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, 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)

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