Click here to view the recent article published in the Hinckley Times, detailing the club’s achievements in 2014.
Thank you to all those that joined in the fun at the HRC Christmas Party…and of course, special thanks to our toffee cake bakers!
The evening was a great success with ( despite all being provided with the same recipe and ingredients list!) a wide range of cakes ( in appearance and taste) from which our ‘Bake off’ judges had to select their winner.
Our very own Mary Berry ( Ros Clayton) and Paul Hollywood ( Dave Burton) having no idea whose cake was whose, carefully tasted and analysed each cake’s texture, taste and ‘bake’.
The ‘wooden spoon’ was awarded to a cake which needed rather longer in the oven and which was creatively iced with Santa’s ‘sleigh crash’…baked by Jon Strong and Gordon Landsburgh.
The winning cake was baked by the youngest baker in the competition …proving he can not only run quite fast but can bake a ‘mean’ toffee cake……….Ben Masser! Ben was presented by our judges with a golden rolling pin!
Cakes were then sold off by the slice with all proceeds being donated to ‘Rainbows’.
Next year’s event has already been booked for Saturday December 19th so get baking!
Results for Bagworth Heath XC can be found HERE
As always, thanks and well done everyone who took part or supported. A slightly smaller turn out than the first one. Even if you are not in the first few back to count for a team, you will be pushing down the numbers of other club’s runners who do score in their team. Also, you might be in the top few for Hinckley! I was (just) and didn’t expect to be.
So we ended up with 14 men and 12(.8?) ladies finishing.
As a team we came 4th in League 1 again and remain in 4th place. Currently 3rd place is a way ahead of us. Although, 5th and 6th are close behind us.
This time Men came 5th in League 1, with Beaumont coming ahead of us as well as the same 3 from last time. We are still 4th place and like the teams, further away from 3rd place but with 5th and 6th on our tail.
Ladies improved and came 2nd in League 2. This pushes them up to 2nd place. I feel a promotion coming on this season.
An old venue but a new course this year. Slightly longer, and I think a bit more up and down, but good fun!
So close to call on ROD again, but Ed and I have finally managed to make a decision and will announce on Thursday.
Jon Strong – Men’s Captain
Salisbury Road / Cambourne Road Hills (just off Winchester Drive), Burbage.
Session Type: Hills
Duration: 30 mins
Session Description: In pairs of equal ability. Chase each other up the hill. Chaser gives chased 5 seconds head start
Meet at Leisure Centre for prompt 6.30 leave or at Salisbury Road for 6.50pm.
Details of Desford Striders cross country winter race – December 7th Sunday
Meeting point is at the Bagworth Heath Woods country park.
Parking is very restricted and we request that runners share cars where ever possible to ease the congestion on the day. It would be also very helpful if runners can get to the venue before 10:30 so that the management of the parking can be dealt with by our marshals in an effective manner. Please follow the marshal’s requests at all times thank you.
Children’s races start at 10:30 sharp and consist of section 1, approximately 1 mile, for the younger children and two laps of section 1, approximately 2 miles, for the older children – see details below for section 1.
The main race of approximately 6.2 miles will include all three sections and will start at 11:00 sharp see details below for section 1, 2 and 3.
Prior to the race we will be selling tea, coffee and cakes at the start area.
Post race results will be announced at SID in Desford (LE9 9JU for SatNav directions) between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM
SID (Sport in Desford) has showers, bar, function room and car parking and we will be selling tea, coffee, cakes etc and SID will man the bar.
To determine what the route is for each race just use the letters below in conjunction with the attached map
Younger children’s race :
Section 1 Start A,B,C,A Finish
Older children’s race
Section 1 Start A,B,C,A,B,C,A Finish
Section 1 Start A,B,C,A
Section 2 A,B,D,E,F,G,H
Section 3 H,D,E,G,H,I,C,B,A Finish
Course map can be viewed HERE
It’s that time of year again! All standard times can be found on these pages:
These pages also have an explanation of what the scheme is, and how it works.
If you’d like to apply for an award this year, please download and fill in THIS FORM
When you’ve filled the form in, please email it to email@example.com
PLEASE don’t change the layout – it’ll make life really difficult! Just fill in the form, save it, and send it to us 🙂
ALL forms to be in by January 4th 2015.
Remember – it’s FIVE times for an award, or NINE for a distinction. These must all be different distances.
Times should be from races run between January 1st and December 31st 2014.
Officially measured courses only. (Conkers parkrun times are valid, as are results from Braunstone after the course change)
Please include within your email a brief summary of your running year. Highlights, PBs, funny stories etc – bad moments too if you like!
You will receive confirmation within FIVE days of sending your standard times application. If you don’t receive this, please contact Sarah Garford or Sally Henderson.
Any questions, please send an email to the above address.
Well done to all who took part in the Markfield Cross Country. Having so many runners has made the selection of Runners of the Day for Andrea and me very difficult.
Many of those for whom it was their first time, I hope you enjoyed it, keep coming and tell everyone else; the more the merrier
For the men Kevin Higham gets runner of the day with another strong performance, well done keep it up (work permitting!).
There were many other impressive performances with George Birt 8th, Ben Harding 9th and Matthew Johnson 30th.
