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Results at the end of November
Here are the highlights from NRR runners. Colated in one big list. Roll up roll up
St Neots Half Marathon
Star of the day was Darren Byfield, looking to break 1:40, he smashed seven minutes off his previous PB.
Parkrun 18th November 2017
A huge PB for Karen Shakespeare before a big contingent went straight to Upton for the trial.
Autumn Shakespeare 5K
Mark Rose made a last minute decision to run the Autumn Shakespeare 5K at Long Marston Airfield just south of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Managed to finish in 10th overall (& 3rd in his age category) in a time of 20:27.
Wootton Cross Country
It was back to Delapre for the Wootton Cross Country. Hills and mud coupled with perfect cross country weather made it a perfect morning for the 31 strong NRR team.
Parkrun 11th November 2017
It's parkrun day.
John's Four In Four
John Eales is back! Four in four starting at Walton on Thames on Saturday, the Remembrance run with Sharky and Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, the dinosaur triple.
Saturday 11th November saw 10 NRR runners take on the 13th annual Seagrave Challenge – an event that was devised to encourage exploration of the rolling countryside around Seagrave Wolds, and to raise money for local good causes. After being serenaded by a bagpiper and the town crier, all participants observed a 1 minute silence before heading off for 15.6 miles of footpaths, bridle ways, private farm land and minor roads encountering stiles, a stream with stepping stones and lots and lots of mud. Drinks and cakes were plentiful throughout the event but the highlight was the famous crumble and custard for everyone who completed the course.
Marlow Half Marathon
A real rollercoaster of a race but the route takes you through the stunning Chilterns with trees at their Autumnal best so there's lots to distract you from those hills. Not a PB course by any means but Jocelyn Granger got back in under two hours so was very pleased with that. It's a very well organised event by Marlow Striders with lots of friendly marshals and one I'd certainly consider doing again. It's only about an hour and a quarter from Northampton too.
A fabulous effort from Team NRR at the Rockingham 10! Matt Cross and Andy Lack were first in their age categories and Sarah McGarry was third in hers. Also a brilliant run from Alan Hall who was 4th M40 too.
After running a tough parkrun in the Lakes, Ronnie and Wendy Ambrose made their way straight to the Allithwaite 8 to start at 11:00am.
Parkrun 4th November 2017
The wettest parkrun ever....
Parkrun 29th October 2017
On Sunday 29 October, four NRR runners took part in the 5K and 10K runs around the picturesque (but hilly) grounds of Holdenby House.
Norfolk Coast Marathon
Well done to John Eales who ran the Norfolk Coast Marathon.
Well done to the NRR crew for a great turnout at the Snowden Marathon. Some great first time marathon efforts and a stunning run from Hayley, breaking the female course record.
Northampton Road Runners 2017 Asterix Amble
Well done to the 40 runners which included some guests. Thank you to Jackie and Steve (couch of ouch) and everyone else who helped to put on a great day. £300 plus was raised for MNDA so thanks all round to you all.
Wellingborough Cross Country
You know it is cross country season when there are plenty of tough climbs and a stinking stream.
Michael's Centurion Autumn 100 miler
Congrats to Michael Williams for completing The Centurion Autumn 100 miler - fantastic. He broke 24 hours too.
Great South Run
Paula and Dave enjoyed a trot around Portsmouth for the Great South Run - well done, truly inspirational. A great run by Steve too.
Parkrun 21st October 2017
Another lovely day for a parkrun in bizarre October weather.
Great Western Run
Well done to Naomi for completing the Great Western Run in Exeter. A challenging course with the killer hills at mile 10.
Great Birmingham Run
Well done to the four NRR lads for completing the Great Birmingham Run. Shaun, Ian and Mark made it a social run.
Well done to our Leicester Marathon runners from the new to the experienced. A brilliant effort from all.
Parkrun 14th October 2017
It's Saturday, It's parkrun!
Pete Moor took on the Yorkshire 10 in the lovely city of York.
A huge well done to Sarah Davis at The Chester Marathon wearing an England Age Group Masters vest. Despite a few challenges on the course, Sarah battled on to finish in a great time.
Well done and congratulations to Karen Shakespeare for completing her first ever marathon in Bournemouth at the weekend. Supported around the lovely seaside ride by our marathon legend Sharky, Karen joined the 26.2 club.
Oxford Half Marathon
The Oxford Half Marathon was well attended by NRR and included two PB stars in Lee and Debbie.
