Entry details – Enter online at http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=1&EN=86103&ms=. Entry cost £12 for affiliated runners. Race numbers are collected from race HQ before the race but look out for other club members as we will try to do a single collection for the club. Entries on the day are £15 and must be done between 8am and 10am.
Minimum Age: 16
Parking: Pretty good. On the field at the community college.
Other Notes: 5 min walk to the start. The last league race in the ‘summer’ series.
Entry details – Enter online at http://www.evententry.co.uk/eDetail.asp?EventID=29. Entry cost £12 for affiliated runners. Race numbers are collected from the Leisure Centre before the race but look out for other club members as we will try to do a single collection for the club. No entries on the day.
Minimum Age: 15
Parking: ‘Lots!’ On the field next to the Leisure Centre
Other Notes: Quite a long walk to the start (10 min). Usually get a souvenir t-shirt at the end.
After a group photo and before the race started, there was a minutes applause in memory of Malcolm Bassett, a man who gave so much to the club, the sport and so much more.
There were lots of great performances all round, with plenty of personal bests and standard times achieved. Results uploaded on the results page above.
Runners of the day go to Helen Wilebore and Paul Clayton, well done both.
Well done and thanks to all those who took part or supported.
Tables after Prestwold 10k show Men were top of Division 2 but with those in 2nd and 3rd pace catching up. Some good attendance and continued good performance should help us to hold on to the top spot. Vet men were 3rd in Division 2.
Women were 6th in Division 1, with B team 3rd in Division 2 and C team 6th in Division 3. Women vets were 6th in Division 1. Well done everyone, keep up the hard work in the last 2 races of the season.
Hinckley Running Club (and friends) had a total of 38 runners across 12 teams enter this years Adidas 24 hour Thunder Run at Catton Park, Derbyshire at the end of July, with many runners covering more miles than they have ever ran before, despite the muddy start.
The endurance event is now a well known national event in the running calendar and see’s solo runners through to teams of 8 run from 12pm Saturday through to 12pm Sunday, with the aim to cover the challenging 10k trail course at all times. Runners don a head torch through the night as they twist and turn through the woods. The aim is to see how many 10k laps can be completed in 24 hours. The smaller the team, the bigger the challenge.
The following 4 club members took on the penultimate challenge of running solo:
Ed Briggs ran 100K in 17:20:59
Andy Lauder (Team name Pint of Stella) ran 100K in 21:26:28
Penny Masser (Team name Half a Stella) ran 100K in 21:26:28
Jonathan Strong ran 40K in 12:18:22
The following teams braved the challenge of entering as a pair:
When it gets Tough Go Harder consisted of Sarah McSharry and Phil Caswell who ran 200K in 24:43:20, finishing 4th in their category
Pair of Nutters – Chris Langham and Jayne Thomas finished 6th in their category completing 190K in 23:23:12
Tom & Jerry – Tom Wormleighton and Jenny Green ran 160K in 22:32:57
The following teams entered in the 3-5 category:
The League of Extraordinary Misfits – Paul Clayton, Ed Nixon, Stephen Penney, Matt Johnson and Katy Grainger ran 270K in 23:04:23
The Unfortunates – Paul Ashby, Paul Tomkins, Dave Masser, Ian Walker and Sam Padbury ran 240K in 22:30:23
The Five Wishys – Elaine Wischhusen, Stuart Wischhusen, Lucy Masser, Julia Waite and Karen Burnett ran 200K in 22:53:37
Fireflies – Sarah Garford, Gill McGarry, Leanne Byard, Helen Wilebore and Sarah Johnson ran 190K in 21:42:21
Team Spongebob Slowpants entered in the 6-8 category and consisted of Gemma Daniels, Mike Daniels, Sally Henderson, Richard Guest, Gordon Landsburgh, Louise Berry, Becky Doughty and Scott Doughty who ran 210K in 24:10:22
A great time was had by all at the tough but sociable event where runners constantly cheer and support each other throughout the 24 hour period.
Hinckley Running Club meet at 6:15pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings outside the entrance to Hinckley Leisure Centre in the summer months and in the small hall corridor in the winter months. For more information contact Club Secretary Paul Clayton on Secretary@hinckleyrunningclub.com.
This Thursday the normal HRC run from Hinckley will be moving to Bradgate Park as part of a “Leicestershire Clubs and Running Groups Get Together”.
You can meet at the Leisure Centre still, but earlier at 6pm to carshare. Or make your own way to Bradgate Park Hallsgate Car Park Cropston (parking fee payable) LE7 7HQ to meet there at 6:40pm for a 7pm start.
This is a run for all abilities, including a coached hill session.
Draft results out and uploaded on the results page above, or click here.
