The Hinckley Half Marathon has been running since 2001 and over that period approximately £100,000 has been raised in profits and donations for the chosen charities.  As the race has grown, so too has the level of organisation and the need for increased marshals, helpers and officials.  This has increased the level commitment that I and Linda have had to give and the number of runners has also put a strain on the Water Park as parking has become an issue in recent years.   
Both Linda and myself have over the years committed endless hours of our time, on behalf of Hinckley Running Club, to ensure that the event is managed to the best of our ability and we are proud of our achievements.  Many thanks must also be noted to the generous support from fellow club members, friends and family over the years to which the race could not have been put on without their help.
 However, for reasons outlined above it is with great sadness that I have decided to no longer organise the Hinckley Half Marathon and I have been unable to find anyone who is prepared to take over the duty as Race Director on behalf of the club.  As a consequence the event will no long continue.   
I appreciate that many of you will be disappointed but I hope that you understand my reasons.  Could I once again thank all the runners and helpers who have help to contribute to the success of the Hinckley Half Marathon and wish them every success in the future.

TR24/Joy Cann 5

HRC entered six teams into Thunder Run 2012 – a 24 hour team event. The two teams of five finished first and second in their category, a fantastic result! Full results can be found here.

Also, well done to everyone who ran the Joy Cann 5 in Huncote on Wednesday – results here.

HHM Provisional Results 2012

Well done and congratulations on finishing The KABW Hinckley Half Marathon 2012
We hope you all had a great day and enjoyed the event.

HHM Results 2012

A big thank you to Craig Johnson and all at Runner Photos for stepping in at the last minute to provide you with race photographs. These are now online for you to view and purchase at:


just pop in your race number and your pictures will appear before your eyes!


Car Park – we’re sorry that a number of you were caught up in delays getting out of the car park after the event.  Car Parking is always an issue for us and with all this adverse torrential weather, most of the ground inside the Water Park was water logged and we were unable to use.  A late decision was therefore taken to put all cars in the outside car park.  Cars have to exit onto a main road, single file, which again did not help the situation.  In hindsight, we should have used more manpower, but we can only apologise for the delays on leaving.  It is something that we will be looking at in our race de-briefing.


A big thank you too to all the marshalls, supporters, helpers and runners – far too many to name each one, but thank you all.



Pics below courtesy of Ted Cottrell and Runner Photos



HRC Marathon Runners

Hinckley Running Club is incredibly proud to boast so many marathon runners. Congratulations to those who have completed marathons in April:


Dave Burton 3:49

Aly Wren 4:01



Shawn Wilebore 3:46



Rich Whitelegg 2:36

Ben Harding 2.41

Chris Jordan 2:43

Andy Gore 2:42

Chris Limmer 3:00

Jason Brotherhood 2:56

Simon Earley 3:30

Matt Johnson 3:26

Iain Quinn 3.34 – sorry to have missed Iain off list.  A great 2nd marathon in 3.34!

John Padbury 3:11

Karl Scally 3:11

Nigel Flook 3:43

Gill McGarry 3:55

Rachael Middleton 4:00

Gemma Cockshott 5:29

Mike Daniels 5:29

100 days to go – come along and try out HRC

With 100 days to go until the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games, HRC is getting ready by giving people the chance to get involved at a Try Athletics event.

The Club is an official England Athletics affiliated one and is hosting the event on Tuesday 17th April from 6.15pm at its new home, Ashby Road Sports Club.  Adults and children of all ages and abilities are welcome to go along and try a taster session.

Alex Copeland, national club development officer for England Athletics, said “Clubs such as HRC give people a great opportunity to get involved in the sport.  People may not go on to be involved in the Olympic or Paralympic Games but the excitement and enjoyment they can get is every bit as great”.