HRC Newsletter – 8 November 2019

Dear Clubmates

We have now thoroughly finished the summer races, dusted off our hi-vis and are getting prepared to get extremely muddy in cross country races. So I thought it a good time to catch up on events and look ahead.

Club events and autumn marathons

In September we had another successful park run takeover at Bedworth organised by CΓ©line and the Toucan run celebrated its one year anniversary and had a takeover of its own. These great events bringing together the three parts of the club and having a benefit on the community.

Well done to all our autumn marathoners/half marathoners. We unfortunately had the disappointment of the cancellation of the Leicester Marathon/half marathon due to flooding of the course but it was great to see so many members either taking on their own virtual versions or travelling to other events. Well done to Charlotte May Sinclair and Vince Iliffe who achieved new PB’s at the Lisbon and York marathons respectively. Penny Masser had another great marathon success at the Chester event and new member Matt Aitken completed his first marathon in York in a superb 3 hours 35 minutes. Also congratulations to the many members who took part in both the Great North, Great South runs and numerous trail marathons and ultras all over the country.

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Charlotte powering along to a new PB in Lisbon

LRRL

Another great year for HRC in the Leicestershire Road Running League. We had some excellent performances throughout the year and a large number of new members pulling on the vest and racing. The guys were great with Chris Langham achieving third place male in the V50 category for the summer league. This following on from Richard Whitelegg’s third place in the spring league for the V45 category caps off a great success. The stars of the show were the ladies though. A third place in division 1 and the Vet ladies champions of division 3. Penny Masser had a fantastic 2nd place in V50 category for the summer league. Congratulations to those mentioned and to all who took part this year. Next year has the potential for even more successes and my fellow captains and I look forward to seeing how our members progress and encouraging even more of you to take part.

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Penny and Chris at the LRRL awards presentation evening. (Note the rare sight of seeing Penny out of running attire!)

A summary of all the years results can  be found on the website
http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/races/lrrl-2019/

Committee

The clubs AGM will take place Tuesday 12th November at the Plough Inn, Leicester Road, Hinckley at  8:15 pm. All members are welcome to come along. A number of positions on the committee are up for grabs and I highly recommend getting involved if you can dedicate the time. Two members of the current committee have confirmed they are stepping down and I take this opportunity to thank both the Chairman Andy Lauder and my fellow Captain Greg Pollard. Both are humble, popular members of the club who have been brilliant in their roles.

All Sorts

Another successful season completed with graduations of both beginners and intermediate groups. The All Sorts continue to be a huge success with many progressing through to big club. The beginners graduated at the Leicester 5k series on 29th August. Well done to all the new graduates. All new groups started on 2nd October. Hinckley All Sorts meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre with Beginners at 6:30 pm and Intermediates at 7:30 pm.

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All Sorts graduation at Victoria Park 5K Summer series

HRC Mental Wellness

Positive mental health is hugely important for all of us and the club is taking a proactive role to try and make a difference. Running can have a hugely beneficial effect on our mental health. How much better do we all feel after a run to clear your head or chatting with a friend about a bad day as you run? The club believe that it is important to provide support to our members in this regard. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we have mental wellness champions identified by their yellow wristbands so should you wish to speak openly and in confidence please feel free to approach them.

Upcoming events for the diary

AGM – 12th November 8:15 pm New Plough Inn, Leicester Road, Hinckley
Holly Hayes Cross country – 17th November 11 am

Happy running all!

Si Wiggins


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Thursday Routes – 7 Nov

Ref W11 : thank you Jess for choosing this week’s route.

Long : 9.1 miles

Short : 6.2 miles

6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure. Hi-viz is imperative please.

I’m sorry I won’t be joining you (picking Lucy up from the airport after her 5 weeks of travelling so have a good run and I’ll see you all next week.

Penny

Tuesday Training – 5 Nov

Tuesday night training- fartlek at DPD.

*Please bring your high viz*
Meet at the leisure centre and we’ll be leaving at 6:30pm. Warm up to DPD, where the benches are.

Start off at a steady pace towards the A5. Once on the A5 run at 5k pace to the roundabout then drop to a steady pace or walk. Then back to 5k pace once you get to the 2nd roundabout and repeat for 20 minutes.

Cool down is a steady jog back to the leisure centre and stretch.

