Clowne ladies take on English Cross Country Relays, White Rose Ultra race and Dovedale Dash in the Peak District

Helen Callendar
Helen Callendar

Clowne Road Runners sent two ladies teams to the Saucony English Cross Country Relays last Saturday, at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield.

Over 1,000 teams entered 10 races, with 205 in the senior mens event and 145 in the senior ladies race.

Clowne were represented by two teams of three femail runners, who ran a 2.5km leg each.

The course at Berry Hill is a mixture of good parkland, a wooded section with lots of undulations and a fast finishing section.

Clowne A team, consisting of Jackie Robson, Gemma Scougal and Karen Shipman, finished 75th in a time of 40:47.

The B team, formed by Lorraine Craib, Lynn Hazelton and Sarah-Jane-Massingham, finished 98th in a time of 48:35.

Running her first Ultra race, Helen Callender tackled the White Rose Ultra 30-mile, completing the very undulating course in 6:32:00.

Over 1,100 runners took on the Dovedale Dash, a cross country race of 4¾ miles.

The venue is the picturesque area around the village of Thorpe in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Two Clowne ladies took part, and first home was Andrea Walker in a time of 52:03 while Sara Jane Massingham recorded 65:34.

The Clowne Half Marathon that takes place on Sunday 23rd November starting at 10am from the Clowne Community Centre.

The race is filling up fast and has around 100 places left.

The prize list this year gives every runner a chance, regardless of ability, to win something.

Whether finishing first or 550th, runners will receive a quality prize. For information visit