Don’t you long for that post-Christmas blowout, a relay race in the freezing cold between Christmas and New Year? Well, we have the answer for you, the newly-relaunched Nottingham Christmas Relays. For those of us who’ve been around the Nottingham running scene for a few years, the old Christmas relays at Wollaton Park were the antidote to any Christmas overindulgence, a short relay of mixed teams on an undulating mainly off-road course. After an absence of a couple of years, HPRC have brought the Christmas Relays back at our home of the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont. We hope to see old friends and new for this new (old) event.
Courtesy of our records keeper Tom Davies, there’s an update to the club records to the end of October. There are updates to both mens and womens track records and to the mens road records. Among other things, it includes a massive 18 new records set at this year’s club track championships.
A new file has been added to the club championships page with all known results over the five CC distances to the end of October. Please let me (John Oldfield) know via FB or email if you think I’ve missed a race of yours (or made a mistake). A list of the leaders in each category is in the October Running Free, with just over a month to the end of the championship year.
As the autumn leaves start falling, it’s a sure sign that the start of the hill sessions is upon us from this Thursday, 24th October at Selby Road. It’s best to be well warmed up for the session to avoid injury, so we recommend running out with the group from HP at 7pm. Otherwise, you can meet the group at Selby road for a 7.25 start.
Starting on 2nd September, there will be a Monday night regular steady pace club run. This group will not have a set pace, but will run at the pace of the slowest in the group, so all abilities welcome (it will be a run though, not a run-walk). Each Monday, one or two members of the club will lead a run of between 4 and 5 miles depending on what the group want to do. Start and finish at NWSC, same as usual Monday night club runs. Just mention to the duty runner and they will point you to the right group.
We will trial this for 3-4 months to see if there is a demand, so if you are interested please do come along!
|02-Sep||Jo Chalmers||Ruth Coates|
|09-Sep||Katie Holmes||Jess Shanks|
|16-Sep||Helly Jeikel||Peter Gale|
|23-Sep||Ruth Coates||Sue Whitehead|
|30-Sep||Lauren Johnson||Christine Heaton|
|07-Oct||Richard Ranby||Chris Hill|
|21-Oct||Jo Chalmers||Sue Whitehead|
|28-Oct||Nigel and Karen Harrison||Christine Heaton|
Massive congratulations to Ant Squire who became the latest member of the club to complete the Bob Graham Round. It’s a truly amazing achievement and Ant came in well under the 24 hours.
Philip Nind was first over the line in 4:39, closely followed by Oliver Matharu. Four runners broke 5 minutes. It was great to see over 50 runners taking part.
|29||Joon Wee Ho||06:16|
What an amazing turnout from the club for the 2nd Summer League race at the Flowserve Sports & Social Club in Newark on Wednesday. This race is now a certified 10k road race, which meant everyone had to shuffle back a fair bit on the night to accommodate what seemed like a record turnout! This made the out and back course seem even narrower than usual but this didn’t daunt our crew. PBs were recorded by many and the results speak for themselves with HP coming up top for all four Senior and Vet teams for both Men and Women on the night and in the overall standings so far.
WELL DONE EYERYONE!
On the night results:
|Senior Mens Teams||Newark 29th May 2019|
|Vet Mens Teams||Newark 29th May 2019|
|3||Long Eaton RC||A||131|
|Senior Womens Teams||Newark 29th May 2019|
|2||Notts A C||A||77|
|Vet Womens Teams||Newark 29th May 2019|
|2||Notts A C||A||104|
Overall results so far:
|Senior Mens Teams Overall|
|Vet Mens Teams Overall|
|3||Long Eaton RC||A||330||199||131||330|
|Senior Womens Teams Overall|
|2||Notts A C||A||177||100||77||177|
|3||Southwell R C||A||368||182||186||368|
|Vet Womens Teams Overall|
|2||Notts A C||A||186||82||104||186|
Please note, these are preliminary results and may be subject to change. For full results see the NOTTS A.A.A website
Thanks to all of you who came along to our AGM last night. We’ll straighten out the details in due course, but in the meantime we’ll go with our new committee which will be headed as Chair by Neil Devonport, universally AKA Jogger (ironically of course!) Our thanks go to Debbie Smith, who stepped down as Chair after three years to take on a voluntary role with England Athletics. Neil passes on the baton as men’s captain to Will Meredith. We also welcome John Partridge to the committee as Publicity Officer, a role he has started to take on in recent months, and we thank Glyn Sawford and Kev Ford, who are also stepping down this year.
It’s something of an end of an era, as Glyn has given the committee many years’ service, variously as Grand Prix Director, Membership Secretary and editor of Running Free, as well as providing many words of wisdom from his years of experience. No doubt Glyn will be going off to spend more time with his fell shoes, if that’s possible!
Your new committee are:
Chair – Neil Devonport
Vice Chair – Tom Davies
Treasurer – William Scott
Minutes Secretary – Aimee Palace
Events Secretary – Steve Tupholme
Social Secretary – Ann Gould and Emma Cupitt
Publicity Officer – John Partridge
Membership Secretary – Steve Eatherington
Kit Secretary – John Sutherns
Women’s Captain – Jean Inglis
Men’s Captain – Will Meredith
General Member – Keith Jamieson
General Member – Gary Cragg
General Member – Christine Heaton
We still have one vacancy for a general member, who the committee can co-opt, so if you’re interested, have a word with one of us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the summer approaching, our weekly pub runs are back. The first one is on Friday 25th April at 7pm from the Chestnut in Radcliffe on Trent. If we can find enough volunteers to lead, we’ll have a whole series running over the next few months into September. Keep an eye on Facebook and you can find the full list here.