Kibworth 6 LRRL 2015 runners of the day

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.

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Ladies runner of the day goes to Sarah Garford. First lady back for Hinckley and one of her strongest performances recently, well done.  

Sarah Garford
Sarah Garford

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

President’s Shield award and 100% standings after Markfield 10k 2015

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
Jane Wheeler  5.99
Charlotte Sinclair  4.39

 

Jon

Holly Hayes 2015 runner of the day, results and end of the cross country season

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.

Bethan Padbury
Bethan Padbury

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!

Céline Guéry
Céline Guéry

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!

Simon Bedder
Simon Bedder

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!

Karl Scally
Karl Scally

Thank you to all the runners and helpers.

Ed, Andrea, Jon and Leanne

A fully loaded weekend of events

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.

Belvoir Challenge
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.

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Matt tucking in!
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Leanne, Helen and Céline

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.

Coventry Half

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.

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Emma winning!

 

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.

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Simon and Chris
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The sub 90 minutes lads: Stephen, Ed, Chris, Paul and Kevin
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Kirsty and her pacer Leanne

 

Latest member of the club to become an ‘ultra runner’

Sunday saw Sally Henderson complete her first ultra at the Beyond Marathon Event, The Millennium Way, covering a distance of 38 miles.

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Jon and Sally

 

Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne

Holly Hayes XC Sunday 1st March 2015

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
http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=1177689

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.

Http://www.mapmyrun.com/workout/474871293

Post race event: The Lady Jane Pub, Hall Lane, Whitwick (please only park here after the event if staying for results)

http://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/docs/2014_HollyHayesXC.doc

Jon – Men’s Captain

 

Hinckley XC Runner of the day 2015

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.

Sarah Garford
Sarah Garford
Paul Ashby
Paul Ashby

Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne

 

Hinckley XC 2015 Results

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

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Markfield 10k 2015 Runner of the day

Another great turn out for both the men and ladies. A big thanks to those who have been bringing cake (Odette, Julia and Elaine at Markfield)! I can bring cake if you like. However, after the Christmas bake-off I’m not sure this is my strong point.

For the men, many improved performances since a couple of weeks ago at Barrow 6. PBs for at least Mike Daniels, Simon Bedder and Chris Langham. I think at least Gordon Landsburgh, Ed Nixon, Tom Wormleighton and Matt Knight managed to knock a fair chunk off their PBs too. Many others had season or course bests and did very well too.

It was great to see Ben Masser back on form again. Kevin Higham managed a PB as it was hist first 10k (how have you not done one already?!?). He also managed to knock out a great performance compared to other times and distance and placed very well.

Runner of the day goes to Simon ‘I haven’t really trained’ Birch for a massive PB of over 30 seconds per mile (I hear that is hard at the sharp end!). Compared to his normal performance this is a great achievement, he also finished 9th! Great result.

The ladies had equally great results. Emma Styles (Lambert) being first lady back for Hinckley and 2nd lady overall! Celine Guery keeps making great progress with another PB, by over 5 minutes! Others with PBs included Jenny Green, Amanda Knight, Lisa Freestone, Julia Waite and Andrea Earley.

It was great to see Charlotte Sinclair making her debut too.

Ladies runner of the day goes to Katy Grainger, she consistently represents the club at road and XC races, always performing very well. At Markfield she was 2nd lady back for Hinckley and took very nearly 3 minutes off her 10k time too! A great performance.

Well done and thanks to everyone who ran or supported. See everyone at the Hinckley XC on Sunday 15th February 2015

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Jon, Andrea, Ed and Leanne

 

 

Markfield 10k 2015 Results

Individual results have been uploaded to the results page. Waiting for team results and tables to be confirmed.

Great turn out, 39 runners plus many supporters around the course. Well done everyone who took part, lots of PBs on a 10k course that seems far away from a PB course.

A picture of just a few of those racing

Markfield 10k

Presentation Evening 2015

Hinckley Running Club held their annual presentation evening at The Atkins Building on Saturday night with many club members being recognised for their 2014 achievements.

The evening began with the Junior Division Athletics Awards after a successful season of athletics inside/on the track and also in cross country (XC). As a result of their successful season, 11 club members will be representing Leicestershire in the Regional Sports Hall Finals in February.

Most Improved Athlete went to Elise Cook-Sutton for improving in every field event that she competed in at Saffron Lane along with making a clear improvement in her long distance running. The Spirit of Athletics Awards went to Bethan Padbury for her time spent being an Assistant Coach at training sessions, assisting the younger children in competitions and being an ambassador herself by competing in both the junior athletics division and senior XC events.

Bethan Padbury Spirit of Athletics with coach Martin Lynch

Bethan Padbury Spirit of Athletics

Ben Thomas scooped Male Athlete of the Year for his success in track competitions and XC races. Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Emily Buckler for her track and XC successes and for setting 6 club records this season. Both athletes have regularly represented their schools throughout the season. Senior Club Chairman John Padbury then presented the Senior Division Chairman’s Award to Jayne Thomas for her outstanding contributions to the Junior Division. Despite the many hours Jayne dedicates to the Junior division, she also manages to attend club training herself on a regular basis.

