HRC Newsletter – 1st June 2019

Dear Clubmates

Now marathon season has concluded (and I have my life back!) I thought it would be an ideal time to catch up on everyone’s fantastic achievements.

Juniors

The juniors took part in an event called Quadkids on 10th May with the second one taking place Friday 14th June. The event comprises a sprint, a 1 lap race, a jump and a throw to earn points. The athletes of the day were Elizabeth Booth and Caelan Saunders who both got a trophy. Well done to both and all who took part.
The Toucan run continues to be really positive event, open to all club members. In addition there are new milestone rewards for those taking part. The juniors are also throwing out a challenge to the seniors at the Nuneaton opens events. See details below in the events for your diary for both events. Senior club member and All Sort support always greatly welcomed.

LRRL

Since the last newsletter we have had a number of Leicestershire Road Running league races including Kibworth 6, Desford 5, Bosworth Half and West End 8. 
We’ve had brilliant performances at the races and larger turnouts than last year. At these races we had the following runners of the day Chris Rawson, Jess Daly, Mike Welch, Aly Wren, Alan Morris and Penny Masser. We’ve also seen the return of the controversial red shorts, is it a major clash or a must have in your race kit? Get yourselves booked on the upcoming races, these are really enjoyable local races with car shares available to get you there.

  Results for the races can be found at: http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/races/lrrl-2019/

Ashby 20

Another big HRC turnout of 21 runners at Ashby 20 this year on 24th March. In the mens race Matt Johnson was our star performer arriving back in 2:07:53. Other stand out performances include Ed Nixon who had a brilliant race setting a new PB. Vince Iliffe also set a new PB taking 21 minutes off his previous 20 mile time.
For the ladies there were stand out performances with the notable Penny Masser achieving another diamond time and Lucy Masser completing the course in a superb 2:49:29.

Marathons and Half Marathons

HRC members were running marathons all over again. In Manchester we had Derek Gordon, Alex Papadopoulos and Vince Iliffe take part and have great races. This was Derek’s first marathon and he completed the 26.2 miles in a super 3:36. Vince took 27 minutes out of his marathon time setting a brilliant new PB.

At Boston we saw Leanne Byard complete the marathon with a new PB, taking 9 minutes of her previous time. At the same event Alexis Wiggins took part in his first half marathon and did really well.

In the big VLM event HRC runners were again a plenty. We had runners supporting charities raising large donations with Richard Pearson, Charlotte Sinclair, Mark Hubbard and Chris Rawson raising significant funds for charity. In the race everyone did extremely well with many of us tracking the runners and cheering them on.

Paris saw Ali Higgins complete yet another marathon with his daughter also running the race. James Brown had his first marathon in Worcester and had a fantastic race, thoroughly deserved from how hard he trained. Elaine Barrett also took on the exceedingly tough Tissington trail Marathon having a superb run.

Then in Liverpool Joe Langham, Richard Hayne and myself took on the full marathon. Richard, from a beginner in All Sorts last year, did really well and completed his first marathon. Of great significance were the number of club members running their first half marathon with a big well done for Louise Rawson, Sarah Dixon, Marc Stringer and Kate Jackson. Excellent runs had by all with the saint like preparations during the weekend no doubt helpful 😉

New Club Record

Marathons aren’t the be all and end all. With that in mind a mention for former Captain Nick Moore who has been in impressive form this year in both league races and cross country where he is usually found near the head of the field in all events. He also set an amazing new club record on the track at Pingles for 1500 metres clocking an incredible 4 mins 51.36.

