Update January 2022

Hinckley Running Club is a social and supportive community of runners of all abilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire. New members are always welcome. Learn more about the club.

We are now offering a trial membership which lets you come along to club training sessions for up to 3 weeks for free. To make use of the free membership, fill in the application form and choose the trial membership option. After you send in the form we will invite you to our Facebook group where the training sessions are posted. (A Facebook account is recommended to get the most from the club.)

We are continuing to offer a Tuesday 6.30pm coached session, and Thursday social runs at 6.30pm, with full session details posted on the club Facebook group. For your first session we recommend coming to a Tuesday night for the best introduction.

And the final XC league race is now over! Results
Hinckley RC hosted the final race of the XC season at Bosworth Battlefield on 6th March
Hinckley Times
Juniors XC race – Martinshaw woods 16th January
Cross country is back! Team photo at the Holly Hayes XC, 14 November

Club Highlights Video

Hinckley Running Club was nominated for “Club of the Year” in the England Athletics East Midlands Regional Volunteer Awards. We made this video to showcase the club as part of the nomination.

Update — we won!

Pulling together as a club with creativity and innovation has kept Hinckley Running Club members engaged and training during lockdown. As well as setting up daily and weekly challenges, such as Strava art, the club found ways for members to keep in touch using social media, not just sharing run times, but also jokes, pet photos, race stories and more, to make sure the everyday aspect of life kept going despite the unusual events going on elsewhere.

This determination to carry on running didn’t stop once restrictions started easing. The club invented a socially distance version of parkrun, published weekly speed sessions on social media, and set up street sign scavenger hunts. Alongside this, accurately measured routes of various distances were created so members could set their standard times for the year. Last but not least, the Club President provided a socially distanced trophy delivery service to all winners at the club’s annual prize giving.

2021 Standard Times Applications

Applications are now open for this year’s Standard Times awards.

Application Form (.xlsx)

To apply, download and fill in the form, and email it to standardtimes@hinckleyrunningclub.com

Please include in the form a few words about your running year — highlights, lowlights or stories — and also attach to the email your favourite running related photo of yourself from this year. This is for the yearbook (see the past yearbooks on the Award Winners page).

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Sunday, 2nd January 2021. Early entries encouraged.

For full information, times, and rules see the Standard Times page.

Looking forward to receiving your applications. If you don’t get a reply to your email within 7 days, please contact Nick Moore in case it was not received.

Update November 2021

We are continuing to put on two separate coached training sessions each Tuesday at 6.30pm. These are free for members and booking on to the sessions is done through the club’s Facebook group for members.

We have also now resumed our Thursday night social runs for members only. The routes and pace groups are coordinated in advance using the members’ Facebook group.

The Tuesday sessions in particular are recommended as the starting point for beginners and new members.

All sessions remain currently for members only.

Joining the club this month costs £25, for a “14 month for price of 12” membership which lasts until end of December 2022 – see join the club to join simply by sending in an application form and payment. New member applications are welcome.

A HRC Tuesday training night in November 2021

A tuesday night session in October 2021

Club social run, 26 August 2021
Team photo at the Joy Cann 5 race, 4th August 2021.

Update July 2021

With the coming lifiting of restrictions on July 19th it may be worth an update on the club’s plans for Tuesday and Thursday training nights. Tuesday 20th’s training will follow the current format. We then have a committee meeting on the 20th and so we expect to be able to annouce any changes after that.

Update June 2021

Information in the April update remains correct, with coached sessions happeing on Tuesday nights. New members welcome to join!

Also added a new page to our website about the HRC Wombles litter pickers.

Club Update – April 2021

A Tuesday training group session April 2021

Club in-person activities have resumed in a limited form, in compliance with England Athletics guidelines (see Covid-19 framework).

  • Adults: Tuesday night training sessions. We are currently offering three separate coached sessions for members only, at different locations, every tuesday night 6:30. Each group is 12 people and are mixed ability sessions. These must be signed up to in advance via the club Facebook group (new members are welcome to join). The Thursday night sessions are not currently offered.
  • Juniors: Juniors training has resumed, for full details please contact the juniors coaches or see the Juniors Facebook group.
  • All Sorts/Beginners: There are no dedicated beginners sessions at this time however non-members are welcome to join as members to take part in the Tuesday coached sessions.