During the light evenings, from early April to early September, we are based at Bramcote Leisure Centre which gives easy access to off-road runs. During the dark evenings period, from mid September to early April, we are based at Nottingham Tennis Centre, University Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2QH, UK, Aerial view, which gives easy access to the road. We offer training for everyone whether in a club or not. We have regular runners who are members of established affiliated clubs and others who are unattached to any club.
There are two groups, the Fast group, who do, for example, 10 miles at a strong pace which is for those whose times are below 37 - 38 mins for 10k, 62mins for 10 miles 85 mins for a half-marathon or run on the fells. The Intermediate group is for slower paced runners, down to very roughly 50 mins 10K, 70 mins for 10miles, 105 mins half-marathon and who would like to improve. These are often steady sessions up to 9 miles, but vary both longer and shorter to suit the group. Both groups do fartlek sessions occasionally again when it suits the groups.
There is now a Facebook page also.
New runners are very welcome to just turn up and run. Check with the blog or the Facebook page for any late changes to the blog postings which we like to keep to an absolute minimum. Alternatively you can use the contact form if you prefer to make prior contact or would like further information.
There are no charges for running with us.
Following British Athletics rules for road running the minimum age for joining either group is 17.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Training and Racing: Tuesday 24 February - Sunday 01 March 2009
Tuesday 24 February - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route. How about 4-5-6-5-6 min efforts @ 10k pace/intensity with half duration recoveries?

Thursday 26 February - 2:30pm - yes seriously 2:30pm, I've got a day off ;-)
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run incorporating ~5M @ tempo pace/intensity. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.

Saturday 28 February - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 01 March - 9am
Probably Papplewick for a 14, 18 or 21 mile run around the woods of North Notts - BUT make sure you check with whomever is running.

I'm (Ben) planning on a 19M run incoporating 30k progression (10k easy, 10k steady, 10k marathon effort) on a flat loop from Beeston, to Holme Pierrepont and back via Attenborough but won't be heading out until sometime between noon and 2pm. If you fancy it, give me a text.

Upcoming Races
Inter-Counties XC - 7th March
Fradley 10k - 8th March
Trafford 10k - 15th March
Wilmslow 1/2M - 29th March
Derby 10k - 19th April
Leeds 1/2M - 10th May