West End 8 – The LRRL Summer League 2016 has begun!

Sunday 15th May saw 14 Men and 12 Ladies competing in the West End 8 league race. In sunny conditions Matt Johnson led the men’s team home in just over 47 minutes, finishing 16th overall. Father-son combination Chris and Joe Langham followed and veteran Simon Earley was 4th for Hinckley with a rare PB ( his first in four years!)

Male Runner of the day goes to Rob Pratt for a great all round performance – well done Rob and thanks for a great team display by all the Hinckley runners!

On the ladies’ team Kate Perkins was the first home in 56:33, a 6-minute PB on the course and finishing 14th lady. Kate was closely followed by Bethan Padbury. The 3rd and 4th Hinckley ladies were respectively Céline Guéry and Penny Masser , who both achieved PBs for this course.

Female runner of the day goes to Jude McSharry. Jude has really thrown herself into the club life since joining, either by wearing the Hinckley vest on races or by being an enthusiastic supporter (and photographer!). On Sunday, Jude demonstrated  her great team spirit as she was a brilliant support thougout the race to fellow Hinckley runner Jacqui Campbell!

Well done all and see you at Gaddesby 7 on next Sunday!

Jon, Ed, Katy and Céline

West End 8
West End 8
Rob Pratt, Harry Langham and Bethan Padbhury
Rob Pratt, Harry Langham and Bethan Padbury
Jude McSharry and Jacqui Campbell (V&M Images)
Jude McSharry and Jacqui Campbell (V&M Images)

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