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.
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.
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 😀
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.
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.
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 across 4 miles and 5 pubs in some fantastic costumes. Here are a few of the photos from the night.
In honour of the Derby Runner cross country season starting this weekend, and with it being the club’s 30th anniversary — here’s a look back to how cross country was done 23 years ago. Apart from the hairstyles, not much has changed really. Scan provided by Penny Masser.
Continuing the photo posts, I thought I’d do an occasional “photo review” post looking back over the year to highlight all the different aspects of the club for visitors to the site.
This great action shot from August shows an HRC Juniors athlete crossing the finish line in a 100m race at a Charnwood AC open event at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, Loughborough. For more about the junior section of the club, go to the Juniors page. Photo by Athletic.Photography.
Great pic from tonight’s All Sorts intermediates session — a hill practice session on Castle Street. For more info about the All Sorts, see the Beginners page on the site. Thanks Dave Steer for the photo.