Tuesday Training – 28 November 2017

Tuesday Speed Work – last block of 4 of “Short Reps” – repeat of 1st one on 7th Nov
200m & 400m Reps……

Harrow Brook Ind Estate
Meet at Leisure Centre for 18:30

12.5 Mins of 200m reps, (30 sec rest between each rep).

5 mins rest

Followed by 12.5 mins of 400m reps (30 secs rest between each rep).

Aim for consistent pace per rep. Total session duration 30 mins.

Each rep to be done in a specified time, based upon your 5K PB time minus 1 min ….. as listed below: (go to the nearest full minute)

 5k Time [mins] / Run Times [secs]
    200m  400m
 15 00:33 01:05
 16 00:35 01:10
 17 00:37 01:14
 18 00:39 01:19
 19 00:41 01:23
 20 00:44 01:27
 21 00:46 01:32
 22 00:48 01:36
 23 00:50 01:40
 24 00:52 01:45
 25 00:55 01:49
 26 00:57 01:53
 27 00:59 01:58
 28 01:01 02:02
 29 01:03 02:07
 30 01:05 02:11

So, if your 5K PB is 20 mins, then your 200m and 400m rep times will be those listed above for a TARGET 5K PB of 19 mins.

Coach: Jon

XC Report 2017 for HRC AGM

Firstly, a big thank you and well done to everyone who has raced, supported or helped out at any of
the XC races. The HRC hosted race at the Bosworth Battlefield Center which was a huge success,
the course layout, the mud and marshals all received lots of positive feedback.

2017/2018 Season stats compared to last season:
Holly Hayes Woods 30/10/2016
14 men (up 3), 12 ladies (same)
Men 5 th (up 1) League 1, Ladies 1st (up 2) League 2, Team 5th (same) League 1

Markfield 13/11/2016
16 men (same), 10 ladies (up 2)
Men 6 th (down 1), Ladies 1st (up 2), Team 6th (down 4)

Bradgate Park 11/12/2016
11 men (down 5), 10 ladies (up 2)
Men 9th (down 4), Ladies 2nd (up 3), Team 9th (down 4)

Sinai Park 15/01/2017
10 men (up 2), 4 ladies (down 1)
Men 8th, Ladies 3rd, Team 8th

Bagworth Heath 29/01/2017
14 men (up 4), 5 ladies (down 1)
Men 4 th , Ladies 1 st , Team 4th

Allestree Park 19/02/2017
6 men (down 6), 4 ladies (down 1)
Man no score, Ladies 2 nd , Team 10 th

Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley) 05/03/2017
9 men (up 1), 5 ladies (same)
Men 4 th (up 3), Ladies 1 st (up 1), Team 3 rd (up 2)

End of season positions:
Team 7 th in League 1 (down 2)
Men 7 th in League 1 (same)
Ladies 1 st in League 2 (up 1 and now promoted to League 1 for the 2017/2018 season)

Individual achievements:
100% finishers of all the XC races:
Ben Harding
Joe Langham
Bethan Padbury

Ben Harding 1st Overall and VM40
Bethan Padbury 2nd U20F
Harry Langham 2nd U20M
Becca Gould 3 rd senior lady
Kate Perkins 5 th senior lady

The junior section had an excellent year with 10 members achieving final placings. Juniors coach
Shawn Wilebore said: “3 podium finishes, and two in 4th place, I’ve never seen so many of our
runners finish in the top 6, very well done juniors.”

Great to see so many different members taking part. If we can get a similar or even better turnout
this season that would be fantastic. Also, some brilliant individual achievements as well as team

County Championships:
Ben Harding was 6 th in the men’s masters
Simon Birch was 20 th in the senior men’s
Ben Masser and Harry Langham were 7 th and 9 th in U20 men
Michelle Fowler was 21 st in Masters ladies
Becca Gould and Kate Perkins 11 th and 12 th in senior ladies
Bethan Padbury was 9th in the Under 17 women

If as many of the club can keep Sunday 11 th March 2018 free please to either help out or run the
HRC XC at Bosworth Battlefield.

Training Tuesday 12th September 2017

Barwell Lane 5 min reps at your current 5k race pace

Meet as normal at the Leisure Centre at 18:15 to leave at 18:30

Warm up run to Barwell Lane, a bit over a mile. Then quick warm up on the park next to it.

This is a long rep session with the pupose to improve your VO2 max whilst avoiding the build up of lactate in your legs. So it is important not to go off too quick. So think hard, but not all out. Think of the effort you would put into a parkrun or 5k race.

Starting near the Hinckley end, everyone will run towards Barwell for 2 and half mins, turn around and run back 2 and a half mins. No resting when you turn around. You should arrive back to the start at the end of 5 mins of running your 5k pace.

This will be repeated 4 times and you should keep the same pace througout so hit the same turn around point.

At the end of your 5 mins, you will recive a 3 min recovery. I suggest a short slow walk/jog back down the lane, don’t stray too far, you need to get back to run your next interval on the whistle.

If you are struggeling, slow down, and/or do less than the 4 sets. For those with energy left and still hitting their first marks after the 4th one, an optional bonus one is availble and no extra charge.

So in short;

5 min at 5k pace

3 min recovery

repeat the above 4 times.

We aim to repeat this session in 4 weeks to see how you are all getting on.

If you have run a recent 5k or parkrun great, if another race, try this to help predict a 5k time. https://www.runnersworld.com/tools/race-time-predictor

Run back to the Leisure Centre to warm down, followed by a session on Stretching and Injury Prevention there by Becca.

Jon & Liz

Training Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Swallows Green Field, Barwell Lane

Speed Session – continues loops at effort 35 minutes, run and recover on the whistle
3 sets of;
1 min fast, 1 min recovery ( jog or walk )
1 min fast, 1 min recovery
3 min fast, 1 min recovery
30 sec fast, 30 sec recovery
30 sec fast, 30 sec recovery
30 sec fast, 1 min recovery
Repeat 3 times

Meet at the Leisure Centre at 18:15 for a 18:30 start

Warm up Castle Street, New Buildings, Leicester Rd, Stoney Gate, Laneside Drive
Hope to see as many of you as possible 😊
Fowler and Jon

Thursday routes 10th August 2017

S15 in the big book.

Meet at the Leisure Centre at 18:15 to set off at 18:30 sharp so we can get to the pub after the run! All welcome at The Railway (Steamin Billy opposite the train station).

Non-members are welcome to join us to try out the club – just come along to the Leisure Centre . In summer we meet out in front (if it is raining, which it mostly seems to be, we will be inside downstairs in the room on the left)

Short Route 6.6 miles

Long route 7.9 miles

Training Tuesday 11th July 2017

Training tomorrow evening is shorter long reps at Swallows Green playing field.
450m at 5k pace at 3minute intervals x5, 3 minute rest, then repeat, making 10 reps in all. 35 minute session
Opportunity to increase or decrease the distance and reduce the number of reps if required.
Meet at the LC from 6:15 for a 6:30 warm up run to the playing field on Barwell Lane, aiming to start the session at about 6:45

Tuesday training 4th July 2017

Tuesday night training 4th July 2017

Hydes lane 3 x 1 mile reps with 90 second recovery.

Groups of similar abilities, aim to complete each mile rep at a goal 5k pace. Then 90 second recovery before the group goes again. Will set groups off in waves.

It half a mile up the lane, 180 degree turn and back to the start for a mile rep.

Please consider the weather and if you need to take a drink with you.

Warm up is down past DPD on the path, then past the start of the timed 5k in Logix Park, out to the A5 and right, over the bridge, down the steps to the canal, under the bridge and takes you out to Hydes Lane.

I will try and get to the Leisure Centre, but if I don’t make it in time will head straight to Hydes Lane.

If you have a goal race in mind that isn’t a 5k, try an online calculator like the link below and to find out an equivalent 5k race time and pace. https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/rws-race-time-predictor

If you are racing the following day, consider if doing this session is sensible.
Meet at the Leisure Centre 6:15pm for 6:30 depart.

Thursday 11th May 2017 route

Whilst a little rain is forecast for tomorrow, the ground is dry so I have included a route with a bit of ‘off road’ in it! For those members who are new to our ‘Summer routes’, don’t worry – on this route, most of the group usually all stay together for the first 2-3 miles (the tricky bit!) and then those who want to ‘push on’ can do so after that.

The long route is 8.3 miles (S11 ‘long’ in big book and on web site)

The short route is 6.2 miles (S11 ‘short’ in the big book)

6.15pm meet for a 6.30pm departure at the leisure centre on the ‘outside benches’

See you there

Training Tuesday 09 May 2017 – Hollycroft Park 1/2 mile reps

Meet at the Leisure Centre as normal at 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

It should be lighter, warmer and dryer going forward (famous last words!). So think about bringing a drink, hat, sunglasses etc.

