Week #15

Leicester played host to much of this weekend’s action as the club travelled in fine numbers to participate simultaneously in events across the city.

Continuing the excellent run of results over recent years at the Livingston Relays, the club once again walked away with awards as the Men’s Vets team took silver and Senior Ladies team claimed Bronze at this year’s event.

The Men's Vets A Team of Martin Gore, Ade David, Peter Attenborough & Jamie McAllister clocked in an accumulative time of 01:15:00 on the way to their second place, with Sarah Ward, Jill Postlethwaite & Hannah Eveleigh stopping the clock at 0:58:22 for their Bronze medal.

Also, in the Ladies competition, Harborough B Team of Hannah Stewart, Lin Farrow, Louise McAllister finished 34th clocking 01:14:28 with Theresa Brown, Nyaguthii Kibaara forming an incomplete team. As a Karen Brooks lead veteran ladies team with Mel Brocklebank, Christine Voelkerling finished 8th from 22 teams.

In the men’s competition, Harborough's A team of Andy Meads, Tom Ward, Nick Pollard, Matt Driver narrowly missed out on medals finishing 5th in a time of 01:05:58. The B Team of Will Clapp, Ray Lack, Michael Donington and Adam Brooks ran to a 38th place finish as Rick Brown, David Ward formed an incomplete C team.

Whilst Braunstone park was playing host to the Livingston Relays, a further 10 club runners were taking part in the Leicester 10Km held at Abbey park. Gary Hodgkins was first home for the club with a time of 0:41:12 for 49th place, followed by Nick Osbourne in 0:43:39 (73rd) and Steve King continuing his return from recent injury woes with a solid time of 0:47:29 (133rd). First home for the club ladies was Catherine Poynton 0:53:32 (309th), leading Emma Brown (592nd), Nicola Spencer (594th), Amanda King (808th), Carmel Perrin (1062nd), Kate Keal (1064th) and Pasty Wilson (1065th).

On the continent Kyle Barber took part in a Düsseldorf Marathon headed up by the Kenyan duo of Gilbert Yegon & Richard Mutai. The event which also saw the Ladies course record smashed offered a great opportunity to post a quick time and Kyle obliged posting an incredible time of 2:39:56 to finish 74th from the 2735 field.



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