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,
-Nick

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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: http://www.bosworthhalf.com/

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
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 13th December 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Pies Postponed, All Sorts, Juniors Info, Christmas Break, Boxing Day Run

Mince Pie Night Postponed
Due to the bad weather, the Mince Pie Night has been postponed by a week and will now be on Tuesday 19th.

All Sorts Starting January
Hinckley All Sorts beginners and intermediates running group is starting a “new term” on Wednesday 3rd January. This is suitable for all abilities including absolute beginners. Beginners 6:30pm, Intermediates 7:30pm meeting every Wednesday at Hinckley Leisure Centre. Please share! More Info

Juniors Training Times
Hinckley Running Club Juniors, for children aged 7 – 15, is currently meeting every Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm for indoor training at Green Towers in Hinckley. Juniors can attend their first three sessions without joining, then £27.50 per year. Session cost of £1.50 to pay for hall hire. (No session on 27th Dec and 3rd Jan.) More Info

Christmas Break
There will be no club training nights on Tuesday 26th or Thursday 28th Dec. Back to normal on Tuesday 2nd January.

Bradgate Park Boxing Day Run
As is tradition, club members will be meeting for an off road social run on Boxing Day at Bradgate Park. There will be groups of different abilities with routes of 60 to 90 minutes. Meet at Newtown Linford car park at 9.45 to depart at 10am. More Info

Dates for your diary
Tuesday 19th Dec – Mince Pie Night
Friday 22nd Dec – Christmas Pub Run
Tuesday 26th Dec – Boxing Day Run
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – Deadline to apply for Standard Times
Saturday 6th Jan – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
Sunday 21st Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Allestree Park
(More dates in our Calendar)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Till 2018,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 6th December 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Bradgate XC, Christmas Pub Run, Committee News, National XC

Bradgate Park XC
The next cross country league race is this Sunday at Bradgate Park. About 5½ miles with a new route for this year. Come and run or support! Race Info
Car share – Meet at Trinity Vicarage Lane car park 9am for 9:15 depart.

Christmas Pub Run
Friday night 22nd December will be a Christmas Pub Run. This is a social night with a bit of running thrown in. Meeting outside The Railway pub at 6.45 to start the run at 7pm, there will be a pub stop about every every mile. Festive outfits optional! More info

Committee News
Emma Thompson has joined the committee in the Publicity role. We are still in need of a LRRL Rep — if you are interested, please speak to Sarah Garford, Andy Lauder or Paul Clayton.

National Cross Country
The National XC is at Parliament Hill on Saturday, 24th Feb. We currently have a small contingent going and you would like to be added to the club entry let me (Nick Moore) know. More info

Dates for your diary
Sunday 10th Dec – Derby Runner XC @ Bradgate Park
Tuesday 12th Dec – Mince Pie Night
Friday 22nd Dec – Christmas Pub Run
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – Deadline to apply for Standard Times
Saturday 6th Jan – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
Sunday 18th Jan – Derby Runner XC @ Grace Dieu Manor School
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next week,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 29th November 2017

Dear Club,

This week: XC Update, Mince Pie Night, VW65-69 Standard Times

XC Results & Next Race
Results from this past weekend’s XC race at Holly Hayes Woods are out: View Results
The next XC league race is Bradgate Park on 10th December – more information when we get it.

Mince Pie Night
Our “Mince Pie Night” will be on Tuesday 12th December after normal training. This is an annual tradition of an informal festive gathering, and this year is being kindly hosted by Liz Aspden-Mansfield. Contributions of food and drink are welcome and can be dropped round at Liz’s beforehand.

VW65-69 Standard Times Update 
Standard Times for Vet Women 65-69 have been updated to correct some discrepancies. The new times are available to view on the Standard Times page.
And just a reminder you can now apply for your 2017 award – closing date 2nd Jan.

Dates for your diary
Sunday 10th Dec – Derby Runner XC @ Bradgate Park
Tuesday 12th Dec – Mince Pie Night
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – Deadline to apply for Standard Times
Saturday 6th Jan – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next week,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 22nd November 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Standard Times, New Committee, Holly Hayes XC

Standard Times Awards 2017
Applications are open for this year’s Standard Times awards. The deadline for sending your forms in is 2nd Jan 2018. Apply for Standard Times

Holly Hayes Woods XC
The 3rd XC league race is this coming Sunday at Holly Hayes Woods – all club members are invited to run, support and/or bring cakes. Race Info
Car Share – meet at Trinity Vicarage Road car park 9am to leave by 9:15.

