upcoming events

29th November 2015

Coombe 8, Coventry


6th December 2015

Derby Runner XC 3 Bradgate


13th December 2015

Turkey Trot Half Marathon


19th December 2015

Gaddesby Gallop 5.25 miles XC


20th December 2015

Wigston Phoenix 6 Mile Xmas Handicap

First runner to set off at 10.30am

26th December 2015

Barrow Runners Boxing Day Handicap


3rd January 2016

Huncote Hash XC - 6.5 miles


10th January 2016

Allestree X/C

17th January 2016

Markfield 10k

LRRL Winter League Race 1

24th January 2016

Barrow 6

LRRL Winter League Race 2


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.
Winter training
With the nights lengthening we begin our winter training. Sessions start at 7 pm from a variety of venues:
Victoria Park - meet by the Recycling Centre on Victoria Park Road (near St Leonards Road)
Wigston - meet in the car park of the Elms

29/10/15 Vicky park
5/11/15 Vicky park
12/11/15 Wigston
19/11/15 Vicky Park
26/11/15 Vicky park

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
6-8 November 2015 Cromer. Following a successful trip to the North Norfolk Coast last year we're going back this year! The sign up sheet is out, but unfortunately full already. Get your name down on the stand-by list. £50 Deposit to be paid by 15th September to secure your place. Places with no deposit paid, by this date, will be offered to those on the stand-by list. Total cost for 2 night B&B and evening meal will be around £100 (tbc)
London Marathon Club Ballot
We have been allocated ONE London Marathon Club place so if you was unsuccessful in the mail London ballot and you wish to enter the club ballot, please pass your regection slips/emails to Dean Hassall (or any other club member)ASAP
The usual club rules apply, you must have been a menber of the club for at least one full year, you can not have been successful in last years ballot and you can not be a second claim member of Wigston
90th County XC championships
Saturday 9th January 2016
90th County Cross Country Championships, Burbage Common, Hinckley, Leics.
Races for both sexes and all categories from U13 to 35+
Qualification: have been born in Leicestershire or lived in the county continuously for 9 months.

There is no block entry - you have to enter individually. You can do this on line or down load the application form if you prefer to enter via post.

Further details are available on the Leicestershire and Rutland Athletics Association website:
2016 LRRL Winter/Summer Races
Winter ~~~~~
17th January = Markfield 10K ~~~~~~
24th January = Barrow 6 ~~~~~
28th February = Stilton 7 ~~~~~
06th March = Kibworth 6 ~~~~~
27th March = Desford 6 ~~~~~
15th May = Westend 8 ~~~~~
22nd May = Anstey ?? ~~~~~
05th June = Swithland 6 ~~~~~
06th July = Hungarton 7 ~~~~~
03rd August = Joy Cann 5 ~~~~~
14th August = Hermitage 10K ~~~~~
04th September = John Fraser 10
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)

Suggested Routes (24/11/15) it's the Manor Road runs:
Shorter Route: 5.2 miles
Middle Route: 6.6 miles
Longer Route: 7.2 + miles

If you have ideas for routes let Clive know!
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.