Hitchin Triathlon 2018 Entries Open

It’s here, It’s open the Hitchin Triathlon is on.  Enter here for the race on July 8th 2018.  The Hitchin Triathlon is set in the beautiful surroundings of North Hertfordshire.  This is a sprint distance event with an outdoor 400m pool swim, a 20km bike section, the 5km run. The event is held at Hitchin swimming pool, with the swim being 8 lengths of the outdoor pool (50m per length), you then exit the water and go straight into transition which is based next to the outdoor pool. Upon leaving transition with…

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Hitchin Town Center 5km -2018

Hitchin town centre 5km race – RACE INSTRUCTIONS AND RULES Welcome to the Hitchin town centre 5km race! This is a uniquely set up course that is fast and flat and has great PB potential! All participants will get a bespoke medal and refreshments post-race. Race entry costs £6.50. You can enter via the tab on the main page and complete the required fields to enter. This race currently caters for 300 runners.  The race will start at 9am on Sunday 30th September 2018 on the high street in town. This…

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North Herts First Saturday 5Km

North Herts 5km map

In worthy competition to the parkruns in the area, the North Herts First Saturday 5km run is a local institution and now (from May) is free.  Taking place on Norton common this run is well attended and is a park run on a mix of paths and grass with some small hilly sections.  It might not be a pb course due to the hills but it is fun for all ages and abilities.  There are more details on the NHRR website. From the site: “The run is a two lap course…

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Parkruns Near Hitchin

parkrun coming to hitchin

There isn’t a parkrun in Hitchin yet, mainly thanks to North Herts Council who have supported the funding of an event but not the use of their lands. While the hunt continues there are many other parkruns in the area which are well worth a Saturday morning trip. parkrun is a series of 5k runs held on Saturday mornings at 9am in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. If you’re aged between 4 and…

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Supporting A Local Beginners Run

HItchin Learn to Run

A free twelve week running course starts in Hitchin this month to help encourage beginners to get on the move. The programme of classes, supported by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), along with England Athletics will be run by friendly instructors who are members of the Hitchin Running Club. The weekly classes are will take place every Tuesday until 28 July at 6.30 pm meeting at the play area of Walsworth Common in Hitchin. Liz Green Head of Policy and Community Services at NHDC said: “We would like to encourage…

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