Clawson 10K goes wild in the country
There were wins for Oliver and Hannah Matharu.
Everyone at the Clawson 10K (Sunday 22 May) agreed it was good to be back as they ran or walked the hilly multi-terrain course in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir. They even had enough energy to leap over a stile or two...
The Clawson 10K was another event affected by the pandemic resulting in no races in 2020 and 2021. But absence makes the heart grow fonder and this was the case last Sunday where in late spring sunshine, over 200 participants tested themselves: up hill and down dale, through fields, woods and along farm tracks whilst being treated to glorious views of the surrounding countryside.
Long time no see as they gathered in Long Clawson waiting for the race to start at 11am. Waterfield Leisure Centre took them through a warm up beforehand, ensuring they were ready to tackle 6.2 miles across country via a circular route. They started and finished at Long Clawson Village Hall that is also a registered charity and who the race was supporting. All proceeds from this race were donated to this charity.
The 2022 Clawson 10K was won by Oliver Matharu in a time of 39:52. Jason Barton followed in 40:12 with Mark Popple third in 41:58.
The winning female was Hannah Matharu in 48:10 – a gap of over 4 minutes between her and Kirsty Hillier who was second in 52:14. There was a smaller gap between Hillier and Andrea Leonard who finished third in 53:16.
A full set of results is available via the runABC Midlands Race Listings page.
Organisers Fit Belvoir thanked everyone for their help in making it a day to remember.
The date and time of the 2023 event are to be confirmed.
Image courtesy of Clawson 10K.