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Steve 13th in World Mountain Trophy

- 27th Aug 2008
Steve 13th in World Mountain Trophy

Steve Vernon finished an excellent 13th, coming home first Briton in the World Mountain Running Trophy at Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Steve Vernon was in top form at the World Mountain trial at Snowdon recently racing for a place in the GB mountain team.

Steve secured his place in the GB team and took another National title by over a minute from Salford Harriers’ top fell runner John Brown who was closely followed home by Lloyd Taggart in 3rd and James Walsh of Leeds City 4th.

The GB team will race the uphill course at Crans Montana in the Swiss Alps on September 14th.

With Steve will be Lloyds TSB Endurance Squad training partner Tim Pattison from Macclesfield who finished 5th to earn his place in the junior team.

The Oxford law student has been in training with the squad since April and represented England at the World Cross in March.

Steve continued his unbeaten run on the fells with another record breaking run at Eyam Derbyshire on Tuesday.

He smashed the course record by seventy seconds easily winning the race by over three minutes.

On the track under-20 athlete Stuart Cameron representing Derbyshire at an inter counties match lowered his 800 metre best to 1-56.4 finishing 4th in the senior menÌs match.

Sarah Lomas

First home for Stockport Sarah Lomas

Birchwood 10k

Report: Phil McCann - 20/8/08

Sunday 17th August at Birchwood saw another large field assemble for the Birchwood 10k with very fast times from the women. The winning lady was Jenny Blizzard of Rotherham AC in a superb time of 34-57.

This year we had a very low turnout for this event with only 4 ladies running. Our first counter home was Sarah Lomas running 39-10 close to her personal best of 39-02.

Next was Vicky Barrett completing the course in 44-42 followed close behind by Liz Turton in 46-12 which gave us 4th ladies team.

Meanwhile Natalie England on her first race back for quite some time ran 57-08.