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, 27 September 2009

Tennis Centre This Week

Training and Racing: Tuesday 29 Sept - Sunday 4 Oct 2009
Tuesday 29 September - 6:30pm
Wilford route for a steady/brisk 10 miler incorporating 5 x 3 min @ 10k pace/effort with 90 sec recoveries.

Sunday 4 October - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M/18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire.

Upcoming Races
04/10/09 - MCCA Cross-Country Relays at Halesowen
04/10/09 - Kimberley Goose Fair Gallop
10/10/09 - North Mids XC #1 - Markeaton Park
12/10/09 - Merrill & Shelton Striders 10k
31/10/09 - National XC Relays - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
01/11/09 - 12.00 noon, 50th Derwentwater Ten, Venue – Keswick School, Crosthwaite, Cumbria
14/11/09 - North Mids XC #2 - Corby
22/11/08 - Leeds Abbey Dash 10k
05/12/09 - North Mids XC #3 - Mansfield

International Races
31/01/09 - Marrakech half marathon http://www.marathon-marrakech.com
29/11/09 - Sunday, Benidorm 1/2 Marathon
07/03/10 - Sunday, Ballycotton '10', Ireland
11/04/10 - Sunday - 9:00am Connemara Half/Full Marathon, Galway: www.connemarathon.com
15/05/10 - Saturday - 9:30am, Inishbofin Half Marathon, Galway. Current Flight to Galway from Manchester