Dream Mile 4th June

The wind blew!

It came from the east for once, but we had a good tailwind for this year’s Dream Mile and we had some great times. Fastest was RAC’s Marlon Dunkley, with Oliver Matharu the fastest HPRC runner and the only one to break 5 minutes.

Name Time
Marlon Dunkley (RAC) 04:39
Marc Scott (RAC) 04:42
Steve Dickens (RAC) 04:49
Oliver Matharu 04:56
James Scott (RAC) 05:01
Graham Moffatt (RAC) 05:04
Neil Cooper 05:06
Duncan Martindale 05:07
Will McNulty 05:07
Tom Davies 05:11
Will Meredith 05:11
Richard Kelsey 05:11
Rob Nason 05:17
Matthew Grainge 05:25
Mark Wyszynski 05:28
Keith Jamieson 05:32
Ed Ducker 05:35
Colin JK Hallam 05:39
Rob MacDonald 05:40
Christine Heaton 05:42
Gary Cragg 05:48
Stuart Turner 05:49
David Corbett 05:49
Natalie Hoffman 05:53
Simon Ross 05:54
Peter McConnochie 05:56
Chris Allen 05:58
Janet Atkinson 05:59
Shaun Harrison 05:59
Tony Madge 05:59
Paul Griffiths 05:59
Joon Ho 05:59
Joseph Eccles 06:00
Glyn Sawford 06:04
Rupert Killik 06:06
David Hodson 06:06
Luke Rising 06:06
Ruth Brandon 06:07
Rachel Dearden 06:09
James Nichols 06:09
Jogger Devonport 06:13
Rob Smith 06:13
Darren Fisher 06:15
Michele Noble 06:16
Jack Tomlinson 06:16
Ann Gould 06:18
Simon Leadley 06:18
Lisa Chan 06:20
Abigail Cast 06:24
Euan Henderson 06:25
Sarah Tyler 06:26
Jonathan Irvine 06:27
Neil Gregory 06:40
Vicky Thurlby 06:44
Richard Ranby 06:44
Stuart Brook 06:47
Simon Heaton 06:54
Elouise Dobson 06:58
Penny Durance 07:03
Andy Sharp 07:03
Amy Matharu 07:07
John Oldfield 07:11
Rachel Grant 07:12
Katie Holmes 07:13
Rachel Samuel 07:13
James Middleton 07:53
Lucy Chadborn 08:15
Dick Durance 08:19
Derek Rose 08:30
Becky Orford 08:41
Friedel Palnt 08:44
William Scott 08:47
Sandy Poole 09:01
Neil Hamilton 11:52



Club Championships Update

How are you faring in the 2018 HPRC Club Championships? Paid-up members are eligible to call themselves club champions over a range of distances from 5 miles to a full marathon each year. The current standings have been updated at the end of April. Don’t forget – you must be paid-up to qualify! Results are taken from the monthly summary in Running Free. If you think that I’ve missed one, please email me at oldfield.jc@gmail.com.

Long Distance Track Champs Results

Well done to everyone who competed in our first long distance track championships. Several new and inaugural records were set.

Here are the results:

25th March 2018, Bingham
Athlete Category
5,000m – Heat 1 (sub-20 minutes)
Eddy George 17:29.1 Holme Pierrepont RC SM
James Kirkwood 17:42.2 Holme Pierrepont RC SM
Neil Cooper 18:51.1 Holme Pierrepont RC SM
Alex Ferrari 19:48.7 Holme Pierrepont RC M35
5,000m – Heat 2 (over 20 minutes)
David Hodson 20:21.9 Holme Pierrepont RC M35
Geoff Pennington 20:44.3 Beeston AC M50
Charlie Pearce 21:17.1 Beeston AC M45
Mark Rowlson 22:40.3 Beeston AC M50
Nigel Adcock 22:53.7 Beeston AC M45
Chris Bexton 23:20.9 Beeston AC W55
Stuart Brook 23:36.0 Holme Pierrepont RC M65
Jackie Welburn 24:10.5 Beeston AC W35
Katie Holmes 24:49.3 Holme Pierrepont RC W50
Simon Heaton 25:34.1 Holme Pierrepont RC M50 M50 5,000m inaurgual record
Peter Gale 26:51.2 Holme Pierrepont RC M50
Friedel Plant 27:25.1 Holme Pierrepont RC W70 W70 5,000m record
Matt Grainge 37:32.9 Holme Pierrepont RC M40 M40 10,000m inaugural record
Will Meredith 37:58.8 Holme Pierrepont RC M40
William Scott 70:49.2 Holme Pierrepont RC M70 M70 10,000m inaugural record

East Mids Cross Country Success

We finished the cross country season with an impressive haul of East Mids trophies. Our vet men and ladies earned a clean sweep, not only winning their series but coming second and third as well. It’s a testament not only to our fastest runners turning out but to everyone else who filled the other places. It shows our fantastic strength in depth.

