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.

Awards Night Booklet

HRC presentaiton night is tonight on Zoom!

Here is the accompanying booklet. Thanks to Chris Langham for putting the booklet together once again.

Presentation Evening

Hinckley Running Club’s annual awards night will take place on Saturday, 23rd Jan at 7pm on Zoom.

There is a maximum of 100 participants in the Zoom event. To reserve your place you will need to register in advance with the following link (members only please): https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ofuqvqTsvGdGTsdO-gMX9OnFW9BivJoOp

After registering, you will receive in email with information about joining the event. Afterwards, we hope to be able to share a video of the highlights for anyone who could not be on the Zoom.

2020 Standard Times Application Form

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, 3rd 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.

Club update (Covid)

Update 28 March 2021: We have updated the Covid statement. Look out for a further announcement about return to training in the coming days.

Update Jan 2021: All sessions are suspended during national lockdown

Adults tuesday sessions have resumed in a modified form for existing members. 3 coached sessions a week of up to 12 are being coordinated within the club’s private Facebook group in line with our Covid guidelines. Please note: Our tuesday training sessions are currently offered for paid up members only. However new members are welcome to join – see Join the Club.

  • We are not currenly running the thursday night sessions.
  • Juniors sessions – please contact juniors coaches for info.
  • All Sorts beginners sessions are still cancelled for the time being.

If in doubt please contact us for the latest information – see Beginners / Juniors / Contact Us pages for contact details.

We’re back!

🙌🙌We’re back!!🙌🙌

Yesterday evening saw Hinckley Running Club return to coached sessions – with lots of safety measures in place.

The club put on three speed sessions which were held at safe locations and limited to 11 members each plus a coach.

This came following a number of meetings held by the HRC committee to ensure a safe return for all. A club member has also volunteered to act as our COVID-19 co-ordinator.

All members have also been directed to guidelines and advice to help keep themselves and others safe. This includes following a booking system to attend a session, social distancing at sessions and carrying hand sanitiser. Risk assessments were also carried out in relation to each session.

The club will look to continue holding three speed sessions every Tuesday at this stage.

Some members of the club have chosen to continue with their own training groups instead of returning to sessions which the club also very much supports.

Thank you so much to our committee, our coaches and our COVID-19 co-ordinator for all their efforts to allow last night to happen!

It’s good to be back 😊

Wombles clean up town

Not just running – but keeping the area tidy too!

A big shout out to members of our club who have been carrying out litter picks in the area during recent weeks.

The group, known as the HRC Wombles, decided to take action to help make the town a cleaner place for all to enjoy.

More than 20 members took part in the first event, split into smaller groups, with 25 bags of rubbish being collected. And members have been continuing with the litter picks since.

Club secretary Liz Aspden-Mansfield, who set up the group, said: “We noticed litter in areas of Hinckley and Burbage and wanted to do our bit to help keep the town a cleaner place.

“As a club, we love running the many beautiful routes around Hinckley and Burbage and so thought we could give something back by helping to keep the place tidy for us and the rest of the community to enjoy.

“The effort by the club was brilliant to see and it is great that this is being continued with more litter picks planned.”

Well done HRC Wombles!! 👏👏👏

HRC together in lockdown

A bit of news on how Hinckley Running Club has been staying “together” while staying apart during the lockdown.

With a lockdown in place, members of Hinckley Running Club have been finding other ways to keep busy “together” – while staying apart. When training sessions and team runs were cancelled in line with the Government guidelines, the club decided to look at other ways to keep everyone connected, motivated and involved. And from solo running challenges and home workout videos to daily social media posts and quizzes, members have certainly been kept entertained!


