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, 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!!!!!

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