• Chris Rainsford smashes club record for the marathon!

    Chris Rainsford clocked a personal best and new club record at the Frankfurt Marathon in October. The 34-year-old ran 2:21:02 in wet and windy conditions to take more than eight minutes off the previous Heanor Running Club record. Looking distinctive in his yellow and blue vest, pink shorts and white HOKA cap, Chris nestled himself […]

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  • BDL Final Results

    After a long, hard season, the BDL drew to a close with the final race starting and finishing at Shipley Hall Cricket Club. Whilst the Men and Ladies finished 4th, giving a Combined 4th overall, there were still some fine individual performances over the season, notably Ethan Rowley, 3rd in the Junior Kristian Watson, 3rd […]

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  • London Marathon Special – Runners Reports

    The Virgin Money London Marathon is a special day in most runner’s diaries. This year wearing the yellow and blue  (and with impressive times too) were: Chris Patterson (2:51:30) Rachel Shelbourn (3:01:26) Jayne Lynas (3:32:59) Jo Potter (3:42:16) Sarah Whittle (3:45:12) Carla Fox (5:06:19) And not forgetting Sam Marsh who was representing the East Midlands in […]

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  • Weekend Round-Up 26th-28th April

    The weekend of the London Marathon is always a busy one, and Heanor runners were on their travels to make it busier than usual. Friday 26th started off with Joe and Paige travelling up to Kingsley in Cheshire for a fast 5K Highly recommended by Joe who dipped under 15 minutes for the first time […]

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  • Midlands Road Relays: 23rd March 2019

    Midland Road Relays It was another successful day for Heanor Running Club at the Midlands 12 and 6 stage relays. As well as being able to field two full teams in both the Men’s and Ladies events (some 36 runners by my rudimentary maths!) there were some outstanding performances from the Ladies (running over 16 minutes […]

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  • Pud Run raises £1,000 for air ambulance service


    Club chairman, Rob Rainsford, treasurer, Yvonne Hobday, and secretary, Ian Salt, presented the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance service with a cheque for £1,000 following the sold-out success of the Matthew Walker 10k last November. This year’s event was the second year in succession that saw part of the money raised from race entries […]

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  • Fantastic running at 30th Pud Run


    Typically wet and windy November weather wasn’t enough to stop 862 runners from finishing the 30th edition of the Matthew Walker Christmas Pudding 10k earlier today. With all entries sold out well in advance of race day, runners from across the country turned out undeterred and were rewarded with a hefty Christmas pudding and limited […]

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  • Success in penultimate BDL


    Lisa Palmer-Blount, Louise Insley and Ashleigh Armstrong combined to secure top-spot for Heanor RC’s women at the latest BDL road race at Carsington Water. Matt Bickerstaff and Ben Rhodes took a yellow and blue one-two at the head of the race as junior, Dylan George, enjoyed one of his best-ever races to finish eighth. The […]

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  • European Masters medals for Louise, Lisa and Jill


    Lisa Palmer-Blount, Louise Insley and Jill Burke all returned from the European Masters Championships last weekend with silverware. Taking place at Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the Algarve, Portugal, the competition included race walk, 10k, half marathon and XC relays. All three, who have enjoyed British Masters success over the last couple of years, […]

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  • Success on the roads in Riga

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    Eighteen Heanor Running Club members, plus friends and family travelled to the Latvian capital of Riga last week to take part in a weekend festival of running. The annual club trip overseas exceeded all expectations. From the friendly locals, superb hotel and beautiful sights in the Old Town area, the visit followed on from previous […]

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