28 Feb 2016 – Stilton 7 (LRRL)

More than 450 runners were in Melton on Sunday morning for this year’s Stilton 7 road race, part of the LRRL winter league.  On a cool but increasingly bright morning, the race departed from the Stute at Holwell Sports & Social Club, Asfordby Hill, for 2 laps of the 3.5 mile loop.

Tony Woodward from Hermitage and Mark Powell from Leicester Coritanian battled it out for the overall win, with the Hermitage runner crossing the line first in 37.08, 12 seconds ahead of his rival and with Chris Jordan (also Leicester Coritanian) third in 39.12.

The women’s race was won by nearly two clear minutes by Anne Holland of Wreake Runners in 42.28, with Marie Atterbury of Anstey and Louise Insley of South Derbyshire battling it out for second and third in 44.26 and 44.43, respectively.

For host club, Stilton Striders, despite illness, injury and volunteer duties depriving the club of a number of runners, there were some great performances:
45.05 – Luke Eggleston
46.27 – Darren Glover
51.26 – Michael Cooke
51.25 – Andy Nicholls
51.48 – Clive Kent
54.16 – Vicki Lowe
55.35 – Abi Arnott
56.39 – Michelle Farlow
56.55 – Sarah Procter
57.58 – Tam Nicol
58.24 – Harriette Wright
67.29 – Harvey Hopwood
74.24 – Jenny Kent

The club would like to thank all the volunteers, supporters and runners who contributed to a successful event.

Full results available via the Stilton 7 page.