Buxton AC among the prizes in Taddington Lanes race

GOING WELL -- Buxton AC trio (from left) Ben Light, Jason Brunnock and Jason Bennett in the leading pack at the Taddington Lanes race.
GOING WELL -- Buxton AC trio (from left) Ben Light, Jason Brunnock and Jason Bennett in the leading pack at the Taddington Lanes race.
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Two prestigious prizes were won by runners from Buxton and District Athletics Club at the popular, annual Taddington Lanes Four-Mile Race.

Buxton were well represented by 19 athletes, of whom Jo Bednall was first female home in a time of 30 minutes, 12 seconds, which also landed her the first female over-50 spoils, while Steve Watson claimed the first male over-50 honour in 24.39.

The race was won by Stuart Bond, of Dark Peak, in a time of 21.38, with Chris Peach, from Derby, in second in 22.18. Third was a newcomer to the Buxton area, Alasdair Campbell, who clocked 22.45.

Also impressing for Buxton were Ben Light (7th) in 24.08, Jason Bennett (9th) in 24.28, Jason Brunnock (11th) in 24.51 and Bryan McKenna (12th) in 25.16. In the female over-50 category, Kate Ledin was third in 32.15 and Sheila Bradley fourth in 32.50.

Light followed up his run with a second place at the Hanley Parkrun several days later, recording a time of 17.41. And he completed the hat-trick the next day when finishing seventh at the Bollington Multi-Terrain 10K in 36.41.

He was supported by dad Paul Light, who was 14th at Hanley in 20.14 and 36th at Bollington in 42.30. Rob White also ran at Hanley, finishing 12th in 19.57.

The next monthly Pavilion Gardens 5K in Buxton will be held on Saturday September 12.