Dan’s top dash
MATLOCK AC runner Dan Haworth won this year’s Dovedale Dash in a cracking time 25 minutes, 41 seconds, only 40 seconds outside Gary Booty’s course record of 40.01 from 1995.
Haworth was second last year.
Second this time went to Harry Holmes from Pudsey & Bramley AC in 26.05, while Alex Ediker (Burton AC), in third, was also the fastest under-18 in 26.09.
For the second year running, the fastest woman – also the quickest under-18 girl – was Matlock AC’S Elsbeth Grant, 48th overall in 31.42.
Also taking a title for the second year was the fastest under-14 boy, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pupil Patrick Welsh, 46th overall in 31.34. Derby AC’S Poppie Mead was first under-14 girl (35.31).
Second place man Harry Holmes splashes through the Dove early in the race (left), while QEGS pupil Patrick Welsh was the fastest under-14 boy. PICTURES: Ian Hodgkinson, Picture It.