Despite the rearranged mid-February date, HPRC were out in force at the traditional end of year Keyworth Turkey Trot. A sensational run by Matt Nutt saw him take the win in club colours in a fantastic time of 1:15:27.
The club also won the men’s team prize (Matt Nutt, Matt Clapp & Sam Williams-Duncan) and the women’s team prize (Christine Heaton, Claire Hayes & Natalie Hoffman).
In addition, Christine won the Women’s 45-54 prize, whilst Kev Ford was first Male 60+.
Strong winds added to the challenge of a tough undulating course at the Stamford Striders Valentines 30K. The race is used by many as a training run for those building towards a Spring marathon, as was the case with race winner Aaron Scott who will be on the elite start at the Virgin Money London Marathon in April.
The club were well represented with three runners in the top 10, including a podium place for Craig Taylor in 3rd with a tremendous time of 1:48:56.
Looking ahead to this weekend, on Saturday the club’s parkrun challenge visits Melton Mowbray whilst on Sunday it’s the final race in the East Midlands Cross Country league at the permanently moist Trent Meadows bogfest. The positions in numerous categories are still up for grabs. These races are free for all club members, but you must wear your club vest.