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!

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!

HP represent Nottinghamshire at the British Fell Championships

Three Holme Pierrepont RC members represented Nottinghamshire at last weekends British Inter Counties Fell Running Championships held as part of the Lad’s Leap race in Derbyshire.
Gina Granger, Sam Williams-Duncan and Tom Davies donned the green Notts vest and took on some of the countries finest fell runners (from much hillier counties) on a swelteringly hot day in the Peak District.
Nottinghamshire didn’t feature towards the top of the results tables but it was a great day out on the fells and excellent to have three club members representing the county.
Results here…

HPRC goes to London!

It was a scorcher last Sunday (22/04/2018) at the Virgin London Marathon, but that didn’t stop our indefatigable and hardy HP crew! We had 26 official finishers that braved the sweltering heat that was the hottest London Marathon in history! Results and a few finish line videos are below:

Place overall Place cat. Name Runner no Category Half Finish
151 119 Taylor, Craig (GBR) 1439 18-39 01:17:11 02:40:14
429 306 Nutt, Matthew (GBR) 1794 18-39 01:17:57 02:49:45
1468 877 Barron, Andrew (GBR) 32066 18-39 01:28:49 03:04:57
1750 331 Nathan, Arry (GBR) 25672 40-44 01:32:02 03:08:20
3063 1481 Sutherns, John (GBR) 20445 18-39 01:39:09 03:20:52
3227 16 Madge, Anthony (GBR) 27899 60-64 01:34:22 03:22:16
3452 228 Cupitt, Emma (GBR) 27450 18-39 01:37:29 03:23:57
3538 698 Jerome, Rob (GBR) 26946 40-44 01:35:44 03:24:32
5231 964 Wynn, Matthew (GBR) 20444 40-44 01:36:03 03:36:06
6371 1117 Meredith, Will (GBR) 26591 40-44 01:34:00 03:43:06
8161 1058 Cragg, Gary (GBR) 26985 45-49 01:42:34 03:53:05
8266 248 Atkinson, Janet (GBR) 27489 45-49 01:45:52 03:53:35
10256 330 Harrison, John (GBR) 27201 55-59 01:48:56 04:03:17
12856 1769 Tyler, Sarah (GBR) 27417 18-39 01:49:05 04:16:27
14604 15 Jarvis, Bernard (GBR) 29914 70+ 02:06:11 04:24:27
15326 2235 Smith, Jo (GBR) 40277 18-39 02:01:44 04:27:35
15675 872 Ruston, Nicola (GBR) 7549 40-44 01:50:14 04:29:00
19652 1129 Watson, Becky (GBR) 3468 40-44 02:13:53 04:45:59
22068 1596 Redgate, David (GBR) 38203 50-54 02:07:42 04:56:01
22251 3674 Tipping, Naomi (GBR) 53954 18-39 02:14:29 04:56:45
26359 430 Savage, Peter (GBR) 19807 60-64 02:14:49 05:15:44
26965 2768 Litchfield, Simon (GBR) 45612 45-49 02:22:54 05:18:25
28931 5374 Williams, Sahata (USA) 50435 18-39 02:30:10 05:27:43
31763 3113 Armstrong, Richard (GBR) 43951 45-49 02:26:29 05:43:25
33185 428 Whitehead, Susan (GBR) 3103 55-59 02:42:28 05:52:13
35673 7382 Tivey, Rebecca (GBR) 56389 18-39 03:01:36 06:10:58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend running galore!

What a busy weekend of running we’ve had now that it seems that winter is finally over!

The parkrun challenge last Saturday 7th April was at Markeaton and a lucky 13 turned up to take part, somewhat coincidentally all 13 happened to be first-time parkrunners there too – must be a record of some sort!

Position Name Time Age Cat Age Grade Gender Pos
4 Alex LOACH 17:33 VM35-39 77.21% 4 First Timer!
6 Eddy GEORGE 17:56 SM25-29 71.93% 6 First Timer!
43 John SUTHERNS 21:11 VM35-39 63.49% 43 First Timer!
60 Ruth BRANDON 22:02 VW45-49 72.77% 3 First Timer!
85 Luke RISING 23:03 VM40-44 60.09% 78 First Timer!
113 Ann GOULD 24:12:00 VW35-39 62.81% 14 First Timer!
134 Simon HIGSON 24:45:00 VM40-44 56.43% 113 First Timer!
168 James NICHOLS 25:51:00 VM45-49 54.87% 141 First Timer!
178 Eloise DOBSON 26:04:00 VW35-39 58.31% 31 First Timer!
245 Friedel PLANT 28:05:00 VW70-74 81.96% 50 First Timer!
291 Peter GALE 29:30:00 VM50-54 50.00% 214 First Timer!
298 Phyllis CAO 30:00:00 VW45-49 55.22% 80 First Timer!
304 Brian Robert STONE 30:19:00 VM65-69 56.90% 219 First Timer!

