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, 27 December 2009

Rob terrifies competitors by laying down a stupidly quick sub-32 at the Ribble Valley 10k to close out the year!





Awesome PB of 31:53 - Yo da man!!!!!
Full results

Monday, 21 December 2009

Geoffs Group Tuesday 22nd Dec Tennis Centre 6.30pm

Last one for this year will do fartlek or steady if icy. Will shorten slightly in time for the Christmas do in the Beeston Chinese restaurant.

No session next week. Merry Christmas.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 22 December - Sunday 27 December 2009
Tuesday 22 December - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run. The route will likely be Wollaton if the Bolsheviks get their way again ;-)

Think there's also some talk of a post-run meal at Nosh in Beeston, although I'm not certain about the arrangements - think Lord E is coordinating.

Friday 25 December - 2pm
National Gluttony Contest - infamous annual competition to identify individuals capable of consuming more than 5-times their weekly caloric requirements in a single sitting.

Sunday 27 December
If anyone is interested in Papplewick 18 or you have anything else in mind, let me know and I'll meet you.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Geoffs Group Tuesday 15th Dec 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Continuing the Wilford Hill theme; 10 + miles of fun fartlek for all.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 15 December - Sunday 20 December 2009
Tuesday 15 December - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Chilwell/Stapleford (hybrid) route.



Sunday 20 December
What does everyone feel like doing?


Results
Bedford 1/2M
Sharon Orridge - 1:25:02
Toni Minniti - 1:26:49

Awaiting full results - brilliant running you two.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

North Mids League Results - Sat 5th Dec 09 - Berry Hill Park

Men

5 Andy Tarry Redhill 30.41
13 Rob Keal Notts A C 31.17
144 Barry Harper v50 Notts A C 40.52
151 Ken Allen v60 Notts A C 41.20
167 Geoff Jackson v50 Redhill 42.58

216 Finishers

Ladies

Gone Christmas shopping

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Geoffs Group Tuesday 8th December 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Continuing the theme of recent weeks Wilford Hill fartlek; its seems to be doing some good even if it may not be fuly appreciated on the night.

One or two of us took part in the North Mids league XC at Berry Hill Park yesterday. The field was so vast that, at the time of writing (7pm Sunday or 29 hours 5 mins after the start), the results are still not on their website. I will add our runners results here as and when.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Geoffs Group Tuesday 2nd December 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Another fartlek 10 ish miles; maybe more on the WIlford route again to build on last week.
Reformed Tuesday knitting club members welcome.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Training: Tuesday 24 Nov - Sunday 29 Nov 2009
Tuesday 24 Nov - 6:30pm
Wilford Route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts.

Sunday 29 November - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M or 18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Worth checking who is around.

Geoff's Group Tuesday 24th November 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Is the literal translation into english of "Tai Chi" - "Knitting Club"?

10 miles fartlek this week - getting a little meaner. Last week it was Wilford Hill route; minded to do it again.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED...

A few people are injured at the moment, we have had a surprisingly long period of injury free training so far. In the next couple of weeks we should be back to full strength (apart from those that will be going to the Tuesday Night knitting class at Lee Roseys Tea Shop).
Training and Racing: Tuesday 17 Nov - Sunday 22 Nov 2009
Tuesday 17 Nov - 6:30pm
Wollaton route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts.



Sunday 22 November - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M or 18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Worth checking who is around.

Geoffs Group Tuesday 17th Nov 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Approx 9 -10 miles Fartlek session as usual. Newcomers welcome.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Training and Racing: Tuesday 27 Oct - Sunday 1 Nov 2009
Tuesday 27 Oct - 6:30pm
Wollaton route for a brisk 10 miler incorporating 5 x 3 min @ 10k pace/effort with 90 sec recoveries.



Sunday 1 November - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M or 18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Worth checking who is around.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Geoffs Group - Tuesday 27th October 6.30pm Tennis Centre

9 to 10 miles farlek. Meet in foyer at the Tennis Centre (opposite the shop). New runners of roughly similar ability always welcome.

