Clowne Road Runners take on Notts 10 mile and Mizuno Endure 24-hour race

The Rother Valley Ratbags
The Rother Valley Ratbags

The Notts 10-mile road race and Notts County Championships attracted over 300 runners, and a strong field of Clowne Road Runners.

There were personal best times and club silver and bronze standards for local athletes.

First home for Clowne with a PB was Louise Lowe in a time of 1:07:43.

She was followed by Karen Shipman in 1:21:14 (PB), Julie White 1:21:28 (PB), Mark Baldwin 1:22:03, Sarah Jane Massingham 1:22:40, John Profitt 1:24:01, Suzanne Leusby 1:25:22 (PB, club bronze standard), Greg Goddard 1:27:07, Lynn Hazelton 1:30:03 (PB, silver club standard) and Graham Sheen 1:33:10.

The Mizuno Endure 24 hour race is a 24 hour race run over a five mile loop of forest trails.

It takes place in the scenic Wasing Park Estate, Aldermaston near Reading.

Clowne Road Runners, along with the Rother Valley 5km parkrun organising team, entered a mixed team consisting of Helen Callender, Graham Worsfold, Oliver Hacker, Kat Hacker, Fiona Fellows, Stephen Carford, Tim Fellows and Dave Elsom.

The Rother Valley Ratbags finished in 32nd position out of a total of 158 teams, completing 34 laps and a total of 170 miles.

The 5km parkruns at Clumber Park and Rother Valley saw the weekly average attendance halved due to heavy rain on Saturday.

At Clumber park Jacki Robson finished the course in 22;16 followed by Jordan Street 26:28.

Meanwhile at the Rother Valley course Ged Naylor led the Clowne Road Runners home in a time of 18:43, followed by Andy Foster 22:12, Dennis Learad 22:35, Joel Naylor 23:49 and Samantha Coleclough 24:03.

Tittesworth Reservoir in Leek was the setting for the Passing Clouds Fell Race.

With over 18,33ft of climbing this 9.82 mile course is not for the faint hearted.

Attracting over 164 runners first home for Clowne Road Runners in 18th position was Jordan Street 01:21:34, followed by Simon Gregory 01:31:05.

Lone Road Runner Paul Sadler travelled to the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides to run the Isle of Skye Half Marathon, finishing in 1:35:35.

The Elmton Chase takes place on Wednesday 24th June at 7.30pm, starting and finishing at the Elmtree, where manager Chris will have real ale and chip butties available.

The course covers local tracks, fields and roads around Elmton and is an ideal introduction for any runners wanting to try a trail race. The cost is £5 and registration is on the night.