Details for Bradgate Park XC – Sunday 11th December 2016

Here are the details for the cross country race this coming Sunday. Details provided by Roadhoggs, who are organising this race.

Car share from Hinckley

If you would like to join in the car share, please meet at the old leisure centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road, LE10 0BU) in Hinckley. Meet at 9:20 to leave for 9:30.


DATE/TIME –  Sunday 11th December 2016. Races start time(s) – 10:30 (juniors), 10:55 (men) and 11:05 (ladies).

VENUE – Hunts Hill (Old John), Bradgate Park, Leicestershire.

ENTRY FEE – £4 per runner, including £1 to cover use of Bradgate Park and car park.

DIRECTIONS – Bradgate Park is north-west of Leicester. The Hunts Hill entrance is between Newtown Linford and Swithland.  Postcode for satnavs: LE6 0AH.

PARKING – Park as directed by marshals. Tents may be pitched alongside the car park. It is a short walk to the start of the race. Parking is at your own risk. Please do not leave any litter in the car parks.

THE CAR PARK IS LIMITED: ONLY CARS CARRYING 3+ PEOPLE, OR CARRYING TENTS, WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE CAR PARK. Alternative parking will be on nearby lanes, or at the alternative car parks (see map) which are fee paying. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE IN FRONT OF HOUSES. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE IN NEWTOWN LINFORD VILLAGE.

CHANGING – There are no changing facilities. There is a single public toilet near the start.

COURSE DETAILS – The course consists of 2 laps totalling 5.25 miles. The course is hilly, and some sections are uneven, rocky underfoot, or have tree roots on the surface. Please take care and obey marshal’s instructions around the course. FOOTWEAR: spikes or studs may be worn. 

You participate in this race at your own risk. This is a country park, please do not leave any litter anywhere.

JUNIOR COURSE – 1 or 2 laps of approx 1.0 miles; hilly.

POST RACE – Results and social will be in the Skittle Alley at, The Bradgate Arms, Station Rd, Cropston, LE7 7HG (right out of car park, 0.5 miles turn right at crossroads, 2.0 miles turn left). USE SKITTLE ALLEY – NO MUDDY KIT OR SHOES TO BE TAKEN INTO THE PUB.

Standard Times 2016

It’s time to apply for this year’s Standard Times awards.

The awards recognise individual achievement over a range of racing distances over the course of the year. All Hinckley Running Club members are invited to apply for a 2016 award. The award certificates will be presented at the club presentation night on 28th Jan, 2017.

To qualify for an award, you need to have achieved the required times in at least 5 different race distances during 2016. You can see the full requirements and times here: Ladies Standard TimesMens Standard Times

To apply, please download and fill in this form (.xlsx spreadsheet). When you have filled in the form, email it to hrcstandardtimes@gmail.com.

Please include in the form a few words about your running year — highlights, lowlights or stories — and also attach to the email your favourite running related photo of yourself from this year. This is for the presentation night and also for a “HRC year book”.

DEADLINE: Midnight on Monday, 2nd January 2016.
No exceptions. (Early entries encouraged!)

If you don’t get a reply to your email within 5 days, please contact Nick Moore or Céline Guery in case it was not received.

If you have any questions you can send an email to the above address.

Notes on rules:

  • Your time must be as shown in the official published race results and must be under your own name.
  • Your time must have been run between 1st January and 31st December, 2016.
  • Where races have chip timing, the chip time counts.
  • All road races with an UKA accredited certificate of course accuracy are accepted.
  • All the 2016 LRRL races are officially measured and do count. To help you out, here is a handy list of all this year’s LRRL races and results: LRRL Results 2016
  • The following parkruns are also accepted: Braunstone, Kingsbury Water Park, Conkers.
  • HRC time trials count for the 5K distance.
  • Cross country races, Thunder Run, Equinox etc. do not count.
  • For other races you can check if a race has an official certificate by searching Association of UK Course Measurers website.

Markfield Cross Country – Sunday, November 13th 2016

The second race of the 2016/17 Derby Runner Cross Country League was on Sunday, 13 November. The venue was South Charnwood High School, Markfield, organised by West End Runners. Hinckley’s adults were well represented, with 9 ladies and 16 men turning out in their blue and white vests.

