What a fantastic race to be part of, my first in the snow for sure. A smaller than usual team with 9 hardy cross country lovers from Hinckley taking part. The ladies team of 4 came 7th in Div 1. Unfortunately since we only had 5 men the men’s and mixed teams did not score 😥. (A mens team requires 8 finishers and a mixed team requires 7 men and 3 women.) All the same a great race enjoyed by all.
Our thanks to the marshals photographers and supporters standing out n the cold while we who were running at least got to stay warm.
Action photo from the juniors race (thanks Steve Wrightam) and seniors team photo from after today’s Allestree Park XC 🙂❄️☃️
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).
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.
Pre-race team photo from today’s XC at Holly Hayes, photo by Chris Langham. Men’s race winner Mr Simon Birch of Hinckley RC! (Not on photo, having a warm up probably 🙂)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our fabulous club president Geoff Oliver is in the Hinckley Times this week.
Tonight’s training session was broadcast live on the BBC! Sadly not a piece about our excellent club but a story about the rise of 999 calls at Halloween.
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.
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.
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!