Stilton 7 Entries

From Stilton Striders!
Hello all,
Please be advised that the first race in the LRRL Winter League, the Stilton 7 will take place on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 10.30am.
The event will be open for online entries at 8.30pm on Thursday 1st February at the following link:
There will be no entries on the day, and there is a strict limit of 500 runners.

The 2018 Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL) series kicks off with this 7 mile, 2-lap race — Stilton 7. The price has not been announced but I expect to be about £6. I expect it will full up fast.

Open to all members of the club old and new. If it’s your first club race you will need to get a Hinckley vest which you can get from Penny Masser for £15.  If you can’t run, it feel free to come along and support, take photos etc. As usual, a car share will be arranged in due course. Hope to see you there!

Please note as it is a closed race only members of LRRL affiliated running clubs can enter.

HRC Newsletter #10 – 17th January 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Allestree XC, LRRL Dates, Membership Reminder

Allestree XC Info
The next cross country league race is this Sunday 21st Jan. The venue at Allestree Park is near Derby just under an hour away. More runners the merrier and supporters welcome. The price is £3 and there is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day. You will need a club vest – Penny Masser has these and they are £15. Kate says she is bringing cake as it is her birthday.
Car share – meet at Trinity Vicarage Road car park from 8:45am to leave by 9. Race Info

LRRL Dates
The date of the first LRRL road race, Stilton 7, has been confirmed as Sunday 25th Feb. Entries not yet open but we will get the word as soon as we know when they do. As a reminder here are the league dates for 2018:
Stilton 7 – Sunday 25th February (Closed Race)
Kibworth 6 – Sunday 4th March (Closed Race)
Desford 5 – Sunday 25th March (Closed Race)
Bosworth HM – Sunday 13th May (Open Race) – Entries Open
Swithland 6 – Sunday 3rd June (Open Race)
Prestwold 10K – Sunday 24th June (Open Race)
Joy Cann 5 – Wednesday 1st August (Open Race)
Carl Rutt 10K – Sunday 12th August (Open Race)
John Fraser 10 – Sunday 2nd September (Open Race)
(Closed Race means members of LRRL clubs only, Open Race means anyone can enter.)

Membership Renewals
Another reminder that membership renewal is due by the end of the month to ensure continuous membership. Up to date membership is a requirement be eligible for XC and LRRL races, and to attend training nights. Renewal Info

Dates for your diary
Sunday, 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
Wednesday, 31st Jan – Membership renewal deadline
Saturday, 3rd Feb – Presentation Evening 7:30pm at Green Towers – tickets £5 from Odette
Sunday, 18th Feb – Derby Runner XC @ Grace Dieu Manor School
Sunday 25th Feb – Stilton 7 LRRL
Sunday, 6th March – Kibworth 6 LRRL
Sunday, 11th March – Derby Runner XC @ Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley’s race & the last of the season)
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next week,

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Whissendine 6ix

We were contacted by the organisers of a local race worth checking out:

The Whissendine 6ix (six mile) road race and walk was first staged in 1985 and has become a popular event in the running calendar. The event starts and finishes in the Rutland village with the course following a natural circuit bordering Stapleford Park. All entrants receive a race memento and bottle of beer supplied by race sponsors Grainstore Brewery in Oakham, there will be prizes for all category winners. The village Brownies will provide a barbecue on race night.


Tuesday Training – 16 Jan

Castle Street!
Working in groups of similar ability, effort up to the top (or a bit shorter if you need to). Recovery on the way down with an easy jog, regroup and head straight off. So not really hanging around in the cold.
Don’t sprint up, think 10k or slightly harder effort given you will be doing plenty of short reps. Think form, upright, head up, knee drive and pump your arms
Don’t burn out on the first two (like me!)

Meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre (corridor downstairs from reception) from 6:15 for 6:30pm departure.

Coach: Jon

Pingles Stadium Information (Nuneaton Running Track)

Although Hinckley doesn’t have a running track, did you know there is a modern 400m floodlit running track in Nuneaton only 5 miles away. The Pingles Stadium, located next to the Pingles Leisure Centre, is available for public use 6 days a week.

Opening times: Mon 9am – 9pm, Tue – Fri 9am – 6pm, Sat 9am – 12pm. 

Price: £3 per person.

Information correct Jan 2018. The address is The Pingles Stadium, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire CV11 4LX and their phone number is 024 76 344 429.

Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton

Derby Runner XC – Race 4 (Allestree Park) Information

Derwent Runners have sent us the info for the next Derby runner league race:

Allestree-XC-Race-2018.pdf (PDF)

Please note the important parking restrictions and the necessity for car sharing if using the race car park. The seniors fee is £3 and juniors £1.

Remember there is no need to book a place in these races as they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of the club. The more the merrier! Club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet.

CAR SHARE from Hinckley: Meet at Trinity Vicarage Lane carpark (LE10 0BU) form 8:45am to leave by 9.

HRC Newsletter – 10th January 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Presentation Night, Allestree XC, Bosworth Half, Hungarton 7, Membership.

Presentation Evening
Our annual Presentation Evening to recognise the 2017 running achievements of HRC runners will be held on Saturday 3rd February, 7.30pm start at the Green Towers, Hinckley Tickets are £5 and are available from Odette Foxall. As well as the award presentations there will be a buffet and quiz. Partners and children are welcome.

Allestree Park XC
The next Derby Runner League race will be on Sunday, 21st Jan. More info, car share etc. to follow when we get it.

Bosworth Half Entries
Entries for the 2018 Bosworth Half Marathon (Sunday, 13th May) open at 8pm tonight — Wednesday, 10th Jan. This is an LRRL league race this year, and will be race 1 of the summer league. Website:

Hungarton 7 Withdrawn
Further to the previously announced LRRL fixture list, Wreake Runners has informed us that they are withdrawing the Hungarton 7 which was scheduled as a summer league race on July 8th. The race will not now go ahead.

Membership Renewals
Membership fees for 2018 is are now due for all members and the deadline for renewal is 31st January. Full Details

Dates for your diary
Sunday 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
Wednesday, 31st Jan – Membership renewal deadline
Saturday, 3rd Feb – Presentation Evening
(More dates in our Calendar)

Cheers & Happy New Year

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Presentation Night

This years Presentation Evening to recognise the 2017 running achievements of HRC runners will be held on Saturday 3rd February, 7.30pm start at the Green Towers, Hinckley.

Tickets are £5 and are available from Odette Foxall.

As well as the award presentations there will be a buffet and quiz. Partners and children are welcome.

Tuesday Training – 9 Jan

Salisbury Road, Burbage – off Winchester Drive Meet at the junction of Sherborne Road with Salisbury Road

Meet at the LC at 6:30 pm – if going straight to the venue then meet about 6:45

Lovely lovely hills!

Short good Hill Form drills & Practice.

Then working in pairs – ‘Cat & Mouse’ up the hill, take it in turns to be the Mouse

Please note, this session will be repeated in week 4. Take note of how many reps your pair manages, what your perceived rate of exertion is ( breathing, can you talk?) at the halfway point and at the end of the session.

Coach: Odette