15/04/2023 - Peak of the Iceberg.
Not all the action was happening at Ashby 20 on the last weekend of March. We kick off today’s report with an update from the Derby 10K, where Kev Laz laid down a solid effort over 6.2 miles, running within 20 seconds of his PB on the same popular city centre course. He was joined by serial front runner Tom Potter, on behalf of his Nottingham university club who snatched not only 4th place but a 50 second PB with a time of 33:18.
Speaking of fabulous PBs, and this one is no April Fool, it was Suzy Parish who tore apart her previous time by more than 16 minutes over the half marathon distance on the first of the month, with a shiny 1:43:01 now against her name from the Monsal Trail event where she also finished 9th female. It was Paul Codd who flew the flag on the other side of the county for us at the Rutland Half marathon. His super time of 1:34:17 earnt him 24th place.
Down south with views out to sea, it was Alex Gillon with an eye-watering performance at the Brighton marathon. Now under the London Marathon events banner, the popular run helped many marathoners achieve their goals, and Alex roared to success with nearly an hour improvement on her time from her 2022 outing, a fabulous 4:11 saw her grinning from ear to ear. We’re so proud of you Alex.
Colin and Jenny Hope had fabulous runs at the Titanic Quarter 10K, sinking their previous best times in spectacular fashion. It was 46:20 for Colin and 55:10 for Jenny at the Northern Irish event. Alistair Chambers set a club course record at the Belvoir Half marathon, finishing 14th in 1:24:22, and also on a solo rampage was Paul Woods, first running the mile at the Derby Dave Denton run in a swift 5:58, and followed on from his warm up with a new personal best over 5K in 18:34.
Patrick Horn took on a different kind of challenge to the roads he’s usually familiar with at the Peak Running Birthday Bash event in the Peak District, catching a beautiful day out on the trails, a challenging 35K of self-navigation with stunning views as the reward. Pat completed the event in 5:31:35 and was 35th male, very well done!
Written by Emily Partridge - last updated on 21/04/2023