Wirksworth Incline FR

1 month 3 days ago #4410 by Jan Forrester
Report from Andy Mellor -92 runners braved the autumnal weather to take part in the Incline Race, organised (excellently) by Wirksworth Running Club. The pre-event weather was fairly atrocious, but Wirksworth had cleverly factored in the clocks going back, so at 10:58 the rain stopped and the sun came out. Perfect! The race is a shortish 6.6k, and half of that is downhill. Traditionally the route takes runners from the glamour of one of Wirksworth’s premier industrial estates, past the stone centre and up to the trig point. This year the route was changed due to livestock near the Trig point. But the elevation and distance were similar to previous years.The change in route means that the winner technically set a new course record. And the deserving recipient of that smugness went to MAC’s very own Colin Davenport in 26:44. MAC also shone in the junior category with James Briggs and Amelia Corke both winning the junior male and female categories. Not only did they dominate the junior categories, but both finished within the top 20 – a credit to the club.Also in the prizes, Louise Rowley scooped first F40, Colin Davenport was first MV40 with Simon Fisher first in the Male Senior category.Other MACs included David Miller (4th place), Ian Watson (9th), John Thorpe (10th), Karl Webster (14th), Andy Mellor (20th), Nick Gant (25th), Scott Thompson (28th), Matt Govan (30th), Dale Peakall (41st), Sally Owen (78th) and Les Thurston (82nd).Great to see so many supporting a local club.

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