Buxton AC runner Rob continues purple patch

From left: Danny Feely, Rob White, Frank Golden and Sheila Bradley. Photo contributed.
From left: Danny Feely, Rob White, Frank Golden and Sheila Bradley. Photo contributed.
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BUXTON Athletic Club runner Rob White continued his purple patch by finishing in joint first place in the club’s Carnival 5m last week.

White, along with new member Andrew McMaster, finished in a time of 31:47. First home for the ladies was Emma Havenhand (39:42), closely followed by Bev Golden (39:52).

Runners who took part in Buxton Athletic Club's 5m Championship race. Photo contributed.

Runners who took part in Buxton Athletic Club's 5m Championship race. Photo contributed.

l The latest race in the Junior Club Championships was at Cressbrook, when the under-14 boys took first, second and third place in their race, while Lauren Wilshaw and sister Heather finished first in the under-eight and under-ten categories respectively.

Two senior runners - Mark Halsey (14th) and Roland Meylan (22nd) - took part in the main event.

The next event in the Junior Championships will be on Saturday at Burbage Primary School, with the race starting at 11am.

A fun run for younger children will also be held.

l A number of club members took part in half marathons over the weekend.

In the White Peak Half Marathon, Rob White cruised home in fourth place in an excellent time of 01:18:56, ahead of Danny Feely (01:30:33), Frank Golden (01:39:14), Sheila Bradley (01:40:31), Jenny Johnston (01:49:05) and Bev Golden (01:51:34).

Over at Eyam, Steve Kenworthy finished the half marathon event in a time 01:49:04.

Other Buxton runners were Adam Snowden (02:01:42 and first Male Vet Over-70) and Bill Alsop (02:02:09).

In her first event at the distance, Ros Barratt finished the White Peak Marathon in 113th place, in a time of 04:11:10, while fellow club member Jason Tatton finished in 72nd place (03:48:01).

l The standards were high in the Shining Tor Fell Race, held out of the Goyt Valley, which this year incorporated the Inter Counties Fell Championships.

Steve Vernon, from Greater Manchester, won the race, while results for Buxton AC runners were: Andrew McMaster (135th), Mark Halsey (152nd), Pete Bailey (188th) and Dave Forshaw (230th).

Also on the Fells recently was the Mount Famine race, with fiends Pete Bailey and Dave Forshaw finishing 59th and 113th respectively.