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.

Friday, 29 December 2006

Geoff's Group 6.30pm Tuesday 2nd January and on

Happy New Year everyone! With those riddled with an extra pound or two (weight that it) and feeling faintly guilty then don't forget the fartlek efforts from the Tennis Centre. All are welcome to the post training eating and socialising in the Cricketers afterwards (to put it all back on of course).

Also for exercising those parts that running cannot reach there is a good circuit training at Noel Street Leisure Centre (usual charges) 7pm - 8pm on Wednesday evenings. Then more convivial company in the Lion afterwards.

Be there or be round.

Enquiries geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

The New Fell Running Year: 2007

Here is a selection of races for the New Year
07-Jan-07 12:00p "SHINING CLIFFS FELL RACE. BM. 12.00 noon. 6.75m/1100' from the Hurt Arms Carpark, on the A6 road at Ambergate, Derbyshire (GR 346515 on OS Pathfinder 794). £3 to organiser - cheques payable to D. R. Denton. PM. Over 18. Records: 47.45 S.Penney 2000; f. 61.20 C. Howard 2004. Also junior (U16 and over 14) race, 3.4m/550', £1.50. Registration on A6 at junction with A610. No safety pins. First race in a three-race series (see March 27th & June 5th). Details: David Denton, 5 Swinney Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1EF. Tel: 01773 880338 or 07774 781658. Email: david_run2005@yahoo.co.uk Website: runningwithdavid.com"

28-Jan-07 11:00a "TIGGER TOR FELL RACE. BM. 11.00 a.m. 10m/1550' from Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club, Hathersage Road, Sheffield, (GR 299821). £3.50 to organiser or £4.50 on the day. Teams (3) free. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: 1.11.37 M. Crosby 2004; f. 1.25.43 C. Howard 2004. New route again - see website for details. Baths/showers/bar/food/etc. in Rugby club. Families welcome. Parking limited, please try to combine for transport. Counter in the Totley/Tigers Race Series. Details: Don Longley, 39 Gosforth Drive, Dronfield Woodhouse, Sheffield, S18 5NG. Tel: 01246 418545. Email: autocraft@dsl.pipex.com Website: totleyac.org.uk"

04-Feb-07 10:00a "Charnwood Hills Race, Leicestershire. 12.5m/1200ft W: http://www.charnwoodrace.f9.co.uk/ E: rw@star.le.ac.uk. from the Martin High School, Link Road, Anstey, Leicester."

04-Feb-07 12:00p "Whitestone Fell Race, Kendal Winter League, Staveley-in-Cartmel on the A590 towards Greenodd(GR SD383850) U12 - 0.8 mile, 200 ft of climb; U14 - 1.2 miles, 250ft; U17 - 2 miles, 300ft; Seniors 4 miles, 650ft Entry fees £2.50 on the day only (YA £1) Series of 12 races, with best 10 points to count. Juniors competing in 5 or more events receive prizes. Contact: Alastair Dunn - 01539 723524 or Alan Westworth - 01539 728134 E:alanhelmhill@msn.com http://www.ukresults.net/forms/060409kendal.pdf"

11-Feb-07 10:00a "* Winter Hill Fell Race, 11m/2750 ft from Great House Barn, Horwich (GR: 636145). £4 by 12 February or £10 on the day; cheques payable to 'Horwich RMI Harriers' Records: 1:34:00 N. Wilkinson 1997; f. 1:43:37 Carol Greenwood 1997. Details: Tony Varley, 1 Kensington Drive, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6AE T: 01204 669570 E: tonyvarley@aol.com W: www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk"

03-Mar-07 1:00p "** CARDING MILL CANTER AS 12 noon Ladies, 1pm Men. 4m/1800' from Carding Mill Valley Pavillion, Church Stretton. £4 on day only. Teams free. ER/PM Over 16. Records 37:35 T. Davies 2005. f. 52:12 C. McKittrick 2005. No safety Pins Parking at National Trust Pay and Display (£3) in the Valey or in Church Stretton.. Details Phil and Gill Harris, Wyeknot, Wall-under-Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 7DS. T: 01694 771674 E: harris@wyeknot7.freeserve.co.uk W: merciafellrunners.co.uk

03-Mar-07 12:00p "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"

10-Mar-07 11:00a "* HALF TOUR OF PENDLE. AM. 11.00 a.m. 9m/2250' £2 to organiser by 12th.March. NS/LK. Over 16. Records: 62.10 S.Livesey 1996; f. 74.23 L.Wright 1996. Junior English Championship Race. Details: Keith Thompson, Elmfield, Ribchester Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Lancashire, BB1 9EE. Tel: 01254 248406. E: keithandjean@supanet.com W: www.clayton-le-moors-harriers.co.uk"

11-Mar-07 11:00a "BLACK COMBE FELL RACE. AM. 11.00 a.m. 9m/3800' £4 (includes food) on day only. Teams (4) free. NS/ER/LK. Over 18. Records: 65.18 I.Holmes 1997; f. 78.49 M.Todd 1997. No dogs on race; all spectators' dogs to be on leash. Details: Val Gill, Middlesidings, Foxfield Road, Broughton in Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EZ. Tel: 01229 716297. val@kepplewray.org.uk http://www.bcrunners.tripod.com"

18-Mar-07 10:30a "DON MORRISON MEMORIAL EDALE SKYLINE FELL RACE. AL. 21m/4500' f £5.00 to organiser by 16th.March - Cheques payable to DPFR. Entries on official form only - obtainable with an SAE from organiser or via email and DFRR website. No late entries. Teams free. NS/ER/LK. Over 18. Records: 2.34.39 G.Bland 1999; f. 3.09.44 S.Newman 2000. Prizes this year include 10 joints of Derbyshire beef and Pewter Ashtrays! Details: Jim Fulton & Son, 49 Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, S11 7EH. Tel: 0114 230 2140.(between 07:00 - 07:30 only) Email:mud@dpfr.co.uk http://www.dpfr.co.uk

24-Mar-07 11:00a "FIENDSDALE FELL RACE 9m/2600 from Fell Foot, 1.5m NW of Chipping, Lancashire at GR: 602442 £3 to organiser by 28 Feb - no entries on the day. Cheques payable to A. Farmer.Records 1:14:33 M. Kinch 1999 f. 1:30:02 S. Rowell 1999 No toilets, parking limited. Details Andrew Farmer, 59 Chaigley Road, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3TQ T: 01772 783285 E: chaigley59@aol.com

24-Mar-07 2:00p "Causey Pike Fell Race, 4.5m/1780' lynt@barfside.fsnet.co.uk

07-Apr-07 2:00p "* PENDLE FELL RACE. AS. 2.00 p.m. 4.5m/1500' £2.50 on day only. This is a Lancashire Fell Championship race, and will also be used to select Lancashire athletes for the Inter-Counties Championship race. Teams free. PM. Over 16. Also junior races from 1.15 p.m.; U12, 2m; U16, 3m; £1. Records: 29.44 J.Maitland 1984;f. 34.25 C.Greenwood 1993. Details: Ken Richardson, 23 Hillside View, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 5DV. Tel: 01282 617171 E: kenrich@lineone.net W: www.clayton-le-moors-harriers.co.uk

08-Apr-07 11:00a "KINDER DOWNFALL (10m/2500') - Registration at the Scout Hut, GR 035873, by 10.45am. Entry Fee £3, pre-entry on FRA entry form to organiser by 6th April, no entries on the day. Start From Hayfield Village Centre bridge crossing GR 037870 - 11.00am. Records: Men 1.01.46 M Kinch 1995, Womens 1.14.46 S Rowell 1995. Also junior races; U18, start 10.45am, 2.5m/500', 50p entry on day. Organiser Dave Soles. Email: david.soles@kingsway.stockport.sch.uk

08-Apr-07 11:00a "Wirksworth Incline Race 4m/600ft from Ravenstor Road, Wirksworth, Derbyshire (GR 2888546) £4 on day only. Records: 21:59 f. P. Bowler f. 25:41 J. Kenyon 2003 Details: Alan Woolley, 11 Pitty Wood Road, Wirksworth , Derbyshire, DE4 4ED. T: 01629 823157 E: alanrwoolley@aol.com W: www.wirksworthinclinerace.org.uk

Sunday, 10 December 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 12 December - Sunday 17 December 2006


Tuesday 12 December - 6:30pm
A slightly amended Rylands/Bramcote Route. The following would get us 4x1M with 1/3M recoveries.


  • Start of Long Lane to Ireton Grove (right turn before Attenborough Ln) - 1M
  • Jog to first left on Attenborough Ln (Haddon Crescent) after crossing Queens Rd - 1/3M
  • Haddon Crescent, left into Field Lane, then along to fourth left (Penrhyn Crescent) - 1M
  • Jog to Airedale Court (left just as making right turn at end of Field Ln) - 1/3M
  • Airedale Court to junction with Bramcote Ln - 1M
  • Jog to small left turn, next left after Cator Lane north - 1/3M
  • Small left to Wollaton Rd., sharp left up to Clifford Ave. - 1M
Nice, big, fat juicy 10.65M

Thursday 14 December - 6:30pm (for 7pm) Harvey Haddon Track
300m, 500m, 700m with 1.5min recovery. Three sets with Trev's group. Use of the track is £2.47 for the night.

