Local athletes compete in the Great North Run

Matlock Athletics Club


A calm evening greeted runers for the Chevin Hill Race starting from Milford Social Club..

In the junior race and in the club Grand Prix series, MAC’s Toby Gill was second overall in 11.39 and Bronwyn Lessiter third in 12.00, Michaela Dick fourth in 12.04 and Rhys Lessiter seventh in 15.o5.

In the senior race Ian Phillips took the win in 18.18 with Ben Cartwright second in 18.41. Mick Moorhouse was first MV60.

The Great Longstone Chase on September 5 saw MAC’s Billy Cartwright seventh overall in 30.44 and Richard Bradbury tenth and third MV40 in 31.24. SImon Brister was 45th and first MV65.

On Sunday, five MAC runners travelled to take part in the latest of the RunDerby series, with Simon Croft, Peter Wilmot, Jim Thorney croft, Dennis Belbin and Jan Forrester all recording good times - Wilmot managing to secure a personal best time in the process.

Meanwhile, the Great North Run on Sunday saw three Matlock AC runners take part among the 57,000 total competitors.

Andy Lessiter finished 1,154th in 1.32.59, Anthony Lester 11,274th in 1.58.55 and Julie Goodwin also finished but chip time issues meant no time was recorded.

Bakewell Hurriers

Also competing in the Great North Run were several members from the Bakewell Hurriers - all of whom gained top half finishes.

Jenny Parker was fastest ahead of Gill Bowler, with Mike Hillam, Sara Barrett and Di Sloan - who has also competed in the Reykjavik and Berlin half marathons - all running well.