Laurie Croft reports on Peat Pit Woods FR on Easter Sunday -
The thought of chocolate consumption and a lack of rain spurred a few Matlock AC runners on to have a go at Dave Denton’s Peat Pit Woods Fell Race.
In the U9’s Phoebe Hopkinson started the morning off with a 1k there and back. Followed by the main event, a one (2.4km) lap of the woods for the U11s and a two lap (4.8km) for the U13, juniors and seniors. The U11s Race was won by Oliver Bailey of Mercia AC in a time of 10:13, 2nd Will Croft in 10:35 and 3rd Freya Lester in 10:40. In the two lap race James Briggs was 2nd JM in 22:14 and Sophie Hopkinson was 2nd U13W in 23:05. The Senior Race was won by Kenny Melton of Shelton Striders in 17:29. Oliver Brocklehurst (14th) 21:02, James Eaton (24th) 22:38, Mark Jackson, Kathryn Berrisford (58th) 26:26, Laurie Croft (79th) 29:00 and John Hopkinson (Sophie’s Dad, 81st) 29:17. .