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.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Harvey Haddon Stadium Update from Nottingham City Council

£16 million redevelopment on schedule

Harvey Hadden Sports Complex is currently being redeveloped and is on schedule to open in 2015.  Once completed, Harvey Hadden will provide world class sports facilities to inspire Nottingham’s future generations.
The development is the largest investment of Nottingham City Council’s Leisure Centre Transformation Programme and will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of this area of the city.
The communities around the site are extremely important to us. This newsletter aims to keep you, our local residents and future customers, informed about the building progress on site and how these may affect you. 
The £16m redevelopment, which includes £1.94m from Sport England's Iconic Facilities Fund, will include state of the art facilities: 
  • 50 metre swimming pool with two adjustable pool floors which can divided into two 25 metre pools 
  • two multi-use activity studios for fitness movement and dance 
  • fitness room/gym 
  • health suite - sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi 
  • a 1.5km closed road cycling circuit
  • expanded athletics track from 7 to 8 lanes
  • upgrades to the existing football pitches
  • three new squash courts
  • new male and female dry changing rooms 
  • new pool changing village with baby, disabled, and group/school changing areas 
  • improved access and facilities for disabled people, including a 'Changing Places' facility
  • pool viewing and spectator seating 

  • vending area and cafeteria facilities.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Intermediate Group Tuesday 7th October 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

This is now settling down to steady 6 miles; ideal for newish runners. Meet in the foyer from 6.15pm. Mike will be leading. New runners most welcome; just turn up. No charges for running.

The fast group are switching to the Tennis Centre this week also.