Round-up of week's results

1 month 4 weeks ago #4401 by Jan Forrester
Sunday saw thefirst Derby Runner Bdl X Country take place at Shipley Park, Heanor. After the
rain deluge footwear was the main talking point whether it would be spikes or
trail shoe. The sun shone and a gusty wind greeted 21 Macs - 15 men and 6 ladies,
to take on the 4.9 mile course.First back for Macwas Colin Davenport in his new V40 category in 5th closely followed by Toby
Gill making his x country debut in 6th, Jose Rivas Guttierez 9th in his first x
country race, Oliver Lloyd impresses yet again in 20th, Rich Bradbury stepping
from the Fells to x country was 22nd, Simon Fisher 27th, John Thorpe 37th
rounded up first 7 Macs to score, Jack Roach 45th, James Briggs 59th, Nick Gant
73rd, Mick Moorhouse 93rd, Matt Gvn 94th, Geoff Cooper 99th, Dennis Holmes
107th and Les Thurston 174th.The Ladies didn'tdisappoint with Hayley Gill storming round to take 1st Lady and finish a
fantastic 24th o/a, next back Amelia Corke having a great run in 56th Lottie
Riddle 72nd, Louise Rowley 85th, Nicky Dick 151st and Lisa Tink 203rd. On theseperformances we are hoping for good placings for both teams. Also a few age
group wins too.  On Sundayit was the London Marathon with more than 40,000 runners joining some of the
world’s best on the usual course that starts in Blackheath and finishes in the
shadow of Buckingham Palace on The Mall. 
A moment of joy for all when the traditional April date was changed
because of the Pandemic.  The overall
winner was Sisay Lemma in 1 hours 4 mins 03 secs and 1st ladyJoyciline Jepkosgei in 2.17.43.  Taking
their turn on the start line for MAC were Dave Archer 2.25.04, Greg Hopkinson
2.40.26, Ian Watson 3.05.40, Carly Spear 4.11.15 and Kelly Lynn 4.24.14. There
was also a Virtual Marathon for up to 50,000 who have a full 24 hours to
complete the 26.2 mile distance.  MAC’s
Naomi Lou finished in 4 hours 51 mins.  Curbar Commotion Fell Race (16k/415m) start luckily missed the rain but the the heavens openedat the finish. 9 MACs ran. Joe Oldfield was the overall winner in 1:05:17. Sam
Thompson 7th 1:12:26. Matt Nichols was 9th and Stuart Berryman 24th. Bob
Foreman 32nd (1st v60). Nick Gant 49th. Scott Thompson 53rd. Robert Scriven
102nd. Mark Pollak 128th. Pete Wilmot(1.39.36) and son, Sam took on the tough Eyam Half Marathon. Sam was over the
moon to get a PB in 1.48.03, Jacob Hodkin and Dad, Andy Hodkin 1.47.14. Darren
Spibey 1.53.07, Oliver Brocklehurst 1.59.57. The winner was MAC 2nd claim
runner Luke Beresford in 1.20.02. 1st lady Emma Clossick, Steel City Striders in
1.35.30. 289 runners.  Two MAC’s ventured out to take on the top half ofthe Limestone Way Ultra on Sunday 3rd October running the 18 mile route,
starting at Monyash and ending at Hope sports field. The weather was kind for
Mark Elwis and Andrew Haynes allowing them to make hay whilst the sun shined
finishing well before the disruptive showers.Mark Elwis managed to grab 3rd place and 1st V50 ina time of 2:28:08 and Andrew Haynes managed a very respectable 17th place in a
time of 2:54:58 despite having a couple of route choice moments which cost him
a few places.First male home was Andy Charlton (unattached) inan excellent time of 2:17:27 and First Lady home was Marie Boland (unattached)
in an impressive time of 2:44:00.A good day out on a really well organised raceshowing respect for the difficult times we find ourselves racing in at present.    

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