finish once again in ninth.
Tony Weatherson (30:00) continued his strong cross country form to finish 15th while Ned Needham (32:37) took his place as the final team scorer in 40th.
Heanor RC’s women’s team was once again down to the bare minimum but managed to improve on a fifth placed-finish at Chaddesden Park with fourth this time around.
Lisa Palmer was the leading performer, finishing third female to the impressive Sarah Harris of Long Eaton RC and Mansfield AC’s Liz Lilley.
The England international ran a strong race to finish in 31st position in a time of 31:22.
Palmer was backed up by fellow international Jill Burke (34:55) in 72nd and 2012 Heanor RC Club Champion Gemma Housley (38:33), who finished 120th.
With no team races left in the diary for this year, next up for Heanor Running Club will be the Derbyshire Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday, January 5.