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Northbrook AC members meet on Wednesdays at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club in Browns Lane.

Go with the flow or join in with one of our sessions - you're bound to find something that suits your level or your mood.

Shower, then meet in the bar afterwards for a chinwag and catch up on the latest on the running and social scene.

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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 taking part.
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.
Series results
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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 finished 11th, and the B team finished 10th. 17 teams ran.
Northbrook women came in 10th overall, and finished 6th in the Masters placings.
Northbrook results

See the 2016/2017 fixture list.


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.

Results


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.


Club kit

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

October

Corinna O'Connor
Marathon PB of 3h:25m

Damian Pharoah
PB's and management of club kit

Previous Runners of the Month

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.
Membership/Renewal Form    Downlaod membership/renewal form


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 Martin Winch, Terry Moynihan, Peter Fellows 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 these
Recent Northbrook race results

Committee Meetings

The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 14 November.

Training Schedules

link to Wednesday night training schedule

Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions


Club diary

link to club diary of running and social events

Current Northbrook club diary of club running events

 

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Coventry Parkrun
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.

              Visit the Good Run Guide web site       Watch the video