Congratulations to our Men’s Vets team who came third at the Livingston relays on Sunday.
Well done to all of the juniors who took part in the first quad kids this year. You all did amazingly! 💙🤍💙
Hinckley runners took on the tough challenge of the Bosworth Half Marathon today. Thanks to Desford Striders for a superbly organised race.
Patricia bumped into a fellow runner in London this afternoon. Good luck to everyone running the London Marathon tomorrow!
Light evenings are back
Well done for tonight everyone, there was such a lovely buzz in the air and it was great to hear. Keep up the good work 💪🏼Coach Charlotte
A great HRC turnout and perfect running weather at the Kibworth 6, a hilly 6-mile road race, with many members running it for the first time. It was the first running of this race since March 2020. We thank Roadhoggs and Fleckney & Kibworth for putting on a great race.
Some photos from today’s cross-country races at Bosworth Battlefield centre, an event organised by Hinckley RC. This was the last race of this season’s XC league.
Well done again to everyone that raced today at Stilton 7. It’s a tough course and it never gets easier 😂
Provisional results are available now at www.lran.org.ukSanjay
Bosworth Battlefield XC Details
Here are the details (PDF) for the upcoming cross country race to be hosted by Hinckley RC at Bosworth Battlefield on 5th March, 2023. It will be the final race of this season’s Derby Runner XC League.
A fantastic turnout and some superb running today – well done team!Kate
Great turnout tonight! Hope you all enjoyed it😈😁Coach James
Yesterday saw a Derby Runner League Cross Country race at Martinshaw Woods, organised by West End Runners. Pictures by Harry Robinson.
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:
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.