Matlock runners in fine form

Matlock AC Round-up

Saturday’s latest Whitworth Thread 5k saw Billy Cartwright win in 17.23, with Simon Croft in second. Elspeth Grant, 12, was first female home in 20.53.

The second race in the North Mids Cross Country in Kettering saw Joseph Currie 39th of 69 in the U11 mixed race while Joe Hallas and Jacob Cousins were sixth and 21s respectively in the U15s.

At Sherwood Pines, a 10k trail race saw Matlock’s Jackki Simmons complete a muddy course in 1:03.38.

Race two of five in the Booths Decorators League took place at Chaddesden Park in Derby on Sunday. MAC had 29 runners lining up and three finished in the top ten - Colin Davenport fifth in 25.25, Billy Cartwright sixth in 25.51 and Ben Cartwright tenth in 26.34.

Mick Moorhouse was first MV60, Clive Russell first MV70 and Jan Forrester first LV60.

Matlock AC will host race three at Bakewell Showground on November 30, the team leading in each of the the men, ladies and combined events so far.