No rest for runners

IT may be summer but the Clowne Road Runners are not taking a holiday just yet.

The club has had some impressive results in the past couple of weeks, including the Lakeland 50-mile extravaganza, an annual event in the Lake District.

For those brave enough to smile through the inevitable pain of running a route which can only be described as gargantuan at least the scenery can promise a real racing treat.

James Clarke completed the Lakeland 50 in 16 hours, 13 minutes and 55 seconds, and Edward Hurst, amazingly, finished only a second behind him.

They achieved 239th, and 240th positions.

On 24th July, Jackie Robson took part in the Great Hucklow Fell Race. Spurred on by gorgeous weather, Robson finished in one hour and 13 minutes.

Lewis Banton has been racing well, running the Sheldon Fell Race, James Herriot County Trail Race, the Bradwell Fell Race and the Stoney Middleton Fell Race, in which he came in second position.

He was also privileged to be one of the first ever runners of the Cutthroat Bridge Fell Race, near Ladybower, Derbyshire.

This race, which is just under six miles long, with 1,140 feet of ascent, had its first ever running and Banton came in third place with an excellent time.