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Northbrook AC teamed up with Coventry Cyrenians as the major charity beneficiary of the annual Northbrook 10k race which took place on 8 July.
On one of the hottest days of the year Chris Sharp from Knowle & Dorridge RC won the 2018 10k race in 33:50, with Scott Hazel (Massey Ferguson RC) 2nd and Ben Taylor (Kenilworth RC) in 3rd.
Kelly Edwards (Leamington C & AC) took the 1st women’s prize in 38:44.
Leamington C & AC took both the men’s and women’s Club team prizes.
In the Junior Run, Adam Taylor won the event in 6:26, the first girl was Ellen Taylor who finished 2nd in 6:43.
Bruker, Deeley Construction, JLN Plumbing and Heating, ACTfitness Sports Massage, Curtain Call and Tony's Home Improvements were our featured sponsors.
For the full results visit our 10k website
Parkrun Cup for Parker
The 2018 Northbrook parkrun cup competition reached its conclusion with the final knockout rounds taking place in April. The 50 runners in the starting group were gradually eliminated to get down to the final two. In the final, Mark Parker's 22m 19s was a 2-second improvement on his best whilst Damian Pharoah's 19m 03s time was 9 seconds away from his, giving Mark an 11-second advantage and with it the parkrun cup.
Club President Tony French presented the cup at the Club’s Wednesday night training session on 25 April. Rich Cawley the competition organiser remarked on the popularity of the competition and the sense of fun and friendly rivalry it has introduced to the Coventry parkrun event.
Flushed with his success in the Northbrook parkrun cup competition Mark ran 18 miles in the rain from home to the Bedworth parkrun on Saturday 28 April where Northbrook took on most of the officiating roles. Not satisfied with that effort he then ran the course pushing his two children in their double buggy. Before the race Bob Adams introduced the Club to the assembled runners in what was for him an unusually short speech. The race was won by Andy Green of Team East Haddon. Northbrook's Damian Dear was second. Northbrook's Natasha White was the first woman to finish.
The penultimate race in the Club's summer handicap series on Wednesday 1 August attracted 73 members and guests. Louise Slater was first home for Northbrook and recently joined Raghbir Sangha was first Northbrook man to cross the line.
After Race 5 Helen Morris has moved to the top of the women's table with Kirstie Murray and Gemma Ross close on her heels. In the men's table Tony Forde has moved into joint pole position with Mark Smith who has a race in hand. Race 6 could be the decider in both tables.
Race 6 is on Wednesday 5 September.
To see how it all works visit the Summer Handicap page.
It's still the height of Summer but thoughts are already turning to the cross-country season, and in particular to the 2018/19 Birmingham Invitation Cross-Country League that starts on 10 November. Northbrook will be looking to improve on last year's outcome and the Captains will be encouraging everyone, new members and old hands, to get involved.
To help you hit the ground running there are three cross-country training sessions being organised for the 8th, 15th and 30th September. Venues are posted on the cross-country page.
The Club's annual GBU relay race held on 27 June attracted a record number of members and guests, meaning there were 31 teams of 3 people competing over the 3-mile undulating course. The winning team of Cath Fenn, Amanda Deavy and Katy Davies took home three bottles wine.
Full results are on the Latest Results page.
The lack of rainfall over the previous few weeks hadn't halted the growth of the nettles, brambles and other foot-grabbing undergrowth lining the route of the annual Race the Train event on Wednesday 18 July, and sixty members and guests took part in the 6 and a bit mile mainly off-road run from Hampton-in-Arden to Tile Hill.
The first mile or so was easy running but after crossing the A452 the route started to get interesting, with a couple of stubble fields, a stile, a root-strewn path the through the wood, more stubble and then the bouncy boardwalk along to the the church in Berkswell.
The second section from Berkswell to Tile Hill was an altogether trickier affair, where the overgrown, concrete-hard, ankle-turning paths, combined with an abundance of juicy nettles, appeared to present something of a challenge those not very used to off-road running.
After starting the race Bob had to dash to catch the train back to Tile Hill ready to welcome the runners home and record the results, although the times are probably pretty meaningless to most.
Northbrook AC celebrates 40 years of running in 2018, and as part of our ruby anniversary celebrations we staged a special one-off event on Wednesday 15 August. Twenty three teams of 3 runners from various training groups ran as many laps as possible of the Allesley Park 1000m loop in 40 minutes in repetitive relay order.
The team with the most laps completed in the shortest time over 40 minutes was declared the winner. Winners were Tom McNamara, Louise Slater and Raghbir Sangha and each received a prize of a bottle of wine. There were prizes too for the second and third teams.
Five months into the year year and all of the tables are filling up nicely with results for all of the qualifying distances. With six of those distances completed Steve Turvey has kept his place at the top of the men's table with Ben Smith, Terry Moynihan, Chris Archer and Mike Duggan holding on to their category leads.
With the best five from seven distances Sally Eason has kept her lead at the top of the women's table with Natasha White, Amy Burdis, Claudie Combelas and Ros Myers leading the other women's categories.
The Road Race Champs tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Northbrook Road Race Champs 2018
The Warwickshire Road Race League is a series of short and middle-distance road races running from Spring through to Autumn. The 2018 series features 11 races starting with the Massey-Ferguson Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
With the results of the first two races published Cath Fenn is the highest placed Northbrook competitor with a 1st place in the FV45 category. Spencer Davies is 4th MV45. In the team results Northbrook men are placed 3rd, Northbrook women are 5th. In the masters team standings Northbrook men are 5th, Northbrook women are 4th.
Visit the WRRL Facebook page.
WRRL fixtures list 2018
Balsall Common Fun Run 10k
Balsall Common Run Club are staging their 2018 10k and 5k fun runs on Sunday 23 September. A £2 discount on the entry fee is offered to all club athletes to encourage them to enter as the 10k race will be proposed for inclsuion in the WRRL series next year. Deatils of the event are on the event website.
Recent Race Results
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Natasha White - Leamington Spa half-marathon
Richard Hands - EMGP performances
Previous Runners of the Month
We have completed our marathon training with the London Marathon as the target event.
We'll be taking a break now from organised Sunday morning distance sessions as the busy Summer season of short and middle-distance races will be getting underway. Look out for more distance training news in the Autumn.
Keep an eye on Clive's page.
Check out Clive's distance routes for ideas about training on your own.
A range of Club branded running apparel available to members at attractive prices.
Visit the Northbrook Kit Shop to see what's on offer.
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters that affect you.
Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 25 June
The Club Calendar has dates and venues for a selection of some favourite running events in and around the Midlands.
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run.
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Mondays at 6pm
Sundays at 9am
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