A good turnout of 57 runners endured the grey drizzle to compete in the 2013 Hallam Chase in Crosspool last week.
Den Bank was greasy but the rest of the route was good underfoot and allowed John Alexander (CGCC) to lead the men home and Katy Bennett (Dark Peak), the ladies. Peter Stenton (Dark Peak) retained the youngest runners prize and Gerry Lax (Dark Peak) the oldest.
Being handicapped, with the slower runners off first and the fastest 10-15 minutess later, the actual fastest runners was David Lunn (Dark Peak) in a time of 24 minutes 22 seconds. John Spencer ranked the runners in the handicap and deserves praise as the runners returned in a good group.
Prizes where donated by local solicitors, Taylor and Emmet. They have helped out for many years; without their generosity the event wouldn’t work as well.
Next year’s event will be on Tuesday 27 May 2014 (and for those who want to prepare its Tuesday 26 May for 2015!)
Thanks also go to Richard Storer and the Hallam Cricket Club for hosting the event, Ian and Judy Thomas for managing the results, plus Les Outwin and David Price for officiating.
The event now has a website www.thehallamchase.org.uk containing event information and recent results. Hallamshire Harriers, who marshal the event, train in Hillsborough Tuesday and Thursday evening and can be contacted via www.hallamshireharriers.co.uk.