Dave, Roger and Jocelyn enjoyed the beautiful autumn sunshine at the stunning Ridgeway Run. The tough 15.5K off road route in Tring has been a favourite on the NRR calendar for a number of years.
Great Eastern Run
Some fantastic results from the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough. The flat course brought Hayley Munn home as third lady.
Castleton Toughest 10K
Sheena Desborough is with Caroline Owers did the Castleton Toughest 10K which they descibed as having lots of hills, steps & mud and they l Loved it
I am Sparticus. No, I am Sparticus. No, Jon Panter is Sparticus! what a superb effort to conquer the Spartathlon. A real greek epic.
Northampton Magic Mile October
Another installment of the now famous Magic Mile at the Racecourse.
Parkrun 7th October 2017
Parkrun day and tourists on the South Coast and further afield.
Blenheim Half Marathon
Andy Rosewell was the star at the Blenheim Half Marathon, knowing minutes off his PB. Well done to Andy. Mark Manning and Kennedy also took in the beautiful route around the palace gardens.
Cardiff Half Marathon
Well done to Pete Moor for completing the Cardiff Half Marathon.
Parkrun 30th September 2017
Well done to Rich Wild for hitting the 100 parkrun milestone.
The Top Run Marathon
John Eales is back on his marathon adventures now with his latest event at Walton on Thames.
Windsor Half Marathon
Eamon completed the beautiful Windsor Half Marathon.
Ealing Half Marathon
Charlotte Yarker rated the Ealing Half as a great event and completed the race in 1:46:09.
Parkrun 23rd September 2017
Well done to Andy for the quickest overall age cat time at Bideford, Scott for a first place at Corby and Kath for second lady.
Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10k
Tom flew home in 5th place overall at the Milton Keynes Half Marathon.
Robin Hood Marathon
A huge well done to Matt and Alan for completing the Robin Hood Marathon.
Draycote Water 10M
Well done to Jon and Claire great runs at the Draycote Water 10M.
Barnstaple Half Marathon
Well done to Andy Lack who was 1st in his age category at the Barnstaple Half Marathon
A huge well doen to Ian Hughes for a storming run at the Berlin Marathon. "A great experience running another world major event, tough last 5k. Finished in 4:10:55. Experiencing the culture in Berlin by sampling 1 Ltr (of beer), Amazing!"
Mark Nicholls had a great time at the Sheffield 10k on a hilly course and did 44:33 officially.
Tooting 24 Hour Race
Norbert Mihalik has been busy again at the Tooting 24 hour race, just the 648 laps covering 161 miles. There no words to do this justice. Suggestion is this is the 6th best distance in the world this year during a 24 hour race Amazing work. Huge congratulations!
Cransley Half Marathon and 10K
A local favourite for NRR, the Cransley Races throw up a few challenging hills through the pretty countryside. Well done to Dave and Hayley for first male and female and Sarah for another PB
Parkrun 16th September 2017
A first place finish for Mick.
Parkrun 9th September 2017
Parkrun day again.
Northampton Half Marathon County Champs
Well done to our meal winners at the Northampton Half Marathon County Champs.
Woberner Half Ironman
Massive respect to Suzanne Baldwin for competing the Woberner Half Ironman which consisted of a 1900 metre swim, 88km bike 21k run. All this in 7 hours 23mins 9secs.
Budapest Half Marathon
NRR on tour took Illr, Mark and Lyndsey to Hungary for the Budapest Half Marathon. A hot day meant the post race beer tasted sweeter.
Ribble Way Half Marathon
Jocelyn completed the fabulous Ribble Way Half Marathon.
Two Counties Half Marathon
Well done to Andy, Louise, Vicki and Jon Dilworth for completing the first ever Two Counties Half Marathon. Our relay team of Sarah McGarry, Pete Moor, Seb Perry and Shaun Ledington came third overall.
Great North Run
The crowds of the North East cheered on Matt, Mark and Paula at the World Famous Great North Run.
Magic Mile September
Well done to our Magic Milers.
Dunstable Downs Challenge Marathon
Mark Garrett was very pleased with his 12th place at Dunstable Downs Challenge Marathon. His time of 3-49-07 means he will be putting off retirement for a while yet.
Northampton Half Marathon
The Northampton Half goes from strength to strength. 41 runners from NRR raced, paced and PB'ed their way around the local route with plenty of cheer coming from supporters too. There were medals galore at the County Champs too, well done everyone.
