Tuesday Training – 2 Jul

You will have a piece of chalk to run with:
Set 1 – 4×90 second reps (you will mark where you get to with the chalk on the ground) you will have 2 mins to get back to the start before you go again with the aim being to get back to your chalk mark
Set 2 – 4x1min reps (same as above)
Set 3 – 2×30 second reps (with 90 secs to get back to the start)
Cutting across the grass to get back to the start on your rest will be acceptable πŸ™‚
Meet from 6: 15 at the Leisure centre for a 6:30 depart


Tuesday Training – 25 Jun (5k Time Trial)

Please note there will be NO training session meeting at the leisure centre this week. The session will instead be at the Pingles running track, Nuneaton, which will be a 5000m time trial. Newcomers are welcome!

Nuneaton 5k track time trial. Open to all.
The 5k time trial counts towards your standard awards and you may not get a better chance of a PB at this distance.
We will meet at the Pingles track for 7pm which will give us time for a reasonable warm up. It will cost Β£1 to enter the stadium.
Depending on numbers we are likely to split in to two races with the slower runners going off first at 7:30pm and then the faster runners at 8:00pm.
I will bring numbers along to the event so that the counters can count the laps. You will need to bring along safety pins.
I look forward to seeing you all Tuesday.


Thursday Routes – 13 Jun

I thought about posting a Winter route looking at the forecast!! But we’ve got a Summer route that sticks to the roads rather than venturing across the common or along the canal towpaths!

Long: 8.6 miles
Short: 6.3 miles
Maybe waterproofs and wellies will be needed!!
Hope to see you there…6.20pm meet for a 6.30pm departure from Hinckley Leisure Centre (meet outside if it is fine, or inside by the reception desk if it is wet!)


HRC Newsletter – 1st June 2019

Dear Clubmates

Now marathon season has concluded (and I have my life back!) I thought it would be an ideal time to catch up on everyone’s fantastic achievements.


The juniors took part in an event called Quadkids on 10th May with the second one taking place Friday 14th June. The event comprises a sprint, a 1 lap race, a jump and a throw to earn points. The athletes of the day were Elizabeth Booth and Caelan Saunders who both got a trophy. Well done to both and all who took part.
The Toucan run continues to be really positive event, open to all club members. In addition there are new milestone rewards for those taking part. The juniors are also throwing out a challenge to the seniors at the Nuneaton opens events. See details below in the events for your diary for both events. Senior club member and All Sort support always greatly welcomed.


Since the last newsletter we have had a number of Leicestershire Road Running league races including Kibworth 6, Desford 5, Bosworth Half and West End 8. 
We’ve had brilliant performances at the races and larger turnouts than last year. At these races we had the following runners of the day Chris Rawson, Jess Daly, Mike Welch, Aly Wren, Alan Morris and Penny Masser. We’ve also seen the return of the controversial red shorts, is it a major clash or a must have in your race kit? Get yourselves booked on the upcoming races, these are really enjoyable local races with car shares available to get you there.

  Results for the races can be found at: http://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/races/lrrl-2019/

Ashby 20

Another big HRC turnout of 21 runners at Ashby 20 this year on 24th March. In the mens race Matt Johnson was our star performer arriving back in 2:07:53. Other stand out performances include Ed Nixon who had a brilliant race setting a new PB. Vince Iliffe also set a new PB taking 21 minutes off his previous 20 mile time.
For the ladies there were stand out performances with the notable Penny Masser achieving another diamond time and Lucy Masser completing the course in a superb 2:49:29.

Marathons and Half Marathons

HRC members were running marathons all over again. In Manchester we had Derek Gordon, Alex Papadopoulos and Vince Iliffe take part and have great races. This was Derek’s first marathon and he completed the 26.2 miles in a super 3:36. Vince took 27 minutes out of his marathon time setting a brilliant new PB.

At Boston we saw Leanne Byard complete the marathon with a new PB, taking 9 minutes of her previous time. At the same event Alexis Wiggins took part in his first half marathon and did really well.

