Louise leads Clowne to Tissington trail success

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The Tissington Trail Half Marathon was the setting for Clowne Road Runners’ latest Grand Prix event with many recording new personal best times.

The half marathon, now in its fourth year, follows a traffic-free route from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne and has become so popular it runs over two dates.

Darren King took 1st Male in 1:15:31 and Daniel Page 2nd Male in 1:17:25 followed by Steven Battle 1:27:34 (Gold club standard) and Paul Sadler 1:28:13.

Louise Lowe took the title of 1st Lady along with a new PB and Gold club standard in a time of 1:28:15 followed by Chris Lane 1:33:24 (PB), Paul Levitt 1:32:32, Karen Shipman 1:39:11 (PB and Silver club standard), Sarah-Jane Massingham 1:40:26 (PB and Silver club standard), Samantha Coleclough 1:43:23 (PB) and Steven Hattersley 1:45:52.

John Profitt put in an impressive performance, winning the Over-70s in a time of 1:49:36 followed by Greg Goddard 1:50:51, Holly Page 1:53:07 (PB), Suzanne Leusby 1:56:18, Julie White 1:56:18, Gemma Hind 2:03:04 (PB), Lynn Hazelton 2:03:04, Paul Summerley 2:03:24 and Jim McIntosh 2:11:49.

Winners of the men’s team prize were Clowne Road Runners’ Darren King, Daniel Page and Steven Battle, and taking the title of winning ladies’ team were Louise Lowe, Karen Shipman and Sarah-Jane Massingham.

Elsewhere, Simon Gregory and Jordan Street took on the Curbar Commotion Fell Race, which forms part of the Gritstone series.

Starting in Hope Valley, the course follows an 8.73-mile long route covering a variety of tracks and paths through Curbar, Frogatt and Baslow.

Jordan Street finished in 10th position in a time of 62 minutes and Simon Gregory finished in 45th position in a time of 67 minutes.

Clowne Road Runner Peter Twigg took part in the Sheffield City 10k inaugural event at Rother Valley Park.

Consisting of a two-lap course on the varied and scenic trails, Peter finished in fifth position in a time of 38:17.