Hitchin Relay 2018 Details

The Hitchin Relay Race Sunday 3rd June 2018 10am start time Introduction Hello and welcome to the Hitchin Relay Race. This will be the second time that this fun event will have taken place. It was first held in 2015 and after a 2-year absence, it is back! This year we are raising money to help Lister Hospital and for the Cardiac and emergency departments. All profits will go to this cause as this is a non-profit event. Location This year’s race will be held at Hitchin Rugby Club, on…

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Hitchin 10km 2019

THE HITCHIN 10km Hello and welcome to The Hitchin 10km. This race is taking place on Sunday 19th May and with a race start time of 9am. The route is an accurate, almost all road course, with some sections on footpaths. The route has been measured and certified by as accurate to 10,000 meters, or better known as 10km! Chip timing The event is chip timed for accurate timing as we appreciate that we all like to know what we got when we cross the start line to the end.…

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Hitchin Town Center 2018

The historic town of Hitchin is also home to this established town centre run.  You may also know this town as Parminster the home of the neurotic Dr Foster and friends.  This run takes you from the market square round the edge of the town past the historic St Mary’s church and out round the town coming back down Tilehouse Street.  This run is a fast, winding, flat course and a place for a personal best.  If we could run this every week we would. For 2018 this is taking place…

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Hitchin Triathlon 2018

Welcome to the Hitchin Triathlon. Based at Hitchin swimming pool, this sprint distance triathlon is unique compared to other sprint triathlons in that the swim takes place in the 50m outdoor pool in Hitchin, giving you the safety and security of a pool-based swim but that outdoor feel. This event takes place in the heart of British summertime in early July. The course takes in the outdoor pool swim that is 400m, followed by a mildly undulating – flat course on the bike that is 20km, and then the 5km…

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Posh 5km Race

The Posh 5km is for those that like their races with a bit of class and some bubbles and nibbles enroute.  Set in the grounds of the beautiful grounds of Offley Place this race takes you round the grounds and ensures you are well served throughout by your butlers and maids as you run.  At the end relax in the grounds and enjoy a final glass of bubbly and have your brow mopped by one of the staff.  This has been run for the first year in 2017 and hopefully…

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Hitchin Town Center 2018 Open

The historic town of Hitchin is also home to this established town centre run.  You may also know this town as Parminster the home of the neurotic Dr Foster and friends.  This run takes you from the market square round the edge of the town past the historic St Mary’s church and out round the town coming back down Tilehouse Street.  This run is a fast, winding, flat course and a place for a personal best.  If we could run this every week we would.  For 2018 this is taking…

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Posh 5km Race Details 2017

Hello everyone Welcome to the Posh 5km! Here you will find the details about the event. The race will start at 11am at Offley Place, Herts, on Sunday 10th September 2017. It is situated between Hitchin and Luton and access via the closest main road is from the A505. Upon reaching Offley you will come across the entrance to Offley Place, just off Kings Walden Road. The site map for when you arrive at Offley Place is below: Upon arrival, just follow the prompts to find the car park and…

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Swimming by Zoe Hague

Swimming If I were to say that swimming had been my life, that wouldn’t be too far off the truth. I am 20 years old and have been swimming ever since I can remember. When I turned 8 I had my first try out with Hitchin Swimming Club and both myself and my parents knew from that day that swimming was going to be my thing. Between the ages of 10-18 I didn’t really have much of a social life, I was doing what I enjoyed best. Early morning starts,…

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Endurance Training – An Athlete’s View

  Firstly, an introduction. I’ve competed as an ‘endurance’ athlete since I was 12 years old, starting off racing as a kid on the track, distances from 800 metres upwards, before competing as a GB U23 and England senior at 3000steeplechase, cross country and road, with the highlight becoming national half marathon champion. I also competed as a GB elite Duathlete for two seasons, competing at World and European champs, before switching my attention to Ultra distance running, coming 5th in the World 50km champs, before a final run for…

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David Wardle – Ex England Junior Middle Distance Runner writes

So most of my beliefs on training revolve around the ‘Lydiard Method’… in simple terms you build a solid foundation of conditioning with a large base of aerobic training before you even consider doing anything too specific like speed work or ‘hard’ running. I think the main reason new runners stop after a few weeks or find their early training so painful is because they are dipping into anaerobic training because of poor conditioning and all the horrible effects that has, lactic acid, muscular breakdown etc… If that means you…

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