As a “photo of the week” (well it got lots of likes on Facebook) this shows Gayle handing over to Rich at the Leicester Uni Relays on Sunday. Each leg was a 3km lap of Victoria Park. We had 3 mixed teams of 3 take part plus a couple of stragglers from HRC who took part in their Uni teams (results).

Holly Hayes XC Results

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 3 – Holly Hayes Woods – 26th November 2017
Seniors ResultsTeam TablesJuniors Results

Edit: Juniors results added. Edit 2: v2 Results Uploaded (now with added Simon)

We had another really enjoyable XC race on Sunday. 22 HRC seniors finished the race and 21 finished, with Steve P unfortunately wounded after slipping on a nasty rock and ending up with 6 stitches to the knee. He got rapid attention from the marshals & medics and several nearby runners from other clubs gave up their race to stop and help him — thank you to all who helped.

Simon Birch came a brilliant 2nd in the men’s race (adjusted down from an initial 1st as the true winner Nathaniel Walker had been misdirected). Also there was no men’s disc 328 handed out so anybody after this position will find themselves moved up 1 place.

It was also a triumph of cakes with contributions from Steve, Greg, Megan and Richard.

Thanks to Hermitage Harriers who put on this event. I will finish with few pictures below.

The top 3 finishers had a real battle in this race. Photo by Stephen Lee (click photo to link to Stephen’s JustGiving page)

Read moreHolly Hayes XC Results

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.

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 😀

Edit: Car Share

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

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.

Cross Country 1994

Hinckley Times photo 1994

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.

Finish Line

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.