STOCKPORT Harriers’ international runner Steve Vernon was the clear winner of the tough seven-mile Goyts Moss Fell Race, in a time of 42 minutes and 56 seconds.
In second place was former Buxton Athletic Club (AC) runner Lloyd Taggart, now representing Dark Peak, in a time of 45 minutes and 56 seconds.
Buxton AC runners who completed the race were: Darran Hawkins, 18th; Jason Tatton, 35th; Roland Meylan, 67th; Pete Bailey, 75th; and Rob Wallis, 76th.
The first lady finisher was another former Buxton AC runner, Wendy Higginbottom, now running for Pennine.
In the penultimate race of the Staffordshire Moorlands Summer Series, Mark Halsey had a strong run to finish in 33rd place. Second for the club was Sheila Bradley (53rd), followed by Kirsty Forder (79th) and Bev Golden (92nd).
Junior members had another successful evening, with Will Tighe once again leading the Fun Run home, while Tarrau Staden was 18th.
Elliot Meylan, continuing his consistently high standard, finished sixth in the junior race. The final race is at Leek Cricket Club next Thursday, followed by the series presentation.
Pete Bailey travelled to Kent last weekend and took part in one of the nationwide Parkruns, this time at Whitstable. From a field of 113 runners, Bailey had a cracking run to finish 15th overall, in a time of 22 minutes and three seconds.
The club’s celebration event of the Olympic year is the 2012 metre race to be held on Wednesday August 8, starting from the Pavilion Gardens Swimming Pool at 7pm. All club members are welcome to attend.