Cross Country Taster Session

We are having a taster session aimed at members of the club & the All Sorts who haven’t done cross country but want to give it a go. Or if you have done it before but just fancy running round the common and support the event 🙂

Info from Kate Perkins:

XC – it’s a bit like Marmite – you either love it or hate it! But you need to try it first….

When? 2pm Saturday 10th February 
Where? Burbage Common (visitor centre)
How far? 3 miles maximum, with opportunity to shorten.
How fast? Not at all – pace will suit ability of people present.
Footwear? Ideally spikes or off-road shoes – we will try and get together a selection for people to try, but can’t guarantee we’ll be able to kit everyone out!

Allestree XC Results

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 4 – Allestree Park – 21st January 2017=8
Seniors ResultsTeam Tables – Note: No juniors results available as the results sheets disintegrated in the snow.

What a fantastic race to be part of, my first in the snow for sure. A smaller than usual team with 9 hardy cross country lovers from Hinckley taking part. The ladies team of 4 came 7th in Div 1. Unfortunately since we only had 5 men the men’s and mixed teams did not score 😥. (A  mens team requires 8 finishers and a mixed team requires 7 men and 3 women.) All the same a great race enjoyed by all.

Our thanks to the marshals photographers and supporters standing out n the cold while we who were running at least got to stay warm.

HRC Runners at Allestree XC – photos by Vickie Hallam.


Allestree XC 2017 – photo by Vickie Hallam.

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.

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.


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.

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.

2018 Membership Renewals

Membership Renewals


It is that time of the year where membership is due for renewal.

This year we have created an on-line membership form to make it easier to renew. The link is below. Payment can either be by BACS, cheque or cash. Bank account details for BACS payments can be found on the application form.


On-Line Membership Application Form


A confirmation email will be automatically sent when you submit your application, however membership will only become valid when it is confirmed that the relevant fee has been paid.

For those wishing to submit a paper application form this can be downloaded from the following link:


Seniors Membership Application Form – Download


This form can be completed on-line and then printed before being submitted.

A completed application will be required this year to ensure that all information held is correct.

The last day for submitting membership renewal to enable you to participate in the winter league road races and the remaining cross country races is 31st January 2018.

Bradgate Park Boxing Day Run

Posted by Penny on Facebook group:

It is a long standing HRC tradition that we meet at Bradgate Park for an ‘off-road’ run on Boxing Day and this year we are planning to do the same.

We will meet at the main Newtown Linford car park at 9.45, with groups departing on the routes at 10am.

The routes range from 60 mins to 90 mins in length. We usually spilt into three groups; all groups will start off by running up towards ‘Old John’ (Hunts Hill car park) with some then taking in Broombriggs and / or Beacon and/ or Windmill Hill before heading back to Bradgate via Hallgates car park.

It is customary to bring a flask and some mince pies / biscuits to share after the run but we are always finished by 12 noon so people can get home for lunch.