Additional Info from the Running Club
Couch to 5K Graduation Parkrun
A very successful Couch to 5k program has now been completed. We had a great turnout at the Market Harborough parkrun on a lovely sunny Saturday morning.
It was fantastic to see people who could barely run for a couple of minutes without stopping in January completing the 5k distance. And, in most cases with a smile on their face!
A number of regular club runners turned up to run and support. So, it was a great event for the Club as a whole.
Elsewhere, runners have been tackling some long distance events
Edale Skyline Fell Race
Sam Pole took on 21 miles with 4,500ft of climbing in the Peak District, finishing a very impressive 11th of 200+ starters in a time of 3hrs 11min
Rose of The Shires Ultra
Alex Prettyman competed in this 54 Mile Ultra event, taking in the country trails, roads and towpaths of Northamptonshire. A time of 9hrs 37min was enough to secure 12th place overall.
Abby Davies headed to the South Coast for her latest effort over the classic 26.2 Miles distance, joining a field of almost 8,000 runners, and getting round in 4hrs 22min
LOROS Duathlon Fundraiser
Closer to home we joined forces with Kibworth Easy Riders for a charity fundraiser, in aid of LOROS. Over 20 teams took part with each team having a 5k Run / 25k Ride / 5k Run to complete.
A handful of individuals completed all 3 legs, with most teams combining runners and cyclists working together. Although it was an event without official timing there was certainly a competitive edge as the morning went on.
The event was supported by The Coach & Horses in Kibworth, providing an event HQ as well as tea, coffee and copious amounts of post event pizza and chips.
Best of all it has so far raised £450 for LOROS, and from early feedback seems set to be a regular annual event
With the lighter evenings now returning we are able to enjoy the country lanes and fields once again, without the aid of a head torch!
Regular Club Nights are from Fleckney or Saddington on a Tuesday and Kibworth every Thursday
If you are interested in joining us please get in touch for further details
Andy Kemp (07525 465643) or Alan Gibson (07960 969810)