On Sunday a handful of HPRC members tackled the Charnwood Hills Race, the only fell race in Leicestershire, often simply referred to as “The Bowline.”
On the roads, Stewart Gregory continued his excellent return from injury at the Chichester 10K, where the race finish includes a complete lap of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. This was one of three qualification races for the England Masters 10K team and, in a quality field, his 34:48 placed him 42nd overall, 2nd V50 and will mean he has the honour of wearing an England vest in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k in May.
The other two qualification races for the the England Age Group 10K are at Trafford and Lincoln. All the details are here.
Away from racing, it was the club’s annual off-road weekend in Castleton, with groups making use of the great location to explore the snowy Peaks.
Looking ahead, this weekend sees some big events in which HPRC will be well represented. On Sunday it’s both the inaugural Leicestershire Half Marathon at Prestwold and the 25th running of the Stamford Striders St Valentines 30K. Sunday also sees the rescheduled Keyworth Turkey Trot, which was cancelled in December due to poor weather. Let’s hope the prize turkeys are still edible and that the snow doesn’t strike twice!
As always, keep on eye on the race calendar for dates of upcoming events.