In the big VLM event HRC runners were again a plenty. We had runners supporting charities raising large donations with Richard Pearson, Charlotte Sinclair, Mark Hubbard and Chris Rawson raising significant funds for charity. In the race everyone did extremely well with many of us tracking the runners and cheering them on.

Paris saw Ali Higgins complete yet another marathon with his daughter also running the race. James Brown had his first marathon in Worcester and had a fantastic race, thoroughly deserved from how hard he trained. Elaine Barrett also took on the exceedingly tough Tissington trail Marathon having a superb run.

Then in Liverpool Joe Langham, Richard Hayne and myself took on the full marathon. Richard, from a beginner in All Sorts last year, did really well and completed his first marathon. Of great significance were the number of club members running their first half marathon with a big well done for Louise Rawson, Sarah Dixon, Marc Stringer and Kate Jackson. Excellent runs had by all with the saint like preparations during the weekend no doubt helpful πŸ˜‰

New Club Record

Marathons aren’t the be all and end all. With that in mind a mention for former Captain Nick Moore who has been in impressive form this year in both league races and cross country where he is usually found near the head of the field in all events. He also set an amazing new club record on the track at Pingles for 1500 metres clocking an incredible 4 mins 51.36.

All Sorts

Graduations of both beginners and intermediates have been completed with a great number now progressing through to big club. The beginners graduated at the Leicester 5k series on 30th May and the intermediates graduating at the Chase the Sun event in Prestwold on 9th May. A massive well done to everyone. All new groups starting on 5th June at Hinckley Leisure Centre with Beginners at 6:30 pm and Intermediates at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming events for the diary

Swithland 6 Sunday 2nd June June 2019
Toucan Run Saturday 8th June 2019 https://www.hinckleyrunningclub.com/toucan-run/
Quadkids Friday 14th June 2019
Open Events at Pingles – Wednesday 12th June 2019
Prestwold 10k Sunday 23rd June 2019 https://www.nuneatonharriers.org.uk/open-events
Joy Cann 31st July 2019 – opening soon https://www.evententry.co.uk/joy-cann-5-2019  

Happy running all!

Si Wiggins

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Thursday Routes – 23 May

Road Run Option:

Lots to choose from this week…Nick has posted a β€˜trail’ route but for those who prefer a slightly longer and predominantly road route:
Ref S24
8.7 miles but you can add more if you wish on the return through Burbage to Hinckley.
See you there πŸ™‚


Trail Run Option:

I will be doing an off-road run taking in some of Burbage Common and the footpaths beyond. The distance will be approx. 6.5 miles, most of which on trails (some gravel, some grass, some packed earth).
All are welcome to join me. I expect to average about 9 to 10 min/mile, and we will stop and regroup regularly so no-one left behind. The aim is to enjoy and explore our local countryside and not worry about pace.
Road shoes or trails shoes will be fine as the ground should be quite firm. (But don’t expect them to stay clean..)
I deliberately haven’t posted a route map – you will have to follow me πŸ™‚ .


Both options meet as usual Leisure Centre, 6.20pm for 6.30pm departure.

Tuesday Training – 21 May

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Location: Logix Park/DPD
Time: 18:30 at the leisure centre.
18:45 at the location.
Warm up: Steady run to the session.
Session: Two laps around the loop onto the A5 at 5k pace. 60 seconds rest then repeat for 30 minutes.
Cool down: Steady run back to the leisure centre and stretch.


Thursday Routes – 16 May

Route: S14

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, our club are offering a ‘run and revise’ session for our local students. For this reason the route is ‘close to home’ and the short / long routes follow the same route.
…this means that if any students (wanting a shorter route) join us for a revision break, they can turn left up Ashby Rd back to the leisure centre making it about 3 miles. the rest of us will continue on the route.
For the longer route, you will do two (or three!) laps of the ‘big wood’ (1.1 miles per lap) and then continue with the route as shown back the the leisure centre.
This should be a good social run for us all.., and give us chance to run together.
I hope that you will be able to join us to support this cause and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow – 6.20-pm meet for a 6.30pm departure from the Leisure Centre.