London Marathon Race Report

London Marathon

London MarathonThere’s only really one place we can start this week’s race report and that’s down at the London Marathon where our band of 5 took on this year’s event.

The streets of London proved to be paved with gold for Darren King who finished in a phenomenal 2:36:02, first male VET50, Gold Club Standard and inside the top 250 overall. 🙌

Malc Stapleton scored a Silver Standard with his 3:09:24. Natalie Crofts finished in 3:25:31. Karen Shipman in 3:46:27 and Neil Yewman in 4:09:22, a massive PB of an hour and 9 minutes.

Longhorn HM

Meanwhile, at the Longhorn HM Mike Brown achieved a 20-minute course PB with his 1:38:19 coming in 8th overall and 2nd in age category.

Kinder Downfall

Those enjoying a hill or two were to be found either at the Kinder Downfall Race (a 10 mile race taking in the Pennine Way, Kinder downfall, and Edale) where Michelle Needham finished in 1:44:00 and Richard Hind in 1:48:14;

Wirksworth InclineWirksworth Incline

At the Wirksworth Incline Race where Dan Harpham came in on 32:24, Ellis Hewitt on 39:34 and Alison Preece 40:16 over the 4.5 mile trail course.


At Saturday’s Parkruns, Steve Hattersley scored a 21:44 PB at Clumber Park. It was a rare all CRR podium at Poolsbrook with Matt Martin first across the line in an impressive 18:24 PB closely followed by Jordan Street on 18:43 and Peter Twigg on 18:46. Michael Burr came in on 27:56.

Well done all!