Athletes compete at Tansley Hill Run

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THE weather was once again kind as this year’s Tansley Hill Run took place in near perfect conditions.

The record for the 4.3-mile race had stood for the last five years but it was broken in fine style by 21-year-old Joel Stevens from Wirksworth RC who reduced it by a whole 25 seconds, returning a time of 25 minutes 46 seconds.

Second was junior Kristian Edwards from Tamworth AC – last year’s winner. Third was veteran (over 50) Mick Stenton from Dark Peak Fell Runners, who has participated in the race for many years.

First lady was Jenny Reed from Matlock AC in a time of 31:17, followed by Sandy Grimes from Wirksworth RC in 34:13.

Category winners were Alan Pickering, Julie Goodwin, Mike Wallis, Neville Boler, Christine Middleton and juniors Alice Spencer and Josh Fern.

As usual the event drew a fair number of Tansley runners, winners being Ben Cartwright, Sue Allen, Peter Wilmot and Angela Colmar.

Presentations were made at the ever-popular après-race gathering at The Gate, where contestants and helpers enjoyed drinks and a barbecue.

The Hill Run, together with the Family Fun Run held on the same evening raised £365 for Tansley Village Hall Restoration Fund.