Thank you to everyone that ran, helped, supported and organised.
What a great day for the Half Marathon and thank you to everyone that has sent messages to say how much you enjoyed the day - the overwhelming feeling is that you loved our marshals....they really are something else aren't they!
811 runners finished the Half in lovely running conditions - sunny with a bit of a chill to the air (although most runners did seem to say it was hot out there). The race was a Leicestershire Road Running League race and also was the Leicestershire and Rutland AA County Championships.
Prize Winners for 2019 were:-
1st Ludovic Renou Leicester Coritianians County Champion - Gold Medal
Catherine Hutton Host Club – Desford County Champion – Gold Medal
2nd Tony Woodward Hermitage Harriers Silver
Katie Lomas Charnwood Silver
3rd Simon Allen Owls Bronze
Jess Necchi Race Hub Bronze
County Vet Champions Ramzi Sidani of Ivanhoe and Karen Bell of Barrow Runners
1st V40 Ramzi Sidani/Ivanhoe Ann Mosby/Sphinx AC
1st V45 Craig Hinds/Ivanhoe Lisa Dixon/ Desford
1st V50 Shane Godrich/Wreake Runners Karen Bell/Ivanhoe
1st V55 Andrew Noble/Hermitage Kathy Rolington/West End
1st V60 Richard Bufton Bernadette Owen/Fleckney & Kibworth
1st V65 John Hall/Wreake Irene Forty/Huncote
1st V70 Ray Draycott/Wigston Jane Collingham/Wreake
1st V75 Robert Dilworth
1st V80 Georff Oliver/Hinckley
1st Under 20 Ryan Orton/Ripley AC
Team Prizes sponsored by The Derby Runners
1st Mens Team Badgers 2nd Hermitage Harriers
1st Ladies Team West End 2nd Huncote Harriers
Grateful thanks go to our sponsors: Keepthebeat – please also see their page for the 1 Mile run and pictures. They had over 200 entries for this great spectacle, it is fantastic to see so many people take on the challenge. Many families benefit from this lovely local charity.
The Derby Runner
Shire Cast Stone
Bea Sports Massage
Help and support comes from: Hinckley Air Cadets, Market Bosworth Scout Group, Desford Flyers, Badgers Runners as well as many, many family and friends of Desford Striders.
Photo’s can be found on our PHOTO page
There’s many more pics and comments from our runners on facebook
We look forward to seeing you again in 2020 - May 10th, keep it in the diary!
Thanks again to everyone that helped make this a great day.