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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.
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 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. First round ties are to be completed at Coventry parkrun within 3 weeks.
This is a popular Club competition introducing a sense of fun and friendly rivalry to the Coventry parkrun event.
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.
To see how it all works visit the Summer Handicap page.
With Autumn approaching thoughts are turning to the cross-country season, and in particular to the 2018/19 Birmingham Invitation Cross-Country League that starts on 10 November. Northbrook will be looking to improve on last year's outcome and the Captains will be encouraging everyone, new members and old hands, to get involved.
To help you hit the ground running there are three cross-country training sessions being organised for the 8th, 15th and 30th September. Venues are posted on the cross-country page.
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.
Two-thirds of the year gone and the tables are looking interesting with plenty of results coming in for all of the qualifying distances. Steve Turvey is keeping his place at the top of the men's table with Terry Moynihan, Liam Mills, Tom Miller and Charles Jones heading their categories.
Natasha White has a slender lead at the top of the women's table with Amanda Deavy, Sally Eason and 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
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.
After eight races the highest placed Northbrook competitors are Allison Smith (5th FV45), Julie Cozens (5th FV55) and Tony French (5th MV65). In the team results Northbrook men are placed 7th, Northbrook women are 5th. In the masters team standings Northbrook men are 5th and Northbrook women are 5th.
Visit the WRRL website
WRRL fixtures list 2018
Balsall Common Fun Run 10k
Balsall Common Run Club are staging their 2018 10k and 5k fun runs on Sunday 23 September. A £2 discount on the entry fee is offered to all club athletes to encourage them to enter as the 10k race will be proposed for inclsuion in the WRRL series next year. Details of the event are on the event website.
Recent Race Results
Northbrook race results
Runners of the Month
Ian Paterson - PBs at Stratford, Club 10k and Leamington Spa half-marathon
Sue Clarke - from beginners' group via various races to Thunder Run
Previous Runners of the Month
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.
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 20 August
The Club Calendar has dates and venues for a selection of some favourite running events in and around the Midlands.
Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Mondays at 6pm
Sundays at 9am
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