Update June 2022

The Seniors are are pretty much “back to normal” now with Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions happening every week.

And the Juniors are now settling into their new home of Hastings High School on Wednesdays evenings.

From this week, the start point for Seniors social runs on Thursday night will be alternating between Argents Mead or Hastings.

We are continuing to accept new members and non-members can join for a free trial for 3 free weeks, to try us out. Join (Seniors)Join (Juniors)

A Tuesday training session for the Seniors in June

Our new kit

The first batch of the new kit has arrived — next batch currently available to order for both Seniors and Juniors by contacting Sanjay (not in our online store yet)

Recent website updates

  • Juniors page: refreshed information, added new photos and a “meet the team” section
  • Membership: new online membership forms for Juniors
  • Routes pages: new map style, and new routes starting from Hastings
  • Home page: our instagram posts are now automatically posted to the website too
  • LRRL 2022: Race results and entry links added

Update January 2022

We are now offering a trial membership which lets you come along to club training sessions for up to 3 weeks for free. To make use of the free membership, fill in the application form and choose the trial membership option. After you send in the form we will invite you to our Facebook group where the training sessions are posted. (A Facebook account is recommended to get the most from the club.)

We are continuing to offer a Tuesday 6.30pm coached session, and Thursday social runs at 6.30pm, with full session details posted on the club Facebook group. For your first session we recommend coming to a Tuesday night for the best introduction.

Club Highlights Video

Hinckley Running Club was nominated for “Club of the Year” in the England Athletics East Midlands Regional Volunteer Awards. We made this video to showcase the club as part of the nomination.

Update — we won!

Pulling together as a club with creativity and innovation has kept Hinckley Running Club members engaged and training during lockdown. As well as setting up daily and weekly challenges, such as Strava art, the club found ways for members to keep in touch using social media, not just sharing run times, but also jokes, pet photos, race stories and more, to make sure the everyday aspect of life kept going despite the unusual events going on elsewhere.

This determination to carry on running didn’t stop once restrictions started easing. The club invented a socially distance version of parkrun, published weekly speed sessions on social media, and set up street sign scavenger hunts. Alongside this, accurately measured routes of various distances were created so members could set their standard times for the year. Last but not least, the Club President provided a socially distanced trophy delivery service to all winners at the club’s annual prize giving.

2021 Standard Times Applications

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, 2nd 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.

Update November 2021

We are continuing to put on two separate coached training sessions each Tuesday at 6.30pm. These are free for members and booking on to the sessions is done through the club’s Facebook group for members.

We have also now resumed our Thursday night social runs for members only. The routes and pace groups are coordinated in advance using the members’ Facebook group.

The Tuesday sessions in particular are recommended as the starting point for beginners and new members.

All sessions remain currently for members only.

Joining the club this month costs £25, for a “14 month for price of 12” membership which lasts until end of December 2022 – see join the club to join simply by sending in an application form and payment. New member applications are welcome.

A HRC Tuesday training night in November 2021

A tuesday night session in October 2021

Update July 2021

With the coming lifiting of restrictions on July 19th it may be worth an update on the club’s plans for Tuesday and Thursday training nights. Tuesday 20th’s training will follow the current format. We then have a committee meeting on the 20th and so we expect to be able to annouce any changes after that.

Update June 2021

Information in the April update remains correct, with coached sessions happeing on Tuesday nights. New members welcome to join!

Also added a new page to our website about the HRC Wombles litter pickers.

Club Update – April 2021

A Tuesday training group session April 2021

Club in-person activities have resumed in a limited form, in compliance with England Athletics guidelines (see Covid-19 framework).

  • Adults: Tuesday night training sessions. We are currently offering three separate coached sessions for members only, at different locations, every tuesday night 6:30. Each group is 12 people and are mixed ability sessions. These must be signed up to in advance via the club Facebook group (new members are welcome to join). The Thursday night sessions are not currently offered.
  • Juniors: Juniors training has resumed, for full details please contact the juniors coaches or see the Juniors Facebook group.
  • All Sorts/Beginners: There are no dedicated beginners sessions at this time however non-members are welcome to join as members to take part in the Tuesday coached sessions.

Awards Night Booklet

HRC presentaiton night is tonight on Zoom!

Here is the accompanying booklet. Thanks to Chris Langham for putting the booklet together once again.

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 28 March 2021: We have updated the Covid statement. Look out for a further announcement about return to training in the coming days.

Update Jan 2021: All sessions are suspended during national lockdown

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 – please contact juniors coaches 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.

We’re back!

🙌🙌We’re back!!🙌🙌

Yesterday evening saw Hinckley Running Club return to coached sessions – with lots of safety measures in place.

The club put on three speed sessions which were held at safe locations and limited to 11 members each plus a coach.

This came following a number of meetings held by the HRC committee to ensure a safe return for all. A club member has also volunteered to act as our COVID-19 co-ordinator.

All members have also been directed to guidelines and advice to help keep themselves and others safe. This includes following a booking system to attend a session, social distancing at sessions and carrying hand sanitiser. Risk assessments were also carried out in relation to each session.

The club will look to continue holding three speed sessions every Tuesday at this stage.

Some members of the club have chosen to continue with their own training groups instead of returning to sessions which the club also very much supports.

Thank you so much to our committee, our coaches and our COVID-19 co-ordinator for all their efforts to allow last night to happen!

It’s good to be back 😊