This will involve running downhill as well as up. Here is a link to a short 6 min youtube video on downhill running technique, you can practise on Tuesday. https://youtu.be/5qqBsYw7f8w

Warm up

Meet at the Leisure Centre, 1 mile warm up through the park to Church Walk, turn right and head to Castle Street and up to the top. Left onto New Buildings past B and Q. Over the road towards the Weavers Arms and keep going to Factory Road, turn left down Factory Road. At the end, turn right down Hollycroft hill to the park.

Can lengthen this by turning right on Factory Road, down Edward Street to Tudor Road, left, left again back up Stanley Road.

Can shorten by going direct there.

Follow this with a lap of the route which is about 1/4 mile to get your legs used to the up and down and check the loop for any hazards. Then into a dynamic warm up.

The Loop

The above loop is approx 1/4 mile. Running it anti-clockwise so along the bottom, turn left up the hill nearer the bandstand. At the top turn left and head downhill on the path nearer Hollycroft road.


To build endurance and to work on downhill running technique.


Working in pairs or small groups of similar abilities. 2 laps, so about 0.5 miles or 800 meters at just quicker than your 10k race pace (or 80-90% effort). Follow those 2 laps with a recovery lap just taking it easy having a chat so you are fully recovered. Repeat for around 25 mins. Work on even effort going up and down the hill as well as across the reps.

Please be aware of other users of the park, we do not have priority. Also be mindful of runners passing you.


Warm down

A run back to the Leisure Centre (or your car, house etc). Consider taking a scenic route back and then stretching.

Training T-shirts

Hinckley Running Club is proud to present HRC Training T-shirts. These are Hinckley blue with the logo on the front and Hinckley Running Club on the back in white. See the photos below, kindly modelled by Ben.

These will be on sale shortly, and as with other kit, at cost price and in a range of sizes kindly organised by Penny. They cost £10.

The club would like to give away 10 t-shirts. To be in with a chance, you just need to turn up to the Leisure Centre and take part in a Tuesday or Thursday session during May 2017. Each time you do we will put your name in a hat. At the end of May we will draw 10 names. So the more sessions you go to, the more chance you have.

I will be at the Leisure Centre to take a register of names at each session. Good luck everyone. We all look forward to seeing these out and about in the streets of Hinckley, or even further afield!

Derby Runner Cross Country League 2016/17 season overview

The Derby Runner Cross Country League  2017 season has come to a close and the results are in.

Well done to the Ladies for coming first in Division 2.

Final Tables


LeaguePosClubTot PtsCountRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7
6Derby Tri3253335148644
10Leicester Tri1574381212522
4Poplar RC98734014131014151616
12Coalville Tri2692257811
14Team Anstey208441119
15Team Derby Runner960969
Soar Valley1896


LeaguePosClubTot PtsCountRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7
7Leicester Tri2914773282536
2Poplar RC125116118181916171918
8Team Derby Runner71279715571291310
11Derby Tri572304167131011
13Team Anstey34255359911
14Coalville Tri32240311138
Soar Valley494

Combined Team

LeaguePosClubTot PtsCountRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7
9Derby Tri175471513233
10Leicester Tri1468441211522
3Poplar RC106656915131316161716
12Coalville Tri341045968128
13Team Anstey2410086987
14Team Derby Runner16806579
Soar Valley2390

Individual winners and placings can be found on a previous article:

Final Individuals Standings from the Derby Runner XC League

Results and runners of the day can be found on our results page here:

2016/17 Races & Results

Well done to everyone who has taken part, either as a runner, supporter or volunteer.
100% finishers of all the XC races go to the following; Ben Haring, Joe Langham and Bethan Padbury.

Training Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Logix Park 6 x 1K

Meet at the Leisure Centre as normal at 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

Warm up to Logix Park (where we start the 5k timetrial)

6 x 1K reps with a jog recovery in-between – reps at 5k race pace

Set off about the same spot as the start/finish of the time trial and head down the path to the A5, turn sharp left down the A5 to the roundabout, left again to the next roundabout. This is approx 1k (just under). Try and keep an even pace up to this point, at a few seconds quicker than 5k race pace. This might be a recent time or a realistic goal time.

Then take a easy jog and walk recovery back to the start. Should take you 1 – 2 mins, make sure you are fully recovered before you go. Perhaps regroup with similar abilities before setting off again.

It is better to keep the pace consistent through each rep, so if you are struggling you can drop a rep.

Warm down back to the Leisure Centre

If you are looking at goal times, you can look at the club standard times and see roughly which you are in. Or head to the https://www.mcmillanrunning.com/ and look at the calculator to help work out a realistic goal based off past performances at other distances. If all else fails, hang on to someone of similar abilities or give me a shout and I will point you in the right direction.