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
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%.
|CHRIS LANGHAM||30.83||SARAH GARFORD||25.74|
|CHRIS LIMMER||28.42||JENNY GREEN||24.65|
|ED BATCH||26.19||CELINE GUERY||23.62|
|JONATHAN STRONG||25.32||LISA FREESTONE||23.55|
|BEN MASSER||25.15||RACHEL HALLETT||22.79|
|EDWARD NIXON||23.30||JULIA WAITE||22.22|
|IAN WALKER||21.60||ODETTE FOXALL||21.82|
|ROLF HOELMER||18.98||ELIZABETH LEES||21.13|
|SIMON BEDDER||15.83||SALLY HENDERSON||19.97|
|SIMON BIRCH||15.22||ERICA FISHER||19.23|
|MIKE DANIELS||15.19||ELAINE WISCHHUSEN||18.63|
|GORDON LANDSBURGH||15.05||JACQUI CAMPBELL||16.58|
|DAVID LIMMER||15.01||ANDREA EARLEY||16.18|
|MATTHEW JOHNSON||14.73||GEMMA DANIELS||16.03|
|TOM WORMLEIGHTOM||12.99||EMMA LAMBERT||15.26|
|ANDY LAUDER||12.03||JO MARTIN||14.57|
|KARLY SCALLY||7.17||CHARLOTTE SINCLAIR||14.03|
|PAUL CLAYTON||7.04||KATY GRAINGER||13.34|
|KEVIN HIGHAM||6.95||JANE WHEELER||11.87|
|MATTHEW KNIGHT||6.93||LIZ ASPDEN-MANFIELD||10.80|
|JOHN PADBURY||6.41||KIRSTY POLLARD||10.66|
|BEN LOWE||6.13||ANNE ASHTON||6.96|
|BARRY MANFIELD||5.74||NICOLA WAITE||6.44|
|RICHARD GUEST||5.04||HELEN WILEBORE||6.42|
Sunday 17 May is the last of the LRRL winter road running league races. This time a 8 mile race for those needing a 8 mile standard time you don’t find many 8 mile races.
Race Start: 10:30am (register at HRC base before 10am please).
Location: Syston Rugby Club, Barkby Road, Queniborough, LE7 3FE
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.
Important information: No dogs at all permitted at Syston Rugby Club, this includes the ground and car parks, by order of their committee.
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!
Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne
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.
Parking: At Caterpillar – Limited car parking – please car share and do not park on the grass verges.
Official race website: http://www.desfordstriders.co.uk/desford-6-lrrl-race-2015.html
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%.
|SARAH GARFORD||19.62||CHRIS LANGHAM||22.95|
|JENNY GREEN||18.34||CHRIS LIMMER||21.75|
|CELINE GUERY||18.16||ED BATCH||19.51|
|LISA FREESTONE||17.58||JONATHAN STRONG||19.21|
|RACHEL HALLETT||16.96||BEN MASSER||18.94|
|JULIA WAITE||16.42||EDWARD NIXON||17.18|
|ODETTE FOXALL||16.28||IAN WALKER||16.24|
|GEMMA DANIELS||16.03||SIMON BEDDER||15.83|
|ELIZABETH LEES||15.76||SIMON BIRCH||15.22|
|EMMA LAMBERT||15.26||MIKE DANIELS||15.19|
|SALLY HENDERSON||14.97||GORDON LANDSBURGH||15.05|
|KATY GRAINGER||13.34||MATTHEW JOHNSON||14.73|
|ERICA FISHER||12.72||TOM WORMLEIGHTOM||12.99|
|ELAINE WISCHHUSEN||12.21||ROLF HOELMER||12.76|
|JANE WHEELER||11.87||ANDY LAUDER||12.03|
|JACQUI CAMPBELL||11.01||DAVID LIMMER||07.67|
|ANDREA EARLEY||10.83||KARLY SCALLY||07.17|
|LIZ ASPDEN-MANFIELD||10.80||PAUL CLAYTON||07.04|
|KIRSTY POLLARD||10.66||KEVIN HIGHAM||06.95|
|CHARLOTTE SINCLAIR||9.12||MATTHEW KNIGHT||06.93|
|JO MARTIN||7.42||JOHN PADBURY||06.41|
|ANNE ASHTON||6.96||BEN LOWE||06.13|
|NICOLA WAITE||6.44||BARRY MANFIELD||05.74|
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.
