This weekend was at times one of the wettest we’ve ever seen

To borrow an incisive quote from Donald Trump, this weekend was at times “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water” .

On Saturday, before the rain arrived, Jackie Rookes scored an excellent Bronze Award winning PB at Rother Valley Parkrun, finishing in 28:19.

Meanwhile, over on the coast at Ravenscar, Darren King was running in the 15 mile Coastal Half Marathon including “a few knocks” and he knocked the competition “into a cocked hat” with his overall victory in the race finishing in 1:53:00, some 7 minutes ahead of the second place runner.

Also on Saturday, at a very wet “Fell’n’Back” 10.5 mile fell race in aid of Buxton Mountain Rescue and run across a course taking in 3 counties – yes, you guessed it – Richard Hind was representing the Club and finished in 1:54:46.

Sunday’s running starts at the Cusworth 10K where Sally Cocking finished in 1:06.

At the Robin Hood Half Marathon, Paddy Abbott scored a distance PB with his 1:49:50 finish  and Annie Morton finished in 1:55:42.

Also on Sunday, over in Germany, although hampered by injury, Chris Amery still got the job done, with his 3:38:19 finish in the Berlin Marathon.

Finally, at a soggy Tissington Trail Half Marathon, Steve Hattersley was first home for the Club in 1:40:39. Giles Searby finished in a 2 min distance PB time of 1:51:35. David Johnson also scored a distance PB with his 2:00:47 finish and Suzanne Leusby finished in 2:04:08.

Well done all!