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.

Sunday, 20 February 2005


Training and Racing Tuesday 22 February - Sunday 27 February 2005
Tuesday 22 February - 6:30 pm - Nottingham Tennis Centre
Bramcote Route for a 10, 9 or 8 mile training session. There are two options. Coach Henderson and Ben are doing a variable steady-state run and Gary McMahon is doing a 8 mile heart rate fartlek.

The tempo run will be structured along the lines of a Daniel's cruise intervals session. Essentially this involves breaking up a typical tempo run, which is usually ~25min @ 10M - 1/2 marathon race pace* into several segments separated by short rests. We're thinking 3 x 10 min with 2 min recoveries or 5 x 6 min with 1 min recoveries following a substantial warm-up (~25-30 min) and followed by a decent cool-down (~10-15 min).

*(if you're using a HR monitor, tempo pace equates to ~85% WHR, where 85% WHR = max HR - min HR * 0.85 + min HR e.g. for a runner with a max of 200 bpm, resting of 40bpm, you'd get 200-40*0.85+40 = 176bpm)

Thursday 24 February - 6:30pm - Tennis Centre

9 miles over a course to be suggested on Tuesday. (Watch this space)

Saturday 26 February - 9:00am - St. Leonard's Drive, Wollaton (Park)
University and Park run of 1 hour, 7.5 miles.

Sunday 27 February - 9:00am - Nottingham Tennis Centre
20 miles with shortcuts for those that need them. A flat course along the river, to Holme Pierrepont back along the river and canal to Beeston. Ben and Gary are leaving the Tennis Centre at 8:40am for an additional few miles.

Do's
7pm Saturday 26 February: Dinner at Scruffy's Derby Road. contact Andy T for table booking. 12 booked so far.

Upcoming Races
9am 26 February: Belvoir Challenge 15 & 26 miles. http://www.belvoirchallenge.fsnet.co.uk/ [Entries should be in now

12 noon 26 February: FELLDANCER NOON STONE FELL RACE. AM. 9m/2300' . £4 - includes the legendary and universally renowned Top Brink Chip Butty. Teams free. ER/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: 63.57 A.Wrench 1994; f. 80.35 T.Sloan 1995. No training over the race route, please. Details: Andrew Horsfall, 87 Bacup Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 7HG. Tel: 01706 818623. Email: andrew.caite@easicom.com