March 2017

 

 

 

 

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Featured events this month:

Cleevewold 14 - 26 March

73 Amy Burdis 2:31:23
74 Spencer Davies 2:31:24

The weather was glorious this year for the annual trip to Cleeve Hill. What beckoned was 14.5 miles of steep hills, various trig points and views into Wales from the top. It is a fantastic and hard course, but with 2 of us chatting all the way round the miles soon ticked off - Spencer


Midland Womens 6 Stage Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park - 25 March

A team - 28th Position
Time 2:54:40

1 Amy Burdis 41:24
2 Sally Eason 22:58
3 Cath Fenn 39:07
4 Corinna O'Connor 22:53
5 Louise Myers 25:40
6 Sarah McNaney 22:38

B team - 49th Position
Time 3:25:19

1 Sarah Sale 49:20
2 Julie Liggett 28:14
3 Clare Rowntree 41:52
4 Lisa Busby 27:46
5 Anne Hughes 27:21
6 Helen Hodge 30:46

Legs 1 & 4 - 5.38 miles, other legs - 3.165 miles

Two Northbrook ladies teams raced in the spring edition of the Sutton park road race relays. The event always draws in the top athletes from across the Midlands, and 2017 was no exception. Both of our ladies teams ran well finishing in 28th and 49th places out of a total of 57 complete teams. As ever we had excellent support, with a few injured ladies leading our cheer squad - Clare


Midland Mens 12 Stage Road Relay Championships, Sutton Park - 25 March

A team - 38th Position
Time 5:03:34

1 Liam Mills 35:27
2 Damian Pharoah 34:32
3 Stuart Lumsden 31:11
4 Joe Kelly 36:47
5 Martin Winch 19:27
6 Terry Moynihan 19:48
7 Clive Horton 22:36
8 Steve Handy 21:51
9 Paul Robbins 20:48
10 Spencer Davies 21:54
11 Ben Smith 18:41
12 Mark Baker 20:32

C team - 55th Position
Time 5:54:35

1 Steve Damms 37:28
2 Tom Miller 39:55
3 Tony Hughes 37:15
4 Kevin Erne 40:21
5 Craig McNaney 24:37
6 Adam McNaney 28:10
7 Mark Parker 23:33
8 Fraser Barrett 27:39
9 Chris Archer 27:13
10 Martin McHugh 23:35
11 John Davies 22:46
12 Richard French 22:03

B team - 56th Position
Time 5:57:25

1 James Lacey 36:14
2 Peter Kirkhope 38:34
3 Richard Hodge 35:35
4 Kevin Coughlan 39:35
5 Rob Cox 24:24
6 Jason Brannigan 27:08
7 Rich Cawley 22:58
8 Chris Perkins 28:20
9 Tony French 30:47
10 John French 26:14
11 Bob Adams 24:17
12 Peter Fellows 23:19

Legs 1 - 4 long - 5.38 miles, legs 5-12 short - 3.165 miles

A sunny but very long day in Sutton Park for the Mens 12-stage road relays. 36 men (and 1 on standby in Coventry) set out to represent us in a tough, fast race. This was an event both for seasoned campaigners and new campaigners from Level 1 through to Level 4, and it was great to have such interest. The plan was to have one team (A) competing and 2 teams (B & C) racing against each other to keep the competition and interest going all day. Everyone outperformed what I expected with all of us putting in some amazing times. A great atmosphere was created with supporters and fellow runners giving everyone of our runners a tremendous reception on the run up the final straight - Spencer


Hardmoors 55 Ultramarathon - 19 March

178 Amy Burdis 12:38:39
322 Dave Storer 16:07:56

Coventry Half-Marathon - 19 March

7 Rory McPheators 01:16:29  
9 Stuart Lumsden 01:17:49  
46 Ben Smith 01:23:14  
76 Amanda Deavy 01:25:50 2nd FV40
82 Steven Turvey 01:26:08  
169 Jonathan Seed 01:31:25  
172 Terry Moynihan 01:31:19  
201 James Lacey 01:33:36  
226 Tommy Dempsey 01:34:19  
264 Spencer Davies 01:35:10  
423 Richard French 01:39:55  
434 Tom Miller 01:40:33  
466 Ian Paterson 01:41:24  
537 Dave Halford 01:42:52  
551 Kevin Coughlan 01:43:06  
662 Kevin Erne 01:44:17  
733 Simon Davies 01:46:04  
863 Mark Dalton 01:49:12  
916 Andrew Pitt 01:50:20  
925 Bob Adams 01:50:43  
949 Mike Duggan 01:49:09  
975 Martin McHugh 01:51:45  
1001 Joanne Stacey 01:53:33  
1175 Katherine Plunkett 01:54:09  
1318 John French 01:59:28  
1350 Mark Parker 01:54:15  
1423 Louise Myers 01:58:53  
1610 Michael Cherrington 02:01:26  
1683 John Gibbons 02:03:44  
1733 Keith Burdett 02:05:50  
1734 Richard Wise 02:05:50  
1877 Linda Richards 02:12:05  
1879 Chris Perkins 02:12:05  
2083 Lisa Nowak 02:14:26  
2186 Nadine Owen 02:17:47  
2187 Anita Sanderson 02:17:47  
2212 Emma White 02:18:46  
2547 Helen Hodge 02:31:32  
Northbrook support at Long Lane

