The penultimate race in the local Inter Club Cross Country League took place on Sunday, without some of the top Clowne Road Runners.
And the Clowne club paid the price for not being able to field their specialists, slipping to fourth place in the men’s team race.
Retford Athletics Club hosted the event, with very muddy conditions, as over 175 local runners took on a challenging six mile course.
Simon Gregory led the men’s team home in fifth place, while the Clowne ladies were shown the way by Sarah Attwood and retained their third place position in the competition.
With the final race taking place at Clowne on the 1st March, Handsworth Road Hogs are looking firm favourites to win the overall title.
Clowne Road Runners have an overseas club member Mats Rydberg who resides in Sweden and has completed in all four of the previous races.
Rydberg travels from Sweden every two weeks to run in the competition.
Results: Simon Gregory 0:39:31, Jordan Street 0:39:40, Steve Battle 0:42:50, Richard Hind 0:42:59, Chris Lane 0:46:49, Paul Sadler 0:47:12, Sarah Attwood 0:48:09, Louise Lowe 0:48:25,Mats Rydberg 0:48:43, Adrian Webster 0:48:52, Steve Hattersley 0:51:57, Lorraine Craib 0:53:59,Karen Shipman 0:55:10, Christine Greasley 0:55:23, Roger Fokinther 0:55:30, Greg Goddard 0:59:58, Sarah-Jane Massingham 1:00:26, Lynn Hazelton 1:01:07, Dave Keeling 1:01:13, Emma Mackie 1:02:47,Jim Mcintosh 1:03:07, Graham Sheen 1:04:07, David Goater 1:06:21, Tracy Jones 1:06:23, Catherine Jones 1:07:45, Suzanne Leusby 1:08:01, Gemma Hind 1:08:17.
Rother Valley Park’s weekly 5km parkrun saw five Clowne Road Runners.
This very popular Saturday morning event starts at 9am and the course is located around the picturesque Rother Valley Park.
Entrance to the park is free of charge for all those running the race, and the 5km parkruns are also free of charge to enter.
The parkruns cater for all standards of runners and are ideal for first time runners.
Clowne Road Runners results: Dennis Learad 23:07, Christine Greasley 23:49, John Profitt 26:17, Helen Callender 27:32, Katy Taylor 32:51.