Virtual Lake Handicap 2 Results

Final results are published now. The winner was Christopher Dancer, well over 4 minutes up on his handicap time, followed by Sarah Drew then Chris Jekiel.

Kudos also to Dan Bagley who recorded a sub-15 minute lap, which we believe is the first by a club member. Unfortunately times in virtual races don’t count for records purposes but this is a remarkable achievement.

After two races, it’s tight at the top, with George Kujawinski leading by just 4 points from Paul Edwards, with a bigger gap down to Richard Jones and Anna Critchley.

We don’t know yet whether it will be possible to hold the final race in the usual way or whether it will be another virtual race. The committee will be making a decision in early September based on the latest advice at that point.

Race 2 results and current standings

AGM Update

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our first virtual AGM. In the end we had over 100 members present and we were able to make the constitution change that will allow us to to conduct the usual business of an AGM with a smaller quorum, whilst keeping the safeguard of 20% of members having to be present to make changes to the constitution.

We were able to confer life membership on three members who have made outstanding contributions to the club over many years, Sandy Poole, Derek Poole and Glyn Sawford.

We elected a new ladies captain, Janet Aktinson, and we welcome Mark Rose as our new treasurer and Matthew Grainge to the new committee. We thank William Scott for his years of service as treasurer, Jean Inglis for her legendary levels of commitment as ladies team captain and Kev Ford, who has also stepped down.

New committee

Club Records Updated

There’s no racing at the moment, but several members managed to set new records before lockdown since our last update late last year. There update features new records on road and track in both the mens and womens categories. There’s a new all-time club record in the half marathon for Dan Bagley and several inaugural records in categories which haven’t been run by members before.

Club Records

Summer League Cancelled

From our own Steve Tupholme, Notts AAA Road Running Committee Chairman and Secretary:

It is with much regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Summer League due to the Coronavirus.
Although restrictions are beginning to be eased, the future of this season is very doubtful so we thought it best to make a definite decision now so that clubs knew where they stood.
Thank you very much to the clubs who had offered to host the races (particularly to Mark Rowlson and his team from Beeston who were hosting at a new venue for us) and to all the clubs who had entered teams.
As was agreed at the Committee meeting in March, the league entry fees will be refundable and this will be arranged in due course.
The Road Running Committee meeting scheduled for 22/6/20 will also not go ahead but we will keep the September meeting in the diary for now and make a decision on that nearer the time.
Sorry about this disappointing news but I am sure its not unexpected.

Grand Prix Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we’ve had to take the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Grand Prix this year. We know you’ll all understand that with all the uncertainty that this brings, we really had no option. We’ll be in touch with those who’ve entered already to provide refunds.

We hope we’ll be able to put on some races later in the year when the situation improves and we’ll be thinking about that over the next few months.

Stay safe in these difficult times and we’ll hope to see you all running with us again sometime soon.

All Club Activities Suspended

Following the announcement about the next stage in the government’s Covid-19 response, all HPRC group activities – including the club and track nights – are suspended until further notice.

England Athletics have also advised that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of May.

EA’s latest updates can be accessed any time using www.englandathletics.org/coronavirus

Notts AAA Summer League Race #1 at Hexgreave has been cancelled.

The Grand Prix has now been cancelled, we’ll review events as guidance changes and as they approach in the calendar.

Further updates will appear on the club Facebook page and in future e-mails.

Cross Country Season Ends Early with Trophies

As expected, it hasn’t been possible to reschedule the Long Eaton race, so the East Mids series is over after 3 races. As last year, we’ve managed to land three of the four main trophies, with wins in the senior and vets mens and vet ladies categories.

We’ve had some fantastic results along the way, so thanks to all of you who turned out, whether you were at the top of the tables or a bit further down, the East Mids is a great series to take part in.

Final Series Results

Sweeping Up at Colwick

In what must surely be a first for the club, we won both the mens and races at the Colwick Woods cross country and the men achieved a clean sweep of the top three places – take a bow winners Oliver Matharu and Natalie Hoffman, and our other podium-placed men, Craig Taylor and Eddy George.

The results leave our senior men in a commanding position in the series with three wins out of three and our vet ladies in almost as strong a position, needing just a second place next week to seal the title. Our vet men need another win to be sure of the title, while the senior ladies are going to need a win and other results to go their way to get the win.

The series concludes next Sunday, 9th February at West Park, Long Eaton.

Colwick results

Overall standings after 3 races