LRRL TEAM SCORING SYSTEM – RULES

Men
For each club, the top 8 men score for the “A” team in a race. Points for the race are awarded in line with their finishing position.
E.g. if the top 8 men finish 3, 12, 26, 42, 55, 67, 89, 103 then in total 397 points are scored.

The scorers can be from any category – eg U20, Sen, V40, V50 etc.

The next 8 men will score for the club’s “B” team.
Teams are not picked, so it is possible for a man to score for the club’s “B” team in one race, and the “A” team in the next.

All of the team’s points are added up, and the lower the team score, the higher you finish on the day overall.
E.g. – a team score of 150 points is a better score than a team score of 250 points!

The teams are then sorted into their respective divisions to score accordingly for league points.

The league points are awarded as follows:-
Leagues with < 10 teams – 20, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc Leagues with > 10 teams – 25, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16 etc

So if West End score 250 points in one race, and finish 3rd in Division 2 (with 8 teams), they will score 15 league points.

The teams competition is not split into Winter/Summer league, so the scores across the whole season count.
Two teams are promoted and relegated from each “A” league.

The “B” league is one big division, which is due to be split into Divisions 1, 2 and 3 for 2017, so watch this space!

Vet Men
For each club, the top 4 vet men score for the “A” team in a race. Points for the race are awarded in line with their finishing position.
E.g. if the top 4 vet men finish 3, 12, 26, 42 then in total 83 points are scored.

The scorers can be from category V40 + only.

The next 4 vet men will score for the club’s “B” team.
Teams are not picked, so it is possible for a vet man to score for the club’s “B” team in one race, and the “A” team in the next.

All of the team’s points are added up, and the lower the team score, the higher you finish on the day overall.
E.g. – a team score of 150 points is a better score than a team score of 250 points!

The teams are then sorted into their respective divisions to score accordingly for league points.

The league points are awarded as follows:-
Leagues with < 10 teams – 20, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc Leagues with > 10 teams – 25, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16 etc

So if West End score 250 points in one race, and finish 3rd in Division 2 (with 8 teams), they will score 15 league points.

The teams competition is not split into Winter/Summer league, so the scores across the whole season count.
Two teams are promoted and relegated from each “A” league.

The “B” league is one big division, which is due to be split into Divisions 1, 2 and 3 for 2017, so watch this space!

Ladies
For each club, the top 4 ladies score for the “A” team in a race. Points for the race are awarded in line with their finishing position.
E.g. if the top 4 ladies finish 3, 12, 26, 42 then in total 83 points are scored.

The scorers can be from any ladies category – eg U20, Sen, V40, V50 etc.

The next 4 ladies will score for the club’s “B” team.
Teams are not picked, so it is possible for a lady to score for the club’s “B” team in one race, and the “A” team in the next.

All of the team’s points are added up, and the lower the team score, the higher you finish on the day overall.
Eg – a team score of 150 points is a better score than a team score of 250 points!

The teams are then sorted into their respective divisions to score accordingly for league points.

The league points are awarded as follows:-
Leagues with < 10 teams – 20, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc Leagues with > 10 teams – 25, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16 etc

So if West End score 250 points in one race, and finish 3rd in Division 2 (with 8 teams), they will score 15 league points.

The teams competition is not split into Winter/Summer league, so the scores across the whole season count.
Two teams are promoted and relegated from each “A” league.

The “B” leagues have been split for 2016 (they used to be in the same system as “A” teams) but we are waiting for confirmation
on how the league are working it exactly. For now we have made them as one big division just to give people an idea on
which clubs have the most strength in depth.

Vet Ladies
For each club, the top 3 vet ladies score for the “A” team in a race. Points for the race are awarded in line with their finishing position.
E.g. if the top 3 ladies finish 3, 12, 26 then in total 41 points are scored.

The scorers can be from category V40 + only.

The next 3 vet ladies will score for the club’s “B” team.
Teams are not picked, so it is possible for a vet lady to score for the club’s “B” team in one race, and the “A” team in the next.

All of the team’s points are added up, and the lower the team score, the higher you finish on the day overall.
E.g. – a team score of 150 points is a better score than a team score of 250 points!

The team’s are then sorted into their respective divisions to score accordingly for league points.

