The club organises a Handicap Trophy based on runner's performance in all of the League road and cross country races. All members of the club that count for Striders in the League races will automatically be included in the series.
The way it works - Every runner is given an average time per mile based on their previous race history (reset each year). Counting starts immediately after the club prize giving in December - this is then adjusted through the year as their performance develops. Numbers are reset each year based on the previous year and we have separate numbers for both XC and Road. This number represents "the best average YOU". It might become a tougher target if you improve, but it won't get easier if you are off-form. Get training if you want to beat it! At no point will your handicap time be any faster than your best run in the previous year - and it might be slower.
For each counting race we compare your actual performance to your handicap - the person with the biggest improvement (or smallest deficit) gets the most points - we total the best 8 results over the year.
The idea is that it’s a level playing field for everybody and we all have a chance.
Please see our Facebook page for updates on the current times and leader board
Last few XC League (enter on day):
26/1/20 - Grace Dieu
16/2/20 - Bagworth Heath (our race)
1/3/20 - Bosworth Battlefield
The return of the LRRL Road race calendar (yay!):
Spring League Races:
23/02/20 – Stilton 7 (entries go live tomorrow!)
08/03/20 – Kibworth 6
*Was 15/03/20 – Markfield 10K ...New date is 19th April 2020*
29/03/20 – Desford 5
03/05/20 – Bosworth Half Marathon (entries are live now)
Summer League Races:
17/05/20 – West End 8
07/06/20 – Swithland 6
21/06/20 – Prestwold 10K
05/08/20 – Joy Cann 5
23/08/20 – Carl Rutt 10K
06/09/20 – Rotherby 8 (new race)
Just wanted to let you know that Emma Smith and I will be starting a separate group from the main club run on Thursday nights. We will kick this off from Thursday 13th October. (Still starting at 6.45pm from SID).
This group will be to accommodate our new C25K graduates, but would also be suitable for existing members who want a shorter run, or are maybe wanting to get back into running. The routes will be approx 5k each week, and at a nice steady pace.
Hopefully we'll see some of our members from the first C25K group we did who may not want to do the distance/pace that the main club run does - please please come along - you're more than welcome and we'll make sure everyone is looked after.
Any questions please email me, or see me at the club
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There are no catches or hidden charges and Desford Striders / Flyers will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
Derby Runner League 2016/2017 XC details below.
30/10/2016 Holly Hayes Woods Hermitage(With a
back up of Foremark if Holly Hayes not available)
13/11/2016 Markfield Westend Runners
27/11/2016 Bagworth Heath Desford Striders
11/12/2016 Bradgate Park RoadHoggs
15/01/2017 Sinai Park Hatton Darts
19/02/2017 Allestree Park Derwent Runners
05/03/2017 Bosworth Visitor Centre Hinckley
Main Race runners have to be 15 and over. Kids Races 1M for upto and
including Year 6, 2M for above Year 6.
Main Race £3 for all except Bradgate Park where it will be £4 but this includes a fee for Parking. There may
be a £2.50 car park charge at Bosworth Visitors Centre.
Kids Races £1
Car sharing is essential. If you turn up in a car with less than 3 you won't be allowed in the car park except for cars with club tents in.
Age categories for individuals this year will be in 5 year gaps starting at VM40 & VF40 e.g. VF40, VF45 etc.