Alan Talbot sets new club record for Buxton Athletics Club

Doncaster Athletic Club round-up
Doncaster Athletic Club round-up

Six Buxton AC runners have been in half marathon action from as far a field as Surrey and Tyne and Wear.

Rob White and Elizabeth Nocton were part of a field of over 57,000 athletes who completed the Great North Run last Sunday.

White finished the iconic race from Newcastle to South Shields in a season’s best time of 1:16.18 and was a highly respectable 86th overall.

Despite being unable to train for the race due to an ongoing injury, Nocton achieved her goal of a sub 2hr finish, completing the 13.1 mile race in 1:57.32.

A little further south at the Vale of York Half Marathon, two Buxton AC athletes ran personal best times over the fast and flat course.

Sol Clark finished 27th in 1:17.37, with Alan Talbot 328th in 1:37.33.

Talbot was 3rd M65 and smashed his previous PB by over six and a half minutes, setting yet another over 65 club record into the bargain. Talbot now holds the Club 5K, 5mile, 10K, half marathon and marathon records.

Down in Surrey, Jason Bennett ran the Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon. It’s not a course for a PB, but Bennett ran a brilliant race to finish fifth overall and take the 1st Male Veteran prize in 1:29.09.

Finally, this Sunday, Jon Sewell raced the English Half Marathon in Warrington. He also set a new PB, taking one minute and twenty seconds off his previous best to finish in 1:26.20.

On Saturday, Lantern Pike Fell Race concluded the ‘Hayfield Series’; nine races that take place in and around the town. Five Buxton runners competed in enough races to complete the series.

Alasdair Campbell finished tied for 1st place in the Men’s competition with Nat Winfield, both ending on five points. In the women’s competition, Jo Bednall was the clear winner on 23 points. Richard Bouglas, Pete Bailey and Elizabeth Nocton were the other finishers.

On Wednesday evening, Campbell also put in a winning performance in the inaugural Buxton AC 5000m Championships over at the Tupton Hall School running track in Chesterfield. He won the men’s race in 15:35 with Rob White 2nd in 16:27 and Jake Fearn 3rd in 17:19.

Amy Clark won the women’s race in 23:14; a fantastic performance considering she gave birth to her first child less than three months ago.

Sheila Bradley took 2nd place in 23:49 with Elizabeth Nocton third in 24:05.”