Club sees all-time high in number of female members

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These are heady days for the female contingent of Buxton Athletic Club.

Not only is membership amongst women at its highest ever, 40 in total, they are also racking up good results to boot.

The women’s cross country team in particular have caught the eye.

At this year’s Staffordshire Moorlands Summer Series, a team consisting of Sheila Bradley, Cris Milton and Jenny Johnson finished in third place overall.

Sheila took the first female over-55 place while Cris was second in the female over-60 category.

At the Derwent River Relays, held out of Belper, the team of Julie Riley, Jane Jackson, Sarah Sewell and Gayle Johnson came away with the veteran team prize.

With the 2014 cross country season fast approaching, the Club is hoping for a successful year in the North Staffordshire League where they will be competing in Division One having gained promotion last year.

A pre-season warm-up for all members will be held on a new course on Wednesday September 3, when the Club Championship cross country race will be held from Grin Low (7.15pm).

On the roads and trails, Rachel Chatwin has won several races in her age category, amongst them the Mobberley Round the Ringway five-mile and the Milnbrook Monster 10K.

Elsewhere, Emma Wentworth, just weeks after the birth of her baby son Freddie, lowered her Club Veteran 5K record to 22 minutes, 33 seconds.

On the fells, Jo Bednall has been consistently first in her age group throughout the season while, together with fellow club members Bev Golden and Helen Brunt, is closely competing for the Club’s female 2014 fell champion title.

New members, male and female, can visit buxtonac.org.uk for more details.