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 🙂

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.

Derby Runner XC – Race 2 Information

Here is the information received from Wreake & Soar Valley AC for the race this Sunday, 12th November at Prestwold Hall:

DERBY-RUNNER-LEAGUE-Notes-Prestwold-2017.pdf (click to view PDF)

This race is £5 for adults and £1.50 for juniors. Juniors race starts 10:20am and adults race starts 11:02am, described as “good running with some surprises to test the hardy”.

All members are welcome and encouraged to take part, it doesn’t matter how slow you think you are or if you haven’t done one before! You will need some trail shoes (or spikes) because it is likely to be very muddy. A HRC vest will also be needed and these are available for £15.

Remember there is no need to book a place in these races – they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of the club. England Athletics affiliation is not needed to race in Derby Runner league.

Car Share: Unlike most venues, there is plenty of parking for this one, but we will do a car share anyway — meet at the usual place (old leisure centre car park, Trinity Vicarage Lane) at 9:00am to depart 9:15.

Car Share for Prestwold Hall XC

For the next XC Race on 12th November, we haven’t had the full details yet but we know the races will be at the usual times (11.02am seniors, 10.20am juniors) and that the price for this race will be £5 for seniors and £1.50 for juniors (please note: not the usual price). Pay on the day as usual, no need to pre-register and it is open to all members of the club.

For car share, we will meet at the old Leisure Centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road, LE10 0BU) from 9:00am, to leave at 9:15am.

We will have hot water again so don’t forget to bring a mug or what have you 🙂