******XC League 2021/2022******Bring on the mud!!!!
The following fixtures are confirmed for the Derby Runner XC League:
14th November – Holly Hayes Woods
12th December – Bagworth Heath
16th January – Martinshaw Woods
30th January – Mallory Park
6th March – Bosworth Battlefield (hosted by Hinckley)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with XC, read on!
Races are between 5 miles and 10km in length.
Terrain varies depending on location and weather – some are more like trail running and some are what we like to call “proper XC”!
Teams consist of 8 men (including 2 vet 40+) and 4 ladies (including 1 vet 40+).
Overall team 7 men (including the 2 vets), 3 ladies (including the vet).
However – everyone who runs will help us, even if they don’t count for our team, they may beat counting runners from other teams, thus pushing their score up – so EVERYONE, regardless of speed is welcome! Like the league races a wide range of abilities participate.
You will need off-road shoes – spikes or trail shoes and must wear a club vest.
There is no entry system – you just turn up!
A car share is organised for each race and we take the HRC tent and tea/coffee supplies.
Someone usually brings cakes !
All of this can be enjoyed for the bargain price of between £4 and £6 per race
There is also a children’s race at each event, open to children in year 3 and upwards, you don’t have to be a club member to run – younger kids do 1 mile, older ones 2 miles.
Many of our HRC junior members participate in these.
Kate XC Rep
14 November – Holly Hayes – Seniors Results
6 Mar – Bosworth – Draft seniors results