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, 15 November 2015

Training Tuesday 17th Nov 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Intermediate group; approx 6 miles steady.
Faster group; as usual session to be agreed before starting.
As usual meet up to 15 minutes before the start time.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Training Tuesday 10th Nov 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Faster group : as usual session to be decided on the night.
Intermediate group: this will be a slow / steady 4 to 5 miles.
As usual meet up to 15 minutes before the start.; new runners most welcome; just turn up.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Training Tuesday 3rd November Nottingham Tennis Centre

6.20pm Intermediate group up to 8 miles perhaps with efforts
6.30pm Faster Group. As usual session agreed before starting.
As before meet up to 15 minutes before start times in the foyer. New runners most welcome; just turn up.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Training Tuesday 27th Oct Nottingham Tennis Centre

This week 6.20pm Intermediate Group - approx 7 miles steady. Route to be agreed prior to the run.
6.30pm Faster group as usual; the session to be decided before starting.
As before meet in the foyer up to 15 minutes before start times. New runners most welcome.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Short noice change tonight 20th Oct

Sorry for the late change but I am unable to make the intermediate session tonight. Unless there is another leader I'm afraid this won't happen tonight. The fast group will be meeting as before.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Training Tuesday 20th Oct Nottingham Tennis Centre

6.20pm Intermediate group - this week a steady  6- 7 miles.
6.30pm Fast group; as usual a session to be agreed before starting as is the respective routes for both groups.
As usual meet in the foyer upt o 15 minutes before start times. New runners most welcome; just turn up.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Training Tuesday 13th October Nottingham Tennis Centre

6.20pm intermediate group - approx 8 miles perhaps with some efforts. Route to be agreed before starting
6.30pm fast group - route and tempo decided before starting.

Meet 15 minutes before starting times in the foyer. New runners most welcome; just turn up.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Training Tuesday 6th Oct Nottingham Tennis Centre

This week will be the same schedule as last week. Routes and tempos will be agreed before starting. Apologies for the late notification.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Training Tuesday 29th Sept 6.20pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

6.20pm Intermediate group; up to 9 miles steady.
6.30pm Faster Group

As before meet in the foyer up to 15 minutes before start times.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Training Tuesday 22nd Sept - NOTTINGHAM TENNIS CENTRE

With the darker evenings with us again its switch to the Tennis Centre time.

6.20pm Intermediate group - up to 9 miles steady but may be with some efforts.
6.30pm Faster group - perhaps shorter but definitely faster.

As usual meet from 15 minutes before start times in the foyer.

Gary's group 8 or 7 miles http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6720071

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Training Tuesday 15th September Bramcote LC

Possibly the last one here this year before switching back to the Tennis Centre for training during the dark evenings.
6.20pm Intermediate Group 8 - 9 miles possibly with efforts
6.30pm Faster group - tempo and distance to be decided before leaving.
As before meet approx 15 mins before start times.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Training Tuesday 8th Sept Bramcote L C

Intermediates: 6.20pm Up to 8 miles steady but perhaps some efforts
Fast Group 6.30pm - routre /distance to be decided on the night.

Meet approx 15 minutes before start times. Apologies for late posting this week.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Training Tuesday 2nd September Bramcote LC

6.20pm 8 -9 miles steady led by Mike
6.30pm Faster group led by Gary. Route; distance decided before setting out.
Meet up to 15 minutes before respective start times.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Training Tuesday 25th Aug Bramcote L C

6.20pm steady run with the intermediate group.
6.30pm Faster group .

