2016 Club Championship #6: Beacon Hill Solstice Run

Friday (17.June) was the latest round of the Club Championship at the Beacon Hill Solstice Race. Set in the beautiful grounds of the country park at Woodhouse Eaves near Loughborough, this is a tough 5 miler involving two stiff climbs up the hill (the second highest point in Leicestershire) and a fast 1 mile downhill to the finish.

Unfortunately due to the popularity of this race there was a low turnout from the club due to the race filling up early on the year before more members had chance to enter. In any case first to finish was the club’s sole male participant Martin Gordon-Kerr in 37th place overall in a time of 38:01. Next to finish was Helen Duncan (43:41) followed by Kate Howes (48:35) and Jo Smith (standing in for Tracey Poole) in a very creditable 55:57. Well done everyone 🙂


The final club results were:

Name Time
Martin Gordon-Kerr 38:01
Helen Duncan 43:41
Kate Howes 48:35
Jo Smith 55:57

Well done everyone 🙂

From the Club Championship standpoint after age-grading was applied, Jo Smith was awarded top marks and is now leading the Ladies championship table from Helen Duncan in second spot. Martin’s performance pushes him in to third place in the Men’s championship.
Championship Tables

The next designated Championship races is the Whissendine 6ix in July to look forward to 🙂