Saturday 16 December - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 17 December - 9am
Papplewick, meet at Griffin's Head PH car-park for a 13.75 mile trip around North Nott's Forests in a delectable autumn. Times vary from 1:37 hours to 2:00 hours (that's me).

Races
10:30am Sunday 17 December 2006 Bolsover/Mizuno 10K Road Race, Bolsover School, Mooracre Lane, Chesterfield. http://www.ndrc.co.uk

Geoff's Group Tuesday 12th December 6.30 p m

The ususal 9 miles fartlek continuing every Tuesday same time / place through 'til January and beyond except for Boxing day.

Enquiries geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Sunday, 3 December 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 5 December - Sunday 10 December 2006


Tuesday 5 December - 6:30pm [FULL MOON]
A slightly amended Rylands/Bramcote Route. The following would get us 4x1M with 1/3M recoveries.


  • Start of Long Lane to Ireton Grove (right turn before Attenborough Ln) - 1M
  • Jog to first left on Attenborough Ln (Haddon Crescent) after crossing Queens Rd - 1/3M
  • Haddon Crescent, left into Field Lane, then along to fourth left (Penrhyn Crescent) - 1M
  • Jog to Airedale Court (left just as making right turn at end of Field Ln) - 1/3M
  • Airedale Court to junction with Bramcote Ln - 1M
  • Jog to small left turn, next left after Cator Lane north - 1/3M
  • Small left to Wollaton Rd., sharp left up to Clifford Ave. - 1M
Nice, big, fat juicy 10.65M

Thursday 7 December - 6:30pm (for 7pm) Harvey Haddon Track
300m, 500m, 700m with 1.5min recovery. Three sets with Trev's group. Use of the track is £2.47 for the night.

Saturday 9 December - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 10 December - 9am
Papplewick, meet at Griffin's Head PH car-park for a 13.75 mile trip around North Nott's Forests in a delectable autumn. Times vary from 1:37 hours to 2:00 hours (that's me).

Races
Sunday 10:15am Keyworth Turkey Trot Half Marathon. http://www.turkeytrot.org.uk/

Results - NMXCL - Berry Hill Saturday 2 December
102 G McMahon v50 Redhill 35.44
188 G Jackson v50 Redhill 41.06
95 D Oxland v55 Notts A C 35.23
130 B Harper v45 Notts A C 37.10
4 S Orridge v40 Notts A C 22.46
11 T Minitti v35 Redhill 23.42

Thursday, 23 November 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 28 November - Sunday 3 December 2006


Tuesday 28 November - 6:30pm
A slightly amended Wollaton Route. The following would get us 4x1M with 1/3M recoveries.

Bottom of Parkside to left turn in front of Admiral Rodney - 1M Recovery to Torvill Drive - 1/3M Torvill Drive to just past Staverton Rd on Glaisdale (Staverton is first left on Glaisdale after emerging from Old Coach Rd) - 1M Recovery to roundabout on Wigman Rd - 1/3M Roundabout to Ringwood Crescent (second entrance, just before raleigh island) - 1M
Recovery to Calver close on Orston drive - 1/3M Calver close along Orston drive, turn right onto Charnock ave, left onto A52, next left onto Wollaton Hall Drive, right onto Derby Rd, finish inline with road that enters QMC - 1M [Ben]

Saturday 2 December - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 3 December - 9am
Long Run.

Races
Saturday 2 December 13:25 North Midland Cross Country League - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Senior & Vet Women - 4.7k
Saturday 2 December 13:55 North Midland Cross Country League - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Senior & Vet Men - 10k

Monday, 20 November 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 20 November - Sunday 26 November 2006

Tuesday 20 November - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M run down the Classic Boulevard Route (10 miles - thin) Route. With four efforts of 1.3 mile (Derby Road), 1.1 mile (Glaisdale), 0.8 mile (Sutton Passeys) and 1.2 mile (Cripps Hill). If you miss out the University section it's 8.5 miles. So now you know, after last weeks mild whinging about to many efforts.

Saturday 25 November - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 26 November - 9am
Papplewick, from the Griffin's Head PH. 13.75m through North Nott's Forests.

Sunday, 12 November 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 November - Sunday 12 November 2006

Tuesday 14 November - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M run down the Classic Boulevard Route (10 miles - thin) Route. If you miss out the University section it's 8.5 miles.

Thursday 16 November
Cancelled.

Saturday 18 November - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 12 November - 9am
To be arranged.

Races
Saturday, 18 November 2006. Midland 7, Bramcote Park, Nottingham.

Events
Kendal Mountain Film Festival Friday - Sunday.

NMXCL Event 2: 11th November, 2006

Men
1st R. Birchall 30.46
14th Rob Keal 33.07
30th Craig Henderson 34.20
110th Andy Watson 38.48
188th Ken Allen 42.44

Women
4th Sharon Orridge 24.39
14th Christine Howard (Matlock) 25.44
15th Toni Minitti 25.57

Cracking run people, Sharon and Rob; what a fantastic performance!

Sunday, 5 November 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 7 November - Sunday 12 November 2006

Tuesday 7 November - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M run down the Chilwell Route.

or alternatively we could do the Dead-flat-dark-run, with a 15 - 20 minute sustained pace as it was a full moon on Sunday.

Thursday 9 November
[Sorry- got a cold] 2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 11 November - 9am
(See races: North Midland Cross Country League - Markeaton Park, Derby. Senior & Vet Men - 10k) Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 12 November - 9am
To be arranged.

Races
Saturday 13:55 (men) 11 November - North Midland Cross Country League - Markeaton Park, Derby. Senior & Vet Men - 10k.
Sunday 12 November, 10:30am. ROACHES RACE 15m/3,700ft. From the village hall Meerbrook, Derbys. Please note change of address and phone number for the organiser, Andrew Addis, to: 10 Wooliscroft Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 0NR. Tel: 01782 612838.

Sunday, 29 October 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 31 October - Sunday 5 November 2006

Tuesday 31 October - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M Halloween Night Dead-flat-dark-run, with a 15 - 20 minute sustained pace. You will need a pumpkin with a candle in it or a Petzl Headtorch :). If you need a torch, I will bring a selection along on Tuesday, you would be better with an LED headtorch.

Thursday 2 November
[Gary not doing - injured] 2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 4 November - 9am
(See races) Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 5 November - 9am
To be arranged.

Races
Saturday 4 November - National Cross Country Relays - Berry Hill, Mansfield, Notts.
Sunday, 5 November - New York City Marathon.
Live New York Marathon 14:30, British Eurosport
Coverage of the New York Marathon, which covers 26.2 miles through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, before coming to an end in Central Park.

Monday, New York Marathon 08:45, British Eurosport
Highlights of the 37th staging of the race, which covers 26.2 miles through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, before coming to an end in Central Park. Over two million people are expected to line the course and cheer on the athletes as they aim to succeed last year's men's and women's winners, Paul Tergat and Jelena Prokopcuka.
Repeated at 11:45 (Monday) on British Eurosport

Birthday Boy
Mark Rowlson 30/10

Worksop Results - 2006

1, 01:08:45, Unknown
6, 01:12:38, Rob Keal
29, 01:20:30, David Oxland
81, 01:25:21, Mark Rowlson
226, 01:32:59, John O'Donnell
241, 01:33:23, Ken Allen
380, 01:37:28, Tracey Hallam
825, 01:49:59, Alan Marsh
Full Results from here

Rob, a cracking run, well done: 4 mins faster than last year. Woweee!

Geoff's group Tuesday 31st October 6.30pm Tennis Centre

This Tuesday guaranteed no tricks just the treat of another 9 miles fartlek. We try to partake our pleasure promptly so see you there.

Enquiries geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Monday, 23 October 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 24 October - Sunday 29 October 2006

Tuesday 24 October - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts along the Wollaton Route.


Thursday 26 October - 6:00pm
2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 28 October - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 29 October - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run through the forest. Meet at the Griffins Head, Papplewick, Nott's.

Races
Sunday 29 October 10:30am - Worksop Half Marathon.
Sunday 29 October - 10am - Mezzamaratona della Città di Bergamo (ITA). 8th Bergamo Half Marathon

Sunday, 22 October 2006

Geoffs Group Tuesday 24th October 6.30pm

From the Tennis Centre - A good session south of the river last week; more of the same this week. C U there.

Enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Saturday, 14 October 2006

Who's feet are these: first correct entry gets a free entry to the Dog-shit 10K aka: the Burnley Boy's Club 10K.

The Winner of the 'Who's Feet Are These Competition' is Simon Elliott and the answer of course is Andy Tarry! Simon wins a free entry to the BURNLEY BOYS CLUB 10K (aka Dog-Shit-10K) Burnley on Sunday 3rd June 2007 at 11am, this is a 3 Lap Canal Path /Roads course starting and finishing at Barden Track, Burnley.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 17 October - Sunday 22 October 2006

Tuesday 17 October - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts along the Wilford Route (note: the full route, through the hospital and under the bridge will be done.


Thursday 19 October - 6:00pm
2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 21 October - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 22 October - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run through the forest. Meet at the Griffins Head, Papplewick, Nott's

Races
Sunday 22 October - 11am - Bestwood Country Park 10k. Kevin Humphreys, 3 Richmond Gardens, Redhill, NG5 8JS. £6 to RRR.
Sunday 22 October - 8:30am - The Dave Lewis Challenge 26m/10m Newark AC.
Sunday 29 October 10:30am - Worksop Half Marathon.
Sunday 29 October - 10am - Mezzamaratona della Città di Bergamo (ITA). 8th Bergamo Half Marathon

Sunday, 8 October 2006

Bronte Way runs through the most stunningly beautiful country from Lancashire (God's own country) to Yorkshire passing the Bronte Falls, Vicarage and the site of Wuthering Heights. You can see from the picture that this water belongs to Yorkshire.

