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…..


Bake Off Cake

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.

Markfield XC 2014 – Results



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

Markfield XC Results


First race of the season:





Start times

Junior race: 10.20am

Men’s race: 10.55am

Ladies race: 11.05am


Adults £3

Children £1


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


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!

League positions

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:

Top of the league!

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:

Stilton 7, 16th March 2014

League tables after Stilton 7

Stilton 7, 16/03/14

The next league race is this Sunday, 16th March. The race is 7 miles and starts and finishes at Holwell Sports Club, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3RD.

The race starts at 10:30; make sure you allow plenty of time to arrive and park, and car share where possible. You’ll need to be a club member, and you’ll need to wear a club vest. Race entry is £3.50 – no need to pre-register, just come to the Hinckley desk when you arrive.

Hopefully see a lot of you there! 🙂

Full details on Stilton Striders’ website:


Kibworth 6

Well done to all 20 runners who turned up for yesterday’s race at Kibworth, the first league race of the season. There were some great results, including PBs, and five people running their first league race for the club.

Cake! :)

Click here for individual results. Team results to follow soon.

Next league race is February 9th, which is Markfield 10k. Let’s get as many runners out in blue and white as we can!

2013 Runner of the Year

As the presentation evening is fast approaching I ask you all to put your thinking caps on and let me know which two runners (one male and one female) deserve the accolade of Hinckley Running Club “Runners of the Year”.

This is an important award as it decided by you, the members of Hinckley Running Club.

 Submission of your votes is very easy; just email me ( with the names of your nominees.  Please ensure you put the subject of the email as “HRC 2013 Runners of the Year”.

 Last date for submissions is Sunday 5th January 2013.

Standard Times 2013

It’s that time of year again! All standard times can be found on these pages:

Ladies’ Standard Times

Men’s Standard Times

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

PLEASE don’t change the layout – it’ll make life really difficult! Just fill in the form, save it, and send it to us 🙂


Basic rules:

ALL forms to be in by January 3rd 2014. 

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 2013.

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.

Our amazing president

Geoff-Oliver-with-RD-Shankara-Smith-and-Jana-TB13-IMG_3053-222x222Our club president, Geoff Oliver, recently took part in a 24 hour ultra run, and in doing so, broke 7 world records – at the age of 80! Read the full story of Geoff’s incredible achievements here:

League races 2014

The league races for 2014 have been confirmed as follows:

Winter League

January 26th Barrow 6
February 9th Markfield 10k
February 23rd Ashby 5
March 16th Stilton 7
March 30th Kibworth 6
April 6th Desford (10k?)

Summer League

May 18th West End 8
June 8th Swithland 6
June 22nd Prestwold 10k
July 2nd Hungarton 7
July 20th Hermitage 10k
August 6th Joy Cann 5
September 7th John Fraser 10

Starting XC season in style!

Well done to everyone who turned out to represent the club at this morning’s race at Foremark Reservoir, the first cross country of the season. With 22 juniors and 28 (??) adults, there were certainly a lot of blue and white vests about!

Let’s try for at least as many runners at the next cross country – 17th November at Markfield.

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