The Huncote Hash was started back in the mid 1980s after an initiative by Mr Ted Toft (Leicestershire & Rutland AAA) to return to ‘back to basics’, low cost, no prizes cross country racing. Four races were created and the Huncote Hash is still enjoyed today.
The Huncote Hash takes place on the last (or sometimes first) Sunday of the year. The race takes in local footpaths around the Huncote Leisure Centre, a climb over Croft Hill and the odd skirmish into the stream. Snow, ice, frost, mud and even sunshine have all graced the Hash over the years.
Everyone running receives an equal prize of soup and a roll and the satisfaction of battling the elements.
The Hash now has its very own web site at www.huncotehash.org.uk.
Joy Cann 5
A 5 mile road race through Huncote, Narborough and Enderby, the race established in 1993 and run in the memory of HHAC club runner Joy Cann who actively took part in the club and local league races as well as completing the 1990 London Marathon.
Currently a LRRL Summer League race, this is a popular race that is usually oversubscribed so it is advisable to submit your entries early. The race is usually run on the first Wednesday in August at 7:30pm. A top class field from around the county along with many club and unattached runners make this a great event with an excellent prize list and a significant proportion of the profits are donated to local charities.
The Joy Cann 5 now has its very own web site at www.joycann5.org.uk.
Club Handicap 10K
This 10K event is run on a summer evening and takes in the countryside of Thurlaston, Potters Marston and Huncote. The race is run as a handicap where start times are cleverly worked out and staggered so that, if everyone runs to form, we all cross the finish line together.
This race is for club members only.
The race is always good fun and is rounded off with a BBQ (families and friends welcome) and prizes.