Round Up Of Recent races

Aston 10k (15/5/11)

In this Local low key race 11 LERCERS entered and Kieran Mckeever was at the head of the field for Long eaton with a new PB by 3 mins and 13th Place, Jane Newbold benefitting from her recent marathon training set a new course best of 4 Mins and made some really nice cakes for the club members to scoff afterwards, MM some more miles in training so we can have some more.A Glut of runners around 45 ,46,47 minutes saw new member Rob Allen 2nd back for LERC just ahead of Rich Howe and Neil Blatherwick. Dan Jackson suffering with Shin Splints (ouch) set 47:28 and John Adams tootled around in his first race back after injury.Geoff Jones now 67 years young was pleased with his time of just over 50 mins. On the Ladies side Dawn Blatherwick having gone out the night before was caught up by Captain Shaun Burton and they both ran the rest of the race together with dawn only 30 secs outside a CB. Nicola Bennett back to racing and concetrating on running rather than talking, was pleased with her time of 51:40 as was Paula reason who was just over the hour.

White Peak Marathon/Half Marathon.

This event esepcially the Half Marathon is always hard to get to enter never mind run as all the places go within 4 days of the event being advertised. 3 members managed it with Annette Trindell doing the Half and John Birch and Damien Cowlishaw doing the Full. The Full marathon startup up hill and keeps on going up for the first few miles before flattening out and the going down two sharp drops with the last sharp drop lasting for a mile before turning left on the canal for the last .75 of a mile. The half marathon starts half way along the same course. The weather was winday on the day which made things difficult on an exposed route. John Birch was first back for Long Eaton in the Marathon in a time of 3:23:16 (16th), Damien was 177th in a time of 4:40:21. Annette in the shorter race set a good time of 1:53:24

Eyam Half Marathon

Only 1 LERCER at this one with Ducan Gedge getting a new course best of 1:50:24 , Good Running Dunc.

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