A night of celebration for Hinckley Running club!

Members of Hinckley Running Club celebrated a successful season by attending the Leicestershire Road Running League’s (LRRL) annual presentation on Friday, October 7th.

Hinckley runners celebrating the LRRL 2016
Hinckley runners with their LRRL 2016 awards

The event, held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club gives runners who have participated in the league the opportunity to get together and collect any trophies achieved first hand.

Both the Hinckley Men’s and Ladies Senior teams finished the summer season strongly with second place in Division 1. As the scores of the 8 top performing males and 4 top performing females are counted in each race, the top scoring 8 males and 4 females of the season will receive a trophy for their performances.

Individual trophies for the LRRL Summer League Championships were achieved by Bethan Padbury for finishing first in the Under 20 Women’s category, Penny Masser for third in the VET50 Women’s category, Kate Perkins for fifth in the Senior Women’s category and Rebecca Gould for sixth in the Senior Women’s category.

Ladies team collecting their awards
Ladies team collecting their awards

The following club members collected trophies for achieving 100% attendance at races in both the Winter and Summer league: Sarah Garford, Céline Guéry, Gordon Landsburgh, Joe Langham, Nick Moore and Julia Waite.

A special mention was given to Kirsty Pollard, who was nominated for the Norman Kershaw award for being an inspiration to others after continuing to support the Hinckley All Sorts beginner and intermediate groups as soon as possible after returning home from a period in intensive care with swine flu and double pneumonia. Kirsty also made an inspirational comeback to the club as soon as she was given the all clear to run again.

Hinckley Running Club meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 6:15pm. The All Sorts Beginners and Intermediate groups meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm. For further information visit www.hinckleyrunningclub.com

Jenny Green