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News Roundup

With the days getting longer it's time for thoughts to turn towards more Spring- and Summer-like activities such as the Northbrook Summer Handicap Series. The clocks will have gone forward just in time for the first race on Wednesday 1 April. Even so, to make sure all runners get home before dark that race will start at 7.15pm.

You'll find all the info you need about the series on our Club Handicap page.


The Standard Triumph Club was the venue for the annual awards presentation on Saturday 15 February, where more than 100 members and guests enjoyed a great evening;

A total of 45 awards were presented by Club Chairman Bob Adams to members who had competed well in the various road running and cross-country competitions, and these were followed by 7 fun awards that were handed out in connection with amusing things that had happened to our members throughout the last 12 months.

The awards presentation concluded with announcement of the results of the votes cast by the membership for:
Most Improved Female Runner - Gemma Ross
Most Improved Male Runner - Sean Duffy
Club Person of the Year - Spencer Davies


The cross-country season is reaced its climax with the fourth and final fixtures in the Birmingham Invitation Cross-Country League and Midland Women's League that started on 9 November, with Northbrook co-hosting both the men's and women's 1st fixtures at Coundon Hall Park in Coventry.

For the final races this season on 8 February the men ran at Gloucester and the women at Aldridge Airport. Northbrook women were very happy to come away from the season with 3rd place medals in the Masters and a strong 5th place team overall. In the men's race Northbrook B team were first on the day and came away with first B team prize overall. Northbrook A team finished sixth on the day and sixth overall.

For info about other fixtures this season visit our Cross-Country page


Two Northbrook members received recognition of their WRRL 2019 category placings when the awards were presented at the WRRL AGM on 6 November.

Sally Eason, the highest placed Northbrook woman, was first in her FV55 category; Darren Taplin took the 3rd MV45 award.

Members of clubs present at the AGM voted to approve eleven races for inclusion in the 2020 League which starts with the Massey Ferguson 10k on 13 April. Northbrook's own 10k race on 12 July is also included.


After getting the bug and taking up triathlon only 5 years ago Anita Howe has competed for the GB team in her age group since 2015. Although a Northbrook member, work commitments and a heavy training schedule with the DO3 squad means she's not often seen at the Wednesday session but she runs in the club colours when she can.

In May Anita won her age group and became National English Champion, finishing 3rd overall. Competing in Weert, Netherlands in June Anita won in her age group and became European Champion.


It's that time of year again when membership renewal falls due. Continue your enjoyment of being a member of the Northbrook running community by renewing your club membership now. You’ll get the benefits of UKA affiliation, structured training sessions led by qualified leaders, reduced entry fees to races, Northbrook-sponsored team entries, and so on.

Renewal is easy – go to the online Renewal Form, fill in your details and we'll email you with payment instructions. Membership is renewed when payment is received. More ..


The Club draw for its allocation of two guaranteed entries to the 2020 Virgin London Marathon took place at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on 20 November and the winners were Richard Hands and Catherine Shepherd. The reserve is James Lacey.

There were 17 in the draw who met the eligibility criteria and unlucky were Tony Bowe, Spencer Davies, Sarah Duffy, Sean Duffy, David Giles, Julie Liggett, Andy McConville, Charlotte Mills, Liam Mills, Mark Parker, Sara Phipps, Adrian Powell, Jonathan Seed and Pia Singh.

The club also has up to 10 places available for the 2020 Brighton Marathon. So far 5 people have show interest. For more on this contact Mark Baker, either directly or via the Contact page.


Northbrook Race ChampsThe results are starting to come in but the tables are as yet sparsely populated. With the new race eligibilty rules the points will soon start to be adding up.

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

View the latest tables at Northbrook Race Champs 2020


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 2019 series features 11 races starting with the Massey-Ferguson Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.

At the series close the highest placed Northbrook competitor was Stuart Lumsden in 12th place. The highest placed Northbrook woman was Sally Eason in 24th place. In the category placings Sally Eason was 1st FV55 and Darren Taplin was 3rd MV45.

In the team placings Northbrook women were 5th, Northbrook men were also 5th. In the masters team placings Northbrook women were 3rd and Northbrook men were 4th.

Northbrook results 2019

Visit the WRRL web page

WRRL fixtures list 2019

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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
December
   Lottie Graham - excellent PB in the Stockport 10 mile race, ands well a good run in the Ilmington 10k
   Craig Slyde - Coombe 8, a League Cross Country race, the Pudding 10 mile race, the Gaddesby Gallop Trail Run, the Bedworth 5k run, and the Seven Sins Multi Terrain

November
   Matt Hatthrell - excellent commitment to cross-country team
   Helen Morris - running cross-country well after injury

Previous Runners of the Month

 

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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 16 December

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