The last of the LRRL winter league races for this season. Thanks and well done to the 29 who took part and everyone who supported. We had 15 ladies and 14 men take part. A lot of PBs and great results all round. I was loving the brownies at the end too. Thanks everyone. Photo of a few of us at the end.
Members of Hinckley running club have been going the distance over the last few weeks, taking part in Spring marathons across the UK and beyond. A total of 37 club members have ran the 26.2 mile distance during the spring marathon season, with many runners participating in their first marathon and achieving personal bests. George Birt was the first club runner home at London in 2:36:18. Results are as follows:
Paris Marathon: Sarah McSharry 3:31:48, Leanne Byard 4:33:20, Liz Lees 5:02:05
Manchester Marathon: Jo Martin 4:03:33, Aly Wren 4:07:16, Andy Lauder, 4:06:12, Kirsty Pollard 4:36:10, Richard Guest 4:36:12, Leanne Byard 4:36:11
Shakespeare Marathon: Chris Limmer 3:04:09, Jonathan Strong 3:14:59, Celine Guery 3:57:19, Lisa Freestone 4:59:29
London Marathon: George Birt 2:36:18, Christian Weikhart-Picker 3:48:08, Kevin Meats 4:31:47, Paul Clayton 2:58:51, Andrea Earley 5:06:53, Odette Foxall 4:39:13, Tammy Clarke, Kelly Smith and Rachael Middleton 4:17:57, John Padbury 3:53:51, Diane Wildbur 5:31:24, Ed Nixon 3:29:49, Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield 5:19:28, Jayne Thomas 4:26:21, Dave Limmer 2:44:12, Karl Scally 3:00:39, Chris Langham 2:58:56, Helen Wilebore 4:09:14, Jacqui Campbell 5:06:53, Penny Masser 3:53:51, Matt Johnson 2:55:10, Stephen Penney 3:15:05, Graham Berridge 2:59:11
Anne Ashton also completed Hamburg Marathon in 4:31:05, Lisa Freestone ran Brighton in 4:21:02 and Rolf Hoelmer completed Milton Keynes marathon in 4:13:33
Meanwhile club president Geoff Oliver continues to inspire club members to run marathons and beyond. Geoff, 81, recently set 3 new over 80 world records at the Barry 40 mile ultra marathon. Geoff broke 3 of his own world records set last year by running 30 miles in 5:00:23, 50 kilometres in 5:10:23 and by running 54.039 kilometres in 6 hours.
With the last of the Winter League races fast approaching (Westend 8), I thought I’d share this update from our LRRL rep Sarah Garford. Also, the men’s team are currently 1st in Division 2 and would be great to keep that way.
The President’s Shield Awards include a free membership for the winners. The awards are based on an age graded points system for individuals performance in the LRRL and presented to the top 3 ladies and top 3 men. Below are a list of everyone who has taken part in any of the LRRL Winter league races so far. Those in bold have done all of the races so far and are still on track for 100%.
Entry details – If you have a race number for the winter league please bring it with you to re-use. If you do not have a race number Sarah will issue you a new one. Race fee is £4. Please give payments to Sarah Garford on the day. You must wear a club vest (contact Penny Masser if you need one).
Lift share: Meet 08:30 at the Leisure Centre car park. Please post a status on the Facebook group if you are planning to lift share so that others can join.
Parking: At Syston – Generally quite good but please lift share if possible. It may not be possible to exit with a vehicle until the race is over. If there are still runners coming in, please exit left out of the club.
Sunday 29th March 2015 was the third 6 mile race of the LRRL winter league. We still have 16 members who have completed 100%, well done. 100% and President Shield points to be updated shortly. 28 members completed the race, 16 ladies and 12 men. Well done and thank you to everyone who took part or supported
Vet Women 7th in Division 1, currently 8th.
Women A team 8th in Division 1, currently 7th. Women B team 7th in Division 2, currently 5th. Women C team 14th in Division 3, currently 13th.
Vet Men 7th in Division 2, currently 7th.
Men 3rd in Division 2, currently 1st.
For the men we had Dave Limmer as our first man home in 35:29, 22nd place. Thanks for the warm up run over Dave!
Our 2nd man home and male runner of the day is Chris Langham. 30th place and a time of 36:01 (PB), another fantastic result for Chris!
Ed Batch is still chipping away at his 6m time and getting closer to a Silver time each race. Sir Ed had another cracking race so good to see him back on his speedy form, over 4 minute PB. A big well done to Richard Guest, first league race of the year and virtually his fastest pace in a race ever, he was still looking good as he finished too!
Ladies runner of the day goes to Sarah McSharry, her Spanish warm weather running training camp has clearly paid off. First lady back for Hinckley, 5th lady overall.
Charlotte Sinclair had another great race and a big PB.
Next league race Sunday 17th May 2015, West End 8. Keep your winter race numbers!