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Ed Buck and Cloe Hubbard, of Newark Athletics Club, set the pace for Newark

Two runs were described as phenomenal by Newark Athletic Club at the Lincoln 10k.

Cloe Hubbard finished second among competing females in a time of 34-35 and in doing so, moved up the national rankings to grab a place in the top-20 UK women in 2019.

Ed Buck, was first back for Newark, and 12th overall, as he crossed the line in 32-58.

Newark AC's Cloe Hubbard.
Newark AC's Cloe Hubbard.

The great times by Buck and Hubbard were celebrated by Newark AC, who had other runners with equally as impressive finishing times.

Newark AC's Ed Buck.
Newark AC's Ed Buck.

Oliver Crampton nearly cracked the top 100 with his 38-44 race, which was two minutes better than his previous personal best.

Thomas Hubbard made the top 100 in his category as he finished in 37-18, while Aaron Goulding, running in his first 10k, finished 33 seconds later.

Becky Gallop, who is six months pregnant, was running for two with a time of 42-56.

Robin Clee (42-55) also ran a personal best, while Celia Davis (49-47) Tilly Owen (49-57) Lauren Owens (49-57) and Ella Hancock (50-16) all earned speedy finishing times. Gareth Owens failed to finish.

Nineteen members from Notfast Running Club also ventured to Lincoln for the 10k race, and the course gave a chance for some to improve on their best times.

Richard Borrill, Breeze Rowlands, Jemma Lindsay, Laura Smith and Jill Fowkes all took their chance and recorded personal bests.

Notfast at Lincoln 10k (8355876)
Notfast at Lincoln 10k (8355876)

Notfast results were: Borrill (00-47-48) Jayne Wheway (00-52-46) Amy Borrill (00-55-32) Andrew Rowlands (00-56-52) Breeze Rowlands (00-56-52) Barry Wood (00-57-58) Joanna Gray (00-59-52) Suzanne Catley (01-00-42) Jemma Lindsay (01-02-10) Kerry Robinson (01-02-31) Jacqui Walton (01-04-48) Cliff Robinson (01-04-48) Laura Smith (01-05-26) Karen Borrill (01-05-31) Jill Fowkes (01-06-17) Kate Fisher (01-11-20) Kelly Dowling (01-11-20) Chris Mumby (01-20-18) and Zoe Smith (01-29-34).

Further afield, Fay Paterson (59-26) and Kim Etherington Bates (51-38) completed the Derby 10k, and went on to run the 3k fun run in 15 minutes and two seconds.

Nick Harrison travelled further north to take on the Manchester Marathon, which he completed in 06-23-38.

The final run saw Henrietta McCabe in action in Tamworth for the multi-terrain Cathedral To Castle ten-mile race. She completed the course in 01-42-16

Thirty-two Notfast runners took on numerous park runs, and two members made their parkrun debut ­— James Talbot and Debbie Pickles.

Jacqui Walton celebrated her 50th outing.

Newark Striders celebrated after Simon Roberts’ performance in the Manchester Marathon.

Roberts said he was over the moon after covering the 26.2 miles in a new personal best, and fastest ever Striders marathon time of 03-02-48.

Simon Roberts at the Manchester Marathon.
Simon Roberts at the Manchester Marathon.

Thirty Newark Striders were among the 4,547 finishers at the Lincoln 10K.

First back was Danielle Forsey in 43-29 ­— a personal best ­— and she was followed by Striders’ first male runner, Richard Spurr, in 44-02, also a personal best.

Ted Behl was next in 45-22, before Graham Welsh (46-21) Jon Palmer (46-34) Steve Padgett (46-55) Richard Webster (47-01) Steve Martin (47-39) and Stephen Tomlinson (49-21).

Michael Hancock completed his first 10k in 51-49, a personal best, behind daughter Ella, in 50-16.

Other finishers: Lynda Madden (52-07) Dan Endersby (52-18) Tom Spelman (53-22) Michelle Starbuck (55-51) Rachel Barnard (55-58) Jane Hill (56-53) Jason Priest (57-47) Heather Green (59-38) and Tom Jordan (59-39) all broke the hour mark.

Matt Patterson (01-00-03) Tracey Partridge (01-01-18) Nicki Padgett (01-02-39) Katie Gabbitas (01-02-40) Gemma Latham (01-03-12) Nina Burton (01-03-33) Dennis Rawle (01-04-53) Tracey Mayfield (01-08-49) Alex Doy (01-10-50) and Emma Ashwin (01-17-23).

Welsh, Palmer, Padgett, Wesbter, Tomlinson, Starbuck, Green, Partridge, Rawle, Gabbitas, Doy and Ashwin achieved personal bests.

Emma Gilbert earned a gold timing award in round two of Dark And White Peaks spring series at Grindleford as she finished the 14.5km course in 01-29-00.

Newark Triathlon Club embarked on their first official outing at Grantham’s Sprint Triathlon.

Newark Tri Club on their debut outing (8421377)
Newark Tri Club on their debut outing (8421377)

Jason Cobb cemented his name as a club record holder with his performance as he completed the 400m swim in 07-29, the ten-mile cycle in 31-49 and five-kilometre run in 24-53, to give an overall time of 01-08-29.

Triathlon lead Wyn Thomas completed the club’s ever-growing competitive presence in Grantham, finishing in a time of 01-24-20 (11-30 swim, 38-35 cycle and 26-44 run).

Elsewhere, the club had two members in 10k action as they trained towards a sprint marathon.

Nick Williams and John Palmer both achieved new personal bests with impressive times of 39-47 and 46-35 respectively.

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