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, 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/