Sunday, 18 October 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 20 October - Sunday 25 October 2009
Tuesday 20 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Attenborough-Chilwell route.



Sunday 25 October - 9am
Not sure what's on the cards - thinking about 15-16M steady, but not sure about the route......suggestions???


Race Results
Worksop half-marathon (Sunday 25/10/09) [RESULTS]
Ken Allen 1:34:53 207th 3rd over 60
Rich Ventrella-Hudson 267th 1:36:56
Barry Harper 198th 1:34:30

National 6/4 Stage - Sat 17 October
Rob Keal - 18:54
Results
Cardiff half marathon sun 18 oct
all beeston ac, paul dennis 1:28; mark rowlson 1:33; john o'donnell 1:34; jonathan exley 1:43; lee caterer 1:44


Upcoming Races

Dublin Marathon - Mon 26th October - BEST OF LUCK, MATT!
Leeds Abbey Dash 10k - Sun 22nd November
Keyworth Turkey Trot - Sun 13th December
Bedford 1/2M -
Sun 13th December

Sunday, 11 October 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 13 October - Sunday 18 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Chilwell/Stapleford (hybrid) route.



Saturday 17 October - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 18 October - 8:30am
Anyone interested in doing Papplewick "classic" 13.75M?

Race Results
Birmingham 1/2M - Sunday 11th October, 2009
14th - Matt Clapp - 1:15:05 (chip) - 1:15:06 (gun)

I can't tell which Richard is RV-H in the results as the organisers have seen fit to only list first names in the results!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently he ran ~1:35 - well done lad.

World 1/2M Champs


This is what a 66min 1/2M looks like.



They were going well quick!



Ritz was flying - finished 3rd in 60min flat, but Tadesse had just dropped these guys and was absolutely flying. 59 min pace looks absurdly fast.

Full elite results.

Langdale Horseshoe 2009 (English Championship Race)

Fantastic weather for the weekend and Great accommodation at the Old Dungeon Ghyll promised that this weekend would be a good one!

Choosing trail shoes for a slimy wet course was a mistake. The start from the hotel saw 400 runners jostling like sheep in a trailer for the first mile until the sharp climb to Pavey Arc. Elbows were everywhere on the ascent.

Soon after Pavey Arc runners could be seen dancing across the bog on the top of the hill. When I got there my first step ended with me in a hole up to my armpits - just a head sticking out. I was more embarrassed than concerned. No-one helped me out choosing to laugh instead.

Sliding around on greasy rock and wading through bogs for the next 7 miles brought me to Crinkle Crags and I followed all the crinkles on the ridge route. It was then, I saw emerging from the mist below me a snake of sleek runners zooming off into the distance ahead of me.

Another descent and ascent to Pike of Blisco and a greasy slide down the rocks in my sleek trail shoes until I finally hit a rock that did not give way and sliced a neat door into the top of my knee. Race-over! And within site of the finish. After many hours with the NHS I managed to scramble back to the Old Dungeon Ghyll for a lock-in and a game of Charades!

Geodff's Group Tuesday 13th October 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

The usual 9 ish miles fartlek. Probably all on road now.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Training and Racing: Tuesday 6 Oct - Sunday 11 Oct 2009
Tuesday 6 Oct - 6:30pm
Wollaton route for a brisk 10 miler incorporating 5 x 3 min @ 10k pace/effort with 90 sec recoveries.



Sunday 11 October - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M or 18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Worth checking who is around.

Results
Nick Watson - Moors and Tors 20m Fell Race 27th (3:39:10) - Crikey! Well Done Nick, that's probably the longest time on your feet for some years!

