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ROLL UP FOR A RUN: Wed' & Fri' at 7pm at The Obelisk Centre, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8UE

Northampton Road Runners Up and Coming Events

NRR Christmas party

Xmas doo

  • Date: Friday Dec 15th 
  • Venue: The Oblisk Centre 
  • from 7pm meal around 7:30pm
  • Dress Code: dress to impress’

For those that have not been before it’s the biggest event of the social calendar and a great chance to catch up with a lot of members who you may not have met before. Or try and recognise folks with their clothes on. Partners of members are welcome to come along too. There will be a meal and then live entertainment with the band ‘Kick Start’ who are well known to a lot of us. 

The price will be £20 a head, there is 2 chefs this year And the menu choice is as follows.


  • Prawn cocktail 
  • Brixworth Pate 
  • Veg Soup (Gf)

Main Course:

  • Roast Turkey 
  • Cod 
  • Nut Roast

Accompanied by a selection of vegetables. Then some cake and crackers to finish.

Payment can be by the usual methods of cheque or cash on a club night to myself, Jo Ronnie or Mark G. Bank details on the facebook page.

Pilates for Runners TRIAL

Runners Pilates class. Free to NRR Members.

A maximum of 30 people.Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat or a towel to lay on. Contact Shaun Ledington

Date to be rearranged. Updates to follow.

The Marathon Challenge


Learn to run your first marathon in the company of friends. Pushing you through the winter months.

In April 2018 over 35 NRR members will get a coach to the Leon Marathon website. Many runners will be running a marathon for the first time. This event is all down to our Sharky Cotters (100 marathon club) who loves to encourange people to run their first marathon. We have a training schedule and additional training runs that everyone can do in a group together. 

Everyone wants a bit of the fun - so it seems everyone is going. If you would like to join us  - talk to Sharky. 

Club Calendar

We will be building this calendar over the next few months. This is a list of events that the whole club does together. Don't miss out.

 Friday Dec 15th  NRR Christmas bash. Meal and music by Kick Start.  The biggest event of the social calendar and a great chance  to catch up with a lot of members and their partners.  Try and recognise folks with their clothes on.  Obelisk Centre
 Jan 1st   New years day club run  Pitsford Res'
 TBC  AGM and Awards Night  Obelisk Centre
 April  NRR on Tour. Over 30 members do their first marathon with Sharky   Leon Run
 TBC Obelisk Obble Obelisk Centre
 TBC  Summer BBQ   Sywell Reservior
 17 JUne  Colworth Marathon Challenge  Sharnbrook
 TBC  Astrix Amble  Obelisk Centre

Below is a brief summary of some of the events our members are participating in over the next weeks and months.

If you are a member and you know of other events that are happening please let us know.

We have groups of runners entered for the following races:

