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Jul 17Race the Train

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.northbrook badge

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 How to Join Page for more info.

News Roundup

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.

John Pollard has been invited by Welsh triathlon to represent them at the British Championships in Nottingham on 15 June in the 60 to 64 age group.


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.

The Two Castles 10k race the following Sunday may have given reason to think numbers for Race 3 of the 2019 Club Summer Handicap series on Wednesday 5 June would be reduced. Not so, 98 members and guests took part in an increasingly competitive event.


Katherine Plunkett was first home to win maximum points in the women's race, and Alan Hewitt in 2nd place was again top scorer for the men. Lottie Graham now moves to the top of the women's table, and Tommy Dempsey, benefitting from a clutch of bonus points, has established a good lead in the men's table.

Results of Race 3

Race 4 is on Wednesday 3 July.

More info about the series ...

The Windmill Village Hotel was the venue for the annual awards presentation on Saturday 16 February, attended by 120 members and guests.

Club Chairman Bob Adams remarked that it was particularly special evening as it was also a celebration of the club’s 40th birthday since its foundation as Northbrook Striders in 1978. He also welcomed several former members, including founder member Bob Hewitt.

There was universally enthusiastic applause for the winners of the voted awards, Spencer Davies (Club Person of the Year) and Martin McHugh (Most Improved Runner).

Award winners and pics ...

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 2019 series features 11 races starting with the Massey-Ferguson Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.

Northbrook results 2018

Visit the WRRL web page

WRRL fixtures list 2019

Entries are building for the 2019 Northbrook 10k road race which takes place on Sunday 14 July. Now in its 16th year the race will again be accompanied by a children's run and our major charity beneficiary is Coventry Cyrenians. The 10k race starts at 9.40am.
Sponsors include Bruker, Coventry Runner, Deeley Construction, JPL Heating and Plumbing and Curtain Call.

For details of the race visit our Northbrook 10k website.

You've done parkrun and are comfortable at 5k, but not too sure about 10k? Come and join in our 5k to 10k training programme. Cost includes free entry to Northbrook 10k on 14 July.
Open to all (age restriction applies).
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The Club's annual GBU relay race will be held on Wednesday 19 June. This is a relay race for teams of 3 people of differing running abilities.

There is more info on the GBU page.

Northbrook Road Race ChampsGetting on for half-way through the year and there has been plenty of activity in all of the distances. In the Men's table Liam Mills has taken the lead with six of the eight race distances completed. Steve Turvey, Mike Wheeler, Ian Paterson and Pete Fellows (tying for the MV55 spot) and Charles Jones head the other men's categories.

Natasha White has maximum points from all her five race distances to keep her lead at the top of the women's table. Gemma Ross, Lisa Bragg, Sarah McNaney, and Ros Myers are the other women's category leaders.

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 2018/19 Northbrook parkrun cup competition kicked off with the first round draw on 8 September, progressing through the knockout stages and culminating in a thrilling final on 12 January with Tracey Williams (29:20) competing against Martin Gavin (26:20) to win the tournament by 2 seconds.
Unable to receive her award at the Club Awards evening, Club Chairman Bob Adams presented Tracey with the cup before the training session on 26 February.
This is a popular Club competition introducing a sense of fun and friendly rivalry to the Coventry parkrun event.

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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

   Stuart Lumsden - London Marathon PB, Sutton Park winner
   Natasha White - London Marathon PB, 2nd female at Tractor 10k, Centurion GP Series winner
Previous Runners of the Month

Distance Training

Distance training sessions geared towards the Coventry Half-Marathon leave the Jaguar Sports & Social Club on Sunday mornings at 9am. You can check out our distance routes for ideas about training on your own.


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 13 May

header_calendarThe Club Calendar has dates and venues for a selection of some favourite running events in and around the Midlands.

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