Hinckley’s team of the day - missing one or two off on their warmup.
Hinckley’s team of the day – missing one or two off on their warmup.

We were spoiled with glorious sunny weather and the ground was quite soft from recent rains. To ease congestion there was a split start, meaning the men set of at 11:02 am (after a two minutes’ silence for Remembrance Sunday) and the ladies followed at 11:10.

The race started in the school field before heading out into woods and fields (with cows as an additional obstacle!) and finishing back at the school. A single lap of about 5.5 miles.

The Derby Runner league also features shorter races for juniors before the adults’ race.
The Derby Runner league also features shorter races for juniors before the adults’ race.

Leading the field for the Hinckley men was cross country specialist Ben Harding in 5th place, following from his 2nd place a fortnight ago. Ben Masser put in a strong effort to finish 48th, spurred on perhaps by the knowledge he was ahead of his dad Dave Masser. Joe Langham looks to have learned from experience not to start too far back in the pack, and advanced to 68th place (compared to 144th last time).

5th and 6th home were the two Marks —- Cox and Frost -— both running in their first cross country race since joining the club. Completing the scoring team of 8 were Tom Wormleighton and Simon Earley, just pipping Harry Langham who vowed to catch Simon next time. Jon Strong followed — having run the 15 miles from Hinckley to reach the race, together with Sally Henderson — and then Rolf Hoelmer, back in action for the club after an injury layoff. Greg Pollard, Matthew Lunn (also in his first XC race) and Will Pither all finished close together, followed by new men’s captain Richard Guest, and Ian Sylvester our top V60.

Hinckley’s ladies were led by Rebecca Gould, who worked her way through the field to 10th place, catching Bethan Padbury who came 11th. Kate Perkins followed in 23rd place and also brought the post-race cookies. Jenny Green was on a flyer in 60th place, ahead of fellow ladies’ captain Céline Guery in 71st and first vet Michelle Fowler in 74th. They were followed by Sally Henderson, Emma Thompson (who only joined the club in the last few weeks), Charlotte Sinclair and Andrea Earley. Special mention also to Megan Cox who ran in Barrow Runners colours, pending official transfer of first-claim membership.

Of the 26 clubs taking part, Hinckley’s ladies team came 3rd, the men were 8th, and the combined team was 7th.

Our thanks to West End Runners for organising this fantastic race.

The next cross country league race is on Sunday, 27 November 11am at Bagworth Heath. All Hinckley Running Club members are invited to take part. Entry is only £3 per person and no pre-registration is required – just turn up and run! Further details will be published on the website and on the Facebook group.

Report by Nick Moore

Cross country dates for your diary

Sunday 27 November – Bagworth Heath (organised by Desford Striders)

Sunday 11 December – Bradgate Park (organised by Roadhoggs)

Sunday 15 January – Sinai Park (organised by Hatton Darts)

Sunday 19 February – Allestree Park (organised by Derwent Runners)

Sunday 5 March – Bosworth Battlefield (organised by Hinckley Running Club – please try to save this date as we will need lots people to run and to help with the race!)

Thanks to Ed Nixon for these photos, I have selected just a few here but Hinckley Running Club members can see all of the photos inside the club’s Facebook group.

The start of the race went around the school field. Rolf Hoelmer in the foreground.
The start of the race went around the school field. Rolf Hoelmer in the foreground.
Sally adopting the correct protection from the unusually sunny November day.
Sally adopting the correct protection from the unusually sunny November day.
Ben Harding working hard up the final hill.
Ben Harding working hard up the final hill.
Kate Perkins making it look easy.
Kate Perkins making it look easy.
Mark Frost, with Tom in pursuit.
Mark Frost, with Tom in pursuit.
runners-up-the-hill
The Markfield venue was beautiful in the sunshine, though I’m not sure if the runners having to scale that hill fully appreciated it!

