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, 24 December 2005

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Next year we will be planning the races we do and the training required to do well in them. We already have a couple of marathons to work with, Nottingham and London, so that means long runs THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! We are also training for Nice half and Chamonix. So pick those races and plan that programme; I can't wait!

Whilst you are waiting for Santa to call why not get those stinky trainers out and give them the treatment. Here are some solutions from our climbing friends:
  • You can try putting them into a freezer for a couple of days. The cold temps may kill the offending bacteria.
  • antibacterial spray, selling it cheap at rock & run
  • clean the smell by bunging them in a bag with some of those bath bomb things shoved inside.
  • I've found a spray of Boot's anti-odour/fungal after each use can be reasonably effective.
  • I now find the best remedy is to dry them out when you get back, stick each one in it's own Tesco's bag and tie the tops tightly. Then simply chuck them in the boot of the car until the next time you use 'em. Just be sure to point the Tesco's bag away from your face when you tear it open again.
  • You could try Paxton's Climbing Cleaner - you can use it as a cleaner for the outside of the shoe and sprayed inside and left (it's anti-bacterial) to get rid of the rest of the smell. Works on most things apparently.
  • I had the same problem with Salomon approach shoes and they were so disgusting I took them to the tip.

Monday, 19 December 2005

Training and Racing Tuesday 20 December - Sunday 25 December 2005
The session will start from Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham, meet in Reception.

Tuesday 20 December - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10M run with efforts - duration and recovery to be negotiated on the night ;-)

Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December- 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton. Turning out for this run will be Gary, Neil, Nick, Rob & Simon.

Next Tuesday we are having our Christmas Chinese meal in Beeston, meet in the Barrel Wine Bar, Beeston at 8pm. Eating at 9pm, contact Simon for booking. It's also Simon's 50th Birthday.


Wednesday 21 Dec 2005 7:00 pm (1 mile),
Dave Denton's Demented Derby Dash - Derby.

07 Jan 2006 1:45 pm
North Midland Cross Country League - Ashfield Comprehensive, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham.

04 Mar 2006
C.A.U. Inter-Counties Championships/ Reebok Cross-Country Nottingham, Wollaton Park.

To run in the leagues you need to be a member of an affiliated club, a couple of us have joined Redhill Road Runners so that we can compete this year. If you want to compete, join a club now. Most of us are in one club or another. If you want any help with this, see Gary, Ben, AndyT, Simon, Toni, Rich, Paul or AndyW.