East Mids Cross Country 2017-18 Overall results

Trent Meadows results

Last week in running

On Saturday the HPRC parkrun challenge descended upon Melton Mowbray, with an impressive 23 members making the trip. The reigning challenge king Alex Loach was first across the line in 18:05, with Christine Heaton (79.71%) and Julie McGeorge (77.78%) the highest age gradings.

Results Photos


Sunday was the final fixture of the East Midlands cross country league. As has been the case throughout the series, HPRC were well represented and were rewarded with victories in team categories for Senior Men’s C, Senior Ladies B, Vets Men’s A, B & C and Vet Ladies A, B & C.


Cross country of a different sort saw a few club members in the Peak District for the Wildest Peaks Trail Races, which feature either a 10.6km or 25.6km route. HPRC’s Wayne McAneaney was the winner of the Short race.

Results Photos


This weekend sees one of the biggest events in the calendar, with the English National Cross Country Championships at the iconic Parliament Hill venue. HPRC’s men’s and women’s teams will be amongst the record 9472 runners entered in the event this year.

There’s also a muddy challenge closer to home on Saturday, with the 15 or 26 miles of The Belvoir Challenge. With some of the most well-stocked bounteous checkpoints of any race, it’s “arguably the only event of its nature where entrants can put weight on“.

For those racing the clock, it’s also the Carsington Water 10K & Half Marathon and the East Midlands 10K, the latter at NWSC where “runners will take in the breathtaking views around this facility completing 2 x 5km laps of the regatta lake“!


Last week in running

40203792251_fe280dd60f_oDespite the rearranged mid-February date, HPRC were out in force at the traditional end of year Keyworth Turkey Trot. A sensational run by Matt Nutt saw him take the win in club colours in a fantastic time of 1:15:27.

The club also won the men’s team prize (Matt Nutt, Matt Clapp & Sam Williams-Duncan) and the women’s team prize (Christine Heaton, Claire Hayes & Natalie Hoffman).

In addition, Christine won the Women’s 45-54 prize, whilst Kev Ford was first Male 60+.

Results are here.

Photos here at 1 mile. Photos here at 12 miles.

40175871962_8aef480e33_oStrong winds added to the challenge of a tough undulating course at the Stamford Striders Valentines 30K. The race is used by many as a training run for those building towards a Spring marathon, as was the case with race winner Aaron Scott who will be on the elite start at the Virgin Money London Marathon in April.

The club were well represented with three runners in the top 10, including a podium place for Craig Taylor in 3rd with a tremendous time of 1:48:56.

Results are here. Photos are here.

Looking ahead to this weekend, on Saturday the club’s parkrun challenge visits Melton Mowbray whilst on Sunday it’s the final race in the East Midlands Cross Country league at the permanently moist Trent Meadows bogfest. The positions in numerous categories are still up for grabs. These races are free for all club members, but you must wear your club vest.



Last week in running

dsc-4065_origOn Sunday a handful of HPRC members tackled the Charnwood Hills Race, the only fell race in Leicestershire, often simply referred to as “The Bowline.”

Results are here.

On the roads, Stewart Gregory continued his excellent return from injury at the Chichester 10K, where the race finish includes a complete lap of the Goodwood Motor Circuit. This was one of three qualification races for the England Masters 10K team and, in a quality field, his 34:48 placed him 42nd overall, 2nd V50 and will mean he has the honour of wearing an England vest in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k in May.

The other two qualification races for the the England Age Group 10K are at Trafford and Lincoln. All the details are here.

27629160_544900672547442_7828882625994264162_oAway from racing, it was the club’s annual off-road weekend in Castleton, with groups making use of the great location to explore the snowy Peaks.

peakLooking ahead, this weekend sees some big events in which HPRC will be well represented. On Sunday it’s both the inaugural Leicestershire Half Marathon at Prestwold and the 25th running of the Stamford Striders St Valentines 30K. Sunday also sees the rescheduled Keyworth Turkey Trot, which was cancelled in December due to poor weather. Let’s hope the prize turkeys are still edible and that the snow doesn’t strike twice!

As always, keep on eye on the race calendar for dates of upcoming events.