 4th  Rockingham 10 mile  Corby  Road
 11th  The Shakespeare Raceways Series (Autumn)  Stratford U Avon  Road 
 11th  Seagrave Wolds Challenge  Leicestershire  Off Road
 12th  Wootton at Delepre XC  Northants  XC
 18th  Dirt Half Challenge  Bucks  Mixed 
 19th  St Neots Half Marathon  St Neots  Road
 25th  Wolverton Five   Wolverton  Road
 26th  Run At Stanwick Lakes (5K, 10K, Half)  Stanwick Lakes   Path
 26th  Dunstable XC  Beds  XC
 3rd  Bedford Harriers Half  Beds  Road 
 17th  North Herts XC  Herts  XC
 14th  Biggleswade XC  Herts  XC
 4th  Charnwood Hills  Leicestershire  Fell
 18th  Welly Trail 10K & Half Marathon   Castle Ashby  Off Road 
 24th  Belvior Challenge 15 or 26 miles  Harby Leicestershire  Off Road
 4th  Berkhamsted Half  Berkhamsted   Road
 11th  Milton Keynes Festival of Running ((various distances)     Milton Keynes  Road
   The Shakespeare Raceways Series (Spring)  Stratford u Avon  Road
 18th  Run At Stanwick Lakes (5K, 10K, Half)  Stanwick  Trail
   North London Half Marathon  Wembley  Road
   Silverstone Half Marathon  Silverstone  Road
 18th  Ashby 20  Leicestershire   Road
   Banbury 15  Banbury   Road
 18th  Oakley 20  Bedfordshire   Road
   Belvior Half Marathon  Leicestershire   Road
   Stanwick 10K  Stanwick  Road
 24th  Salcey Forest Challenge  Northants  Off Road 
   Milton Keynes Half & Full Marathon  Milton Keynes  Road
   Shakespeare Half/Marathon  Stratford U Avon  Road
   Titchmarsh 10K   Northants  Road
 13th  Stevington 12K  Bedfordshire  Road
   Bosworth Half  Market Bosworth  Road
   Blisworth Friday 5  Blisworth  Road
   Rugby 6   Rugby  Road
   Buckingham Half Marathon  Buckingham   Road
 20th  Northants "Shires and Spires" Ultra  Northants  Road 
   Corby 5   Corby  Road
   Earls Barton Charity 10K  Earls Barton  Mixed 
   Race For Life (Abington Park)  Northampton  Path
   Otmoor Challenge (half)  Oxfordshire  Mixed
   Farthingstone Foot Fest (19/26 miles)  Northants   Off Road
   Northants Ultra  Northants   Off Road
   Banbury 5   Banbury   Road
   Market Harborough Festival of Running (10k/Half)   Market Harboro  Road
 10th  Run At Stanwick Lakes (5K, 10K, Half)  Stanwick  Trail
   Harborough 5  Market Harboro  Road
   Brackley 10K Chicken Run  Brackley   Road
 17th  Run Bedford  Bedford  Road 
   Weedon 10k   Weedon  Road
   Colworth Marathon Challenge  Sharnbrook  Off Road
   Milton Keynes 10k  Milton Keynes  Road
   Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon  Birmingham  Off Road
   Desborough 10K  Desborough  Mixed
   Adderbury 10kish and Halfish  Adderbury   Mixed
   Rugby Half Marathon  Rugby  Road
   Beds AAA 10K Road Race  Bedford  Road 
   The Shakespeare Raceways Series (Summer)  Stratford  Road
   Wellingborough Five  Wellingborough  Road
   Kimbolton Half   Kimbolton  Road
 19th  Battlefield Run  Naseby   Road
   The Helmdon Hurler - 4.3 miles  Helmdon  Road
 2nd  Dunstable Downs Challenge  Dunstable  Off Road 
   Bedford Half Marathon  Bedford  Road
   Northampton Half Marathon  Northampton  Road
   Two Counties Half Marathon  Corby  Road 
 16th  Run At Stanwick Lakes (5K, 10K, Half)  Stanwick Lakes  Path 
   Cransley Half Marathon & 10K   Cranford  Road 
   Leighton 10  Leighton Buzz'd   Road 
   Draycote Water 10k, 10 Mile or 20 Mile Race  Draycote  Path
 26th  Daventry Challenge  Daventry  Off Road 
   Squeaky Bone Relay  Olney  Off Road
   Blenheim Palace Half & 10K   Oxon  Road
   Bournemouth Marathon Festival 5k/10k/half/full  Bournemouth  
   Perkins Great Eastern Half   Peterborough  
   Ridgeway (15k)  Tring  
   Ampthill Trophy Trail 10k  Ampthill  
   The Great Birmingham Run (half/full)  Birmingham  
   Leicester Marathon  Leicester  
   Snowdon Marathon  North Wales  Road
   Holdenbury House 10k  Northants  XC
   Lode Half Marathon & Fun Run  Cambs  Road 
 25th  Run At Stanwick Lakes (5K, 10K, Half)  Stanwick Lakes  Path 

plus Parkrun every Saturday at Northampton Racecourse and various other events across the country. 

