Jim Thorneycroft reports -
A trio of MAC's went to Uttoxeter on Sunday to tackle a half marathon. This is a race that forms part of the 'Uttoxeter Festival of Running' along with a 10k and a junior 2k and all 3 start and finish in the centre enclosure of Uttoxeter NH racecourse.
And a bit of an old school race it was too with no chip timing. As for the race, well it was hot and hilly along quiet country lanes around Uttoxeter and Marchington. Andy Mellor led the team home and shows he's coming to the boil nicely for the White Peak Marathon by finishing in an excellent 52nd position in 1-38-51. Simmering along in 58th place came Jim Thorneycroft in 1-40-50 with Daniel Ashcroft feeling the heat in 67th with a 1-42-39.
The race win was taken by Carl Moulton of Boalloy RC in 1-14-21 with Stone Marathon Master Joanne Bentley claiming the ladies win 1-33-45. A total of 293 completed the course.