I passed this many times on my training runs from home and it proved to be a good toilet stop.

The run is fast and fairly flat on stone tracks with two minor climbs, the final descent into Haworth is hugh and the last 500m is steep up hill on cobbles.




And finishes off with a free bottle of Timothy Taylors and pie and peas.

Results - Sunday 8/10/06

Cologne Half-marathon
Mark Rowlson 1:23 - Siemens
Dave Evans 1:28 - Siemens
Mark Hodgson 1:28 - Siemens
Paul Dennis 1:30 - Siemens
John O'Donnelelellel 1:32 - Siemens
Angelo Lamola 1:36 - Siemens
Trevor Lespeare 1:38 - Siemens
Rab Acid 1:40 - Siemens

Merrill & Shelton Striders 10k
Ben Bennett 12th 35:38

Bronte Way Fell Race 8.3 miles(Point-to-point)
Gary McMahon 31st 2nd V50 64mins

Saturday, 7 October 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 10 October - Sunday 15 October 2006

Tuesday 10 October - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts on a new route through Bilborough.


Saturday 14 October - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Races
13:25 Sat 14 Oct North Midland Cross Country League - Shipley Country Park, Heanor. Senior & Vet Women - 4.7k

13:55 Sat 14 Oct North Midland Cross Country League - Shipley Country Park, Heanor. Senior & Vet Men - 10k

Social
http://www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk/folkfestival

Coming up...
In three-weeks on Tuesday 31 October we are doing a Halloween Night Dead-flat-dark-run (10m). You will need a pumpkin with a candle in it or a Petzl Headtorch :)


The route is very good and runnable.

Sunday, 1 October 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 3 October - Sunday 8 October 2006

Tuesday 3 October - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts along the Wilford Route (note: the full route, through the hospital and under the bridge will be done.


Saturday 7 October - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 8 October - 9am
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a flat 18 mile run along the river to Trent Lock.

Races
Sunday 8 October 11am. Bronte Way, Wycoller Country Park, nr. Trawden (GR 933393 South Pennines) to Haworth, Pre-booked transport available to the start Approx 8 miles. Under FRA rules so full body cover, map, compass and whistle compulsory. 2004 entry fees: £5 (payable to 'Keighley + Craven AC') Contact: John Preston, The Coach House, Springhead, Tim Lane, Oakworth BD22 7SP - tel. 01535 646695.

Sunday 8th October - 9:45am - Merrill & Shelton Striders 10k
Merrill College, Brackens Lane, Derby, DE24 0AN
No entries on the day

This Seasons Cross-Country Fixtures 2006 - 2007

14/10/2006, 13:25 North Midland Cross Country League - Shipley Country Park, Heanor. Senior & Vet Women - 4.7k
14/10/2006, 13:55 North Midland Cross Country League - Shipley Country Park, Heanor. Senior & Vet Men - 10k
04/11/2006 National Cross Country Relays - Berry Hill, Mansfield, Notts.
11/11/2006, 13:55 North Midland Cross Country League - Markeaton Park, Derby. Senior & Vet Men - 10k
18/11/2006 Midland 7/5 - Bramcote Park
02/12/2006, 13:25 North Midland Cross Country League - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Senior & Vet Women - 4.7k
02/12/2006 13:55 North Midland Cross Country League - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Senior & Vet Men - 10k
06/01/2007, 11:55 Nott's & Derbyshire Cross Country Championships - Ashfield School, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. 11:55am Men & 12:50pm women
13/01/2007 13:25 North Midland Cross Country League - Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Senior & Vet Women - 4.7k
13/01/2007, 13:55 North Midland Cross Country League - Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Senior & Vet Men - 10k
27/01/2007 Midland Cross Country Championships - Stafford Common, Staffordshire.
24/02/2007 Inter-County Cross Country Championships - Wollaton Park, Nottingham
03/03/2007 C.A.U. Inter-Counties Championships/ Reebok Cross-Country Nottingham, Wollaton Park.
10/03/2007 National Cross Country Championships - Sunderland

Friday, 29 September 2006

Training and Racing: Tuesday 26 September - Sunday 1 October 2006
Tuesday 26 September - 6:30pm
Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham for a 10M with a 2:30 - 3:30 - 4:30 - 3:30 - 2:30 pyramid at 3-5k intensity with half duration recoveries on the Wollaton Route.


Saturday 30 September - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 1 October - 7:30am and 8:00am
Papplewick for 13.75 miles through North Nott's forest. Meet at the Griffin's Head PH car park, Papplewick, Nott's. There will be the usual add-on loop at the begining, passing the car park at 8am. This is so we can watch the Great North Run on TV.

Possible route for later...
Nottingham Tennis Centre for a flat 20 miler down the river. There is now a broad ash track all the way to the canal near Sawley Marina that opens up the canal routes, no more mud and 30 miles of flat marathon training. Yippee!




Races
No, not now thank you.

Monday, 25 September 2006

Music to train with friends by...

Who The Fuck?, PJ Harvey, [Uh Huh Her], Alternative & Punk
Which Side Are You On?, Dropkick Murphys, [Sing Loud, Sing Proud!], Punk
What Its Like (Live), Everlast, [Today], Hip Hop
Walk This Land, EZ Rollers, Dance
Voodoo People, The Prodigy, [Music for the gilted generation], Dance
This Modern Love (Dave Pianka's and Adam Sparkle’s Making Time Remix), Bloc Party, [Silent Alarm Remixed], Electronica
The Torch, Dropkick Murphys, [Sing Loud, Sing Proud!], Punk
The Nighttrain (radio edit), Kadoc, [The NightTrain], Dance
The Killing Lights, AFI, [DecemberUnderground], Alternative & Punk
Speed way, The Prodigy, [Music for the gilted generation], Dance
Smack My Bitch Up, The Prodigy, [The Fat Of The Land], House
Self-Esteem, The Offspring, [Smash], Punk
Return To Patagonia, Lemon Jelly, [Lost Horizons], Flynn's Tunes
Remove the Armour, Praga Khan, [Pragmatic], Dance
Put Your Body In Motion, Dirty Vegas, House
Pretty Target, Levellers, [Green Blade Rising], Alternative
My Own Summer (Shove It), Deftones, [Around The Fur], Metal
Mr. Jones, Counting Crows, Alternative
Lovebox, Groove Armada, [Love Box], Dance
Jungle Brother (Aphrodite Mix), Jungle Brothers, Alternative
Jump Around, House Of Pain, House
Jammin: Broken Point, Freestylers, [FabricLive 19], Electronica
Intro, Freestylers, [Pressure Point], Electronica
Insanity, Praga Khan, [Pragmatic], Dance
I (Feat. Gram'ma Funk), Groove Armada, [Vertigo], House
Hide U - John Creamer & Stephane K Remix, Kosheen, [Resist], Drum & Bass
Get Down Massive (Featuring Navigator), Freestylers, [Pressure Point], Electronica
Full throttle, The Prodigy, [Music for the gilted generation], Dance
Firestarter, The Prodigy, [The Fat Of The Land], House
Feiticeria, Deftones, [White Pony [Bonus Track]], Metal
Down (Jungle Remix), Praga Khan, [Gravity Kills], Dance
Distance, Editors, [The Back Room], Alternative & Punk
Digital Bath, Deftones, [White Pony [Bonus Track]], Metal
Diesel Power, The Prodigy, [The Fat Of The Land], House
Come On, Levellers, [Green Blade Rising], Alternative
Can't Stop Raving, Dune, [Children of Dune], Dance
Burn The Witch, Queens Of The Stone Age, [Lullabies to Paralyze (UK)], Hard Rock
Bullets, Editors, [The Back Room], Alternative & Punk
Breathe, The Prodigy, [The Fat Of The Land], House
Breaker Beats Part 2, Freestylers, [We Rock Hard], Electronica
Breaker Beats Part 1, Freestylers, [We Rock Hard], Electronica
Boomblast (Deekline & Wizard Remix), Freestylers, [FabricLive 19], Electronica
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson, Pop
Azzido Da Bass: Dooms Night (Timo Maas Remix), Freestylers, [FabricLive 19], Electronica
Around The Fur, Deftones, [Around The Fur], Metal
All In a Day, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, [Streetcore], Alternative
7 Weeks, Pepper, [In With The Old], Alternative & Punk

