Christmas Party & Bake Off

Thank you to all those that joined in the fun at the HRC Christmas Party…and of course, special thanks to our toffee cake bakers!

The evening was a great success with ( despite all being provided with the same recipe and ingredients list!) a wide range of cakes ( in appearance and taste) from which our ‘Bake off’ judges had to select their winner.


Bake Off Picture

Our very own Mary Berry ( Ros Clayton) and Paul Hollywood ( Dave Burton) having no idea whose cake was whose, carefully tasted and analysed each cake’s texture, taste and ‘bake’.

The ‘wooden spoon’ was awarded to a cake which needed rather longer in the oven and which was creatively iced with Santa’s ‘sleigh crash’…baked by Jon Strong and Gordon Landsburgh.

The winning cake was baked by the youngest baker in the competition …proving he can not only run quite fast but can bake a ‘mean’ toffee cake……….Ben Masser! Ben was presented by our judges with a golden rolling pin!


Winning Cake

Winning Cake by Ben Masser


Cakes were then sold off by the slice with all proceeds being donated to ‘Rainbows’.

Next year’s event has already been booked for Saturday December 19th so get baking!

Bagworth Heath XC Results

Results for Bagworth Heath XC can be found HERE


As always, thanks and well done everyone who took part or supported. A slightly smaller turn out than the first one. Even if you are not in the first few back to count for a team, you will be pushing down the numbers of other club’s runners who do score in their team. Also, you might be in the top few for Hinckley! I was (just) and didn’t expect to be.

So we ended up with 14 men and 12(.8?) ladies finishing.

As a team we came 4th in League 1 again and remain in 4th place. Currently 3rd place is a way ahead of us. Although, 5th and 6th are close behind us.

This time Men came 5th in League 1, with Beaumont coming ahead of us as well as the same 3 from last time. We are still 4th place and like the teams, further away from 3rd place but with 5th and 6th on our tail.

Ladies improved and came 2nd in League 2. This pushes them up to 2nd place. I feel a promotion coming on this season.

An old venue but a new course this year. Slightly longer, and I think a bit more up and down, but good fun!

So close to call on ROD again, but Ed and I have finally managed to make a decision and will announce on Thursday.

Jon Strong – Men’s Captain

Bagworth XC – Dec 7th

Details of Desford Striders cross country winter race – December 7th Sunday

Meeting point is at the Bagworth Heath Woods country park.

Parking is very restricted and we request that runners share cars where ever possible to ease the congestion on the day. It would be also very helpful if runners can get to the venue before 10:30 so that the management of the parking can be dealt with by our marshals in an effective manner. Please follow the marshal’s requests at all times thank you.

Children’s races start at 10:30 sharp and consist of section 1, approximately 1 mile, for the younger children and two laps of section 1, approximately 2 miles, for the older children – see details below for section 1.

The main race of approximately 6.2 miles will include all three sections and will start at 11:00 sharp see details below for section 1, 2 and 3.

Prior to the race we will be selling tea, coffee and cakes at the start area.

Post race results will be announced at SID in Desford (LE9 9JU for SatNav directions) between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM

SID (Sport in Desford) has showers, bar, function room and car parking and we will be selling tea, coffee, cakes etc and SID will man the bar.

To determine what the route is for each race just use the letters below in conjunction with the attached map


Younger children’s race :

Section 1         Start A,B,C,A Finish


Older children’s race

Section 1         Start A,B,C,A,B,C,A Finish


Main race

Section 1         Start A,B,C,A

Section 2         A,B,D,E,F,G,H

Section 3         H,D,E,G,H,I,C,B,A Finish


Course map can be viewed HERE


It’s that time of year again! All standard times can be found on these pages:

Ladies’ Standard Times

Men’s Standard Times

These pages also have an explanation of what the scheme is, and how it works.


If you’d like to apply for an award this year, please download and fill in THIS FORM

When you’ve filled the form in, please email it to

PLEASE don’t change the layout – it’ll make life really difficult! Just fill in the form, save it, and send it to us :)


Basic rules:

ALL forms to be in by January 4th 2015. 

Remember – it’s FIVE times for an award, or NINE for a distinction. These must all be different distances.

Times should be from races run between January 1st and December 31st 2014.

Officially measured courses only. (Conkers parkrun times are valid, as are results from Braunstone after the course change)

Please include within your email a brief summary of your running year. Highlights, PBs, funny stories etc – bad moments too if you like!

You will receive confirmation within FIVE days of sending your standard times application. If you don’t receive this, please contact Sarah Garford or Sally Henderson.


Any questions, please send an email to the above address.

Runners of the Day – Markfield XC

Well done to all who took part in the Markfield Cross Country. Having so many runners has made the selection of Runners of the Day for Andrea and me very difficult.

Many of those for whom it was their first time, I hope you enjoyed it, keep coming and tell everyone else; the more the merrier

For the men Kevin Higham gets runner of the day with another strong performance, well done keep it up (work permitting!).

There were many other impressive performances with George Birt 8th, Ben Harding 9th and Matthew Johnson 30th.

For the ladies, making her senior debut, Bethan Padbury is runner of the day. Beth was first lady back for Hinckley. She had a great race with a very good place, 15th,  and time

Katy Grainger, 31st, continues to improve and was 2nd lady for Hinckley. Kate Perkins continues to do really well too; the bump isn’t holding her back yet, looking good for her post baby personal bests.

Once again well done to Kevin Higham and Beth Padbury and thank you all who took part.


Next Derby Runner Cross Country League Race is

Bagworth Heath December 7th 11am
Heath Road, Bagworth, LE67 1DL


Jon Strong & Andrea Earley


Bake Off Cake

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th, BURBAGE CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB Tickets are available from Odette or Andrea and cost £10 per person ( ticket price includes food). Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first come basis upon payment of ticket price. There will be music on the night and this year we will have an extra special […]

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Markfield XC 2014 – Results


Well done everyone who took part or supported. We had 22 men and 10 ladies finish. As a team we came 4th in League 1 (Based on 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 ladies (including 1 vet)). Men came 4th in League 1 and Ladies came 3rd in League 2. A good start to […]

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First race of the season: SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2014 SOUTH CHARNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, BROAD LANE, MARKFIELD, LE67 9TB STRICTLY NO DOGS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS Start times Junior race: 10.20am Men’s race: 10.55am Ladies race: 11.05am Entry Adults £3 Children £1 CAR PARK SPACE AT SOUTH CHARNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IS LIMITED SO PLEASE CAR SHARE […]

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14/9 Tuesday TimeTrial Results

TimeTrial 1409   For those who did the 5K timetrial here are the results

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JF10 draft results

JF10 2014 draft results Draft results from today’s race, the last league race of 2014. Well done to everyone who turned out for the club!

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