Shepshed 7, 2017

Starring role for Club’s women!

There was a good turnout of SDRR runners in a field of over 450 at the Shepshed 7, and a brilliant team performance saw SDRR win the women’s team prize, thanks to the efforts of Jenny Laing, Ellie May Evans and Nikki Reeves.

Jenny led the way, showing no signs of weariness after last week’s Snowdonia Marathon, finishing in a superb 4thfemale (and 41st overall) in a time of 47.01. She was well supported by Ellie May Evans, who is improving with every race, in her first season running for the club, and was 10th female (and 83rd overall) in 50.01, closely followed by Nikki Reeves who carried on a series of strong performances this year, by finishing in 11th in 50.48, which gave her 95th position overall.

Tracey Glover showed she is returning to form after a number of injuries, and finished 29th female (143rd overall) in 54.20, just ahead of Laura Harper in 33rd (157th overall) in 55.07. Making her debut for the club, Diane Rider also broke the hour, with her time of 59.23 earning her 65th female position, and 230th overall. Pauline Cooper, who has had a busy season, also ran strongly for a time of 1.15.46, earning her 172nd  in the women’s race, and 413rd overall.

There were also some good performances from the men, not least from Stuart Halsey, who maintained his recent excellent form with a time of 44.33, which gained him 22nd place overall. Glenn Smith was next home for the club, in 45th in a time of 47.16, whilst Andy Orme ran a well-paced race to finish in 52nd, in 47.47 just ahead of Tom Eyre, in 54th in 47.55. Steve Leafe (67th in 48.51) and Colin Mee (76th in 49.27) also broke the 50 minute mark. Paul Glover showed no sign of fatigue from a busy season of racing, finishing in 122nd in 53.04, followed by Tony Richards in 170th in 56.08. Chris Elsegood was another runner making his debut for the club, and had a good run to finish in 57.42, in 203rd position overall.

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