Barrow 6

Well done to all 17 men and 11 ladies who represented the club at this Sunday’s Barrow 6. Great to see some PBs, some standard times, and new runners! Let’s keep it up all season.


Enjoying some post-race carrot cake, courtesy of John W!
Enjoying some post-race carrot cake, courtesy of John W!


Merry Christmas Eve Eve everyone 🙂

Hopefully everyone is recovered from 25/25 and the Christmas party (photos etc to follow)


Some deadlines to remind you about:


Standard Times should be applied for by December 31st. Full info is available here. Any queries, please talk to Sarah G or Sally.


Runner of the Year – votes need to be in by 6th January 2013. Please email your votes (one male and one female) to Paul Clayton with the subject “HRC – Runner of the Year”.

Marathon Forum

LONDON MARATHON FORUM – Monday 17th December 7-9pm
In preparation for the spring marathon season our network of clubs, vision 2020, will be running a forum to guide you through the training. It will also touch on injury issues and training planning

Standard Times 2012

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.

If you’re not sure how to fill it in, look at this example.

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 December 31st 2012. 

Remember – it’s FIVE times for an award, or NINE for a distinction.

Times should be from races run between January 1st and December 31st 2012.

Officially measured courses only.


Any questions, send an email to the above address.

Christmas Do

This year’s HRC Christmas do will take place on Saturday 22nd December (after the 25/25 event).

Burbage Constitutional Club

7.30pm (food served at 8pm)

Tickets ÂŁ7, which includes food and a live band

Partners/kids welcome

For tickets, see Andie or Odette

Merry Christmas everyone! 🙂


This year’s AGM will be at the Ashby Road at 8.00pm for a prompt 8.15pm start. A light buffet is provided (and some cakes to tempt you down!), so hopefully we will see many of you there after training. I will be emailing out the Agenda, the 2011 Minutes and HRC Rules today, so please let me know if you don’t get them.

Other dates for your diary:-
18th December – Mince Pie Night
22nd December – Christmas Social/Event
26th January – Presentation Night
Further information on these will be confirmed shortly.


Virgin London Marathon – Club places

Hinckley Running Club has applied for places for the 2013 event. To be considered for a place there are 3 rules:-

1. You must be a Club Member
2. You must have been rejected in the ballot – proof to be shown when you receive the club place.
3. You must agree to wear the HRC Club vest in the VLM

The procedure this year to receive a club place is that 6 officers of HRC will vote -Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Head Coach, Men’s and Ladies Club Captains (unless they declare an interest – then another officer will take their place) – 3 pts for their 1st choice, 2 pts for 2nd choice and 1 pt for 3rd choice. The people with the most points will receive the Club places – we anticipate that there will be 3 places.

Closing date for consideration: Sunday, 4th November
Results to be announced at the AGM on: 13th November (providing notice of number of places has been received by VLM)

Please post on FB if you want to be considered for a place or email me on:

Good Luck

HRC 5k Time Trial

Tuesday 25th September 2012

This Tuesday is the club 5k time trial which is being held on a new course.  Please meet at the club at the normal time of 6:15 for a 6:30pm start.  Due to the inclement weather forcast we will not be hanging around at the start for very long.

The new course is detailed below and we will have Steve, Andy and John at the turning points and Linda and Sarah at the finish.  The start will be next to the cricket pitch down Barwell Lane if you would sooner meet there.



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.