Louis posts top-three finish at Glossop Festival

Louis Forshaw-Perring, of Buxton AC.
Louis Forshaw-Perring, of Buxton AC.

Louis Forshaw-Perring, one of Buxton’s rising stars, showed his form at the Chunal Fell Race at the weekend where he stormed to a third place finish.

The three-mile race, from the Grouse Inn in Glossop, was race one of the three-day Glossop Festival of Running.

Buxton’s team was completed by Roland Meylan (21st place) and David Forshaw (30th place).

Also on the fells, this year’s Kinder Downfall Fell Race attracted well over 250 runners.

The scenic route across the Kinder Plateau covers 2,000ft of ascent in 9.5 miles.

First Buxton finisher was Sol Clark in sixth place overall.

Next home was Jason Bennett (26th), followed by Bryan McKenna (31st) and Mark Quince (32nd).

Joanne Bednall finished as 13th female overall while Mark Pursell finished in 16th place, running for Pennine Fell Runners.

Elsewhere, a trio of 10K events brought success for Buxton runners.

Sol Clark again produced a great run to take fourth place at the Chatsworth 10K, where Amy Wadsworth finished as seventh female.

At the Liverpool Spring 10K Rachel Chatwin won the Vet-40 prize, while Kate Ledin was awarded the Vet-50 prize at the Battersea 10K.

Buxton AC continued their fine showing at the tough Lyme Park Parkrun, with first place for Ben Light in a new personal best of 18.55.

Paul Tutt took fifth place, with Paul Light coming home in 13th place.

New personal bests were also recorded by Alfie Bailey and Leo Dearden.

This Saturday Buxton’s monthly Pavilion Gardens 5K returns, with a 9am start from the Burlington Road end of the Broad Walk.

The friendly, traffic-free event is open to runners of all ages and abilities, and newcomers are particularly welcome.