Thanks to all of you who came along for a festive bash around Holme Pierrepont, we had a fantastic turnout of 41 teams. The winners were the Flying Foxes from just over the border, led out and anchored by former Grand Prix winners. Perhaps we might just do it again next year.
Final results added 1st January 2020.
HPRC Christmas Relays 2019 Final results
It was victory again to the ladies in the annual challenge against the V50 men last night. A last-minute change to the course was needed due to an accident on Radcliffe Road, so it was run over a roughly 2 mile out and back this year. Well done to everyone for getting the race on. It also gave us a chance to test our new chip timing system which we’re hoping to introduce to the Grand Prix next year.
There wasn’t much in it, with the ladies winning by 21 seconds.
Full results with adjusted times
The club road championships for this year ended on December 1st. The 40 category winners were presented with their certificates at Squares Night yesterday, with the full results – every club member’s best performance in each of the five distances – now available on the STATS>CLUB CHAMPS>CHAMPS ARCHIVE tab above.
The 2020 championships year is already underway. It started last Sunday with a number of races, including the ever-popular Turkey Trot. Bi-monthly updates will be available on the tab mentioned above, the first being posted at the end of February. Enjoy racing in 2020!
Courtesy of our records keeper Tom Davies, there’s an update to the club records to the end of October. There are updates to both mens and womens track records and to the mens road records. Among other things, it includes a massive 18 new records set at this year’s club track championships.
A new file has been added to the club championships page with all known results over the five CC distances to the end of October. Please let me (John Oldfield) know via FB or email if you think I’ve missed a race of yours (or made a mistake). A list of the leaders in each category is in the October Running Free, with just over a month to the end of the championship year.
2019 Club Championships
As the autumn leaves start falling, it’s a sure sign that the start of the hill sessions is upon us from this Thursday, 24th October at Selby Road. It’s best to be well warmed up for the session to avoid injury, so we recommend running out with the group from HP at 7pm. Otherwise, you can meet the group at Selby road for a 7.25 start.
The cross country season gets underway on Saturday 12th October with the first North Mids race at Markeaton Park, Derby. The women get underway at 1.50, with the men at 2.20. This is a race all club members can run free of charge, so let’s get the season off to a great start.
Congratulations to Marc Faulder, winner of this year’s Lake Handicap. Marc scored impressive second place finishes in the first two races of the series.
Unfortunately we had some problems with the start of the third race which meant that we couldn’t be sure of when quite a number of runners had started and therefore couldn’t provide a reliable set of results. So the series was decided by the first two races and Marc was declared the winner.
Race 1 and 2 results and final standings
Starting on 2nd September, there will be a Monday night regular steady pace club run. This group will not have a set pace, but will run at the pace of the slowest in the group, so all abilities welcome (it will be a run though, not a run-walk). Each Monday, one or two members of the club will lead a run of between 4 and 5 miles depending on what the group want to do. Start and finish at NWSC, same as usual Monday night club runs. Just mention to the duty runner and they will point you to the right group.
We will trial this for 3-4 months to see if there is a demand, so if you are interested please do come along!
||Nigel and Karen Harrison
Thanks to a great turnout at the final race at Teversal we managed to win three of the four categories in the series – a fantastic effort. We won the senior and vets mens categories and the senior womens, our womens vets claiming third.
On an individual level, Dan Bagley was third overall in the mens series and kudos also to Katie Holmes who was second in the V55 and Neil Cooper who was third in the V35. John Oldfield was the only V75 to complete the series and Christine Oldfield one of only two women to complete the series in the womens V65 category.
Full results are on the Notts AA website.