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Six athletes made the short trip to Naseby for the undulating Battlefield 10Km. Starting & finishing just south of the historic battle ground, the event proved a successful campaign for our runners in Yellow & Black with Matt Driver leading the charge & winning the 10km in a time of 37mins 12secs. Matt was followed home by Tom Kershaw, who produced a fine display which saw him finish 4th overall and club newcomer Jaime McAllister who impressed on his debut crossing the line just outside the top 10 in 11th position. The podium finishes continued with Michael Donington finishing 2nd M50-59, Linda Lawton 1st F50-59 & Ruth Bingham 3rd F50-59, making it a good day all round for our participants.

Elsewhere Adam Brooks took on his own battle with the aptly titled Hope winter fell race, tackling the 451 meters of ascent to the summit of Win Hill in blizzard like conditions. Marshalls at the top of the course reported that at points visibility was reduced to just 7 meters, proving why the organisers ensure each runner carries provisions for all scenarios. Undeterred Adam placed 45th in 0:59:17 on the 9.5km course out of 172 participants.

Also over the weekend, the club had 23 members in attendance at the ever-popular Harborough Parkrun. Whilst Michael Brown travelled to Rutland water edition, where he broke his PB time set 12 months ago.

- Adam Eales

07/03/2017

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