Wain joins Ward for 10k

The victorious Clowne Road Runners squad, from left to right Andy Ward, Roger Fokinther, Darren King, Lewis Banton, Team Manager John Proffitt, Bert Wain, Simon Sleney, Dave Hazleton, Gareth Lowe and Andy Padley.
The victorious Clowne Road Runners squad, from left to right Andy Ward, Roger Fokinther, Darren King, Lewis Banton, Team Manager John Proffitt, Bert Wain, Simon Sleney, Dave Hazleton, Gareth Lowe and Andy Padley.

Clowne Road Runner Andy Ward battled flu to win his age group at the Trafford 10km race.

Ward wasn’t along in the field, as fellow Road Runner Bert Wain – who is coached by Ward – joined him, and finished 259th out of 750 runners with a season’s best time.

Ward has invited local runners to join his sessions on a Thursday night, at Clowne Community Centre.

He said: “Training is geared for every ability regardless of age, and a weekly speed session is conducted in a safe environment under flood lights.”

Another of Clowne’s top runners, Gareth Lowe, won the Grindleford Gallop, beating over 350 runners with a time of 2hours 30minutes.

The 21 mile course had 3,000ft of ascent through the villages of Grindleford, Froggatt, Eyam, Great Longstone, Edensor and Baslow.