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Inter Counties Fell Running Championships
Sam Pole represented Leicestershire & Rutland in The Flower Scar Fell Race. A competitive field tackled eight miles and 2,000ft of climbing. The Team held their own to finish 13th out of 20 teams, and Sam finished 77th overall.

Bosworth Half Marathon
Among a field of over 800 Noel Houlihan led the way in a time of 1:27 for 33rd place followed by Alex Smyth (1:43), Bernie Owen (1:43) Jim Hawley (1:50), Vicky Beaumont (1:57), and Tor Hawley (2:23).

West End 8 (mile)
Taking the four runners out to South Croxton, Alex Smyth was first home for the Club in a time of 1:02 to claim 243rd place. He was followed by Lorna Muskett (1:02), Andy Kemp (1:17) and Michelle Hodgson with a time of 1:32.

Vitality Westminster 10k
While the likes of Mo Farah and Jonathon Brownlee were blasting round in under 30 minutes, our Club acquitted themselves well in warm conditions. Almost 20,000 runners set off from The Mall, with Graham Pickering our first back in a time of 51:38, with Jo Raine (61:14), Dan Pedley (65:25), Natalie Gray (67:01) and Clare Tector (73:15) completing the placings.

Swithland 6
First home for F & K was Tom Bushell
with a time of 44:41 for 235th position. Among the others, Jim Hawley came in at 47:50, followed by Vince Brown (49:25). Vicky Beaumont led the ladies home with a time of 50:58, with Louise Faye at 61:07.

Market Harborough Festival of Running
Runners turned out in miserable conditions for the 10k and Half Marathon events. Lorna Muskett put in a superb performance to finish as second female in the 10k event securing a top 50 spot in a field of almost 400 runners, as well as first place in her age/gender category.

It’s not all about racing.
Don’t feel as if you need to sign up for marathons or compete in Races. These are enjoyable but many of our members join us to run socially and keep fit. Our routes are around the lovely countryside of our villages, and at least once a month we organise a pub run and enjoy an after run drink and snack.                        


Alan Gibson
Issue 413
June 2019


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