Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events

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Nov 17Brooks 5-mile & 7-mile Championships
Jan 5Warwickshire Cross-Country Championships
Jan 12Birmingham League/Midlands Women’s League – Race 3
Feb 9Birmingham League/Midlands Women’s League – Race 4

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News Roundup

Has your application for a place in the 2019 London Marathon been rejected? Do you still want to run? Then you might have another chance of getting one of the two Northbrook allocated places by entering the Club's London Marathon draw. This takes place in the Jaguar Sports & Social Club bar on Wednesday 21 November after training at about 9.15pm.
To see if you qualify for entry into the draw and how you apply go the the London Marathon Draw page.

Northbrook AC teamed up with Coventry Cyrenians as the major charity beneficiary of the 2018 Northbrook 10k race which took place on 8 July. At a presentation on 3 September, Club President Tony French presented a cheque for £1200 to Coventry Cyrenians' fund raising officer Jack Swinburn to support their work with the homeless.

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

The date of our 2019 Northbrook 10k race is Sunday 14 July 2019

The 2018/19 Northbrook parkrun cup competition kicked off with the first round draw on 8 September. The draw comprised 28 ties, 4 lucky people getting first round byes. The sixteen ties in the second round are to be completed at Coventry parkrun by 20 October.
This is a popular Club competition introducing a sense of fun and friendly rivalry to the Coventry parkrun event.

How it works ..

The volunteers manning the finish at the final race in the Club's summer handicap series on Wednesday 5 September really had their work cut out in handling the bumper field of 101 members and guests.

First home was Tony Hughes followed in second place by Jane Stephens. With only two or three outings over the season the maximum points earned for these two in Race 6 didn't materially affect the placings at the top of the table where the Smiths claim the series titles.

At the season's close Allison Smith leads the women's table with a 3-point lead over namesake Leisha Smith, who earned 2nd place with the bonus points from a Race 6 PB. Louise Myers and Gemma Ross are in joint 3rd place. Mark Smith tops the men's table with a 22-point lead over 2nd placed Craig Slyde who is 5 points ahead of Martin Seeley-Davies in 3rd.

The 2018 handicap series proved to be the most popular ever with a total of 182 (131 members and 51 guests) taking part. Of these, 17 were ever present, managing an appearance at all 6 races. Bonus points for personal best handicap times were awarded on 29 occasions, including 10 in Race 6.

Results after Race 6

To see how it all works visit the Summer Handicap page.

After kicking off the cross-country season with the Midland Cross-Country Relays on 20 October, the Club's focus switched to the 2018/19 Birmingham Invitation Cross-Country League and Midland Women's League that started on 10 November. Northbrook were looking to improve on last year's outcome, the Captains encouraging everyone, new members and old hands, to get involved.

There was a good Club turnout for both events despite the blustery wind and rainstorms. In the women's race Northbrook finished 10th. Northbrook men's A team finished 5th, the B team finishing 3rd.
Check out the remaining races and venues posted on the cross-country page.

Northbrook results ...

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.

Full results and photos ...

Northbrook Road Race ChampsTen months of the year gone and with loads of results recorded the tables are promising an interesting final two months. Steve Turvey is keeping his place at the top of the men's table with Liam Mills, AndrewVMcConville and Terry Moynihan still heading their categories. With a few recent, strategically planned races Tom Miller has moved up to take the lead in the MV55 category. Mike Duggan has a clear lead at the top of the MV65 category. There are now only 11 points separating the top five table positions, with a tie for 3rd place.

Natasha White's perfect score across her best five races means she keeps her 3-point lead at the top of the women's table with Louise Myers, Amanda Deavy, Cath Fenn, Sarah McNaney 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.

View the tables at Northbrook Road Race Champs 2018

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 2018

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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

   Sara Boot - consistent appearances and improvement
   Dave Halford - many long distance races
Previous Runners of the Month

Distance Training

Although organised Sunday morning distance sessions are on hold at present you can check out our distance routes for ideas about training on your own.

Look out for more distance training news in the Autumn.


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 22 October

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