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: 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,

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