Netherhall Athletics Club runner Nathan Gray claimed victory in this week’s Lowca 10k race and was also the leading junior.

Gray claimed the win in 33 minutes and 28 seconds, just ahead of Calum Tinnion, of Keswick AC, in exactly 34 minutes and his clubmate Sam Stead in 34:20.

Cumberland AC’s Nadia Shaw was the first female back in 21st position overall and a time of 39:23, with Netherhall AC’s Amanda Ingram second female and 22nd overall in 39:31.

BodyFit Cumbria youngster Ellie Grieves was the first female junior in 54:50.

Mark Benson was the first male Vet35 runner home, the Netherhall athlete finishing in 34:34 while the first female Vet35 was Cumberland AC’s Beverley Smith in 42:16. The first male Vet40 runner was Cumberland Fell Runners’ Ben Opie in 34:29 while the female honours in that age group went to Amanda Ingram.

In the male V45 category Keswick’s Russell Maddams came out on top in 34:44 while Stella Atherton, of Cumberland AC, topped the V45 female entrants in 46:47.

Steven Carter was the first male V50 in 36:23 and Viv Winter, of Derwent AC was first female V50 in 42:54. Derwent AC’s Michael Anderson topped the male V55 stats in a time of 38:28 while in the female V55 category Nicky Butler, of Keswick AC, led the runners home in 50:31.

Keswick’s Michael Mallen topped the male V60s while clubmate Kim Clark was first female V60. Derwent AC’s Nick Lancaster was first male V65 and Cumberland AC’s Karen Bowler took the female category.

And lastly in the male V70 category the honours went to Patric Gilchrist, of Keswick AC.

BodyFit Cumbria Running Club were well represented at the race, with 13 members running, and it is one of the races in the Club’s Championship this year.

Ten of the 13 runners achieved new personal best times including new members Michelle Kirkpatrick and Ellie Grieves.

BodyFit Cumbria Running Club is set to hold it’s own first 5K race on Wednesday, May 29, starting at Eaglesfield Paddle School at 6.30pm.