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.

Geoffrey Oliver

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.

Standard Times Awards 2022

Applications are now open for this year’s awards.

Application Form — Microsoft Excel version (.xlsx)

Application Form — Apple Numbers version (.numbers)

To apply, download and fill in the application form spreadsheet, and email it to

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 and presentation night (see the past yearbooks on the Award Winners page).

The deadline for applications is Midnight on Monday, 2nd January 2023. Early entries are encouraged!

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

HRC Juniors receive funding award

Hinckley Running Club is delighted with their new hoodies and coaching sessions thanks to funding from children’s charity Oakland Foundation.

Shawn Wilebore who has been active in running Hinckley Running Club based at Hastings High School in Burbage since it began some ten-years ago said:

“Without this funding from the Oakland Foundation it would have been much harder to run as a club. We deal with many children who are on the Autistic/ADHD spectrum and with the amount of coaches we now have we can provide these children with a space that is theirs where they are not judged on ability or social standing.

Oakland Foundation

Find out more about HRC Juniors here.

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

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.