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 😀

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 🙂

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.

Car Share for Bagworth XC

For Sunday’s race we will be meeting for car share at the old Leisure Centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road) from 9:15am, leaving at 9:30am. (Please note this is OLD Leisure Centre, the one which is now demolished — we still like use the car park cos’ it’s handy and this car park is free on Sundays.)

Seniors race start is at 11am and the price is £3 – please bring cash.

Also, thanks to Céline we will have hot water supply via a couple of big thermos flasks so bring a mug if you fancy a post race cuppa.

Derby Runner XC – Race 1 Information

Here is the information from Desford Striders about the upcoming cross country race at Bagworth Heath on Sunday 22nd October 2017:

XC Race 1 Bagworth details_2017 (click to view PDF)

Please note especially the requirement about car sharing — minimum 3 to a car. As usual we will be organising a car share from Hinckley for this race, so look out for more info nearer the time here or on the members’ Facebook group. Edit: Car Share Info Here

It would be great to see lots of members taking part in the XC this season. Remember it’s only 3 quid (and 1 quid for juniors) and it’s a lot of fun! 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 because it is likely to be very muddy. A HRC vest will also be needed and these are available for £15 – contact Penny Masser. I (Nick) am also happy to take vest orders and pass them to Penny.

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

As a reminder, here are all the Derby Runner XC dates for the coming season:

22 Oct 2017 Bagworth Heath (organised by Desford Striders)
12 Nov 2017 Markfield (West End Runners)
26 Nov 2017 Holly Hayes Woods (Hermitage Harriers)
10 Dec 2017 Bradgate Park (Roadhoggs)
21 Jan 2018 Allestree Park (Derwent RC)
18 Feb 2018 Grace Dieu Manor School (Shepshed RC)
11 Mar 2018 Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley RC)

Also on Saturday 6th Jan will be the Leics County XC Champs. This was held in Burbage Common for the last two years, but in 2018 will be in Rotherby. More info when we get it.

And to brighten up this post here’s our seniors team from last year’s Bagworth race: