Derby Runner XC League

14th March 2022
Draft results from Bosworth XC XC5 2022
Watch this space for further update when individual standings are released.
30th January 2022
Today team Striders ventured over to Mallory Park to participate in the fourth race in the Derby Runner XC league. Run in glorious winter sun the conditions were perfect for all competitors. The 5.40 mile course took in two circuits over varied terrain , running through woodland, along tracks that were on the outside of the race circuit and across grass. Fortunately with the recent dry weather  there was very little mud to contend with this time. Although there was quite a lot of grassland the route took participants repeatedly up and down the short but very steep sections of the 4 wheel drive testing track, which was both testing on the legs and stamina.
First home for team Striders was Andy Hart in a very impressive 36th overall position in a mens field over over 200. Next in was David Brook (55th), followed by Ian Bickle (63rd), Andy Nicholls (76th), who had spend the previous day chasing around Chatsworth Park competing in an Orienteering Event. Only three place behind was Duncan Greene (79th), then Anthony Ison (98th), John Martin (159th) and Chris Genes (174th) who at the last moment made up the team numbers due to Ian Drage unfortunately having to pull out when he injured himself during his warmup.
The ladies also fielded a full team, with again Zoe Wyrko leading their team home in a strong ladies field in 61st place. Battling it out to take the next two places home was the ever youthful Jane Martin and hot on her heels Anne Craddock coming in 74th and 76th positions respectively.  Completing the team score was Leigh Pick, guided  by Nick Pryke in 92nd place.
There is a break now until the final event on March 6th we move onto the Bosworth Battlefield course to encounter the appropriately “Bosworth Bog”.
Missing from the photo is Andy Hart.
17th January
XC3 2022    Open link for provisional results
On Sunday a group of Stilton Strides entered and ran in the third race in a series of five Derby Runner cross country events organised by West End Runners. The 5.55 mile (8.85km) course was both a physically challenging race due to the very heavy going with lots of mud to contend with and also it was a very technically difficult course as it meandered through Martinshaw Woods with the bright sun making it difficult underfoot navigating the tree routes and open ditches. In the mens race Josh Dadd was first Strider home in a very creditable 32nd place out of a field of nearly 300. Next home was David Brook (58th), Ian Bickle (78th), Andy Nicholls (99th), Anthony Ison (118th), Ian Drage (127th), Duncan Greene (137th) and Robert Craig (142nd). Robert was hampered by losing the sole off one of his shoes half way round. Also running was Michael Cooke (166th), John Martin (226th) and Chris Genes (244th). In the women’s section, which started 5 minutes after the mens race, debutante Zoe Wyrko finished strongly in 78th position, followed by Jane Martin (97th), Anne Craddock (111th) and Leigh Pick (119th) who as a partially sighted runner was guided around by Nick Pryke, which was a credit to them both considering the difficult and sometimes congested course.
Earlier in the day Ayesha Bickle completed in an equally challenging Primary School age race and finished in a well deserved 6th position


December 19th details of third race in Derby Runner XC series. 16th January 2022 Martinsthorpe Woods.  Race Info –    Martinshaw Woods XC – 16 January 2022 (1)

December 15th provisional results for Bagworth Heath  Bagworth heath XC2 2021

December 2nd 2021 Information Sheet for Race 2 12th December 2021 here Bagworth Heath race info sheet 2021


Following Sunday (14th November) Holly Hayes Race SSRC Ladies team will be awarded trophy for finishing second in Division 2 for the 2019 season. The awards will take place at The Lady Gary Pub , Whitwick

Refer to following link for the  Derby Runner Age Category Results for the 2019/2020 Season. agereport

During the winter the club competes in the Derby Runner Cross Country League. Normally a series of six races set over challenging routes in the North of Leicestershire. However, due to the loss of venues due to Covid-19 restrictions the 2021 season only has four races listed until they can re-negotiate additional ones.

In addition we have sent teams and individuals to enter the Midland and Leicestershire XC Championships. Dates for 2021 TBC.

For the Derby Runner XC we normally car share to get there and we provide tented changing and we enjoy hot drinks and cakes and biscuits post race.

Below are the provisional fixtures agreed at the Derby XC league meeting. We will update as and when confirmations are received.
14/11/2021   Holly Hayes (Hermitage)
12/12/2021   Bagworth Heath (Desford)
16/01/2022   Martinshaw Woods (Westend)
30/01/2022   Mallory Park (Dave Mann)
06/03/2022   Bosworth Battlefield (Hinckley)
Most races will be £4-£7 per person plus parking.
Junior races will be £2 per runner and the start will be 10.30.
At certain venues we have used a split start, men first, then ladies. It was agreed that all races will be a split start this season.