Sunday's Buxton Half was dominated by Blackburn Harrier Ben Fish who broke the tape on 1:12:48 and then had to wait 5 minutes to congratulate second placed Chris Oddy. In the women's race Trentham RC's Deborah Thomas (1:31:36) was first home ahead of Jacqui Slack (Newcastle Tri).
Local man and Emmerdale star Tony Audenshaw ran round in 1:45:49 with Jamie Parker (1:48:53) the mid-point runner. The field closed on 2:46:42.
Reflecting the challenging nature of the undulating Buxton course one finisher commented: "I think that was the hardest half mara I have ever done! Thank you Buxton, and Beverley and all the other organisers!"
Full results at runabc.co.uk
Images of Ben Fish and Deborah Thomas courtesy - Bryan Dale at racephotos.org.uk