upcoming events

12th April 2015

Belvoir Half Marathon, Hose

10.00am

12th April 2015

Worcester Half Marathon

09:30

19th April 2015

Derbyshire 10k

Dreby County Football Ground (9.00am)

19th April 2015

Beacon Easter Bunny Run 10K

Also a 3K run

19th April 2015

Greater Manchester Marathon

09:00

25th April 2015

Farmagedden Frolics 10K, Brooksby College

11.00am

26th April 2015

London Marathon

26th April 2015

Shakespeare Full & Half Marathon

9.30am

3rd May 2015

Redbull Wings For Life World Run

11:00 start time

3rd May 2015

Livingston Relays, Braunstone Park

10.30am

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Welcome to Wigston Phoenix R C

Welcome
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 - NOW FULL See Social Events Page for further details
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 are publishing 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)

Road Routes 31/3/15: Pork Pie
4.7 miles
http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3968106.html
5.8 miles
http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3968117.html
6.8 miles
http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_3968113.html

Alternative routes part off road making the most of the extra hour
6.9 miles Via canal and Mill Lane to Blaby, optional hill reps on Brick Hill then back via Glen Road through S. Wigston.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6566413

Shorter route 5.3 miles
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6566408
back via "the Ford"

If you have ideas for routes let Clive know!
Winter Training
The dark nights are back with us, so the venues change for the Thursday night training sessions starting at 7 pm.
Victoria Park - meet on Victoria Park Rd, by the gates next to recycling centre.
Manor Road - meet on the road by the University Sport Centre
Wigston - meet on the Elms car park.

02/4/15 Manor Rd (Last winter session)Note this will be partly on the 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