In both cases meet up to 15 minutes before start times and routes / distances to be decided before setting out.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 11th August - cancellation

Its holiday time and all regular runners are away so the intermediate session is cancelled. Normal session will resume with Mike on Tuesday 18th 6.20pm.
The fast group will be running at 6.30 pm as usual on both days.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Training Tuesday 4th August Bramcote LC

6.20pm Intermediate up to 8 miles steady.
6.30pm Fast group distance and route to be agreed befrehand.
In both cases meeting is from 15 minutes before start times outside the main entrance.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Training Tuesday 28th July Bramcote LC

As last week:
6.20pm Intermediate Group up to 8- 9 miles maybe some efforts
6.30pm Fast Group - similar distance. Both routes to be agreed before starting. Meet in front of the main entrance from 15 minutes before start times.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Training Tuesday 21st July Bramcote LC

6.20pm Intermediate Group Approx 8 miles steady perhaps spome efforts. Route to be agreed beforehand. Meet as usual in fron t of the main entrance from just after 6.

6.30pm Fast group: route also to be agreed. Meet from 6.15pm same place.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Training Tuesday 14th July Bramcote Leisure Centre

6.20pm Intermediate group 8 - 9 miles led by Mike. Route to be agreed before starting.
6.30pm Faster group Route and distance also to be decided pre-start. Gary leading.

For both groups meet outside the main entrance from approx 15 mins before each starting time.

As per the blog header - new runners are always welcome.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Tuesday training - Bramcote Leisure Centre 7th July

6.20 pm Intermediate group - up to 8 miles perhaps with some efforts. Meet from 6pm outside the main entrance.

6.30pm - Fast group session; route and distance decided before starting. Meet as above from 6.15pm

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Training Tuesday 30th June Bramcote L C

Intermediate Group Start 6.20pm - Up to 9  miles, maybe with some efforts this week. Route to be decided on the night but as usual in the general direction of Cossall. Meet from 6 outside the Leisure Centre

Fast Group- They start 6.30pm, again, route to be decided on the night as will the session. There is a Facebook page for this group. Meet from 6.15 outside the Leisure Centre.


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 23rd June 6.20pm Bramcote LC

Continuing this Summer's theme from previous weeks. Exact route to be agreed before starting. As usual meet in the foyer or near the front entrance from just after 6.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 15th June 6.20pm Bramcote L C

With Mike leading the distance will be similar to recent weeks. Route to be decided on the night.
Meet in the foyer or in front of the entrance from just after 6pm

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 9th June 6.20pm Bramcote L C

As per last week; steady run up to 7 miles, maybe slightly more depends on the group and the route selected on the night. Meet as usual from just after 6 in the foyer or in front of the entrance.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 2nd June 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Again up to 8 miles steady, perhaps some efforts. Route to be decided on the night. Meet in the foyer or outside the front entrance from about 6.10pm

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 26th May 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Apologies once again for the late posting. The usual approx 8 miles in the Canals - Cossall direction route to be agreed on the night. Meet in the foyer or in front of the main entrance from just after 6.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 19th May 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Up to 8 miles in Canals or Cossall direction with Mike. Meet in foyer or in front of the entrance from 6.20pm

Monday, 11 May 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 12th May 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Apologies for the late posting for this week's training. Meet from 6pm in the foyer for up to 9 miles in the Cossall direction; maybe some efforts.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 5th May 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Similar to last week; up to 9 miles in the Canals or Awsworth direction with possibly some efforts. Meet in foyer or outside the front entrance about 10 - 15 minutes beforehand.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 28th April 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

About 9 miles cross country mostly of road again in the Cossall / canals direction . Meet in the foyer or in front of the entrance from 6pm

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 21st April 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Approx 9 miles steady possibly with efforts along the Erewash Canal and back along the old Nottingham Canal. Meet in the foyer from 6pm. Mike leading.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 13th April 6.20pm Bramcote Leisure Centre NOTE EARLIER START TIME

Up to 9  miles over paths in the general direction of Awswoth and Cossall; maybe with some efforts.
Meet in the foyer or outside the front entrance from 6pm.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 7th April 6.30pm Bramcote Leisure Centre

Note the light evenings venue. Up to 10 miles undulating much of which is off road on paths. Route to be decided on the night. Meet in the foyer or in front of the entrance from 6.15pm

Monday, 30 March 2015

Interediate Group Tues 31st March 6.15pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

This is the last one from here before we move to Bramcote next week. NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME. Route to be decided on the night. Meet in the foyer FROM 6PM.

