Standard Times 2017 🏅

It’s time to apply for this year’s Standard Times awards.

Full information, times, and rules: Standard Times

APPLICATION FORM: Standard-Times-Form-2017.xlsx

To apply, download and fill in the form, and email it to

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 presentation night and also for a “year book”.

If you are applying for 2 awards, please only send one form.

DEADLINE: Midnight on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018. No exceptions. (Early entries encouraged!)

If you don’t get a reply to your email within 5 days, please contact Nick Moore or Céline Guery in case it was not received.

Prestwold Hall XC Results

It was a lovely sunny morning out at Prestwold Hall on Sunday. 25 senior club members braved the approx 6½ mile course, including 3 new members running their first race in a Hinckley vest, and 13 of our juniors ran in the 1 and 2 mile races.

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 2 – Prestwold Hall – 12th November 2017
Seniors ResultsTeam Tables – Juniors Results

Our thanks to Wreake and Soar Valley AC for putting on the race, especially at such short notice. Next race is Holly Hayes Woods on the 26th Nov.

Prestwold XC Team Photo by Richard Guest
High fives from Penny and Biscuit. Photo R Guest.
Catering facilities at the HRC luxury tent.

XC Report 2017 for HRC AGM

Firstly, a big thank you and well done to everyone who has raced, supported or helped out at any of
the XC races. The HRC hosted race at the Bosworth Battlefield Center which was a huge success,
the course layout, the mud and marshals all received lots of positive feedback.

2017/2018 Season stats compared to last season:
Holly Hayes Woods 30/10/2016
14 men (up 3), 12 ladies (same)
Men 5 th (up 1) League 1, Ladies 1st (up 2) League 2, Team 5th (same) League 1

Markfield 13/11/2016
16 men (same), 10 ladies (up 2)
Men 6 th (down 1), Ladies 1st (up 2), Team 6th (down 4)

Bradgate Park 11/12/2016
11 men (down 5), 10 ladies (up 2)
Men 9th (down 4), Ladies 2nd (up 3), Team 9th (down 4)

Sinai Park 15/01/2017
10 men (up 2), 4 ladies (down 1)
Men 8th, Ladies 3rd, Team 8th

Bagworth Heath 29/01/2017
14 men (up 4), 5 ladies (down 1)
Men 4 th , Ladies 1 st , Team 4th

Allestree Park 19/02/2017
6 men (down 6), 4 ladies (down 1)
Man no score, Ladies 2 nd , Team 10 th

Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley) 05/03/2017
9 men (up 1), 5 ladies (same)
Men 4 th (up 3), Ladies 1 st (up 1), Team 3 rd (up 2)

End of season positions:
Team 7 th in League 1 (down 2)
Men 7 th in League 1 (same)
Ladies 1 st in League 2 (up 1 and now promoted to League 1 for the 2017/2018 season)

Individual achievements:
100% finishers of all the XC races:
Ben Harding
Joe Langham
Bethan Padbury

Ben Harding 1st Overall and VM40
Bethan Padbury 2nd U20F
Harry Langham 2nd U20M
Becca Gould 3 rd senior lady
Kate Perkins 5 th senior lady

The junior section had an excellent year with 10 members achieving final placings. Juniors coach
Shawn Wilebore said: “3 podium finishes, and two in 4th place, I’ve never seen so many of our
runners finish in the top 6, very well done juniors.”

Great to see so many different members taking part. If we can get a similar or even better turnout
this season that would be fantastic. Also, some brilliant individual achievements as well as team

County Championships:
Ben Harding was 6 th in the men’s masters
Simon Birch was 20 th in the senior men’s
Ben Masser and Harry Langham were 7 th and 9 th in U20 men
Michelle Fowler was 21 st in Masters ladies
Becca Gould and Kate Perkins 11 th and 12 th in senior ladies
Bethan Padbury was 9th in the Under 17 women

If as many of the club can keep Sunday 11 th March 2018 free please to either help out or run the
HRC XC at Bosworth Battlefield.

County XC Championships 2018

From the LRAA:

Entries are now open for the Leicestershire & Rutland County Cross Country Championships. These will be held at Rotherby Farm, Gaddesby Lane, Rotherby on Saturday 6th January 2018.

Online entries (open until 2nd January)

More information: Information Sheet (PDF)

Sadly not as convenient for us as the last two years when it was held a Burbage Common!

