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We're pleased to announce an 8-week Beginner's Running Course starting on Monday the 20th of May.
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We’ve had an unprecedented number of nominations for one particular member, and it should come as no surprise that February’s Member of the Month award is presented to Jordan Winbourne.
Jordan has been training very hard over the winter for the Brighton Marathon in April, and this discipline and dedication has paid off in his race performances so far this year:
On the 10th February he achieved a 3 and a half minute PB at the Barcelona Half Marathon, running 78:35; one of the fastest times ever by a HERC runner.
On 23rd February he broke 18 minutes at parkrun for the first time, running 17:24 at Whiteley Parkrun.
On 16th March he ran the Eton Dorney 20 Mile race in 2 hours and 8 minutes. To put that into perspective, if he had continued at that pace he’d have run a 2:48 marathon!
Of course, most recently he was 1st male at club championships, completing the Eastleigh 10k in 35:05; a PB by over a minute.
Even more impressive is that fact that, until just over 3 years ago, Jordan had never done any running. For those of you that aren’t aware, Jordan played snooker for England for several years. He represented England Under 21’s in two European Championships and a World Championships in China, where he reached the quarterfinals. Due to the traveling and some poor results, he gave up on his dream of being a professional snooker player and began running. It’s clear that Jordan has since applied the same ethos to his running training that he applied to his snooker practice, and many at the club are excited to see what Jordan can achieve over the next few years.
Many congratulations for all that you have achieved so far this year Jordan, and we look forward to seeing the culmination of your training at Brighton in just over a week.
The Eastleigh 10K held on Sunday the 24th of March was a HERC Club Championship race. The results were as follows:
1st place: Kirsty Shannon - 42.55
2nd place: Jo Labram - 43.09
3rd place: Anna Smith-James - 47.18
1st place: Jordan Winbourne - 35.05
2nd place: Isaac Andrews - 36.46
3rd place: Wayne Andrews - 37.26
Ladies Age Categories:
Senior - Anna Smith-James - 47.18
V35: Hannah Picton-Jones - 48.08
V40: Kelly Milner - 52.30
V45: Kirsty Shannon - 42.55
V50: Yvonne Coxhill - 47.40
V55: Jane Costello - 60.20
V60: Julie Ward - 59.38
Men Age Categories:
Senior: Jordan Winbourne - 35.05
V40: Martin Nash - 39.09
V45: Wayne Andrews - 37.26
V50: Andrew Dudgeon - 39.25
V55: Henry Clover - 44.42
V60: John McKenzie - 44.51
Notice to follow of your next chance to challenge these top athletes. Well done all the winners.
The Eastleigh 10K on Sunday the 24th of March will be a HERC Club Championship race.
This weekend will see the 7th Club Championships which in the past have been run over several different distances.
Your running team are planning to give more notice for the next one which is likely to be later this year and over a longer distance!
For Eastleigh 10K we will award medals or trophies to the following:
Ladies 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall
Men: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall
1st in each age category:
Ladies: Senior Lady, V35, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60
Men: Senior Man, V40, V45, V50, V55, V60.
Positions will be based on chip times as usual and remember there are pacers for those that are looking for a PB.
An awards evening is being planned for the Autumn when these prizes will be given out.
January’s Member of Month Award is presented to Christopher Chester.
Chris has participated tirelessly for the club on many occasions in all leagues, such as HRRL, RR10 and CC6. He’s also very supportive and helpful to other members, demonstrating all the Hedgie values.
His form of late, in particular, earned him numerous nominations for Member of the Month. This began with him running a new Parkrun PB of 19:39 at the end of December. Then in January he ran a new 10k PB of 41:02 at Stubbington, followed by coming third in the V50 category at the Romsey 5 Mile race whilst finishing within 4 seconds of his PB. He then followed this up with a 10 Mile PB at the beginning of February at Ryde (of all places!)
Congratulations on your amazing recent performances Chris and thank you for your service to the club over the years.
HEDGE END RUNNING CLUB: NOTICE OF 2019 AGM
The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 28th March 2019 commencing at 20.015 in the Pavilion at the Ageas.
The club is administered by a Committee and all positions are up for election this year for a two year term:-
If you would like to apply for a position then please email email@example.com, stating your intention to stand by Tuesday 26th of March. If we have more than one application for a position there will be a vote on the night.
If you have any agenda items that you would like discussed at the meeting please submit these, as above, by Tuesday 26th March.
December's Member of the Month Award is presented to Joanne Dunn.
For those of you not aware of Jo's remarkable story, her was thrown off her horse in February 2017. Her horse landed on top of her, resulting in her being airlifted to hospital. After 11 days in hospital and 9 months of rehab, she returned to running on 1st January 2018, barely capable of doing a mile. Many people would have given up the idea of running, but in April 2018 she completed her first marathon and since then has done 4 marathons and 2 ultras, raised money for Hampshire and IOW air ambulance.
An incredible achievement and a remarkable demonstration of courage and determination. Many congratulations Jo on all you achieved in 2018!
November’s Member of the Month Award is presented to Ian Bowers.
In November, Ian completed the Wendover Woods 50 mile race to complete the Centurion 50 mile grand slam of 4 races. This is a truly phenomenal achievement, best summarised by the member who nominated him:
“Ian and I were running together for a few months when we discussed entering an ultra marathon. So in June 2017 we did the race to the King. We finished in 12 hours 40 minutes, in the daylight as well, for 54 miles. However it was Ian who kept us going and pushed us on, while I moaned for Britain! He decided soon afterwards to try to complete the Centurion 50 mile grand slam during a difficult year for him, Ian stuck to his plan and trained hard but sensible. Still managing to fit in park runs at Netley, HHRL races, CC6 and RR10 along the way. He has certainly come a long way in a short time, he loves being part of the club, he constantly encourages others to try these events and he is right up there with the top ultra runners in the club. He has set his sights on the centurion 100 mile grand slam next year and will as ever give 100%.”
Many, many congratulations on an outstanding year Ian, and all the best for next year’s challenge!
In a slight twist to proceedings, October’s Member of the Month award is presented to two members – Tracey Shepperd and Robbie MacNab.
Both Tracey and Robbie represented Great Britain at the European Aquathlon Championships held in Ibiza at the end of October (for those not familiar with the format, the race was a 1km sea swim followed by a 5k run).
This was Tracey’s first race in a GB trisuit, demonstrating the impressive improvements she has made in her running over the last few years She’s represented the club at numerous races this year and has recently achieved great PBs.
In contrast, Robbie has been representing Great Britain at Triathlon and Aquathlon for 10 years, showing tremendous dedication and commitment, and he always gives 100% in a race (ask him about his sprint finish in Ibiza). Robbie has also been a dedicated and proactive Hedgie over the years, representing the club at numerous races, including HRRL, RR10 and Lakeside 5k races.
Many congratulations Tracey and Robbie.
We are pleased to announce that England Athletics registered athletes can now apply for a guaranteed entry into the 2019 Brighton Marathon. The club have 10 places available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Entry into the Brighton Marathon costs £75 and entries must be applied for through the Club Secretary. If you are interested in entering the Brighton Marathon via the England Athletics Club entry, please speak to the HERC Club Secretary. The organisers can only accept requests to enter from Club Secretaries.
England Athletics Club entries are available until 1st March 2019. Race packs will need to be collected by the runner or a friend / member of family from the Brighton Marathon Exhibition held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April.