Bolsover 10k: well at least it wasn’t snow

Race Date 15 December 2019
We’ve had a lot of weather recently and it played its part today with low temperatures made to feel even cooler by the biting winds which were in the face as competitors climbed from 5k back into Bolsover. Coupled with icy conditions underfoot on the more rural parts of the course, the word was that times could be expected to be lower than anticipated with a quick look through the results showing that many ran slower than at Percy Pud a couple of weeks beforehand.
However, this didn’t prevent Abbie Pearse from bagging third lady with a new pb and running under 40 minutes for the first time with Chrissie Dover (Derby) being the leading lady in 38:20. Stuart Carrack led the 24 Striders home finishing in 11th place with William Strangeway (Lincoln Wellington) first of 733 finishers in 32:19.

Abbie giving it with 400m to go.

Previously known as the Coalite 10k, this was the 33rd edition of this event organised by North Derbyshire Running Club. Starting from The Bolsover School, the course is predominantly rural with about a mile run through the edge of town before heading north along the B6417. It then returns along narrow country lanes where running along the grit down the middle of the road appeared to be the best strategy to avoid the iciest parts. Net downhill going out, net uphill on the return although none of the slopes are difficult.

Pos Name Cat Gun Chip
11 Stuart Carrack SM 36.32 36.32
43 (3) Abbie Pearse SF 39.47 39.30
53 Paul Johnson SM 40.35 40.32
71 James Broomhead M40 42.00 41.57
98 Robin Nelson M45 43.18 42.58
101 David Naisbitt M50 43.37 43.22
138 Peter Brown M60 45.01 44.55
151 Nick Hails M45 45.33 45.24
162 Roger Watson M45 46.18 46.05
167 Sarah Allcard F45 46.29 46.11
187 Caroline French F40 47.11 46.55
253 Emma Norton SF 49.33 49.27
318 Sarah Storey F45 51.23 50.46
335 Dean Harding SM 52.01 51.09
357 Andrew Long M45 53.04 52.36
437 Simon Gleadhall M50 55.52 55.23
438 Georgina Bell F45 55.54 55.29
453 Sarah Uttley F40 56.26 55.51
457 Dawn Jackson F55 56.31 56.05
494 Nicole Nield F65 57.27 56.55
570 Adrian Good SM 61.22 60.51
679 Jane Huws F50 70.06 69.30
680 Jessica Pemberton F50 70.10 69.33
705 Carol Speight F40 73.23 73.07

Full results are here: Bolsover 10k 2019 Full Results

The race director apologises for the lengthy (grey, long sleeved) t-shirt queue. On open roads, adequate numbers of marshals were a priority and it’s surely worth a few extra minutes to ensure that the course is safe. This is a great club event which is a superb antidote for those who have given up their time to marshal at Percy Pud.

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