We start with our regular fell running duo of Jordan Street and Ian Brookes, who ran the Bamford Carnival Fell Race on Wednesday, with Jordan finishing in 16th place in 34:13 and Ian 43:14 for 112th place.
There was a great CRR turn-out for the Hardwick 10K on Thursday, over a “lumpy” course, shall we say! First home for the Club, in 6th place overall, was Darren King in 36:17. 8th place went to Lewis Banton in 36:29 and 13th, in a big PB, to Matt Martin with his 37:08.
Behind them came Dan Harpham in 43:29 and a 2 minute course PB; Mike Brown 45:45; Paul Sadler 47:02 and Hannah Sharpe 47:07 - 7th Female and 2:30min course PB. Steve Hattersley finished in 47:39; Matt Taylor’s 49:39 and Paul Taylor’s 49:41 maintained Pilsley village pride. Julie King came in on 53:37; Ellis Hewitt 53:57; Craig Lockett 56:34; Allison Preece 56:53; Tracy Jones 57:09; David Goater 57:08; Katy Taylor 57:48; Bridget Hemstock 1:00:29; David Johnson 1:00:43 and Lynn Hazelton 1:09:20.
Friday and it was the Tara Kinder Memorial 10K which Louise Lowe finished in 46:41. Ellis Hewitt took family bragging rights with his 51:52; followed by Kim Abbott in 59:51; Sally Cocking 1:03:57 and Marie Hewitt in 1:09:26.
To Parkrun and a slightly belated report (my fault entirely) from Jim McIntosh who recently ran Selby Park Run, the first ever Clowne Road Runner to venture there. He goes on to report that it’s “…run on the perimeter track of what used to be RAF Burn and is reputedly the flattest park run in the country, the overall change in elevation being a mere 3 feet. Inspired by this, I was hoping for a sub-29 minute run and a 2019 PB at least. However the hot weather took its toll and I recorded a time if 29:15. I'd recommend the run, it's an hour from Clowne in the car. The out and back course is as flat as the proverbial pancake, albeit views could be better. The main Selby to Goole railway line runs nearby which is exciting for the train-spotters in our ranks (you know who you are ☺).”
Over in Wales, Michael and Sandra Lees ran and coached a friend to her first Parkrun finish at the Porthcawl Parkrun.
It was a warm morning in Grimsby (as begins so many a romantic tale!) for the popular Orsted Grimsby 10K on Sunday. Holly Page was first home for the Club in 49:16 and a Club Bronze Standard; Lindsay Baker clocked 54:38 and Lynn Hazelton 1:08:11.
Meanwhile, further north it was the 40th running of the very scenic Northumberland Coastal Half Marathon. First home for CRR was Lewis Banton in 01:25:31 – for 13th place overall in a field of 1000 runners. Adrian Kirkham finished in 01:47:58; Paul Sadler 01:53:19; Steve Hattersley 01:55:30; Hannah Sharpe 01:57:24; Neil Inns 01:59:59; Gillian Carter 02:19:16; Michael Burr 02:34:41 and Angela Kirkham 02:51:19.
Well done all!