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- IKK BB Berliner Firmenlauf 2018
- Leamington C & AC Club 5,000m Championship
- Cotswold Hilly 100 Relay
- Edinburgh Marathon
- Edinburgh Half-Marathon
- Hardmoors 100
- Run for Beer Relays
- Ryton Pools 5 Mile
- The Leaden Boot Challenge
- Draycote Spring 10k
- Draycote Spring Half-Marathon
- Liverpool Marathon
- Liverpool Half-Marathon
- Knowle 10k
- Grafman Middle Distance Triathlon
- Shin Dig In The Shires Marathon
- West Country Ultra 100 Mile
- Firkin 5 Mile
- Leeds Half-Marathon
- Bristol 10k
- Market Drayton 10k
- Draycote Water 10k Summer Series
- Stratford Half-Marathon
- Ultra Trail Snowdonia 50
- Silverstone 10k – East Midlands Grand Prix Series Race 1
- Silva Lakeland 3-Day Event
- Milton Keynes Marathon
- Kenilworth Runners Mayday 10K, Relay and Fun Run
- Sleaford Half-Marathon
- Birmingham 10k
- Revenge of the Fifth Marathon
- May the 4th Be With You Trail Half-Marathon
An opportunity arose to take part in a run during a short trip to Berlin. I spotted fencing being erected around the city centre Tiergarten park and attached to it were posters advertising a 5.5km run around the periphery the following day.
I was able to get a non-runner’s number and joined over 13,000 other runners from various German companies on what can best be described as a slightly extended parkrun on steroids. It took a little over 20 minutes to complete the unusual distance, which passed the iconic Brandenberg Gate and Victory Column.
After a bratwurst, which more than replenished the burned calories, it was then on to continue the sightseeing.
After crashing and burning two weeks previously at Leamington’s club 10,000m Champs, I decided to try and redeem myself at their 5,000m race. They actively encourage guests and ex-Northbrook Men’s Captain John Wilson and I joined another ex-Northbrook member (James Joyce) in trying to see where we were fitness wise.
John and I were placed in the ‘A’ race whilst James was put in the ‘B’ race. It was clear from the off that the race was going to be run off at a pace I couldn’t sustain so I settled into a lonely 12.5 laps trying to keep John within arm’s reach. I finished dead last with 19m06s and John was 7 seconds in front of me.
Leamington were very welcoming and it was great to race on a track, something that I’d never done before this season. I’m not sure that doing a 5,000m track race 48hrs after a leg of the Hilly 100 was my wisest move but a season’s best and my fastest 5k for over 2 years was for me, a good result – Rich
Times are not indicative of pace as leg distances vary
Men’s A team
Men’s B team
1st mixed team
Four teams finally stepped out on a cold Sunday morning to represent us at the Cotswold Hilly 100. This was a task in itself to get to this stage with one of the busiest weekends ever chosen to run this event. But we were valiant in our attempt to be there. 40 Northbrookers and one task, to finish with 40 people and maybe a podium. The teams were set out to get the mixed team around and give them a challenge all day.
Their first challenge was to hopefully chase the Men’s A team up to leg 8. The Men’s A team themselves were being chased by the Women and the Men’s B team from the word go.
The Mixed team caught the Men’s A team on leg 8. Then the wonder of the mass start kicked in. The mixed team were chasing the mass starters. They caught the Women before leg 10 had started. Fraser had a 3 mile lead on a determined Damien, and we all watched the reports coming in of Damien tearing lumps out of Fraser’s lead, but the finish was edging closer. He finally passed him with less than half a mile to go and both finished like steam trains, glowing red, out of breath and with steam and sweat soaking them.
A great run out this year, and great competition. The plan worked, the mixed team came home with a first place by over 30 minutes. Everyone of the 40 has stories to tell so be sure you ask them. Great running by everyone involved. Well done all, see you next year – Spencer
A lovely Sunday morning half-marathon around the city of Edinburgh and the coast. Managed to get a PB as well. Training is certainly paying off.
110 miles and 6,000m of elevation taking in the dramatic coastline and beautiful
heather moorlands comprising the Cleveland Way.
6th position overall
4th in category
10th position overall
3rd in category
18th position overall
1st in category
23rd position overall
4th in category
39th position overall
6th in category
61st position overall
7th in category
64th position overall
6th in category
72nd position overall
10th in category
Friday night at Stratford and what better to do than take part in a 2-mile relay race and drink beer afterwards. 31 Northbrookers turned out to complete 8 teams in this now popular event, a 4 person relay race with each leg following the same 2 mile loop. 2 miles is long enough to leave you gasping for breath and your legs aching, but not long enough to leave you exhausted.
Rob set the teams out to give all the categories a challenge and his tactics worked well. 1st place for the women and 3rd place for the Men’s Vets team. With Natasha picking up the prize for the fastest female on the night this was both a great social and a successful event – Spencer
Lead stolen from the church roof of St Peters, Alstonefield in 2010 prompted numerous fund raising activities within the Parish to raise £10,000 needed to re-lead the roof and to introduce a security system. One of the many fund raising schemes was the development of a challenge event centred around the Parish. A small team of local walkers sought to create an event that was both challenging and fun.
The result is the Leaden Boot Challenge, a 26.2 mile walk/run that entails 5800 feet of ascent, and descent, starting and finishing in the White Peak village of Alstonefield.
A scorching hot day in Knowle village for their annual 10km, 5km and children’s fun run. After mainly training through the winter months, the hot conditions and a midday start time were not ideal so the aim of a sub 40 mins soon changed to just get round in one piece.
