Desford 6, March 27th 2016

The LRRL Winter League season for 2015/2016 came to an end this weekend with Desford 6. It was nice to see new member Stuart Mayfield taking on his first league race as well as Ian Sylvester and Peter Abrahamson join us again after a break from league racing. All in all we had a total of 10 ladies and 14 men competing on the day.

Hinckley runners were mostly positive about their performances on the day, achieving quite a few PBs on what is for some the last race before taking on a spring marathon, no less!

Male runner of the day was awarded to Gordon Landsburgh and female runner of the day was awarded to Charlotte Sinclair. Well done!

Desford 6
Desford 6
Charlotte Sinclair
Charlotte Sinclair
Gordon Landsburgh
Gordon Landsburgh

 

 

XC Foremark Reservoir, March 13th 2016

It was a warm and sunny Sunday that saw the last of the cross country races for the 2015/2016 season taking place at Foremark Reservoir and its beautiful surroundings. The course was not as muddy as some of the other courses of the season but it did not disappoint with its tough hills!

For this last race, we had a team of 8 men and a team of 5 ladies competing. Helen Wilebore was awarded female runner of the day and Ben Masser male runner of the day.

Foremark xc - before picture
Foremark xc – before picture
foremark after
Foremark XC – after picture

 

XC 2015/2016 Results

The mens team finished 7th in league 1.

The ladies team finished 2nd in league 2.

The combined team finished 5th in league 1.

Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s cross country, be it once or every race. We hope you will join us again when the season starts in October and no doubt you will have inspired others to give the cross country a go with all your achievements this year!

Kibworth 6, March 6th 2016

Once again Kibworth 6 did not disappoint and put everyone to the test when faced with “the hills”. We had 13  male runners and 8 female runners out on this tough course.

Nick Moore and Elizabeth Lees were awarded respectively male runner of the day and  female runner of the day for their tenacity and performances on the day. Well done!

Nick Moore
Nick Moore
Erica Fisher, Elizabeth Lees and Sally Henderson
Erica Fisher, Elizabeth Lees and Sally Henderson
Kibworth 6
Kibworth 6

 

Stilton 7 and Coventry Half marathon, February 28th 2016

Stilton 7 counted a good number of Hinckley runners considering that quite a few other Hinckley runners decided to take part in the Coventry half marathon to get an idea about how their marathon training was progressing. Needless to say there were a lot of PBs and happy runners after both races!

We had 10 male and 10 female Hinckley runners at Stilton 7. Male runner of the day was awarded to Joe Langham and female runner of the day was awarded to Erica Fisher. Well done!

Joe Langham -Stilton 7
Joe Langham – Stilton 7
Stilton 7
Stilton 7
Coventry half 2016
Coventry half 2016
Coventry half 22016
Coventry half 2016

XC Ullesthorpe, February 21st 2016

This was a great and windy day for the Hinckley cross country located in Ullesthorpe this year. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success : organisers, marshalls and runners.

We had 12 men running in total and 5 ladies. Spurred on by all the support, the Hinckley men finished 3rd in league 1 and the Hinckley ladies finished 1st in league 2. This meant that the combined team finished 1st in league 1. Male runner of the day was awarded to Matt Johnson and Female runner of the day was awarded to Sarah Garford. Well done!

Matt Johnson
Sarah Garford

 

Presentation Evening 2016

Members of Hinckley Running Club celebrated their 2015 achievements at the club’s annual presentation evening at Green Towers which is held every January.

The evening began with club Chairman John Padbury awarding the Chairman’s Award to Paul Clayton for an outstanding year of running coupled with his voluntary commitments to the club.

Kirsty Pollard collected the Beginner of the Year shield from beginners coach Andy Lauder after progressing through the beginners group in 2014 to achieve a times standard Distinction award for 2015.

Vice captains Ed Nixon and Celine Guery presented the Bronze Times Standard Awards to club members who had applied for an award under the scheme. Runners can gain a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond award by completing 5 different race distances within the times set by the standards. A distinction can be achieved by completing all 9 distances within the scheme which must include a marathon and a 20 mile race. Bronze Awards were presented to Ben Masser, Joe Langham, Rolf Hoelmer, Jonathan Strong, Paul Ashby, Diane Wildbur, Liz Mansfield, Leanne Byard, Andrea Earley, Amanda Knight, Odette Foxhall, Jacqui Campbell, Julie Hudson, Julia Waite. Andy Lauder, Kirsty Pollard and Ed Nixon achieved Bronze Distinction Awards.

Club president Geoff Oliver then went on to present the President’s Shield Awards which include a free 2016 membership for the recipients. The awards are based on a points system for individual performance in the Leicestershire Road Racing League (LRRL). The ladies shield was awarded to Jenny Green for first place. Celine Guery came in second and third place was awarded to Sarah Garford. Chris Langham scooped the men’s shield for first place. Chris Limmer was awarded second place with third place going to Ed Batch.

LRRL rep Sarah Garford presented the following LRRL trophies to club members:
100% attendance in the league was awarded to Celine Guery, Jenny Green, Lisa Freestone, Liz Lees, Sally Henderson, Ed Batch, Chris Langham, Julia Waite and Ben Masser for not missing a winter or summer league race. Ben Masser was the only club member to achieve a 200% award for running all road and cross country races. As a result of the men’s teams winning division 2, Chris Langham, Chris Limmer, Ben Masser, Tom Wormleighton, Paul Clayton, Ed Batch, Paul Ashby and Jon Strong from the men’s team were presented with trophies for gaining the most points within the team.

Club captains Katy Grainger and Jon Strong presented Silver Awards to Chris Limmer, Stephen Penney, Rob Pratt, Matt Knight, Kevin Higham, Matt Johnson, Jenny Green, Sarah McSharry, Elizabeth Lees, Jane Wheeler, Kate Perkins, Rachel Hallet and Sally Henderson. Silver Distinctions were presented to Helen Wilebore, Lisa Freestone and Céline Guery.

Assistant Coach Odette Foxall presented the Coaches Award to Paul Ashby for not only his own progress in 2015 but for his constant support and encouragement to runners within the club of all abilities.

Gold Awards were presented by the club captains to Simon Earley, Karl Scally, Chris Langham, Penny Masser, Helen Wilebore, Michelle Fowler, Bethan Padbury, Sarah Garford and Katy Grainger. Paul Clayton was awarded a Gold Distinction. David Limmer and Anne Ashton were presented with Diamond Awards.

The final awards of the evening to be presented were the 2015 Runner of the Year trophies. Celine Guery scooped the Ladies Runner of the Year presented by Andrea Earley. The award is voted for by fellow club members who were inspired by Celine after her outstanding progress since being awarded the 2014 Beginner of the Year which included running 2 sub-4 hour marathons, one of which was a coveted ‘Good for Age’ entry time for London Marathon. Ed Nixon presented Paul Clayton with this year’s Male Runner of the Year trophy who has been an inspiration to club members who voted for Paul after over a year of dedicated training resulted in a sub 3 hour London marathon time and a string of significantly improved PB’s.

Paul Clayton (R) receiving Male Runner of the Year from Ed Nixon.
Paul Clayton (R) receiving Male Runner of the Year from Ed Nixon.
Celine Guery (Centre) with her Female Runner of the Year Shield
Celine Guery (Centre) with her Female Runner of the Year Shield