Thursday Routes – 14 Nov

Ref W13

Long: 9.0 miles

Short: 6.9 miles

Both have options to ‘miss bits out’ or ‘add bits on’!! (see map below – remember to click on the map to be able to ‘zoom in and out’ to see road names etc).

Usual 6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure with your hi viz tops please! See you there ?

Penny

AGM Report

Last night was the club’s Annual General Meeting which was attended by about 40 members old and new. It is the important occasion when members agree how the club will be run for the next year.The first news to report is the changes to the committee which are as follows:

President

At the meeting Geoff Oliver announced that he would step down as Club President after 15 years on the committee. He explained this was mainly due to difficulties driving at night and being unable to attend meetings, and made it clear that this was a retirement from the committee only and not from the club! We will still have his final president’s speech to look forward to at the presentation night, and that will also be an occasion to give him a proper thanks.

The role of club president is appointed, rather than voted on. On behalf of the committee, the chairman invited Dave Masser to be the new club president and he kindly accepted.

Chairman

Andy Lauder is stepping down as chairman after 3 years in the role. Charlotte Sinclair volunteered to take on the role and is our new chairman.

Men’s Captains

Derek Gordon agreed to become the new men’s captain alongside Simon Wiggins who is staying on, and Greg Pollard is stepping down from the committee.

LRRL Rep

Sanjay Chamund is the new LRRL rep, taking over from Chris Langham who is stepping down.

Publicity

Ruth Mansfield has taken on the publicity role, taking over from Charlotte.

Assistant Secretary

The club has created a new role of assistant secretary to assist Liz with her duties (mainly the techie duties!), and that will be done by me.
All of the other committee members have agreed to continue their roles, and therefore therefore the full committee is now as follows:

PRESIDENT – Dave Masser
CHAIRMAN – Charlotte Sinclair
SECRETARY – Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield
TREASURER – Odette Foxall
SECRETARY – Richard Pearson
VICE CHAIRMAN – Andrea Earley
CLUB DEVELOPMENT – Leanne Byard
MENS CAPTAINS – Simon Wiggins and Derek Gordon
LADIES CAPTAINS – Céline Guéry and Jenny Green
COACHING COORDINATOR – Jenny Green
LRRL REP – Sanjay Chamund
XC REP – Kate Perkins
PUBLICITY – Ruth Mansfield
ASSISTANT SECRETARY – Nick Moore
In the equally important non-committee roles:

  • Penny Masser has agreed to carry on as kit rep
  • I will carry on doing the website
  • Andy Lauder, Emma Thompson and Diane Wildbur will be welfare officers, both for the main club and juniors. I expect we will hear more about this at some point.

A big thank you to all new members volunteering and to all those ongoing and stepping down for their service.

London Marathon Club Place

For 2020 the club has been allocated one club place for the London Marathon and this has been awarded to Jessica Daly.

Membership fee

Membership fees will remain the same as last year. EA affiliation cost has increased from £15 to £16, but the club will subsidise the extra £1 to keep the price of affiliated membership at £40.

Code of conduct

The club has agreed to adopt a code of conduct setting out what behaviour is expected of members. You can read it here: https://hinckleyrunningclub.com/membership/code-of-conduct

Social Events

  • Liz will be kindly hosting the Mince Pie night again, details to be announced.
  • Also be on the look out for an announcement from Leanne about a Christmas social night.
  • The presentation night will be on Saturday 18th January, once again at the rugby club. Details to be announced in due course.

I have probably forgotten something as this is all from memory. Other things may be announced in due course, and any errors or omissions are all mine! Thank you to everyone who attended last night and here’s to another successful year of the club.

Tuesday Training – 12 Nov

Training- Castle Street Hill Work

Warm up- 1.5 miles

Meeting at the GAME shop by the phone boxes on Castle Street.
Individually or in small groups run down Church Walk and up Castle Street maintaining speed and form.

Recover 30-60 secs at the top.
Repeated for 30 minutes.

Leanne

Thursday Routes – 7 Nov

Ref W11 : thank you Jess for choosing this week’s route.

Long : 9.1 miles

Short : 6.2 miles

6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure. Hi-viz is imperative please.

I’m sorry I won’t be joining you (picking Lucy up from the airport after her 5 weeks of travelling so have a good run and I’ll see you all next week.

Penny

Tuesday Training – 5 Nov

Tuesday night training- fartlek at DPD.

*Please bring your high viz*
Meet at the leisure centre and we’ll be leaving at 6:30pm. Warm up to DPD, where the benches are.

Start off at a steady pace towards the A5. Once on the A5 run at 5k pace to the roundabout then drop to a steady pace or walk. Then back to 5k pace once you get to the 2nd roundabout and repeat for 20 minutes.

Cool down is a steady jog back to the leisure centre and stretch.

James

Thursday Routes – 31 Oct

Ref W09

There’s not much difference between long and short routes (9 miles and 8.2 miles respectively)… for those wanting a shorter route, the ‘out and back’ route to and from Barwell town centre is just over 6 miles so hopefully there is something for everyone here.

Usual 6:20pm meet for a prompt 6:30pm departure with your hi-viz tops please!!

See you there ?

Penny

Tuesday Training – 29 Oct

SUNNYSIDE LOOPS

Working individually or in a group, one lap at 5k pace, one lap recovery.
30 mins with a direction change after 15mins.

Depart from LC at 6:30pm or meet there for a 6:45pm start (Sunnyside is the lay-by on Ashby Road with the entrance to Ashby Road Sports club at the top for those who haven’t done the session before)

Jenny

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.