We’re getting to the business end of the year now, and after four recent events, things are hotting up.
The Crich Monument race, the last BDL at Shipley, the Rugby Rover and the Double or Quit have seen significant changes at the top of the leaderboard, as well as seeing a number of runners completing the eligibility criteria with an off road race.
In the Ladies’ Championship, we have a new leader, with Helen Morley overtaking longtime leader Ruth Keeley. With only 6 points between the two, a good result in one of the remaining races could decide the championship. With Rosemary Arris-Pratt yet to complete a RunDerby race, jumping up to third place after good results at Shipley and in the Double or Quit is Sarah Holmes.
Even closer is the Mens’ Champs, with only five points between the top two, and six points between the top four. Regaining top spot is Krishna Mahadevan, with Ed James in second. Andrew Nash and Simon Edwards are tied in third, although Simon hasn’t yet completed a RunDerby race. A good result from Dave Horton could still propel him into the top 3.
There are still 8 races to go in the championships. The RunDerby races left are the Wilne 10k this Sunday (race full) and the Heanor 10k on Sunday 20th November. Off road races are the Bluebell Fell Race on 11th September, and the BDL cross country races (dates to be confirmed).