Derby Runner XC – Race 6 (Bosworth Battlefield) Information

Here is the race info for the upcoming XC race at Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Center on Sunday 11th March:

https://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DERBY-RUNNER-XC-Hinckley-2018.pdf (PDF)

This is the last race of the 2017/18 season and is hosted by Hinckley Running Club. League prizes will be give out after the race at the Plough Inn, Hinckley. Full details in the PDF.

Derby Runner XC Individuals Results 2017/18

The 2017/18 Derby Runner XC League is almost at a close, with one race to go. The individuals results have been sent out and here they are: Individual tables (xls)

This season the individuals tables are based on the best four results from the first five races. Here are the Hinckley runners who have achieved placings in the results:

Men
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

Women
Kate Perkins – 64 pts – 11th Senior Femals
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 amount of the XC races this year.

Derby Runner XC – Race 5 (Grace Dieu) Information

Here is the info from Shepshed RC for the next XC on 18th Feb:

Grace Dieu Race Info PDF

Parking is in the school grounds. The seniors fee is £4 and juniors £1.50.

Remember 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. The more the merrier! Club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet.

Car Share – Usual spot (Trinity Vicarage car park – LE10 0BU) from 9am to depart 9:15

Categories XC

Allestree XC Results

RESULTS Derby Runner XC League – Race 4 – Allestree Park – 21st January 2017=8
Seniors ResultsTeam Tables – Note: No juniors results available as the results sheets disintegrated in the snow.

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.

HRC Runners at Allestree XC – photos by Vickie Hallam.

 

Allestree XC 2017 – photo by Vickie Hallam.

Derby Runner XC – Race 4 (Allestree Park) Information

Derwent Runners have sent us the info for the next Derby runner league race:

Allestree-XC-Race-2018.pdf (PDF)

Please note the important parking restrictions and the necessity for car sharing if using the race car park. The seniors fee is £3 and juniors £1.

Remember 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. The more the merrier! Club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet.

CAR SHARE from Hinckley: Meet at Trinity Vicarage Lane carpark (LE10 0BU) form 8:45am to leave by 9.

National Cross Country

The 2018 ECCA Saucony National Cross Country Championships will be at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath on Saturday 24th February.

Last year a few of us did this when it was in Nottingham and it was a really good day. It was my first time doing the National and I would say it was quite an experience and would recommend anyone to try it at least once. It’s a bit like the County XC but on a MASSIVE scale with runners from clubs from the entire country taking part. The start line is about half a mile wide. It is a historic event going back to 1876 and has been won by such names as Paula Radcliffe.

The senior women’s race is 8km (at 2:20pm) and the senior mens is 12km (at 3pm) and there are juniors races all day too. It is open to ANYONE in the club to enter there is no need to be super fast or anything. But you do need to be EA registered.

I am putting together a list for the club entry (they like entries to be done as a block if possible) so let me (Nick Moore) know if you are interested. The price is £8. It is about 1hr 45m drive from Hinckley and the idea is that when we know who is going we can together and travel down as a group, we can take the tent etc.

More info: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/

A snap from last year’s National

Derby Runner XC – Race 4 Information

Roadhoggs have sent us the information for the upcoming race at Bradgate Park on Sunday 10th December:

Roadhoggs Bradgate xc 101217 club pack (PDF)

Please note the important restrictions on parking and the necessity for car sharing if using the race car park – we will organise a car share as usual. The seniors fee is £4. Also of particular note is the brand new route which is different from the previous years!

Remember 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. The more the merrier! Club vest is available for £15 if you don’t have one yet.

Photo from the Bradgate Park XC in 2016 – by Stephen Lee.
The new course for 2017

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

Car Share for Holly Hayes XC

For Sunday’s race, if you would like to join to the car share please come to the Trinity Vicarage Road car park (LE10 0BU) 9am to leave by 9:15.

The race is £4 for seniors and £1 for juniors. Pay on the day as usual, no need to pre-register and it is open to all members of the club! Even if you can’r race why not come and support, take photos etc. Don’t forget to bring a mug if you would like to relax with a hot drink after the race 🙂