* please note, races above may contain short stretches of alternative surfaces

NRR compete in the following race series

2017 East Midlands Grand Prix Series

A series of summer evening road races which are well attended by NRR members. The  courses are unduating, taking in beautiful countryside (with the exception of the unique Silverstone).  Click here for more details.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 Silverstone 10k
Friday 12 May 2017 Blisworth Friday 5
Wednesday 17 May 2017 Rugby 6
Wednesday 24 May 2017 Corby 5
Tuesday 6 June 2017 Banbury 5
Tuesday 13 June 2017 Harborough 5
Tuesday 20 June 2017 Weedon 10k
Tuesday 28 June 2017 Milton Keynes 10k          

2017 Northants Road Running League (NRRL)

If NRR members fancy a challenge, the following nine races in the NRRL series:

Sun Apr 17th Stanwick 10k
Wed May 3rd  Silverstone 10km
Fri May 12th Blisworth 5 mile
Wed May 31st Corby 5 mile
Tues June 20th Weedon 10km
Sun July 30th Wellingborough 5 mile
Sun Sep 3rd Northampton Half Marathon          
Sun Sep 17th Cransley 10Km 
Sun Nov 4th Rockingham 10 mile

Click here for the rules.

Three Counties Cross Country Series

 21/10/17     Wellingborough  Results
 12/11/17     Wootton   Results
 26/11/17     Dunstable  Results
 17/12/17     Standalone Farm (North Herts)  Results
 14/01/18  Biggleswade     Details

The Three Counties Cross Country Series has finshed for another year but the season will begin again in the autumn.  More details to follow soon but here are the results from 2017 and previous years on the Three Counties Cross Country website - click here

Our training team provide interval sessions for members every two weeks on Wednesdays which run alongside the clubs regular training routes.

An interval training workout involves alternating periods of high-intensity effort with periods of low-intensity effort, which is called the recovery. For runners, this would typically involve interspersing bouts of fast running with slower running.Interval sessions help runners increase speed and stamina. Some of the sessions will cover five or six miles. All sessions include a warm up and cool down.

The sessions typically run on the first and third Wednesday every month. We currently confirm the interval sessoins during the week. We will soon be providing a schedule detailing the types of sessions on each week.

Session 1 (Pyramid Reps)

A pyramid session combines repetitions of short bursts of fast running followed by resting. the duration of run and recovery increases each repetition and then reduces. 

Run Recovery
30s 30s
1m 1m
2m 2m
3m 3m
3m 3m
2m 2m
1m 1m
30s 30s

Session 2 (Reduced Recovery Reps)

This is a variation of the pyramid session but it keeps the run duration at 3 minutes and reduces recovery duration.


3m    3m
3m  2m
3m 1:30m
3m  1m
3m  30s
3m 0s

Session 3  (Multi Person Relays)

1 person 4m run out and back 2 min rest X2
2 people  4m run 2 min rest X2
2 people  5m run 2 min rest x2          

Session 4 (Sprints - 3 person)

4m run 2 min rest x4

Session 5 (Sprint reps)

1m run 1 min rest 12x

 Session 6 (Interval reps)

2m run 1 min rest X5  2 min rest
 1m run  30s rest  X5  2 min rest
 30s run  15 s rest  X5  Cool down

Session 7 (Hills reps)

10m run 5 min rest 2x

Session 8 (Hill reps 2)

4m run 3 min rest 5x

Session 9 (Fartlek)

Approximately 15 minute run and 15minute rest at varying intervals

 Session 10 (Interval reps 2)

   Run   Recovery
3m   1:30m (x2) 2 min rest
2m   1m (x2) 2 min rest
1:30m   45s (x2) 2 min rest
1m  30s (x2) 2 min rest
30s  15s (x2)

Sesssion 11 (Fartlek reps)

 Run   Recovery
1m 1m
2m 1m
3m  1m
2m 1m
3m 1m
1m 1m
2m 1m
3m 1m
2m 1m
1m 1m

Session 12 - Double Reducing Sprints

Run  Recover
2 x 3m 90s
2 x 2m  60s
2 x 90s 45s
2 x 1m  30s
2 x 30s 15s

2 minute rest and repeat sets once or twice

NRR Run every Wednesday and Friday using the following routes.



Free race places for members

We are often given free places for races for established NRR members in return for advertising these races for the organisers. See below current offers.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on May Bank Holiday weekend, and with a new route showcasing more of Edinburgh's iconic city centre sights, it makes perfect sense to make a club weekend of it and explore what the beautiful city of Edinburgh has to offer!

The fun kicks off on Saturday May 26 at Holyrood Park with a 10k, 5K and four junior races. On Sunday May 27, the Edinburgh Marathon, Edinburgh Half Marathon and team relay start from the heart of Edinburgh City and continues through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

To enter the draw for this place please contact Mark G.