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.

Tuesday Training – 21 Jan

Castle Street! What could it possibly be??

1 mile ish warm up

Technique, Flying 30s and general running up hills.

Depart the LC at 6:30, meet at venue (bottom of castle street) at 6:40 ish

Odette

Thursday Routes – 16 Jan

Route W10

Long: 10 miles (6:30pm departure from HLC)

Short: 6.2 miles (6:30pm departure from HLC)

Please be at the leisure centre for 6:20pm ready for a prompt departure at 6:30pm.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Penny

Hinckley team photos at Martinshaw Woods XC

Tuesday Training – 14 Jan

⭐️Tuesday night session ‘Hills!!’
Meet at Hinckley leisure centre to leave at 6:30pm or meet at Olympic Way, Hinckley, off Leicester Road, near the golf club, about 6:40pm.
Run in pairs, one on one off 😊
Liz

Tuesday Training – 7 Jan

Lay-by at the top end of Rugby Road (just before Sketchley Hill roundabout).
Working in pairs…one lap on, one lap off…varied pace workout.
Meet at Luisure Centre to depart at 6:30pm or 6:45pm start at the session.

Jenny

Non-members are welcome to come along to the first few sessions for free to try out the club before joining.

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.

Christmas break

There will now be no regular club training, juniors or all sorts until after new year.

But Toucan Run is on Saturday 28th and all are invited.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Hinckley Running Club!

Tuesday Training – 17 Dec

Hi everyone, Tuesday night training – meet at the LC 6.30 to start session at 6.40. High viz and Christmas hat or smile essential!!!

We’re doing ‘the hill is our friend’ session with festive fun!! Castle street here we come!

Looking forward to seeing you all,
Mrs Santa aka Aly xxxxxx🎅🎄

Aly

Team photo at the Mallory Park XC on Sunday

Thursday Routes – 5 Nov

Long: 10 miles
Short: 6.2 miles

Ref W10 on our website

6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure from Hinckley Leisure Centre.

See you there

Penny

Thursday Routes – 14 Nov

Ref W13

Long: 9.0 miles

Short: 6.9 miles

Both have options to ‘miss bits out’ or ‘add bits on’!! (see map below – remember to click on the map to be able to ‘zoom in and out’ to see road names etc).

Usual 6:20pm meet for a 6:30pm departure with your hi viz tops please! See you there ?

Penny