Thursday Routes – 19 Apr

Long route : 9.5 miles (can be shortened to 8.5 miles- see below)

Short route : 6.5 miles

Both routes head out down Leicester Road and along Burbage Common Road. The shorter route turns off the road at Bridge Farm, follows the footpath through the farm (there is a track on a field for a short distance) then back onto the road to join the longer route.

The routes are not in the ‘big book’; they are new routes so please study the map(s) carefully!!

I won’t be able to join you on Thursday so hope that everyone is OK with this.

If you prefer to stick to the longer route, this can be made shorter by a mile by omitting the Tudor Road loop at the end.

Have a good run everyone 


Tuesday Training – 17 Apr

18:15 meet at the Leisure Centre for 18:30 start

Hill session

Sketchley Lane, short, fast and hard reps from the bottom of the hill by the barrier to the top barrier. Recovery jog back down, no rest at the bottom other than to regroup. Maybe a sip of water in the middle!
Aim is for a controlled hard effort, speed and strength up the hill. Will help with top end speed and strength.

25 mins session

Coach: Jon

Thursday Routes – 12 Apr

There’s not much between the long and short routes this week – the shorter route just misses off a mile+ loop at the end, but for those who want to run further, you can add more loops onto the long route.

Long route: 8.75 miles

Short route: 7.5 miles

Again, neither route is in the ‘big book’ as I have used a mix between Summer and Winter routes – hitting the lanes before it starts to go dark.

High -Viz tops still advisable particularly if the weather is murky like tonight!

See you there 


Tuesday Training – 10th Apr

Tuesday evening session, hollycroft Hills . Meet at the leisure centre to leave at 6.30 or meet on Saint George’s Avenue at the bottom of Linden Road at about 6.40. Figure of 8’s up Browning drive, down linden and up saint George’s, groups of 3, 2 running, one recovering.

Coach: Liz

HRC Newsletter – 9th April 2018

Dear Club,

Swithland 6 Entries, LRRL Update, We Run, Geoff News!

Swithland 6 Entries
Entries for the Swithland 6 will open 8:30pm tomorrow night (Tuesday, 10th April)!
Entry link is:
This will be the 5th LRRL league race of the 2018 season. A popular and very nice 6 mile course. Hope to see another great turnout, all members of the club invited and encouraged to enter. The limit is 750 entries.
More info:

LRRL Update
Sunday 25th March was a fabulous day out for the club at the Desford 5. We had 31 runners in the race and there were many others out support around the course and taking photos. The next league races coming up are:
13th May – Race 3 – Bosworth Half – Entries Open
27th May – Race 4 – Kibworth 6 – Race is full but places can be swapped, so ask around the club
3rd June – Race 5 – Swithland 6 – Entries open tomorrow night (see above)

Friday 6th April saw the first “#WeRunLE10” event in Hinckley. This is a 5 mile social run starting in Castle Street, Hinckley on the first Friday of every month at 6:30pm. It is free and open to all by registering at There are pacers with groups of 8-9, 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 minute miles. This is not an HRC event, but was organised by our Emma and lots of HRC members took part in the first one. Next one is 4th May.

Geoff’s Track Marathon
More amazing stuff from Geoff! On 11th March, Geoff Oliver competed in the Barry Marathon Track Race consisting 105 laps of a 400m track. Our 84 year old club president completed the race in a time of 4:55:37. With the spring marathon season right on us, good luck to everyone in the club doing a marathon or big race in the next few weeks, all that hard training over the winter will pay off!

Dates for your diary
Sunday 22nd April – London Marathon
Sunday 29th April – Livingston Relays, 10:30am Braunstone Park
Sunday 13th May – Bosworth Half (LRRL Race 3)
Sunday 27th May – Kibworth 6 (LRRL Race 4)
Sunday 3rd June – Swithland 6 (LRRL Race 5)
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next time,

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Swithland 6 Entries

The Swithland 6 Race is on Sun 3rd June 2018.

Entries will open 8:30pm on this Tuesday, 10th April. Entry link is:

This will be the 5th LRRL league race of the season. A popular and very nice 6 mile course. Hope to see another great turnout, all members of the club invited and encouraged to enter. The limit is 750 entries.

