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. 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 Members' Page for more info.
London Marathon Club Draw
In the Club draw for two guaranteed entries to the 2017 London marathon held at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club on 9 November the lucky winners were Rachel Liggett and Jo Arden, with Joe Kelly as reserve. Unlucky were Andy McConville, Julie Liggett, Richard Hands, Adrian Powell, Clive Horton, Tommy Dempsey, Joanne Stacey and Darron Handley.
The Club's Summer Handicap Series comprises six races, staged on the first
Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Once again it proved
to be a hugely popular fixture, with a total of 110 Club members and 23 guests
In the sixth and final race on 7 September Gemma Darby was first Northbrooker home, scoring maximum points for the women, followed by Jonathan Seed the first Northbrook man. With an 18-point lead overall Louise Myers is the women's series winner for 2016. Mark Parker maintained his lead to win the series for the men.
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With the cross-country season now underway it's time to get
out your spikes or trail shoes and join in the challenge and
excitement of running in muddy fields instead of on the road.
The season has already kicked off with the Midland
cross-country relays at
Wolverhampton and the English
cross-country relays at Mansfield.
The season's first Birmingham League race was at Newbold Comyn
on 12 November, where Northbrook were looking to consolidate their
newly-promoted position in Division 2. This venue also hosted race 1 of the
Midland Women's Cross-Country League. In the men's race, Northbrook's A team
11th, and the B team finished 10th. 17 teams ran.
Northbrook women came in 10th overall, and finished 6th in the Masters placings.
The 14th edition of the Club's annual 10k road race again attracted a big field of club and non-club runners. Incorporating the seventh race of the Warwickshire Road Race League, the men's race was won by Alstair Smith (Coventry Godiva) in a time of 32m 59s. First lady home was Lousie Insley (Heanor Running Club) in 38m 45s. Coventry Godiva Harriers won the Men's Club team prize, Spa Striders taking the prize for the Ladies' Club team. Northbrook's highest placed finisher was Stuart Lumsden in 13th. The Junior run was won by Oliver Flippance in a time of 6m 18s. Mel Gould was first girl, coming home in 4th place in a time of 6m 49s.
Training for Distance?
Sunday morning Club training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon
distances leave from the Jag Club at 9am
on Sundays. The weekly
training plans take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to
get you in perfect shape for your race day.
Look out for Clive's club mailings to see the routes.
A range of Club branded running apparel is available to
purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.
Runners of the Month
Marathon PB of 3h:25m
PB's and management of club kit
Come and join in on the tenth annual Christmas Cracker run.
It's not a race, it's a social run for all abilities. No registration
required - just turn up and run.
Starts at 10.00am at The War Memorial Park. Choose your distance - 8 miles or 12 miles. No prizes, but delicious mince pies are the traditional finishing reward.
There is no charge for taking part, but please bring some
spare change with you to donate to Muscular Dystrophy.
More details on Christmas Cracker web site
Jaguar Sports & Social Club Membership Renewal
Renewal is due now.
You must take out Associate Membership of the Social Club to use the
changing room and/or bar or car parking facilities.
Membership Renewal forms are available from Mark Dalton. You can also download a form by clicking on the link below. Return your completed form with payment to Mark on a Wednesday night or to the Leisure Centre or bar staff. Remember to present your expiring membership card when renewing.
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Heading towards the end of the
year Stuart Lumsden is
heading the men's table, with Amanda Deavy keeping her
place and leading the ladies. In the vets' tables
and Mick Duggan are top V35, V45, V55 and V65. For the
ladies at V35, V45 and V55 it's Amanda Deavy, Sally Eason
and Sarah McNaney.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2016
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 12 middle-distance road races starting with the Massey Easter
5 mile in March and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
At the close Stuart Lumsden and Peter Fellows were top-placed Northbrook competitors, each with 3rd positions in the SM and MV55 tables. Terry Moynihan was 10th MV45 and Jo Arden was 9th FV45. In the team placings, Northbrook Men finished 5th; Northbrook Ladies were placed 7th.
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Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 14 November.
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.