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League results after Barrow 6 2015

I have uploaded a PDF of the results table to the Winter League results page. So after the first race our place in the standings is as follows;

Vet ladies 7th in Division 1
Senior ladies A team, 6th in Division 1
Senior ladies B team, 2nd in Division 2
Senior ladies C team, 15th in Division 3

Vet men joint 3rd in Division 2
Senior men 1st in Division 2

Great start to the year! Well done and thank you everyone.

Jon, Andre, Ed and Leanne

Barrow 6 LRRL Runner of the day 2015

Barrow 6 saw the first of the LRRL closed winter league races last Sunday. With 39 running, this is one of the largest turn outs I can remember. 22 Ladies and 17 Men, (note to self, consider offering beer rather than cake perhaps? :) ).

Great weather helped with a bumper crop of PBs, too many for me to count or keep track of I’m afraid. However, by the power of Facebook here goes; Jenny Green, Liz Lees, Jacqui Campbell, Sarah Garford, Katy Grainger, Celine Guery, Andrea Earley, Gordon Landsburgh and me (Jonathan Strong, 11 seconds off silver, getting closer).

It was great to see new faces as well as some who I haven’t personally seen race for a while. Thanks everyone who came to take part or support.  For those who this is now a routine of awards evening and booze the night before the first winter league race, I hope like me it was a good experience! The race is a good test to see where everyone’s fitness is at.

Three ladies achieved club records during the race. Emma Styles (Lambert) achieved the second fastest 6m time for a senior lady. Jo Martin claimed the ladies vet 55 time for 6 miles. Whilst Anne Ashton did the same for the ladies vet 60 time.

For the men we saw David Limmer achieve a cracking placing coming in 11th overall in a brilliant PB time of 34:00 (Gold time). It was great to see Dave over the weekend as he had travelled down from Edinburgh for the race and awards night. Following closely behind Dave, two vets Chris Langham and Karl Scally had great times too, a PB for Karl as well. Many other great performances followed. With the men’s runner of the day going to someone who despite running each day of January put in a good performance and was looking better than I expected as he finished! That’s Mike Daniels, looks like you are off to a great start this year!

For the ladies it was great to see Helen Wilebore racing again after almost 18 months ‘out’, also Anne Ashton – who’s been a member for many years. Congratulations to Liz Aspden Mansfield and Kirsty Pollard on completing their first races in a HRC Vest – both did absolutely brilliantly. Lady runner of the day award goes to Emma Styles (Lambert) who put in an excellent performance, first lady home for us and 5th overall.

Next race is Markfield 10k on Sunday 8th February 2015.

Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne

Emma Styles

Emma Styles – Photo by midlandrunner.weebly.com

Photo by midlandrunner.weebly.com

Mike Daniels – Photo by midlandrunner.weebly.com

Bradgate Park XC Runner of the day

Another good turn out on a cold Sunday morning. After a bit of a warm up though I think many were rushing back to shed some layers. Most people seemed to be in agreement it was the hardest course so far (although I think the one before was harder).

Well done and thank you to all those who took part or came to support. Some great performances.

Men’s runner of the day goes to Matthew Knight. He has had a good race in all the XC’s so far and keeps placing higher.

Ladies runner of the day goes to Jenny Green. She seemed to take the challenging course in her stride and placed very well too.
Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne

Barrow 6 Results 2015

Draft results for Barrow 6 have been uploaded to the results page. Fantastic turn out for the first of the LRRL winter road races in 2015. 22 Ladies and 17 Men. Below are a few of those who ran. Well done and thanks to all of those who took part or supported.

Barrow 6 2015

Barrow 6 2015 – photo by Judy McSharry

Bradgate Park XC Results

Well done and thanks to all those who ran and supported. On the day Ladies came 6th in division 2, men 6th in division 1 and the team came 6th in division 1. So far in the league that puts ladies 2nd in division 2, men are 5th in division 1 and team 5th in […]

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LRRL Winter League

Details for the first Winter LRRL are as follows: Barrow 6 – 25th January at 10.30am. Venue, Humphrey Perkins School, Cotes Road LE12 8JU. The race starts at 10.30am but please get there early as it’s a popular race. It would be great to get as many member as possible running this Sunday:) For those […]

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Bradgate park run Saturday 10th January 2015 at 08:30

If anyone would like to recce the cross country course (5.4 miles) this Saturday morning then Sally and I are setting off from the car park at 08:30. Everyone is welcome, some might want to get there earlyer and run a bit around Bradgate first, or after, or both! All abilities welcome. Please click here to […]

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Runner of the day for Sinai Park – Derby Runner League XC

For the men, George Birt. Finishing first for Hinckley on Sunday as well as Saturday at the County XC chamionships. George is no stranger to the cross countrys, finishing 8th and 9th in previous races. Well done George and keep up the hard work. For the ladies, Amanda Knight. Having only joined the club towards […]

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Double Cross Country Weekend

Ladies start LRAA

Last weekend saw a load of running in mud across the County. First off, on Saturday saw the Leicestershire & Rutland County Athletics Association Cross Country Championships (LRAA) held at Cosby. The course was as flat as a pancake, by the time I ran at 14:15 many sections were very muddy, just how we like […]

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Sinai XC Results

Results for Sinai XC can be found here

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