3 Lakes Classic 2022

Massive congratulations to the 175 runners who completed all 22 (and a bit) km of the 3 Lakes Classic today. Runners, marshals and spectators alike were thrilled to see it back on the racing calendar after a two year hiatus due to COVID19. We were lucky to miss the very hot weather of the previous few days, but conditions were still warm and distinctly muggy -well done!

The results are now available on our website here.

The overall winner of this years race was Tom Shaw of Worksop Harriers, storming home in a very impressive 1:21:27, a new course record by over 5minutes! (this being the NEW course from 2019, taking in Waverley rather than Ulley)

First home for the women was Collette Gains of Dronfield RC who smashed it with a time of 1:40:19.

Well done to our other prize winners; 2nd Male Daniel Smith (Team Manvers), 3rd Male David Byrne (Steel City Striders), 1st Male over 50 Christian Hopkins (Handsworth Roadhogs), 2nd Female Caroline Lloyd (Hillsborough and Rivelin), 3rd Female Tara Spillings (Hillsborough and Rivelin) and 1st Female over 50 Joanne Rooney (Kimberworth Striders).

The committee would like to thank all the hard working Kestrels who turned out to help ensure the event ran smoothly and safely. We are confidently told we have the most enthusiastic and encouraging marshals around. We also have the best cake 😁

Special thanks to the 3 Lakes Sub-committee and in particular our 3 Lakes leader Rachel Cadey for all their hard work leading up to the event. It takes a lot of admin, perseverance and numerous spreadsheets to organise an event like this – your efforts are greatly appreciated!

You may have noticed a few photographers on the course, we will make any photos we have available over the coming days via our facebook page. If you are a regular at local races you will no doubt recognise Steve “Mozzie” Frith who was also in attendance and was kind enough to offer his photographic skills to our event. He asks nothing for his efforts but if you find he has captured you at your best during our race, consider donating to his chosen charity Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England. You can make a donation here.

Already looking for your next challenge? Check out this local race organised by Bassetlaw Triathlon Club, at the moment they don’t have enough entries to make the race viable so if you have ever considered trying your hand at a triathlon, consider this a sign. It’s a “sprint triathlon” so perfect for first timers.

Thanks once again to everyone; runners, marshals, supporters and sponsors (Key2Go). See you all next year!

No Club Run Thursday 2nd June

Hi Folks,

With the bumper bank holiday weekend we expect many people may take advantage of the opportunity to run during the day, or will be too busy drinking to the Queens “platty joobs” to make it to club.

Consequently there will be no official club run on Thursday 2nd June. All will return back to normal on Tuesday 7th with a lap of Eckington Woods.

See you there


Killamarsh Kestrels Win XC 2022!!

The final race in the 2022 inter-club cross country series took us to Worksop on what was a glorious sunny winters morning.

40 kestrels turned out to fight for the coveted XC shield, rumoured to have eluded us for 10 years.

Conditions were as good as could be hoped for after the very wet weather of the previous weeks, the benefits of a varied course with only a few sections of mud (and it wouldn’t be cross country without that!)

Every runner was cheered over the line, and once all were home we made our way back to Manton Sports centre for a nail biting wait for the results.

First up, results for the Worksop event.

  • 1st Place Men – Clowne
  • 1st Place Women – Retford

Next up, results for the overall series

  • 1st Place Men – Clowne
  • 1st Place Women – Worksop
  • 1st Place Club Overall – KILLAMARSH!!!!!!!

Rest assured that those of us who were there for the results made enough noise for the whole of Worksop to hear us when the winner was announced.

Worth noting that the 1st place position for the women’s team came down to accumulated points over the series with Worksop and Retford coming joint 1st under the usual points system. It was a very close competition!

We also think it was a resounding success for the new scoring system which sees 7 runners (men and women) score and the subsequent 10 runners deducting a point. It made for a much closer race than we have seen in previous years and encouraged more runners to participate.

Hopefully 2023 will see a return to the full cross country experience, with indoor mixing and the much missed buffet. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising a brilliant series this year despite the restrictions.

Our captains take centre stage
The coveted shield