Sunday 12 March saw the 3rd Winter League race of the 2017 season of the Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL). 19 of our members turned out to race the undulating, scenic 10k organised by Beaumont RC. We were unable to take part last year due icy weather causing the organisers to cancel. Fortunately there was no ice in sight this year which meant our running shoes were firmly on the ground when we took on the climbs!
533 runners finished the race, and it was won by Gordon Lee of Leicester Coritanian AC in 34:04, and Hannah Doran of Charnwood AC in 38:09. The first Hinckley runners home were Tom Shardlow in 36:21 and Celine Guery in 46:02.
19 Hinckley crew members raced in total, with all of us achieving a county standard time..go Hinckley! The following times were achieved:
Tom Shardlow – 36:21, Chris Langham – 37:13, William Trollope – 37:43, Nick Moore – 39:11, Joe Langham – 40:38, Harry Langham – 42:37, Jonathan Strong – 43:08, Rob Pratt – 43:58, Rolf Hoelmer – 45:36, Celine Guery – 46:02, Kate Perkins – 47:12, Tim Payne – 47:22, Jenny Green – 49:02, Michelle Fowler – 51:28, Jo Martin – 52:19, Kerry Wittering – 54:11, Emma Thompson – 56:51, Geoff Oliver – 57:14, Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield – 57:59
After 3 races our team standings are as follows:
Men – 4th in Division 1 with the B team 7th in Division 2
Vet Men – 7th in Division 2 with the B team 6th in Division 2
Ladies – 7th in Division 1 with the B team 8th in Division 1
Vet Ladies – 8th in Division 1 with the B team 7th in Division 1
We are decorating the relegation zones quite nicely on the tables at the moment but there is still time do a Leicester City and move on up! We can do it!
For full results click here http://lran.org.uk/markfield-10k
Our captains picked as runners of the day Kerry Wittering and Chris Langham, both showing fabulous hardiness and team spirit. Well done to them and all of our runners.