Upcoming Races
10/10/09 - LANGDALE HORSESHOE (R). AL. 11.00 a.m. 14m/4000' from the Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale (GR 286062) - Gary's going
10/10/09 - North Mids XC #1 - Markeaton Park
12/10/09 - Merrill & Shelton Striders 10k
31/10/09 - National XC Relays - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
01/11/09 - 12.00 noon, 50th Derwentwater Ten, Venue – Keswick School, Crosthwaite, Cumbria
14/11/09 - North Mids XC #2 - Corby
22/11/08 - Leeds Abbey Dash 10k
05/12/09 - North Mids XC #3 - Mansfield

International Races
31/01/10 - Marrakech half marathon http://www.marathon-marrakech.com
29/11/09 - Sunday, Benidorm 1/2 Marathon
07/03/10 - Sunday, Ballycotton '10', Ireland
11/04/10 - Sunday - 9:00am Connemara Half/Full Marathon, Galway: www.connemarathon.com
15/05/10 - Saturday - 9:30am, Inishbofin Half Marathon, Galway. Current Flight to Galway from Manchester

Saturday, 3 October 2009

BMAF CROSS COUNTRY RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Berry Hill Park

RESULTS (Redhill Road Runners)
Official times
Yates 14:47
Wetherill 14:19
McMahon 16:27
Nash 15:36
Smith 13:47
Newton 14:30

Fourth place, and Alan was not far off one of the three fastest V40 legs

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Geoffs Group Tuesday 29th September 6.30PM TENNIS CENTRE

Good Evening all,
A reminder we are at the above; with a planned efforts session around the streetlit streets of the City. One of the two regular routes to be chosen on night. A reminder also my group is for slower runners.

Tennis Centre This Week



Training and Racing: Tuesday 29 Sept - Sunday 4 Oct 2009
Tuesday 29 September - 6:30pm
Wilford route for a steady/brisk 10 miler incorporating 5 x 3 min @ 10k pace/effort with 90 sec recoveries.



Sunday 4 October - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M/18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire.

Upcoming Races
03/10/09 - MCCA Cross-Country Relays at BERRY HILL PARK, MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG18, UK
04/10/09 - MCCA Cross-Country Relays at Halesowen
04/10/09 - Kimberley Goose Fair Gallop
10/10/09 - North Mids XC #1 - Markeaton Park
12/10/09 - Merrill & Shelton Striders 10k
31/10/09 - National XC Relays - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
01/11/09 - 12.00 noon, 50th Derwentwater Ten, Venue – Keswick School, Crosthwaite, Cumbria
14/11/09 - North Mids XC #2 - Corby
22/11/08 - Leeds Abbey Dash 10k
05/12/09 - North Mids XC #3 - Mansfield

International Races
31/01/09 - Marrakech half marathon http://www.marathon-marrakech.com
29/11/09 - Sunday, Benidorm 1/2 Marathon
07/03/10 - Sunday, Ballycotton '10', Ireland
11/04/10 - Sunday - 9:00am Connemara Half/Full Marathon, Galway: www.connemarathon.com
15/05/10 - Saturday - 9:30am, Inishbofin Half Marathon, Galway. Current Flight to Galway from Manchester

Saturday, 26 September 2009

THIEVELEY PIKE FELL RACE - 2009

Results
Gary McMahon - 38:49 24th Senior, 4th V50! (if anyone has read Stephen Donaldson these people are the 'Blood Guard' of Fell-running!)


The Race Finish

Monday, 21 September 2009

NEXT TUESDAY AT THE TENNIS CENTRE!


Training and Racing: Tuesday 22 Sept - Sunday 27 Sept 2009
Tuesday 22 Sept - 6:30pm
A 10.3 mile run from Bramcote on the roads via the University Boulevard to do 5 x 3 min (90 sec recovery) @ VO2/5k effort/pace.



Saturday 26 Sept - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 27 Sept - 9am
Papplewick for 14 or 18 miles around the forests of Nottingham.

Race Results

Berlin Marathon
Ben Bennett 02:31:08 4th V40
Rob Stafford-Keal 02:31:08 15th Senior (Don't think hands were held) ;)

Finish line at Zagreb World Mountain Masters 2009

World Master Mountain Running Championships - Zagreb
Gary McMahon 49:35 25th V50, 1st GB (Results)

It felt better than it looks!

Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships, Keswick - Open Race
Gary McMahon 1:04:47, 4th V50

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Berlin Marathon Results

Pos and Cat Pos
63 4 Bennett, Ben (GBR) M40 Redhill 02:31:14 02:31:08
64 15 Keal, Robert (GBR) M35 Notts AC 02:31:14 02:31:08

Very well done men, though commiserations on missing the 2 hours 30mins target. The videos of the finishes are not yet available at the time of writing; the respective positions suggest a first London Marathon type finish.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 15 Sept - Sunday 20 Sept 2009
Tuesday 15 Sept - 6:30pm
A 10.2 mile run from Bramcote 'Made Up As We Went Along' with 5 x 3 min (90 sec recovery) @ VO2/5k effort/pace. Including gate climbing thanks to Nick. (Only doubled-up with laughter twice on this run)



Saturday 19 Sept - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about this week as the Commonwealth Championships and Berlin Marathon are on this weekend.

Sunday 20 Sept - 9am
Check with Dave B, Paul A and Matt C as most others racing.

Upcoming Races
17 - 20 September 2009 Commonwealth Fell Championships, Keswick
20th Sept - Berlin Marathon
3 October 2009 30th Smarna Gora International mountain race , 7th G.P. race Final G.P., 1st level, Ljubljana SLO

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Race Results
World Masters Mountain Running Championships - Sat 12th Sept, 2009 - Zagreb, Croatia

V50 Category
Full Results
25. - McMahon, Gary (1955) - Redhill Road Runners - England - 49:35


Robin Hood Half Marathon - Sun 13th Sept, 2009 - Nottingham
Full Results
19 - Matthew Clapp - M - Redhill Road Runners - 1:14:41 - 1:14:39
26 - Richard Darling - M - Notts AC - 1:17:03 - 1:17:02
47 - Paul Archer - M - 1:21:00 - 1:20:58
299 - Barry Harper - M 50 - Notts AC - 1:33:09 - 1:32:56
318 - Ken Allen - M 60 - Notts AC - 1:33:36 - 1:33:24
355 - John Odonnell - M 60 - Beeston AC - 1:34:47 - 1:34:38


Trafford 10k - Sun 13th Sept, 2009 - Partington (nr. Manchester)
Full Results
11 - Ben Bennett - Male 40 - 32:46 - 1st V40 - Redhill Road Runners

Monday, 7 September 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 08 Sept - Sunday 13 Sept 2009
Tuesday 08 Sept - 6:30pm
A 10.3 mile run from Bramcote on the roads via the Uni. Thinking to do 5 x 3 min (90 sec recovery) @ VO2/5k effort/pace.



Saturday 12 Sept - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 13 Sept - 9am
Think a few people are racing - worth checking with Gary to see what's going on. [Gary not around either] (GMc)

Race Results
Lichfield 10k - 6th Sept

2nd - Rob Keal - M35 - Notts AC - 32:29



Upcoming Races

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Longshaw Sheepdog Trials Fell Race 2009

A gem of a Fell Race. It's an add-on to the Sheep Dog Trails and the range of trophys for that event is stunning. Prizes were handed out by the Duke of Devonshire and my prize of a jar of Pickles will now be called 'Dukes Pickles'

The field was squelchy and soon covered in deep mud. The runner who came to the race on his tractor did a nice sideline in dragging runners cars off the field.

Gary McMahon 1st V50 (Jar of Pickles)


The prize that was worth winning.

Monday, 31 August 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 01 Sept - Sunday 06 Sept 2009
Tuesday 01 Sept - 6:30pm
A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge. Thinking to do 5 x 3 min (90 sec recovery) @ VO2/5k effort/pace.



Saturday 05 Sept - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 06 Sept - 9am
Not sure what's on the cards - check back later in the week.


Upcoming Races

Monday, 24 August 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 25 August - Sunday 30 August 2009
Tuesday 25 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley/Swingate route.




Saturday 29 August - 9am

Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 30 August - 9am
Thinking to do a flat-ish 23M, probably round the Cropwells route or something like that. Drop me a text if you're interested.


Upcoming Races

Monday, 17 August 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 18 August - Sunday 23 August 2009
Tuesday 18 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10.3 mile run on the Strelley-Cossall route. How about we do it in reverse for a change? Thinking to do 5 x 1M @ 10k pace/effort with 3 min recoveries.



Wednesday 19 August - 5:30pm
Mountainous 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text (Ben) if you're interested, start time is flexible.



Saturday 22 August - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 23 August
Not sure what is going on - check with the usual suspects.


Race Results
Belper 30k - Belper Rugby Club - 16th August (full results)
5 - Rob KEAL - SM - Notts AC - 02:13:11
6 - Ben ENNETT - M40 - Redhill Road Runners - 02:13:51
11 - Richard O'SULLIVAN - SM - Tipton Harriers - 02:17:28
14 - David RAZENER - M40 - Notts AC - 02:19:24
27 - Paul ARCHER - M45 - Notts AC - 02:24:26

You can see that the severity of the downhills made mine and Dave's B's come loose ;-)
Entry up ~30% from the last time Matt and I ran this (323 finishers in 2009 versus 245 finishers in 2007)


Upcoming Races

Monday, 10 August 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 11 August - Sunday 16 August 2009
Tuesday 11 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley/Swingate route.




Wednesday 12 August - 5:30pm
Mountainous 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text (Ben) if you're interested, start time is flexible. Not sure whether this will happen on Weds, if not then it might be moved to Thurs or dropped from this week.



Saturday 15 August - 9am

Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 16 August - 9am
Not sure what the plan is - best to check to find out what people are up to. Rob + Ben will be out at the Belper 30k for a bit of a change from the usual Papplewick run. Think entries are available on the day - worth checking with race organiser to confirm.


Race Results
Jagermeister 10k - University of Nottingham - 7th August (full results)
1 - 33.39 - Matthew Clapp - M - Redhill Roadrunners
5 - 35.40 - Richard Darling - M - Notts Ac
12 - 37.32 - Sharon Orridge - F - Long Eaton - V35
27 - 39.17 - Gary McMahon - M - Redhill Road Runners - V50
35 - 40.12 - Andrew Hunter - M - Beeston AC
79 - 43.52 - Rab Acid - M - Beeston Ac - V50
87 - 44.37 - John Odonnell - M - Beeston Ac - V60

Matt & Sharon WIN!!!!

Newark 1/2 Marathon - 9th August (full results)
3 - Rob Keal - M35 - Notts AC - 1:10:56 (County Champ Gold)
7 - Ben Bennett - M40 - Redhill RR - 1:12:51 (County Champ Silver, V40 County Champ Gold)
41 - David Brazener - M44 - Notts AC - 1:22:18
198 - Ken Allen - M62 - Notts AC - 1:35:50 (V60 County Champ Silver)

Rob wins County Champs!!!!!

Upcoming Races

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Waterboys: Newark-Half Marathon

Water technique is very important: two hand shuffle; heads-up; face plant nicky-nocky noo!


Aaah!

Monday, 3 August 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 03 August - Sunday 09 August 2009
Tuesday 03 August - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10.3 mile run on the Strelley-Cossall route. How about we do it in reverse for a change? Thinking to do 5 x 5 min @ 10k pace/effort with half duration recoveries.



Saturday 08 August - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 09 August
Rob and Ben will be doing the Newark 1/2M. Not sure what else is going on - check with the usual suspects.


Upcoming Races

Monday, 27 July 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 28 July - Sunday 02 August 2009
Tuesday 28 July - 6:30pm
A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge.



Wednesday 29 July - 5:30pm
Hilly 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text if you're interested, start time is flexible.



Saturday 01 August - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 02 August - 8:30am
Papplewick 14M and a 23M.

Race Results
Notts 5M - Fri 24th July
(full results)
4th Rob Keal 25:33 (Cracking run Rob - a PB)
14th Richard Darling 27:55 (another cracking run - PB?)
21st Dave Oxland V55 29:55
55th Ken Allen V60 32:46
58th John O'Donnell V60 34:03
61st Barry Harpers brother V50 34:24
62nd Rab Acid V50 34:26

Milton Keynes "Comedy" Half Marathon - Sun 26th July (included a "comedy" extra mile in the middle where it was required that you guess which direction the route went ;-)
10th - Matt Cliff - 1:22:31
16th - Ben Bennett - 1:23:32
Full results
For extra comedy value, checkout the 7 min 30 sec gap between 9th and 10th place.


Upcoming Races

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Notts 5 Results

4th Rob Keal 25:33 (Cracking run Rob - a PB)
14th Richard Darling 27:55 (another cracking run - PB?)
21st Dave Oxland V55 29:55
55th Ken Allen V60 32:46
58th John O'Donnell V60 34:03
61st Barry Harpers brother V50 34:24
62nd Rab Acid V50 34:26

Monday, 20 July 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 21 July - Sunday 26 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July - 6:30pm
How about 9.4 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route?
Think we're going to the Vic in Beeston for a couple of pints after the run.



Saturday 25 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

Sunday 26 July - 9am
Not sure what's planned. Matt & me (Ben) are going to be having a run round the Milton Keynes 1/2M. Thinking to do a 5M warm-up, 13.1M @ marathon pace, 2M cool-down - sounds good, eh?


Upcoming Races

Saturday, 18 July 2009

WMRA Masters World Championships-Mountain running, Zagreb, Croatia

9 - 14 September 2009
By train (sleeper) to Zagreb from Nottingham (£255), via London, Paris and Munich. The Race is on Saturday 12 Sept at 11am. GMc has booked, leaving Nottingham at 12:28 (9 Sep) - returning 15:59 (14 Sep). Itinerary available.

Monday, 13 July 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 14 July - Sunday 19 July 2009
Tuesday 14 July - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley/Swingate route.
Probably a 10k-pace/intensity session of some sort.




Wednesday 15 July - 5:30pm
Mountainous 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text if you're interested, start time is flexible.



Saturday 18 July - 9am

Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 19 July - 9am
Not sure what the plan is - best to check to find out what people are up to.


Race Results
Notts AAA Summer League Race #4 - Worksop - 8th July (full results)
17 - M Yates - Redhill RR - V40 - 27:55
25 - N Cobb - Redhill RR - V40 - 28:31

28 - D Brazener - Notts AC - V40 - 28:40
109 - K Allen - Notts AC - V60 - 33:20
121 - J O'Donnell - Beeston AC - V60 - 34:13

Notfast 10k (County Champs) - Newark - 12th July
1 - B Bennett - Redhill Road Runners - 33:52
4 - M Clapp - Redhill Road Runners - 34:56


Upcoming Races

Monday, 6 July 2009


Training and Racing: Tuesday 07 July - Sunday 12 July 2009
Tuesday 07 July - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley/Swingate route.
How about 5 or 6 x 5 mins @ 10k pace off 2:30 recoveries.




Saturday 11 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 12 July - 9am
Not sure what the plan is - best to check to find out what people are up to.


Race Results

HPP Grand Prix Race #3, Wollaton Park, 30th June, 5k (full results)
Women
1 - Sharon - Orridge - V40 - LERC - 0:18:13 - Sharon wins again!!!!

HPP Grand Prix Race #4, Colwick Park, 2nd July, 5M
(full results)
Women
1 - Sharon - Orridge - V40 - LERC - 30:22- and again!!!!!!!

SHARON WINS ALL 4 RACES IN THE SERIES AND THE SERIES OVERALL


Upcoming Races
  • Sat 11th July, 1:50pm - Buxton 5 (part of Carnival) St. John Hall, Holker Road, Buxton, Derbyshire. A hilly race.
  • Sat 11th July 11:00am - WASDALE FELL RACE (R). AL. 11.00 a.m. 21m/9000' (entries in by 27 June - 250 limit)
  • Sun 12th July, 10:30am - Notfast 10k (County Champs)
  • Tuesday, 30 June 2009

    Very hot, very hilly!


    Whilst the stalwarts were jogging round Swingate, the next generation were cutting their teeth at the Worthington 5 near East Midlands Airport. Joe and Max whipped round the 1.2mile fun run in 10th and 16th positions then the old man crawled round the 5 miler. It's a real grueler - the only circular course I've run that's uphill all the way! A veritable tarmac fell race. All in 26c temperatures.

    A great village race starting and finishing at a real traditional Marstons pub. Worth another attempt when the temperature drops!

    Sunday, 28 June 2009


    Training and Racing: Tuesday 30 June - Sunday 05 July 2009
    Tuesday 30 June - 6:30pm
    Bramcote for a 10.3 mile run on the Strelley-Cossall route. How about we do it in reverse for a change? Thinking to do 4-5-6-4-5-6 min @ 10k pace/effort with half duration recoveries.



    Wednesday 01 July - 5:30pm
    Mountainous 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text if you're interested, start time is flexible.



    Saturday 04 July - 9am
    Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton - worth checking to see who's about.

    Sunday 05 July - 8:15am
    Rob and Ben will be doing the Papplewick 23M starting at 8:15am. This is the same route as the 21M but with this bit added on around Blidworth.


    Race Results (apologies for any omissions)
    Mansfield 1/2M - 10am, 28th June 2009 (full results)
    4th - Rob Keal - 1:12:13
    7th - Matt Clapp - 1:14:53
    30th - Dave Brazener (V40) - 1:21:35

    HPP Grand Prix Race #2, Rushcliffe Country Park, 25th June, 4M (full results)
    Women
    1 0:23:48 Sharon Orridge V40 LERC - Sharon wins again!!!!
    Men
    119 0:28:56 Ken Allen V60 Notts AC

    HPP Grand Prix Race #1, Holme Pierrepont, 23rd June, 10k
    (full results)
    Women
    1 0:37:44 Sharon Orridge V40 LERC - and again!!!!!!!
    Men
    7 0:34:55 Richard Darling S Notts AC - PB, great running lad.

    Summer League Race #3 - Erewash, 7:15pm, 17th June (full results)
    Women
    1 S Orridge Long Eaton R C S 33 39 - Awesome run Sharon!
    Men
    13 R Darling Notts A C S 31 20
    16 M Yates Redhill R R V40 31 47
    24 N Cobb Redhill R R V40 32 17
    32 D Brazener Notts A C V40 32 52
    94 S Elliott Beeston A C V50 36 47
    126 K Allen Notts A C V60 38 53
    130 J O'Donnell Beeston A C V60 39 01
    135 R Acid Beeston A C V50 39 30


    Upcoming Races
  • HPRC Grand Prix - all races start at 7.15pm
    Tue 30th June - Wollaton Park - 5K
    Thu 2nd July - Colwick Park - 5 miles
  • Sat 11th July, 1:50pm - Buxton 5 (part of Carnival) St. John Hall, Holker Road, Buxton, Derbyshire. A hilly race.
  • Sat 11th July 11:00am - WASDALE FELL RACE (R). AL. 11.00 a.m. 21m/9000' (entries in by 27 June - 250 limit)
  • Sun 12th July, 10:30am - Notfast 10k (County Champs)