Tuesday Training โ€“ 18 Feb

Harrowbrook Industrial Estate
Itโ€™s a square – (sort of! ๐Ÿ™‚)

So….. itโ€™s a Pyramid session:
run 1 side, recover 1 side,
run 2 sides recover 1 side,
run 3 sides recover 1,
run 4 sides recover 1,
run 3 sides recover 1,
run 2 sides recover 1 etc.

30 minute session.

Meet at the Leisure Centre from 6:15 to leave at 6:30 or meet at the venue at 6:50 Harrowbrook Road

Please note this is a 2 mile run from the Leisure Centre

Dress to be seen please ๐Ÿ™‚

Charlotte

Tuesday Training โ€“ 4 Feb

Tuesday training session is at Sunnyside, near Asda.

Working in pairs of similar ability, first person runs at 5k pace for one lap. Second person rests at the start/finish. The session will be 25 minutes.

Meeting at the leisure centre for 18.20 and leaving at 18.30.

Dont forget to wear your high viz!

James

Thursday Routes – 30 Jan

Route W09
Our route takes us to Barwell, loops around the village and takes us back along the same way (with an optional loop past Green Towers at the end). The full route is 9 miles and can be reduced to 8 miles by omitting the Green Towers loop. If you require a shorter route, turn back at ‘Top Town’ in Barwell (the roundabout by the Blacksmith’s Arms) and return along the same route to give you around 6 miles.

Remember to dress to be seen and be ready for a prompt 6:30pm departure from the Leisure Centre. See you there ๐Ÿ™‚

Penny

New Standard Times

For 2020 the club is introducing a new set of target times for the Standard Times awards scheme, along with some other changes.

The basic principles of the awards remain the same, but scheme has been revised to meet the following goals:

  • A more consistent set of targets across all ages, sexes and distances. The new times are derived from the widely recognised age grading system (as used by parkrun and world masters athletics). It is also age specific and not by category, meaning you get a new set of targets every year instead of every 5 years.
  • To ensure the next standard is always within reach. There are new “plus” levels of award between the old levels (Merit+, Bronze+, Silver+ etc.) meaning the next standard should no longer seem so insurmountable.

Other things to note:

  • The scheme will now be based on your age on the 1st of January of the year. So you will have the same targets for the whole year. (Unfortunately you won’t get the benefit of your birthday until the following year!)
  • There are two new distances added โ€” 9 mile and 15km โ€” which gives more flexibility of finding races to enter. (It is still 5 distances for an award and 9 distances, including 10mi, half, 20mi and full marathon, for a distinction.)

So without further ado, to see your time targets for 2020 awards, look here:
Standard Times – New Edition (PDF)
(remember, your age on 1st January applies for the whole year)

These times are effective for your races in the whole of 2020 and will be used for the awards to be given out next year. All other rules such as race eligibility are unchanged.

For those new members unfamiliar with the scheme, you can read the full information about it here.

Thanks to Dave Masser for devising the new scheme. There are some interesting technical details as to how the times are all worked out and I am sure he be pleased will to explain more for those interested.

New beginners sessions start Wed 15th Jan

We have new Hinckley All Sorts sessions starting on Wednesday 15 January.

The sessions are perfect for those looking to get into running or looking to get back into running all while having fun (honestly), making new friends and getting fitter and stronger.๐Ÿ’ช

Just come along on the 15th – we meet outside Hinckley Leisure Centre. Beginners session starts at 6.30pm and intermediates at 7.30pm. ยฃ2 per session.