Biblical weather conditions failed to dampen spirits at last Sunday’s (16 October) Stilton Stumble 10K and 24K. Over 400 runners took part in the fourth outing of the event, held at the home of Stilton Cheese.
Cracker Of A Race At The Stilton Stumble
There were 317 entrants in the 10K race and 84 entrants in the 24k, all of whom were keen to test themselves against the course while helping to raise funds for two local charities.
The event started and finished at Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall, taking runners around the cheese-making villages of Colston Bassett, Cropwell Bishop and Long Clawson. There was a 10am start time for the 24K and 10.10am for the 10K, with all finishers receiving a goody bag containing, rather appropriately, a wedge of Stilton! This was accompanied by a few other culinary delights courtesy of the sponsors Mars, Blueiron Fe and Get More Vitamin Drinks.
Jason Barton of Stilton Striders won the 10K in 35:25 followed by Marlon Dunkley of Rushcliffe AC in 36:24. Jonathan Oxbrough of Huncote Harriers took third place in 37:30.
Lisa Deacon won the women’s 10K in 40:36 with Tracey West of Worksop Harriers in second place in 42:18. Katie Cotton of South Derbyshire Road Runners was third in 43:37.
Matthew Kingston-Lee of Grantham Running Club won the 24K in 91:35. Alex Loach of Holme Pierrepont RC was second in 95:42 with Stephen Mason of Beeston AC third in 96:09.
Caroline Hay of Redhill Road Runners won the women’s 24K in 107.44. Christine Heaton of Holme Pierrepont RC followed her in 107:44 with Hazel Vaughan third in 108:31.
All proceeds donated to the Cropwell Bishop Friends of the School and the 1st Cropwell Bishop Scout Group.
Photo courtesy of Clive Mason.