Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events

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May 23Ryton 5 Mile – WRRL Race 3
June 5Northbrook Summer Handicap Race 3
June 9Two Castles 10k – WRRL Race 4

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Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing.

See the How to Join Page for more info.

News Roundup

The 2019 Club Summer Handicap series kicked off in fine style on Wednesday 3 April. On an evening more like Winter than Spring a record 107 members and guests braved the cold waiting their turn to take off round the familiar circular course starting and finishing in Butt Lane to score their opening points for the season. Phil Slater was first home to win maximum points, and Dawn Webb in 3rd place was first woman. Summary Results of Race 1 Race 2 is on Wednesday 1 May. More info about the series ...
The Windmill Village Hotel was the venue for the annual awards presentation on Saturday 16 February, attended by 120 members and guests. Club Chairman Bob Adams remarked that it was particularly special evening as it was also a celebration of the club’s 40th birthday since its foundation as Northbrook Striders in 1978. He also welcomed several former members, including founder member Bob Hewitt. There was universally enthusiastic applause for the winners of the voted awards, Spencer Davies (Club Person of the Year) and Martin McHugh (Most Improved Runner). Award winners and pics ...
The final races of the 2018/19 Birmingham Invitation Cross-Country League and Midland Women's League took place on 2 February, both teams running at Gloucester. In the men's race Northbrook's somewhat depleted A Team finished 7th on the day, the men's B team finishing 5th. After a promising start in the first two races, the team's strength was diminished by absences for various reasons in races 3 and 4, resulting in a disappointing overall 6th place at the series end. The men's B team ended the season 4th overall. Northbrook results ... At the National Cross-Country Championships at Harewood House on 23 February Northbrook fielded male and female teams, plus an enthusiastic and vocal support crew. On a tough, undulating 8km course Northbrook women finished 110th out of 274 teams. On a longer but equally tough 12km course Northbrook men finished 102nd out 360 teams. In the first 9 to score placings Northbrook men finished 65th. Northbrook results ... Baker's Dozen in the League Landmark List Having completed 108 races, with 2, 3 or 4 races completed in every season since 1987/88, Mark Baker has made it to the Birmingham Cross-Country League's Landmark List and is currently in 13th place. His best performance was in Division 3 at Leamington Spa in 2012 where he finished 22nd overall and 2nd 'A' team counter.
Warks Road Race LeagueThe Warwickshire Road Race League is a series of short and middle-distance road races running from Spring through to Autumn. The 2018 series featured 10 races starting with the Massey-Ferguson Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October. At the series close Natasha White was 2nd overall in the women's competition, and won the Senior Female category. The other highest placed Northbrook competitors were Allison Smith (7th FV45), Julie Cozens (5th FV55), Terry Moynihan (4th MV45), Tom Miller (9th MV55) and Tony French (4th MV65). In the team results Northbrook men were placed 7th, and Northbrook women were 5th. In the masters team standings Northbrook men were 5th and Northbrook women were 5th. Northbrook results Visit the WRRL web page WRRL fixtures list 2019

Entries are now open for the 2019 Northbrook 10k road race which takes place on Sunday 14 July. Now in its 16th year the race will again be accompanied by a children's run and our major charity beneficiary is Coventry Cyrenians. The 10k race starts at 9.40am.
Sponsors include Bruker, Coventry Runner, Deeley Construction JPL Heating and Plumbing and Curtain Call.

For details of the race vist our Northbrook 10k website.

You've done parkrun and are comfortable at 5k, but not too sure about 10k? Come and join in our 5k to 10k training programme. Starts on Thursday 2 May. Cost includes free entry to Northbrook 10k on 14 July.
Open to all (age restriction applies).
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Northbrook Road Race ChampsOne third of the way through the year and the tables have results form all of the distances. In the Men's table Steve Turvey has taken the lead with five of the eight race distances completed. David Giles, Mike Wheeler, Ian Paterson and Charles Jones head the other men's categories.

Natasha White dropped just one point from her five race distances to keep her lead at the top of the women's table. Eleanor Townsend, Lisa Bragg, Claudie Combelas and Ros Myers are the other women's category leaders.

The Road Race Champs tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site.

View the tables at Northbrook Road Race Champs 2019

The 2018/19 Northbrook parkrun cup competition kicked off with the first round draw on 8 September, progressing through the knockout stages and culminating in a thrilling final on 12 January with Tracey Williams (29:20) competing against Martin Gavin (26:20) to win the tournament by 2 seconds.
Unable to receive her award at the Club Awards evening, Club Chairman Bob Adams presented Tracey with the cup before the training session on 26 February.
This is a popular Club competition introducing a sense of fun and friendly rivalry to the Coventry parkrun event.

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The Club draw for its allocation of two guaranteed entries to the 2019 Virgin London Marathon took place at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on 21 November and the winners were Ian Paterson and Kevin Coughlan. The reserve is Linda Richards.

There were 17 in the draw and unlucky were Rory Anderson, Spencer Davies, Damien Dear, Richard Hands, Tony Hughes, Joe Kelly, Liam Mills, Louise Myers, Mark Parker, Christopher Perkins, Adrian Powell, Jonathan Seed, Craig Slyde and Allison Smith.

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Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out these recent
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month

   Natasha White - Ilmington 10k 1st overall, Centurion GP, MWCC League
   Damien Dear - 2nd in Gato Head Torch 10k
Previous Runners of the Month

Distance Training

Distance training sessions geared towards the Coventry Half-Marathon leave the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on Sunday mornings at 9am. You can check out our distance routes for ideas about training on your own.


Club Kit

A range of Club branded running apparel available to members at attractive prices.
Visit the Northbrook Kit Shop to see what's on offer.

Committee Meetings

The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters that affect you.
Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 18 March

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