Running Club March 2022
It was celebration time for the Fleckney & Kibworth Running Club last month. We held a long overdue awards evening for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. All nominations and votes come from fellow Club Members across a variety of categories.
A special Lockdown trophy was awarded for all runners who competed in a number of virtual events and league races throughout 2020.
Awards went to:
Best Male Athlete – Sam Pole
Best Female Athlete – Bernie Owen
Most Improved Male – Patrick Amos & Pete Bennett
Most Improved Female – Lucy Earland & Tracey Coates
Best Male Performance – Sam Pole (Pennine Way in Ten Days)
Best Female Performance – Tracey Coates (London Marathon)
Best Club Member – Alan Gibson
Jo Thacker Memorial Trophy – Tracey Coates
The Jo Thacker Trophy is awarded in memory of a much loved club mate who we lost in 2018. The award is given to a runner who typifies Jo’s spirit and enthusiasm, which the ever smiling Tracey certainly deserves!
Back on the road for the first Road Running League of the year, we had five runners tackling two laps of an undulating course. Pete Bennett led a trio of men with a time of 48:29, John Clampin 58:06 and Mike Turner 1:02:09. Bernie Owen secured top spot in her age category with a time of 56:32. Abby Davies finished in 59:41.
Meanwhile, Steve West took on the Milton Keynes 10k, finishing with a respectable time of 1:10 after several months out and recovering from injury.
Lorna Muskett clocked a time of 1:36:59 at the Leicestershire Half Marathon, her 2nd best effort over the distance.
Alex Prettyman was very much off road for the Belvoir Challenge, with 26 miles and over 2,000 feet of ascent, completed in a time of 4:05 for a very impressive 31st position.
John Redfearn and Andy Kemp took part in the latest Derby Runner Cross Country League race which takes in a route of around five miles at Bosworth Battlefield.
Pete Bennett set a new PB in the Cambridge Half Marathon, breaking the 90 minute barrier with a time of 1:29:32 and finishing 889 in a field of almost 10,000 runners
Couch to 5k
Numbers may have dropped since week one, but we still have a very determined bunch of runners. They are now approaching the final week of the training, and aiming to round things off with a parkrun on Saturday 19th March at Market Harborough.