The race route was 2 laps of a 5km course which took us around the Knowle village and local residential area, which was fortunately littered with families and their children spraying us with water hoses, water guns and cups of water (much needed in the 25 degree heat). The event is an extremely fun and family orientated event and I would recommend to all for 2019. The course is generally flat with one or two slight inclines and there is superb support the whole way round. With approx 700 runners in the 10k section I was delighted to cross the line in 20th position, in a time of 38:18.
A huge thank you to all the club members and coaches who have helped me improve my running since joining the club this year! I am delighted and proud to be a part of the club – Jamie
Lovely Trail marathon which takes in the Wenlock Edge ancient woodland in the Shropshire Hills.
A “flat” 50 (but not easy at all) from Taunton to Minehead along river and coast, followed by a hilly (extremely hilly) out and back 50. Very little route markings and long distances between checkpoints, but very scenic and friendly.
There were 22 starters but only 12 finished. I finished 6th and was 1st of the 4 women to finish.
|39||Jill Pittard||40:55||3rd female|
Hook Norton’s 5 mile for the 2nd year and it was even better than the first year. It was hot, baking the off-road to an ankle breaking concrete effect. This year there were 3 of us, Martin, Jill and me and one eager supporter in Tracey. There were many more runners this year (obviously the free pint for finishing was a big draw). We were told that there was a beer stop at half-way, but when I got there they had not started to serve the beer. However, Martin made up for it with a casual pint and a chat before commencing.
The run into the finish for me was fast as a 16 year old intent on winning her age category was using me as a pacer. By the time we finished, Tracey was on her 2nd pint and cheering everyone. Great race in a great area with fantastic organisation.
Jill won the prize for 3rd female, and Martin and I had another pint as our reward – Spencer
The weekend marked my fourth time taking part in the Leeds half-marathon. The first half of the course is particularly challenging as it is mostly uphill but from there on in it becomes relatively fast (if you can endure the suntrap that is Kirkstall Road). The support from the locals and students is brilliant so I would recommend the event to anyone willing to make the trip up North.
I was grateful to achieve a PB and my first sub-90 half marathon, followed by a few post race beverages with fellow runners and supporters from my university club (excuse the vest).
A hot and sunny, but enjoyable Market Drayton. Especially enjoyable as Kirstie got a new PB – by 23 minutes!
A lovely Sunday morning with blue skies for a nice 10k around the reservoir. A small field of 154 runners with Northbrook representation in the race and also cheering on from the sidelines made for perfect conditions. Great little race with a family atmosphere and I managed a huge PB, 2 seconds shaved off to be precise, but they all count – Andy
53 miles and 18,000+ ft of climbing over 10 peaks, including summiting Snowdon twice.
A lovely evening saw 6 Northbrook runners complete this two lap course around Silverstone Racing track. No potholes and and a nice smooth running surface saw some decent times achieved (I was looking for sub 45 mins and beat it by 2 seconds!). Just over 1600 finishers, well worth the trip down the M40 – Adrian
11th overall in Cafe Class
total time: 15h 0m 33s
|21||16.41 miles||5:36:13||Day 1|
|15||14.69 miles||5:30:15||Day 2|
|8||13.2 miles||3:54:05||Day 3|
This is a great run over different peaks of the Lake District with lots of climbing and clambering but also with some great downhills. The weather was amazing and the views to die for. Can’t recommend it enough – a great way to get away from it all.
Due to poor map-reading skills I lost my way and added 2.5 extra miles to Day 1. On Day 2 I added only 1 extra mile, but that was uphill.
After the razzmatazz of the London Marathon a couple of weeks ago, it was a return to a smaller event to run the first half-marathon of the season. With family in tow, Tom Miller and I headed across to The Fenlands in glorious weather. We joined 450 runners on the outskirts of Sleaford, where the event started and finished at the local football club’s ground.
It was billed as flat or at most mildly undulating and that was certainly my experience as we trotted round the 13.1 mile circuit which comprised a brief run towards town before doubling back into the countryside and completing a figure of 8 circuit through several picturesque villages. To be honest, I wilted in the heat in the second half and was dragged along in the last mile by the encouragement of a fellow runner from Lincoln Wellington AC. Thanks to Chris Phelan-Heath who I’d raced alongside exchanging places for the entire course. Tom put in a strong finish to get a good time after recent injury.
We then settled down to welcome in the other runners and enjoy an ice cream before heading to Skegness to dip our toes in the sea. It was an excellent event with PB potential, really well organised by Sleaford Striders AC and I’d highly recommend it for consideration in your race calendar next year – Terry
Individual 10k race
3-Leg 10k Relays
|72||Just You Do It||51:42|
Children’s 1-Mile Fun Run
Even the sunburst was out-sunned on this scorching bank holiday Monday. Nevertheless, 17 Northbrookers with their families headed to Kenilworth’s Abbey Fields for the Kenilworth Runners May Day event. Before the event even started the sun was beating down and conditions just got hotter as the race set off. The 10k race followed a three-lap, three hill per lap course around the very hilly Abbey Fields, and those who opted for it wilted in the furnace-like heat. It was hot and hard work.
Craig ran us all into the ground with a very impressive time to take 17th overall. David turned an ankle, Martin suffered heatstroke and Tom had his hands full with his “Angels”. For most of us we were just happy to finish.
Northbrook also fielded a couple of relay teams for the event – a much wiser choice than individually running all three laps! Some of the children then participated in the well attended fun run, and the runners and their families rounded off the event with a picnic in the park. A really nice family event – Spencer/David
A fine Sunday morning in Birmingham with clear blue skies and approximately 20 degrees. Not only was the sun bursting on my vest but it was bursting from the skies for a change! A large event with 8000 runners, a good route for the first 9km with the final km being largely uphill. A great event and proud to have represented Northbrook AC – Jamie