The second race in the Stone Master Marathoners’ Spring Treble series was the Kibblestone Klamber, a tough 5-mile race made up of three brutally hilly laps around the scout camp and associated woods at Kibblestone, near Stone. Featuring a long flight of steps, which is tackled 3 times, and nearly 250 metres of climbing, this race is not for the faint-hearted.
This year, 6 NDRC runners took on the challenge, and David Brown was the first to complete the course, coming in 33rd overall, in a field of 117 runners, with a time of 45 minutes, 15 seconds. Oliver Stokes was next, 68th overall with his time of 51:13, followed by Selwyn Plant, who ran a time of 56:34 to take 88th spot. Bernie Holbrook was 93rd overall in 58:01, whilst Ruth Corrigan’s time of 60:03 was enough to secure 96th place. Ralph Humphries was 103rd overall in a time of 63:03.
Bernie Holbrook, Selwyn Plant, Ralph Humphries and Ruth Corrigan chase down Mel Deakin of Stafford Harriers