upcoming events

3rd May 2015

Livingston Relays, Braunstone Park


3rd May 2015

Redbull Wings For Life World Run

11:00 start time

4th May 2015

Milton Keynes Marathon + Half Marathon


4th May 2015

Woodhouse May Day Challenge 13.5 miles


10th May 2015

KABW Bosworth Half Marathon


17th May 2015

Syston 8

Winter League Race 5

17th May 2015

Leicester 10K

Abbey Park

29th May 2015

Norman Bennett 3 Mile Track Handicap

Members only club event - 3 mile handicap race

7th June 2015

Swithland 6

LRRL Summer League Race 1

14th June 2015

Two Castles Run (10K)

Online registration opens 02/03/2015 at 08:00


Welcome to Wigston Phoenix R C

Welcome to Wigston Phoenix Running Club. We are a friendly, sociable club who cater for all standards of runners in Wigston, Oadby and South West Leicestershire.
Our main training night is Tuesday, when we meet at The Elms Social and Ex-Services Club (formerly the Royal British Legion) in Wigston.
For more details, see the training and about us pages.
Web page
Nicky Whitehead has agreed to help with keeping the web page up to date with news, results, photos etc.
If you have anything you want adding just let him know by telling him at the club or sending him a quick email at nickywhitehead21@googlemail.com.
Training weekend
17-19 April 2015 Hartington Hall, Derbys - THANKS CAROLE A BRILLIANT WEEK END!
WP take over Braunstone parkrun
28/2/15 WP took over Braunstone parkrun for the very first time.
Fantastic volunteer turnout ensured the BPR went smoothly. So a big thank you to all of our volunteers and runners. We hope to repeat again soon (a bit of sun would be nice too!)

Winter Road Running League
The winter league is a closed league meaning you must be a member of an affiliated club to participate (e.g Wigston Phoenix!). You arrive on the day and pay £4 (50p increase from last year to cover additional cost) to your club representative (that’s me this year) and off you go:) Rememeber to bring your chip back to the desk after your race, so we know you have finished safely and avoid a £10 fine! After your 1st race you keep the same race number for the duration of winter league, so keep hold of your number and remember it for the next race(s) :) Please note a club vest or top must be worn for these races (see me). See the fixtures list for race details.
Website is Back
After a few technical gremlins, our website is back up and running. There may still be some issues, which we will resolve as we come across them. And a whole new look website will be along later this year.
2015 AGM
This years AGM took place on Tuesday 03rd February 2015. Pete Sylvester was re-elected as chair (unopposed), as were Secretary Dean Hassall and Treasurer Rob Nurse.
Club Kit
We have a selection of racing and training kit available:
- Club Vests, £15.00,,. - The new Techical Tees are available for £20. There are a few of the old Technical Tops, £14 for short-sleeved and £16 for long-sleeved . - A few Beanie hats, £5, - Hoodies, £18. See Clive.
Tuesday Training Routes
To help members plan their training schedules we will try to publish the routes for the next sessions.
Sorry we can't post the maps as links - highlight the address and copy, then paste into your address bar (Chrome & Firefox can take you there when you highlight the address & right click)

Tuesday 21/4/15 suggested routes majority off-road routes:
5.6 Miler easily shortened or lengthened with a few reps on the railway embankment
7.4 miler can also be lengthened with a few reps on the railway embankment!

If you have ideas for routes let Clive know!
Summer Training
For the lighter nights it's back to the Manor Rd track. With alternative sessions at Brocks Hill, Shady Lane arboretum and hill work in Saddington

Manor Rd meet by the observatory next to the track
Brocks Hill car park by the visitor centre
Saddington - lay-by by the Sailing Club

7 pm 23/4/15 Manor Rd Track
7 pm 30/4 Brocks Hill
7 pm 7/5/15 Manor Rd Track
Monday Evening Track Session
Westend Runners are holding track sessions at Saffron Lane on Monday evenings 19:00
These are now open to our runners to attend as these sessions are now being shared with some other clubs, one if which is Wigston Phoenix.
The cost of this is £2 per session