Thursday Routes – 18th May

Thursday routes:

Long 8.6 miles ( S07 ‘long’)…/u…/2016/07/S07-Long.jpg

Short 6.4 miles (S07 ‘short’)…/…/2016/07/S07-Short.jpg

Both routes in big book and on web site. Thought we’d better stick to the roads tomorrow after all the rain today!

6.15 meet for 6.30pm departure.

See you there

Non-members welcome to try the club out – no need to let us know, just come along. We meet in front of Hinckley Leisure Centre.

League Race Entries

Remaining 2017 LRRL league races:

Derby Runner League cross country dates. All races are enter on the day and open to all club members. 11am adults race (age 15+) typically 5 to 6 miles Р£3. 10:30am juniors races of 1 mile (years 1-6) and 2 miles (years 7+) Рcost £1.

  • 22/10/2017 Bagworth Heath (Desford)
  • 12/11/2017 Markfield (West End)
  • 26/11/2017 Holly Hayes Woods (Hermitage)
  • 10/12/2017 Bradgate Park (Roadhoggs) (¬£4)
  • 21/01/2018 Allestree Park (Derwent)
  • 18/02/2018 Grace Dieu Manor School (Shepshed) (¬£3.50)
  • 11/03/2018 Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley)

West End 8 Report

Hinckley at the West End 8

26 Hinckley runners ran the West End 8 on Sunday 7th May – the first race of the LRRL summer league. It’s a¬†scenic 8 mile road race on¬†the country lanes near Syston, “undulating” at first, with a tough hill in the middle and¬†a nice downhill finish.

A massive turnout from the ladies, with 19 running. It was Hinckley ladies’ best result of the 2017 season so far, coming 4th in the division. The men’s team was a bit short on numbers, with just 7 men racing this one, and we were 7th¬†in our division behind all the teams with the full eight men (but still ahead of Coritanians who had zero men…)

Now the ladies are up to joint 6th in div 1, and the men have dropped a place to 5th in div 1. Still 6 races to go.

The full HRC roll of honour was: Chris Limmer – 47:03, Chris Langham – 48:36, Nick Moore – 53:39, Harry Langham – 54:59, Bethan Padbury – 58:36, Kate Perkins – 59:00, Celine Guery – 59:36, Leanne Byard – 01:00:36, Greg Pollard – 01:02:42, William Pither – 01:02:52, Penny Masser – 01:03:27, Jenny Green – 01:04:11, Richard Guest – 01:08:20, Kerry Wittering – 01:10:35, Nicola Dutton – 01:11:57, Emma Thompson – 01:13:35, Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield – 01:16:40, Jodie Brown – 01:16:58, Julie Hudson – 01:17:14, Andrea Earley – 01:19:33, Diane Wildbur – 01:21:40, Odette Foxall – 01:22:23, Sarah McSharry – 01:22:54, Judy McSharry – 01:22:51, Erica Fisher – 01:23:25, Stephanie Harris – 01:26:58

Full Results

Well done to all¬†the runners and welcome to league racing to Jodie Brown running her first race in Hinckley colours. Runners of the day: Jude McSharry, who finished¬†the race¬†together with daughter Sarah, and Greg Pollard who ran¬†a cracking race (and just beating Will Pither at the finish, a possible rivalry developing…)

Thanks to West End Runners for putting on the race. Next LRRL races are Gaddesby 7 (21st May) and Swithland 6 (4th June) which are both now closed for entries. Then the Hungarton 7 on 5th July which has just opened for entries.

Tuesday Training – 16th May

Camborne Road Hill Session

In groups of equal ability starting at Sherbourne Road, run all the way up to the top of Camborne Road at 80% effort then reducing speed slightly to recover back down. This will be done twice followed by a minute recovery. Session will be 25 minutes. Please bring watches to time your minute recovery.

Leaving the LC at 6:30pm it’s an approx 1.8 mile warm up. Going through the car park onto Mount Road up to Thornycroft road, across Queens Park, right onto London Road. Follow all the way down to Burbage Road and Sapcote Road. Turn right into Winchester Drive and bear left on to Salisbury Road. Sherbourne Road is second on the left. We will be starting at 6:50pm for everyone meeting us there.


