Hope everyone had a great night for our Christmas bash. The first order of business was of course the annual Ladies versus V50+ men challenge. Victory went again went to the ladies, and by a comfortable margin. Here are the full results.
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.
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.
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:
|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!
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!
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|
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:
|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:
|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|
Greater Manchester Marathon:
|Net Pos||Name||Time||Chip Time||Category||Net Cat Pos|
(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!)
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|
|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|
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.
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.