Swithland 6 Entries

The Swithland 6 Race is on Sun 3rd June 2018.

Entries will open 8:30pm on this Tuesday, 10th April. Entry link is: https://www.evententry.co.uk/birstall-running-club-swithland-6

This will be the 5th LRRL league race of the season. A popular and very nice 6 mile course. Hope to see another great turnout, all members of the club invited and encouraged to enter. The limit is 750 entries.

More info: http://www.birstallrc.org.uk/Swithland.html

Car Share for Desford 5

To car share for the race, meet from 9am at the old leisure centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Lane LE10 0BU) for setting off by 9:15.

For those who have not done one of our car shares before, parking is free all day on Sundays so you can leave your own car there.
If you don’t have a car it’s OK just pop along, there are always plenty of spaces and someone will be happy to get you to the race and back.

ALSO Bike ride courtesy of Stephen Penney… there is a group going to meet at 8.50am and leave at 9.00am from the old leisure centre car park calling by Barwell centre at 9.15am. Everyone is welcome to join in…

Tuesday training 6th March 2018 – 1 mile reps Butt Lane

Tuesday night training 6th March 2018 – 1 mile reps Butt Lane with 90 second recovery between. Session around 30 mins so about 3 reps for most but could be 2 or 4 depending on ability. This is to help with your speed endurance.

Groups of similar abilities, aim to complete each mile rep at 10 seconds per mile slower than your current 10k race pace. So this isn’t an all out mile repeat, but a controlled comfortably hard effort or about a 90% effort, but keeping in mind it is for a mile at a time for about 30 mins. Try and complete each mile in the same time.

So if you run a 50 min 10k, that is about 8:02 min/mile, so aim to run the session at 8:12 min/mile

If you don’t know your current 10k pace, try an online calculator like the link below and to find out an equivalent 10k race time and pace. https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/rws-race-time-predictor

Or just go on feel, comfortably hard.

Start on Butt Lane just past Trafford Road, counter clockwise, finish back on Butt Lane just before Woodland Road see image below.

Meet at Leisure Center at 18:15 for a 18:30 start.

Derby Runner XC Individuals Results 2017/18

The 2017/18 Derby Runner XC League is almost at a close, with one race to go. The individuals results have been sent out and here they are: Individual tables (xls)

This season the individuals tables are based on the best four results from the first five races. Here are the Hinckley runners who have achieved placings in the results:

Rich Whitelegg – 54 pts – 2nd V45 Male
Nick Moore – 198 pts – 21st Senior Male
Steve Tampin – 423 pts – 8th V45 Male
Matthew Jordan – 1049 pts – 26th V45 Male
Jonathan Richardson – 1240 pts – 23rd V50 Male

Kate Perkins – 64 pts – 11th Senior Femals
Bethan Padbury – 79 pts – 3rd U20 Female
Jenny Green – 150 pts – 17th Senior Female
Céline Guéry – 203 pts – 23rd Senior Female

Congratulations to all the above and to all the others who have taken part in any amount of the XC races this year.

Desford 5 Entries

Desford 5 Race – Sun 25th March

Entries open 8:30pm THURSDAY NIGHT this week at the following link: https://www.evententry.co.uk/desford-5

It would be really nice to have a big HRC turnout and it would be great to see lots of the newer members of the club giving it a try. The race is only £6 and is 5 miles on quiet country roads, a great course.

These races usually sell out quickly so set a reminder on your calendar to be at your phone or computer at 8:30pm on Thursday!

It is the 3rd race in this year’s LRRL league.

New “Merit” award for Standard Times

For 2018 the club is introducing a new level of Standard Times award, in addition to the existing Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This will be called a Merit award.

The idea of the Merit is to open up the awards night to more people and to recognise those who are working toward the Bronze standard. To earn a Merit award you still have to complete the 5 races of different distances, or 9 for a Distinction. However there is no minimum time standard for a Merit — you only have to complete the race and gain an official time in the results.

This is of course still no easy feat as you still have to enter and run all the races in the year.

All other rules are the same as for the existing awards, i.e. races must be officially measured accurate distances, and so on.

Please see the Standard Times page for full details of the awards scheme. We hope to get lots of Merit applications for the awards at the end of the year.

(Some of who who have been in the club a while may know the Merit award from years ago — we are now bringing it back.)

Good luck and enjoy your racing in 2018.

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.

Website: http://www.whissendine6ix.org.uk/