New Committee for 2018
As announced by Paul after the AGM last week, the committee is now as follows:
Geoff Oliver – President
Andy Lauder – Chairman
Paul Clayton – Hon. Secretary
Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield* – Assistant Secretary
Odette Foxall – Treasurer
Kirsty Pollard* – Membership Secretary
Andrea Earley – Vice-Chair
Leanne Byard* – Club Development
Kate Perkins* – XC Rep
Sarah Garford** – LRRL Rep
Jenny Green – Coaching Co-ordinator and Ladies Captain
Céline Guéry – Ladies Captain
Richard Guest – Mens Captain
Nick Moore – Mens Captain
* = New member or changed role
** Sarah is stepping down from the LRRL Rep role but has agreed to continue until a replacement is found — please enquire if you are interested.
Stepping down from the committee after many years of service are Sarah Garford, Jonathan Strong and Helen Wilebore.

Dates for your diary
Sunday 26th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Holly Hayes Woods
Sunday 10th Dec – Derby Runner XC @ Bradgate Park
Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 – Deadline to apply for Standard Times
Saturday 6th Jan – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next week,

-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 15th November 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Prestwold Results, Holly Hayes, County XC, Leicester Uni Relays, Far-Flung Runners

Prestwold Hall XC Results
The result from Sunday’s cross country are out, hot off the press! View Results

Holly Hayes Woods XC
The next XC league race is on Sunday 26th November at Holly Hayes Woods, near Coalville. View Details

County XC Championships
Entries are now open for the Leicestershire & Rutland County Cross Country Championships. This will be at Rotherby Farm on Saturday 6th January 2018. View Details

University of Leicester 3km Relays
The University of Leicester Relays takes place in Victoria Park, Leicester on Saturday November 25th. Teams of 3 or 4 competing in 3km road relay races around the park. Looks like a fun event and we are getting a few teams together – comment on the FB post or let me (Nick) know if you are interested in joining a club team and I will try and coordinate.

Dates for your diary
Saturday 25th Nov – Leicester Uni 3km Relays @ Victoria Park Leicester
Sunday 26th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Holly Hayes Woods
Sunday 10th Dec – Derby Runner XC @ Bradgate Park
Saturday 6th Jan 2018 – County Cross Country Champs @ Rotherby Farm
(More dates in our Calendar)

Finally, in reply to Will, Andy Lauder writes:

In response to where is the furthest abroad HRC have run – well in club records under Weird and Wonderful we have this:

Furthest North Sarah McSharry and Leanne Byard – Stockholm Half – 59.3 degrees North – 2012
Furthest South Bob McCall – 14K City to Surf – Sydney 33 degrees South – 1985
Furthest East Rolf Hoelmer – Fingal Bay parkrun – New South Wales 152.1 degrees East – 2015
Furthest West Richard Whitelegg, Simon and Andrea Earley – Chicago Marathon & 10K – 87 degrees West – 2001, 2011

Thanks, Andy!

Till next week,
-Nick
P.S. AGM news to follow in due course.

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HRC Newsletter – 8th November 2017

Dear Club,

This week: Prestwold Hall XC, AGM, HRC in the News

Prestwold Hall XC
The next Derby Runner XC race is this Sunday at Prestwold Hall. It promises “good running with some surprises to test the hardy”. Race info here
Car Share – meet at Trinity Vicarage Road car park 9am to leave by 9:15

AGM Reminder
Just a reminder the AGM is Tuesday 8pm at the Plough. And there will be free food. All club members are invited and full information has been emailed out to all members by Paul.

HRC in the News
Not only was our training night covered live on BBC news (accidentally), but also Geoff Oliver was featured in an article in the Hinckley Times (thanks to our publicity officer Kirsty).

Dates for your diary
This Sunday (12th Nov) – Derby Runner XC @ Prestwold Hall
Tuesday 14th Nov – AGM – 8pm at the New Plough Inn
Sunday 26th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Holly Hayes Woods
Sunday 10th Dec – Derby Runner XC @ Bradgate Park
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next week
-Nick
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HRC Newsletter – 31st October 2017

Dear Club,

As promised here is issue #2 of the newsletter. This week: XC Results, Injury Prevention w/ Rebecca, Halloween Run, Race Entries, Letters to the Editor?

XC Results
There was a great turn out in the first XC league race on 22nd October – 28 adults and 21 juniors. I am also told the cakes Jenny and Kirsty brought were very good. View the XC Results.

Next race is 12th November at Prestwold Hall – we haven’t had the full details through yet but we will arrange a car share as usual.