Music for a long run

Arms Aloft - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros [Streetcore], Alternative
Banstyle/Sappys Curry - Underworld [Second Toughest In The Infants], House
Bayreuth return - Klaus Schulze [Timewind], Alternative
Beautiful Feeling - PJ Harvey [Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea], Alternative & Punk
Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust - Kruder & Dorfmeister [The K&D Sessions], House
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers [Californication], Rock
Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens [Come On Feel The Illinoise!], Alternative & Punk
Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois - Sufjan Stevens [Come On Feel The Illinoise!], Alternative & Punk
Cowgirl - Underworld [Dubnobasswithmyheadman], Electronica
Cups - Underworld [Beaucoup Fish], House
Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause For Your Stepmother! - Sufjan Stevens [Come On Feel The Illinoise!], Alternative & Punk
Destiny - Zero 7 [Simple Things], Ambient Electronica
Dragonfly - Goldie [Saturnzreturn], Drum & Bass
Empty Skies - Kosheen [Resist], Drum & Bass
Fiddlers elbow - Mike Harding [Deep Lancashire], Folk
Hands Up - I Love You - Madrugada [Grit UK], Alternative
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk, Punk
Hide U - John Creamer & Stephane K Remix - Kosheen [Resist], Drum & Bass
Just For - Nickelback [Silver Side Up], Metal
Lamb - Trans Fatty Acid - Kruder & Dorfmeister [The K&D Sessions], House
Like A Drug - Queens Of The Stone Age [Lullabies to Paralyze (UK)], Hard Rock
Majesty - Madrugada [Grit UK], Alternative
Mash it up - Groove Armada [Vertigo], House
Microphone Fiend - Fun Lovin' Criminals [Loco], Alternative & Punk
mix with MC Skibadee - DJ Wildchild Electronica
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows Alternative
No Child Of Mine - PJ Harvey [Uh Huh Her], Alternative & Punk
Not What We Wanted - Levellers [Green Blade Rising], Alternative
One Line - PJ Harvey [Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea], Alternative & Punk
Parallel Universe - Red Hot Chili Peppers [Californication], Rock
Please Forgive Me - David Gray [White Ladder], Lounge
Pocket Knife - PJ Harvey [Uh Huh Her], Alternative & Punk
Put Your Lights On / Featuring Carlos Santana - Everlast [Today], Hip Hop
Ramshackle Day Parade - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros [Streetcore], Alternative
Return To Patagonia - Lemon Jelly [Lost Horizons], Flynn's Tunes
Rez/Cowgirl - Underworld [Everything Everything: Live [IMPORT] [LIVE]], Electronica
Run Daddy Run - Fun Lovin' Criminals [Loco], Alternative & Punk
S.O.S. - Rocket From The Crypt [Rocket from the Crypt: Group Sounds], Indie
Shame - PJ Harvey [Uh Huh Her], Alternative & Punk
Something Like A Mama - Underworld [Beaucoup Fish], House
Stay Away Girl - The Greenhornes [Sewed Soles], Alternative & Punk
Swashbucklin' In Brooklyn - Fun Lovin' Criminals [Loco], Alternative & Punk
The Desperate Kingdom Of Love - PJ Harvey [Uh Huh Her], Alternative & Punk
This Modern Love (Dave Pianka's and Adam Sparkle’s Making Time Remix) - Bloc Party [Silent Alarm Remixed], Electronica
Today (Watch Me Shine) - Everlast [Today], Hip Hop

Friday, 22 September 2006

Geoffs Group Tuesday evening training

Sessions with me recommence from Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard from 6.30pm Tuesday 3rd October. 9 - 10 mile fartleks in response to popular demand.

Sunday, 17 September 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 September - Sunday 24 September 2006
Tuesday 19 September - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M with a 20 minute tempo run or/and 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

Thursday 21 September - 6:30pm
2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 23 September - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 24 September - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75m run through the forest. 8:30 start for the extra loop.

Races
Saturday 23 September 6th WMRA/WMA World Masters Athletics Championships 2006.
Sunday 24 September 10am East Retford (Rugby Club) Half Marathon.

Upcoming Races
Seems like a long way off, but the Riverside 1/2M in St Neots is filling up fast - 3/4 full already - 173 places remaining as of 04/09/06. I did this one last year and it's a great race. It's not a flat course, but it's still quick.
Riverside Runners

Last Weeks Beer Barrel Race - Gladioli (Winners again)

Thursday, 7 September 2006

We move to the Tennis Center on Tuesday 26 September at 6:30pm

Sunday, 3 September 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 5 September - Sunday 10 September 2006
Tuesday 5 September - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M with a 20 minute tempo run or/and 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

Thursday 7 September - 6:30pm
2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 9 September - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

or

The Beer Barrel Challenge, Edale watching the descent to Edale.

Sunday 10 September - 9am
Nottingham Marathon: watching it whilst running. Meeting points. Derby Road Roundabout, The Priory Pub, The start-finish, Market Square

Races
9 September THE GREAT KINDER BEER BARREL CHALLENGE RACE AND THE EDALE BREWERY BEER FESTIVAL. Start of Challenge Race: Snake Pass Inn at 12 noon- 12.30pm. Finish of Challenge Race: The Old Nag’s Head, Edale at 12.40pm-1.45pm. Edale Beer Festival: Edale Village Hall in Edale car park. Tel: 01433 670237. Email: betnbert@hotmail.com

10 September - Lichfield 10k - 10:30am
King Edward VI Leisure Centre, Kings Hill Road, Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Runner's World Event Calender
Lichfield Running Club

Upcoming Races
Seems like a long way off, but the Riverside 1/2M in St Neots is filling up fast - 3/4 full already - 173 places remaining as of 04/09/06. I did this one last year and it's a great race. It's not a flat course, but it's still quick.
Riverside Runners

Geoffs Group Tuesday 5th September 6.15pm

Same as last week.

Monday, 28 August 2006

Geoffs Group Tuesday 29th August 6.15pm

6.15pm start for the weekly fartlek session - usual route while the light evenings hang on.

Enquiries Geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Saturday, 26 August 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 29 August - Sunday 3 September 2006
Tuesday 29 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. There will also be a nursery group for those recovering from various fractures and dislocations.

Thursday 31 August - 6:30pm
2*8*300 metre hill repetions at the University, to Trent Building Quadrangle. Meet here, at the bottom of West Drive.

Saturday 2 September - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 3 September - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run around the forests of north Nottinghamshire.

Races
Saturday, 2pm, 2 September Ben Nevis Hill Race, From Claggan Park [GR:NN116742] , Fort William, Invernesshire, Pre-Entries required by by 30 July, 2004. Contact details are Entries Secretary, MacPhersons Welding Ltd., North Road, FORT WILLIAM, PH33 6TQ. www.bennevisrace.co.uk

9 September THE GREAT KINDER BEER BARREL CHALLENGE RACE AND THE EDALE BREWERY BEER FESTIVAL. Start of Challenge Race: Snake Pass Inn at 12 noon- 12.30pm. Finish of Challenge Race: The Old Nag’s Head, Edale at 12.40pm-1.45pm. Edale Beer Festival: Edale Village Hall in Edale car park. Tel: 01433 670237. Email: betnbert@hotmail.com

10 September - Lichfield 10k - 10:30am
King Edward VI Leisure Centre, Kings Hill Road, Lichfield, WS14 9DE
Runner's World Event Calender
Lichfield Running Club

Upcoming Races
Seems like a long way off, but the Riverside 1/2M in St Neots is filling up fast - 3/4 full already. I did this one last year and it's a great race. It's not a flat course, but it's still quick.
Riverside Runners

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Last of the Summer League - Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham


(Photo: David Keal) Rob putting the effort in at Holme Pierrepont Summer League.

After a brief meet in the Cricks, the following has been decided...
The plan to Christmas is to do 10*300m efforts on Thursday night at the University Campus. This will be up the hill to the Trent Building.

After Christmas we head off to the track. We may rotate efforts on Tuesday night between, 1 - 1.5 mile efforts, tempo runs (15 mins - 30 mins) and shorter efforts. Wednesday is a popular night for the mid-week long run; 16 miles.

We are going to Nice for the 17 June 2007 Ironman from Thur - Mon, hiring a flat (with a pool), flying from Birmingham or Luton. It will involve road biking and Tuna Nicoise.

Sunday, 20 August 2006

Geoff's Group Tuesday 22nd Aug 6.15pm

As in the title back to the earlier kick off. Possible 9.5 steady or farlek to decide.
This Wed for Redhill RR members there is a 1.1 miles relay round Mill Lakes (between Bestwood village and southern bit of Hucknall. Just turn up at 6.20pm there (or from Redhill Leisure C 6 pm).

enquiries geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Saturday, 19 August 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 22 August - Sunday 27 August 2006
Tuesday 22 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. There will also be a nursery group for those recovering from various fractures and dislocations.

Saturday 26 August - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 27 August - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run around the forests of north Nottinghamshire.

Races
Friday 7:15pm, 25 August Newstead Abbey Dash. Help out if you aren't racing. Kevin Humpreys Redhill Road Runners.

Saturday, 3pm, 26 August PENDLETON FELL RACE 5m/1500ft from Pendleton nr., Clitheroe, Lancashire. £2 on day only. Records: 30:38 K. Capper 1983, f. 36:36 C. Greenwood 1984. Home made refreshments and village pub (Swan with Two Necks). Safety pins not provided. Details: Roger Dewhurst, 5 Main Street, Bolton-by-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4NW. T: 01200 447634

REDHILL: Winners of the Summer League


Redhill first team in this years Summer League with our own Rob Keal, who came second overall to Lee Stubbs (Front right) at the back. Tom (FR) also beat his PB by 30 secs.Well done guys.

Saturday, 12 August 2006

Geoff's Group Tuesday 15th August 6.30pm

Note I have decided to put the time back to 6.30 pm this week as I may be late finishing work.

Bramcote Leisure Centre to Cossall fartlek pleasure cruise as usual.

