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 Jan 2021: All sessions are suspended during Lockdown 3

We have returned to some activities:

  • 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 have resumed – please contact 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.

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!! 👏👏👏

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

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

Thursday Routes – 20 Feb

W11

Long route : 9.1 miles

Short route: 6.2 miles

Routes below – please remember to ‘double click’ on the image as this enables you to ‘zoom in’ to see all the detail.

6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure from HLC.

Please dress to be seen.

See you there 🙂

Penny

Tuesday Training – 18 Feb

Harrowbrook Industrial Estate
It’s a square – (sort of! 🙂)

So….. it’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 🙂

Charlotte

Thursday Routes – 6 Feb

Route W08

Long : 9.4 miles

Short: 6.5 miles

Remember to double click on the image below to see the route in detail and to enable you to ‘zoom in’ to see all the smaller roads too

6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure from HLC
Please dress to be seen in the dark!
See you there 🙂

Penny

Tuesday Training – 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 🙂

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 — 9 mile and 15km — 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.