Race Specific Chat Forum

racechatWe now have a Race Specific Chat Forumย just for us as a club. How professional does this look (our Forum elves have been very busy again!)

1 : Have a look around and see if you see races you are interested in, if so
2 : Set up a login & comment. Simple!
3. Set up Notifications so you know when someone replies to your post “Profile / Edit Profile / Notifications” switch email on!

Aside | Posted on by

This Week’s Training & Looking ahead…

As we approach the end of the school holidays, things will be approaching normality in the club soon too. Late Summer / Autumn is normally a popular time of year for lots of aspects of club running…
* Hill Reps will resume on Thursdays 730pm
* Mixed Sessions also on Thursdays at 630pm
* Tuesday night runs will move slowly onto roads as the nights draw in
* Longer Sunday runs will kick off again in the Peak District. Typically 2-3h with cafe at the end and back in Belper for lunchtime. We often do Chatsworth or the Edges / Baslow area.

This weeks Tuesday offering is Race no.9 (of 12) in our Club Fell Race Series – this time at Eyam (Barrel Inn Fell Race). It’s just over 10k but as you’d expect includes a lot of climb – including Abney Moor – a stunning area which currently has the Heather up there in full bloom. You don’t need to be fast to try one of these fell races. If you have been thinking about trying one but not yet got round to it then why not tackle this one. This race is a slightly earlier start than normal – starting 630pm with registration from 530pm. Also if you click through the links on our website, you will get to the fell race page which includes PRE ENTRY. Post on Facebook to liftshare. I will be going and will aim to leave Belper at the very early time of 5pm (Triangle).

Also on Tuesday there will be a normal club run – hopefully your chance to congratulate Clare on her fantastic race in Chamonix – part of the UTMB series. Fingers crossed – she will be running too!

Thursday’s session details will be on Facebook in the week and hill reps will start again next week.

And then the day after that is the (now fully booked with 26 members) Club Running Weekend in Borrowdale!

Posted in News

A Cry for Help

A Cry for Help

When I started running 4 years ago I was running back into Belper on a Sunday morning on a what was then a long training run from Derby, I ran all the way along the A6, as I came back into town I started seeing people with race numbers walking around by the Rugby Club , lots and lots of runners , I had no clue what the event was but I was amazed there was something so big in the running world in my home town that I didn’t know about ….. So I asked one of the them …. To be told the Rugby Rover in a tone which suggested I had just asked someone what the London Marathon was , when told of the route I looked up to the chevin in awe and couldn’t quite believe people ran that far up and over there …… I googled it and sure enough it was an iconic event … Not that I would ever be able to do that ….. I thought …….

2 years on and I found myself running those distances although only on the road at that time ( I didn’t know any better ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and that winter a few of us in the club started talking about running it the following year …. Only the entries didn’t open when they normally did, rumours started that it wasn’t going to happen , then confirmation it was cancelled ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I and others were gutted , all these years such a big event had happened in my home town , now I was a “runner” it had died ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Then Tim Holling decided to take matters into his own hands and took over the running of the event , with assurances from local running clubs we would help , last years event was a huge success and I ran my first Rugby Rover , I feel very proud to wear the T-Shirt and it has been commented on many times when I’m out racing in far flung places , people on my running forum from all over the UK have in the past run the event, travelled 100’s of miles to compete and others still have it on their tick list.

Tim has been asking for help ….. Some have come forward , many of you might not know Tim , might not have heard much of the event as I hadn’t when I first started running but without some more names coming forward when it comes to your turn to think about running in this iconic race it won’t be there ……..

If you can only spare a couple of hours then you could be a massive help at registration , if you’ve got family then a family could man a checkpoint , cheer the runners thru , this wouldn’t be more than 4/5 hours , maybe share a checkpoint with another family and do just a couple of hours …. Anything / time would make the difference between this happening or not ….

SO PLEASE HELP ( in the nicest of kick ass ways ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Posted in News

Long Eaton Late Summer 5 Race- 11th September

Hi All
Please see below info on a local race from our friends at Long Eaton:

Please advise your Club members that the Earlybird Entry Fee of ยฃ8.00p Attached
and ยฃ10.00p Unattached for the LERC Late Summer 5 mile race has now been extended to 20th August.

This year’s event is only 4 weeks away and full race details are as per attached flyer.

For further information please checkout our Facebook and Website pages


The Club is also looking for any helpers that might be available on the day to marshal. If any member is interested could you please get them to contact me via
email david@dlindsey.wanadoo.co.uk or by phone 07968-145043.

We look forward to hopefully seeing some of you Club Members on Sunday 11th September,

I know a lot of us will be in the Lakes but for those at home this sounds a fun event, please do offer to help if you can’t run.

Posted in News

Last call for Rugby Rover Help. Please!