Wed 16th 7pm to 8pm Noel Street leisure Centrs circuit training to help ward off the evil spirits of injury which appear to be so prevalent at the moment. The nearby Lion's jaws are open for social animals afterwards (Curry and a pint £4.25).

Monday, 24 July 2006


I love running and it can't get better than this!

Yesterday during a fast descent after Lord Elliott on Snowdon I hit the ground like a speared duck. Broke my jaw and mangled the shoulder I broke in April. (I've since found a number of other interesting bits - some of it hillside I took home!)

A small price to pay for sharing a bivi with four (young) concerned women for 2 hours. Having every whim acted upon without question. Nearly getting a helicopter ride. (Regular updates were received about where it was in various parts of Wales, obviously it was homing in on us by landmark). Having a ride in the engine of a mountain-train whilst the driver of thirty-years explained how dull the job could be. Same sheep apparently. Eating a curry through sealed lips, drinking copious amounts of beer on drugs.

And the best bits, relying on friends..Simon did a cracking job of marshalling resources and taking over (had plenty of practice) and I'm now glued, zapped, poked and prodded from Wales to Derby. And thanks to Dave for putting up two smelly runners in Wales.

Sunday, 23 July 2006

Geoff s Group Tuesday 25th July 6.15pm

6.15pm start The usual
Cossall fast and slow 9.6 miles in total.

Circuits on Wed 7pm Noel Street Leisure Centre. Very good at injury prevention.Light arm exercises in the Lion afterwards.

Geoff Jackson enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

34C HOTTEST DAY SO FAR!!!


WE ARE GOING TO PUT IN A TEAM(S) FOR 9/9/6. CONTACT GARY

Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge

by Anna McCormack on 13 September 2004

The history of the event
In 1999, the unthinkable happened in the isolated village of Edale in the heart of the Peak District. The popular Nags Head inn ran out of ale. Fortified by a pint or three, the locals came up with numerous ways of rectifying the situation (none of which involved relocating to one of the other nearby pubs!). The most popular solution was for a group to walk over the high moor land of Kinder Scout to the Snake Pass Inn to bring back a full 44kg barrel. Although there is arguably some sense in this – it is only 4.5 miles over the top as the crow flies, as opposed to 17.5 miles around by road – their addled brains had overlooked the strenuous 1000ft climbs and precipitous descents at each end and the featureless peat bogs in the middle!

The disbelieving landlord jokingly wagered 100 pints of free beer to the group should they manage it, and thus is responsible for the birth of the arduous test of endurance, strength and teamwork known as the Great Kinder Beer Barrel Challenge. The fact that it fast became one of the highlights of the Edale village calendar is probably not surprising to those of you who gained an insight into village life through the film ‘Calendar Girls’!

The challenge today
Nowadays, teams of up to eight people set off in 5-minute intervals from the Snake Pass Inn and race the course against the clock. Each team comes up with its own carrying solution for the barrel – the only proviso being that artificial aids like wheels and hot air balloons are banned. Mountain rescue stretchers are popular, with team members walking one behind the other within the rungs, attached by chest harnesses and slings. Teams opting for more rigid devices like ladders often get better times, but they have to be able to carry the weight in their arms all the way and to run safely along the sides of the paths in the rough tussocks and bogs – the fell runners amongst you will know that this is more difficult than it sounds!

Be prepared for anything
The race gets faster each year. The 2004 race saw the top local Edale team challenge the so far unbeaten Gladioli team – a bunch of fell runners from Matlock but they were hampered by disappearing members having to provide safety for a reality TV film crew and gay celebrities – none of whom ever seemed to have seen a hill in their lives! If this all sounds quirky and tempting – make sure you know the full story before signing up – you may just find yourself ear-sniffing…one of the many pre-race traditions!

At the start of my first race, I found myself, in true-polar fashion, tied by a rope to the front of our contraption, trying to provide forward momentum to the whole team as we stumbled our way up the hill. The hardest part follows a false summit and teams literally claw themselves up ever steeping hillsides to arrive at the start of Kinder’s so-called ‘7 minute crossing’. The ground at this point is so rough and boggy and the path so narrow that it becomes increasingly difficult for all team members to shoulder the burden. And then, to cap it all, the most dangerous bit of all comes at the far side. After a very brief moment of relief when you drop the back of the contraption and turn it into a sledge for the descent (all environmental concerns are forgotten, let me tell you, after having carried the weight for 50-odd minutes), the full reality of controlling that descent on an extremely perilous downhill, hits you in the face. Not surprisingly, it is here that the local vultures (sorry, ‘spectators’) gather to watch the carnage!

Post race relaxation
The Edale Brewery Beer Festival that follows is an apt end to the day. All team members (and seemingly hundreds of others who enjoy the annual spectacle) gather in and around the village hall to sample local hand-crafted beers like the Kinder Downfall (5%), Kinder Trespass (4%) and Kinder Stout (4.3%). The singing and dancing carries on into the night – who ever said that we lack entertainment in our rural villages? If the Edale locals are anything to go by, they ARE the entertainment. And they also manage to raise a lot of money for charity each year to boot!

Monday, 17 July 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 18 July - Tuesday 25 July 2006
Tuesday 18 July - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

Saturday 22 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 23 July - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run around the forests of north Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday 25 July - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

Races
22 July 3pm 30th International Snowdon Race, Llanberis, Wales. (WMRA International ‘associate member’ races).Padern Park, Llanberis. 10 miles/3300ft £12 to organiser with SAE. Records: 1:02:29 K. Stuart 1985 f. 1:12:48 C. Greenwood 1995. http://www.snowdonrace.com Details: Please note the organiser has changed to: Jayne Lloyd, Tyddydn Cae, Pontrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2SW. Tel: 01286 677785. E: timjayne.caeathro@btopenworld.com W: www.eryri.org.uk Simon and Gary doing this race + biking on Sunday.

Monday 24 July 7pm Pride Park Relays, Derby
25th July Robin Hood Monumental Fell Race, 5 miles,875' 7:30pm Robin Hood Inn, Baslow

Saturday, 15 July 2006

Geoff's Group Tuesday 18th July

6.15pm start seems to work OK so I will make it the fixed start time for the res of the Summer.
More Cossall fast and slow 9.6 miles in total.

Don't forget circuits on Wed 7pm Noel Street Leisure Centre. Very good at injury prevention.Light arm exercises in the Lion afterwards.

Geoff Jackson enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Saturday, 8 July 2006

Geoff's Group Tuesday 11th July

Well the traffic wasn't that bad last Tuesday buts its early days; it could have been a freak so I will stick to 6.15pm start this week.
More fast and slow.

Oh and circuits on Wed 7pm Noel Street Leisure Centre. Very good at injury prevention.

Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Black Rocks Fell Race 2006

Oh! mate; Rob you are unstoppable. Winner of the 2006 Black Rocks Fell Race. IN THE HEAT! It's exactly what you should be doing Rob, well done!
Black Rocks Fell Race - 2006
Results here...
1 00:37:22 KEAL, Robert Redhill Road Runners Senior
2 00:38:26 JONES, Lee Matlock AC Senior
3 00:38:38 NOLAN, Mike Dark Peak Fell Runners Senior
4 00:39:18 WEBSTER, Karl Matlock AC Senior
14 00:43:25 MCMAHAN, Gary notts city male vet 50

LAST YEARS RESULTS - 2005
1 00:36:20 CRANE, Matt Dark Peak Fell Runners M21 65.29% 614
2 00:39:08 WILD, Tom Macclesfield Harriers M19 60.62% 2
3 00:39:19 MCMAHAN, Gary notts city M50 67.26% 21
4 00:39:23 CROSBY, Martin altrincham M21 61.00% 580
5 00:39:32 KEAL, Robert M21 60.01% 544

Sunday, 2 July 2006

Geoffs Group Tuesday 4th July 6.15pm

More of the same - fartlek around the Cossall route. I have pushed the start time back 15 mins as serious roadworks have started and for the next 5 weeks on the A52 between the Priory and Bramcote islands (fast group should also note). I will be flexible for a few mins if anyone gets stuck.

enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com

Saturday, 1 July 2006


Training and Racing: Tuesday 4 July - Tuesday 11 July 2006
Tuesday 4 July - 6:30pm
As the Heritage Series is on today (see below) and the Black Rocks Fell Race is on tomorrow, there may not be many people about. Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

Saturday 8 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 9 July - 9am
Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run around the forests of north Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday 11 July - 6:30pm
Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. Again, a bit thin on the ground.

