Farewell

Nottingham City Harriers was the name adopted by a group of runners at the end of 2003 who, upon resignation from a local athletics club, set up their own independent training sessions.

The numbers have dwindled over the years and traveling to training venues at rush hour has got ever more difficult with worsening traffic conditions. So it has been decided to end the informal group from 17th January 2018, the remaining individuals continuing in a private capacity.

Many thanks to the runners who have supported these sessions over the years but we hope to still see some of you from time to time in the future.

Saturday, 2 October 2004


Training and Racing 3 October - 10 October 2004
Sunday 3 October - 9:00am - TENNIS CENTRE, University Boulevard
The long one, we will head out to Holme Pierrepont and return along the river to Chilwell. Toni & Craig are starting early to do 5 miles extra.
Tuesday 5 October - 6:30pm - Tennis Centre, University Boulevard
10 miles+ at a strong pace, possibly with efforts on the Chilwell route, see below (click on picture for larger map.)

STAPLEFORD
10 mile route only, due to a lack of turn offs
From TC, west along Uni B'vard, then left at Queens Rd East. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles to the Manor pub, turn right. Follow this road all the way to Stapleford, crossing the A52 on the way. Turn right, up to the Bramcote Island, then continue down the A52 to the Priory Island, turning right onto Woodside Rd, then back along Uni B'vard.

Wednesday 6 October - 6pm - Tennis Centre, University Boulevard
The Ken Allen-endorsed midweek longish run. An out-and-back to Holme Pierrepont returning via Beeston Lock. Meet at the Tennis Centre at 6pm. Check with Gary, Toni, Rich or Paul for a run.
Thursday 7 October - 6:30pm. Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10 mile road run with a sustained effort to Stapleford.
Note that Trev's group resume winter training today. Tuesday at the University or Embankment (long reps) and on Thursday, track sessions. For October the dates are Tues 5th, 19th, University...12th, 26th Embankment, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Track.

Saturday 9 October - 10am - St. Leonards Avenue, Wollaton.
Easy 1 hour session round the Park and University.
or
North Midland Cross Country League - Markeaton Park, Derby. 1:00pm - U13 Boys. 1:05pm - Girls, U15. 1:15pm - U17 Men. 1:20pm - Girls, U13. 1:40pm - U15 Boys. 1:50pm - Women, Senior, Junior, U17 and Vet. 2:15pm - Men, Senior, Junior and Vet.
Sunday 10 October - 9am - Tennis Center, University Boulevard.
The long one, how about we head out along the canal / river towards Sawley, turn right at Trent Lock onto the Erewash canal and then go up there a really long way before coming back via the Nottingham Canal. Start steady, finish at 'Paul Archer-endorsed' suicidal pace!

Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Carmel leaves for York

The dinner at Yod Siam Thai Restaurant was great, Carmel received a leaving present of an elongated pear(?)


It was a celebrity event as you can see.

Sunday, 26 September 2004


RESULTS: Retford Half Marathon
  • Paul Archer 4th overall, County Gold medal(vet), County Bronze (overall), 1st Vet, personal best in 1:17:20. Well done Paul, not a bad day out!
  • Neil Kirk 1:19:50 a personal best, well done Neil.
  • Gary McMahon 1:28:(a lot) a 'bench-mark' time (get a move on!)
A great day out was had by all - well done lads.

Training Tuesday 28th September - Geoff's Group

As with the fastest group (see blog below) this also starts at 6 .30 pm from the Tennis Centre

This will be a 9 miles fartlek.

For those not in the know about the two groups; as a rough rule of thumb the main group doing the 10 miles at strong pace are for those whose times are below 37 -38 mins for 10k, 62 for 10 miles 85 mins half marathon or kick s**t out of assorted fells.

Geoff's group is for slower paced runners down to very roughly 50 mins 10K ,70 mins for 10m 105 mins half marathon and who would like to improve.

If any slower paced runners feel this is still to fast for them then a vacancy exists for anyone who will lead slower runners on a regular basis starting at the same time as the rest of us. If any one volunteers we will shout it from the rooftops as well as circulate by electronic means.