Fleckney & Kibworth Runners host successful Kibworth 6 Road Race
This year’s Kibworth 6 was contested in much warmer conditions than usual. The original date for this Winter League race in early March fell victim to the snow, but thanks to the efforts of Race Director Andy Kemp and various organisations involved it went ahead on Bank Holiday Sunday. Thank-fully the thunderstorms had subsided, as well as flood water in Smeeton which would have created a water hazard for the runners.
Bernie Owen led the Club home again in 47:57 for 138th Position (15th Female). First Male for the Club was James Tate in 48:34 for 166th Position. Other Club runners were Mike Turner 51:18 (202), John Clampin 52:21 (217), Vicky Beaumont 52:49 (224), Sally Swift 54:11 (236), Jamie Owen 56:36 (263), Tor Hawley 66:34 (335), Karen Foyster 71:34 (355) and Joanne Raine 74:04 (360)
The overall race was won by Mike Trott of Hermitage Harriers in 33:35 and first lady home was Joanna Male of West End Runners in 37:50.
Runners were grateful for the addition of a water station at the top of Gumley Hill, the second of 3 challenging hills on one of the toughest Leicestershire Road Running League courses. F & K Members were out in force as marshals on the course to ensure all the runners stayed safe and also providing well-earned post-race refreshments which raised over £200 for LOROS.
Bushell and Carter lead the way for F & K at Swithland
Fleckney & Kibworth Runners were out in the heat again on Sunday 3 June for the latest Leicestershire Road Running League Race. After the hilly challenge of the Kibworth 6 the previous week, the Swithland 6 route offers a much gentler route in terms of hills and some lovely views around Swithland Reservoir and Woods.
Tom Bushell led the men home in 46:18 for 219th Position, with Hannah Carter heading up the Ladies’ team in 47:36 for 251st, slicing almost 8 minutes off her previous effort on this course. The rest of the 10 strong team was made up by Jim Hawley 49:20 (297), Vicky Beaumont 50:59 (330), John Redfearn 52:17 (352), Andy Findlay 53:30 (382), Jamie Owen 54:02 (399), Alan Gibson 54:11 (400), Tor Hawley 63:29 (562) and Karen Foyster 66:09 (582)
Sam Pole ventured up to the Lake District on 21 May for the 2018 Windermere Marathon and put in a very impressive performance to finish 11th out of a 800 + strong field, posting a time of 3:03:51.