Races
  • 04-Jul-06 7:15p Heritage Series - Holme Pierrepont Watersports Centre.
  • 05-Jul-06 7:30p Black Rocks Fell Race, 5.5m/850ft from Matlock Rugby Club, Cromford Meadows, Cromford, Nr. Matlock (GR 304569) £3 on day only. Records: 32:58 A. Wilton 1994 f. 42:47 C. Howard 2000. Full changing and showers. Details: Randell Tassell, 10 The Causeway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4DL. T: 01629 823214
  • Wednesday, 28 June 2006

    Chamonix Marathon and Cross 2006

    Well done everyone on a fantastic race. The weekend was great fun, not only did the legs get exercised but I split my sides laughing more than once!
    Chamonix Marathon
    153 05:08:34 757 MINNITI Antoinette
    Results - pdf

    Cross Du Chamonix - Half-marathon
    1 01:47:36 1667 TAGGART Lloyd UK SAAB SALOMON
    5 01:56:12 1392 HENDERSON Craig AUS NOTTINGHAM
    28 02:09:10 1503 PEAKE Jonathan NZL BRISBANE
    124 02:27:44 1487 BENNETT Ben GBR NOTTINGHAM
    189 02:36:46 1149 MCMAHON Gary GBR NOTTINGHAM CITY HARRIERS
    526 03:06:42 1504 HOARE Elizabeth AUS BRISBANE
    731 03:25:29 1156 HUNT Peter GBR NOTTINGHAM CITY HARRIERS
    Results - pdf

    Previous Years Results
    22. 2:08:11 Craig Henderson 2004
    132. 2:27:34 Pete Tonge 2nd 2004
    136. 2:27:59 Toni Minitti 6th 2004
    170. 2:31:22 Gary McMahon 51st 2004
    190. 2:33:32 Ben Bennett 112nd 2004
    3rd - 01:55:47 - HENDERSON Craig - AUS - SEM 2 (2nd Senior Male) 2005
    68th - 02:18:24 - MC MAHON Gary - ANG - V2M 2 (2nd Vet 50) 2005

    Tuesday, 27 June 2006

    Summer League at Worksop

    Hi All

    The 4th road race is week WEDS 12TH JULY at WORKSOP (approx 5.5m but certainly under 6m) in Clumber Park, great venue & course (no daft hills, this time)

    Usual 7.15pm start

    Leave Nottingham north on the A614 until Ollerton roundabout (approx 13 miles), take the 2nd left onto the A616 until you reach a mini roundabout (further 3 miles), turn right here and go straight on at the next mini roundabout (which is almost next to the 1st one) and onto the B6034 which takes you towards Worksop (another 5 miles).

    Approaching Worksop there is a left turn which would lead you down a steep hill to Worksop itself, dont take this turn, go straight on and take the next RIGHT and into the School and race venue (400m further on) rough map attached (Takes about 35-40 minutes from Redhill centre)

    Latest road race results & a diverse selection of what else we have all been up to recently are now uploaded at http://www.redhillroadrunners.com

    See you all there

    kevin

    Sunday, 25 June 2006

    Geoff's Group Tuesday 27th June

    I'm back after several weeks absence hopefully regular Tuesday sessions again from this week. Start time it is proposed 6pm and we will resume fartleks. For any outsiders viewing, hello, my group is for the less elitist runners and all are welcome as lomg as you can hack race times approximating to the header.

    Venue Bramcote Leisure Centre.

    Friday, 23 June 2006

    Riber Fell Race 2006

    Well done Rob in winning the Riber Fell Race. We might as well leave the cup
    in Nottingham.
    1. Rob Keal 32:10 M
    12. Simon Elliott 36:14 M50

    Riber Fell Race 2005 (for comparison)
    1. Gary McMahon 33.25 M 50
    2. Rob Keal 33.35 M
    3. Richard Bradbury 33.46 M
    4. Neil Kirk 34.05 M40
    5. Craig Henderson 34.40 M

    Monday, 19 June 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 June - Tuesday 27 June 2006
    Tuesday 19 June - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. It may be thin on the ground, Andy is injured, Ben and Craig are racing, Rob and Simon too I believe; Geoff is away.

    Saturday 24 June - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 25 June - 9am
    Chamonix Cross Race, France.
    Riber Fell Race

    Tuesday 27 June - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. Again, a bit thin on the ground.

    Saturday, 17 June 2006

    Summer League #3 - Erewash - Results

    Pos. - Name - Club - Cat - Time
    1 - L Stubbs - Redhill R R - S - 28:14
    6 - R Keal - Redhill R R - S - 29:55
    11 - M Clapp - Redhill R R - S - 30:46
    19 - B Bennett - Redhill R R - S - 31:41
    25 - I Smith - Siemens A C - V40 - 32:10
    27 - D Brazener - Notts A C - V40 - 32:16
    43 - T McCulloch - Redhill R R - V40 - 33:22
    52 - S Elliott - Siemens A C - V50 - 34:01
    58 - M Rowlson - Siemens A C - V40 - 34:12
    112 - K Allen - Notts A C - V55 - 37:08
    124 - J O'Donnell - Siemens A C - V50 - 37:56

    2 - S Orridge - Notts A C - V40 - 33:13

    Very well run everyone.

    Full results.

    Thursday, 15 June 2006

    Man v Horse

    A blisteringly hot day coupled with a course designed by a masochistic f**k-wit ensured an epic race experience was had by all ;-)

    3 - 376 - CRAIG HENDERSON - NONE - 02:31:02
    18 - 341 - BEN BENNETT - REDHILL ROAD RUNNERS - 03:03:15

    If anyone heard a small explosion at about 12:30pm last Saturday afternoon, that was my quadriceps shattering on the fells surrounding Llanwrtyd Wells.

    Superb run Craig - you rock.

    Full results:
    Man v Horse 2006 Full Listing
    Man v Horse 2006 Individual Runners Listing
    Man v Horse 2006 Relay Teams Listing
    Man v Horse 2006 Horse Listing

    Thursday, 8 June 2006


    Training and Racing: Saturday 9 June - Sunday 18 June 2006
    Saturday 9 June - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 10 June - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Tuesday 12 June - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. Erewash Summer League tomorrow. So an easy run for some.

    7:15pm Wednesday 13 June
    Erewash Summer League, see races below.

    Saturday 16 June - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 17 June - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Tuesday 19 June - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts. Erewash Summer League tomorrow.

    Races
    9 June Man v Horse, Llanwrytd Wells. Ben and Craig doing this one.
    11 Jun 2006 10:00a Long Eaton 5 mile road race.
    14 Jun 2006 7:15p NOTTS. AAA SUMMER LEAGUE No3 (UKA/Sweatshop GP) EREWASH
    11 Jun 2006 7:30p Heanor 5 mile Road Race, Shipley Hall Cricket Club.
    09 Jun 2006 7:30p Castleton Fell Race 6m/1500ft from Castleton Playing Fields, Hollowford Road, Castleton, £3 on night only. Records: 40:22 K. Capper 1994; f. 47:48 R. Smith 2002. Safety pins not provided. Details: Mick Mattia, 7 Peveril Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8OA. T: 01433 620721
    10 Jun 2006 11:00a ENNERDALE AL. 23m/7500' from Ennerdale Scout camp (GR 085153). £8.50 to organisor by 4 June - cheques payable to CFRA. Use FRA entry form. Teams free. ER/LK/NS. Over 18. Records 3:20:57 Kenny Stuart 1985, f. 4:06:41 T. Calder 1990. Details: Colin Dulson, 5 Sunnyside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7DJ. T: 01539 735134 E: colin@acorncoaching.com
    11 Jun 2006 AQUA3 EDALE FELL RACE. The organiser’s address has changed to: 3 Water Meadows, Hope Road, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZQ. All other details are unchanged.
    09 Jun 2006 7:30p Gordon Whelbourne Running Week - Newark Rugby Club - 10k
    18 Jun 2006 6:15p 10K Ranby Prison, Retford, Notts, DN22 8EU. Tel. 01777 862000.

    Saturday, 3 June 2006

    Nott's 10

    Cracking run Rob and Simon. One County Bronze Medalist (Vet AAA) and a PB for Rob in third place overall. Results.

    Monday, 29 May 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 30 May - Monday 5 June 2006
    Tuesday 30 May - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 3 June - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 4 June - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Races
    12 noon, Sunday 4 June Shining Cliffs Fell Race 5m/900ft from the Hurt Arms Car Park, Ambergate, on the A6 at the junction with the A610 (GR 346515) £3 to organiser with SAE - cheques payable to D. R. Denton Records: 27:31 S. Penney 2001; f. 30:45 C. Patton 2001. Safety pins not provided. Details: Dave Denton, 5 Swinney Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1EF. T: 07774 781658 E: runningwithdavid@yahoo.co.uk W: www.runningwithdavid.com

    10:30am Sunday 4 June Sinfin Classic 10K Elvaston Country Park, Elvaston, Derby. Tuesday 31 May 2005 Limit: 400 competitors

    Monday 5 June 7:15pm, Start of the Gordon Whelbourne Running Week - Britannia Public House, Farndon, Nr. Newark - 3m

    Results
    Cader Idris Fell Race 28 May 2006.

