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Peter Davis, Cloe Hubbard, Amelia Chrispin and Tom Marshall headline in a busy week of athletics


By Connor Thompson


An experienced Newark Striders runner donned his England vest at the Maidenhead Half Marathon.

Peter Davis was up against the very best in his age group as the 13.3-mile route incorporated the England versus Celtic Masters.

Davis finished in 01-42-28, placing ninth in the men’s veterans 65 category.

Peter Davis, England Vs Celtic Masters (16066326)
Peter Davis, England Vs Celtic Masters (16066326)

Cloe Hubbard was part of a group of runners who smashed the Bassingham Bash course record.

The Newark Athletic Club runner finished fourth among female runners in the five-miler, beaten only by international runners with her time of 28-12.

Her time was second at the club to Oli Carrington, who finished sixth overall in 26-51 after a long injury lay-off.

Amelia Chrispin, of Newark AC, finishes fifth in the UK (16066378)
Amelia Chrispin, of Newark AC, finishes fifth in the UK (16066378)

In the club’s youth section, 14-year-old Amelia Chrispin finished fifth at the English AAA Championships at a blustery Bedford track.

Chrispin, of Coddington, was up against some of the best athletes in the country in the under-15 girls 1,500m.

Her dad, Neil, said: “It was a very competitive race and despite taking a spike in the thigh during the race, Amelia managed to finish in a fantastic fifth place in the country.

“A great end to a very good athletics season for Amelia.”

RUNNERS set off at the five mile Bassingham Bash. (16109886)
RUNNERS set off at the five mile Bassingham Bash. (16109886)

Next up is the individual and relay races in the IRC National Championships at the British Triathlon under-20’s big weekend, which starts tomorrow.

Newark Tri Club athletes were chasing the sun to finish at the Sundowner Triathlon, and it was Tom Marshall who led the charge as he crossed the line in 04-33-33 ­— eighth male home and third in his age category.

Dave Tilley also completed the 1,900m swim, 90k cycle and 21k run. He finished in 04-56-21 ­— 38th male home and seventh in his age category.

Newark Striders at Bassingham Bash. (16066594)
Newark Striders at Bassingham Bash. (16066594)

At the Louth Sprint Triathlon Michelle Starbuck finished the 400m swim, 22k bike and 5k run in a time of 01-39-51 and, despite a slight error on the run that added on 1.5k more, she still managed ninth in her category.

Dave Daubney and Jason Cobb had a weekend devoted to running.

Daubney delivered a personal best at Sherwood Pines 10k going sub 50 with a time of 49-46, while Cobb completed the Bassingham Bash in 41-26 and the Sherwood 10k in 53-06.

Newark AC had a further six finishers at the bash, while Notfast and Newark Striders had 15 and 14 runners respectively.

Lewis Hopkinson’s gun time of 29-17 was Striders’ best, while Damian Davies (28-35) was back first for Notfast.

Striders’ Steve (47-22) and Lisa White (01-17-36) were in Teesside for the Middlesbrough 10k.

Closer to home, Stephen Tomlinson and Anthea Moisey ran the Wilne 10k, crossing the line in 54-09 and 01-02-24 respectively.

Notfast’s Fay Parker took on the LDWA Harvest Hobble, a 13.3-mile self navigated trail race, coming back in third in 02-22-00.

Caroline Upton after the Ring O Fire Ultra.jpg (16066328)
Caroline Upton after the Ring O Fire Ultra.jpg (16066328)

In ultra running, Caroline Upton completed the Ring O’Fire three day trail race around Angelsey, an impressive 135 miles with 13,000ft elevation.

Upton covered 36 miles on day one, 66 on day two and 33 on the last day.



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