Hartley defends Clawson 10k crown in record time

Clawson 10k 2015 EMN-150519-175935002
Clawson 10k 2015 EMN-150519-175935002

Conditions were perfect for the 2015 Clawson 10k as a record field lined up for its eighth year.

Entries have increased each year with just over 200 runners and walkers crossing the finish line earlier this month.

Start of the 2015 Clawson 10k EMN-150519-175950002

Start of the 2015 Clawson 10k EMN-150519-175950002

The first kilometre of the route took runners through the heart of Long Clawson and out of the village into picturesque surrounding fields on the cusp of the Vale of Belvoir.

Tim Hartley (Notts AC) won for the second year running with a course record of 39min 20secs ahead of runner-up Mark Popple (Stamford Striders) in 42.59 and third-placed Darren Beswick (43.52).

Nicola Roder was first lady home in a time of 44.41 with second-placed Maggie Skinner (Stamford Striders) crossing the line less than a minute behind in 45.34. Katie Arnold was third in 49.11.

Luke Martino (49.10) was first Clawson resident to finish, and Alex King (45.43) took the under 18s prize. The quickest over 60s finisher was Stilton Strider Mick Stevens in 49.05.

Organiser Sarah Woodhouse said: “We are delighted to have raised just over £2,000 for Long Clawson Village Hall.

“An enormous thank-you to all of our marshals, volunteers, landowners and sponsors without whom the race would not have been possible.”