Lowe sets course record for Lakes

Gareth Lowe
Gareth Lowe

A Clowne Road Runner set a new course record as he won the Three Lake Classic multi-terrain race.

Gareth Lowe finished in a time of 1:31:01, after 15 miles and 890ft of climbing, 80 per cent of it off course.

The race began at Rother Valley Country Park, and covered the three lakes of Rother Valley, Treeton and Ulley.

The winner was followed home by Louise Lowe in a time of 2:05:49, Dennis Learad in 2:07:55, Helen Callender and Julie White both recording a time of 2:26:33

Clowne Road Runner John Ashmore completed the 70.3 Ironman UK.

Held in Exmoor National Park, he finished the gruelling race in 7:24:44, despite very hot conditions.

The first section was a 1.2 mile swim with Ashmore recording a time of 41:59 followed by a bike ride of 56 miles in a time of 4:08:34 and a half marathon to finish, in a time of 2:21:44.

Paul Sadler travelled to the Isle of Skye and ran the half marathon finishing in a time of 1:36:00.

He followed this a week later by running the undulating course of the Pudsey 10km, recording a time of 49:22 and finishing the race in 100th position.

Graham Worsfold and Helen Callender travelled to Pontefract to run the 5km Park Run with Graham recording a time of 19:20, and Helen clocking 23:59.

They completed the week’s running by competing in the local Rotherham race, the Kimmy Kanter.

Worsfold crossed the line in 20th position in a time of 33:11, and his club-mate Callendar followed in a time of 43:47

Steve Battle, Clowne’s ultra specialist, travelled to Gloucester and ran a 24-hour race.

He recorded over 105 miles in the ollotted time, and finished eighth overall.

Mark Baldwin travelled to Grantham and ran the Summer Solstice 10k in a time of 49:00, and the Mansfield 5km Park Run in a time of 23:16.

Ged Naylor travelled to Nottingham and was the lone Clowne Road Runner in the Richard Belton 5km track event, finishing 12th in a time of 18:38.

The Clowne Road Runners Clowne ‘handicap race’ will take place at 7.30pm on 4th July, followed by a pie and pea supper.

Entry forms are now online for the 2014 Clowne Half Marathon.

For information, or to enter the race, which will take place on Sunday 23rd November, visit http://www.clowneroadrunners.org/