More info:

Thursday Routes – 5 Apr

Thursday Routes

These are not in the ‘big book’ as I have included Rogues Lane etc at the start whilst still light then back to ‘lit’ roads as it starts to go dark so please check the routes carefully!!

Long route: 9.9 miles

Short route: 5.5 miles

There are points on the long route where this can be shorted to somewhere between the long and short route distances.

High viz tops are still advisable please

6.20pm meet for 6.30pm departure.

See you there 


Tuesday Training – 3 Apr

Salisbury Road, Burbage – off Winchester Drive Meet at the junction of Sherborne Road with Salisbury Road

Meet at the LC at 6:30 pm – if going straight to the venue then meet about 6:45

Lovely lovely hills! Seeing as you all seemed to “love” this session last time

Short good Hill Form drills & Practice.

Then working in pairs – ‘Cat & Mouse’ up the hill, take it in turns to be the Mouse

Please note, this session will be repeated in week 4. Take note of how many reps your pair manages, what your perceived rate of exertion is ( breathing, can you talk?) at the halfway point and at the end of the session.

Coach: Odette

Thursday Routes – 29 Mar

Thursday routes! A hybrid winter/summer route not in the book. Heading straight out to Aston Flamville to take advantage of the light, second half round the streets of Burbage as it will be getting dark.
Long route 8.5 miles
Short route 6.5 miles
Meet Leisure Centre from 6:15 departing 6:30 as usual …. hi-vis please at is will be dark by the end. See ya there -Nick

Tuesday Training – 28 Mar

1 mile repeats from Butt Lane. Week 4 of long reps therefore a repeat of Jon’s session from 3 weeks ago. 35 minutes of running with a 90 second rest so room for 3-4 reps. Did you time your reps? Let’s see if you can smash it tomorrow! Missed Jon’s session? Mile repeats are a great way to see where you are and we will do them later in the year also so come along!

Depart from Leisure Centre at 6:30pm or start from the Leicester Road end of Butt Lane by the big trees at 6:45pm.

Coach: Jenny

HRC Newsletter – 22nd March 2018

Dear Club,

This week: XC & LRRL Updates, Livingston Relays, Social Night

Cross Country Update
The winter XC season has come to a close with the final Derby Runner League race at Bosworth Battlefield which our club hosted. A great day for all the club running, marshalling etc. and welcoming the other clubs to our event. Full teams again for the last two races of the season meant that we maintained out places in the top division of each league (men, ladies and mixed) and avoided the relegation drop and it was great to see so many new members taking part in their first XC this season. Bosworth Results

LRRL Update
The road league is now also underway and the first race was the Stilton 7 in Feb – Stilton Results
The next league race is the Desford 5 this Sunday for which we have got 36 names from the club entered, which is fantastic, and many new members doing their first race.
Car share for Desford 5: Meet from 9am at the old leisure centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Lane LE10 0BU) for setting off by 9:15. There is also a group going to cycle over setting off from the same place at 9.

Kibworth 6 Rescheduled
The Kibworth 6 LRRL race, which was cancelled due to the bad weather, has now been rescheduled for Sunday 27th May. Existing entries remain valid for the race. If you can no longer run, you can transfer your place to someone else: Link to transfer place

Livingston Relays
On 29th April in Braunstone Park, Leicester — the Livingston Relays was great fun last year and we would like to do it again. This is team relays of 3 miles per person (mens teams of 4, women’s teams of 3, and U15 teams too). Please let Céline know if you are would like to run a 3 mile leg so we know how many teams to enter.

Social Drinks
Sunday 1st April – Social night in Hinckley. No running or fancy dress needed, the purpose of this night is just to get together for a drink. Starting in Tarro Lounge 7:30pm and going with the flow. All welcome.

Dates for your diary
Sunday, 25th March – LRRL Desford 5, 10:30am
Sunday 1st April – Social Drinks 7:30pm Tarro Lounge
Sunday, 22nd April – London Marathon
Sunday, 29th April – Livingston Relays, 10:30am Braunstone Park
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next time,

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