Jon, Andrea, Ed, Leanne
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.
|Emma Lambert||15.26||Chris Langham||15.35|
|Katy Grainger||13.33||Chris Limmer||14.55|
|Sarah Garford||12.87||Ed Batch||13.08|
|Erica Fisher||12.72||Jonathan Strong||12.84|
|Jenny Green||12.44||Rolf Hoelmer||12.76|
|Elaine Wischhusen||12.20||Ben Masser||12.42|
|Celine Guery||12.13||Andy Lauder||12.03|
|Lisa Freestone||11.98||Edward Nixon||11.61|
|Rachel Hallett||11.36||Ian Walker||10.81|
|Jacqui Campbell||11.01||Simon Bedder||10.55|
|Julia Waite||10.97||Mike Daniels||10.30|
|Odette Foxall||10.89||Gordon Landsburgh||10.29|
|Andrea Earley||10.83||Simon Birch||7.71|
|Liz Aspden-Manfield||10.79||David Limmer||7.67|
|Gemma Daniels||10.76||Matthew Johnson||7.41|
|Kirsty Pollard||10.65||Karly Scally||7.17|
|Elizabeth Lees||10.48||Paul Clayton||7.04|
|Sally Henderson||9.97||Kevin Higham||6.95|
|Jo Martin||7.41||Matthew Knight||6.93|
|Anne Ashton||6.95||Tom Wormleightom||6.55|
|Nicola Waite||6.44||John Padbury||6.41|
|Helen Wilebore||6.41||Ben Lowe||6.13|
|Amanda Knight||6.01||Barry Manfield||5.74|
Holly Hayes Woods saw a good turnout given it was probably the busiest running weekend of the year or XC season so far. With the men struggling to field a team at our own Cross Country in the last race due to being short 1 V40, 3 V40 men laced up their shoes for this one. Unfortunately, despite it being his birthday, coming from Edinburgh and his best efforts fighting a cold, Dave Limmer just missed the start of the race and so became a supporter rather than runner. Thanks very much for trying though.
Ladies had 4 runners and saw them finish 5th in Division 2, which for the season meant they kept 2nd place in Division 2! Well done ladies. I wonder if this will lead to promotion for next season.
The men managed 7th in Division 1 which meant they finished the season 5th in Division 1.
Team result was 5th, which means we end up being 4th in Division 1. Well done everyone.
Bethen Padbury picking up 10th lady overall, first lady back for Hinckley and first in her age group of U15. Great performances for Petrina Lancaster and Jenny Green too.
For the ladies, runner of the day goes to Céline Guéry. After battling with the mud at Belvoir on Saturday she came back for more on Sunday and put in an excellent performance. Then to read on Facebook she then did 8 miles on Monday night too. Fantastic! She’s leaping from strength to strength!
For the men’s division we fielded 9 runners including 3 veterans to complete the season with a full side. George Birt, Ben Harding and Ben Masser were Hinckley’s one, two and three, as they have been for most of the season. They’ve really kept the team competitive! Chris Limmer finished in 70th place. Simon Bedder heroically stepped up to make sure the team had sufficient numbers when we were only 20 minutes from the start with a worrying 7 runners. Our missing member, Ed Briggs, cut it fine, but he did make the start line having run 20 miles to Coalville to join in!
In the last race we fell foul of the rules and we pleaded for veteran men to have a legal side this time. The efforts of Karl Scally, Mark Bailey and Ed Briggs were much appreciated to help us with our league position. Since he was first to volunteer, ran in borrowed shoes and was our first vet home – runner of the day goes to Karl Scally!
Thank you to all the runners and helpers.
Ed, Andrea, Jon and Leanne
Last weekend (28th February and 1st March) saw plenty of running and a lot of achievements. Another post to follow shortly on the last cross country of the season at Holly Hayes Woods. And tomorrow is the 3rd of the LRRL Winter league, Kibworth 6.
One I haven’t done yet but has been on my list for the last few years. By all accounts a great event with a 15m and a 26m off road route.
For the 26m route, Tom Shardlow came in 4th in 3:36:15, Matt Johnson in 15th in 3:56:32, Paul Clayton 25th in 4:04:53. Sarah Garford, Aly Wren, Jo Martin and Paul Tomkins ran around in 05:27:37 and sounds like they all had a blast too. Rachel Southworth did well finishing in 06:15:05.
For the 15m route, Elaine Doran ran in 03:01:38, Helen Wilebore, Celine Guery and Leanne Byard all ran together in 03:48:53 – also sounds like they had a good laugh. Jaqui Campbell ran it in 04:15:33, looks like she out-sprinted Elaine Wischhusen, Andrea Earley and Odette Foxall who came in just behind her in 04:19:17.
Well done to all the Coventry Half runners. Too many PBs to count!
For the men Simon Birch first back for Hinckley in 20th position and a time of 77:28 (PB). We had a strong group of men who all beat 90 minutes; Chris Langham 82:51 (PB), Graham Berridge 85:08 (PB), Kevin Higham 86:06 (PB), Matthew Knight 86:51 (PB), Stephen Penney 87:40 (PB), Edward Batch 89:15 (PB) and Paul Ashby 89:24 (PB). Rob Pratt achieved a time of 1:42:17 and Andy Lauder in 1:47:48.
For the ladies, an outstanding performance by Emma Styles saw her win in a time of 83:30 (PB). Lisa Freestone managed to sneak in a nice sub 2 hour time in 1:59:25, with Amanda Knight just behind in 2:00:17. Leanne Byard paced in Kirsty Pollard in 2:03:08 (PB). Kirsty took off over 27 minutes from her Leicester half time!