 

On Sunday 8th April, it seems there were 4 main races that attracted the HP crowd and these were the Charnwood AC Open, the Belvoir (or Hose) half, the Rutland spring half and the Greater Manchester marathon –  all results and some photos are below:

Charnwood AC Open:

Distance Name Cat Time
800m Andrew Reynolds Sen 02:13.33
800m James Kirkwood Sen 02:16.74
800m Tom Davies V35 02:26.76
800m Ruth Brandon V45 02:56.48
1500m Ruth Brandon V45 05:53.50
1 mile Andrew Reynolds Sen 05:04.11
1 mile Will Meredith V45 05:24.38
1 mile Simon Higson V40 06:23.09
1 mile Katie Holmes V55 07:14.03

Belvoir (or Hose) Half:

Place Name Category Time Chip
28 Eddy George Senior Men 01:25:40 01:25:37
36 Anthony Madge Vet Men 60+ 01:27:51 01:27:49
40 Kevin Ford Vet Men 60+ 01:29:04 01:29:01
87 Neil Devonport Vet Men 60+ 01:37:41 01:37:36
114 Dan Coulson Senior Men 01:42:29 01:42:15
135 Craig Curtis Senior Men 01:45:09 01:44:46
179 Bernard Jarvis Vet Men 60+ 01:49:02 01:48:49
195 Lisa Chan Vet Ladies 40-49 01:52:15 01:51:46
200 Joanne Chalmers Vet Ladies 40-49 01:52:47 01:52:28
207 Rich Wells Senior Men 01:53:16 01:52:52
230 Rachel Grant Vet Ladies 40-49 01:56:04 01:55:43
239 Simon Leadley Senior Men 01:56:58 01:56:36
243 Clare Ablethorpe Vet Ladies 40-49 01:57:28 01:57:08
283 Derek Poole Vet Men 60+ 02:03:28 02:03:19
287 Don Ainscough Vet Men 60+ 02:04:07 02:03:34
289 Richard Durance Vet Men 60+ 02:04:33 02:04:19
328 Carole Ward Vet Ladies 60+ 02:15:56 02:15:34
337 Sarah Sharp Vet Ladies 40-49 02:19:22 02:18:55
368 Sandra Poole Vet Ladies 60+ 02:33:57 02:33:47

Rutland Spring Half

Position Cat Pos Gender Pos  Name Age Grp Net Time
46 13 44 Simon Ross M40-44 01:43:31
53 3 48 Darren Fisher M45-49 01:44:34
146 1 32 Karen Harrison F55-59 01:55:49
166 3 41 Lindsay Simpson F30-34 01:57:28
165 9 40 Catherine Stocks F35-39 01:57:28
300 22 122 Lindy Clarke F45-49 02:11:36
448 41 234 Rachel Deane F40-44 02:30:17

Greater Manchester Marathon: 

Net Pos Name Time Chip Time Category Net Cat Pos
724 Martin CLIFFORD 03:08:14 03:08:14 V45 74
3038 Chris JEKIEL 03:45:09 03:45:09 V45 369
3436 Olivia DEACON 03:49:56 03:49:56 V45 52
3786 Liz ANDERSON 03:53:59 03:53:59 V45 67
4454 Paul GRIFFITHS 03:59:43 03:59:43 V45 552

(Apologies if your results aren’t showing – this would be because you didn’t put your team as Holme Pierrepont when you registered for the race!)

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
10,000m
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

Retford Half Marathon

We had a spectacular turnout for the Retford half this Sunday (11/03/2018) and it paid off with PBs smashed by Christine Heaton and Louise Read and first in category prizes awarded to Kevin Ford and Derek Poole, with Derek only having just run a full marathon two weeks prior!

Race results and some photos of the day (kindly provided by Bryn) below.

Pos Forename Surname Cat Cat/Pos ChipTime ChipPos GunTime
12 Matthew Nutt M S (009/227) 01:16:22 12 01:16:23
24 Eddie George M S (018/227) 01:19:25 24 01:19:26
41 Matthew Clapp M40 (012/224) 01:22:06 43 01:22:07
44 Matthew Grainge M40 (014/224) 01:22:20 44 01:22:22
86 Kevin Ford M60 (001/030) 01:26:16 88 01:26:21
90 Javier Cabrero M S (044/227) 01:26:27 90 01:26:32
112 Christine Heaton F45 (003/106) 01:28:14 112 01:28:23
124 Louise Read F35 (003/155) 01:29:18 124 01:29:26
129 John Sutherns M S (061/227) 01:29:47 131 01:29:54
134 Gary Cragg M40 (046/224) 01:30:15 135 01:30:23
150 Emma Cupitt F35 (005/155) 01:31:44 150 01:31:52
172 Claire Hayes Gill F35 (009/155) 01:34:04 175 01:34:12
201 Janet Atkinson F45 (007/106) 01:35:47 203 01:35:55
217 Ruth Brandon F45 (009/106) 01:36:55 218 01:37:04
222 Carly Stretton F S (007/088) 01:37:26 224 01:37:39
289 Lisa Chan F45 (010/106) 01:41:51 289 01:42:14
403 Victoria Thurlby F35 (033/155) 01:49:01 409 01:49:24
640 Derek Poole M70+ (001/006) 02:03:41 650 02:04:07
908 Sandra Poole F65 (002/005) 02:30:26 906 02:31:18

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

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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.

Results

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

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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“!

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