We are continuing to run two separate coached training sessions of up to 20 participants each every 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 at 6.30pm at the bandstand in Argents Mead. The routes and pace groups are coordinated in advance using the members’ Facebook group.
We don’t have any dedicated beginners groups right now but beginners are welcome to join the main club. Tuesday sessions in particular are suitable for all abilities.
All sessions remain currently for members only.
Joining the club currently costs only £12.50 for the remainder of 2021 – see join the club to join simply by sending in an application form and payment. Applications from new members are welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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!”
Club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair completes one of the road sign challenges to spell ‘Rainbows’