Markfield XC 2015 Results and ROD


Last Sunday 11th October 2015 saw the first XC of the season at Markfield. A regular fixture helped some to compare performances against previous years, both in time and finishing position.

Limited parking as always, so as usual a good level of car sharing or alternative transport helped limit the cars. Keep it up please!

Thanks and well done to everyone who raced or supported!

Final results are up. As a team we are 7th in League 1. This is based on the top 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 women (including 1 vet). Men are 6th in League 1. Ladies are 3rd in League 2.

We had 12 men race and everyone did brilliantly! Tom Shardlow was first back for Hinckley and 5th overall. Ben Masser was 2nd back for us and 4th in his agecategory. Well paced Ben (and thanks to Paul Clayton for helping him!). It was Joseph Langham’s first XC race for the club and he had a fab result at 116th! Well done. Everyone said how great it was to see Adrian back racing, good to have you back!

Men’s ROD goes to Rolf Hoelmer, a great effort on the day following continual improving over the last year.

Many thanks to the 10 lovely ladies who took part in this year’s first cross country. 4 ‘crazy girls’ actually ran over…3 of them then taking part: Sarah Garford, Helen Wilebore and Sally Henderson. This was Sally’s first XC too! Thanks to Julia who, after running over, provided lots of support to our runners.

Bethan Padbury was first lady home for HRC (5th lady) .. she really is going from strength to strength.
Kate Perkins was hot on Bethan’s heels after putting in anther strong performance and finishing 6th lady.

Celine Guery ran an excellent race … can you believe she completed a marathon (smashing her PB) just a week before! This girl is a machine!!

I loved the way Gemma Daniels’ body language said “Why am I here?” at the start and then greets you with a huge smile at the finish line … That’s WHY you were there Gemma!

Jacqui Campbell and Charlotte Sinclair represented the ‘C’ Group in style .. this was Charlotte’s first cross country race – in borrowed shoes, she didn’t hate it .. and WILL be back!

My lady runner of the day is Kim Spratt .. she is now becoming a ‘regular’ in a blue and white vest at races and gave 110%.
Congratulations Kim and a massive Well Done and Thank You to all.

Thanks for the photos Chris Langham!
HRC Markfield XC
Next XC is Bagworth Heath on Sunday 22nd November 2015