Jason and Rob earn plaudits after impressive showings

Jason Bennett finished a highly respectable 15th in a 200-strong field during the recent seven-mile Langley Road Race.

Bennett, enjoying a fine debut season with Buxton, finished in 44 minutes, 32 seconds.

Another AC runner enjoying his best season ever is Rob White and he travelled to Scarborough to take part in the Yorkshire Coast 10K looking to make a big impact.

He did just that by claiming a seventh-placed finish thanks to a time of 35 minutes, 19 seconds.

Elsewhere, the Wirksworth Undulator, an eight-and-a-half-mile fell race, saw five hardy Buxton runners taking part in the event, with Mark Halsey leading the team home in 22nd place from a field of 80 runners.

Next home was Aleks Kashefi in 36th position, then Ian Francis 41st, Gayle Hammond 48th and Helen Brunt 52nd.

Newly-returned members (and founder members of the Club) Chris & Angela Bent have just come back from France where they ran a 14.3K mountain race “La Piste des Trubucayre’ in the Pyrenees.

Angela came home with the over-60 prize, finishing the event in 1.42.12, whilst husband Chris finished in 1.49.53.

The ‘Dusk til Dawn’ long distance event, a gruelling 50-mile race with some 9,000 feet of climbing and held out of Losehill Hall at Castleton, starts as dusk falls.

Long distance specialist Simon Moorhouse successfully complete the race in his best time of 13 hours and 6 minutes, while Aleks Kashefi also managed to avoid being captured by the ‘Grim Sweeper’, finishing in 14 hours and 18 minutes.

Buxton-based Clare Holdcroft also took part and came home in 13 hours and 16 minutes.

From a sizeable field of 170 runners, Steve Claye continues to impress at the 5K Parkrun event at Marple.

Finishing in 13th place, Steve recorded a time of 21.02.

17-year-old Alfie Bayley, who is enjoying a successful first cross country season, is steadily improving his times at the 5K distance, getting ever closer to Dad Pete, as he recorded a personal best of 24.00, with Pete finishing in 22.40.

The popular ‘Dream on Mile’ Club Championship event, a measured mile around the Pavilion Gardens, took place last week, and all 30 runners recorded times under 8 minutes, a impressive reflection on how well Club Members are performing.

First home in a time of 5 minutes and 4 seconds was Rob White, closely followed by Jake Fearn in 5.07.

First lady home was Rachel Chatwin in 6.02 and hot on her heels was the every-improving Annemarie Claye in 6.04.