Derby's Midweek Races

On Wednesday 19th March 2008 11 Long Eaton runners competed in David Dentonís Midweek Training races (Race 7 of 8). Only Damien Cowlishaw took on the 1-mile course. He finished in 28th position in 07:25. Gary Bostock of Amber Valley AC who finished in 04:30 set a new course record. Geoff Lowry, also of Amber Valley AC set a new course record in the V40 category, finishing in 04:50.

There were some stunning performances in the 5k mile trial. Jason Ward of Altrincham AC who finished in 14:33 set a new course record.

First home for the club, in a new personal best time of 15:45 was Mark Greenwood who finished 8th. Finishing 9th, also in a new personal best time was Paul Lewis who finished in 16:13. John Birch finished 32nd in a time of 18:05, followed by Rob Fox who finished in 18:10 in 34th place. Dave Boot came in 3 seconds later, finishing in 38th place. Chris Dodd finished in 19:39 in 50th place, with Brian Jobe finishing in 20:10. John Hay completed the course in a new personal best time of 20:38, followed by Paul Burchell in 20:42. Damien Cowlishaw, having already completed the 1 mile time trial, finished the 5k course in 23:37. Carole Birch, the only female LERCer completed the course in 28:07.

The final race of the season (Race 8) takes place on Wednesday 16th April 2008.


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