ADAC mem­bers tackle 20-mile Der­byshire race

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ADAC Lady­bower race

Five ADAC run­ners headed to Der­byshire last week­end to take part in the Lady­bower 20-mile race (ac­tu­ally 20.9 miles).

This race was part of the Lady­bower se­ries with two races tak­ing place – a 20-mile race and a 50-mile ul­tra race.

This was a trail race with most of the race be­ing run on for­est fire roads.

The route was around the Der­went reser­voir and the scenery was stun­ning.

The weather con­di­tions for the first part of the race were per­fect, dry and cool with a light breeze but later on the heav­ens opened and all com­peti­tors got a good soak­ing.

First home for ADAC was Kevin Plum­mer in a fan­tas­tic time of 2.42 and eighth over­all, Ruth Grif­fith and Janet Pri­est­ley fol­lowed in 3.32 and Ni­cola Kennedy and Louise Hop­per in 4.08.

Louise suf­fered se­vere leg cramp at mile 17 which slowed her and Ni­cola’s fi­nal miles.

The club would like to thank the race or­gan­is­ers for a su­perbly or­gan­ised event which had a very re­laxed and friendly at­mo­sphere.

The race also wel­comed run­ners with their dogs us­ing Cani-cross. Next year the or­gan­is­ers hope to run a 35-mile ul­tra in ad­di­tion to the other two races. Def­i­nitely one to do again with some of the ADAC dogs.

In Der­byshire ADAC run­ners who took part in the Lady­bower race

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