Bedford Half Marathon
Some fantastic running at the first ever Bedford Half Marathon. Well done to Tom Smith for his first ever half marathon. Pete ran a massive PB and, him and Mark set themselves up for two in two days with Northampton on Sunday.
Parkrun 2nd September 2017
A guaranteed 4.3 mile PB if you have never done this extremely hilly, challenging route around the lovely countryside in South Northants. Well done to the five hurlers completed the challenge on a hot bank holiday morning.
Parkrun 26th August 2017
From Wales to Devon to IOW and all the local ones of course.
Parkrun 19th August 2017
35 NRR members ran in 10 parkrun locations on Saturday and those who stayed locally were treated to a guest appearance from Ellie Robinson, Northampton's Paralympic Gold Medalist.
Kimbolton Castle Half Marathon
Another good turnout for the local Kimbolton Castle Half Marathon on a hot summer's day. Two brilliant PBs for Sarah Mcgarry and Shaun Ledington.
Isle Of Wight Half Marathon
Charlotte Yarker took on the IOW Half whilst holidaying in the south. A beautiful route from Ryde with some challenging hills.
A huge well done to Justin Yorke for completing his first ever half marathon at the Battlefield Run in Naseby.
Magic Mile 12th August
Another post parkrun Magic Mile event number 50.
Parkrun 12th August 2017
Parkrun day including Corby's 200th and Sarah MxGarry PB.
Kettering Town Harriers Floodlit Open Series
Three NRR members took on the track mile at Kettering Town Harriers. Scott Magee grabbed a silver in the vet race and Mick Conroy recorded a PB.
Sharky, Ronnie and Wendy completed the Dovedale Dipper: a 26ish (nearer 27!) mile circular run through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park starting from Hartington. A great days running with fantastic views and good company!
Indian Queens Half Marathon 2017
Vicki completed an NRR event! That's right, Indian Queens Half Marathon organised by Newquay Road Runners.
Parkrun 5th August 2017
Parkrunners on holiday everywhere. Huge PB for Mark Rose and number 50 for Mark Nicholls.
A good crowd of NRR members turned out for the popular, local Welly Five. Star of the day was Shaun Ledington with a huge PB.
Sharky Our Marathon Legend
A week on from Sharky's achievement and he has been spotted putting his feet up and drinking some celebratory cocktails...and well deserved.
Parkrun 29th July 2017
Superhero Parkrun Day at Northampton.
Kettering Town Harriers Night of 5000m
A track evening was a new experience for three of the NRR crew who did well at the Kettering Town Harriers Open Event. Scott Magee led the way with experience.
Parkrun (Sharkrun) 22nd July 2017
Loads of NRR parkrunning on the day Sharky had started his 100th marathon. Today was named the Sharkrun...
Parkrun 15th July 2017
Parkrunners far and wide.
Northampton Road Runners Time Trial
NRR run a time trial around the same field route twice a year to allow members to test their performance.
Draycote 7 @ Severn
Sarah McGarry managed two PBs in one day at the unusual 7km event at Draycote Water. Pete Moor joined the evening event.
Some great times in the Magic Mile straight after parkrun.
Parkrun 8th July 2017
It's parkrun day again.
Another amazing turnout from NRR at the brilliant Desborough 10K. 38 club members ran the event and many more supported and volunteered. A huge well done to our trophy winners Mick Conroy and Micheal Williams for winning their age categories too.
East Midlands Grand Prix Series
A huge well done to our 25 members who achieved a final position in the East Midlands Grand Prix Series. In order to do so, you must at least five races. Here is the hall of fame:-
Women's Running Series Milton Keynes 10k
Sarah McGarry did the Women's Running Series Milton Keynes 10k at Willen Lakes. Her time was 48:31 and she was extremely excited to finish 11th out of 438! Well done Sarah. Claire Pollendine also finished in 52:54.
Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon
Well done to Jocelyn and Owen for completing the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon. A top event running from Wolverhampton to Birmingham along the canal towpath.
Parkrun 1st July 2017
With no Northampton parkrun this weekend, it was time for a NRR crew to go on tour.
Milton Keynes 10K
It wasn't the greatest weather to mark the end of the East Midlands Grand Prix series but there were still plenty of smiles for the NRR crew. Hayley signed off her campaign with another win.
Wythall & Hollywood 10K road race
Yes Mark Rose and Pete Moor ran in Hollywood! Pete came 46th in 41:15 and Mark staggered home in 80th place - 44:36.
