Successful year for runner Steph

Steph Spencer leads the way.
Steph Spencer leads the way.

Middleton-by-Wirksworth runner Steph Spencer has reached the end of her first season as a competitor in the Vet 40 category for Derby AC.

Having come second in the 1,500m and won the 3,000m at the British Masters Indoor Championships in March, Steph, 40, then went on to be second Vet 40 in a 5km road race at Horwich as her team came second overall in the same event, before then coming second again on the 10km track in Oxford.

Last weekend she rounded the season off with a 5,000m win in Birmingham as well as a second in the 1,500m.

Steph has also won races at the Midland Masters and Derbyshire County Championships in 2013.