James

Thursday Routes – 31 Oct

Ref W09

There’s not much difference between long and short routes (9 miles and 8.2 miles respectively)… for those wanting a shorter route, the ‘out and back’ route to and from Barwell town centre is just over 6 miles so hopefully there is something for everyone here.

Usual 6:20pm meet for a prompt 6:30pm departure with your hi-viz tops please!!

See you there πŸ™‚

Penny

Tuesday Training – 29 Oct

SUNNYSIDE LOOPS

Working individually or in a group, one lap at 5k pace, one lap recovery.
30 mins with a direction change after 15mins.

Depart from LC at 6:30pm or meet there for a 6:45pm start (Sunnyside is the lay-by on Ashby Road with the entrance to Ashby Road Sports club at the top for those who haven’t done the session before)

Jenny

Tuesday Training – 22 Oct

Usual meet at Leisure Centre at 6.20 to leave at 6.30 – high viz folks please.
Heading to lay by at top of Sketchley Hill for long reps session.
Working in groups of 3, similar ability, A’s, B’s & C’s, two working laps and one rest. 30 minute session.
Looking forward to seeing you all,

Aly

Thursday Routes – 17 Oct

Route W20

Both routes appear on the same map (see blue 6.5 miles for short, red 9 miles for long) but remember to click on the map to see the detail and ‘zoom in’ for specific road names. Please remember those hi-viz tops as it’s almost dark when we start now!

6:20pm meet in the downstairs room at the leisure centre for a 6:30pm departure.

I’m sorry I can’t join you this Thursday but will be back with you all next week.
Have a great run πŸ™‚

Penny

Tuesday Training – 15 Oct

Castle Street

Downhill Training

Why?

We tend to focus on β€˜uphill training’, which gives us strong legs but doesn’t help our coordination. When running downhill you’ve probably noticed how difficult it is to move quickly without losing your balance. That’s because our legs β€˜can’t handle’ the fast stride.

Solution

Sprinting downhill develops your coordination by forcing your legs to learn how to handle high-speed travel. This means your running speed on horizontal surfaces will increase because your peak stride rate will be more rapid (yey! πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺ🏻)

SESSION:

30 minute Individual session

Running at 5k pace down Castle Street
Recovery – moderate pace up church walk

Optional 2 minute break at the top

After 15 minutes switch to

Running at 5k pace down Church Walk
Recovery – moderate pace up Castle Steet

TIPS AND TRICKS

– adjust your body position with a forward lean to keep you from hard heel striking.
-run softly with short strides and a high cadence.

Charlotte

Standard Times 2019

Applications are now open for this year’s Standard Times awards.

For full information, times, and rules see the Standard Times page.

To apply, download and fill in the form, and email it to standardtimes@hinckleyrunningclub.com

Please include in the form a few words about your running year β€” highlights, lowlights or stories β€” and also attach to the email your favourite running related photo of yourself from this year. This is for the year book at the presentation night.

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Thursday, 2nd January 2019. Early entries encouraged.

Looking forward to receiving your applications. If you don’t get a reply to your email within 7 days, please contact Nick Moore in case it was not received.

Thursday Routes – 3 Oct

Both ref W12 …yes October is here with the darker nights so we are on Winter routes now πŸ™

Long route: 8.9 miles

Short route: 6.4 miles

Remember to click on the image below for the full route and this will allow you to ‘zoom in’ and see all the minor roads too.

6:20pm meet (downstairs) at the leisure centre for a 6:30pm departure.
Please remember to wear something bright to keep safe whilst running at night.

See you there πŸ™‚

Penny

Thursday Routes – 26 Sep

This route isn’t in the ‘big book’ so make sure you know where it goes! Anti-clockwise around Hinckley / Burbage with a few loops. The direction on the map may not be apparent so to clarify, the route heads up Rugby Rd to Burbage first before going back to Hinckley past JCC and along part of Normandy Way then returning to the Leisure Centre via Hollycroft.
For those requiring a shorter route, turn left at the Butt Lane / Leicester Rd junction and head back to the leisure centre for a 6 mile route (approx).
Usual 6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure from the leisure centre.
Please wear hi-viz tops as it will be dark by the end of our run if you are on the long route.
https://www.strava.com/routes/17114876

Penny