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MATLOCK AC athletes have been making the most of the dry summer to achieve some fine results in the fell running season.

After winning the Chatsworth 10km race in May, Christine Howard followed Matlock’s Karl Webster at the Cromford Festival Fell race for another victory.

Webster took the overall race win in 22 minutes, while second lady was Edinburgh University’s Fran Cummings, better known for her hockey playing with Matlock Baileans but showing great promise on the running scene.

Club juniors John Webster and Elizabeth Webster achived boy and girl victories in the one- mile challenge race.

The following day, Howard extended her distance with the tougher Kinder Trog Race, a 17-mile classic taking in most hills within reach of Kinder Scout and Hayfield.

Again she led the ladies home in 2hrs 15 minutes, two minutes outside her 2002 course record.