43 runners + 6 races + 718 miles = 1 busy weekend.

Long Eaton runners were out in force over the Mothers Day weekend.

The weekend started in the Peak District with 8 runners completing the Grindleford Gallop - a 21 mile trip around the beautiful moors or Derbyshire. 1st back was Dicky Wilkinson picking up the 1st M50 prize and smashing the existing category record by 5 mins.

The Sunday morning was the day to see most of the action, with LERCers competing in 5 different races.

Paddy Fitzgerald lead the field home at the Stafford 20 mile race setting a new PB of just 2:13:24 putting him well on course for a sub-3 London Marathon.

Jackie Mather was the star at the Fradley 10k with a new PB of 43:24 - over a minute quicker than her previous best.

At the Inter Counties XC world championship selection race (!) Paul Lewis represented Notts and Rob Fox had the honour of running for Derbyshire - a spectacular effort to be selected considering he is a M50.

Dicky Wilkinson, obviously not content with just 21 fell miles in a weekend, travelled to the Wolfs Pit fell race to make it 2 races in 2 days but by far the most popular race over the weekend was the inaugral Kilomathon

28 Long Eaton runners completed the 26.2km (16.3 miles) from Nottingham to Derby and there were some stunning performances.

Most noteworthy was that of Sarah Harris who lead from the start and won the womens race in just 1:39:17. 1st man back for the club was Mark Boot in 1:45:08 who just held off the challenge from Ian Chant who was 10 seconds behind.

The clubs runners clocked up over 700 race miles over the 2 days. Not bad going at all and a figure that is unlikely to be surpassed any time soon.


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