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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!
This Sunday is the forth of the LRRL winter road running league. Another 6 mile race for those trying to improve your 6 mile times or add some speed to your marathon training. Include it in your long run by running there, back or both. Or incorporate it in cross training by cycling there and back. It is about 8 miles from Hinckley.
Race Start: 10:30am (register at HRC base by 10am please).
Location: Sport in Desford (SID), Peckleton Lane, Desford, LE9 9JU. (Opposite the Caterpillar factory)
Entry details – If you have a race number for the winter league please bring it with you to re-use. 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). If you do not have a race number Sarah will issue you a new one, which you should then retain for future races.
Cars – meet 09:00 at the Leisure Centre car park.
Running – meet 08:15 at the front of the Leisure Centre
Cycling – meet 08:45 at the front of the Leisure Centre
Please post a status on the Facebook group if you are planning to lift share so that others can join.
Today saw at least 38 Hinckley runners complete Ashby 20 to get the famous cheese cob, oh and a hoody of course. Might be more that didn’t register as Hinckley. Great to see many family and friends running too. A fantastic turn out.
Before hand, much transferring of numbers due to injury, sad face. Also, car sharing for those not in Andy’s party bus. Brilliant to see so many out on the course cheering us on over the two loops. Then much cheering at the finish in the park.
So many PBs, from the first back to the last. Fantastic achievements and most are now a lot more confident about their upcoming marathons or ultras. Well done, recover well and good luck with the rest of the training.
With the first three Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) races completed. I thought it would be good to reflect on where everyone is for the President’s Shield award as well as who is still in the running (pun intended) for a 100% award.
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 the last two races. Those in bold have done both and are still on track for 100%.
Fair to say most people found this race one of the more challenging. Everyone asking each other at the end if they walked up ‘that’ hill or not. The weather was kind to us and it was a downhill finish. Some PBs even and many course PBs. The next winter league race is Desford 6 on the 29th March 2015. This will give everyone a chance to have another go at a 6 mile PB as Desford is less hilly than Kibworth.
26 runners from Hinckley completed the event, 13 men and 13 ladies. So a full team for the men and an A, B and C team for the ladies. No league tables since the first race unfortunately. We will update the President’s Shield positions and 100% over the weekend.
Simon Birch was first back for Hinckley in 7th place, showing his easy weekend of racing in-between half marathons. Great to see so many improved performances across the whole field. With some going for another warm down lap and others setting off to run back to Hinckley (Ed, Lisa and Odette!).
Men’s runner of the day goes to Matt Johnson, he was 18th overall and 2nd back for Hinckley. Well done on a great performance.
Ladies runner of the day goes to Sarah Garford. First lady back for Hinckley and one of her strongest performances recently, well done.
Thanks to Penny and Biscuit for the support. Well done everyone for taking part. No tents were harmed in the running of this event.
With the first two Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) races completed and the third race tomorrow, I thought it would be good to reflect on where everyone is for the President’s Shield award as well as who is still in the running (pun intended) for a 100% award.
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 the last two races. Those in bold have done both and are still on track for 100%. They are in order, so for instance, if we finished the league today, then Emma, Katy and Sarah would be 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the President’s Shield award.