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.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Intermediate Group - Tuesday 18th Dec 6pm Djanogly LC

Led by David and Stephanie. Last session of the year 8 miles approx steady. Please note earlier than normal start time this week. New runners welcome; no charges involved.
Next session will be Tuesday 8th Jan 2013. Seasons Greetings!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 4th Dec 6.15pm Djanogly LC

Same theme continues - up to 8 miles steady. Meet foyer from 6pm. New runners welcome. No charges involved.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Training and Racing: Tuesday 27 November - Sunday 02 December 2012

Tuesday 27 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wilford route



Saturday 01 December
North Mids XC #3 - Wollaton Park


Sunday 02 December
Up for discussion but likely to be 18-20M

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 27th Nov 6.15pm Djanogly LC Gregory Boulevard

Led by Mike or Dave. 8 miles steady possibly in the Wollaton direction though new routes are still being worked out from this relatively new start point. Meet in foyer from 6pm. New runners m ost welcome; no charges involved.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Training and Racing: Tuesday 20 - Sunday 25 November 2012


Tuesday 20 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Stapleford route, possibly 2 x 4-3-2-1 + 2-1 min



Wednesday 21 November - 5:30pm (start time flexible)
Steady/progression run on the lumpy town 11





















Sunday 25 November
Up for discussion but likely to be 18-20M.
I'll post an update later in the week




Sunday, 11 November 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 13th Nov 6.15pm Djanogly LC Gregory Boulevard

Same as last week; see below.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 13 - Sunday 18 November 2012


Tuesday 13 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Attenborough route, possibly 3-4-5-4-3-2-1 min efforts, half duration recoveries



















Wednesday 14 November - 5:30pm (start time flexible)
Steady/progression run on the lumpy town 11





















Saturday 17 November - 9am

Park run anyone?

Sunday 18 November - 9am
Perhaps the Papplewick 18, but it's up for debate

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Intermediate Group Tues 6th Nov 6.15pm Djanogly LC Gregory Boulevard

As last week 7 milesish fartek led by Mike or Dave. Meet in foyer from 6pm. New runners welcome; just turn up; no charges apply.

Training and Racing: Tuesday 06 - Sunday 11 November 2012

Tuesday 06 November - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route, efforts to be decided on the night


Wednesday 07 November - 5:30pm (start time flexible)
Steady/progression run on the lumpy town 11





















Friday 09 November - 6:30pm

Drinks and food at the Vic in Beeston from 6:30pm onwards. Worth dressing warmly as there's some chance we'll be sitting outside. I'm planning something like 5 x pint with veggie burrito recoveries ;-)

Sunday 11 November - 8:15am/8:30am
Up for discussion, will post something up later in the week.




Monday, 29 October 2012

Training and Racing: Tuesday 30 October - Sunday 04 November 2012

Tuesday 30 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Stapleford route, possibly 10 x 2 min "on" - 1 min "off"



Wednesday 31 October - 5:30pm (start time flexible)
Steady/progression run on the lumpy town 11





















Sunday 04 November - 8:15am/8:30am
Leaving Rob's at 8:15am, going by Matt's at 8:30am, for 18M or 16M, respectively.


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Intermediate Group - Tuesday 30th October 6.15pm Djanogly Leisure Centre Gregory Boulevard

As advised 2 weeks ago the intermediate group is meeting at the above for the time being. A 7 miles fartlek is envisiged. Leader Mike or Dave. Meet at front of the centre from 6pm. New runners welcome no charges involved.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Training and Racing: Tuesday 23 October - Sunday 28 October 2012

Tuesday 23 October - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Attenborough route, possibly 3-4-5-5-4-3 min efforts, half duration recoveries



















Wednesday 24 October - 5:30pm (start time flexible)
Steady/progression run on the lumpy town 11





















Sunday 28 October - 9am
Perhaps the Papplewick 18, but it's up for debate

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Intermediate Group - proposed winter venue change

Last night some members of the group were delayed getting to the Tennis Centre due to the traffic problems caused by the tram extension works. It has been decided, going forward, to meet in the foyer of Djanogly Leisure Centre, Gregory Boulevard from 30th October (no session 23rd October). Start time of 6.15pm unchanged.

Confirmation of the first session from there will be posted the weekend before, as usual.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Intermediate Group - Tuesday 16th Oct 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

The  group are continuing every Tuesday - 6 miles fartlek on offer at the moment.
Led by Mike or Dave. New runners most welcome. No charges involved. Meet in foyer from 6.15pm.
Option of joining the fast group runners in the pub afterwards for eats and / or drinks.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Tennis Centre This Week



Training and Racing: Tuesday 25 September - Sunday 30 September 2012

Tuesday 25 September - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre for a 10 mile run on the Wollaton route.



