Squares NIGHT 2021

Our Annual Squares night will be held on Monday 13th December 2021 at the Poppy and Pint PH, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay.

This is a great night raising money for charity. It follows the Senior Ladies V Men’s V50 Challenge. This annual race was started many years ago, when club member Bernard Jarvis unearthed a piece of research which suggested that a senior lady ought to be of a similar standard to a V50 man. We’ve been putting it to the test every year since in a variety of formats. It now takes the form of a 5K race around Lady Bay, before Squares Night.

Runners need to arrive a little early to collect their numbers from the main building at HPP and then jog out to Skylarks which is where we start at 7.15pm. Volunteers from amongst non-racers are always welcome as marshals. Don’t forget we can use the shower facilities afterwards at HPP.

Now, for those club members asking “What is Squares night?” In previous years, members would buy ‘squares’ and if your numbered ‘square’ was drawn, you win a prize. However, last year due to Covid and members unable to attend club nights to buy squares, we set up a charity page for members to donate online and names were drawn out of a hat at the HPRC Committee meeting. This proved to be really popular and a more efficient way of collecting donations. So, instead of buying squares – we would like you to make a donation on our Just Giving page.

We have no limit as we understand times are difficult, so every pound we can raise counts. For every pound donated your name goes into the hat. So the more you donate the more chance you have of winning one of the fantastic prizes. ALL donations go to the charity.

The Charity we have chosen to support this year is Cerebral Palsy Sport. This fantastic charity provides opportunities for people with Cerebral Palsy to be physically active and enjoy sport. For more information please visit www.cpsport.org

A Just Giving page has been set up for HPRC members to donate to this charity and the link is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hprc

Also, on the night there are various presentations and, although no certificates will be given out for the Club Championship this year, there are other presentations for fastest marathon, fell champs, track champs and the Ernie Berry trophy. There will be no London marathon draw this year.

Squares night is a great opportunity for ALL members of HPRC to come together for a bit of a social! There will be a survey sent out in the weekly email nearer the time, to confirm your attendance.
Many thanks in advance for your kind donations and we hope to see you all there!

Stay safe and happy running!

Annual Dinner 29th January 2022 – save the date!

To reserve your place please use THIS FORM to register and remember to pay directly to the club bank account, details below ensuring you state your name as a reference for us to cross check with for final numbers.

Account name: Holme Pierrepont Running Club

Sort code: 40-35-19

Account no: 91271148

Your Social Secretaries Ann and Emma will be delighted to welcome you to a fantastic evening!

LaKe Handicap final results

The winner of this year’s Lake Handicap series is selfie supremo Chris Jekiel who came from 7th place to take the title by a comfortable margin with an impressive 4th place on the night.

He beat previous series leader Mark Bidmead into second place.

The winner on the night was Sue Whitehead with Emma Moncrieff second and Christine Heaton third.

On a warm but for once still night almost three quarters of the field beat their handicap times and it was great to see so many faces, old and new, for the social afterwards. Roll on next year when we hope to have a full series of real races and some of us are going to have brutal handicap times. But still we come back for more…

Race 3 and full series results

Lake Handicap

It was great to be back for our first “real” Lake Handicap race in over a year on an unusually cool and still summer evening, which made for perfect conditions. First over the line was Imogen Richens, shortly followed by John Oldfield. Mark Bidmead’s third place took him into the lead in the series. It’s tight at the top, though, with Andy Morley and Rikki Lee just a few points back.

Race 2 results and series standings

AGM – Updated

Thanks to all of you who attended our virtual AGM and to Steve Eatherington who pulled all the strings technically to make it happen.

It’s great that despite not being able to meet and train together very much during the past year, we’re still thriving and so much is still going on thanks to so many enthusiastic people.

We elected a new committee and we welcome Lauren Johnson as Vice Chair, Hannah Matharu as Minutes Secretary and Dan Pickup as a general member.

We must thank Tom Davies who is standing down this year as he spends more time away – Tom has contributed a huge amount in recent years – Aimee Palace, who has given us three years as Minutes Secretary and John Partridge, who has stood down from the role of Publicity Officer after three years.

We’re still looking for someone to fill the Publicity Officer’s role, so if you think this could be you, contact us or speak to Jogger if you’re down on a club night.

AGM Minutes

Chair’s Report

Events Secretary’s Report

New committee

Lake Handicap

We’ve decided to run the first of this year’s Lake Handicap races as a virtual event due to Covid restrictions, but we’re hoping to have races in July and September as normal. You can run as many times as you like between Monday 3rd and Sunday 9th May but please just submit your best time. Details of how to register are on the HP Facebook page but if you can’t get to that you can email Tom Davies at vicechair@hprc.co.uk.

Club Nights Are Back!

Monday night club runs will be resuming on 5th April (Bank Holiday Monday) and Track will be back the following week on Tuesday 13th April. For now, club sessions are on a pre-booking basis only and we’re only able to accept members. Check your emails for booking info. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there!