Friday night saw part one of the Colworth Marathon Challenge and it was probably a record turnout for the NRR crew, not only running but cheering and BBQing.
Colworth Marathon Challenge
An incredible 18 NRR members completed the full Colworth Marathon Challenge going the 26.2 mile distance over the three days. Well done to Jo Smith for completing her 10th overall challenge, Tony Letts was 1st Male Vet and Jo Windrum for 3rd lady overall.
Colworth Half Marathon
Part three on Sunday is a two lap beauty around farm fields and woodland trails. Everyone looked beat at the end but full of accomplishment. Well done to Jo and Tony for picking up prizes and both teams for finishing 2nd.
Colworth 8.1 Trail
Fancy some more? 26 NRR runners took on Colwroth Part Two, a tougher 8.1 trail race.
Parkrun 24th June 2017
Lots of parkrunners everywhere (those who weren't at Colworth).
Northants 5K Series race at Brixworth Country Park
Mixed terrain course with a couple of unexpected boggy bits! Andy Shaw ran 19:41 coming in 8th place and Mark Rose came 23rd out of 264 in 22:26 Also its a contender for the worlds smallest medal!
The brave NRR stars were out in force on a hot evening to tackle the hills of the Weedon 10K
Parkrun 17th June 2017
Parkrunners in the north and the south as well as back home.
Another fantastic turnout for the NRR crew at the Harborough Five Well done to Hayley for another 1st place finish, surely sealing the series win now.
Run the Rock 10K
Mark Rose ran the Run the Rock 10K at Stokenchurch. Its basically a lot of very steep hills so the Specs Lane training session came in handy! Due to the nature of the course the times are not the priority but Mark managed to stagger to the finish line coming 28th out of 197.
Heyford Park Airbase Half Marathon
On 11th June Karen Shakespeare undertook a warm and windy half marathon around the disused RAF Upper Heyford Airbase and knocked 17 minutes off her 2016 time. Pos 144 Time 2.05.59
Endure 24 -
A huge well done to the ten NRR members who teamed up for the Endure event. In addition to them, a special mentioned goes out to Steve Cory, Mick Conroy and Dan Gosling for going solo.
South Downs Way 100
Huge congratulations to Michael Williams for completing the South Downs Way 100 Ultra. Looking fresh, he added an extra six miles for good measure.
Sharky's Marathon 92 and 93
Marathons #92 and #93 in the bag for Sharky after a weekend double, The Thames Path Potter .. loads of Harry potter fans running just to get the amazing medal .. I even managed to marshal on Saturday evening so a full on weekend. Onwards to next weekends double in Milton Keynes.
Stanwick Lakes Summer Run
Well done to Illy for storming home in second place at the Stanwick Summer Run. He and Mark returned for the second event of the year. Will they back for number three in the autumn?
Harborough Carnival of Running
It's a challenging but lovely event! Combined with the Harborough Carnival, there was certainly a great atmosphere for the six NRR members who did the 10K and half marathon between them. Well done to Matt for a 2nd place finish in the 10K and for the rest of the team for taking on the hill at the end.
Parkrun 10th June 2017
It's Saturday... It's parkrun day!
Well done to the ladies team for finishing 3rd and the men who came 7th overall. Hayley was also 1st lady. Another brilliant NRR turnout at event number five of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series.
D Day 10K
A huge well done to Matt Crosse who was 1st M45 at the D Day 10K down near Portsmouth. A brilliant result for Matt who is steadily coming back from injury!
Northants Shires & Spires Ultra
Well done to our local ultra heroes for completing the tough 35 mile route and welcome Charlotte, Mark and Ian to the ultra club. Another fantastic victory for Norbert.
Northampton Magic Mile
A record turnout for NRR at The Magic Mile. Some great debut times but lots of fun sprinting for the finish line.
Well done to Karen Shakespeare for completing the lovely Otmoor Challenge after doing the parkrun and Magic Mile in the same morning. Epic.
Well done to Charlotte Yarker for completing the Edinburgh Marathon. Claire Pollendine also ran the half in a great time of 2:05:25.
Run For All 10K - Nottingham
Pete Moor and Mark Rose flew the NRR flag at Nottingham at the Run For All 10K on Bank Holiday Sunday.
Earls Barton 10K
Three NRR members took part in the challenging Earls Barton 10k which started at 3pm on a hot Sunday afternoon.
