Club Champs close soon

John Oldfield writes – The Club Championships close on Sunday week, December 2nd. Any certified races up to and including that date are counted. Age groups this year are SW, SM, then 35, 45, 55, 65, 75. To be included, your result must be in Running Free (via the Google sheet). I’ll take results from the sheet up to close of play on the 5th.

Hill Sessions are Back

Pete Savage writes…

The annual winter treat of running up and down Selby Rd counting lampposts will return on Thursday 25th October.

This year to ensure HP Reception doesn’t look like an off-putting ghost town we’ve adjusted the times a little. We will be leaving reception at 7pm for a gentle warm up jog to Selby Rd. This should allow more members time to join in the jog as well as giving anyone new on a Thursday a better idea of the usual turnout. This means that anyone who must go straight to Selby Rd should aim to be there for 7.25pm.

As the winter goes on I’ll keep my eye on the number of reps we’re doing so that we don’t finish too late. If you are new to the club these sessions are structured so all abilities can take part so don’t worry about being too slow and it’s impossible for you to be too fast. Running short reps at speed, or interval training, particularly uphill has been proven to have positive benefits for your speed when racing etc. There’s no need to come every week but the more often you come the greater improvement you should see.

The mechanics of how the sessions work are explained at the start of each one so you can join in any week but essentially if you can run at all and count to 6 you’ve all the skills required. If you don’t want to join in with us there will always be “normal” group runs leaving HP at 7pm.

Bramley Apple Challenge 13th September

The annual Bramley Apple Challenge against our friends at NOTFAST, Newark Striders and Southwell is scheduled to take place at 6pm on Thursday 13th September at Caythorpe Cricket Club. The early start is to ensure that runners are finishing in good light.

HPRC are the current holders of the Bramley Apple Challenge trophy so we’d like as many members as possible to join us and held us retain it!

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!

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

 

 

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…