WITH some members partying on into the night at the Ivanhoe Runners’ awards evening, it could have been a depleted team that turned up for the latest round of the Derby Runner Cross Country League at Grace Dieu.
As it was, Ivanhoe again had a turn-out of 30 runners.
Ramzi Sidani finished first for the club, coming 54th overall in a time of 35mins 6secs. Zak Meakin came in next in 65th overall with a time of 35:43.
As Meakin is a second claim member for the club he did not count in the team score, with Ian Bolton the next counter coming 82nd in 36:24, with Martin Yeomans next in 99th in 37:19. Gerard Eivors finished next, placing 107th in 37:38, with Nick Rowles not too far behind, coming 119th in 39:16.
An Ivanhoe ‘bunch’ finished close together next, with Andy Jeyes coming 232nd, Dave Morse 234th, Andy Pawley 235th and Roger Beavan 236th.
Kev Wright was not far behind, 250th, followed by John Shaw in 255th, Alan Edwards in 269th and Keith Baron in 300th. Tim Sturla (315th) and Karl Saville (321st) completed the team.
Ivanhoe men came 16th out of 21 teams.
Lucy Arkinstall came in first for Ivanhoe ladies in an ace ninth place in 40:13.
Rosie Dear was next in 43rd in a time of 43:56, with Zoe Allery close on her heels coming 45th in 44:06. Harr-iet Roberts was just behind Allery in 46th in a time of 44:13, and due to her running second claim Laura Graves became the club’s fourth counter in 76th in a time of 47:04.
Tracey Smith got 80th in 47:13, with Victoria Smith also having a great run, coming 85th in 48:05.
Teresa Talbott was next, 99th, with Amanda Bradbury 100th and Ellie Shaw 101st.
Ali Sturla was next in 50:42, coming 110th, with Sally Jeyes 123rd in 52:07, Heather Swan in 128th with a time of 53:19 and Lucy Roberts completing a fantastic team effort to come 131st in 54:17.
There were 20 women’s teams competing and Ivanhoe came 10th with Barrow coming first. Overall, Ivanhoe came 16th out of 19 teams, with Hermitage first.