Farewell

Nottingham City Harriers was the name adopted by a group of runners at the end of 2003 who, upon resignation from a local athletics club, set up their own independent training sessions.

The numbers have dwindled over the years and traveling to training venues at rush hour has got ever more difficult with worsening traffic conditions. So it has been decided to end the informal group from 17th January 2018, the remaining individuals continuing in a private capacity.

Many thanks to the runners who have supported these sessions over the years but we hope to still see some of you from time to time in the future.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 21st December 6.30pm Tennis Centre

Subject to ice considerations another Wilford Hill fartek tonight. This is the last session this year with my group - next Tuesday is Southwell 10K in the morning.
Tuesday 4th Jan is next planned session. Seasons Greetings to all.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 14th December 6.30pm Tennis Centre

9 - 10 miles fartlek. The weather people are saying the ice will just about stay away until the weekend at the moment.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 7 Decemberrr! - Sunday 12 December 2010

Tuesday 7 December - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run with efforts: 10min tempo with 1min recovery, then 6x2min 90 sec recovery then 1x10 tempo 1min recovery. On the Wollaton route.


Try this simple solution for the icy conditions: http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

Thursday 9 December - 7pm
White Peak Christmas Dinner.

Saturday 11 December Saturday 09:00
Wollaton Park 7.5m easy run around the park and university. Meet at St. Leonards Drive, Nottingham, NG8 2BB.

Notts & Derbyshire Cross Country Championships - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

Sunday 12 December 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run and there is a new organic, classy tea room at Papplewick Lodge

Monday, 6 December 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 7th December 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Session as usual. Route and whether or not we do efforts dependent on finding one that is ice free.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 30 November - Sunday 5 December 2010

Tuesday 30 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run with efforts: 10min tempo with 1min recovery, then 6x2min 90 sec recovery then 1x10 tempo 1min recovery. On the Wollaton route.

If it is snowy or icy try this simple solution: http://www.skyrunner.com/screwshoe.htm

Saturday 4 December Saturday 09:00
Wollaton Park 7.5m easy run around the park and university. Meet at St. Leonards Drive, Nottingham, NG8 2BB.

Saturday 4 December Saturday 1:25pm
North Midlands Cross-Country League - RAF Cranwell

Sunday 5 December 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run and there is a new organic, classy tea room at Papplewick Lodge

Geoffs Group Tuesday 30th Nov 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Good to be joined by newcomers David and Steph last week.
Back for more fartlek 9 milesish. As it is likely to be icy, the session will more than likely be be around the Uni which is generally ice free.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 23rd Nov 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Back to normal this week with an 9 mileish fartlek. For any new runners meet in the foyer from 6.15pm.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Training: Tuesday 9 Nov - Sunday 14 Nov 2009
Tuesday 9 Nov - 6:30pm
Wilford Route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts.


Saturday 13 Nov 2010
10:30am Tour of Pendle Fell Race, Lancashire (See diary)

Sunday 29 November - 9am
Papplewick. Meet at the Griffins Head PH Car Park for a 13.75M or 18M run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire. Worth checking who is around.

9:00am White Peak Club Championships at Carsington Reservoir followed by dinner at the Yacht Club - See Gary/Toni for details (3 hour run required)

Geoff's Group Tuesday 9th Nov 6.30pm Tennis Centre

Back this week continuing the fartlek theme 9 miles ish. Meet foyer from about 6.15pm New people welcome. Advanced notice: I will be absent againnext week but hopefully regular weekly sessons again from 23rd Nov.

Sunday, 31 October 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 2 November - Sunday 7 November 2010

Tuesday 2 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile structured run with efforts. Route to be decided on the night.

Saturday 6 November 2010 - 9am
National Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park. Senior Men at 2:30pm

Sunday 7 November 2010 - 9am
Papplewick for an 18 - 24 mile run from the pub car park at Papplewick.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 26th Oct 6.30pm Tennis Centre

Continuing the fartek theme 9 -10 miles again tonight. For any potential newcomers we meet in the foyer from about 6.15.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 October - Sunday 24 October 2010

Tuesday 19 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile structured run with efforts. Route to be decided on the night.

Saturday 23 October 2010 - 9am
Wollaton Park Gates (Near Car park) for an easy 7.5 mile run around the park and university.

Sunday 24 October 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run from the pub car park at Papplewick for a 14 - 20 miler.

Monday, 4 October 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 5 October - Sunday 10 October 2010

Tuesday 5 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 9.5 mile run with efforts: 10min tempo with 1min recovery, then 6x2min 90 sec recovery then 1x10 tempo 1min recovery. On the route we did last week: Canal, river, Attenborough and road. Although with an amendment to maximise street lights!



Saturday 9 October 2010 - 9am
Wollaton Park Gates (Near Car park) for an easy 7.5 mile run around the park and university.

Sunday 10 October 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run and there is a new organic, classy tea room at Papplewick Lodge

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 26th Sept 6.30pm Tennis Centre

First of my autumn sessions; note the conventional start time. It will be steady 9 miles or so.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 28 September - Sunday 3 October 2010

Tuesday 28 September - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 9.5 mile run with efforts: 10min tempo with 1min recovery, then 6x2min 90 sec recovery then 1x10 tempo 1min recovery. On the route we did last week: Canal, river, Attenborough and road.



Saturday 2 October 2010 - 9am
Wollaton Park Gates (Near Car park) for an easy 7.5 mile run around the park and university.

Sunday 3 October 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run and there is a new organic, classy tea room at Papplewick Lodge

Or... Hope Tors and Moors Trail Race 20m/3,700ft from Hope Valley Sports Pavilion, Hope, Derbyshire. Gary doing this.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1393027

Results
Midland 6 Stage Road Relays - Saturday 25 September

Redhill qualified for the Nationals

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 5th Sept 6.15pm Bramcote LC

10 miles fartlek with 6 - 7 miles shortcut option. Apologies to anyone who turned up last Tuesday for 6.15pm. Due to a problem on the M1 I did not start 'til 6.50pm. Fingers crossed for no repeat this Tuesday. Also this will be my last session for 3 weeks. I guess we will be back at the Tennis Centre then.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 31st August 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Fartlek session of approx 10 miles in the Cossall direction with 6 - 7 miles optional shortcut.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sunday, 8 August 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 10 August - Sunday 15 August 2010

Tuesday 10 August - 6:30pm
Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route for 10 miles.



Saturday 14 August 2010 - 9am
Wollaton Park Gates (Near Car park) for an easy 7.5 mile run around the park and university.

Sunday 15 August 2010 - 9am
Papplewick run and there is a new organic, classy tea room at Papplewick Lodge

Sunday, 25 July 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 27 July - Sunday 1 August 2010

Tuesday 27 July - 6:30pm
Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route for 10 miles.



Saturday 31 July 2010 - 9am
Wollaton Park Gates (Near Car park) for an easy 7.5 mile run around the park and university.

Sunday 1 August 2010
Papplewick run

Geoff's Group Tuesday 27th July 6.30pm Bramcote LC

Hopefully first fartlek tonight since my comeback probably around Cossall

Monday, 19 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 20 July - Sunday 25 July 2010

Tuesday 20 July - 6:30pm
For those racing again midweek and this weekend (see calendar on the right), there is a 5 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route? If you want to do 10 miles carry on to Tin Bridge for the normal route.




Saturday & Sunday; there may be a run around the park and the usual Papplewick run. Better check with the usual suspects as there is a BG attempt again this weekend.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 13 July - Sunday 18 July 2010

Tuesday 13 July - 6:30pm
For those doing the Black Rocks Fell Race tomorrow or the Hardwick Hall 6m race on Thursday, there is a 5 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route? If you want to do 10 miles carry on to Tin Bridge for the normal route.


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 6th July 6.30pm Bramcote LC

I'm back this Tuesday - it will be slow steady in the Nottingham canal area while I find my legs again.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 6 July - Sunday 11 July 2010

Tuesday 6 July - 6:30pm
How about 9.4 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route? If you are doing tomorrows Summer League at Worksop College, you can cut it short.
Possible trip to the Vic in Beeston for a couple of pints after the run.



Saturday 10 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 11 July - 9am
Griffin's Head PH, Papplewick, Notts, for a run around the forests of North Nottinghamshire.

Monday, 28 June 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 29 June - Sunday 4 July 2010

Tuesday 29 June - 6:30pm
A 10 mile run along the canal and the river.


Holme Pierrepont RC - Grand Prix, Race #3 - 5k
Wollaton Park

Saturday 3 July - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 4 July - 9:00am
Papplewick, Nottinghamshire

Upcoming Races
Summer League #4 - Worksop - Wed 7th July, 7:15pm
Black Rocks Fell Race, Matlock Rugby Club, Cromford Meadows, Cromford - Wed 14th July, 7:30pm
Notts 5 - Victoria Embankment - Fri 16th July, 7:30pm
Trentham 10M - Sunday 18th July, 10:30am

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Riber Fell race Results -- 2010

Andy Hunter got stuck in Madchester trying to earn a crust: Simon came along as a beer buddy and Jim bought us all a pint to 'wet the head' :)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 22 June - Sunday 27 June 2010

Tuesday 22 June - 7:15pm

A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge.


Holme Pierrepont RC - Grand Prix, Race #1 - 10k
According to their website, entries are still available.
Definitely worth getting there early if you're planning on entering on the night.

Wednesday 23 June - 6:30pm
Riber Run - 5m/1000' from Lea Green, Main Road, Lea, Matlock (GR324575).

Saturday 26 June - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

Sunday 27 June - 9:00am
Papplewick, Nottinghamshire

Upcoming Races
Summer League #4 - Worksop - Wed 7th July, 7:15pm
Black Rocks Fell Race, Matlock Rugby Club, Cromford Meadows, Cromford - Wed 14th July, 7:30pm
Notts 5 - Victoria Embankment - Fri 16th July, 7:30pm
Trentham 10M - Sunday 18th July, 10:30am

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Kinder Trog Results -- 2010

 


11 Gary McMahon M55
 760 Redhill Road Runners 2:13:24
70 Stuart Allsop M50
875White Peak FR2:39:40
97 Phil Pittson M60
831Erewash Valley RC 2:56:04
43 Nick Lander M50
833Erewash Valley RC2:28:50

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 8 June - Sunday 13 June 2010

Tuesday 8 June - 6:30pm
A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge.

Monday, 31 May 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 1 June - Sunday 6 June 2010

Tuesday 1 June - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley route.




Sunday 6 June - 9am
Probably a 14/18/21/23M loop of Papplewick - check to see who's out and about.

Geoffs Group Tuesday 1st June 6.30pm Bramcote LC

Hopefully I will do Erewash canal to tin bridge and back via Nottingham canal.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 25th May 6.30pm Bramcote L C

Temperature forecast to drop to 13c on Tuesday. So a brisk fartlek is called for. See you there.

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 18 May - Sunday 23 May 2010
Tuesday 18 May - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley route.



Wednesday 19 May - 5:30pm
The Mad Mountainous Mapperly 13.7M run from Tennis Centre.



Sunday 23 May - 9am
Probably a 14/18/21/23M loop of Papplewick - check to see who's out and about.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Geoff's Group - Tuesday 18th May Bramcote L C 6.30pm

Back to normal this week. 10 mile s fartlek to Cossall with one or two shoter cut offs available.

Monday, 3 May 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 04 May - Sunday 09 May 2010

Tuesday 04 May - 6:30pm
How about a 9.4 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route?



Sunday 09 May - 9am
Not sure what the plan is - best to check with the usual suspects.

Monday, 26 April 2010

LONDON RESULTS
49 - Keal, Robert J (GBR) - 2:28:58
190 - Darling, Richard J (GBR) - 2:40:32
247 - Clapp, Matthew (GBR) - 2:42:56

AWESOME running chaps and huge congrats to Rob and Rich for clocking big PBs.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 27 April - Sunday 02 May 2009
Tuesday 27 April - 6:30pm
A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge.




Wednesday 28 April - 5:30pm
Hilly 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills.



Sunday 02 May - 9am
Papplewick 14/18/21M.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 20th April 6.30pm Bramcote LC

Back to normal - a fartlek through the Cossall Hills volcanic ash dust clouds permitting.

Monday, 12 April 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 13 April - Sunday 18 April 2010
Tuesday 13 April - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley route.



Wednesday 14 April - 5:30pm
Mountainous 13.7M run from Tennis Centre incorporating some of the infamous Mapperly Hills. Give me a text if you're interested.



Sunday 18 April - 9am
Not sure what the plan is - best to check to find out what people are up to.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010



Training and Racing: Tuesday 06 April - Sunday 11 April 2010


Tuesday 06 April - 6:30pm
BRAMCOTE for a 9.4 mile run on the Pit Lane - Tin Bridge - Nottingham Canal route. How about the following:
  • 5 x 5 mins @ ~10k pace, 2 min jog recoveries
  • 5 x 1 min @ 3-5k pace, 1 min jog recoveries

Monday, 5 April 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 6th April Bramcote LC

First one at the summer venue. Some sort of fartlek will take place.
Advance notice: Summer league on Wed 14th so no session next Tuesday.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Monday, 29 March 2010


Rob kicks ass in Wilmslow!!!!!!!!!

Think many/most of you know this already, but Rob posted an amazing 69:05 at Wilmslow Half Marathon yesterday. He took a huge chunk off his PB, destroyed the 70 min barrier and perhaps most importantly, ran more than 40 secs quicker than Lord Elliot's PB. Truly, an astonishing run.

Huge respect mate, I for one am in awe.
Superb.

Geoffs Group Tuesday 30th March 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Last one at the T C for this winter ; next week Bramcote.
Some efforts tonight maybe around Wilford.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Bramcote Summer Running Venue from Tuesday 6 April 2010
The following week is the summer league, see the calendar on the right.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 16 March 2010 - Sunday 21 March 2010
Tuesday 16 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Chilwell/Stapleford (hybrid) route. Thinking to do 3 x 3-2-1- min, with 90 sec recovery, 3 mins between sets.




Sunday 21 March - 9am
Not sure what people are planning, perhaps Papplewick? Worth calling around to see who's doing what.

Sunday, 7 March 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 09 March - Sunday 14 March 2010
Tuesday 09 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Attenborough-Chilwell. Planning on 3 x (4-3-2-1 min, 90 sec rec), 3 min rec between sets.




Wednesday 10 March - 5:30pm

Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.




Sunday 14 March - 9am
Papplewick for an 18 mile run around the woods of North Notts.




Results (full results)
Trafford 10k - Sunday 7th March, 2010
15 - Rob KEAL - M - Notts AC - 31:44 - 31:45

AWESOME run Rob - the man to chase!!!

Geoffs Group Tuesday 9th March 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre‏

A steady one this week perhaps Wollaton route for a change.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 2nd March 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Back to Wilford this week after last minute change last w.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 02 March 2010 - Sunday 07 March 2010
Tuesday 02 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route. How about 3 x (4-3-2-1 mins, 90 sec rec), 3 min rec between sets.



Wednesday 03 March - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text.



Sunday 07 January - 9am
Papplewick for an 18 mile run around the woods of North Notts.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 23rd February Nottingham Tennis Centre

Continuing the Wilford Hill theme; my foot is a bit better now. If icy then it will be the Uni (the weather not my foot).

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 16th February 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Carrying on the Wilford Hill Fartlek series.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 16 February - Sunday 21 February 2010
Tuesday 16 February - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wilford route. Thinking to do 4 x 1M @ 10k effort with 3 min recoveries.



Wednesday 17 February - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.



Sunday 21 February
Not sure what is going on, Rob, Rich, Andy and Ben are headed to the Trafford 10k!



Monday, 8 February 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 09 February 2010 - Sunday 14 February 2010
Tuesday 09 February - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route. No doubt there will be some sort of session for those that fancy it.




Sunday 14 February - 9am
Probably Papplewick for a 14, 18 or 21 mile run around the woods of North Notts - check back later in the week. Will send confirmation by text on Saturday.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 9th Feb 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Continuing the Wilford Hill series - last week 88.5 mins. The weather forecast said the ice man cometh again this week so if that is a problem it will be a session in the University.

Sunday, 31 January 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 02 February - Sunday 07 February 2010
Tuesday 02 February - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Attenborough-Chilwell. Probably 4 x 1M @ 10k effort with 3 min recoveries.




Wednesday 03 February - 5:30pm

Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly progression run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.




Sunday 07 February - 9am
Dunno? Best to check with the usual suspects.

Geoffs Group - Tuesday 2nd February 6.30pm - Nottingham Tennis Centre

Continuing with the Wilford Hill route fartleks as last week.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Geoffs Group Tuesday 26th January 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Tuesday 26th March below now thats forward planning; or wishful thinking because of the weather.
Anyway this Tuesday I will be flogging around Wilford Hill fartlek style. A couple of short extra efforts on hills seem to work in OK.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 26 January - Sunday 31 January 2010
Tuesday 26 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wilford route. Thinking to do 5 x 1M @ 10k effort with 3 min recoveries.



Wednesday 27 January - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.



Sunday 31 January - 9am
Perhaps Papplewick for a 14m /18m around the forests of North Nottinghamshire? Will text everyone later in the week.



Sunday, 17 January 2010

Geoff's Group Tuesday 19th Jan 6.30pm Nottingam Tennis Centre

Now the weather has improved time to revisit the Wilford Hill fartlek route.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 January 2010 - Sunday 24 January 2010
Tuesday 19 January - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route. Fingers-crossed the weather will hold! How about 4 x 1M @ 10k effort with 3 min recoveries.



Wednesday 20 January - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.



Sunday 24 January - 9am
Probably Papplewick for a 14, 18 or 21 mile run around the woods of North Notts - will check on the weather later in the week.

Sunday, 10 January 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 12 January 2010 - Sunday 17 January 2010
Tuesday 12 January - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Chilwell/Stapleford (hybrid) route. If it's still icy we can do a session in the Uni.



Wednesday 13 January - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run, providing it's not too icy. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.



Sunday 17 January - 9am
Probably Papplewick for a 14, 18 or 21 mile run around the woods of North Notts - will check on the weather later in the week.

Geoff's Group - Tuesday 12th Janaury 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Happy New Year!

There's a slow thaw set in where I am so, on the assumption it continues, it will be start time as usual. I expect there will be ice about still so will probably do a session in the Uni which has proved to be ice free before Christmas.

Sunday, 3 January 2010


Training and Racing: Tuesday 05 January 2010 - Sunday 10 January 2010
Tuesday 05 January - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route, providing it's not too icy, otherwise, probably a session in the Uni.



Wednesday 06 January - 5:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 11.5M hilly run, providing it's not too icy. If you're interested give Ben a call/text - start time is flexible.



Sunday 10 January - 9am
Probably Papplewick for a 14, 18 or 21 mile run around the woods of North Notts - will check on the weather later in the week.