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.

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.💪

Just come along on the 15th – we meet outside Hinckley Leisure Centre. Beginners session starts at 6.30pm and intermediates at 7.30pm. £2 per session.

AGM Report

Last night was the club’s Annual General Meeting which was attended by about 40 members old and new. It is the important occasion when members agree how the club will be run for the next year.The first news to report is the changes to the committee which are as follows:

President

At the meeting Geoff Oliver announced that he would step down as Club President after 15 years on the committee. He explained this was mainly due to difficulties driving at night and being unable to attend meetings, and made it clear that this was a retirement from the committee only and not from the club! We will still have his final president’s speech to look forward to at the presentation night, and that will also be an occasion to give him a proper thanks.

The role of club president is appointed, rather than voted on. On behalf of the committee, the chairman invited Dave Masser to be the new club president and he kindly accepted.

Chairman

Andy Lauder is stepping down as chairman after 3 years in the role. Charlotte Sinclair volunteered to take on the role and is our new chairman.

Men’s Captains

Derek Gordon agreed to become the new men’s captain alongside Simon Wiggins who is staying on, and Greg Pollard is stepping down from the committee.

LRRL Rep

Sanjay Chamund is the new LRRL rep, taking over from Chris Langham who is stepping down.

Publicity

Ruth Mansfield has taken on the publicity role, taking over from Charlotte.

Assistant Secretary

The club has created a new role of assistant secretary to assist Liz with her duties (mainly the techie duties!), and that will be done by me.
All of the other committee members have agreed to continue their roles, and therefore therefore the full committee is now as follows:

PRESIDENT – Dave Masser
CHAIRMAN – Charlotte Sinclair
SECRETARY – Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield
TREASURER – Odette Foxall
SECRETARY – Richard Pearson
VICE CHAIRMAN – Andrea Earley
CLUB DEVELOPMENT – Leanne Byard
MENS CAPTAINS – Simon Wiggins and Derek Gordon
LADIES CAPTAINS – Céline Guéry and Jenny Green
COACHING COORDINATOR – Jenny Green
LRRL REP – Sanjay Chamund
XC REP – Kate Perkins
PUBLICITY – Ruth Mansfield
ASSISTANT SECRETARY – Nick Moore
In the equally important non-committee roles:

  • Penny Masser has agreed to carry on as kit rep
  • I will carry on doing the website
  • Andy Lauder, Emma Thompson and Diane Wildbur will be welfare officers, both for the main club and juniors. I expect we will hear more about this at some point.

A big thank you to all new members volunteering and to all those ongoing and stepping down for their service.

London Marathon Club Place

For 2020 the club has been allocated one club place for the London Marathon and this has been awarded to Jessica Daly.

Membership fee

Membership fees will remain the same as last year. EA affiliation cost has increased from £15 to £16, but the club will subsidise the extra £1 to keep the price of affiliated membership at £40.

Code of conduct

The club has agreed to adopt a code of conduct setting out what behaviour is expected of members. You can read it here: https://hinckleyrunningclub.com/membership/code-of-conduct

Social Events

  • Liz will be kindly hosting the Mince Pie night again, details to be announced.
  • Also be on the look out for an announcement from Leanne about a Christmas social night.
  • The presentation night will be on Saturday 18th January, once again at the rugby club. Details to be announced in due course.

I have probably forgotten something as this is all from memory. Other things may be announced in due course, and any errors or omissions are all mine! Thank you to everyone who attended last night and here’s to another successful year of the club.

Standard Times 2019

Applications are now open for this year’s Standard Times awards.

For full information, times, and rules see the Standard Times page.

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 year book at the presentation night.

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Thursday, 2nd January 2019. Early entries encouraged.

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.

Thursday Routes – 13 Jun

I thought about posting a Winter route looking at the forecast!! But we’ve got a Summer route that sticks to the roads rather than venturing across the common or along the canal towpaths!

S10
Long: 8.6 miles
Short: 6.3 miles
Maybe waterproofs and wellies will be needed!!
Hope to see you there…6.20pm meet for a 6.30pm departure from Hinckley Leisure Centre (meet outside if it is fine, or inside by the reception desk if it is wet!)

Penny

Presentation Evening

Our annual presentation evening will be held on Saturday 26th January 2019, 7pm at Hinckley Rugby Club. Tickets will be £10 and include a carvery meal. Please let Odette know if you (and partners/family) will be attending. Payment can be made through BACS (Sort code 05-04-65, Acc no 47287140) and put in the reference that the money is for presentation night.

Standard Times 2018

Applications are now open for this year’s Standard Times awards.

For full information, times, and rules see the Standard Times page.

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 year book at the presentation night.

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019. Early entries encouraged.

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.

AGM

This year’s Hinckley Running Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at The New Plough Inn, 24 Leicester Rd, Hinckley LE10 1LS, 8.00pm for 8.15pm start. Details have been sent to all members by email.