Age Isn't A Barrier
This week saw members get back on track with the first event in the popular east midlands grand prix series, with the Silverstone circuit 10Km coupled with the first meeting of this year’s Midlands division 6 track & field championship.
First up on Tuesday night the EMGP series campaign kicked off at Silverstone with five club members amongst the 1,218 finishers, including three of the team that took the half marathon title at the venue a couple of months back. The 2 lap route which is deceivably undulating & exposed proved once again happy running ground with all our runners finishing with in the top 300. Leading the club home in 6th position overall on the night was Sean Fenwick, followed by Matt Driver in 13th, Tom Ward in 22nd taking nearly a minute & a half of his time set 12 months prior whilst setting a new PB in the process, Jaime Thompson in 210th & David Maclean in 277th.
Four days later on a much shorter track the club were well represented at the curtain raiser for 2017’s Midland division 6 track & field championships at Sutton-in-Ashfield with an excellent 2nd place points tally on the day. On the track amongst the great display were notable performances from; Lianne Brooks who finished in the top 2 of each of her multiple individual events, Sarah Ward & Marise Taylor both winning their 400m hurdles races, Ian Southwell taking full points in the discus ‘B’ competition. However a massive well done must be said to each member of the team who spent the day competing & officiating for their mammoth efforts throughout the day.
Continuing the curtain raising theme Leicestershire road running league – summer series got under way with the West end 8 Mile event and within the 524 finishers were Harborough’s Richard Bufton claiming 122nd & 2nd Male 60 and Chris Loake in 270th.