Welcome Chairman Jogger


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 info@hprcrun.co.uk.


Storming Start to the Summer League

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.

East Mids Cross Country – Lots of Bling!

After the final race of the East Mids season at Long Eaton, both of our teams came home with a hat-full of trophies for the series.

In the exceptionally flat Long Eaton race, Oliver Matharu was again just pipped for the win and Gabrielle Caveney also grabbed a second place. Our ladies took three of the top five places.

In the series, our ladies won both the senior and vet trophies and our men the vets trophy. With the various B, C and D categories to add for each, we came home with a total of nine trophies!

Thanks to all of you who turned out throughout the series and thanks as ever for all the hard work from the organisers and in particular Shirley Starr.

Overall Series Results

West Park Long Eaton

Colwick Woods

Holme Pierrepont

Bramcote Park




Parkrun Challenge 2019

The dates for the 2019 Parkrun Challenge have been published. After an amazing turnout of 57 runners at the first race at Rushcliffe, the next race is on 9th February at Bestwood Village. There are some tweaks to the rules this year, and there are bonus points for running more races. The full list and rules are here.

Cliffs Handicap – History Repeats Itself 22 Years On (Almost)

Congratulations to Wayne Cranton, winner of this year’s Cliffs Handicap just two seconds outside his handicap time, a mere 22 years since his first victory. There are not too many of us around who remember that, and the only other runner in today’s race who ran in that same race was a certain… Patti Cranton. However, Christine Bland was out on the course marshaling today and you will see some familiar names in the results, which have recently been retrieved from the Running Free archives. Back in those days the winner was decided simply by fastest run against a handicap time.

Full results

1997 results

Wayne Cranton