Markfield XC – Sunday 13th November 2016

Venue :
SOUTH CHARNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL,BROAD LANE, MARKFIELD, LE67 9TB
Organised by West End Runners
STRICTLY NO DOGS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS

Entry
Children £1
Adults £3

Start times                                           
Junior race: 10.20am                  
Men’s race: 11.02am   (2 minute silence at 11.00am)
Ladies’ race: 11.10am 

CAR SHARING IS ESSENTIAL. CAR PARK SPACE IS LIMITED AT THE SCHOOL.
ONLY CARS WITH 3 OR MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO PARK IN THE SCHOOL CAR PARK.
If you are only coming for the junior race, please park in the staff car park to allow easier exit at the end of your race.
There are no changing facilities, but toilets are available in the school grounds.
The senior race is approximately 5.5 miles

Post race venue: The Bricklayers Arms, Main Street, Thornton, LE67 1AH

For further details please contact:Elaine O’Connor, West End Runners
 Mobile: 07834777412, email: xc@westendrunners.co.uk
 We hope to see you there and that you can take part in the cross country fun!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to shape our 2017 coaching plan!

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Your feedback and suggestions matter to us so don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute towards our 2017 coaching plan.

The survey responses are anonymous to allow you to be as honest as possible. The survey contains 8 questions and closes on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

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Holly Hayes XC Sunday 30th October 2016

Please find below the details of the first cross country of the season for the Derby Runner XC league. It would be brilliant to have a strong turn out for the first of the season.

Last season was a lot of fun and everyone did really well. The Ladies came 2nd in Division 2, Men 7th in Division 1, Team 5th in Division 1.

It is only £3, less than a pint in most places!

A club vest and a pair of shoes is really all you need, but studs, spikes or other off road shoes would help.

A men’s team would be brilliant, that is 8 men including at least 2 over 40. Even if you are last, you are still helping as without a full team, we get last place +1. And don’t just stop at 8, the more the merrier and you will help to push down the places of runners from other teams.

The ladies need 4, including 1 over 40.

It is a fun morning, great training, nice bit of strength work and a break from pounding the pavements.

CAR SHARE- Let’s meet at the Old Leisure centre car park from 9:15am, ready to go at 9:30 am.

 

For those on Facebook an event will be or has been created. More info at http://www.hermitageharriers.co.uk/fixturesMain.asp?RaceDateID=HHW16

Same Venue as 2015 – Staged with the kind permission of Friends of Holly Hayes Wood www.friendsofhollyhayeswood.org.uk
MAIN/OFFICIAL MARSHALLED CAR PARKING is at King Edward VII College/Castle Rock High
School reached off both Meadow Lane and Warren Hills Road. Use LE67 4BR on Sat Navs.
In light of increasing numbers, 3 people minimum in a car please.
Additional parking for a few cars at Midland Quarry Products, Leicester Rd. near the northernmost
extremity of the course (you pass this in the Hermitage 10K) and Forest Rock Offices, top of Meadow Lane.
Additional street parking along Meadow Lane.
Please allow 10 minutes walk to the start/finish area from MAIN car parking.
Thereafter several roads also border the woods/course with direct footpaths leading from Abbots Oak Dr,
Rosslyn Rd, Holly Hayes Rd, St. Bernard’s Rd, Leicester Rd. Not an official endorsement ….just telling you
what these roads are called. IF you park on these or Rosemary Cres, Peterfield Rd & Tressell Rd then please
do NOT block drives or cause inconvenience to residents. DO NOT PARK on Hayes Close
Grid ref for X/C course (not the car parking) is SK443 154
New Tent Area on Hilary Crescent near to start/finish, and just a 2 minute walk from
the Pub/Results. Please only drop tents off here and DO NOT PARK – the
Paramedics will park up here.
No Toilets available.
Start Times: Juniors 10:30 am Adults 11:00 am
Course details/footwear: 80 metres of tarmac per lap (Adults), some slightly gravelled paths – otherwise
grass, and woodland (tree roots, rocks, mud and trail paths) with 1 stile crossing per lap and 5 brook
crossing in total for adults.
Junior (2015 course but start/finish nearer to new tent area) Under 10’s 1 lap woodland trail (approx. 1
mile), Under 16’s 2 laps. Loop prior to moving start/finish shown here:
http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=1177689
Adults (approx. 6 miles) –2 large woodland/trail/grass laps described/shown. Slightly more rolling than
previous years. http://www.fetcheveryone.com/routes-view.php?id=1765437

Derby Runner Cross Country League 2016

Please find some information below about the Cross Country races from the Derby Runner League website (http://www.derbyrunnerleague.com/).