All Sorts

Graduations of both beginners and intermediates have been completed with a great number now progressing through to big club. The beginners graduated at the Leicester 5k series on 30th May and the intermediates graduating at the Chase the Sun event in Prestwold on 9th May. A massive well done to everyone. All new groups starting on 5th June at Hinckley Leisure Centre with Beginners at 6:30 pm and Intermediates at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming events for the diary

Swithland 6 Sunday 2nd June June 2019
Toucan Run Saturday 8th June 2019 https://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/toucan-run/
Quadkids Friday 14th June 2019
Open Events at Pingles – Wednesday 12th June 2019
Prestwold 10k Sunday 23rd June 2019 https://www.nuneatonharriers.org.uk/open-events
Joy Cann 31st July 2019 – opening soon https://www.evententry.co.uk/joy-cann-5-2019  

Happy running all!

Si Wiggins


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HRC Newsletter – 23rd May 2018

Dear Club,

LRRL Update, HRC Quadrathon, 100 Lap Challenge, New LRRL Rep, Final Newsletter

LRRL Update
On Sunday 13th May was the Bosworth Half which was the 3rd LRRL race of the year. Great to see 19 HRC members taking part in the tough race on a hot day.

The next LRRL races are:

Sun 27th May – Race 4 – Kibworth 6 – Race full
Sun 3rd June – Race 5 – Swithland 6 – Race full (but places can be transferred)
Sun 24th June – Race 6 – Prestwold 10k – Race full (but places can be transferred)

HRC Quadrathon
A special event coming up on Sunday 8th July at the running track at the Pingles, Nuneaton. Think of it as a sports day for the club. The idea is to bring all parts of the club together – all sorts, juniors and the seniors club. A fun day with running, throwing and jumping. To enter see the info here 
Rainbows 100 Lap Challenge
HRC has been invited again to take part in the Rainbows 100 Lap Challenge. This year is is on Sunday July 1 11:00 at Saffron Lane athletics track. We need a team of 20 to collectively run 100 laps as a relay (so 5 laps of 400m each). Entry fee of £5. If you would like to take part please let Céline know or visit the facebook event.
New LRRL Rep
The club’s new LRRL Rep on the committee is Chris Langham. Welcome Chris, and thanks to Sarah Garford who did this role for many years.
Dates for your diary
Sunday 27th May – Kibworth 6 (LRRL Race 4)
Sunday 3rd June – Swithland 6 (LRRL Race 5)
Sunday 24th June – Prestwold 10k (LRRL Race 6)
Sunday 1st July – Running For Rainbows 100 Lap Challenge
Sunday 8th July – HRC Quadrathon
(More dates in our Calendar)

Finally… after 16 editions of this Newsletter, I have decided to make this my last one. I have really enjoyed writing them and I hope you have enjoyed receiving them. (If anyone wants to take it over – let me know.) Thanks and see you around!

-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 9th April 2018

Dear Club,

Swithland 6 Entries, LRRL Update, We Run, Geoff News!

Swithland 6 Entries
Entries for the Swithland 6 will open 8:30pm tomorrow night (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 2018 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

LRRL Update
Sunday 25th March was a fabulous day out for the club at the Desford 5. We had 31 runners in the race and there were many others out support around the course and taking photos. The next league races coming up are:
13th May – Race 3 – Bosworth Half – Entries Open
27th May – Race 4 – Kibworth 6 – Race is full but places can be swapped, so ask around the club
3rd June – Race 5 – Swithland 6 – Entries open tomorrow night (see above)

#WeRunLE10
Friday 6th April saw the first “#WeRunLE10” event in Hinckley. This is a 5 mile social run starting in Castle Street, Hinckley on the first Friday of every month at 6:30pm. It is free and open to all by registering at we-run.org.uk. There are pacers with groups of 8-9, 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 minute miles. This is not an HRC event, but was organised by our Emma and lots of HRC members took part in the first one. Next one is 4th May.

Geoff’s Track Marathon
More amazing stuff from Geoff! On 11th March, Geoff Oliver competed in the Barry Marathon Track Race consisting 105 laps of a 400m track. Our 84 year old club president completed the race in a time of 4:55:37. With the spring marathon season right on us, good luck to everyone in the club doing a marathon or big race in the next few weeks, all that hard training over the winter will pay off!

