White posts brace of PB times

Buxton AC's Rob White, who competed in the London Marathon at the weekend. Photo contributed.
Buxton AC's Rob White, who competed in the London Marathon at the weekend. Photo contributed.

Buxton AC’s Rob White won both the 800m and 5000m at the recent Derbyshire County Championships, establishing a personal best time in both races.

His times were two minutes and eight seconds for the 800m and 16.24 for the 5000m.

Fellow Buxton runners at the event performed well, with Steven Mellor finishing fourth in the under-17s 800m in 2.19, Will Tighe coming home first in the under-13s 1500m, Amy Mellor was first senior woman in the 3k and Sophie Quince was first home in the under-17s 3k.

Ben Light and Sol Clarke both had excellent runs at the Rainow five-mile fell race, with Ben pipping Sol by seven seconds in 39.10; their positions were 23rd and 24th respectively.

In the race Jo Bednall was the first Buxton woman to finish in 44.27.

Jo and Ben were in action again at the first Staffordshire Moorlands Summer Series race held at Tittesworth last week, with Ben clocking 30.10 in 21st position while Jo was first lady over-45 in 35.17.

Other results from Tittesworth were: Kevin Mottram (36.32), Sheila Bradley (37.53), Cris Milton (38.45), Wendy Bainbridge (42.22), Heather Fryer-Winder (45.17).

Elsewhere, Will Tighe was first junior runner home, David Fryer-Winder third and Lucy Bednall second in the aged 11 race.

At the Shutlingsloe Fell Race, held out of Crag Hall at Wildboarclough, international runner Simon Bailey destroyed the rest of the field to win in the fantastic time of 15 minutes and 48 seconds.

Buxton had three senior runners at the race, with Pete Bailey first home in 24.01.

Dave Forshaw was second-fastest with 29.41 and, in his first ever fell race, Andrew Wearden was third after clocking a time of 34.03.

Not to be outdone, junior members of the Club impressed with Louis Forshaw-Perring finishing in 20.29, Joe Uprichard 21.14 and Alfie Bailey 24.28, as the trio showed the seniors how it’s done.

Neil Wainwright travelled to the picturesque Mull of Kintyre to take part in the half marathon and, from a field of 120, came home in an excellent fifth place as first over-50 in a time of 1.29.59.

The next Pavilion Gardens 5K is on Saturday June 14, and will start at 9am from the Burlington Road end of Broad Walk.

For more details, please see buxtonac.org.uk.