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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 Membership Page for more info.
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.
It was another chilly night for Race 2 of the 2018 Club Summer Handicap series on Wednesday 3 May which saw another record field of 88 members and guests. Good work by the handicapper meant the timekeepers were kept on their toes recording the finely separated times at the bunched finish.
Gemma Darby was the first Northbrook member to finish, winning the women's prize. Steve Bottomley, with a 3rd place finish, was first man. After 2 races Leisha Smith has a narrow lead at the top of the women's table, whilst David Mills and Chris Goodman tying for first place in the men's table are just one point ahead of Jamie Gould and Rory Anderson tying for second place.
Race 3 is on Wednesday 6 June.
To see how it all works visit the Summer Handicap page.
Race 4 on 10 February at Ullwood Park, Cheltenham marked a disappointing end to the 2017/2018 Birmingham League season for Northbrook men. Finishing in 16th place on the day and with an overall 16th place, just one place from the bottom, means it's down to Division 3 next season. The men's B team finished well up the rankings with an 8th place on the day and an 8th place overall.
Turnout from Northbrook throughout the season has been good and consistent, due in no small part to the efforts of motivational Team Captain Spencer.
A similar fate befell Northbrook women's team in their final Divison 1 race of the Midland Women's Cross-Country League at Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton on the same day. Finishing in 15th position out of 15 teams they too are headed down, to Division 2 next season. In the Masters rankings Northbrook women finished well up in 9th place.
Overall then, not the best end to the league season but, as Arnie might have said "We'll be back".
The opportunity to do just that starts with the first race of the 2018/19 League season on 10 November. Check out all the Cross-Country League dates.
Northbrook results ...
Northbrook 10k open for entries.
Northbrook AC has teamed up with Coventry Cyrenians as the major charity beneficiary of the annual Northbrook 10k race in 2018. The 16th staging of the club's increasingly popular race is on Sunday 8 July. Bruker, Deeley Construction, JLN Plumbing and Heating, ACTfitness Sports Massage, Curtain Call and Tony's Home Improvements are our featured sponsors.
For all the info about the race and how to enter visit our 10k website
The Club's annual GBU relay race for teams of 3 people of different standards will be held on 27 June. The organiser will be calling for entries soon so make sure you get your name down for this popular Wednesday evening event that takes place over a 3-mile undulating course. Prizes for the first three teams. All the details are on the GBU page.
Wednesday 11 July
A club event that provides a bit of a diversion from the normal Wednesday night training.
Run it as a competitive event (no prizes though), or regard it as a pleasant social summer's evening outing with some exercise thrown in. There's a mixture of road and off-road, so something for everyone.
Full details are on the Race the Train page.
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
Recent Race Results
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Seb Jones-Brain - winner of A coventry Way 40-mile race
Natasha White - PB's in London and Tractor 10k
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 23 April
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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