Road Runner in top 15 at Lincoln 10k

Julie White, Louise Lowe, Chris Lane, Debbie Leese and Suzanne Leusby
Julie White, Louise Lowe, Chris Lane, Debbie Leese and Suzanne Leusby

A Clowne Road Runner finished in the top 15 out of an 8,000 strong field, at this year’s Lincoln 10k race.

The event saw competitors run, jog and walk around a slightly revised route, finishing by the cathedral.

This year was the first time the Lincoln 10k was sponsored by Run for All, part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, whose charity has raised over £7.5 million for good causes.

Clowne Road Runner Dan Page produced another good performance, finishing in 13th position in another personal best time of 33:24.

He was followed by Ged Naylor 38:13, Wayne West 38:29 and John Ashmore 65:09.

Clowne Road Runners ultra fell specialists Richard Hind and Steve Battle took on the challenging Hardmoors 55 mile race.

It starts at Guisborough and follows the Cleveland Way route towards Helmsley.

The route passes over the Cleveland Hills taking in Roseberry Topping and along the crest of the North York Moors before reaching the finish at the Yorkshire market town of Helmsley.

First in for Clowne was Richard Hinds in a sub 12 hour time of 11:39, followed by Steve Battle in 11:46.

Paul Sadler travelled to Thirsk and ran the Thirsk 10 mile, a race that has been going strong for over 30 years.

Sadler completed the race in a time of 67:59, finishing at the main grandstand at Thirsk Race Course.

With the London Marathon just a few weeks away, road runners around the country are taking on their last long run before they start reducing their mileage for race day in London on 26th April.

The Ashby 20 mile is a popular two lap race, often used as a London Marathon warm up, with the course established around the villages of Ashby, Packington, and Measham, and a few hills makes the course a challenging event.

First home for Clowne Road Runners was Louise Lowe in a time of 2:35:04, followed by Chris Lane 2:35:11, Julie White 3:04:03, Debbie Leese 3:11:10 and Suzanne Leusby 3:13:42.

A similar 20 mile race saw Jim Mcintosh complete the Hull 20 in a time of 03:34:20.

The popular 5km parkuns last weekend saw John Profitt run a personal best at Clumber park in a time of 25:13.

Three Clowne Road Runners travelled to Mansfield where Mark Balding completed the course in 22:17.

Clubmates Dave Keeling, in 33:17, and Julie Keeling, 33:16, followed.

For more information on the Road Runners, visit their website at http://www.clowneroadrunners.org/