THE unusually warm December weather saw the average field for the annual Quee’s Head 5km Road Race in Belper more than double and it meant that the start was delayed whilst the entries were processed (writes David Denton).
It was good for the town that the runaway winner, Richard Weir, and bronze medalist Dale Annable live in Belper.
Richard, a member of Derby Athletic Club, won by a margin of 86 seconds ahead for former race winner, Ashley Sabin of the Leicester Corianian Club, in a time of 15.00.
The winner of the women’s race was international cross countr runner, Nicki Nealon of Huncote Harriers in Leicestershire who finished in 16th place in a time of 18.45 just 10 seconds ahead of Derby’s Natalie Shaw and the Belper based Tamara Armoush of Birchfield Harriers
Top 11 finishers:
1 0:15:00 WEIR, Richard, Derby AC M
2 0:16:26 SABIN, Ashley, Leicester Coritanians M
3 0:16:52 ANNABLE, Dale, Belper Harriers M
4 0:17:18 JOHNSON, Sam, Mansfield H&AC JM
5 0:17:23 BICKERSTAFF, Matthew, Ripley RC M
6 0:17:27 CLAYTON, Tim, North Derbyshire RC M40
7 0:17:36 MORRIS, Lee ,North Derbyshire RC M
8 0:17:39 POWIS, Tom, Unattached M
9 0:17:47 JAMES, Edward, Unattached M
10 0:17:53 PILCHER, Alex, Derby AC M
11 0:17:53 JONES, Matthew, Ripley RC M40