Banton wins third in a row in Lake District

Lewis Banton
Lewis Banton

Clowne Road Runner Lewis Banton made it three wins in a row with victory in the Cross Bay Challenge in the Lake District.

The circular route on Morecambe Bay is over half a marathon distance - incorporating sand, sea, mud and water crossings.

Elsewhere a record number of runners took part in the Elmton Chase near Clowne mid-week.

The race helps to celebrate local well dressing celebrations.

The course is five miles long and covers roads, tracks and fields around Elmton and Cresswell.

First home was Clowne’s Darren King in a time of 27.08, followed by Dan Page in 27.40.

Jordon Street 29.10 gave Clowne Road Runners the first Male Team trophy.

Clowne results: Paul Sadler 31.48; Graham Worsfold 31.55; David Hazelton 31.57; Steven Battle 31.15; Malc Stapelton 32.45; Daniel Scott 33.02; Scott Ramsden 33.14; Adie Kirkham 33.30; Ady Webster 34.10; Neil Inns 35.31; Ian Brookes 36.14; Michelle Needham 37.56; Lorraine Craib 38.07; Jamie Waller 38.13; Gary Sipson 38.22; Julie White 40.20; Gillian Carter 40.45; Holly Page 41.50; Susanne Leusby 41.55; Lynn Hazelton 43.32; Gemma Hind 44.00; Angela Kirkham 48.58; Josh Stapelton 49.50.

The Rother Valley 5km Park run saw Louise Lowe gain gold club standard finishing first lady home in 19:32, followed by Greg Goddard in 24:07.

John Profitt was first Road Runner home at Clumber Park 5km parkrun in 34:52, followed by Jordan Street 34:52.

Street completed the Kinder Downfall in 2:34:11 with running colleague Simon Gregory in 2:34:12.