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Tony Barry

We’re very sad to hear of the death of Tony Barry. Tony’s funeral will be taking place at 12:40pm on Friday 17th August at Wilford Hill Crematorium.

His friend William Scott has written this obituary which is published in this month’s Running Free.

Tony Barry 1942-2018

Although of Irish ancestry, Tony was a Nottingham lad through and through and a regular attendee at Notts County matches. Tony started running in his late 30s and over the years ran over 100 full marathons. He was one of the early members of Holme Pierrepont Running Club, joining in the 1980s, and is possibly best remembered amongst older members for the Bruges trips he organised.

In more recent years, he took to long distance running, completing, amongst other things: John O’Groats to Lands End; Wainwright’s Coast to Coast; The Lyke Wake Walk; the British 3 Peaks and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

Tony was a man of huge generosity. If anyone needed help, he was always there. Many of us will be forever grateful for the help he has given us.

Two years ago, he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, which brought an end to his running, but he loved to keep contact with the running club, attending the annual dinner and the Christmas Squares night. Many members will have seen him at the late entries desk at the Grand Prix and handing out numbers at the Lake Handicap. He was thrilled to be able to join the Club photo just two weeks ago.

He was my best friend and will be missed by many, including the HPRC “Old Codgers” lunch group.

Tony was devoted to his family and our sympathies and condolences go out to them, especially his widow Mary.

William Scott

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As a post script to William’s obituary, Tony also ran the Pennine Way solo in 2002 to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. This is the Running Free article he wrote about it.

Summer League Final Results are in!

We’ve had yet another smashing success this Summer League season with medals and trophies galore won by our amazing ladies and gents! Gold went to our Senior and Vet Men’s teams and our Women’s teams won the silver in both Senior and Vet categories,

Individual medal winners:

Category Name Medal
Master 35-44 (M) Alex Loach Bronze
Master 35-44 (W ) Claire Goodman Bronze
Ladies Open Chrstine Heaton Bronze
Master 45-54 (W ) Christine Heaton Gold
Master 45-54 (W ) Ruth Brandon Silver
Master 65-75 (W ) Chrstine Oldfield Silver

Full results can be found here.

A big thank you to everyone that came and ran, cheered and/or supported the races this year as without you putting in the hard effort we wouldn’t have been able to achieve these fantastic results! Also a huge cheer needs to go to Jean and Jogger for being the amazing captains they are! 😊

Now that the Summer League races are over, don’t think that we can rest on our laurels as XC is just around the corner – bring on the Freddos!

Improvers Course

Are you looking to run further than 5k? If you are, then our “5-10k; the easy way” course starting in September might be of interest. This course is aimed primarily at non-club members.
This is a six-week course designed specifically to help those who can already run 5km (e.g. a parkrun) in 30-35 minutes and want to extend their distance to 10km. An experienced set of run leaders will lead small groups, gradually increasing the distance each week, with a 10km, timed run on the final week. Both male and female leaders will be there each week, so there’s no need to be shy. The group size will be around 20, split into smaller groups of 3 to 5, each with its own run leader. We expect to be in daylight each week, so routes will vary. Some will be on roads, some on riverside tracks or a mixture of the two. Our group of friendly leaders are all trained, experienced runners so there are eager to help you achieve your goals. AND IT’S FREE!

Lake Handicap

Congratulations to Shaun Cross, first across the line on a humid, windy night that made for challenging conditions and unusually, almost half the field were outside their handicap time.  It was tough out there. We even tempted the heavens to open briefly as we sat down for the club photo.

Results now updated with standings after 2 races.

The final race of the series is on 3rd September.

Race 2 results

Summer League Returns This Week

The Summer League is back on Wednesday 11th June over one of the most scenic courses in the series through Sherwood Forest. Starting at Worksop College, it’s just under 5 miles mainly on road, with about a mile of track through the forest on the way back. We’re aware that there is another sporting event happening that night but just press the record button or head to the establishment of your choice for the second half!

Final Grand Prix Results

We’ve had a terrific Grand Prix this year with some of the warmest races we’ve seen in years. Thanks to all of you who took part and to the very many HPRC members who made it happen. We hope to see you all back next year.

Congratulations to our series winners, Cameron Smith and Jamie Whittaker. Jamie also led home the victorious Erewash womens team and Formula One took the mens team prize.

Colwick results

Overall results

Mens Teams

Womens Teams

Our series winners Jamie Whittaker and Cameron Smith

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

 

 

Summer League update

With 2 out of 5 races completed, HP have performed outstandingly yet again, with the men leading in both the senior and vets category and our ladies coming a close 2nd in both! This means that overall our men’s team are currently in 1st (senior) & 2nd (vet) place and our ladies are currently standing 2nd in both senior and vet.
Detailed results can be found here

Remember, these races are free to all club members  – You just need to turn up wearing your club top (and preferably the rest of your running kit!). Also, don’t worry if you don’t think you’re fast enough to take part, in fact the more club members take part in the races, the better it is for the club regardless of speed, so please have a go if you haven’t been before as they’re really fun social events in some really excellent locations!