IVANHOE Runners’ ladies were celebrating at the National Forest 10k on Sunday after taking the team prize.
South Derbyshire Road Runners were also to the fore with Gerry O’Brien claiming a top 10 finish at Conkers.
O’Brien clocked an excellent 38 minutes and 37 seconds to come home in ninth position.
Rebecca Enion led the triumphant Ivanhoe ladies quartet home, finishing fourth female in a time of 46:16.
Katie Cotton continued her great season to clock 49:00 for 12th.
Victoria Smith was third Ivanhoe counter and 13th lady after recording a new personal best of 49:23.
Super veteran Lynda Revill was not far behind, clocking 49:36 to bag 14th spot in the ladies’ race.
Ivan Arkinstall was the fastest Ivanhoe man home, posting a time of 47:02 for 75th overall.
Richard Bebbington ran well following his Ashby to Rome charity cycle, finishing strongly in 50:18 for 111th.
Seran Bradley and Shirley Marlow completed the Ivanhoe team, clocking 57:42 (249th) and 62:23 (311th) respectively.
South Derbyshire RR had two finishers inside the top 20, with the consistent Andy Orme clocking 40:57 to bag 19th overall to complement O’Brien’s ninth-place finish.
Also enjoying creditable top 100 finishes were teammates Adrian Middleton (48:33) and Nigel Atkins (49:03).
Chris Morton continues to gain valuable racing experience and posted a time of 51:46.
The first South Derbyshire RR female over the line was Laura Storer after clocking 53:56.
Alison Shearer ran well to record a time of 56:25, just ahead of Carolyn Ife in 57:53.
Mark Skidmore was next home in 1:05:33 before Felicity Towns, making a welcome first competitive appearance since having a baby, completed the Derbyshire finishers with a time of 1:12.32.
Mark Powell claimed the race win – finishing more than three minutes ahead of his nearest rival.
The Heanor Running Club athlete completed the 10k race in a swift 33:26.
Barrow Runners’ Ian Cox won the race to claim the runners-up spot, beating Jonathon Burch, of Wigston Phoenix, in a sprint finish.
Cox clocked 35:51 to take second place by two seconds from Burch.
The ladies race was won by Nicki Nealon, of Huncote Harriers, who was 12th overall in 39:23.