SOUTH Derbyshire Road Runners’ Louise Insley, Shane Chapman and Steve Leafe all recorded personal bests at the Wilne 10k
In conditions that were conducive to quick running and over a flat, fast two-lap course, Insley continued her superb recent form to record a chip time of 38:03 for sixth place in the women’s race, first place in the Derbyshire AAA and Midlands Masters Championships and second place in the Midlands Champs, which were all incorporated in the overall race.
Shane Chapman has developed brilliantly this season and his time of 39 minutes, 31 seconds was good enough for 136th place out of 835 finishers.
Steve Leafe’s performance of 42:07 and a top 200 finish was just reward for the hardworking stalwart.
In between those top performances, Chris Mason was in steady form to record 39:44 for 140th place.
Mason’s performance was also good enough to clinch the overall MV60 prize and first place in the Midlands Masters Vets Championship.
Paul Chapman, who continues to improve with every race, ran well to finish in 152nd position in a time of 40:21.
Andy Orme, despite being in the middle of heavy training for the upcoming Chester Marathon, put in another consistent performance to record 41:13 for 168th place.
Although not recorded as a personal best in the formal Run Britain results, club records indicate that Jack Leafe’s 41:52 was also a PB for the distance, and the youngster has the ability to significantly further amend his 10k times in the near future.
Samantha Skidmore was next to cross the finishing line for the club in a hard run 51:08, followed by Nicola Thompson.
Thompson got in some excellent training for the Birmingham Half Marathon in October by running 54:48.
Mark Skidmore completed the finishers for the club with a 66:00 run.