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.

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.


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