The fast group are meeting at Bramcote Leisure Centre from 6.30pm THIS WEEK.


Intermediate Group - Recent training stats



Total time Distance miles Average Pace Calories
Wollaton 03/03/15
01:19:07 7.84 10:05:00 935
Wilford 10/03/15
01:19:19 8.05 09:51:00 953
Wilford 17/03/15
01:22:38 8.01 10:19:00 959






Monday, 23 March 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 24th March 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Similar session to previous posts. Route to be decided on the night. Meet in the foyer from 6.15pm as usual.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 10th March 6.30pm Tennis Centre

This week it will be 8 - 9 miles around Wilford maybe with some efforts. meet in foyer as usual from 6.15pm.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 1st March 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

A similar theme to previous weeks; route to be agreed on the night. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm

Friday, 27 February 2015

Stats from Tues 24th Feb

Wollaton route extended 7.78 miles steady running 1hr 13 mins; 9.24 mins per mile; 138 metres elevation; 919 calories.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Intermediate group Tuesday 24th Feb Nottingham Tennis Centre

Up to 8 miles possibly with efforts, the route to be agreed on the evening. Mike is leading. Meet in foyer as usual from 6.15pm.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 16th Feb 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

This week 8 miles or so possibly with efforts using the Wollaton route. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm.
Last weeks figures (Wilford route with efforts):
Total time 1hr 22mins 40 secs; Average 10min 19 secs per mile; best pace in efforts 5mins 41 secs per mile; Calories 953.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 10th Feb 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Last week was the Wilford Route, sorry no running stats were available as the GPS user was away, although there were some fartlek efforts included. This week I propose we will carry on the alternative route theme and, subject to agreement on the night, it will be the Wollaton route  once again. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm. Hopefully the various new enquirers who have e mailed recently can join us.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 3rd Feb 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

We shall build on the recent improvements, probably the Wilford route. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Intermediate Group - Statistics update

The  stats from the previous 2 weeks runs are now available:
20th Jan - Wilford Route:
8 miles  distance 9:35 min/mi avg pace. Total Time: 1 hr 18 mins 39 secs:  968 calories.
27th Jan - Wollaton Route:
7 miles  distance 9.41 min/mi avg pace. Total Time: 1 hr 09 mins 14 secs:  845 calories.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 27th Jan 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

More of the same with continuing improving times. Perhaps some efforts this week. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm

Monday, 19 January 2015

Intermediate Group - Statistics update

The more detailed stats from the previous 2 weeks runs is now available:
13th Jan:
6.99 miles  distance 9:51 min/mi avg pace. Total Time: 1 hr 8 mins 46 secs: Elevation gain: 154 feet. 820 calories.


6th Jan:
7.98 miles  distance 10.55 min/mi avg pace. Total Time: 1 hr 27 mins 05 secs: Elevation gain: 82 feet. 960 calories.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 20th Jan 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Last week we ran 7 miles but at about 1 min per mile faster than the previous week. This week we shall continue the improvement theme with similar. Route to be decided on the night. If icy the Uni is usually well de-iced and a suitable possible venue. Meet in the foyer from 6.15pm as usual.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Intermediate Group Tuesday 13th Jan 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Last week we did 9.8 miles at about 10 min per mile pace. This week it will be a similar distance (route to be agreed on the night) but may up the pace slightly. As usual meet in the foyer from 6.15pm. For fast group plan see Facebook page.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Intermediate Group Tues 6th Jan 2015 6.30pm Nottingham Tennis Centre

Start the New Year with 7 miles approx steady. Route to be agreed on the night. Meet in the foyer from 6.15pm. New runners most welcome; just turn up. For the fast group plans see the Facebook page.