These races are CLOSED events, i.e. only members of affiliated clubs can take part.

This closed league consists of 7 cross country races of 5-7 miles, October-March. Individuals score for their team if they are in the counting 8 (men) or 4 (ladies). If individuals attend 4 out of the 5 races they can win the individual awards.

The team events have three components. The mens event needs 8 men to count, including 2 vets. The ladies event needs 4 ladies to count, including 1 vet. The overall team event needs 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 ladies (including 1 vet). Vets are runners aged 40+, for both men and ladies.

Although the races can be competitive, they are fairly low-key events with a good friendly club atmosphere. The courses are usually proper cross country, so muddy and hilly. Results are usually finalised after the race in a nearby pub.

Start times: Junior race; 10:15am, Senior Race 10:55am
Distances: Junior U/11; 1 mile, Junior O/11, 2 miles, Senior; 8-11K
Entry fees: Junior; £1, Senior £3
Club kit: Club vests or T shirt must be worn for all races
Footwear: Studded fell shoes or cross country spikes. Trail shoes/studded road shoes may be ok depending upon conditions and the course

Prize Categories: Men

Senior (up to 39), VM40 (40-49), VM50 (50-59), VM60 (60+)

Prize Categories: Women

Senior (up to 39), VL40 (40-49), VL50 (50-59), VL60 (60+)

Age status for veterans – age as on 2nd October 2016

Car parking is often a problem because the races are popular and most of the locations are small village areas, so please car-share if possible.

Rules:

-Runners, MUST return their finishing disks (to the Captains or Vice Captains)
-Runners must run in club kit (Club vest mandatory, please contact Penny Masser if you require one)
-NO Earphones MP3s or other devices – it makes insurance invalid
-At stiles if you jump any queue, you and your team will be disqualified
-Host clubs are to make sure that all marshals know the mobile phone number of the first aid co-ordinator
-Host clubs are to make sure that the children’s race has hares and/or marshals
-Please turn up early and car share
-Finally, enjoy

A night of celebration for Hinckley Running club!

Members of Hinckley Running Club celebrated a successful season by attending the Leicestershire Road Running League’s (LRRL) annual presentation on Friday, October 7th.

Hinckley runners celebrating the LRRL 2016
Hinckley runners with their LRRL 2016 awards

The event, held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club gives runners who have participated in the league the opportunity to get together and collect any trophies achieved first hand.

Both the Hinckley Men’s and Ladies Senior teams finished the summer season strongly with second place in Division 1. As the scores of the 8 top performing males and 4 top performing females are counted in each race, the top scoring 8 males and 4 females of the season will receive a trophy for their performances.

Individual trophies for the LRRL Summer League Championships were achieved by Bethan Padbury for finishing first in the Under 20 Women’s category, Penny Masser for third in the VET50 Women’s category, Kate Perkins for fifth in the Senior Women’s category and Rebecca Gould for sixth in the Senior Women’s category.

Ladies team collecting their awards
Ladies team collecting their awards

The following club members collected trophies for achieving 100% attendance at races in both the Winter and Summer league: Sarah Garford, Céline Guéry, Gordon Landsburgh, Joe Langham, Nick Moore and Julia Waite.

A special mention was given to Kirsty Pollard, who was nominated for the Norman Kershaw award for being an inspiration to others after continuing to support the Hinckley All Sorts beginner and intermediate groups as soon as possible after returning home from a period in intensive care with swine flu and double pneumonia. Kirsty also made an inspirational comeback to the club as soon as she was given the all clear to run again.

Hinckley Running Club meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 6:15pm. The All Sorts Beginners and Intermediate groups meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm. For further information visit www.hinckleyrunningclub.com

Jenny Green

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!