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Prestwold XC

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We had a new course to enjoy. Whilst those who had run the Midlands or the Intercounties here where familiar with much of the terrain, the organisers had added a few little twists to add some interest to a diet of parkland. We had 7 ladies and 17 men, including some new starters. Richard G is an old hand at XC but it was Sam Crouchman's first race of any kind and Usha and Siobhan both had only a single 10K to their names. Beautiful sunshine compensated for a rather cold wind and our runners enjoyed the fast ground. Full report to follow. Results.


We're now back at the University Sports Centre on Manor Road for the winter. Routes for 22/11/17 (Holmfield): 6.2 miles, 5.1 miles and 4.1 miles.

Beginner and Improver Groups

Our beginner group began on 4th October and is now closed to absolute beginners. However, if you're already running and are interested in joining part way through, please contact Alison (Beginner Running Coordinator). Our improver group (Wednesdays 7pm, Manor Road), aimed at at people who've run their first 5K and want to move their running on, remains open. You can sign up at:

Bagworth Heath XC

What a joy to be back racing over the country! Shifting Bagworth to October meant that there was enough mud to add a bit of interest but not the endless, strength-sapping stuff we're used to. A marshalling mistake which shortened one of the laps also contributed to making this race slightly less of a challenge than usual. Our strong contingent of regular mud lovers was boosted by new second claimers Julie and John, plus we had Harry and Aruna making their XC debuts. Trudy and Julie provided the all important fuel and Kim kept everything running smoothly. Results.

League Champions!

Massive congratulations to our veteran ladies, who are Leicestershire Road Running League champions for 2017. They won every round, bar the first (our own race), and wrapped up the title with a race to spare. This is the first time in our history that one of our teams has won the league outright.

Award Winners

Well done to our Summer League prize winners: Rachel (5th Senior), Charlotte (1st V45), Jackie (1st V50) and Emma (1st V50). We salute the hard work and dedication that has gone in to achieving these awards. The whole club is proud of you.

Club Handicap

Congratulations to Hilary and Steve P, our handicap champions for 2017. For Steve, that makes a hat-trick of wins over the challenging Illston-based course. With 9 people finishing within a minute of their target time, there were some really good runs. Results.

Swithland 6

Some excellent running on a course that is by no means fast. A warm day but thankfully, not a true Swithland scorcher. Among the highlights were PBs for Jeannette, Marcus, Tim, Charlotte and Jackie. Jackie hit Diamond standard, there were Golds for Emma, Charlotte, Dale and Dave, plus Silvers for Rachel and Tim. Final results and tables.

Winter League Awards


Well done to Charlotte (2nd V45), Jackie (2nd V50), Emma (3rd V50) and Dave (2nd V55).

West End 8

Runners were falling like flies beforehand but those that made it to the startline did us proud. Conditions were nice and comfortable, although the head on breeze did add to the challenge of the last 3 miles. Congratulations to Harry on his first race for the club and to Jackie who bagged the V50 prize and a Diamond Standard with a scorching time. Final results and tables are on the LRAN site.



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Tuesday 21st November
Hills/Intervals @ Vicky Park

Wednesday 22nd November
Training @ Manor Road

Sunday 26th November
DRL XC @ Holly Hayes

Tuesday 28th November
Hills/Intervals @ Vicky Park

Wednesday 29th November
Training @ Manor Road


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Recent Results

Zaragoza 10K

Jackie Brown 44.09

LVpr 18/11/17

Marcus Shaikh 54th, 22.46
Sam Crouchman 55th, 22.47
Lee Hennell 73rd, 23.57
Liz Butler 273rd, 33.00
Valerie Spezi 306th, 39.37

Pegwell Bay pr

Brian Feldman 192nd, 30.45

Poolsbrook pr

James Thurman 9th, 19.23
Rachel Dearden 33rd, 22.49

Bpr 18/11/17

Stevie Beeby 150th, 24.49
Helen Arthur 266th, 28.31(PB)

LVpr 11/11/17

Nathan Booker 7th, 19.17
Igor Burbela 16th, 20.37
Ben Milsom 21st, 20.55
Stevie Beeby 86th, 24.36
Valerie Spezi 173rd, 29.00
Alison Lodwick 267th, 54.30

Hove Prom pr

Liz Butler 192nd, 30.45

Gedling pr

James Thurman 5th, 20.25
Rachel Dearden 74th, 28.29

Swindon pr

Richard Curtis 58th, 22.24

New York Marathon

Kathryn Evans 3.31.14

Shepshed 7

Harry Short 154th, 54.59
Marcus Shaikh 165th, 55.24
Janet Hall 321st, 1.05.02

LVpr 4/11/17

Lee Hennell 60th, 24.22
Baz Barratt 74th, 24.51
Stevie Beeby 103rd, 26.45
Prab Chauhan 181st, 34.50

Bpr 4/11/17

James Thurman 28th, 21.00
Harry Short 228th, 31.15

Winter Series 5K

Stevie Beeby 33rd, 26.02

Swindon pr

Richard Curtis 64th, 22.22

Rugby HM

Chris Peach 236th, 1.56.24

Worksop HM

Lee Hennell 1019th, 1.52.37

Snowdonia Marathon

Rob Milstead 397th, 3.51.53

LVpr 28/10/17

Nathan Booker 22nd, 20.28
Igor Burbela 25th, 20.44
Marcus Shaikh 58th, 23.12
Jeannette Franklin 118th, 26.50
Shaun Heaphy 135th, 27.37
Usha Goyal 223rd, 32.22
Prab Chauhan 230th, 33.40
Leah Boatman 237th, 34.35