After a slight hiccup this morning, here are the Embankment results. Ben Plummer from Barrow Runners was first across the line, with Marlon Dunkley still leading the men’s series. Lucy Gossage again took the women’s race, further extending her series lead.
The final race of the series is on Thursday night at Holme Pierrepont. There are still places left for this fast, flat 10K.
On a lovely night for running at Colwick we had our first Holme Pierrepont winner for many a year – take a bow Philip Nind. Rushcliffe’s Marlon Dunkley extended his lead in the men’s series, and Lucy Gossage took another win to extend her lead over former winner Katie Lomas.
The next race is a flat, measured 5K along the Victoria Embankment on Tuesday 2nd July. There are still places available for the remaining two races of the series.
Updated Colwick Results
This year’s Grand Prix got underway at a soggy Rushcliffe Country Park on Tuesday night. In the men’s race, Mark Powell of Leicester Coritanian just got the better of a close race with Marlon Dunkley of Rushcliffe AC. In the women’s race, Lucy Gossage won convincingly, with former series winner Katie Lomas more than a minute behind.
The second race is at Colwick on Thursday, there are still entries available for the Colwick race and the rest of the series.
The Summer League resumes this Wednesday, 12th June at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont. It’s a flat 5 mile course taking in the path around the lake and the lane. Let’s keep our great start to the season going with another strong turnout. If you’re not running, we still need help with marshaling. Please note that there is a £2 charge for parking levied by the Water Sports Centre which we have no control over.
Philip Nind was first over the line in 4:39, closely followed by Oliver Matharu. Four runners broke 5 minutes. It was great to see over 50 runners taking part.
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Victory in the first Lake Handicap of the year went to Glyn Sawford, three whole minutes ahead of his handicap time in conditions that could charitably be described as “refreshing”. Newcomer Marc Foulder was second and Victoria Webster third. Oliver Matharu was fastest round the course in 15:58. It’s early days yet and there’s plenty of time to improve your time over the summer.
The next race is on Monday 15th July.
Lake Handicap Race 1 Results
Thanks to all of you who came along to our AGM last night. We’ll straighten out the details in due course, but in the meantime we’ll go with our new committee which will be headed as Chair by Neil Devonport, universally AKA Jogger (ironically of course!) Our thanks go to Debbie Smith, who stepped down as Chair after three years to take on a voluntary role with England Athletics. Neil passes on the baton as men’s captain to Will Meredith. We also welcome John Partridge to the committee as Publicity Officer, a role he has started to take on in recent months, and we thank Glyn Sawford and Kev Ford, who are also stepping down this year.
It’s something of an end of an era, as Glyn has given the committee many years’ service, variously as Grand Prix Director, Membership Secretary and editor of Running Free, as well as providing many words of wisdom from his years of experience. No doubt Glyn will be going off to spend more time with his fell shoes, if that’s possible!
Your new committee are:
Chair – Neil Devonport
Vice Chair – Tom Davies
Treasurer – William Scott
Minutes Secretary – Aimee Palace
Events Secretary – Steve Tupholme
Social Secretary – Ann Gould and Emma Cupitt
Publicity Officer – John Partridge
Membership Secretary – Steve Eatherington
Kit Secretary – John Sutherns
Women’s Captain – Jean Inglis
Men’s Captain – Will Meredith
General Member – Keith Jamieson
General Member – Gary Cragg
General Member – Christine Heaton
We still have one vacancy for a general member, who the committee can co-opt, so if you’re interested, have a word with one of us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a terrific start we had to the summer league at Hexgreave Park! An excellent turnout saw the club storm into the lead in all the four main categories, senior and vet men and women. In a reflection of our strength in depth, our B, C and even D teams placed creditably and in the vet mens category we even fielded H and I teams.
Let’s keep the momentum going and have another great night at the next race on 29th May at the Flowserve in Balderton, Newark.
Full results are on the Notts AAA website. Ignore the overall tabs, they seem to be incorrect.
With the summer approaching, our weekly pub runs are back. The first one is on Friday 25th April at 7pm from the Chestnut in Radcliffe on Trent. If we can find enough volunteers to lead, we’ll have a whole series running over the next few months into September. Keep an eye on Facebook and you can find the full list here.
As the weather turns a little warmer, the summer league begins on Wednesday 24th April at Hexgreave Park near Bilsthorpe. It’s a multi-terrain race with a mixture of road, trail and grass. The address is Hexgreave Park, Bilsthorpe NG22 8LS.
Let’s have a great turnout for the first race of the summer.
More on the summer league page.