New to the Club?? Read this first…

FIRST TIME HERE ??? Have a good look through the menu above – especially the “Welcome” “Training” & “Diary” menus. Like what you see ? Then just come along…

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Results from Dave Denton 5k/1mile last night – inc PB’s! (&Strava news)

At least 2 PB’s over the 2 race event. Dave Denton hosts these down Raynesway monthly on a Wednesday night during Winter. It’s a pan flat course so brings out the fast times! Well done to Chris and Andy who both got PB’s last night – excellent work guys!

You will also see a new addition to our homepage – a direct link to all strava runs logged by the club. Have a look – under the diary on the right hand side…

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And the lucky winners are…

The draw was made for the London Marathon club places last night and the lucky members were Helen Brunt and Andrew Nash , good luck both , looking forward to tracking your little dots next spring !! 🙂 Clare

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Weekend Roundup in photos

Less going on this weekend, but a couple of nice shots from Miles and the North Mids race. Well done guys!

Normal Tuesday Club Run

TRACK SESSION this Thursday 7pm Ilkeston

No Hill Reps as it’s Track session.

Orienteering option for beginners on Saturday, see Facebook

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Ok folks its that time of year when we all get our rejection emails and magazines ….. the club is awarded places to distribute as it sees fit.

We try and do this in as fair a way as possible for all concerned so…

Please comment on the facebook post or message me ( 07717175482 ) if you wish to be considered for the club places – we should have 2 places this year ( awaiting official confirmation )

We will do a names out of the hat draw before next weeks leisure centre run so its done infront of members – Tuesday October 18th

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – you must have entered the general ballot and have been unsucessfull , you must have been a member of the club for atleast a year and also to try and ensure as many club members get to experience the event you must NOT have had a club ballot place before.

I will need names by tea time on MONDAY 17th OCTOBER

For all other runners wanting to do a spring marathon there will be a gang of club members aiming for a road spring marathon , events being discussed are Manchester / Milton Keynes which will give everyone a good training goal over the winter months and lots of social training runs at the weekends to keep everyone motivated to go out when you really cant be bothered

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Belper Training Session : Navigation

From : Sal Chaffey

Hi everyone, am thinking of doing an Orienteering training session using the new Belper map. There are two alternatives: 1 A family session in the River Gardens (on a weekend or any day in Half Term), 45 mins: compass exercises & a little course. 2 An evening session from The Grapes (can you find it on the map?!) with some out and back loops. Now’s a good time to practice as there’s an Urban event in Wirksworth Nov 20th & the Belper event is Jan 2nd. What do folks think? Sal

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Weekend roundup in photos

Another busy Harriers weekend captured here in pictures. Yesterday about 10 of us from the club headed to Curbar to run the 9.7mile Curbar Commotion. Stunning views and lovely running meant that we were all on a high after. Kath and Danielle completed their longest fell race to date, Ruth finished 4th Lady and Andy Case ran his first fell race in his new Harriers vest – two weekends on the trot now racing for us Andy – good work!

Today saw most entering the Derby Half Marathon. Lots of runners out. Most notably were Sharon getting a big PB, Kelly now completing 26 miles this week with today’s HM, Anne completing three HMs in 6 wks and Chris J finally beating his HM PB time now just outside 1:23. Well done all. Here’s a summary from our ladies captain – Rachel Clark ;

Great day out for the harriers at Derby City Half Marathon yesterday. Nice course with a killer hill at the end ! No crowds, but that was actually quite nice, we were able to enjoy the perfect running conditions! Huge congratulations to Chris Jordan who won his age category , closely followed by David Horton, who was 5th in the V40 and Dan Clark who still managed 67th in V40 despite limping the last 10 miles. Helena Houghton was 7th in V35, whilst I managed 6th in V45. Sharon Kelby got a fantastic 7 minute PB, Kelly Wigley finished her first virtual marathon , her highest weekly mileage and Queen of the Half Marathon,Anne Downes, loved it so much, she’s running a marathon next year, in Gods own county of course! Well done everyone!”


Further afield Trev and Andy Naylor completed the Yorkshire Marathon in what looked like perfect conditions. Here’s Andy whilst he was still smiling…!  And finally closer to home here we can see Andy and Zach checking out our very own localclassic route the Rugby Rover. Smiles all round!

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Results now uploaded for Sundays BDL race

Results now up from Sunday’s xc race. Under the Results menu… and the performance of the day goes to… … Malcolm Weir. Highest placing performance out of all of his runs to date. Same for Ruth Keeley although not as many races with 2nd best performance from Chris Jordan. Spreadsheet is fully filterable over the last few years and all clubs. Enjoy!

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