Christmas Presentations and Squares Draw 19th December

Our Christmas bash is on Thursday 19th December at the Water Sports Centre. We start with our traditional V50 men versus ladies 5K race around Lady Bay then move back to the centre for food, quiz, presentation of the year’s club championship certificates, London Marathon draw then finally the legendary squares raffle draw for Christmas goodies. Get your squares on club nights.

If you’re coming, please sign up here.

Nottingham Christmas Relays

Don’t you long for that post-Christmas blowout, a relay race in the freezing cold between Christmas and New Year? Well, we have the answer for you, the newly-relaunched Nottingham Christmas Relays. For those of us who’ve been around the Nottingham running scene for a few years, the old Christmas relays at Wollaton Park were the antidote to any Christmas overindulgence, a short relay of mixed teams on an undulating mainly off-road course. After an absence of a couple of years, HPRC have brought the Christmas Relays back at our home of the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont. We hope to see old friends and new for this new (old) event.

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Hill Sessions Are Back

As the autumn leaves start falling, it’s a sure sign that the start of the hill sessions is upon us from this Thursday, 24th October at Selby Road. It’s best to be well warmed up for the session to avoid injury, so we recommend running out with the group from HP at 7pm. Otherwise, you can meet the group at Selby road for a 7.25 start.

Lake Handicap

Congratulations to Marc Faulder, winner of this year’s Lake Handicap. Marc scored impressive second place finishes in the first two races of the series.

Unfortunately we had some problems with the start of the third race which meant that we couldn’t be sure of when quite a number of runners had started and therefore couldn’t provide a reliable set of results. So the series was decided by the first two races and Marc was declared the winner.

Race 1 and 2 results and final standings

New Steady Pace Group on Monday Nights

Starting on 2nd September, there will be a Monday night regular steady pace club run. This group will not have a set pace, but will run at the pace of the slowest in the group, so all abilities welcome (it will be a run though, not a run-walk). Each Monday, one or two members of the club will lead a run of between 4 and 5 miles depending on what the group want to do. Start and finish at NWSC, same as usual Monday night club runs. Just mention to the duty runner and they will point you to the right group.

We will trial this for 3-4 months to see if there is a demand, so if you are interested please do come along!

Date Leaders
02-Sep Jo Chalmers Ruth Coates
09-Sep Katie Holmes Jess Shanks
16-Sep Helly Jeikel Peter Gale
23-Sep Ruth Coates Sue Whitehead
30-Sep Lauren Johnson Christine Heaton
07-Oct Richard Ranby Chris Hill
14-Oct Darren Fisher
21-Oct Jo Chalmers Sue Whitehead
28-Oct Nigel and Karen Harrison Christine Heaton

Summer League Success

Thanks to a great turnout at the final race at Teversal we managed to win three of the four categories in the series – a fantastic effort. We won the senior and vets mens categories and the senior womens, our womens vets claiming third.

On an individual level, Dan Bagley was third overall in the mens series and kudos also to Katie Holmes who was second in the V55 and Neil Cooper who was third in the V35. John Oldfield was the only V75 to complete the series and Christine Oldfield one of only two women to complete the series in the womens V65 category.

Full results are on the Notts AA website.

Worksop Summer League Results

Our senior men and women both took another win at Worksop and hold healthy leads going into the final race at Teversal on 7th August. Our vets teams are both in very tight tussles for series victory. The men saw their series lead cut back dramatically by Mansfield to just 11 points, and the women have slipped narrowly into second place by a mere 6 points. So it’s all to play for, let’s make sure we get the best possible turnout at Teversal!

The Worksop results are now out on the Notts AAA website.