Conditioning & Injury Prevention Session with Rebecca
Rebecca will be doing another conditioning/injury prevention session next week. This will be on Tuesday 7th November after normal training, in the downstairs room of the Leisure Centre. It will focus on hips and knees and the muscles in between, with some drills too. Please bring your foam roller if you have one – this can be stored in the lockers (£1 operated) during training.

Halloween Run
Friday’s Halloween pub run was a big success with more than 40 from both the club and the All Sorts coming out to frighten the town in some fantastic costumes. Here are some photos from the night.

Race Entries
Entries for a couple of popular races are coming up:
Belvoir Challenge (Sat 24th Feb) is opening midnight tonight
Charnwood Hills Race (Sun 4th Feb) is opening 8pm Wed 8th Nov. (This one sells out very fast.)

Dates for your diary
Friday 3rd Nov – Deadline to order a club hoodie
Tuesday 7th Nov – Conditioning/Injury Prevention session with Rebecca – 7:45pm after training
Sunday 12th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Prestwold Hall
Tuesday 14th Nov – AGM – 8pm at the New Plough Inn
Sunday 26th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Holly Hayes Woods

That’s the news bit done. But what’s this? I have received some reader correspondence!

Will Pither writes:

Frankfurt Marathon is a Lauf!

As I sit in the airport waiting for my delayed flight home, I thought that I would pen a few words about my trip to Frankfurt.  A couple of things stood out that made me want to choose the race.  Firstly the timing of the race was late enough in the calendar that I could train through the summer.  Secondly, it is relatively flat (elevation gain was 289 ft) and is targeted as a fast course. Thirdly, which is arguably the best bit the race finished with last 100m in Frankfurt’s Festival Hall.

The 2017 race had 8,773 runners and was well organised.  There were plenty of aid stations with the latter ones having gels and bananas.  They had laid on several runs, one was a relay which was quite disconcerting as you suddenly had a speedy runner screaming past you.

Clearly my thoughts on Germans as reserved is totally wrong, the word for Run is Lauf and everyone seemed up for it.  In the starting pen I was surrounded by Greek runners who were amazing.  Then further round I encountered a Norwegian support crew, with my favourite sign of the day ”Run like you stole something”…tried that for a bit but couldn’t keep it up.

It made me wonder where are the furthest races that a Hinckley top had been to…

I should add that it was Will’s second marathon and he finished in a PB time of 3:57:11.

Till next week

-Nick
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HRC Newsletter – 25th October 2017

Dear all, this is the first edition of a new weekly newsletter for the club. The idea is to have a short roundup of brief news for HRC members. I hope you find it useful. If you would like to receive this newsletter as an email each week, subscribe here.

This week: ​LRRL Dates 2018, HRC AGM 2017, XC Venue Change, Club Hoodies!

LRRL Dates 2018
These are the 2018 dates for the Leicestershire Road Running League, as agreed at the LRRL delegates’ meeting on Monday night.

Winter League
February date, to be confirmed – Stilton 7 (organised by Stilton Striders)
Sun 4 March – Kibworth 6 (Fleckney & Kibworth)
Sun 25 March – Desford 5 (Desford Striders)

Summer League
Sun 13 May – Bosworth Half Marathon (Desford Striders)
Sun 3 June – Swithland 6 (Birstall RC)
Sun 24 June – Prestwold 10k (Barrow Runners)
Sun 8 July – Hungarton 7 (Wreake Runners)
Wed 1 August – Joy Cann 5 (Huncote Harriers)
Sun 12 August – Carl Rutt 10k (Hermitage Harriers)
Sun 2 Sepember – John Fraser 10 (Wigston Phoenix)

HRC AGM 2017
Paul has sent out an email to all members about the club’s Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 14th November 2017, 8pm at The New Plough Inn – please check your inboxes for the full info.

XC Venue Change
Due to problems with the Markfield venue, the Derby Runner cross country race scheduled for 12th November will change venue to Prestwold Hall. More info to follow when available.

Club Hoodies
Penny will be placing an order for club hoodies in November. This will be the last order placed with our supplier before Christmas so could anyone who would like to order a hoodie please complete the order form and forward this, together with the necessary payment to Penny Masser by Friday 3rd November to ensure delivery by Christmas. Prices include initials or name (up to 6 letters) printed under the club logo on the front of the garment.

Dates for your diary
Friday 27th Oct  – Halloween Pub Run
Sunday 12th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Prestwold Hall
Tuesday 14th Nov – AGM – 8pm at the New Plough Inn
Sunday 26th Nov – Derby Runner XC @ Holly Hayes Woods

More next week
-Nick