Dates for your diary
Sunday 22nd April – London Marathon
Sunday 29th April – Livingston Relays, 10:30am Braunstone Park
Sunday 13th May – Bosworth Half (LRRL Race 3)
Sunday 27th May – Kibworth 6 (LRRL Race 4)
Sunday 3rd June – Swithland 6 (LRRL Race 5)
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next time,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 22nd March 2018

Dear Club,

This week: XC & LRRL Updates, Livingston Relays, Social Night

Cross Country Update
The winter XC season has come to a close with the final Derby Runner League race at Bosworth Battlefield which our club hosted. A great day for all the club running, marshalling etc. and welcoming the other clubs to our event. Full teams again for the last two races of the season meant that we maintained out places in the top division of each league (men, ladies and mixed) and avoided the relegation drop and it was great to see so many new members taking part in their first XC this season. Bosworth Results

LRRL Update
The road league is now also underway and the first race was the Stilton 7 in Feb – Stilton Results
The next league race is the Desford 5 this Sunday for which we have got 36 names from the club entered, which is fantastic, and many new members doing their first race.
Car share for Desford 5: Meet from 9am at the old leisure centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Lane LE10 0BU) for setting off by 9:15. There is also a group going to cycle over setting off from the same place at 9.

Kibworth 6 Rescheduled
The Kibworth 6 LRRL race, which was cancelled due to the bad weather, has now been rescheduled for Sunday 27th May. Existing entries remain valid for the race. If you can no longer run, you can transfer your place to someone else: Link to transfer place

Livingston Relays
On 29th April in Braunstone Park, Leicester — the Livingston Relays was great fun last year and we would like to do it again. This is team relays of 3 miles per person (mens teams of 4, women’s teams of 3, and U15 teams too). Please let Céline know if you are would like to run a 3 mile leg so we know how many teams to enter.

Social Drinks
Sunday 1st April – Social night in Hinckley. No running or fancy dress needed, the purpose of this night is just to get together for a drink. Starting in Tarro Lounge 7:30pm and going with the flow. All welcome.

Dates for your diary
Sunday, 25th March – LRRL Desford 5, 10:30am
Sunday 1st April – Social Drinks 7:30pm Tarro Lounge
Sunday, 22nd April – London Marathon
Sunday, 29th April – Livingston Relays, 10:30am Braunstone Park
(More dates in our Calendar)

Till next time,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 28th February 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Kibworth Cancelled, XC Update, Individuals Results, Merit Award, Desford 5 Entries

Kibworth 6 Cancelled
The Kibworth 6 league race, which was scheduled for this Sunday 4th March, has been cancelled by the venue due to safety concerns in the bad weather. We had 24 members entered. There is a possibility that the host club may be able to reschedule it and so we await news.

XC Races Update
The most recent XC race at Grace Dieu was really nice club outing, with many new faces doing their first cross country, as well as particularly good cake – Results. The next and final race is our race at Bosworth Battlefield on 11th March – requests have gone out for help with course setup, marshalling car parking etc. and we will of course need as many as we can to run the race!

XC League Individuals Results
This season the Derby Runner League individuals tables are based on the best four results from the first five races (the last race counts only for the team competition). 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 Female
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 of the XC races this year.

Merit Award
For 2018 the club is introducing a new level of Standard Times award, in addition to the existing Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze. 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. The idea of the Merit is to open up the awards night to more people and we hope to get lots of Merit applications for the awards at the end of the year. Full info

Desford 5 Entries
The Desford 5 race is scheduled for Sun 25th March and entries open 8:30pm tomorrow – Thursday 1st March – at the following link: https://www.evententry.co.uk/desford-5 The race is only £6 and is 5 miles on quiet country roads, a great course. 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.  These races usually sell out quickly so make sure to get an entry if you want to take part.