Last appeal for help…
It’s the Rugby Rover (local classic 30km race) next Sunday, i’m still looking for help with marshalling, Checkpoints etc…
If you can help, please contact tim@mountainbasher.co.uk

Posted in News

BDL Race 5 Results and Final Standings

Hi All
Please see a link below to the results from last night’s race- 290 competitors took part in the last of the summer series and for Belper it was a great night, especially for our ladies team!

We had 30 runners and the men’s team came in 5th overall due to strong competition from Heanor- well done to Jack Dakin (19th) and Tom Jackson (23rd) leading the men home. The ladies fared better clinching 3rd overall with Ruth Keeley and Helen Morley running to 2nd and 3rd respectively in the ladies race!

A big well done to all our runners who took part- doesn’t matter where you finish as everyone has an influence on other competitors positions.

In terms of league position the men finished joint 3rd with Ripley, the ladies took 4th and the combined team secured the 3rd place trophy. Individual trophies are being finalised but looks like Helen Morley will have one for the trophy cabinet winning her age group.

Booth Summer Road lg – 09082016 – Shipley Park


Posted in News

Handicap results – August

Handicap results are now on the website under results , summer handicap , and this months most improved time goes to ……………. Sarah Jackson which i’m really pleased about as she’d stated she wanted to get under 40 minutes for a PB and she smashed it – Well done !!
Also great to see new / returning members running the route for the 1st time.

Not so great was Anne Downes loosing her glasses on the finishing straight , bouncing out of her arm pocket she was running that fast ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you all at the BDL Tuesday night !!

Posted in News

BDL Season Finale- Next Tuesday

Hi All
The last race of the Summer league is at Shipley Cricket Club next Tuesday at 7:30pm. Race venue address is The Field, Heanor DE75 7JH.

Let’s get another great turnout and capitalise on our current league positions- we are in for trophies for both teams and individual positions so a strong field would help us secure them.

Bet everyone’s at their peak after all these fell races etc??

New runners very welcome- all you need is a club vest, races are free to members. All abilities run so don’t be put off, it’s competitive but also a lot of fun.

Posted in News

Parwich Kids Race Tonight – Great Belper Harriers Turnout!

Well, getting on for a third of the kids turnout tonight were from Belper Harriers with the youngest about 5!!! Well done kids for turning out – especially to Ruth who managed to convince Arlo and Finn to race!

Some photo’s attached too. Lovely evening with play park and the Sycamore Pub too.


Parwich Under 8’s : 2 August 2016
1 76 3.19 Samuel Harrison
2 77 3.21 Maisie Wayne
3 80 3.52 Alexander Hasney
4 78 4.07 Francesca Barker
5 81 4.18 Finley King
6 75 4.56 Paul Basey
7 79 4.57 Florrie Barker
Parwich Under 10’s : 2 August 2016
1 55 2.23 Rhys Lessiter
2 57 2.25 Lewis Billington
3 81 2.39 Jack Wigley
4 75 2.41 Caitin McCloy
5 76 2.44 Phoebe Tilsley
6 58 2.46 Oliver Stone
7 83 2.52 Finn Herrick
8 53 3.04 Amelie King
9 64 3.11 Daisy Stone
10 71 3.18 Marcus Clark
11 82 3.19 Arlo Herrick
12 65 3.38 Alistair Kilpin
13 69 3.54 Georgia Wayne
14 66 4.02 Katya Chimley
15 79 4.05 Billy Hotchin
16 52 4.44 Alexandra Brown
17 68 4.46 Isobel Harrison
Parwich Under 12’s : 2 August 2016
1 8 7.11 Robyn Tilsley
2 11 7.11 Edward Smith
3 20 7.42 Finlay Stott
4 6 8.21 Millie Kilpin
5 4 8.34 Hugh Zwolinski
6 13 8.34 Oliver Bradbury
7 21 9.16 Hannah Bradbury
8 3 10.09 George Zwolinski
9 17 10.25 Marshall Wtatt
Posted in News

Runners 2.5h Extended Yoga Workshop. 18th Sept Sunday

Perfect for all runners to extend those ever tightening muscle groups. Several already going

Posted in News

The Rugby Rover – Help Required

Coming up on Sunday 21st of August is Belper’s Best Trail race of the year – THE RUGBY ROVER. Most of us train on this route and we’ve all run many parts of it I’m sure.

Tim Holling (from Belper Harriers) is organising this but will require as much assistance as he can possibly get his hands on (what with a small family in tow and a newly wed wife to keep happy !).

IF ANYBODY CAN HELP OUT please contact Tim tlholling
Tim will be along tonight (fingers crossed) and normally attends races too. WITHOUT HELP, IT MAY NOT GO AHEAD.




Posted in News