After last weekend’s snow caused the cancellation of the Markfield 10k, this Sunday saw the start of this year’s Leicestershire Road Running League (“LRRL”) winter league. With illness and injury depriving the club of a number of runners, on an unseasonably warm morning there were 13 Stilton Striders toeing the start line.
Jason Barton was first Strider home, covering the 6 mile course in an impressive 34.51 for 16th place overall. Next to finish, taking over 4 minutes off last year’s time, was Luke Eggleston in 38.20. Matt Gayton (39.21), Darren Glover (40.23) and Clive Kent (42.04) all finished in the top third of the record breaking 730 strong field.
Andy Nicholls, Katie Hateley and Michael Cooke crossed the line in quick succession (44.12, 44.13 and 44.20), followed by Wayne Hackett (45.29) and, making her debut for the club, Harriette Wright (51.42). Steph Barlow, Tam Nicol and Jenny Kent completed the set, finishing together in 60.27.
The next race in the winter league series is our very own Stilton 7, which takes place from The Stute at Asfordby Hill on Sunday 28th February. We’ll be publicising full details and put out a volunteer request shortly, so please hold the date in your diary.
Just 3 Striders headed to Victoria Park for the 3rd race in the winter series of Leicester City 5k events. After quite a few weeks away from racing Jason Barton was the first Strider home, finishing 2nd overall in 18.10. Next back, gaining 5th place was Luke Eggleston in 20.12. Abi Arnott was 2nd FV40 in 24.17. [Abi]
[UPDATE 17TH JANUARY – RACE CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW AND ICE]
This coming Sunday (17th January) sees the first race of this year’s LRRL winter league – the Markfield 10k. Attached below are important details for all runners from the organising club, so please take a look if you are planning to race. Winter league races are just £5 per race – but restricted to members of affiliated clubs, such as ours.
In particular, car sharing is crucial to being able to keep league races open to all members of affiliated clubs. Race entry limits have increased to 700 for this one, and to make this possible, all runners parking at the venue need to car share – 3 runners per car. Please see details on the advisory notice below.
More background on the LRRL in general can be found here (LRRL page).
Markfield 10k Advisory notice to Running Clubs
Markfield 10K Race Overview – 2016
Markfield 10k Signage
Newsletter is below: new ‘couch to 5k’ starts this week, lots of racing coming up including LRRL and DRXC, the Stilton 7 and entries now open for the (Melton Mowbray) Road 2 Recovery Half Marathon on 19th June…
[NB note change of venue for 6th Jan head torch run]
2016.1.1 Striders Newsletter (amended)
New series of ‘couch to 5k’ sessions for the New Year – 6.30pm, Monday 4th January 2016. Tell your friends!