We proved on Sunday that we’re a club of mudlarks if nothing else, taking three of the top 4 places in the men’s race and two of the top 10 in the ladies, on the way to sweeping to victory in three of the four senior and vets categories, our ladies vets taking a second place. Oli Matharu led the men’s field home followed by Phil Nind and Hannah Sampson took second in the ladies race.
That’s left us in good shape for the series, as we now lead the senior men’s category and are tied at the top in the vet men’s, senior ladies and vet ladies. So there’s all to play for when we resume in February.
Holme Pierrepont Results
Overall After 2 races
For the first time any of us can remember, we had winners in both the mens and womens races at the first race of the East Mids series at Bramcote. Take a bow, Oliver Matharu and Claire Lewis. They were backed up by strong performances all through the field so our senior men and vet ladies took a win and our vet men and senior ladies a second place. Our B teams are handily placed too, so there’s going to be all to play for in this year’s series which is packed into the next few weeks.
There’s no let up in the action, as the next race is next Sunday which we’re hosting at Holme Pierrepont. As ever, if you can’t run and are able to marshal, please help out on the course.
Bramcote Park Results
Series standings after first race
Entries for the 2020 Holme Pierrepont Grand Prix are now open.
This year’s series features a new 5 mile course at Nottingham University, the familiar 4 miles at Rushcliffe Country Park and the fast and flat 5K on the Victoria Embankment and the 10K to finish the series at Holme Pierrepont.
We’ll be supporting the Cerebral Palsy Charity.
Thanks to all of you who came along for a festive bash around Holme Pierrepont, we had a fantastic turnout of 41 teams. The winners were the Flying Foxes from just over the border, led out and anchored by former Grand Prix winners. Perhaps we might just do it again next year.
Final results added 1st January 2020.
HPRC Christmas Relays 2019 Final results
It was victory again to the ladies in the annual challenge against the V50 men last night. A last-minute change to the course was needed due to an accident on Radcliffe Road, so it was run over a roughly 2 mile out and back this year. Well done to everyone for getting the race on. It also gave us a chance to test our new chip timing system which we’re hoping to introduce to the Grand Prix next year.
There wasn’t much in it, with the ladies winning by 21 seconds.
Full results with adjusted times
Courtesy of our records keeper Tom Davies, there’s an update to the club records to the end of October. There are updates to both mens and womens track records and to the mens road records. Among other things, it includes a massive 18 new records set at this year’s club track championships.
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.
The cross country season gets underway on Saturday 12th October with the first North Mids race at Markeaton Park, Derby. The women get underway at 1.50, with the men at 2.20. This is a race all club members can run free of charge, so let’s get the season off to a great start.
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
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!
||Nigel and Karen Harrison