Fleckney & Kibworth Running Club – April 2023

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The club have achieved a lot in the past month, making the most of better weather and lighter evenings. We were proud to support our group of Couch to 5K runners in their final runs; some ‘graduated’ at Market Harborough Parkrun, others completed in their own time. We are pleased to have welcomed several new members to the club following the programme.

Pete Bennett took up the solo mantle at the Cambridge Half Marathon, achieving a finish time of 1:29:33. Pete Bennett also tackled the Ashby 20, being the only club member to represent and finished in an excellent time of 2:26:09 and 159th position.

The second Leicestershire Road Running League event was on home turf; along with the Roadhoggs running club, we hosted the Kibworth 6 on Sunday 19 March. Many of the club members supported the event by marshalling, ensuring the race went smoothly. We had some members tackle the hills and race alongside a total of 534 club runners from around the county.

Noel Houlihan was first in for the club (41:19), next Pete Bennett (42:17), Adam Niblett (47:37), Louise Fernand (49:25), Barbara Blunt (58:21), Jo Raine (01:06:10), Steve West (01:07:54), Emily Pierce (01:14:33). Tracey Coates and Jenny Mcnair supported as tail runners. The next league race will be the Bosworth Half Marathon on Sunday 7 May.

Another solo venture was undertaken by Steve West at the Leamington Spa 10k race, with a finish time of 1:05:43.

Finally, the club members and families were proud to join forces with Kibworth Easy Riders, to take part in the Kibworth Duathlon in aid of LOROS. The whole event was a great challenge for all and well supported for this worthy cause. Many thanks to all involved.

Club nights

Please visit Facebook for the latest news on locations:-

Tuesday – Fleckney Silver Band Hall (6:45pm for 7pm)
Thursday – Kibworth Methodist Church Hall (6:45pm for 7pm)

If you’re interested in joining us at our regular Tuesday and Thursday Club Nights, please contact Andy or Alan or find us on Facebook – Fleckney & Kibworth Running Club.

Andy Kemp 07525 465643
Alan Gibson 07960 969810