Emily BucklerJunior Female Athlete of the year 2014
Emily BucklerJunior Female Athlete of the year 2014 with coach Jayne Thomas
Ben Thomas Junior Male Athlete of the year 2014
Ben Thomas Junior Male Athlete of the year 2014 with coach Shawn Wilebore
Jayne Thomas Chairmans Award 2014
Jayne Thomas Chairmans Award 2014 with Chairman John Padbury
Jayne Thomas Chairmans Award and Ben Thomas Junior Male Athlete of the year 2014
Jayne Thomas Chairmans Award and Ben Thomas Junior Male Athlete of the year 2014

The Senior Awards night began with the preceding title holder Jacqui Campbell awarding Celine Guery with Beginner of the Year for her outstanding progress since joining Jacqui’s beginners group and the running club. Club president Geoff Oliver then went on to present the President’s Shield Awards which include a free 2015 membership to the club for the winners. The awards are based on a points system for individuals performance in the Leicestershire Road Racing League (LRRL). First place for the ladies went to Gill McGarry. Sarah McSharry came in second and third place was awarded to Kate Perkins. The Men’s first place was awarded to Chris Limmer. Edward Batch was awarded second place with third place going to Jonathan Strong.

Celine Guery beginner of the year
Celine Guery (centre) beginner of the year with ladies captain Andrea Earley (left) and last years beginner of the year Jacqui Campbell (right)

LRRL rep Sarah Garford presented the following LRRL trophies to club members:
100% attendance in the league was awarded to Kate Perkins, Sarah McSharry and Gill McGarry. As a result of the ladies teams winning division 1 and 2, Penny Masser, Katy Grainger, Kate Perkins and Sarah McSharry from the ladies A team were presented with trophies for gaining the most points within the team. The ladies B team trophies went to Gill McGarry, Odette Foxall, Jenny Green and Sarah Garford.

Kate Perkins
Kate Perkins with her 100% and Bronze standard time

Men’s captain Jonathan Strong and ladies captain Andrea Earley then went on to present the club’s Times Standard Awards. Runners can gain an award by completing 5 different race distances within the times set by the standards. A distinction can be achieved by completing all 9 distances within the scheme which must include a marathon and a 20 mile race.Bronze Awards were presented to Rolf Hoelmer, Kate Perkins, Kev Higham, Jonathan Strong, Andrea Earley, Rachel Hallett, Steven Penney, Rachel Southworth, Tom Wormleighton, Julia Waite, Ed Nixon, Céline Guéry and Jacqui Campbell. Bronze Distinctions were presented to Ed Batch, Leanne Byard and Jenny Green.

Silver Awards were presented to Odette Foxall, Matt Johnson, Jenny Green, Ben Masser, Lisa Freestone and Karl Scally. Silver Distinctions were awarded to Katy Grainger and Sarah McSharry.Gold Awards were presented to Jo Martin, Chris Langham, Sarah McSharry, Simon Earley, Sarah Garford, Dave Limmer and Chris Limmer. Penny Masser was presented with a Gold Distinction. Assistant Coach Jenny Green presented the Coaches Award to Andrea Earley for setting an excellent example to other runners by coming back stronger than ever after injury to achieve her first Times Standard Award.

Andrea Earley coaches award
Andrea Earley receiving the coaches award from Chairman John Padbury

Sarah McSharry scooped the Ladies Runner of the Year presented by last years winner Kate Perkins. The award is voted for by fellow club members who were inspired by Sarah after going from strength to strength in 2014 after jumping from achieving Bronze times to Gold times in less than 12 months and shaving over 30 minutes off her marathon PB.

Last years male Runner of the year Jonathan Strong presented Joint winners Ed Nixon and Geoff Oliver with this years shield. Ed has progressed at an outstanding rate since joining the club and his strongest year yet was duly noted by fellow club members, ending with a sub 4-hour first marathon. Geoff is a long standing inspiration to club members but 2014 saw him achieving 8 world records in one race for the over 80’s and his determination to return this year is a further inspiration.

Geoff Oliver and Ed Nixon ROY 2015
Geoff Oliver and Ed Nixon Male Runner of the year

Club Secretary Paul Clayton and Chairman John Padbury presented the penultimate Lifetime Achievement Award to Penny Masser and Steve Hatcher which includes lifetime membership. Both individuals have been club members for over 20 years and have made significant contributions to the club. Penny has been an excellent ambassador for the club at races throughout her membership and has held the post of Club Secretary. Penny has also been an integral part to organising Thursday evening running routes throughout her time at the club. Steve has been Men’s captain, Head Coach and XC captain which includes organising the clubs annual XC race. Steve has also spent many voluntary hours travelling far and wide to provide support to club members during training, races and endurance events, assisting on his bike and putting up tents whatever the weather.

Penny Masser lifetime achievment
Penny Masser lifetime achievement award

The club would also like to congratulate member Rachel Hallett for running her 100th park run on Saturday and being the first club member to reach this milestone. Hinckley Running club meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15pm outside the Small Hall in Hinckley Leisure Centre. For more information contact Paul Clayton on Secretary@hinckleyrunningclub.com or visit www.hinckleyrunningclub.com. The junior athletics division has grown to 108 members and train at Green Towers every Wednesday from 4.45 – 5.45pm and welcomes young aspiring runners and athletes of all abilities. For more information contact Andy Lauder on andy_lauder@btconnect.com

 

Bronze standard time awards
Bronze standard time awards and distinctions; Rolf Hoelmer, Ed Batch, Jonathan Strong, Steven Penney, Tom Wormleighton, Jenny Green, Céline Guéry, Andrea Earley, Jacqui Campbell, Ed Nixon, Julia Waite and Leanne Byard
Silver awards
Silver awards Jenny Green and Odette Foxall
Gold awards
Men’s Vice Captain and runner of the year Ed Nixon with Gold award achievers; Chris Langham, Jo Martin, Dave Limmer, Simon Earley, Chris Limmer and Sarah Garford.

 

Ben Masser
Ben Masser with his first Silver standard time award

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, Andrea, 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