Victoria and Adrian Cormicle completed the race in 2:09:51, a PB for Victoria.
Latest member of the club to become an ‘ultra runner’
Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne
Please find below the details of the next and last cross country of the season, race 6 in the Derby Runner XC league. With many taking part in other races this weekend (Coventry Half is the same day), it would be great if anyone who can attend and run does. It is a great event, even if it is a bit more of a recovery run at the Belvoir Challenge or other event on Saturday.
It is only £4, I struggle to buy a pint for that price!
A club vest and a pair of shoes is really all you need, but studs, spikes or other off road shoes would help.
A men’s team would be brilliant for the last race, that is 8 men including at least 2 over 40. Even if you are last, you are still helping as without a full team, like last time, we get last place +1.
The ladies are currently 2nd, so another strong performance from them would be a great way to end the season and hopefully pick up some silverware.
For those on Facebook an event will be or has been created. More info at http://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/fixturesMain.asp?RaceDateID=HHX15
Same Venue as 2013/4!
MAIN/OFFICIAL MARSHALLED CAR PARKING is at King Edward VII College/Castle Rock High School reached off both Meadow Lane and Warren Hills Road. Use LE67 4BR on Sat Navs.
Additional street parking along Meadow Lane.
Please allow 10 walk to the start/finish area.
Thereafter 10 roads in total border the woods/course with footpaths leading from 7 of these: Meadow Lane, end of Abbots Oak Drive, Hilary Crescent, Hayes Close, Holly Hayes Road, St. Bernard’s Road, Leicester Road. IF you park on these or Rosemary Cresent, Peterfield Road & Tressell Road then please do NOT block drives or cause inconvenience to residents.
Grid ref for X/C course (not the car parking) is SK443 154
If you have equipment to erect then please only do this where indicated in the field where we start/finish. There is a Special Scientific Interest field on the course where this is strictly prohibited.
No Toilets available.
Start Times: Juniors 10:30 am Adults 11:00 am (adults, if you can please make sure you are there and registered by 10:30 that will help allow everyone to warm up)
Course details/footwear: only 2 foot of tarmac per lap, some slightly gravelled paths – otherwise grass, woodland, mud and trail paths with 4 brook crossing for adults.
Junior (2013 course) Under 10’s 1 lap woodland/grass finish (approx. 1 mile), Under 16’s 2 laps
Adults (approx. 5.3 miles) – 1 medium trail/grassland lap with 1 brook crossing, followed by 2 large woodland/trail/grass laps with 1 then 2 brook crossings respectively. No hills/gentle undulations.
Post race event: The Lady Jane Pub, Hall Lane, Whitwick (please only park here after the event if staying for results)
Jon – Men’s Captain
Although we were one Vet short of a full men’s team, we had one of the strongest turn outs this season. Everyone did so well through a course that just kept giving more mud. No doubt everyone was spurred on by the familiar faces marshalling and giving support. Many had their highest finishing positions ever, or certainly this season. This is equally true for the ladies team.
Paul Ashby picks up runner of the day for just ploughing his way through the field. Great to see him back on form having done well at the Bowline a few weeks before.
Sarah Garford picks up runner of the day after having a fantastic run, great training for the Belvior challenge.
Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne
Last Sunday we hosted the Hinckley XC, race 5 in the Derby Runner League. Thanks and well done to all those who helped out before, during or after the event. Much organisation in advance, course planning and marking. Then parking on the day, time keeping and finish chute, lots of happy, friendly and encouraging marshalling as well as a big tidy up operation afterwards and plenty more too.
Everything went well, especially after the barrier went down at the car park. Having the tents so close to the start/finish and some of the course as well as the cars was great. The course allowed for spectators to see runners at the start, finish and a few times around the course.
Plenty of mud, some fields, some woodland and some ditches allowed for a bit of variety.
I have uploaded a PDF of the results with individual results followed by the team results. These can be found on the results tab at the top.
The ladies team did brilliantly coming 1st in Division 2. This puts them 2nd in Division 2 with 1 race to go!
We had 8 men run, but only the first 6 seniors score, then the first 2 vets. Rob Pratt was our only Vet (40+) and so we get last place +1 (270) to count as our 2nd Vet. Despite this men came 6th in Division 1, thanks to great performances by everyone who ran. Overall this puts us 5th in Division 1. Not much in it between 4th and 7th so the next race will really count!
As a team we came 6th in Division 1 (need 2 Vet men to count for the team so this pushed us down again with last place +1 (270)). Overall we are 4th in Division 1, but again, not much in it between 4th and 7th place.
With Coventry half and some other races being on the same day as the next one, a good turn out would be great. Last one of the season on Sunday 1st March 2015 at Holly Hayes Woods near Whitwick.
Jon – Men’s captain
For more details of the Hinckley XC this Sunday the 15th February 2015 please click here.