Jim Thorneycroft reports - Saturday evening saw the annual running of the Double or Quit or More racehosted by Ilkeston RC around Shipley Park. It's a simple format of a 5 mile
loop and runners having the choice of 1, 2 or (new for this year) 3 laps,
meaning it's 3 races in one event.The 26 degree C heat combined with the prospect of 1100ft ofascent made the shorter distances a tempting proposition but not for the
Matlock duo of Daniel Ashcroft and Jim Thorneycroft who stuck to the plan of completing the fulldistance, although the latter did confess that it was a last second decision to
continue with the third lap. Both were rewarded with top 10 placings, Dan
having a storming finish to overtake his tiring team mate in the final 800m to
finish in 8th place, 2nd MV40 in 1-54-18 and one place ahead of Jim in 9th, 1st MV60 in 1-54-37. Niceto have a Saturday evening race, it's very well organised, lots of Marshals and
thankfully 2 water stations on each lap.