERCs ran the one-mile course. Paul Lewis finished in 6th place in a time of 5:07. Damien Cowlishaw and Christopher Dodd, who ran both races took it steady on the one-mile race, finishing 41st and 42nd respectively in 8:47 and 8:48.

There was a surprise in the 5k race. Neil Renault was beaten on the night, and his course record was broken. Richard Weir of Derby AC finished in a new course record time of 14:37. Neil finished in second place, setting a new personal best time of 14:44 which was incredible considering he is currently suffering with a foot injury. The first lady home was Blue Heywood who also set a new course record of 16:24.

Paul Lewis, having run the one-mile course, completed the 5k course in 17:16, finishing 30th overall. Sharon finished in 17:24 and 32nd overall, followed by Mark Boot in 33rd position and a time of 17:40. John Birch finished in 36th position in 17:58. Dave Boot, making his return to club running, finished in 39th position in 18.22. Chris Dodd completed the course in 19:20 finishing in 48th position, followed by Monica Fee who finished two places behind Chris, in a time of 19:30. Damien Cowlishaw finished 66th in a time of 22:34, closely followed by Dawn Shillingford who finished 69th in a time of 23:04. Carol Birch completed the course in 28:36.

Race 5 takes place on Wednesday 9th January 2008.


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