Tuesday Training – 24 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

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

Please note, this session is the last of the hills block of training and is the repeated session from 3 weeks ago.

Coach: Leanne

Prestwold 10k Entries

The Prestwold 10k will be on Sunday 24th June – it will be the 6th LRRL league race! Entries for this race open this Snday night, 29th April at 7:30pm at the following link:
https://www.evententry.co.uk/prestwold-10k
More info: https://www.barrowrunners.co.uk/prestwold

Upcoming LRRL Races
Sun 13th May – Race 3 – Bosworth Half – Entries Open
Sun 27th May – Race 4 – Kibworth 6 – Race full (but places can be transferred)
Sun 3rd June – Race 5 – Swithland 6 – Race full (but places can be transferred)
Sun 24th June – Race 6 – Prestwold 10k – Entries Open Sun 29th April 7:30pm

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: https://www.evententry.co.uk/birstall-running-club-swithland-6
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: http://www.birstallrc.org.uk/Swithland.html

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)

#WeRunLE10
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 we-run.org.uk. 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,
-Nick

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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: https://www.evententry.co.uk/birstall-running-club-swithland-6

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: http://www.birstallrc.org.uk/Swithland.html

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,
-Nick

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Car Share for Desford 5

To car share for the race, meet from 9am at the old leisure centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Lane LE10 0BU) for setting off by 9:15.

For those who have not done one of our car shares before, parking is free all day on Sundays so you can leave your own car there.
If you don’t have a car it’s OK just pop along, there are always plenty of spaces and someone will be happy to get you to the race and back.

ALSO Bike ride courtesy of Stephen Penney… there is a group going to meet at 8.50am and leave at 9.00am from the old leisure centre car park calling by Barwell centre at 9.15am. Everyone is welcome to join in…

Derby Runner XC – Race 6 (Bosworth Battlefield) Information

Here is the race info for the upcoming XC race at Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Center on Sunday 11th March:

https://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DERBY-RUNNER-XC-Hinckley-2018.pdf (PDF)

This is the last race of the 2017/18 season and is hosted by Hinckley Running Club. League prizes will be give out after the race at the Plough Inn, Hinckley. Full details in the PDF.

Tuesday training 6th March 2018 – 1 mile reps Butt Lane

Tuesday night training 6th March 2018 – 1 mile reps Butt Lane with 90 second recovery between. Session around 30 mins so about 3 reps for most but could be 2 or 4 depending on ability. This is to help with your speed endurance.

Groups of similar abilities, aim to complete each mile rep at 10 seconds per mile slower than your current 10k race pace. So this isn’t an all out mile repeat, but a controlled comfortably hard effort or about a 90% effort, but keeping in mind it is for a mile at a time for about 30 mins. Try and complete each mile in the same time.

So if you run a 50 min 10k, that is about 8:02 min/mile, so aim to run the session at 8:12 min/mile

If you don’t know your current 10k pace, try an online calculator like the link below and to find out an equivalent 10k race time and pace. https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/rws-race-time-predictor

Or just go on feel, comfortably hard.

Start on Butt Lane just past Trafford Road, counter clockwise, finish back on Butt Lane just before Woodland Road see image below.

Meet at Leisure Center at 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

HRC Newsletter – 28th February 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Kibworth Cancelled, XC Update, Individuals Results, Merit Award, Desford 5 Entries

Kibworth 6 Cancelled
The Kibworth 6 league race, which was scheduled for this Sunday 4th March, has been cancelled by the venue due to safety concerns in the bad weather. We had 24 members entered. There is a possibility that the host club may be able to reschedule it and so we await news.

XC Races Update
The most recent XC race at Grace Dieu was really nice club outing, with many new faces doing their first cross country, as well as particularly good cake – Results. The next and final race is our race at Bosworth Battlefield on 11th March – requests have gone out for help with course setup, marshalling car parking etc. and we will of course need as many as we can to run the race!

XC League Individuals Results
This season the Derby Runner League individuals tables are based on the best four results from the first five races (the last race counts only for the team competition). Here are the Hinckley runners who have achieved placings in the results:

Rich Whitelegg – 54 pts – 2nd V45 Male
Nick Moore – 198 pts – 21st Senior Male
Steve Tampin – 423 pts – 8th V45 Male
Matthew Jordan – 1049 pts – 26th V45 Male
Jonathan Richardson – 1240 pts – 23rd V50 Male

Kate Perkins – 64 pts – 11th Senior Female
Bethan Padbury – 79 pts – 3rd U20 Female
Jenny Green – 150 pts – 17th Senior Female
Céline Guéry – 203 pts – 23rd Senior Female

Congratulations to all the above and to all the others who have taken part in any of the XC races this year.

Merit Award
For 2018 the club is introducing a new level of Standard Times award, in addition to the existing Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To earn a Merit award you still have to complete the 5 races of different distances, or 9 for a Distinction. However there is no minimum time standard for a Merit — you only have to complete the race and gain an official time in the results. The idea of the Merit is to open up the awards night to more people and we hope to get lots of Merit applications for the awards at the end of the year. Full info

Desford 5 Entries
The Desford 5 race is scheduled for Sun 25th March and entries open 8:30pm tomorrow – Thursday 1st March – at the following link: https://www.evententry.co.uk/desford-5 The race is only £6 and is 5 miles on quiet country roads, a great course. It would be really nice to have a big HRC turnout and it would be great to see lots of the newer members of the club giving it a try.  These races usually sell out quickly so make sure to get an entry if you want to take part.

Dates for your diary
Sunday, 11th March – Derby Runner XC @ Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley’s race & the last of the season)
Sunday, 25th March – LRRL Desford 5 – Entries open Thurs 1st March at 8:30pm
(More dates in our Calendar) Till next time,
-Nick

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Derby Runner XC Individuals Results 2017/18

The 2017/18 Derby Runner XC League is almost at a close, with one race to go. The individuals results have been sent out and here they are: Individual tables (xls)

This season the individuals tables are based on the best four results from the first five races. Here are the Hinckley runners who have achieved placings in the results:

Men
Rich Whitelegg – 54 pts – 2nd V45 Male
Nick Moore – 198 pts – 21st Senior Male
Steve Tampin – 423 pts – 8th V45 Male
Matthew Jordan – 1049 pts – 26th V45 Male
Jonathan Richardson – 1240 pts – 23rd V50 Male

Women
Kate Perkins – 64 pts – 11th Senior Femals
Bethan Padbury – 79 pts – 3rd U20 Female
Jenny Green – 150 pts – 17th Senior Female
Céline Guéry – 203 pts – 23rd Senior Female

Congratulations to all the above and to all the others who have taken part in any amount of the XC races this year.