This is a traditional cross country event in its 92nd year. There are 8 races on the day divided by male/female and age categories U13, U15, U17, Junior(U20)/Senior/Masters(35+). Those over 35 have the option of entering in either the Senior or Masters category. It is an individual choice but we are recommending to enter as Senior for team purposes.

To enter this race you must have a current England Athletics registration, and you must be either born in Leicestershire or have lived there for 9 months.

Start line @ County XC Champs, Burbage Common, Jan 2017. Photo by Nick Moore.

Derby Runner XC – Race 3 Information

Here’s the info from Hermitage Harriers for the race at Holly Hayes Woods on Sunday 26th Nov:

Holly-Hayes-Woods-XC-Details-2017.pdf (click to view PDF)

Note £4 for adults and and £1 for juniors. We will arrange a car share as usual – look out for info. All HRC members are welcome encouraged to take part – a club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet. 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. Hope to see a big load of you there 😀

Start line @ Holly Hayes October 2016. Photo by Nick Moore.

University of Leicester Relays

University of Leicester Relays is a fun looking event coming up on Sat 25th November:

The UOLRAC Relays are an annual event that takes place in Victoria Park, Leicester every November with teams competing in 3km relay races! The event is open to everyone whether you’re in a club or just a group of friends, get a team together and join in! (You just have to be over 16 to take part)

It looks like quite a few members are planning to do it. (Club members can comment on the post in the Facebook group to coordinate teams – or just let me know.)

Derby Runner XC – Race 2 Information

Here is the information received from Wreake & Soar Valley AC for the race this Sunday, 12th November at Prestwold Hall:

DERBY-RUNNER-LEAGUE-Notes-Prestwold-2017.pdf (click to view PDF)

This race is £5 for adults and £1.50 for juniors. Juniors race starts 10:20am and adults race starts 11:02am, described as “good running with some surprises to test the hardy”.

All members are welcome and encouraged to take part, it doesn’t matter how slow you think you are or if you haven’t done one before! You will need some trail shoes (or spikes) because it is likely to be very muddy. A HRC vest will also be needed and these are available for £15.

Remember there is no need to book a place in these races – they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of the club. England Athletics affiliation is not needed to race in Derby Runner league.

Car Share: Unlike most venues, there is plenty of parking for this one, but we will do a car share anyway — meet at the usual place (old leisure centre car park, Trinity Vicarage Lane) at 9:00am to depart 9:15.

Car Share for Prestwold Hall XC

For the next XC Race on 12th November, we haven’t had the full details yet but we know the races will be at the usual times (11.02am seniors, 10.20am juniors) and that the price for this race will be £5 for seniors and £1.50 for juniors (please note: not the usual price). Pay on the day as usual, no need to pre-register and it is open to all members of the club.

For car share, we will meet at the old Leisure Centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road, LE10 0BU) from 9:00am, to leave at 9:15am.

We will have hot water again so don’t forget to bring a mug or what have you 🙂

Bagworth XC Results

28 senior club members and 21 juniors ran in the first Derby Runner Cross Country League fixture at Bagworth Heath on 22nd October, with several members doing their first race with the club.

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 1 – Bagworth Heath – 22nd October 2017
Seniors ResultsTeam Tables – Juniors Results

The ladies team did particularly well finishing 2nd out of 25 teams, the men came a respectable 11th (7th in div 1) and combined team 9th (6th in div 1). I am also told the cakes Jenny and Kirsty brought were very good, and that our new hot drink facility provided welcome fortification against the high winds.

Juniors race at Bagworth Heath October 2017. Photo by Steve Wrightam.

We have raised a query about the league tables as Hinckley ladies team are showing in division two despite winning the division last season. (Edit: Confirmed Edit 2: final tables now updated above) We also understand the juniors results may currently be incomplete due to some problems with duplicated/missing numbers.

The next XC league race is at Prestwold Hall on Sun 12th November – details to follow when available.

Bagworth XC Update

XC update from Céline:

The official results haven’t been published yet but I managed to get the team results from another club member who went to the results afterwards and here they are:

Men came 11th out of 25 men teams 👏👏
Ladies came 2nd out of 25 ladies teams 👏👏
Mixed team came 9 out of 24 teams 👏👏

Well done everyone! Hopefully the full results will be available soon!

Rich at the start of the Bagworth Heath XC race. Photo by Chris Langham.