Fast Lane comes home first for Road Runners

Clowne Road Runner Chris Lane
Clowne Road Runner Chris Lane

Clowne Road Runners coach Andy Ward saw his Gainsborough 10km road race record broken on Sunday, as 650 runners took to the Lincolnshire roads.

Notts athlete Ben Livesey was victorious in a new course record of 30:51, knocking 12 seconds off Ward’s time.

Clowne had three runners taking part and first home for the Derbyshire club was Chris Lane in a time of 40:53, a new personal best.

He was followed by clubmate Steve Hattersley who recorded 47:03 and Emma Mackie who finished in 52:35.

Two Clowne Road Runners opted for warmer weather and took part in the Cyprus Festival of Running at the coastal town of Pathos.

The festival of running includes a marathon, half marathon and 10km race.

Both Clowne RR members finished on the podium in the 10km race, Christine Stimpson taking first position in the Ladies over 60s category in a time of 60:00.

Meanwhile John Profitt came home in second position in the Mens over 70s in a time of 53:05.

The ever popular Saturday morning 5km parkruns saw Jackie Robson achieve a personal best in a time of 21:53 at the Clumber Park venue.

John Profitt completed the course in 25:32.

Whilst the Rother Valley 5km parkrun saw Ged Naylor complete the course in 18:39, followed by Greg Goddard in 25:55.

The parkrun events are staged across the country every Saturday morning, and are free to enter.

Runners just need to register online, print out their barcode then turn up to run as often as they please.

Volunteers staff and marshal the parkruns, which are held at Clumber, Rother Valley, Mansfield, Rotherham, Sheffield and Newark.