    Thursday, 18 May 2006


    Training and Racing: Saturday 20 May - Sunday 28 May 2006
    Saturday 20 May - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 21 May - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Tuesday 23 May - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 27 May - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 28 May - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Races
    10am, 21 May Pride Park 10K, Derby. http://sporting-futures.org.uk/pages/10k/index.php
    7:30pm 23 May Totley Moor Fell Race 5m/800ft from the Cricket Inn, Totley, off the A621 Sheffield Road (GR: 302799) £3.50 on night only. Records: 32:24 M. Jubb 1997 f. 41:44 J. Jennings 1997 S. Yorkshire Fell Running Championship Race. Details: William Alves, 8 Laverdene Close, Totley, Sheffield, S17 4HG T: 01142 352041 W: www.totleyac.org.uk
    7:30pm 24 May * SHINING TOR 5m/1500ft from Errwood Sailing Club, Goyt Valley, Derbyshire (GR 017756) £3 on night only. Records: 35:13 J. Brown 2003, f. 45:55 S. Jones 2003. NO DOGS. Details: Alistair Fitzgerald, 52 Hollinwood Road, Disley, Cheshire, SK12 2EB. T: 01663 762969. E: alistairfitzgerald@hotmail.com W: www.brownedge.plus.com
    2pm, 27 May * Cader Idris, 10.5m/3000ft from Dolgellau Free Library, Eldon Square, Dolgellau. £5 (food included) to organisor on official entry form or £6 on day. Entry limit 250 Records 1:21:18 C. Donnelly 1996 f 1:43:29 A. Bedwell 1992. Cut-off time of 1:20 enforced at Rhiw Gwredydd. Junior race 11am. Details: Graeme Stringer, Garreg Lwyd, Arthog, Gwynedd, LL39 1AX T: 01341 251061 W: http://www.cader-race.co.uk/
    Gary & Simon doing this one

    Sunday, 7 May 2006

    Eyam 1/2 M - Race Results



    PosNumMFNameCatCatPosClubPace per Km/MileTime
    2417002
    Rob KealM(002/116)Redhill Road Runners03.42/05.5601:17:50
    5358005
    Craig HendersonM(005/116)Redhill Road Runners03.47/06.0501:19:45
    31357030
    Ben BennettM(017/116)Redhill Road Runners04.19/06.5801:31:10
    45100044
    Mark RowlsonM40(015/107)Siemens AC04.25/07.0701:33:12
    118257112
    John O'DonnellM50(016/062)Siemens AC04.51/07.4801:42:13
    138134
    011Amanda HeadingF35(008/037)Milltown Milers04.58/07.5901:44:41


    Full results here.

    Awesome performances by Rob and Craig ensured that Redhill finished with two runners in the top 5 - if Rob had run this time last year, he'd have won by over a minute!!!

    Very well done everyone ;-)

    Thursday, 27 April 2006


    Training and Racing: Saturday 30 April - Sunday 7 May 2006
    Saturday 29 April - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 30 April - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Tuesday 2 May - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 6 May - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 7 May - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Races
    07-May-06 10:30a Eyam 1/2M. http://www.eyamhalfmarathon.org.uk/
    http://races.pbwiki.com/ Simon, Ben, Amanda and Mark doing this race.

    Tuesday, 11 April 2006


    Training and Racing: Saturday 15 April - Sunday 23 April 2006
    Saturday 15 April - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 16 April - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Tuesday 18 April - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 22 April - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 23 April - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run.

    Races
    23 April 2006
    Nice half-marathon (we are competing in this)
    London Marathon (we are competing in this)

    Skiing is good for you!

    After exceeding my skiing ability last week, I broke my shoulder (twice)! The good news is, that I should get the sling off by the London Marathon. Until then it's no running. Nice beach here I come :) See you on 2nd May.

    Sunday, 9 April 2006

    Geoff's Group Tuesday 11th April 6pm

    I should be back this Tuesday. 10.5 miles of, possibly fartlek, pleasure alongside assorted watercourses and lakes. See you at Bramcote Leisure Centre for a prompt start.

    Race result Sunday 9th April - Vale of Belvoir half marathon
    Geoff Jackson 1 . 40 . 29s

    I was pleased with this considering I did no training for a week.
    Enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com.

    Friday, 31 March 2006

    Geoff's Group Tuesday 4th April 6pm

    Last weeks course was popular and so was the start time so it will be same again. When the paths get less soggy we will switch to Cossall but not yet.

    Enquiries to geoff.j@ntlworld.com.

    Fast group guys if you want a planned schedule put on the blog while Gary is away e mail it to me this weekend and I will post it.

    Monday, 27 March 2006

    Public Sector Strike Tuesday 28th March

    I have just seen on TV there is going to be a strike on the above Tuesday. I suggest you phone Bramcote Leisure Centre to see whether it is open before going. If not then at this short notice Geoff's group will be cancelled I cannot think of anywhere we can meet especially as its forecast to rain. If is open then training as previously planned.

    Bramcote Leisure Centre no is 0115 9173000

    Saturday, 25 March 2006

    Geoffs Group Tuesday from Bramcote 6pm

    As discussed last Tuesday I am proposing an experimental start time of 6pm for the first week for my group. If there are problems with this please let me know and I will review it.

    The route will be as per Gary's map.

    geoff.j@ntlworld.com

    Monday, 20 March 2006


    WE ARE AT OUR SUMMER TRAINING VENUE, BRAMCOTE FROM TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2006 UNTIL OCTOBER. TRAINING WILL BE MAINLY OFF-ROAD (WEATHER DEPENDANT). GEOFF'S GROUP EXPERIMENTAL START TIME 6pm TUESDAY 28th

    Training and Racing: Tuesday 21 March - Sunday 26 March 2006
    Tuesday 21 March - 6:30pm
    Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10.5 mile run on road (mainly) by the river; spring is here! Including 6*0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 25 March - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour around Park and University, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 26 March - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run through the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Meet adjacent to the Griffin's Head Pub.

    RESULTS
    Ed Prickett University Road Relays. Women Men

    CLOCKS GO FORWARD 2am, 26 March
    Races
    * 25 Mar-06 Midland 12 Stage Road Relay
    * 25-Mar-06 2:00p Causey Pike Fell Race, 4.5m/1780' lynt@barfside.fsnet.co.uk
    * 25-Mar-06 11:00a FIENDSDALE FELL RACE 9m/2600 from Fell Foot, 1.5m NW of Chipping, Lancashire at GR: 602442 £3 to organiser by 28 Feb - no entries on the day. Cheques payable to A. Farmer.Records 1:14:33 M. Kinch 1999 f. 1:30:02 S. Rowell 1999 No toilets, parking limited. Details Andrew Farmer, 59 Chaigley Road, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3TQ T: 01772 783285 E: chaigley59@aol.com

    Sunday, 12 March 2006

    WE ARE AT OUR SUMMER TRAINING VENUE FROM TUESDAY 28 MARCH 2006 UNTIL OCTOBER. TRAINING WILL BE MAINLY OFF-ROAD (WEATHER DEPENDANT)

    Training and Racing: Tuesday 14 March - Sunday 19 March 2006
    Tuesday 14 March - 6:30pm
    Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard for a 10M around Wollaton (route) including 6*0.5 mile efforts.

    Saturday 18 March - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour around Park and University, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton. Note: the University Relays are on today, so runners may do that instead.

    Sunday 19 March - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13.75 mile run through the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Meet adjacent to the Griffin's Head Pub.

    CLOCKS GO FORWARD 26 March
    Races
    10:30a Sunday 19-Mar-2006 DON MORRISON MEMORIAL EDALE SKYLINE FELL RACE. AL. 21m/4500ft £7.00 to organiser by 17th.March 2006.
    Gary doing this one

    18-Mar-06 11:00am 'The Ed Prickett Memorial Road Relay, at the University of Nottingham'.
    19-Mar-06 10:30a Wilmslow 1/2 Marathon. RACE FULL
    19-Mar-06 Sunday 10am Ashby 20 miler.
    19-Mar-06 Louth 10
    19-Mar-06 Commonwealth Games Starts in a former penal colony.

    Saturday, 25 February 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 28 February - Sunday 5 March 2006
    Tuesday 28 February - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.
    There will also be a 30 minute tempo session for those training for the London Marathon.

    Thursday 2 March (Yes! March: SPRING!) - 6pm
    Are you looking for an invigorating run with scintillating company? Me too! In the meanwhile how's about 13M, leaving from my place (Ben's) at 6pm?

    Saturday 4 March - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 5 March - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13 - 17 mile run. Arrive at 8:30am if you want a longer run :)

    Races
    Saturday: C.A.U. Inter-Counties Championships/Reebok Cross-Country Nottingham, Wollaton Park.
    Sunday: East Midlands League, Men 6m, Women 3m - Darley Park and XXXII Edition of Roma Ostia half-marathon.

    CLOCKS GO FORWARD 26 March

    Monday, 20 February 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 21 February - Sunday 26 February 2006
    21 February - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts around the Wollaton Route.

    There will also be a 30 minute tempo session for those training for the London Marathon.

    Thursday 23 February - 6pm
    Are you looking for an invigorating run with scintillating company? Me too! In the meanwhile how's about 13M, leaving from my place (Ben's) at 6pm?

    Saturday 25 February - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 26 February - 9am
    Papplewick for a 13 - 17 mile run. Arrive at 8:30am if you want a longer run :)

    Races
    9am Saturday: Belvoir Challenge 15 & 26 miles. http://www.belvoirchallenge.fsnet.co.uk/ NOW FULL
    3pm Saturday: NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. PARLIAMENT HILL FIELDS, LONDON

    Tuesday, 14 February 2006

    Stamford 30K - Results


    • Time - Name - Club - Category - Position

    • 1:40:49 - NORMAN, Andy - Altrincham & District AC - MS - 1 (1st overall)
      1:45:47 - MCNEILL, Andy - Longeaton RC - MV40 - 5 (1st MV40)
      1:55:34 - BUTTERWORTH, Peter - Clayton-le-Moors RC - MV50 - 11 (1st MV50)
      2:00:48 - WATSON, Andy - Notts AC - MV50 - 32
      2:01:46 - BENNETT, Ben - Redhill Road Runners - MS - 39
      2:02:28 - ORRIDGE, Sharon - Notts AC - LV35 - 49 (1st Female)
      2:04:08 - MINNITI, Antoinette - Redhill Road Runners - LS - 63 (3rd Female)
      2:06:29 - GIBBONS, Martyn - Notts AC - MV45 - 77
      2:17:28 - DISNEY, Glennys - Erewash Valley RC - LV45 - 159 (3rd LV45)
      2:28:17 - EVANS, Dave - Siemens AC - MS - 257
      2:28:58 - LAMBOURNE, Julie - Notts AC - LV40 - 263
      2:40:28 - NEWELL, Becky - Rutland Running Club - LV45 - 360
    Very well run everyone

    Full Results

    Saturday, 11 February 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday St. Valentine's Day 14 February - Sunday 19 February 2006
    St. Valentine's Day, Tuesday 14 February - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts around the CHILWELL ROUTE
    There will also be a 30 minute tempo session for those training for the London Marathon.