Livingston Relays Results

The start of the Livingston Relays 2017

The Livingston Relays were held on Sunday 30th April at Braunstone Park, Leicester. It a relay race in which each competitor runs a single lap of 3 miles. Official results are¬†here. Hinckley’s teams were:

Under 15 Girls category (8 teams)
5th Place – Olivia Sykes 21:43, Isobel Sykes 23:31, Isabella Wrightam 21:16 – Total 66:30

Senior Women category (45 teams)
3rd Place – Hinckley “A” – Bethan Padbury 20:07, Kate Perkins 20:53, Rebecca Gould 20:50 – Total 61:50
16th Place – Hinckley “B” – Jenny Green 22:13, Emma Thompson 25:39, C√©line Gu√©ry 21:21 – Total 69:12
25th Place – Hinckley “C” – Andrea Earley 27:47, Debbie Moore 22:51, Elaine Doran 23:32 – Total 74:10

Senior Men category (44 teams)
9th Place – Hinckley “B” – Richard Whitelegg 16:36, Simon Earley 18:07, Chris Langham 17:49, Dave Masser 18:05 – Total 70:37
20th Place – Hinckley “A” – Ben Harding 15:52, Harry Langham 18:22, Joe Langham 17:55, Ben Masser 22:51 – Total 75:00

The senior ladies “A” placed 3rd in the medals, however¬†their medals were given out to a different team on the day and the result was later corrected; hopefully we will get the medals back!

With the excellent weather it made for a really good day out and we hope to be back next year. Our thanks to the organisers for putting on this great local event.

Team photo time at the Livingston Relays

HRC at the 2017 London Marathon

Paul Ashby at the VMLM 2017

There was a big contingent of Hinckley RC members running the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. Some running their first ever marathon and some old hands. Results are below. Hope you all had an amazing day whether you beat your goals or had a tough one.

If you’re inspired to run it next year and you don’t have Good For Age or Championship time, the ballot opens on 1 May! And if you don’t get in we will have club places. This year Martin Lynch and Ben Masser had our club places, which we as an England Athletics affiliated running club are allocated each year.

PlaceGender PosNameCategoryTime
339334David Limmer18-3902:40:50
852836Chris Limmer18-3902:50:12
13871344Matt Johnson18-3902:56:28
21032019Chris Langham45-4903:01:43
24982384Dave Masser50-5403:05:35
27482608Matthew Knight18-3903:07:55
38153526Paul Clayton45-4903:15:05
48844392Stephen Penney45-4903:22:19
6126801Céline Guéry18-3903:29:12
64295549Simon Earley50-5403:30:37
66405688Paul Ashby18-3903:31:56
92991849Katy Grainger18-3903:44:49
95337611John Padbury45-4903:45:50
98727857Rolf Hoelmer40-4403:47:22
103592183Penny Masser50-5403:49:32
108898509Ben Masser18-3903:51:48
1630512060Martin Lynch45-4904:13:10
182294922Lucy Masser18-3904:20:47
1825813327Will Pither40-4404:20:53
275848939Charlotte Sinclair18-3904:58:33

Rule Change to the Standard Times Awards

Announcing a¬†change to the rules for the¬†club’s Standard Times awards scheme.

We removed the restriction on including a 6, 7 and 8 mile time all in the same award. Now you can have all three of those distances in the same award.

And to make sure that a distinction remains just as prestigious, we added a stipulation that a distinction must have a 10 mile, half marathon, 20 mile and marathon. So a distinction is now those four, plus any other five distances.

The reason is that the rule on 6, 7 & 8 mile has been a source of confusion over the years. . The change was decided by the club committee at the last meeting.

The¬†new¬†rule will apply to this year’s awards (2017) and onwards.

What are the standard times awards?¬†This is an annual award scheme within the club¬†to recognise and encourage individual achievement over a range of racing distances. All Hinckley Running Club members will be invited to¬†apply for an award near the end of the year. Award certificates are¬†presented at the club presentation night which is usually in January. You can read more about the awards here: Men’s Standard Times | Ladies’ Standard Times