Car Share for Bagworth XC

For Sunday’s race we will be meeting for car share at the old Leisure Centre car park (Trinity Vicarage Road) from 9:15am, leaving at 9:30am. (Please note this is OLD Leisure Centre, the one which is now demolished — we still like use the car park cos’ it’s handy and this car park is free on Sundays.)

Seniors race start is at 11am and the price is £3 – please bring cash.

Also, thanks to Céline we will have hot water supply via a couple of big thermos flasks so bring a mug if you fancy a post race cuppa.

Finish Line

Continuing the photo posts, I thought I’d do an occasional “photo review” post looking back over the year to highlight all the different aspects of the club for visitors to the site.

This great action shot from August shows an HRC Juniors athlete crossing the finish line in a 100m race at a Charnwood AC open event at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium, Loughborough. For more about the junior section of the club, go to the Juniors page. Photo by Athletic.Photography.

Halloween Pub Run

We will be having a Halloween pub run on Friday 27th October. This night is all about dressing up, having fun, drinking and a bit of running in between. The plan is to meet up at the car park behind the White bear pub at 6.45 to start the run at 7pm From there we go on to the Railway, The Woolly, The Plough, The Queens Head and then on to The White Bear to finish This is only a 4 mile run with max 1 mile between each pub (so probably a little more drinking than running)

Below are some approx times of when we should be at each pub, hopefully giving us all enough time to run between each pub and plenty of time to order and down a much needed refreshment at each establishment. If you can’t make it for the full night than anyone is welcome to meet us along the route
1st – The Railway pub – Arrive 7.15pm – Depart 7.45pm
2nd – The Woolly – Arrive 8.00pm – Depart 8.30pm
3rd – The Plough -Arrive 8.45pm – Depart 9.15pm
4th – The Queens Head – Arrive 9.30pm – Depart 10.00pm
5th – The White Bear – Arrive 10.15pm – Till Late

See map:

We have done this in the past and its been a great fun social night out so it would be great to see as many of you dressed in your scariest out fits joining us.

Note – Fancy dress isn’t compulsory but its more fun if you do:) Please also note this isn’t a official club training night so you are in charge of your own safely so please stay in groups, stay safe and if you find yourself being chased by zombies RUN!!


Tuesday Training – 10 Oct

Hill work in pairs/small groups, one on one off with a focus on downhill running technique so we will be running up past the church and DOWN Castle street ?
If anyone has any objections to being filmed on my iPad please let me know
Meet at Hinckley Leisure Centre for 6:30 depart. Non members are welcome along to try out the club.

Update to the Standard Times Awards page

I have just updated the Standard Times page on the website to clarify the rules ahead of the next round of certificate applications. Please note especially the “Which races are eligible?” section at the bottom and take a look and make sure the races you are planning to use are eligible for awards, while you still have some time left to find another race!

Also remember that the rules were changed earlier in the year to allow 6, 7 and 8 mile distances all together.

As part of the update, I’ve merged the separate men’s and womens’ pages into one page so as to have everything consistent and in one place.

You will be able to apply for your 2017 award starting from November – look out for another announcement then.

Derby Runner XC – Race 1 Information

Here is the information from Desford Striders about the upcoming cross country race at Bagworth Heath on Sunday 22nd October 2017:

XC Race 1 Bagworth details_2017 (click to view PDF)

Please note especially the requirement about car sharing — minimum 3 to a car. As usual we will be organising a car share from Hinckley for this race, so look out for more info nearer the time here or on the members’ Facebook group. Edit: Car Share Info Here

It would be great to see lots of members taking part in the XC this season. Remember it’s only 3 quid (and 1 quid for juniors) and it’s a lot of fun! All members are welcome and encouraged to take part, it doesn’t matter how slow you think you are or if you haven’t done one before! You will need some trail shoes because it is likely to be very muddy. A HRC vest will also be needed and these are available for £15 – contact Penny Masser. I (Nick) am also happy to take vest orders and pass them to Penny.

There is no need to book a place in these races – they are “turn up on the day” and open to all members of league clubs. England Athletics affiliation is NOT needed to race in Derby Runner league.

As a reminder, here are all the Derby Runner XC dates for the coming season:

22 Oct 2017 Bagworth Heath (organised by Desford Striders)
12 Nov 2017 Markfield (West End Runners)
26 Nov 2017 Holly Hayes Woods (Hermitage Harriers)
10 Dec 2017 Bradgate Park (Roadhoggs)
21 Jan 2018 Allestree Park (Derwent RC)
18 Feb 2018 Grace Dieu Manor School (Shepshed RC)
11 Mar 2018 Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley RC)

Also on Saturday 6th Jan will be the Leics County XC Champs. This was held in Burbage Common for the last two years, but in 2018 will be in Rotherby. More info when we get it.

And to brighten up this post here’s our seniors team from last year’s Bagworth race:

Tuesday Training – 3 Oct

Logix Park (Same place as the 5K start)
Even pacing practice – 4 X 5mins at 5K race pace (2.5mins out and back) with a 3min rest
This is a repeat of the Barwell Lane session 3 weeks ago with a change of venue due to Barwell Lane being dark at 7.
Meet at Leisure Centre from 6:15 for a 6:30pm depart or meet at Logix Park at 6:45pm
Remember Hi-vis as it will be dark on the jog back