Dates for your diary
Sunday, 11th March – Derby Runner XC @ Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley’s race & the last of the season)
Sunday, 25th March – LRRL Desford 5 – Entries open Thurs 1st March at 8:30pm
(More dates in our Calendar) Till next time,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter – 7th February 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Award Winners, LRRL Update, Grace Dieu XC

Presentation Evening Award Winners
We had a great evening at the presentation night on Saturday. Congratulations to all the awardees, thanks to all who came, and thanks to those whose hard work went to put together the event. Here is a list of the award winners:

Runners of the Year – Chris Langham and Penny Masser
Chairman’s Award – Jenny Green
Coaches’ Award – Phil Chisnall
Beginner of the Year – Nicola Williamson
President’s Shield – Men – Winner: Chris Langham, Runner-up: Geoff Oliver, 3rd: Harry Langham
President’s Shield – Women – Winner: Kate Perkins, Runner-up: Liz Aspden-Mansfield, 3rd: Céline Guéry
100% Award – Chris Langham, Kate Perkins, Liz-Aspden Mansfield
Bronze Award – Andrea Earley, Charlotte Sinclair, Liz Aspden-Mansfield, Emma Thompson, Harry Langham, Jonathan Strong, Lucy Masser, Matt Knight, Nicola Dutton, Odette Foxall, Will Pither
Bronze Distinction Award – Jenny Green, Rolf Hoelmer
Silver Award – Diane Wildbur, Erica Fisher, Ian Sylvester, Jenny Green, Jude McSharry, Kerry Wittering, Nick Moore, Stephen Penney
Silver Distinction Award – Chris Langham, Céline Guéry, Leanne Byard
Gold Award – Chris Langham, Kate Perkins, Rob Pratt, Simon Earley
Gold Distinction Award – Penny Masser

LRRL Races Update
The winter league races are proving as popular as ever and entries for both Stilton 7 and Kibworth 6 have been and gone and both races sold out quickly. I hope everyone got a place who wanted one. I didn’t get a chance to get everything into the newsletter as I was on holiday while it was all going on. Keep an eye on the HRC website & Facebook Group for announcements of further race entries opening.

Next XC Race
The next Derby Runner cross country is on Sun 18th Feb at Grace Dieu Manor School. This is a fun one with a few river crossings per lap 🙂 More info to follow.

Dates for your diary
Saturday, 10th Feb – Cross Country Taster Session, 2pm Burbage Common
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 time,
-Nick

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HRC Newsletter #11 – 24th January 2018

Dear Club,

This week: Stilton 7 Entries, XC Taster Session, Allestree Results, Presentation Evening

Stilton 7 Entries
The first road race in the LRRL season, the Stilton 7, will take place on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 10.30am. It event will be open for online entries at 8.30pm on Thursday 1st February at the following link: Stilton 7 Entry

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. This will be at Burbage Common near the visitor centre, 2pm on Saturday 10th Feb. 3 miles maximum, with opportunity to shorten. Pace will suit ability of people present. Off road shoes or spikes would be most suitable. (Experienced XC runners also welcome to join in and/or lend shoes!) More info from Kate Perkins or on the Facebook group posts.

Allestree XC Results
The Allestree XC race was notable for having taken place in the snow! 9 of us made it out and the results are up now. Cakes & coffee in the club tent were especially appreciated with the snow falling around us.

Presentation Evening
Another advert for the presentation evening on Sat 3rd Feb, 7:30pm at Green Towers. This will be a celebration of the achievements of members in 2017. Awards will be given out including Standard Times awards, Chairman’s Award, Coaches Award, Beginner of the Year and Runner of the Year. There will also be a buffet and quiz. Please let Odette know if you are coming so we can get numbers for food – Tickets £5.

Dates for your diary
Wednesday, 31st Jan – Membership renewal deadline
Saturday, 3rd Feb – Presentation Evening 7:30pm at Green Towers – tickets £5 from Odette
Saturday, 10th Feb – Cross Country Taster Session, 2pm Burbage Common
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 time,
-Nick

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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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