John beats his dad as runners converge for Easter 5k race

Matlock runner Ben Cartwright was pipped into second place in the Not The Peat Pits Fell Race on Easter Sunday.
Matlock runner Ben Cartwright was pipped into second place in the Not The Peat Pits Fell Race on Easter Sunday.

Matlock Athletics Club Round-up

There was a strong turnout for the No Walk in the Park 5k at Queens Park in Chesterfield on Easter Saturday.

For Matlock AC, John Webster beat his dad to take eighth place in 18.26, Karl Webster with 18.35 in 11th. Daniel Ashcroft was 31st in 20.48 and Toby Gill 20.52. The winner was Paul Sorell of North Derbyshire in 17.36.

The first lady was Sam Iliffe of North Derbyshire in 19.32 while Matlock’s Christine Howard was second lady and first LV40 in 19.46.

In the 1,500m children’s run, Michaela Dick led in a field of 40 runners and Lizzie Webster was third.

There were good weather conditions for race two in the FRA English Junior Championship race at Pendle, Barley in Lancashire on Saturday, although the ground was heavy and very muddy.

There were some excellent results from the Matlock AC brothers, Alex and Joseph Currie. Alex came eighth in a field of 42 in the U8s and Joseph in the U12s in a field of 89.

After three changes of venue, David Denton’s Easter Sunday Not the Peat Pits Woods Fell Race (approx. 6.75k) finally took place from The Bluebell Inn, Farnah Green.

The winner was Jason Burgess of Staffs Moorlands AC in 28.40, just pipping MAC’s Ben Cartwright, who was leading for some of the race, into second place in 28.51.

Eighth was Craig Allen in 31.14, tenth Kieran Allanson in 31.28, 28th and first MV60 Mick Moorhouse in 36.25 and 53rd Nick Harrison in 41.35.

First lady was Emma Gould of Mercia FR in 31.16. There were 91 runners.

On March 29th, Daniel Ashcroft took part in the Braintree 5 (Skyline 120), which covers a slightly undulating course over five miles on a mixture of roads and trails starting and finishing near Great Notley Country Park near Braintree, Essex.

Although the rain held off for most of the race, the wind was unrelenting, especially in the final half mile when it became a battle against the rain, the hill and the headwind.

DanieI finished in 65th in 35.57. The winner was Mark Sanford in 27.27 and first lady was Sarah Louise Jeffery of Southend on Sea AC in 33.25.

Peter Wilmot took part in the Spitfire 20 at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Dunsfold Pk, Cranleigh, Surrey, famous for being the Top Gear test track.

In tough conditions, he had a great run gaining 70th place in 2.25.41.

The Lad’s Leap Fell Race (9.5k/518m) took place from Crowden campsite near Woodhead and for MAC Mick Moorhouse finished second MV60 in 70.21.

There were 111 runners, the winner being Stuart Bond of Dark Peak FR in 48.07.