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For Northbrook the 2019/20 cross-country season started with the club fielding seven teams at the Midland Cross-Country Relays on 19 October. Attention has now switched to 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.
The venue for the 2nd fixtures on 7 December has been changed due to the original course being deemed unrunnable due to recent weather conditions. The men's and women's teams will now head north to run at Crewe.
For info about other fixtures this coming 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.
Club Secretary and Welsh international Mark Baker was invited to represent the Celtic team v England in the Birmingham 10km on 26 May 2019, running in the MV50 age group. He also has invitations to represent the Celtic team V50 at two further events, the Maidenhead half-marathon on 1 September and the York marathon on 20 October.
The Celtic team includes Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so Mark will be proudly wearing his Wales vest.
Mark last represented Wales ten years ago in the 100km Anglo-Celtic-Plate event held in Galway in 2009, where he was 4th Welsh finisher in a time of 10h:38m.
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.
Wrapping up the 2019 season eighty members and guests turned out for the final handicap race on 4 September.
First home was Becky Colbourne in her second race win of the season, adding 30 points to her series total. Rick Wise in 3rd place gained the maiximum 50 points by being first Northbrook man to cross the line.
With 134 points from 5 races Lottie Graham ended the season with a 21-point lead at the top of the women's table, ahead of Pia Singh and Martina McConville tying on 113 points.
In the men's table Alan Hewitt with two race wins overhauled Tom Dempsey's earlier bonus point assisted lead to take the top spot with 194 points from just 4 races. Tom Dempsey finished 2nd and Martin Gavin took 3rd place.
Participation this season has been at an all-time high, with 145 members and 43 guests taking part across the six races, with a total of 107 in Race 1. Nine men and three women took part in all six races.
Results of Race 6 and series results.
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.
Chris Sharp from Knowle & Dorridge RC won the 2019 10k race in 33:54, with Ian Allen (Spa Striders) 2nd and Dominic Priest (Leamington C & AC) in 3rd.
Kelly Edwards (Leamington C & AC) took the 1st women’s prize in 37:14.
For Northbrook Liam Mills was first counter in 38:05.
In the Junior Run, Doug Garnett won the event in 6:02, the first girl was Mel Gould who finished 6th in 6:42.
Members of the Northbrook 10k organising committee visited Oakfield House to present a cheque for £1,700 to Coventry Cyrenians the major charity beneficiary of the 2019 race.
Sponsors included Bruker, Coventry Runner, Deeley Construction, JPL Heating and Plumbing and Curtain Call.
For full results visit our Northbrook 10k website.
Six weeks of racing left to add points to the table and Stuart Lumsden has kept his lead with perfect scores from all six of the race distances completed, followed closely by Liam Mills just four points behind. Steve Turvey, Mike Wheeler and Mike Duggan continue to head the MV35, MV45 and MV65 categories but Rob Cox has moved up to head the MV55 section.
Natasha White has maximum points from all her seven race distances to keep her lead at the top of the women's table. Gemma Ross, Lisa Bragg, Sally Eason, and Ros Myers lead 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 2019
The 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 is Stuart Lumsden in 12th place. The highest placed Northbrook woman is Sally Eason in 24th place. In the category placings Sally Eason is 1st FV55 and Darren Taplin is 3rd MV45.
In the team placings Northbrook women are 5th, Northbrook men are also 5th. In the masters team placings Northbrook women are 3rd and Northbrook men are 4th.
Northbrook results 2019
Visit the WRRL web page
WRRL fixtures list 2019
Recent Race Results
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Leisha Smith - improving times and 10k/10m/5k PBs
Tom Mitchell - PBs in marathon and half-marathon in same week
Gemma Ross - PB's at Kenilworth Half-Marathon and Draycote 20 miles
Chris Archer - competed in many events
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