Saturday 29 September - 9am
Possible 50-60mile bike ride. Contact Neil, Paul or Gary.

Sunday 30 September - 8am
Dark & White Events--Hope Moors & Tors (20m)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 18th Sept 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Mike leading. Meet in foyer from 6pm; new runners most welcome. 9 milesish in the Canals Cossall direction.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 4th Sept 6.15 Bramcote L C

The group continues with a 9 miles run  / fartlek session, led by Mike. Meet in foyer from 6. New runners most welcome.

Apologies for lack of postings the last few weeks; rest assured it has been business as usual.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Intermediate Group - Tuesday 31st July 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Business as usual with Mike leading. 9 milesish with fartleks possibly in the Canals Cossall direction. Meet in foyer from 6pm. New runners most welcome.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 17th July 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Mike leading this week. 9 mileish in the Cossall / Canals area.
Meet in the foyer from 6.pm. New runners most welcome; see header for standards.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 10th July 6.15pm Bramcote L C

Mike leading the group this week. 9 miles is around the canals / Cossall area, exact route subject to mud avoidance. New runners welcome. See header for standard. Meet in foyer from 6pm.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Intermediate Group Tuesday 3rd July 6.15 pm Bramcote LC

The new name for Geoff's group. Led by Mike 9 miles around the Cossall / Erewash canals area. Meet in the foyer from 6pm. New runners most welcome. See header for standard.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 26th June 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Apologies for no posting last week; confusion over what was happening. Mike leading this week. Meet 6pm in the foyer 9 milesish I guess in the Cossall / Canals direction. New runners most welcome. See header for standard.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 12th June 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Led by Dave and Steph. 9 miles ish in the Cossall direction. Meet foyer from 6pm. New runners welcome, see header for standard. Completly free of charge; we have no membership charges; just turn up and run.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Daily Mirror Trophy--a reasonable request

Fri 1st Jun, 2012-from www.fellrunner.org.uk

The 3 Peaks Race was sponsored for 28 consecutive years by the Daily Mirror. We claim that this is the longest sponsorship deal in the history of British sport and nobody has seen fit to challenge us!

One of the items provided by the Daily Mirror as part of their sponsorship was a silver cup known as the Daily Mirror Trophy and awarded to the winning men’s team. The trophy went missing some years ago much to the disappointment of team winners over the past few years who have not held this perpetual trophy. We would, however, rather like our trophy back. We hate disappointing winners when they don't get presented with it and it is an integral part of our history.

I enclose herewith a list of winners over the past 10 years or so. I wonder if you could publish an appeal on the FRA website asking clubs to check their display cabinets, individual members to search through their cupboards and see if we can get our trophy restored to us. We will be quite happy for the trophy to be returned anonymously, we don't want to grind any axes, we just want our silverware back.

With kind regards

Yours sincerely
Douglas Croft
Life Vice President
Three Peaks Race Association

3 Peaks Race Open Team Results (Men) 2002-2011

2002 Clayton (G R Wilkinson, P Thompson, A N Orr)

2003 Clayton (D Walker, A Orr, M Podmore)

2004 Borrowdale (S Booth, M Roberts, J Davies, A Schofield, N Spence)

2005 Eden Runners (D Hurton, A Labram, R Gillespie)

2006 Pudsey& Bramley (J Heneghan, S Bottomley, C Oliphant)

2007 Dark Peak (John Hunt, Joe Blackett, Mick Stenton, Matthew Hulley)

2008 Pudsey&Bramley (If 5 to count then it appears that P&B were ahead of Bingley, with the same result whether or not vets were included. The P&B names were: Rob Hope, John Heneghan, Nicholas Leigh, Graham Pearce + either Gary Devine V40 or Ian Nixon. If 4 to score and vets were included then Bingley would have won)

2009 Bingley (Rob Jebb, Andrew Pearce, Jamie Robinson)

2010 Pudsey&Bramley (Nicholas Leigh, Richard Pattinson, Gary Devine, Brian Stevenson)

2011 Shettleston (Thomas Owens, Jethro Lennox, Matthew Sullivan, Casey Morgan)

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Geoff;s Group Tuesday 29th May 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Mike continues to lead; Meet in foyer from 6pm for 9 miles ish in canals Cossall direction.
Next week the LC is closed however there may still be a session from Bramcote Park on 5th June. Watch this space.