The league points are awarded as follows:-
Leagues with < 10 teams – 20, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11 etc Leagues with > 10 teams – 25, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16 etc

So if West End score 250 points in one race, and finish 3rd in Division 2 (with 8 teams), they will score 15 league points.

The teams competition is not split into Winter/Summer league, so the scores across the whole season count.
Two teams are promoted and relegated from each “A” league.

The “B” league is one big division, which is due to be split into Divisions 1, 2 and 3 for 2017, so watch this space!

Thursday 11th August 2016 routes

This week we are running route S08, the long route is 9 miles and follows the canal to Dadlington before heading back to Hinckley along Stoke Rd.

To reduce this to 7 miles ( rather than following ‘S08 short’ ) you should leave the canal towpath at Stoke Golding (to omit the Dadlington loop) then follow Stoke Road as per the route below.

All summer routes are now available on the club website. See the ‘Thursday Evening Routes’ tab under the Training menu or use this link:

Thursday Evening Routes

Meet 18:15 at new Leisure Centre near the park benches outside the cafe or inside in the lower floor room if it’s raining. Run departs at 18:30.

Thursday 4th August 2016 routes

​Routes for Thursday evening (for those who are running from the Club rather than going to Bradgate)…

Longer route : 8.7 miles

http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4372874.html

Shorter route : 6.3 miles

http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4372883.html

6.15pm meet outside (new) Hinckley Leisure Centre for a 6.30pm start.

Training: Tues 02/08/2016

RICHMOND PARK PYRAMID SESSION
Threshold Run for 1min, then 2, 3, 3:30 and 4 with a 1 min recovery jog/walk in-between each rep (apart from after the 4min rep where you can have a 1:30 rest) then go back down the pyramid for 3:30, 3, 2, 1
A common definition of your threshold pace is your 10 mile race pace. If you’re not sure what this is then aim to run at a pace where you could speak to somebody else but not quite manage a full sentence.
6:15 MEET AT THE LC FOR A 6:30 DEPART OR A 6:45 START AT RICHMOND PARK

Routes for Thursday 28th July 2016

This week we are running route S18, out to Stapleton and through the lanes to the north of Hinckley. Probably worth taking a drink.

All summer routes are now available on the club website. See the ‘Thursday Evening Routes’ tab under the Training menu or use this link:
http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/?page_id=2881

Meet 18:15 at new Leisure Centre near the park benches outside the cafe or inside in the lower floor room if it’s raining. Run departs at 18:30.

Hungarton 7

On July 6th 2016, 29 HRC runners (14 men and 15 ladies)  took part in Hungarton 7. It was much cooler than last year  and much appreciated by all the runners . No doubt it helped to achieve lots of PBs and course bests! Everyone welcomed the fast downhill finish once the relentless hills were over. Good support and pictures from Ian Sylvester.  He was a welcome sight, signalling the end couldn’t be far now, could it?

Chris Limmer was the first back, very closely followed (3 seconds) by Matt Johnson and then Simon Birch was 3rd and Chris Langham  4th back for Hinckley. The mens team finished 2nd in division 1 for this race. Great to see Matthew Lunn out too, we hope to see him at Joy Cann 5.

After a heated Langham show down (there was money up for grabs too!),Harry put in a great effort and smashed his PB finishing in 51:22. He also wins the male Runner of the Day prize! Well done to Harry and all the Langhams, always great to see any of them out running. We had other great family duos: Ben Masser crossing the line at 46:03 and Penny Masser at 53:39, six minutes faster than last year and achieving a diamond standard time at the same time!  We also saw Faye Hudson finishing in 1:02:46 and Julie Hudson in 1:12:00.

First over the line for the ladies was Bethan Padbury in 50:07, closely followed by Kate Perkins in 50:42, Rebecca Gould in 51:17 and Céline Guéry in 52:57.  According to our own calculations this allowed the ladies to finish 1st in division 1 for this race and 2nd overall behind Team Anstey. Fantastic result!

As far as PBs go, Sarah Garford sliced two minutes and twenty-two seconds off her time compared to 2015, Julia Waite and Jenny Green three minutes off their time and Elizabeth Lees and Céline Guéry both sliced an impressive six minutes off their time compared to last year. Well done all!