This year the Coventry Half Marathon was arranged at very short notice when the original organisers pulled out. Northbrook AC and other local clubs were approached for help and Dave Long, a Coventry running legend who ran in the Barcelona Olympics marathon, was very pleased with our response.
The Northbrook zone was in the rural parts of the course including Washbrook Lane, Bridle Brook Lane, Wall Hill Road, Hollyfast Lane, Tamworth Road and Long Lane, between miles 5 and 9.
At short notice, and despite other races on the day, Northbrook were able to provide very enthusiastic support along the route. The Northbrook colours were well-displayed, and every competitor will have noticed our presence.
It was great to raise the profile of the club, and thanks to everyone who helped on the day.

"Hi Guys, think you should all bask in the glory of this one. Thanks a million - "By Coventry For Coventry". Please pass on Lee House (race organiser) thanks to all of your people". - Dave Long

The Northbrook AC support today was fantastic. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It helped get the three triplets Nadine, Emma and Anita round". - Nadine Owen


Ashby 20 - 19 March

97 Martin Winch 2:18:59
258 Seb Jones-Brain 2:35:16
277 Damian Pharoah 2:36:33
289 Sarah Booker 2:37:08
292 Clare Rowntree 2:37:16
1028 Robert Dimbleby 3:26:32
1210 Simon Sweeney 3:51:29

Fradley 10k - 12 March

45 Damian Pharoah 39:27 PB
197 Rich Cawley 48:00 PB

The Fradley 10k is based around the village of Fradley in Staffordshire.  It's billed as a flat and fast, closed road PB course, and they are not wrong. It starts on a quiet road next to the canal and the only elevation is over the canal bridge to the beginning of a two lap course around the leafy lanes. It's a well-organised event with a surprisingly large field of 1000 runners, and it lived up to its flat and fast billing with Rich and me both walking away with PB's - Damian


Knighton 20-Mile - 12 March

83 Mark Baker 2:34:20  
120 Sally Eason 2:43:54 PB, 2nd FV50
125 Dave Halford 2:45:17  
249 Claudie Combelas 3:18:47  

Shakespeare 5K - 11 March

  Jill Pittard 21:32 1st female

20/20 Fission - 11 March

  Tommy Dempsey 2:38:12  
  James Lacey 2:38:21  
  Amy Burdis 2:38:44 PB
  Spencer Davies 2:40:22 PB
  Corinna O'Connor 2:43:24 PB
  Sarah McNaney 2:43:45  
  Paul Robbins 2:46:49  
  Kevin Coughlan 2:47:20 PB
  Craig McNaney 2:55:25  
  Liz Pharoah 2:57:03  
  Mark Parker 3:05:15  
  Claudie Combelas 3:05:27  
  Jo Arden 3:10:15  
  Allison Smith 3:16:38  
  Andrew McConville 3:20:13  
  Simon Sweeney 4:03:08  

It was an early start for this scenic 20 miler somewhere down towards Bristol.  What a fantastic Northbrook turnout it was this year for what is essentially a low-key race.  It's always a small field of entrants so registering early is always a bonus but, although the field maybe small, the enthusiasm of the marshals dotted around the course wasn’t. 

It's basically a two-lap route around some very pretty villages, all of which seem to circle an enormous hill (which luckily wedid not have to climb). Quiet country roads with very little traffic made the run quite pleasant.  However, the heat took us all by surprise and those who opted for vests and shorts (rather than base layers, thermals, fleeces or duffle coats) fared somewhat better.  A few PB’s were bagged by some, others were experiencing their first 20 mile race.  Some were injured but managed to get to the finish line. and unfortunately a couple of our runners had to pull out during the race due to specific injuries (a tough call but a wise decision).

The finish was within the grounds of the small leisure centre and am pleased to say that Tommy (who led the Northbrook posse round), made it back just as the bar was opening.  Most of us others opted for the free coffee and the home-made cakes, although I did spot a few other pint glasses littering our tables – and why not.

All in all, a good race and highly recommendable. It was £16 to enter with a T-shirt, medal, bottles of water all round the course, hot drinks and cakes at the end – perfect!!   Might just go and do it again next year - Sarah


Centurion Grand Prix 5 Mile Race 4 - 5 March

18 Spencer Davies 34:36 2nd MV35
31 Rich Cawley 38:42  
56 Richard Hands 41:53  

Only 77 turned up for this months Grand Prix race, the torrential downpour beforehand and the Warwick Half on the same day being influences that affected the turnout. Only the 3 Northbrookers made it this month. The rain did leave a lot of large water sections on the course that left no choice but to plough through the centre of them. This felt a lot easier to run than I gave it credit for but I have finished cross country races a lot cleaner than I finished this one. One race to go and it's a special one - Spencer


Warwick Half-Marathon - 5 March

  Ben Smith 1:24:47 PB
  Bob Adams 1:49:55  
  Mark Dalton 1:50:43  
  Charles Jones 1:52:21  
  Robert Dimbleby 1:53:28  
  Martin McHugh 1:57:50  
  Allison Smith 2:00:18  
  Simon Sweeney 2:20:03  
  Mark Smith 2:25:17