Booker defies conditions to win Sprotbrough race

The top three: From left to right - Melvin Wallace, Sam Booker and Jim Munro.              Picture: Steve hossack
The top three: From left to right - Melvin Wallace, Sam Booker and Jim Munro. Picture: Steve hossack
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SAM Booker showed the rest of the near-200 field a clean pair of heels to win the Sprotbrough 6.5k run which was the feature event at the village’s annual gala.

Booker defied the blustery conditions to clock a time of 24 minutes and eight seconds last Sunday. He also picked up the prize for being the first Sprotbrough male runner as well as winning the men’s 16-39 year category.

Jim Munro was second overall with third-placed Melvin Wallace (24.32) repeating his victory in last year’s 40-59 age group.

David Hardwick (31.12) won the men’s over 60s race while Karen Kidney (29.50) was the first Sprotbrough female. She also won the Irene Cholerton Memorial Trophy for her victory in the 40-59 year race.

Jacob Watson (29.28) and Eleanor Kidney (33.38) won the respective 8-11 year races.

The boy’s 12-15 race was won by William Amps (26.30).