Rob top of the tree in Pavilion pace test

Rob White of Buxton AC, who went on to win the Pavilion Gardens 5K race.
Rob White of Buxton AC, who went on to win the Pavilion Gardens 5K race.

Spectators at the latest Pavilion Gardens 5K race were treated to a thrilling race between in-form Rob White of Buxton AC and supervet Andy Wilton from Staffordshire Moorlands AC.

Wilton from Staffordshire Moorlands AC.

Rob was in training for next week’s Reykjavik Marathon, and warmed up nicely by posting a winning time of 17 minutes and 11 seconds, with Andy just eight seconds behind in 17.19.

Andy was also the first male over-50, whilst the first lady home and fourth overall in the race was Kerry Marchant from Staffordshire Moorlands in a time of 18.42.

Elsewhere, 13-year-old Louis Forshaw-Perring was the top junior male (sixth place overall) with 19.23, knocking a minute and ten seconds off his personal best for the distance, while 11-year old Amelia Newbould was the quickest junior girl with a time of 25.32.