For the ladies, making her senior debut, Bethan Padbury is runner of the day. Beth was first lady back for Hinckley. She had a great race with a very good place, 15th, and time
Katy Grainger, 31st, continues to improve and was 2nd lady for Hinckley. Kate Perkins continues to do really well too; the bump isn’t holding her back yet, looking good for her post baby personal bests.
Once again well done to Kevin Higham and Beth Padbury and thank you all who took part.
Next Derby Runner Cross Country League Race is
Bagworth Heath December 7th 11am
Heath Road, Bagworth, LE67 1DL
Jon Strong & Andrea Earley
SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th, BURBAGE CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB
Tickets are available from Odette or Andrea and cost £10 per person ( ticket price includes food). Tickets are limited and will be offered on a first come basis upon payment of ticket price.
There will be music on the night and this year we will have an extra special addition…..
THE HINCKLEY RUNNING CLUB ‘GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF’
Coming to Hinckley this Christmas will be a blind bake off between HRC members and or their family.
Ros Clayton (our very own Mary Berry) and Dave Burton (Paul Hollywood) will be our resident judges for this spectacular event.
Ingredients and instructions will posted on Facebook on the evening of Friday 12th December to all of those who have expressed and interest in taking part . Cakes are to be baked on the Saturday and brought along to the Christmas Party for judging.
All cakes will then be sold at £1 per slice with proceeds going to a charitable cause.
If you would like further information, or wish to enter the HRC GBBO then please send a message to Dave Masser or Paul Clayton.
Well done everyone who took part or supported. We had 22 men and 10 ladies finish.
As a team we came 4th in League 1 (Based on 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 ladies (including 1 vet)).
Men came 4th in League 1 and Ladies came 3rd in League 2. A good start to the season all-round!
Many people who had done the same course in previous years improved their time and position. There were also plenty of people for whom it was there first XC for the club. Well done and please tell everyone else how much fun you had.
As our Chairman, John Padbury, mentioned at the AGM, racing can be a very good form of training. Many people are looking to either build up to a main race in the Spring, or just improve their fitness generally. For me I find XC a great strength workout and I think it is important to try and vary your training, so a bit of off road work for most should help.
With 21 men Ed and I had our work cut out to pick Runner of the day (ROD). We will aim to announce it Thursday.
Jon Strong – Men’s Captain
First race of the season:
SUNDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2014
SOUTH CHARNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL,
BROAD LANE, MARKFIELD, LE67 9TB
STRICTLY NO DOGS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS
Junior race: 10.20am
Men’s race: 10.55am
Ladies race: 11.05am
CAR PARK SPACE AT SOUTH CHARNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IS LIMITED SO PLEASE CAR SHARE
Please note, if you are only coming for the junior race, please park in the staff car park to allow easier exit at the end of your race.
There are no changing facilities, but toilets are available in the school grounds.
The senior race is approximately 5.5 miles
Post race venue
The Bricklayers Arms, Main Street, Thornton, LE67 1AH
For further details please contact
Elaine O’Connor, West End Runners- 07834777412
MARKFIELD XC CAR SHARE
Those wishing to car share meet at the car park behind the Leisure Centre at 9:30 on Sunday.
Parking is limited at the venue so car sharing is advised!
For those who did the 5K timetrial here are the results
Draft results from today’s race, the last league race of 2014. Well done to everyone who turned out for the club!
LRRL league after Joy Cann 5 – one more race to go in the summer league!
The less good news first… Mens’ teams have suffered a little bit this season. We seem to yo-yo between division 1 and division 2, so after being promoted last season it did seem like relegation would be quite likely this season. Unfortunately the vet men’s team are already set to be relegated, but let’s put in a great final performance, and come back fighting next season, ready to win division 2! The men could POSSIBLY stay in division 1 with a truly heroic performance at John Fraser 10 – it’s Wigston Phoenix and Roadhoggs that you need to aim to beat!
The very good news – ladies are already confirmed champions of division 2, after winning all but two of the races so far. Ladies B are currently two points clear at the top of division 3, which is amazing – let’s keep it up and have two champion ladies teams! Vet ladies are comfortable in division 1, assured of safety next season after consistently amazing performances all year.
The next and final league race of the season is John Fraser 10 mile on Sunday 7th September. Entry and information can be found here:
Well done to everyone who ran for the club on Sunday, at Hermitage 10k. The heat certainly didn’t make the hills any easier! Well done to the runners of the day, Gordon and Jenny.
Next league race is Joy Cann 5 miles on Wednesday 6th August. Full details and entry – click here.
Well done to all HRC runners who turned out on Sunday, a great team turnout and some fantastic individual results, with Emma finishing 2nd lady in her first race since last October, and Chris and Kate finishing 6th man and lady respectively.
Ladies – we’re still top of the league! Undefeated in Division 2 after three races, let’s keep it up. Ladies B team are 4th in Division 3, C team are 17th; vet ladies are 6th in Division 1.
The men’s team are currently 7th in Division 1, with the men’s vet team 5th in Division 1.
Some great individual placings too after the first three races:
Kate Perkins: 3rd senior lady
Chris Limmer: 3rd senior man
Sarah McSharry: 5th senior lady
Gill McGarry: 2nd V45 lady
Odette Foxall: 6th V40 lady
Results and league tables: