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, 4 December 2011

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 4th Oct 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Should be called Mike's group as I haven't been around for weeks. Anyway 6 - 8 miles steady tonight. Meet foyer from 6pm.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Robin Hood Marathon (and half) 2011

Neil Kirk in Wollaton Park

Mark (Ninja) Rowlson at the University Boat Club on the Marathon

Mick (Laundry) Robinson on the marathon at the Boat Club

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 9th Aug 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Mike leading this week. 10 miles in Cossall or Erewash canal area. meet Foyer from 6pm.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Geoff's Group Tuesday 2nd August 6.15pm Bramcote LC

More caperings to Cossall area up to 10 miles, possible fartlek. Meet foyer from 6pm

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Snowdon Race over! Cracking weather in Snowdonia this weekend. 62:50 (no walking) to the summit and 38 minutes descent (no walking); not quite what it says in the results because on the descent I managed to help an Irish Runner that fell and hit her throat on a jug shaped rock; de Ja Vue for me! She's fine by the way. Snowdon Race is now a bit 'Chavy' with lots of drunken youths from the surronding area and a bit of a car-boot on the field, there was a heavy Police prescence with stab vests and CCTV vans. The international contingent were home grown, Wales, Scotland et. al., Probably one to miss from now on.

Managed the same run on Sunday: 70 mins to the top (no walking) and a 40 minute descent (no walking) after scavenging drinks from the fantastic summit cafe. If you go you HAVE to go to Steff's www.snowdoncafe.com.

Records (to put it in context)
MENS RACE 1:02:29 K STUART (1985)
WOMENS RACE 1:12:48 C GREENWOOD (1993)
SUMMIT RECORD (MEN) 39:47 R BRYSON (1985)
SUMMIT WOMEN 47:07 C GREENWOOD (1993)
VETERAN RECORD V40 Gianna Vello 1:05:33 (1995)
DESCENT RECORD (Summit to Llanberis) Lucio Fregona 21:05 (1996)
FIRST WELSH WINNER Colin Jones 1:05:14 (1998)
BEST LLANBERIS RUNNER Alun Vaughan 1:06:12 (2004)

Two runners have completed all races since 1976:
Malcolm Jones (Tremadog)
Phil Jones (Conwy)

See you around 13 August.

Also, the Commenwealth Fell Championships are at Llanberis http://www.cmudc2011.org/

Geoffs Group Tuesday 26th July 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

I'm back this week. 9 - 10 miles to Canals / Cossall direction to be decided on the night.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 12th July 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Lead by Mike this week. 10 miles approx route along the Erewash Canal to the tin bridge.

Monday, 4 July 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 5 July - Sunday 10 July 2011

Tuesday 5 July 2011 - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the (uphill) Kimberley route.

Saturday 9 July 2011 09:00
St Leonards Avenue, Wollaton for an easy 7.5m run around Wollaton Park and the University Campus now that they have finished filming for the new Batman Movie.

Sunday 10 July 2011 09:00
Papplewick for a 13.75m - 18m run around the forests of Nottingham.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 5th July 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Same again as last week 3 villages fartlek 10 and a bit miles. We left early last week and at least 1 runner missed us. Apologies for that. Departure strictly no earlier than 6.15 this week.
Summer league next week so no session next Tuesday.

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 28 June - Sunday 3 July 2011

Tuesday 28 June - 6:30pm
Worth checking who is gonig as there is a race on tonight (Details in the calendar to the right).

Saturday 2 July 2011
Wollaton Park is closed

Sunday 3 July - 9am
Papplewick (Pub car park) for an 18 mile (13.75 mile option) around the forests of north Nottingham.

Geoffs Group Tuesday 28th June 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Once again a 10 miles fartlek to the 3 villages. Meet in foyer from 6pm.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 21 June - Sunday 26 June 2011

Tuesday 21 June - 6:30pm
It's another busy week this week. Therefore there is a Bramcote run of 10 miles with the option to do a short route because a few will be doing the Riber Fell Race on Wednesday and the AUDAX on Saturday (Details in the calendar to the right).

Wednesday 22 June 2011 7pm
Riber Fell Race, Lea Green, Derbyshire (See diary on the right)
RESULTS



Sunday 26 June - 9am
Papplewick (Pub car park) for an 18 mile (13.75 mile option) around the forests of north Nottingham.

ps: for those that might be interested there is an AUDAX ride on 25 June from Alfreton.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 21st June 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Back to normal this week. 10 miles fartlek around the 3 villages. Meet foyer from 6pm

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 14 June - Sunday 19 June 2011

Tuesday 14 June - 6:30pm
It's another busy week this week. Therefore there is a Bramcote run of 10 miles with the option to do a short route because a few will be doing the summer league on Wednesday and Kinder Trog on Sunday (Details in the calendar to the right).

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Summer League - Erewash (See diary on the right)

Sunday 19 June - 9am
Race: Kinder Trog, 16 miles from Hayfield (See diary on the right).

Also,
Papplewick (Pub car park) for an 18 mile (13.75 mile option) around the forests of north Nottingham.

ps: for those that might be interested there is an AUDAX ride on 25 June from Alfreton.

Results: Shining Cliffs Fell Race

Sunday, 5 June 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 7 June - Sunday 12 June 2011
Tuesday 7 June - 6:30pm
Bramcote run of 10 miles with the option to do a short onme if you are competing in either the Trent 5 or Calver Fell Race, Derbyshire on Wednesday night. (Details in the calendar to the left)

Wednesday 8 June
Various races

Saturday 10 June - 9am
Wollaton Park/University - meet at St. Leonards Avenue for 7.5 mile easy run.

Sunday 11 June - 9am
Papplewick (Pub car park) for an 18 mile (13.75 mile option) around the forests of north nottingham. The Nettles are not too high and the ground is very dry, so sand hill is a killer!

ps: for those that might be interested there is an AUDAX ride on 25 June from Alfreton.

Monday, 30 May 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 31 May - Sunday 5 June 2011
Tuesday 31 May - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley route.



Saturday 4 June 09:00
St Leonards Avenue, Wollaton for an easy 7.5m run around Wollaton Park and the University Campus.

Monday, 23 May 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 24 May - Sunday 29 May 2011

Tuesday 24 May - 6:30pm
From Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10 mile country run in the sun. The route is this:

Saturday - 9am
Wollaton, St Leonards Avenue for an easy run around the park and university

Saturday 28 May - 1pm
Cader Idris; 10.5m/3000ft from Dolgellau Free Library; Eldon Square; Dolgellau. £5 (food included) to organisor on official entry form or £6 on day. Entry limit 250 Records 1:21:18 C. Donnelly 1996 f 1:43:29 A. Bedwell 1992. Cut-off time of 1:20 enforced at Rhiw Gwredydd. Junior race 11am. Details: Graeme Stringer; Garreg Lwyd; Arthog; Gwynedd; LL39 1AX T: 01341 251061 W: http://www.cader-race.co.uk/

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 17 May - Sunday 22 May 2011
Tuesday 17 May - 6:30pm
Bramcote for a 10M run on the Kimberley route.



Saturday 21 May 12:00 noon
Veteran 12-Stage Road Relays
at Sutton Park, Birmingham

Geoffs Group Tuesday 17th May Bramcote L C 6.15pm

10 miles or so fartleky / steady in the general direction of Cossall. Note start time. Meet foyer from 6pm.

Sunday, 8 May 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 10 May 2010 - Sunday 15 May 2011

10 May 2011 - 6:30pm
From Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 5.6 mile or 10 mile country run in the sun. There are two runs because on Wednesday there is the summer league, see the diary on the right. The routes are these:
10m route

5.6 mile route:


5.6m Route

Saturday 11:00am 14 May 2011MOUNT FAMINE FELL RACE (R). AS. 11.00 a.m. 5m/1700'. Registration at the Scout Hut; Swallowhouse Lane; Hayfield; Derbyshire. £3.50 on day only. Teams free. PM. Over 18. Records: 40.01 G.Bland 1991; f. 46.24 S.Rowell 1991. Race start at foot of Elle Bank; 1 km from registration. Junior races to be confirmed. Counter in the Hayfield Championship. Details: Mark Boulton; 10 Highgate Road; Hayfield; High Peak; SK22 2JL. Tel: 01663 749253. Email: granv@highgate22.wanadoo.co.uk Website: cs.man.ac.uk/~temples/hc/

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

3 May 2011 - 6:30pm

From Bramcote Leisure Centre for a 10 mile country run in the sun. Easy for me after the recent epics! Although I am sure there will be speed merchants wanting a quick session tonight. The route is this:

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 2nd May 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Led by Mike. Up to 10 miles in Cossall direction at pace tbd on the evening.

Sunday, 17 April 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 19 April - Sunday 24 April 2011
Tuesday 19 April - 6:30pm
A 9.1 mile run from Bramcote out onto the Erewash Canal over Toton sidings and back via Moor Bridge.



Sunday 24 April - 9am
Papplewick 14/18/21M.

Additional London result

Mike Peats - 04:38:33

Geoffs Group Tuesday 19th April 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Note earlier start time. It will get earlier in future weeks if all the regulars can agree. First 10 miles fartlek over the hills to Awsworth and Cossall this year.
London Marathon Results 2011
Toni Minniti 3:01:11
Matt Slater 3:18:03
Mark Rowlson 4:20:30

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 12th April 6.30pm The Forest Park and Ride Tram Stop

Led by Mike. Pre London steady run max 7 miles / 1 hour. Ideal for that last training run before the big day.

Next week Bramcote LC once again.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 5 April 2011 - Sunday 10 April 2011
Tuesday 5 April - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route with 6 x 3 mins with 2 min recovery and a steady easy paced run for the new returning older runner.


Saturday 9 April 2011
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton, Nottingham.

Sunday 10 April - 11:30am
Kinder Downfall Fell Race

Results - Belvoir Half Marathon
Ben Bennett 4th 1:14:37
Paul Archer 1:29:18
well done!

Geoff's Group Tuesday 5th April 6.30pm Tennis centre

Last winter session from the TC; a final Wilford Fartlek. Meet foyer from 6.15pm
Advanced notice : Next Tuesday 6.30pm from The Forest park and Ride Tram stop - steady run and not too long for winding down London Marathon runners. Mike will be leading.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 15 March 2010 - Sunday 20 March 2010
Tuesday 15 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route with 6 x 3 mins with 2 min recovery.


Saturday 19 March 2011
Midland Road Relays
(See calendar on the right)

Sunday 20 March - 9am

Papplewick for an 18 mile run around the woods of North Notts.


Dark & White Mountain Marathon (See calendar on the right)

Geoff's Group Tuesday 15th March 6.30pm Tennis Centre

Ides of March 9-10 miles fartlek as before. Meet foyer from 6.15pm

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Training and Racing: Tuesday 08 March 2010 - Sunday 13 March 2010
Tuesday 08 March - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route with 6 x 3 mins with 2 min recovery.


Saturday 12 March 2011
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Fell Race (See diary opposite)

Sunday 13 March - 9am
Papplewick for an 18 mile run around the woods of North Notts.

Geoff's Group Tuesday 8th March 6.30pm Tennis Centre

More fartlek; same as previous weeks. Meet foyer from 6.15pm.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Geoff's Group Tuesday 1st March 6.30pm Tennis Centre

More 9 - 10 miles fartlek on similar lines to last week. Meet in foyer from 6.15pm

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Geoff's Group Tuesday 1st February 2011 Tennis Centre 6.30pm

Meet as usual from 6.15pm. Will arrange usual fartlek. I may run steady as I have not ran since last Tuesday.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Geoff's Group Tuesday 25th January 6.30pm Tennis Centre

The usual fartlek session; maybe Wilford direction again this week. Meet foyer of the T C from 6.15pm.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 18th January 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

The usual fartlek session; Wilford direction this week. meet foyer of the T C from 6.15pm

Training and Racing: Tuesday 18 January - Sunday 23 January 2011
Tuesday 18 January - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the (amended) Wollaton route with 7 x 3 mins with 2 min recovery.



Saturday 17 January - 9am
Wollaton Park easy 7.5 mile run for 1 hour, meet at St. Leonard's Avenue, Wollaton.

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

Results - NMXCL - Wollaton Park (Sat 15/01/11)
Bruce Raeside 33:45 (Winner)
Alan Smith 37:16
Andy Weatherill 38:21
Rich Darling 38:30
Dave Brazner 41:59
Gary McMahon 44:07
Geoff Jackson 55:16
Redhill are in the lead for the Vets title

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Training: Tuesday 4 January - Sunday 9 January 2011
Tuesday 4 Jan - 6:30pm
Wilford Route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts.


Saturday 8 Jan 2010
11:00 Notts & Derbyshire County Cross Country Championships - Wollaton Park (See diary)

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

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Geoffs Group Tuesday 4th January 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Back to usual this Tuesday ; 8 - 10 miles. For newcomers we meet in the reception area from 6.15pm.