Personal bests for young Matlock runners

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There were many personal bests from Matlock Athletic Club members at the monthly No Walk In The Park 5k and 1,500m Parkrun at Queens Park, Chesterfield.

The under-12s tackled the 1,500m course. First home was Freya Lester in 5mins 45secs followed by a close fought sprint finish between Olivia Allen (5-46) and Will Croft (5-47).

Other impressive MAC times included: Sam Sargent (5-53), Alex Currie (6-02), Charlie Ross (6-03), Jacob Jones (6-04), Fergus Turner (6-05), Lucy Kuszynski (6-06), Sophie Hopkinson (6-22), Matthew Foreman (6-33), Molly Ross (6-38), Francesca Turner (6-45) and Logan Fairey (6-56).

The 5k race winner was Richard Start, of North Derbyshire RC, in 16-39 and the first woman home was Helena Schofield, also of North Derbyshire RC, in 19-28.

MAC’s Simon Croft was third in 18-36 and Ian Watson sixth in 19-23. Other times: Craig Allen 19-46, Bob Foreman 20-09 and Molly Gorman 28-23. There were 60 runners

Scott Thompson and his son, Sam, ran the Trelissick Parkrun, Cornwall. Sam was seventh in 19-59 and Scott eighth in 20-15.

MAC’s John Thorpe completed the Derby Ramathon on Sunday at Pride Park Stadium in 1-28-17.

Ted Phillips, in his first half-marathon, recorded 1-48 and mum, Emma, in her fifth recorded 1-55.

On Sunday Chris Howard, did the Cotswold 113 (the Police Sport UK Middle Distance Championships) at Ashton Keynes Water Park in a personal best 5hrs 12mins.

She said: “For once the swim went OK, the bike better, and the run, mostly off-road, around the lakes even better.”

Howard was the second woman overall lady in the PSUK event.