Activities, which have been done through the club’s private Facebook page, include:
⭐️ Daily social media posts where members can share their exercise plans for the day. The posts also include a different question each day with examples including asking members to share their worst running picture, their favourite cake and the first three things they will do when lockdown is lifted
⭐️ A weekly speed session workout set by coaches which members can complete solo anywhere at any time
⭐️ A nurkrap challenge – an alternative to parkrun for members to do solo
⭐️ A road sign challenge – where members are asked to spell a word out with street signs while out on their run
⭐️ A scavenger hunt challenge – where members are asked to answer 30 questions relating to specific locations while out on their runs. These can be done in any order at any time and across different runs
⭐️ A President’s Quiz which has been done through Facebook Live. Three have been held so far
⭐️ A kettlebells home workout class through Facebook Live led by club treasurer Odette Foxall. Around three virtual classes have been held each week


The club also has mental health ambassadors who encourage members to talk about their thoughts, feelings and concerns.


Club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair said: “It has been extremely important for us all to stay home and save lives during the lockdown period meaning our running club sessions and meet ups were immediately cancelled.
“But we were also very conscious that we wanted to keep our club members connected while being separated.
“These activities, which have involved members of all ages in our club, mean we have all been able to feel like we are together while adhering to the Government guidelines.
“The efforts everyone has put into this has been absolutely superb and feedback from club members has been fantastic.
“It truly has shown our Hinckley Running Club family at its best!”

Our team of mental health ambassadors

Club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair completes one of the road sign challenges to spell ‘Rainbows’

Thursday Routes – 12 Mar

Routes for Thursday are W03

Short : 7 miles
Long : 9 miles

6:20pm meet OUTSIDE the leisure centre ( by the benches – not downstairs in our meeting room) for 6:30pm departure with hi viz please!

Penny

Tuesday Training – 10 Mar

Long reps, circular route at The Fairway, Burbage. Meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre to leave at 6:30pm or meet at corner of The Fairway/Hillrise at 6:40pm. Working in groups of similar ability 😊

Liz

Thursday Routes – 27 Feb

Long : 9 miles
Short: 6.5 miles
ref W20 on our website
6:20pm meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre for a 6:30pm departure.
Please dress to be seen in the dark.
See you there 🙂

Penny

Bosworth XC Cancelled

Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel Sunday’s XC at Bosworth Battlefield.

Whilst the course is just about runnable, the field we use to park the majority of the cars in is saturated – with more rain forecast later in the week and the fact that it is on an incline mean that we cannot safely park cars on there.

In addition, both roads to the Battlefield Centre are flooded – just outside Sutton Cheney fully to a depth that smaller cars can only just get through – this has been the case for several days now, and also extensively around the railway bridge near Sutton Cheney Station.

The organisers have discussed extensively and we feel that we have no option but to cancel for safety reasons.

We have looked at potentially rescheduling, however with Bagworth Heath now being held on 22nd March there are no race free weekends before Easter (Kibworth 6 – 8th March, Ashby 20 – 15th March, Bagworth Heath- 22nd March, Desford 5 – 29th March, 5th April – Hose Half Marathon).

We are obviously gutted to have to cancel as not only have the team put in a lot of work in planning/course clearing, we are also aware of how popular the race is. 😢

We will be back next year….🤞🤞

Tuesday Training – 25 Feb

De La Bere Crescent, Burbage (behind the library). Paired ‘meet and greet’ session around the Crescent.
Partners will run hard up opposite sides of the Crescent until they meet, then recovery jog back down to the bottom the way you ran up; after 12-13 minutes, partners will swap sides and continue in the same way. Total session 25 mins continuous (with optional additional recovery before starting each loop again).
The diagram below tries to explain this!

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Please note, it is just under 2 miles from HLC to the session (warm up route is shown below which we will lead). We will need to leave promptly at 6:30 in order to start the session by 6:50pm.

For those who are going straight to the session, we would suggest that you arrive at 6:45pm and jog around the loop as your warm up – there is road parking on De La Bere Cresent and also on Lychgate Lane by the library.
Remember to dress to be seen!
See you there

Penny and Aly