Julie Hudson was awarded Female Runner of the day for her contagious enthusiasm and bags of energy before, during and after the race. Julie achieved a bronze standard time at Hungarton 7 and was also celebrating her birthday on raceday! Well done Julie and thank you for the cake!

Hungarton 7 - After the race
Hungarton 7 – After the race
Goodie bags!
Goodie bags!
Harry Langham - Male Runner of the Day
Harry Langham – Male Runner of the Day
Julie Hudson - Female runner of the Day
Julie Hudson – Female runner of the Day
Chris Limmer (Left) Matt Johnson (Right)
Chris Limmer (Left) Matt Johnson (Right)

Routes for Thursday 21st July 2016

This week we are running route S17, out to Stoney Stanton. I’d take some drinks along as the forecast is to be hot. For those at Thunder Run this weekend, will see you there.

All summer routes are now available on the club website. See the ‘Thursday Evening Routes’ tab under the Training menu or use this link:
http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/?page_id=2881

Meet 18:15 at new Leisure Centre near the park benches outside the cafe or inside in the lower floor room if it’s raining. Run departs at 18:30.

Routes for Thursday 14th July 2016

This week we are running route S16, this features the canal and a bit across a field. I hope it isn’t too bad underfoot in those sections, but you never know with this British weather, not long sections and should be ok.

All summer routes are now available on the club website. See the ‘Thursday Evening Routes’ tab under the Training menu or use this link:
http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/?page_id=2881

Meet 18:15 at new Leisure Centre near the park benches outside the cafe or inside in the lower floor room if it’s raining. Run departs at 18:30.

Cross-country PROVISIONAL Fixtures for your diaries

Cross-country PROVISIONAL Fixtures for your diaries for the 16/17 season. Please keep an eye out as we can probably expect one or two changes as we approach the start of the season.
30 Oct 2016 Holly Hayes Woods (Hermitage)
13 Nov 2016 Markfield (Westend Runners)
27 Nov 2016 Bagworth Heath (Desford Striders)
11 Dec 2016 Bradgate Park (RoadHoggs)
15 Jan 2017 Sinai Park (Hatton Darts)
19 Feb 2017 Allestree Park (Derwent Runners)
05 Mar 2017 Bosworth Battlefield = HINCKLEY!!!
The most important is of course Hinckley! 🙂 Support will be needed on the day for Marshalls, car parkers, timers, etc.

Swithland 6

Birstall Runners’ Swithland 6 league race generated a near record breaking turnout from the Hinckley crew with 39 taking part with a special mention for our U20 Bethan Padbury, Ben Masser and Harry Langham who are not letting the busy GCSE/ AS level exams stopping them from racing! We wonder what it can be about these chip-timed, flat, picturesque, standard-distance, official-measured, goody-bag-offering, summer road races (with toilet facilities) that make them so much more popular than the winter cross-country series? Alas, this remains a mystery.

It was Simon Birch’s turn this week to lead the line for Hinckley’s men. He grabbed 11th place overall. Few saw him – he was so quick! Rumours persist that he arrives seconds before the race start and leaves his car engine running for when he gets back. Near the head of the field Rolf Hoelmer collected a silver time despite losing his pacer (Chris Limmer) to Nick Moore who benefited by running his best race yet.

Men’s runner of the day was awarded to Richard Guest who’s now regularly collecting bronze times by a good margin and showing the incredible change in form that he has achieved over the year. Well done Richard!

On the ladies’s side, we had 22 runners and for many, it was their first race of the summer league including Leanne Byard, Jane Wheeler, Erica Fisher, Liz Aspden-Mansfield, Elaine Wischhusen, Odette Foxall and Louise Berry. Also Sarah Chisnall (and her husband Phil) joined us for the very first time. There was a great atmosphere on the whole and lots of happy runners achieving PBs and standard times on the day. Penny Masser completed her fastest 6 mile race for 2 years.

The lady runner of the day was awarded to Rebecca Gould. Since joining us in road running in the summer league, Rebecca has performed consistently well. She powers through till the finish line and at Swithland 6 she was the first Hinckley lady to cross the line. Well done Rebecca!

Swithland 6 2016 before picture
Swithland 6 2016 before picture
Swithland 6 2016 after picture
Swithland 6 2016 after picture