Runners take to the hills for challenging fell race

FOUR Matlock Athletics Club runners were put through their paces recently at Brassington for the challenging 4.5-mile, 600-feet ascent fell race.

First home for Matlock AC, in eighth place, in 33:43 and first 50-plus male, was Simon Brister.

He was followed by John Birch, 18th in 34:37, James Thorneycroft, 28th in 38:02, and Julie Goodwin, 37th in 40:28.

This was the fourth running of the race and 64 runners completed the course.