New runners most welcome; see header for standard.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Geof's Group - Tuesday 22nd May 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Led by Mike. 9 miles or so in the canals / Cossall area at varying pace. Exact route to be decided on the night. Meet foyer from 6pm. Newcomers most welcome. See header for standard.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Geoff's Group - Tuesday 15th May 6.15pm Bramcote L C

Led by Mike again as I am injured.  9 - 10 miles in Canals / Cossall direction; precise route to be decided on the night. New runners most welcome. Meet in foyer from 6pm

Monday, 7 May 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 8th May 6.15pm Bramcote L C

Led by Mike this week - 9 miles or so steady / fartlek in Cossall / Erewash canal general direction. Newcomers most welcome; see header for standard.
For those looking for the faster group they start at 6.30pm from the same venue and do similar routes.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Race result

Manchester marathon - David Keyte 3 hours 56 mins  PB Well done Dave.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 1st May 6.15pm Bramcote LC

The usual 9 milesish fartlek. The route may be changed since its been so wet. Possibly the Erewash canal / tin bridge this time. New runners most welcome. Meet in foyer from 6pm

Monday, 23 April 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 24th April 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Meet in foyer from 6.15pm for another 9 miles ish fartlek session in the canal's general direction. New runners most welcome; see header for standard.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 17th April 6.15pm Bramcote LC

Back to normal this week with a 9 miles ish farlek over the 3 villages route (to Cossall) . Meet foyer from 6pm.
New runners most welcome. See header for standard.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Geoffs Group - Tuesday 10th April - No session due to Summer league on Wed.

The Summer league starts once again on Wed at Epperstone start time 7pm - so no session this week. Normal from next week.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 3rd April 6.15pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

9.4 miles or so steady /fartlek along the 3 villages route. Meet foyer from 6pm. New runners always welcome. See header for standard

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 27th March 6.15pm Location now changed to Bramcote Leisure Centre

In view of the sunny weather last minute switch early from tonight to Bramcote.

Another 9 - 10 mile Farlek. We did the full Wilford last week. Same again perhaps. Meet from 6pm in Foyer.
New runners welcome - see header for standard.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 20th March 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

And another 9 miles ish fartlek session. Meet from 6pm in the foyer. New runners most  welcome see header for standards.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Geofff's group Tuesday 13th March 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Meet from 6pm for another 9 miles ish fartlek session. New runners most  welcome see header for standards.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Geoffs Group - Tuesday 6th March 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

8 - 9 miles fartlek once again - maybe Wilford route. meet foyer from 6pm. New runners most welcome; see header for the standard.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 28th February 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Another 8 - 9  miles fartlek possibly in the Wilford direction Meet in the foyer from 6pm. New runners most welcome. See blog header for the standard. We have regulars who are members of established clubs as well as non club runners.

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Training and Racing: Tuesday 21 Feb 2012 - Sunday 26 Feb 2012
Tuesday 14 Feb - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre--Wilford Route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts. Last week it was 4, 3, 2, 1 x 3 sets with half the recovery between.

Geoffs Group Tuesday 21st February 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Back this week. 9 milesish fartlek either in the Wilford or Wollaton directions. New runners most welcome - see blog header for standards. Meet in foyer from about 6pm

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Training and Racing: Tuesday 14 Feb 2012 - Sunday 19 Feb 2012
Tuesday 14 Feb - 6:30pm
Tennis Centre--Wilford Route for a 10 miler incorporating efforts.


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

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 7th February 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Firstly, apologies for missing a post for last week's session. This Tuesday the same 9 miles fartlek as last week to Wilford / West Bridgford. If it's still icy the session with tranfer to the uni.
New runners most welcome - see header for approx standard.
Advance notice for next week: There may be no session as some of us are away. I will post a confirmation on this blog later.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 24th January 2012 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Approx 9 miles fartlek perhaps in the Wilford direction. Meet in foyer from 6pm. New runners most welcome. For standard see header.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Geoffs Group Tuesday 17th January 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

More 9 miles fartlek; we are on the Wilford route which we started last week.  Meet from 6pm in foyer.
New comers most welcome. See header for standards.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Geoff's Group Tuesday 10th January 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

9 miles fartlek is planned for tonight; we are back on the Wilford route. Meet from 6pm in foyer.
New runners most welcome. See header for running standard.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Geoff's Group - Tuesday 3rd Jan 2012 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Happy new year everyone. The first session of 2012 will be approx 8 - 9 miles steady running  but with one or two efforts. Possibly the Wilford route but not to the top of the hill.
Meet in foyer from 6.15pm.
New runners very welcome; see the header for an outline of what we do.