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.
Entries are now being taken for the 15th edition of the Club's annual 10k road race, set for Sunday 9 July. The event is a popular fixture for both club and non-club runners, and in 2017 will be the seventh race of the Warwickshire Road Race League. There is an extensive prize list and a junior run is being organised for the under 15's.
So, the countdown is on. You can improve your 10k time or move up from 5k to 10k by signing up to the Northbrook 10k training plan. You'll also get a free 10k race entry.
For more info visit our Northbrook 10k pages.
Continue your enjoyment of being a member of the Northbrook running community
by renewing your club membership. Renewal is due now. You'll get the benefits
of UKA affiliation, structured training sessions led by qualified leaders,
reduced entry fees to races, Northbrook-sponsored team entries, and so
on. Renewal is easy - see Renewal Form for
Fees are: £28 full rate, £20 concessions.
Renew on Club nights, or send Renewal Form to Membership Secretary.
Going into the final race of the series on 11 February with a home fixture
at Coundon Hall Park, the men were 884 points and 4 teams away from the
relegation zone so were looking to keep their place in Division 2 going
the next series.
The club's course setter Tony French had designed a new course for Race 4 that includes some new features as well as retaining the old favourites.
Despite the snow wind and rain, Northbrook Men came in 14th on the day to finish 12th overall in the series. The Men's B Team finished 7th on the day for an overall 7th series place.
In the women's race, another great performance was put in by the team at Warwick University. Amanda Deavy returned for her first race in over three months and put in a storming performance. The combined effort led to the masters' team finishing first on the day and second in the season. An astounding performance by every runner across the four league games resulted in the ladies finishing in 4th position overall, cruelly missing out on promotion by just 11 points.
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 or check them out on Clive's page.
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
Excellent cross-country running
1st FV55 at Ilmington 10Km race, and ran well at Warks XC and Wolverhampton XC.
Podium Place for Deavy at Coventry Half-Marathon
Spurred on no doubt by the Club's support along the course Northbrook's Amanda Deavy raced
her way to a 2nd place in the FV40 category at Coventry's Half-Marathon
on 19 March in a time of 1:25:50. Rory McPheators was
placed finisher coming in 7th in 1:16:29, followed by Stuart Lumsden in 9th in 1:17:49. The event looked to be in doubt when the original organisers
pulled out, but
it turned out to be another success with nearly 3000 runners taking part.
The Northbrook colours were much in evidence in the club zone stretching between miles 5 and 9, and 38 Northbrook runners took part.
Northbrook Awards Night
The annual awards presentation on Saturday 28 January, attended
by nearly 100 members and guests, was the opportunity for Club members to applaud
their running colleagues as they collected their well-earned trophies.
Guest of honour Tony Miller from Bruker, main sponsor of the club's 10k race, presented the prizes, and club member Chris Archer's band Re:offenders provided live music.
Thunderous applause greeted the winners of the voted awards, Spencer Davies as Club Person of the Year and Rich Cawley as Most Improved Runner both proving to be popular choices.
Club President Tony French presented a framed certificate to Bob Adams to mark his recent grant of Life Membership in honour of 32 years as a club member and a long-standing Club Chairman.
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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. The first of this years tables have been published and Guy Bicknell has taken a narrow lead at the top of the men's table with just three distances completed. Corinna O'Connor has an even narrower lead at the top of the women's table with points from two race distances.
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of short and middle-distance road races starting with the Massey
Tractor 10k in April and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in September.
At the close of the 2016 season 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.
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.
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 13 February.
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.