    Thursday 16 February - 6pm

    Saturday 18 February - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 19 February - 9am
    13 - 17 Mile run to Holme Pierrepont from the Tennis Centre OR Long run in Derbyshire, kee an eye out for last minute updates.
    Races
    11am, Sunday, East Midlands XC League Race 4 - Colwick Woods 5 -6 miles

    Monday, 6 February 2006


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 7 February - Sunday 12 February 2006
    Tuesday 7 February - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts
    or
    if you want to round it up to 12M, you're welcome to park up at Ben's house and run over to the TC - depart ~ 6:10pm from Beeston.

    Thursday 9 February - 6pm
    Ben's house for a 12-13M steady run.

    Saturday 11 February - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.
    or
    if you fancy 12-13M, I'll (Ben) be running from my place in Beeston at 10:30am.

    Sunday 12 February - 9am
    Papplewick, meet at the Griffin's Head layby for a 13.75 1,100ft run around the North Nott's forests.

    Races
    • Gary and Simon doing this on Sunday, Winter Hill Fell Race, 11m/2750 ft from Great House Barn, Horwich (GR: 636145). GBP4 by 12 February or GBP10 on the day; cheques payable to 'Horwich RMI Harriers' Records: 1:34:00 N. Wilkinson 1997; f. 1:43:37 Carol Greenwood 1997. Details: Tony Varley, 1 Kensington Drive, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6AE T: 01204 669570 E: tonyvarley@aol.com W: www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk

    • Toni, Dave, Andy W, Glynnes, Ben and possibly Craig and Amanda are doing the Stamford 30k. Details here and here.

    • 11am East Midlands League, Men 6m, Women 3m - Colwick Woods.


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 7 February - Sunday 12 February 2006
    Tuesday 7 February - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M both steady and with 6 * 0.5 mile efforts.

    Thursday 9 February - 6pm
    Ben's house for a 12-13M steady run.

    Saturday 11 February - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 12 February - 9am
    Papplewick, meet at the Griffin's Head layby for a 13.75 1,100ft run around the North Nott's forests.

    Races
    Gary and Simon doing this on Sunday, Winter Hill Fell Race, 11m/2750 ft from Great House Barn, Horwich (GR: 636145). £4 by 12 February or £10 on the day; cheques payable to 'Horwich RMI Harriers' Records: 1:34:00 N. Wilkinson 1997; f. 1:43:37 Carol Greenwood 1997. Details: Tony Varley, 1 Kensington Drive, Horwich, Bolton, Lancashire, BL6 6AE T: 01204 669570 E: tonyvarley@aol.com W: www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk

    also, same day

    11am East Midlands League, Men 6m, Women 3m - Colwick Woods.

    Whitestone Fell Race, Kendal Winter League, Greenodd, Cumbria

    What a small world, organised by Lawrie Dunn's son!
    A cracking race with a bucket load of kid's races, more than seniors! And well supported too!
    1 ALISTAIR DUNN Helm Hill Harriers 1st Senior 25.15
    6 Gary McMahon Nottingham City Harriers 1st V50 27:32
    Results

    Thursday, 2 February 2006


    Training and Racing: Monday 30 January - Sunday 5 February 2006
    Tuesday 31 January - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M.

    Thursday 2 February - 6pm
    Ben's house for a 12-13M steady run - route.

    Saturday 4 February - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.
    OR
    Tennis Centre for a 11-13M out to Holme Pierrepont @ 10:30am.

    Sunday 5 February - 9am (8:30 if you fancy a quick loop of Hucknall first)
    Papplewick, meet at the Griffin's Head layby for a 13.75 1,100ft run around the North Nott's forests.

    Sunday, 22 January 2006


    Training and Racing: Monday 23 January - Sunday 29 January 2006
    Tuesday 24 January - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M. How about a loop of Wilford for a change.

    Thursday 26 January - 6pm
    Ben's house for a 12-13M steady run - route.

    Saturday 28 January - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.
    OR
    Tennis Centre for a 11-13M out to Holme Pierrepont @ 10:30am.

    Sunday 29 January - 9am (8:30 if you fancy a quick loop of Hucknall first)
    Papplewick, meet at the Griffin's Head layby for a 13.75 1,100ft run around the North Nott's forests.

    Races
    Some are doing: 29 Jan 2006 11:00a
    TIGGER TOR FELL RACE. BM. 11.00 a.m. 10m/1550' from Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club, Hathersage Road, Sheffield, (GR 299821). £3.50 to organiser or £4.50 on the day. Teams (3) free. ER/LK/NS/PM. Over 18. Records: 1.11.37 M. Crosby 2004; f. 1.25.43 C. Howard 2004. New route again - see website for details. Baths/showers/bar/food/etc. in Rugby club. Families welcome. Parking limited, please try to combine for transport. Counter in the Totley/Tigers Race Series. Details: Don Longley, 39 Gosforth Drive, Dronfield Woodhouse, Sheffield, S18 5NG. Tel: 01246 418545. Email: autocraft@dsl.pipex.com Website: http://www.totleyac.org.uk

    Tuesday, 17 January 2006


    Training and Racing Wednesday 18 January - Sunday 22 January 2006
    Wednesday 18 January - 6pm
    Ben's house for a one hour run.

    Saturday 14 January - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 15 January - 9am (8:30 if you fancy a quick loop of Hucknall first)
    Papplewick, meet at the Griffin's Head layby for a 13.75 1,100ft run around the North Nott's forests.

    Cross-Country County Championships Derby

    32.13 A Buckley Gateshead 1st Senior
    36.36 Rob Keal Redhill Road Runners 9th Senior
    37.48 Andy Watson Notts AC 50-59 1st Vet 50
    Full results http://www.dcaa.org.uk/

    Well done lads.

    Sunday, 15 January 2006

    HOLY CR@P - Geb destroys World 1/2M Record

    Gebrselassie destroyed the World 1/2 Marathon record today in Arizona, running the first sub-59 minute clocking in history:
    Gebrselassie shatters two records

    We are not worthy!!!

    Geoff s Group - Tues , Wed and now Sun

    Tuesday 6.30pm Tennis Centre - 9 to 10 miles fartlek

    Wed 7pm - 8pm Circuit Training Noel Street Leisure Centre - modest admission charge. Exercise the parts running cannot reach although leg exercises are are thrown in free.

    Commencing Sunday 22nd Jan - 10.am Papplewick at a more modest pace initially 2 hours + .
    Meet at Griffin's Head layby opposite.

    Monday, 9 January 2006


    Training and Racing Tuesday 10 January - Sunday 15 January 2006
    Tuesday 10 January - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M run with efforts - 6 * 1/2 mile around the Wollaton Route (most likely!). There will also be a steady run along with the efforts.

    Saturday 14 January - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton. DON'T FORGET THAT TODAY IT IS THE COUNTY CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AND A FEW RUNNERS WILL BE DOING THIS INSTEAD. SEE BELOW.

    Sunday 15 January - 9am
    Papplewick, Nottinghamshire, meet at the Griffins Head PH. 13.75m or longer...1,000ft ascent!

    14 Jan 2006 11:00 am Cross-Country County Championships, Markeaton Park, Derby.

    Upcoming Races
    The couple of races listed below fill early, so if you're interested, sign up now!!!
    Wilmslow 1/2M - 19/03/06
    Lincoln 10k - 02/04/06

    Saturday, 7 January 2006

    NMXCL - Ashfield School

    Muddy 3 lap course + 1 short one. 10K, very cold and grey.
    Rob Keal 19th
    Gary McMahon 53rd
    Simon Elliott 80th
    Geoff Jackson ??
    Results here shortly... http://www.northmidsxcleague.co.uk

    Monday, 2 January 2006


    Training and Racing Tuesday 3 January - Sunday 8 January 2006

    Tuesday 3 January - 6:30pm
    Tennis Centre for a 10M run with efforts - 6 * 1/2 mile around the Wollaton Route (most likely!)

    Saturday 6 January - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

    Sunday 7 January - 9am
    Papplewick, Nottinghamshire, meet at the Griffins Head PH. If you want a longer run leave at 8:30am, 13.75m or longer...1,000ft ascent!

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

    8 January - 12 noon SHINING CLIFFS FELL RACE. BM. 12.00 noon. 6.75m/1100' from the Hurt Arms Carpark, on the A6 road at Ambergate, Derbyshire (GR 346515

    14 Jan 2006 11:00 am Cross-Country County Championships, Markeaton Park, Derby.

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