RITF, Derby 10k, Brighton Marathon and Millennium Way Ultra

Kelly takes some catching!!!

On a perfect day for running Club members were in action at a number of venues. The majority were at Conkers where the Club staged the second race in this year’s Burton and District Summer Road Running League, the Run in the Forest 5. Despite having responsibility for staging the race the Club still managed to field strong teams as emphasised by the fact that Chris Pearson and Kelly Knight had emphatic victories in the men’s and women’s races. For Kelly it was her second race win on consecutive Sunday’s after leading the way home in last Sunday’s Cathedral to Castle 10 miler. Kelly’s time of 33:06 emphasised her excellent, current form, while MV40 Chris Pearson’s 27:38 confirmed his standing as currently the Club’s fastest male runner. Chris Baxter in 29:55 was next back for the Club followed by hard running performances from Matt Clemson, Robbie Cresswell-Howe, and Mark Harriott as they stopped the watch in 32:03, 32:43 and 32:46 respectively. Chris Hanman ran strongly for his 33:03 with Jacob Edmonds and Rich Miller in close order in 34:26 and 34:30. Sarah Insley continued her really promising performances during the cross country season with 35:12 before Paul Glover in 37:05, Tracey Glover in 38:04, Emily Atkins in 38:36 and Andy Meadows in 38:38 all ran solidly around trails they all know well to duck under forty minutes. Karen Wilks, Linda Dakin, Tony Philips, Sam Skidmore and Sarah Green gave their usual maximum effort in recording 44:14, 45:14, 48:46, 48:54 and 53:26, respectively.

There was some terrific inter club racing at the Derby 10k with five runners ducking under the forty-minute distance benchmark. Danial Bower led the way home with a superb chip time of 36:41 with Mark Slade and Rob Eaton only seconds back in 36:45 and 36:58 with Jamie Green and Sebastian Van Dijk breathing down their necks in 37:47 and 38:23. Rom Chambard showed what a brilliantly consistent runner he is over a variety of distances as he recorded 40:08 with Nathan Fagan close behind in 40:33. Ross Ballinger ran well for his 45:26 as did Anthony Richards, Emma Sharp and Matt Collins as they recorded chip times of 51:24, 54:00 and 56:23 respectively.

Steve Green and Ash Wooton tackled the classic marathon distance at the popular Brighton Marathon, and both should be really pleased with their efforts as they recorded very creditable times of 03.09:03 and 04.30:22

Last but not least David Greene and Lucy Cartwright tackled the 41 miles of the Millennium Way Ultra and completed it in a magnificent 09.06:00.   

Posted by Chris Mason