Lowe wins Chase for Clowne

Gareth Lowe
Gareth Lowe

The Elmton Chase, a running event held in conjunction with the well dressing celebrations at Elmton village, attracted over 120 local athletes.

First home was Clowne Road Runner Gareth Lowe, in a time of 26:05, on a course run on tracks, footpaths and surrounding fields.

There were three Road Runners in the top five, and Clowne took the first male team prize, thanks to Lowe, Dan Page and Peter Twigg, while Ged Naylor won the V2t 50 prize.

Sister club the Worksop Harriers saw Amy Ogden take the first lady prize, and Ogden teamed up with Teresa McPake, and Helen Broughton to win the ladies team prize.

Results: 1st G. Lowe Clowne RR 26.05, 2nd D. Page Clowne RR 1st team 27.32, 5th P. Twigg Clowne RR 1st Team 29.45, 8th G. Naylor Clowne RR Vet 50 30.45, 10th G. Worsfold Clowne RR 30.57, 13th D. Hazelton Clowne RR 31.29, 16th S. Gregory Clowne RR 32.08, 21st D. Brown Clowne RR 32. 34, 23rd P. Sadler Clowne RR 33.03, 27thM. Stapelton Clowne RR 34.10, 30th A. Kirkham Clowne RR 34.37, 36th K. Brown Clowne RR 35.30, 38th M. Waller Clowne RR 35.51, 39th S. Hattersley Clowne RR 35.55, 41st C. Lane Clowne RR 36.00, 45th J. Walker Clowne RR 36.13, 53rd N. Innes Clowne RR 37.00, 60th M. Needham Clowne RR 38.35, 70th R. Butterworth Clowne RR 40.00, 73rd T. Redfern Maltby RC 40.36, 76th K. Taylor Clowne RR 41.02, 78th G. Carter Clowne RR 41.17, 79th H. Callender Clowne RR 41.28, 80th G. Goddard Clowne RR 41.56, 91st P. McPherson Clowne RR 44.30, 93rd L. Hazelton Clowne RR 44.45, 114th A. Kirkham Clowne RR 47.00.

 The Derwent River Relays took place over the weekend, at Belper Rugby Club.

The 5km relays attract the top Derbyshire running clubs and over 78 teams took part.

The Clowne Road Runners senior mens team finished second.

Each team consists of fourmembers and each runner completes a 5km course, almost entirely off road.

The teams allow for all categories of runners and teams can be entered in various combinations of male and female.

Results: CRR Senior Male Gareth Lowe/Darren King/Peter Twigg/Graham Worsfold 71:59, 2nd place; CRR Vet Male Dave Keeling/Mats Rydberg/Dennis Learad/Ged Naylor 90:49; CRR Senior Female Gemma Scougal/Helen Callender/Karen Nigel-Shipman/Michelle Needham 95:11; CRR Vet Female Samantha Coleclough/Louise Lowe/Julie White/Andrea Walker 94:35; CRR Vet Mixed Ged Naylor/Gareth Lowe/Emma Mackie/Louise Lowe 85:18; CRR Vet Mixed Richard Hind/Gemma Hind/Lynn Hazelton/Dave Hazelton 97:05.

Two fell running specialists completed the Kinder Trog, a 16 mile race climbing over 3,490ft and taking in Lantern Pike, Burnt Hill, Mill Hill, Kinder Downfall and Cracken Edge.

First Clowne Road Runner home was Richard Hind in a time of 02:43:06.

He was followed by Simon Gregory 02:58:12.

Hind also completed the Blackamoor Fell Race, a very popular race in the Totley Series, in a time of 53:46.

He finished 52nd.