Next club race: Derby Runner XC @ Bagworth Heath — Sun 22 Oct
Upcoming social event: Halloween Pub Run — Fri 27 Oct
Penny will be placing an order for club hoodies in November. This will be the last order placed with our supplier before Christmas so could anyone who would like to order a hoodie please complete the order form and forward this, together with the necessary payment to Penny by Friday 3rd November to ensure delivery by Christmas.
Please note the prices include initials or name (up to 6 letters) printed under the club logo on the front of the garment.
In honour of the Derby Runner cross country season starting this weekend, and with it being the club’s 30th anniversary — here’s a look back to how cross country was done 23 years ago. Apart from the hairstyles, not much has changed really. Scan provided by Penny Masser.
Thursday’s routes will be ‘Winter 3’ from the book, taking in Hinckley and Burbage.
Long route 8.9 miles:
Short route 7.0 miles:
Meeting as usual from 6:15 for 6:30 depart from Leisure Centre. Don’t forget your hi-vis – see you there 🤓
Hollycroft Hills, meet at Leisure Centre to leave at 6:30pm.
Session starts at 6:45 from the top of Browning Drive, Mill Hill Road/Linden Road.
Effort up, style down, working in pairs, again in preparation for XC season (and good practice even if you don’t plan to!)
Entries for the 2018 ALDI Ashby 20 will open on Monday 23rd October at 7pm.
Barrow Runners have announced entries for their Boxing Day handicap road race:
Entries are now open to the 35th Barrow Boxing Day handicap race – the ultimate post Christmas pick-me-up. Approximately 6 mile road run on undulating, rural country roads based on a handicap format with the slowest runners setting off first. Perfect for burning-off the previous day’s indulgences! …
For Sunday’s race we will be meeting for car share at the old Leisure Centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road) from 9:15am, leaving at 9:30am. (Please note this is OLD Leisure Centre, the one which is now demolished — we still like use the car park cos’ it’s handy and this car park is free on Sundays.)
Seniors race start is at 11am and the price is £3 – please bring cash.
Also, thanks to Céline we will have hot water supply via a couple of big thermos flasks so bring a mug if you fancy a post race cuppa.
Continuing the photo posts, I thought I’d do an occasional “photo review” post looking back over the year to highlight all the different aspects of the club for visitors to the site.
This great action shot from August shows an HRC Juniors athlete crossing the finish line in a 100m race at a Charnwood AC open event at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, Loughborough. For more about the junior section of the club, go to the Juniors page. Photo by Athletic.Photography.
We will be having a Halloween pub run on Friday 27th October. This night is all about dressing up, having fun, drinking and a bit of running in between. The plan is to meet up at the car park behind the White bear pub at 6.45 to start the run at 7pm From there we go on to the Railway, The Woolly, The Plough, The Queens Head and then on to The White Bear to finish This is only a 4 mile run with max 1 mile between each pub (so probably a little more drinking than running)
Below are some approx times of when we should be at each pub, hopefully giving us all enough time to run between each pub and plenty of time to order and down a much needed refreshment at each establishment. If you can’t make it for the full night than anyone is welcome to meet us along the route
1st – The Railway pub – Arrive 7.15pm – Depart 7.45pm
2nd – The Woolly – Arrive 8.00pm – Depart 8.30pm
3rd – The Plough -Arrive 8.45pm – Depart 9.15pm
4th – The Queens Head – Arrive 9.30pm – Depart 10.00pm
5th – The White Bear – Arrive 10.15pm – Till Late
We have done this in the past and its been a great fun social night out so it would be great to see as many of you dressed in your scariest out fits joining us.
Note – Fancy dress isn’t compulsory but its more fun if you do:) Please also note this isn’t a official club training night so you are in charge of your own safely so please stay in groups, stay safe and if you find yourself being chased by zombies RUN!!
Here is the video on downhill running form that Jenny recommended in tonight’s training session.
I have just updated the Standard Times page on the website to clarify the rules ahead of the next round of certificate applications. Please note especially the “Which races are eligible?” section at the bottom and take a look and make sure the races you are planning to use are eligible for awards, while you still have some time left to find another race!
Also remember that the rules were changed earlier in the year to allow 6, 7 and 8 mile distances all together.
As part of the update, I’ve merged the separate men’s and womens’ pages into one page so as to have everything consistent and in one place.
You will be able to apply for your 2017 award starting from November – look out for another announcement then.
Great pic from tonight’s All Sorts intermediates session — a hill practice session on Castle Street. For more info about the All Sorts, see the Beginners page on the site. Thanks Dave Steer for the photo.
Here is the information from Desford Striders about the upcoming cross country race at Bagworth Heath on Sunday 22nd October 2017:
XC Race 1 Bagworth details_2017 (click to view PDF)
Please note especially the requirement about car sharing — minimum 3 to a car. As usual we will be organising a car share from Hinckley for this race, so look out for more info nearer the time here or on the members’ Facebook group. Edit: Car Share Info Here
It would be great to see lots of members taking part in the XC this season. Remember it’s only 3 quid (and 1 quid for juniors) and it’s a lot of fun! All members are welcome and encouraged to take part, it doesn’t matter how slow you think you are or if you haven’t done one before! You will need some trail shoes because it is likely to be very muddy. A HRC vest will also be needed and these are available for £15 – contact Penny Masser. I (Nick) am also happy to take vest orders and pass them to Penny.
There is no need to book a place in these races – they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of league clubs. England Athletics affiliation is NOT needed to race in Derby Runner league.
As a reminder, here are all the Derby Runner XC dates for the coming season:
22 Oct 2017 Bagworth Heath (organised by Desford Striders)
12 Nov 2017 Markfield (West End Runners)
26 Nov 2017 Holly Hayes Woods (Hermitage Harriers)
10 Dec 2017 Bradgate Park (Roadhoggs)
21 Jan 2018 Allestree Park (Derwent RC)
18 Feb 2018 Grace Dieu Manor School (Shepshed RC)
11 Mar 2018 Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley RC)
Also on Saturday 6th Jan will be the Leics County XC Champs. This was held in Burbage Common for the last two years, but in 2018 will be in Rotherby. More info when we get it.
And to brighten up this post here’s our seniors team from last year’s Bagworth race: