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, 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)