Hinckley Running Club is a friendly running and athletics club for children and adults, based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. Learn more about our club.

Pre-Marathon Inspiration

Patricia bumped into a fellow runner in London this afternoon. Good luck to everyone running the London Marathon tomorrow!

Light evenings are back

A seniors group training session on Tuesday at 6.30pm

Well done for tonight everyone, there was such a lovely buzz in the air and it was great to hear. Keep up the good work 💪🏼

Coach Charlotte

Kibworth 6

Kibworth 6 team photo
Runners on the final hill (Photo: Graeme Slight)

A great HRC turnout and perfect running weather at the Kibworth 6, a hilly 6-mile road race, with many members running it for the first time. It was the first running of this race since March 2020. We thank Roadhoggs and Fleckney & Kibworth for putting on a great race.

Battlefield XC

A superb photo by Harry Robinson of the Junior race
This dramatic view of the start of the Seniors race was taken by Graeme Slight
End-of-season awards were presented after the race

Some photos from today’s cross-country races at Bosworth Battlefield centre, an event organised by Hinckley RC. This was the last race of this season’s XC league.



Fab to see our presentation evening feature in this week’s Hinckley Times 🗞️

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Stilton 7

Well done again to everyone that raced today at Stilton 7. It’s a tough course and it never gets easier 😂

Provisional results are available now at www.lran.org.uk


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.

Ravenstone XC

A fantastic turnout and some superb running today – well done team!



Great turnout tonight! Hope you all enjoyed it😈😁

Coach James



It was brilliant to get together yesterday evening at our annual presentation evening and celebrate everyone’s fantastic achievements!Huge congratulations to all our club members on your achievements during 2022!!

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Huge congratulations to our fabulous club chairwoman Charlotte Sinclair who was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Hinckley and Bosworth Sport and Health Alliance awards this week!! Charlotte was nominated by our club secretary Liz Aspden-Mansfield who described the amazing work Charlotte has done for our club. Thank you so much Charlotte from everyone at HRC – we are very lucky and very proud to have you leading our team

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Martinshaw XC

Team photo
Start of Juniors Race

Yesterday saw a Derby Runner League Cross Country race at Martinshaw Woods, organised by West End Runners. Pictures by Harry Robinson.

Remembering Geoff

A small selection of photos and words from members of the club.

Rest in peace Geoff. Such a lovely man. He welcomed and talked to me for ages at my first race for the club, I nearly missed the start! Not many people leave such a lasting impression on so many as Geoff did 

Geoff was one of the most inspirational, kind, knowledgeable and encouraging men I have ever known. 

Will always remember his simple but very true “one foot in front of the other” motto.

He’s left quite the legacy and inspired many while remaining humble. Something for us all to aspire to.

Its goodbye to the great Geoff Oliver running legend and mate, thankyou for the inspiration over the years and the miles.

It’s been a privilege to know such a gentleman and I’m sure your spirit will live on at Hinckley Running Club

Some words that were written in 2017 by Nick Marshall on the UltraList mailing list regarding the 24-hour running world record:

One man stands far above his peers.  In 2009, Englishman Geoff Oliver’s 20:23:49 when he was 76 made him the leader by more than an hour in the over-75 category. Among the exclusive over-80 group, the gap he has over everyone else is enormous. In a track run on Sept. 20, 2014 when he was 81, Oliver narrowly missed breaking the one-day barrier.  At the 24-hour mark Geoff was a mere 208 yards short of reaching 100 miles!  He finished it in 24:01:17.  So no one has ever run 100 miles in less than a full day after age 80, but Oliver fell short by only 77 seconds.  Nonetheless, he remains the oldest person in history to run a sub-24 for the distance, having done a 22:39:44 when he was 79 years and 46 days old.

I will leave the final word to Geoff in the card he sent to the club this year: