Thursday Routes – 14 Dec

Thursday Routes:W05 in the ‘big book’

Long route: 8.7 miles

Short route: 6.4 miles

**********Note: It is currently snowing – again! And this is on top of paths that have not yet fully thawed. We will need to review the situation again tomorrow and if it is considered unsafe to be training, a note to this effect will be posted on our page so please check again tomorrow before heading down to the leisure centre for our usual 6.15pm meet.


update: 5:30pm Following feedback from several people, tonight’s club run will still go-ahead.

HRC Newsletter – 13th December 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Pies Postponed, All Sorts, Juniors Info, Christmas Break, Boxing Day Run

Mince Pie Night Postponed
Due to the bad weather, the Mince Pie Night has been postponed by a week and will now be on Tuesday 19th.

All Sorts Starting January
Hinckley All Sorts beginners and intermediates running group is starting a “new term” on Wednesday 3rd January. This is suitable for all abilities including absolute beginners. Beginners 6:30pm, Intermediates 7:30pm meeting every Wednesday at Hinckley Leisure Centre. Please share! More Info

Juniors Training Times
Hinckley Running Club Juniors, for children aged 7 – 15, is currently meeting every Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm for indoor training at Green Towers in Hinckley. Juniors can attend their first three sessions without joining, then £27.50 per year. Session cost of £1.50 to pay for hall hire. (No session on 27th Dec and 3rd Jan.) More Info

Christmas Break
There will be no club training nights on Tuesday 26th or Thursday 28th Dec. Back to normal on Tuesday 2nd January.

Bradgate Park Boxing Day Run
As is tradition, club members will be meeting for an off road social run on Boxing Day at Bradgate Park. There will be groups of different abilities with routes of 60 to 90 minutes. Meet at Newtown Linford car park at 9.45 to depart at 10am. More Info

Dates for your diary
Tuesday 19th Dec – Mince Pie Night
Friday 22nd Dec – Christmas Pub Run
Tuesday 26th Dec – Boxing Day Run
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – Deadline to apply for Standard Times
Saturday 6th Jan – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
Sunday 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
(More dates in our Calendar)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Till 2018,

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Bradgate Park Boxing Day Run

Posted by Penny on Facebook group:

It is a long standing HRC tradition that we meet at Bradgate Park for an ‘off-road’ run on Boxing Day and this year we are planning to do the same.

We will meet at the main Newtown Linford car park at 9.45, with groups departing on the routes at 10am.

The routes range from 60 mins to 90 mins in length. We usually spilt into three groups; all groups will start off by running up towards ‘Old John’ (Hunts Hill car park) with some then taking in Broombriggs and / or Beacon and/ or Windmill Hill before heading back to Bradgate via Hallgates car park.

It is customary to bring a flask and some mince pies / biscuits to share after the run but we are always finished by 12 noon so people can get home for lunch.

Tuesday Training – 5 Dec

Logix Park for a “Meet, greet and retreat” session. In pairs, of equal ability, one running clockwise, one running anti-clockwise at 5k pace, meet in the middle of the loop, pass each other back to the start, 1 minute (minimum) recovery then turn around and go back the other way around. 30 minute session.
Meet at the Leisure Centre 6:15 to leave at 6:30. Session starts at usual place where the 5k time trial begins in Logix Park 6:45 😊

Coach: Jude

National Cross Country

The 2018 ECCA Saucony National Cross Country Championships will be at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath on Saturday 24th February.

Last year a few of us did this when it was in Nottingham and it was a really good day. It was my first time doing the National and I would say it was quite an experience and would recommend anyone to try it at least once. It’s a bit like the County XC but on a MASSIVE scale with runners from clubs from the entire country taking part. The start line is about half a mile wide. It is a historic event going back to 1876 and has been won by such names as Paula Radcliffe.

The senior women’s race is 8km (at 2:20pm) and the senior mens is 12km (at 3pm) and there are juniors races all day too. It is open to ANYONE in the club to enter there is no need to be super fast or anything. But you do need to be EA registered.

I am putting together a list for the club entry (they like entries to be done as a block if possible) so let me (Nick Moore) know if you are interested. The price is £8. It is about 1hr 45m drive from Hinckley and the idea is that when we know who is going we can together and travel down as a group, we can take the tent etc.

More info:

A snap from last year’s National


As a “photo of the week” (well it got lots of likes on Facebook) this shows Gayle handing over to Rich at the Leicester Uni Relays on Sunday. Each leg was a 3km lap of Victoria Park. We had 3 mixed teams of 3 take part plus a couple of stragglers from HRC who took part in their Uni teams (results).

Christmas Pub Run 🎅🏻

From the social events department – this will be on Friday 22nd December:

Time for our Christmas get-together! This night is all about dressing up, having fun, drinking and a bit of running in between. The plan is to meet up outside The Railway pub at 6.45 to start the run at 7pm. We are working on a Christmas-themed route so will confirm nearer the time. This will be similar to the Halloween run so around a 4 mile run with max 1 mile between each pub (so probably a little more drinking than running)

Our themed pub runs are a great fun social night outs so it would be great to see as many of you dressed in your festive outfits joining us.

Note – Fancy dress isn’t compulsory but its more fun if you do 🙂 Please also note this isn’t a official club event so you are in charge of your own safety so please stay in groups, stay safe and if you find yourself being chased by naughty elves RUN!!

Derby Runner XC – Race 4 Information

Roadhoggs have sent us the information for the upcoming race at Bradgate Park on Sunday 10th December:

Roadhoggs Bradgate xc 101217 club pack (PDF)

Please note the important restrictions on parking and the necessity for car sharing if using the race car park – we will organise a car share as usual. The seniors fee is £4. Also of particular note is the brand new route which is different from the previous years!

Remember there is no need to book a place in these races as they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of the club. The more the merrier! Club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet.

Photo from the Bradgate Park XC in 2016 – by Stephen Lee.
The new course for 2017

Mince Pie Night 🎄

Our “Mince Pie Night” will be on Tuesday 19th December after normal training. This is an annual tradition of an informal festive gathering, and this year is being kindly hosted by Liz Aspden-Mansfield. Contributions of food and drink are welcome and can be dropped round at Liz’s beforehand.

Holly Hayes XC Results

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 3 – Holly Hayes Woods – 26th November 2017
Seniors ResultsTeam TablesJuniors Results

Edit: Juniors results added. Edit 2: v2 Results Uploaded (now with added Simon)

We had another really enjoyable XC race on Sunday. 22 HRC seniors finished the race and 21 finished, with Steve P unfortunately wounded after slipping on a nasty rock and ending up with 6 stitches to the knee. He got rapid attention from the marshals & medics and several nearby runners from other clubs gave up their race to stop and help him — thank you to all who helped.

Simon Birch came a brilliant 2nd in the men’s race (adjusted down from an initial 1st as the true winner Nathaniel Walker had been misdirected). Also there was no men’s disc 328 handed out so anybody after this position will find themselves moved up 1 place.

It was also a triumph of cakes with contributions from Steve, Greg, Megan and Richard.

Thanks to Hermitage Harriers who put on this event. I will finish with few pictures below.

The top 3 finishers had a real battle in this race. Photo by Stephen Lee (click photo to link to Stephen’s JustGiving page)

Read moreHolly Hayes XC Results