Race results summary 15th Sept to 22nd Sept

Race results summary 15th September to 22nd September

Weekly Achievements

English Fell Running Championships
Dicky Wilkinson (as Dark Peak) V50 Team Bronze; Individual V50 =36th

National Forest 10 Km
Monica Fee 3rd Lady

John Birch 1st V50


English Fell Running Championships

The final event in the best 4 results from 6 races championship was Shelf Moor in early September having started back in February with the Noonstones race. Dicky Wilkinson running for Dark Peak missed the final race through illness already having completed the series and finished =36th in the V50 championship and =79th in the V45 and having been a team counter in 2 of the races with Dark Peak also wins an English Fell Running Championship V50 team bronze medal.

Lantern Pike

Part of the Hayfield show at Little Hayfield in the far north of Derbyshire the 5 miles and 1050 feet has a lot of road out and back with stony paths and tracks that takes runners over the ridge of Lantern Pike hill. Dicky Wilkinson was 45:08 89th, Colin Bostock 48:30 141st, Bill Sheppard 49:26 151st and Cath Rowe 49:55 157th.


LARA 1 mile and 5 Km

David Denton’s monthly LARA 1 mile and 5 Km races throughout the autumn and winter began again in September with races held along Derby’s Raynesway. John Hay and Ian Chant used the mile as a warm up for the 5 Km for 5:55 17th and 6:01 18th respectively. In the 5 Km Ian ran another sub 18 with 17:29 16th, John Birch 19:02 24th and once again 1st V50 and John Hay 22:45 55th.

Great North Run Half Marathon

Joining in with the masses and the elite winner Olympic gold medallist and marathon record holder, Haile Gebrselassie (59:33!) in the world’s largest half marathon was our own Chris Bradley running a pb of 1:43:46 for 3448th.

Off road

National Forest 10 Km

The first ever National Forest 10 Km followed the Conkers Circuit , Ashby canal, Donisthorpe woodland and Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail using off-road paths being mostly flat with just two inclines and a downhill straight fast finish.
Phil Abbott was first home in 39:16 and 10th, Monica Fee 42:56 25th and 3rd lady, Shaun Burton 44:40 44th, Colin Bostock 46:59 59th and Martin Matthews 47:42 64th. All Monica needs now is a spade to plant her tree – is this the first environmental prize that a LERC runner has ever won?!

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