Thirty years for the Clowne Road Runners

Clowne Road Runners celebrating 30 years
Clowne Road Runners celebrating 30 years

Clowne Road Runners celebrated their 30th anniversary with three challenging courses, attracting 80 members and their families.

The first course was over a 30-mile route, with 2,000ft of climbing – starting at Hathersage and finishing at Clowne Community Centre.

For those not as adventurous there was a 15 mile route which started in Chesterfield from the Ashgate Hospice– a chosen charity for members to run for, if not running for their own personal charities.

The third route was a two mile course for parents and children, again finishing at the Clowne Community Centre where food was provided in the evening.

Thanks go to Andy Ward, Brian Banton, Steve Hattersley, Les Banton, Simon Sleeney, and Lewis Banton who recced the course, provided maps, transport to start points, water stations and food.

The Notts 10 mile road race, which is a County Championship race, saw Louise Lowe finish fourth lady in the vet35 category in a time of 69:57.

That earned Lowe her club Bronze standard, along with a personal best.

Graham Worsfold was the lone male Clowne Road Runner, finishing in a time of 68:34 and also clinched a personal best.

The Sinfin 10km classic, which is run around the grounds of Elvaston Castle and Country Park, saw Graham Worsfold 41:15 and Helen Callender 54:55 cross the finish line.

The Handsworth Hobble is a challenging mid-week five mile trail race attracting over 100 local runners.

First home for Clowne was Graham Worsfold in ninth place in a time of 40:40, followed by : 20th Daniel Keeling 43.57, 33rd Andrea Walker 49.53, 40th Helen Callender 52:30, 46th Karen Rawson 53.30, 47th Dave Keeling 54.33, 51st Katy Taylor  59.14.