If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place.
Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club.
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.
If you want to continue your enjoyment of being a member of the Northbrook running community you must renew 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.
Renew before the end of March or your UKA registration as a club athlete will lapse. Renewal is easy – see Renewal Form for details.
Renewal fees have been frozen again at £28 full rate, £20 concessions.
Renew in person on Club nights, or send the Renewal Form to the Membership Secretary.
The 2018 Club Summer Handicap series kicks off on Wednesday 4 April using the familiar, circular anti-clockwise course starting and finishing in Butt Lane. Whatever your pace the handicap system gives you a chance to reach the top of the table. Don't miss out - be at the start ready for a 7.15pm getaway. 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 ...
Hearsall Golf Club was the venue for the annual awards presentation on Saturday 13 January, attended by 100 or so members and guests.
Mark Holmes, Finance Director of Bruker, the main sponsor of the club's 10k race, was guest of honour and presented the prizes. Club member Chris Archer's band Re:offenders provided live music.
Introducing the awards presentation Club Chairman Bob Adams congratulated the 52 awards winners on their achievements, mentioning some of the very impressive performances that had been recorded during the year.
In the voted awards, Spencer Davies (Club Person of the Year) and Damian Pharoah (Most Improved Runner) attracted most votes.
See the award winners
View the pics ...
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 and Tony's Home Improvements are our featured sponsors.
For all the info about the race and how to enter visit our new 10k website
Looking to move up from 5k to 10k? Then take a look at our 5k-10k Training Programme - a 10-week training plan designed and delivered by our own coaches and leaders to get you into shape for the 10k distance. It's open to all and includes an entry to our Northbrook 10k. Weekly sessions start on Thursday 3 May. Download the flyer ..
The Club draw for its allocation of two guaranteed entries to the 2018 Virgin London Marathon took place at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on 6 December and the winners were Tommy Dempsey and Damian Pharoah. The reserve is Christopher Perkins. There were 12 in the draw and unlucky were Mark Parker, David Giles, Linda Richards, Julie Liggett, Richard Hands, Liam Mills, Craig McNaney, Spencer Davies and Ian Paterson.
Nearly two months in and a few more have managed to make an appearance on the Road Race Championship tables. With results from three of the distances Spencer Davies has kept his early lead with Liam Mills, Tony Mackness and Mike Duggan still leading their categories and Simon Jones taking over the MV35 lead. Sally Eason has a very narrow lead at the top of the women's table with fellow FV45 Cath Fenn hot on her heels at this point. Claudie Combelas and Katy Davies lead the 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. In the 2017 season Steve Turvey was the highest placed Northbrook runner with a 7th place in the MV35 category. Highest placed Northbrook woman was Louise Myers with a 10th position in the FSEN category. In the team results Northbrook women were placed 5th, Northbrook men were also 5th. Visit the WRRL Facebook page. Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings. WRRL fixtures list 2018
Recent Race Results
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Sally Eason - top of Road Race Champs table
Craig Slyde - 2 PB's and ran all the B'ham league races
Previous Runners of the Month
Look out for Clive's club mailings or visit Clive's page.
Check out Clive's distance routes.
Visit the Northbrook Kit Shop to see what's on offer.
Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 19 February
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run.
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site