Hinckley Running Club is a friendly running club for all abilities, based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. Learn more about our club.

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It was brilliant to get together yesterday evening at our annual presentation evening and celebrate everyone’s fantastic achievements!Huge congratulations to all our club members on your achievements during 2022!!

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Huge congratulations to our fabulous club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair who was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance awards this week!! Charlotte was nominated by our club secretary Liz Aspden-Mansfield who described the amazing work Charlotte has done for our club. Thank you so much Charlotte from everyone at HRC – we are very lucky and very proud to have you leading our team

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Martinshaw XC

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Start of Juniors Race
Brothers in unison

Yesterday saw a Derby Runner League Cross Country race at Martinshaw Woods, organised by West End Runners. Pictures by Harry Robinson.

Remembering Geoff

A small selection of photos and words from members of the club.

Rest in peace Geoff. Such a lovely man. He welcomed and talked to me for ages at my first race for the club, I nearly missed the start! Not many people leave such a lasting impression on so many as Geoff did 

Geoff was one of the most inspirational, kind, knowledgeable and encouraging men I have ever known. 

Will always remember his simple but very true “one foot in front of the other” motto.

He’s left quite the legacy and inspired many while remaining humble. Something for us all to aspire to.

Its goodbye to the great Geoff Oliver running legend and mate, thankyou for the inspiration over the years and the miles.

It’s been a privilege to know such a gentleman and I’m sure your spirit will live on at Hinckley Running Club

Some words that were written in 2017 by Nick Marshall on the UltraList mailing list regarding the 24-hour running world record:

One man stands far above his peers.  In 2009, Englishman Geoff Oliver’s 20:23:49 when he was 76 made him the leader by more than an hour in the over-75 category. Among the exclusive over-80 group, the gap he has over everyone else is enormous. In a track run on Sept. 20, 2014 when he was 81, Oliver narrowly missed breaking the one-day barrier.  At the 24-hour mark Geoff was a mere 208 yards short of reaching 100 miles!  He finished it in 24:01:17.  So no one has ever run 100 miles in less than a full day after age 80, but Oliver fell short by only 77 seconds.  Nonetheless, he remains the oldest person in history to run a sub-24 for the distance, having done a 22:39:44 when he was 79 years and 46 days old.

I will leave the final word to Geoff in the card he sent to the club this year:

Geoffrey Oliver

Hinckley Running Club is saddened to learn of the death today of Geoff Oliver, aged 89, after a short illness. Geoff was our friend, life member, our Club President and our staunchest supporter. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him, and who had the benefit of his generosity, his wisdom, his spirit of competition, and his inspirational example.

It’s XC season again

Hinckley runners back in cross country action last weekend in the first XC league race of the season, at Holly Hayes Wood in Whitwick. Thanks to Hermitage Harriers for organising the race. Plus HRC members turn out at the Derby 10 road race.

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Enjoying the Hinckley Christmas lights during our hill speed session this evening

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Standard Times Awards 2022

Applications are now open for this year’s awards.

Application Form — Microsoft Excel version (.xlsx)

Application Form — Apple Numbers version (.numbers)

To apply, download and fill in the application form spreadsheet, 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 and presentation night (see the past yearbooks on the Award Winners page).

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Monday, 2nd January 2023. Early entries are encouraged!

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

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The month that was October…It started off with the London Marathon and ended with the Leicester Half and 10k – with lots of other races, PBs, parkrun milestones and training in between It also gave us plenty of opportunities to show off our fabulous new kit October – done Well done everyone!!

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HRC Juniors receive funding award

Hinckley Running Club is delighted with their new hoodies and coaching sessions thanks to funding from children’s charity Oakland Foundation.

Shawn Wilebore who has been active in running Hinckley Running Club based at Hastings High School in Burbage since it began some ten-years ago said:

“Without this funding from the Oakland Foundation it would have been much harder to run as a club. We deal with many children who are on the Autistic/ADHD spectrum and with the amount of coaches we now have we can provide these children with a space that is theirs where they are not judged on ability or social standing.

Oakland Foundation

Find out more about HRC Juniors here.

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Fab to see our Parkrun takeover on the back page of this week’s Hinckley Times 🗞

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Hinckley Running Club celebrated its new home at Hastings High School yesterday – with a Parkrun takeover 😎The club and school have recently joined together with the school providing a place for club members to meet and train during the week as well as an area for a large container to store club kit and equipment.The container has been decorated in the club’s colours.A Parkrun – a weekly 5k community event – has been held at the school since March this year and Saturday saw the club take over the event for the day. This included organising the event as well as members volunteering in roles on the day of the event such as marshals, timekeepers and run director.A total of 138 people took part in the Parkrun with around 30 people volunteering.Club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair said: “It has been very exciting for the club to have a new home at Hastings High School. A Parkrun takeover was the perfect way to celebrate this by doing something we all love and giving something back to our community.“As well as a new home, we have also recently launched a new club kit so the event was the perfect excuse to also put this to the test!“It was great to see so many people take part in the event and volunteer. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.“Thank you also to Hastings High School. We look forward, as a club, to continuing working together with the school in our local community.”

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