Next club XC race: Sun 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
Next club road race: Sun 25th Feb – LRRL Stilton 7
Sat 3rd Feb: Presentation Evening
Hello all,Please be advised that the first race in the LRRL Winter League, the Stilton 7 will take place on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 10.30am.The event will be open for online entries at 8.30pm on Thursday 1st February at the following link:There will be no entries on the day, and there is a strict limit of 500 runners.
The 2018 Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) series kicks off with this 7 mile, 2-lap race — Stilton 7. The price has not been announced but I expect to be about £6. I expect it will full up fast.
Open to all members of the club old and new. If it’s your first club race you will need to get a Hinckley vest which you can get from Penny Masser for £15. If you can’t run, it feel free to come along and support, take photos etc. As usual, a car share will be arranged in due course. Hope to see you there!
Please note as it is a closed race only members of LRRL affiliated running clubs can enter.
W03 in the ‘big book’
Long Route: 9 miles
Short route: 7miles
Another favourite – Featherstone Drive!
6.15pm meet for 6.30pm prompt departure.
See you there 🙂
This week: Allestree XC, LRRL Dates, Membership Reminder
Allestree XC Info
The next cross country league race is this Sunday 21st Jan. The venue at Allestree Park is near Derby just under an hour away. More runners the merrier and supporters welcome. The price is £3 and there is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day. You will need a club vest – Penny Masser has these and they are £15. Kate says she is bringing cake as it is her birthday.
Car share – meet at Trinity Vicarage Road car park from 8:45am to leave by 9. Race Info
The date of the first LRRL road race, Stilton 7, has been confirmed as Sunday 25th Feb. Entries not yet open but we will get the word as soon as we know when they do. As a reminder here are the league dates for 2018:
Stilton 7 – Sunday 25th February (Closed Race)
Kibworth 6 – Sunday 4th March (Closed Race)
Desford 5 – Sunday 25th March (Closed Race)
Bosworth HM – Sunday 13th May (Open Race) – Entries Open
Swithland 6 – Sunday 3rd June (Open Race)
Prestwold 10K – Sunday 24th June (Open Race)
Joy Cann 5 – Wednesday 1st August (Open Race)
Carl Rutt 10K – Sunday 12th August (Open Race)
John Fraser 10 – Sunday 2nd September (Open Race)
(Closed Race means members of LRRL clubs only, Open Race means anyone can enter.)
Another reminder that membership renewal is due by the end of the month to ensure continuous membership. Up to date membership is a requirement be eligible for XC and LRRL races, and to attend training nights. Renewal Info
Dates for your diary
Sunday, 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
Wednesday, 31st Jan – Membership renewal deadline
Saturday, 3rd Feb – Presentation Evening 7:30pm at Green Towers – tickets £5 from Odette
Sunday, 18th Feb – Derby Runner XC @ Grace Dieu Manor School
Sunday 25th Feb – Stilton 7 LRRL
Sunday, 6th March – Kibworth 6 LRRL
Sunday, 11th March – Derby Runner XC @ Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley’s race & the last of the season)
(More dates in our Calendar)
Till next week,
We were contacted by the organisers of a local race worth checking out:
The Whissendine 6ix (six mile) road race and walk was first staged in 1985 and has become a popular event in the running calendar. The event starts and finishes in the Rutland village with the course following a natural circuit bordering Stapleford Park. All entrants receive a race memento and bottle of beer supplied by race sponsors Grainstore Brewery in Oakham, there will be prizes for all category winners. The village Brownies will provide a barbecue on race night.
Working in groups of similar ability, effort up to the top (or a bit shorter if you need to). Recovery on the way down with an easy jog, regroup and head straight off. So not really hanging around in the cold.
Don’t sprint up, think 10k or slightly harder effort given you will be doing plenty of short reps. Think form, upright, head up, knee drive and pump your arms
Don’t burn out on the first two (like me!)
Meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre (corridor downstairs from reception) from 6:15 for 6:30pm departure.
Although Hinckley doesn’t have a running track, did you know there is a modern 400m floodlit running track in Nuneaton only 5 miles away. The Pingles Stadium, located next to the Pingles Leisure Centre, is available for public use 6 days a week.
Opening times: Mon 9am – 9pm, Tue – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 12pm.
Price: £3 per person.
Information correct Jan 2018. The address is The Pingles Stadium, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4LX and their phone number is 024 76 344 429.
Derwent Runners have sent us the info for the next Derby runner league race:
Please note the important parking restrictions and the necessity for car sharing if using the race car park. The seniors fee is £3 and juniors £1.
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.
CAR SHARE from Hinckley: Meet at Trinity Vicarage Lane carpark (LE10 0BU) form 8:45am to leave by 9.
This years Presentation Evening to recognise the 2017 running achievements of HRC runners will be held on Saturday 3rd February, 7.30pm start at the Green Towers, Hinckley.
Tickets are £5 and are available from Odette Foxall.
As well as the award presentations there will be a buffet and quiz. Partners and children are welcome.
Entries for the Bosworth Half Marathon open at 8pm Wednesday, Jan 10th. This is now a league race and will be race 1 of the Summer league.
Further to the previously announced LRRL fixture list, Wreake Runners has informed us that they are withdrawing the Hungarton 7 which was scheduled for July 8th and the race will not now go ahead.
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. Cost £2 per session.
It is that time of the year where membership is due for renewal.
This year we have created an on-line membership form to make it easier to renew. The link is below. Payment can either be by BACS, cheque or cash. Bank account details for BACS payments can be found on the application form.
A confirmation email will be automatically sent when you submit your application, however membership will only become valid when it is confirmed that the relevant fee has been paid.
For those wishing to submit a paper application form this can be downloaded from the following link:
This form can be completed on-line and then printed before being submitted.
A completed application will be required this year to ensure that all information held is correct.
The last day for submitting membership renewal to enable you to participate in the winter league road races and the remaining cross country races is 31st January 2018.
Due to the icy conditions, there will be no training on Tuesday 12th December.
Also the Mince Pie night will be postponed by a week. It will now be held on Tuesday 19th December.
Today’s planned race at Bradgate Park has been cancelled due to the snow.
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.