This month we keep the distance theme going and also introduce a bit of fun with a play on numbers and dates.
January is typically a Run Every Day month so here’s your first challenge for 2021, not a maths challenge but an individual distance target to meet.
You can’t compete in a race and you can’t train with a group but that need not stop continuing to join in the Northbrook virtual racing season and adding soem points to the Virtual Series table
A festive virtual event, again with a bit of a twist. 12 activities designed to attract a wide participation with a paced challenge and a social/fun challenge for each activity.
Another virtual knockout competition, similar to our parkrun cup, but run over 5 miles and with a built-in gradient equalising factor. Competition started 5 October, two weeks until the cut for Round 1.
A 5k knockout competition with a twist, with pairs generated automatically by the Northbrook random bingo machine on a Facebook live draw.
A three-person 5k virtual relay comprising teams made up of runners with differing abilities staged over three days with each team member running on a day different from the other team members.
The target is to run 24,901 miles in 80 days.
A charity virtual event involving Northbrook AC and four other local clubs to raise funds for the UHCW Charity.
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 … Continued
The Club’s annual GBU relay race 19 June saw another big turnout with 93 members and guests taking part in a relay race for teams of 3 people of differing running abilities. Due to last-minute drop-outs the Northbrook super-computer was … Continued
The Club’s annual tussle with the brambles and nettles that may lie in wait along the 9k off-road route between Hampton-in-Arden and Tile Hill is a popular event that adds a bit of interest to a Wednesday night’s summer training. … Continued
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 competition progressed through the knockout stages, culminating in a thrilling final … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
Northbrook AC celebrated 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 … Continued
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. Sixty members and guests took the delayed 7.18pm train … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
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. … Continued
Flushed with his recent success in the Northbrook 2018 parkrun cup competition Mark Parker ran 18 miles in the rain from home to the Bedworth parkrun on Saturday 28 April where Northbrook took on most of the officiating roles. Not satisfied … Continued
The 2018 Northbrook parkrun cup competition reached its conclusion with the final knockout rounds taking place in April. The 50 runners in the starting group were gradually eliminated to get down to the final two. In the final, Mark Parker’s … Continued
Escaping what had earlier threatened to be a damp evening three dozen or so members and guests ventured over to Hampton in Arden for the Club’s annual off-road outing. Taking trails and footpaths interspersed with some sections of road they … Continued
With a record 620 finishers the 15th edition of the Club’s annual 10k road race on Sunday 9 July was the most popular yet. The race was won by Coventry Godiva Harriers’ Alistair Smith in a time of 32m 49s and with a clear lead over … Continued
Despite the cool conditions and threatening skies there was an enthusiastic turnout of 23 teams for this relay race for teams of 3 people of different standards held on 28 June. Superb team organisation by Rich Cawley resulted in a close … Continued