Winter League Update

The Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) 2017 Winter season has come to a close and the individuals results are in.

In all, 41 runners from Hinckley Running Club have put on their blue and white vests and ran in at least one winter league race. Two Hinckley runners won prizes: Bethan Padbury – 1st U20 female (8th lady overall), and Chris Langham – 2nd V45 male (27th man overall). Congratulations!

The individuals prizes are worked out using the best three results of the four winter races – Kibworth 6, Stilton 7, Markfield 10k and Desford 5.

The following nine runners have taken part in all four races: Chris Langham, Nick Moore, Jonathan Strong, Harry Langham, Geoff Oliver, Céline Guéry, Kate Perkins, Emma Thompson and Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield.

Those nine might be well placed with a shot at the HRC Presidents’s Shield award this year – awarded to the best age-graded total score across the whole LRRL Winter and Summer seasons.

Five members ran their first ever LRRL race: Kerry Wittering, Emma Thompson, Nicola Dutton, Steph Harris and Will Trollope. Thanks for being brave enough to come out for your first race, hope you enjoyed it. Hopefully we will see lots more new names by the end of the year – if you haven’t, go on give it a try! I have put the race dates below.

The highest placed man in any race was Tom Shardlow who came 7th at the Desford 5, and the highest placed lady was Bethan Padbury who came 10th at the Stilton 7.

In the club side of things, we have managed to have full men’s team (first 8) and ladies’ team (first 6) for every race. Hinckley men are 4th in Division One. The ladies are 8th in Division One, in the relegation zone alongside Barrow, but only only a few points in it. The club league runs across the whole winter and summer season though so still 7 races to go.

First summer league race is the West End 8 on May 7th, hope to see you there!

Ladies’ Table

(Points are allocated 500 pts for 1st place, 499 pts for 2nd place, and so on. Best 3 scores count.)

PosAthleteAge CatRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4TotalCat Pos
8Bethan PadburyU20F49049148914701
31Celine GuerySenF473465468466140721
38Kate PerkinsSenF436476451454138124
103Kerry WitteringVF45367374363110414
108Emma ThompsonSenF338366352342106053
119Elizabeth Aspden-MansfieldVF45332349339321102016
152Judy McSharryVF553003252939187
175Odette FoxallVF4029131325786132
194Michelle FowlerVF4539840780528
220Charlotte May SinclairSenF346364710104
229Julie HudsonVF4532534767234
241Erica FisherVF6032629462010
285Jenny GreenSenF431431131
287Sarah GarfordSenF430430132
317Jo MartinVF5538838825
334Sally HendersonSenF362362150
343Elizabeth LeesVF4035335367
356Nicola DuttonSenF335335159
371Elaine WischhusenVF5531931929
383Diane WildburVF6030430414
385Andrea EarleyVF4529929962
386Jacqueline CampbellVF5029929930
393Amanda KnightSenF289289170
415Stephanie HarrisSenF255255179

Men’s Table

PosAthleteAge CatRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4TotalCat Pos
27Chris LanghamVM4544046646347514042
50Nick MooreSenM415406439449130332
66Jonathan StrongSenM407436369405124838
82Harry LanghamU20M37439438041311872
112Rob PrattVM50358352358106816
137Rolf HoelmerVM4032033532297722
139Tom ShardlowSenM48049497461
193Joe LanghamSenM42441383786
272Geoffrey OliverVM6021224220820566216
287Tim PayneVM5029932562440
358William TrollopeSenM459459131
368Matthew KnightSenM443443138
374Simon EarleyVM5043843853
384Mark FrostVM4542142167
388Stephen PenneyVM4041341349
482William PitherVM4026126166
491Ian SylvesterVM6024924936

Club League Tables

(First 8 men and first 6 women count for the team at each race. Team score is worked out by adding up the finishing positions of the runners. The team with the best score gets gets 22pts, 2nd team gets 19pts, then 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12.)

Full tables are available at the LRAN website.

2017 LRRL Summer League Dates

All races open to all, the more the merrier!

7 May –  West End 8 – Enter Here
21 May – Gaddesby 7 – Enter Here
4 June – Swithland 6 – Enter Here
5 July – Hungarton 7
2 Aug – Joy Cann 5
13 Aug – Hermitage 10K
3 Sep – John Fraser 10

Bethan Padbury racing at the Desford 5, with Rob Pratt in the background


Bethan Padbury racing at the Desford 5, with Rob Pratt in the background


Pictures from Mark Langdale