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 🙂

Penny

Tuesday Training – 15 Oct

Castle Street

Downhill Training

Why?

We tend to focus on ‘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 ‘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! 🙂💪🏻)

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 — highlights, lowlights or stories — 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 🙁

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 🙂

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

Thursday Routes – 19 Sep

Thursday Routes: Ref S25
Long: 8.8 miles
Short: 7.2 miles
Still just about hanging onto the lighter evenings although I think this will be our last Summer route
🙁
It is a similar route to last week, just a little different at the start, but it allows a mix of Burbage Common before dark and some street lit roads at the end so I hope that this is OK for everyone.
6:20pm meet for prompt departure at 6:30pm. Wear something bright if you can to ensure that we are visible towards the end of the run.
See you there
🙂

Penny

Thursday Routes – 12 Sep

S24

Long route: 8.7 miles
Short route: 7.2 miles
There won’t be many more opportunities to run around the lanes
this year so this route takes us across the Common, round Aston Flamville then back into Burbage with the last 2-3 miles being on street lit roads.
We do go across the Common but it is dry underfoot so will not spoil your running shoes!
Please note that from next week, you will need to consider digging out your Hi-Viz tops with these becoming a necessity by the end of the month.
Tomorrow’s meet as usual is 6:20pm for a 6:30pm departure at the Leisure Centre.
See you there 🙂

Penny