Birmingham to London Canal Ultra
A huge mention another superhero amongst us. Normally quiet and hiding, when he puts his trainers on Steve Cory becomes Captain Marvel. He ran the Birmingham to London Canal Ultra (145 miles) in an amazing 37 hrs. Steve you are a superhero.
Parkrun 27th May 2017
Bank holiday parkrunners at home and on tour. Well done to Sarah for a PB at Northampton.
Corby 5 EMGP 2017
Another brilliant turn out on a hot night for the fabulous NRR team.
Worcester Half Marathon
Well done to Owen for completing the Worcester Half Marathon.
Well done to Eamon Kennedy for completing the Stirling Marathon.
Great race if a little breezy on the day.
Grafman Half Ironman Distance Triathlon
We must add these to our list of superheroes.
Parkrun 20th May 2017
The latest parkrunners
Rugby 6 EMGP 2017
NRR ladies finish 3rd in the team event again and Hayley was first lady
A 1st place finish for Illy at the Racecourse 10k
Norbert and Jon's Ultra
a gruelling 130 miles in which he finished third in under 21 hours.
Parkrun 13th May 2017
It's parkrun day.
Steve Heighway completed the Aberdeen 10K
Castleton Running Weekend
Ronnie and Wendy Parker completed the three day running event at Castleton YHA of the weekend of 5th – 7th May.
Another great local race was attended by five NRR members.
Shakespeare Half Marathon
Well done to Matt, Roger and Karen (descendant of the great William Shakespeare himself)
Well done to Lisa Cesford for completing the Stevington 12k which she described as having lots and lots of hills.
Northampton Magic Mile
Here's our May Magic Milers...
Parkrun 6th May 2017
23 NRR members turned out to the first in the East Midlands Grand Prix Series at the word famous Silverstone Circuit.
You can get off to a flyer on this rocket PB course in MK.
Thames Path 100 Mile Ultra
A huge well done to Matt Brand for completing the Thames Path 100 Mile Ultra in 18:57 hrs
Parkrun 29th April 2017
Parkrunners all over the UK.
Pre AGM Friday time trial
Well done to all who took part in the time trial before the 2017 AGM.
Our fantastic running team had the superb support of a raucous rabble from NRR cheering them on.
Parkrun 22nd April 2017
Including Bob's 250th.
Sharky's 4X4 - Marathon quad completed!
Sharky beat his own personal record by running four marathons in four days.
Some brill int runs from the NRR team at the traditional Easter Monday Stanwick 10K. A PB for Alan Hall and 2nd and 3rd lady finishes from Bally Chahal and Jo Windrum.
Parkrun 15th April 2017
Well done to Helen for a great PB. Rosanna was first lady and Illy second overall.
Well done to Dave, Hayley, Sarah and Alan for their brilliant efforts at the Brighton Marathon.
Congratulations Matt Crosse 3.07.33 at the Zurich Marathon.
Belvoir Half Marathon
Well done to Rosanna for a first lady finish at the Belvoir Half Marathon.
Parkrun 8th April 2017
Parkruns, even in France.
Sharky's Groovy Marathon
Sharky ran the Groovy Baby Marathon which consisted of eight laps of Ashlawn School grounds in Berkhampstead, a beautiful setting indeed. He managed a 4:26 finish and was pretty pleased as the whole course was on grass.
Leamington Regency 10K
Sarah McGarry is a racing machine and this weekend took part in the Leamington Regency 10k on Sunday. Another fantastic time of 49:26.
Some amazing performances at the Manchester Marathon. Sarah Davis was 3rd in her age category and Steve Cory smashed it with a 3:10 finish.
The fantastic four NRR members took on the undulating Oakley 20, a well established, friendly event. Well done to all and a big mention to Micheal Williams who was second in his age category.
The day after the Obelisk Obble, Kaz Shakespeare ran the OX5 RUN at Blenheim Palace dressed as a bee to raise money for Oxford Children’s Hospital, and finished in a time of 48:56.
Parkrun 25th March 2017
Obelisk 'Obble and Quiz Night
Well done to the 87 runners and walkers who turned out for the latest Obelisk 'Obble. We raised hundreds of pounds for charity on the day and at our quiz in the evening.
A 3rd place finish for Dave and 1st Lady for Hayley plus great runs from Pete and Tony at the Banbury 15.
Well done to Norbert, Dan and John for completing the Ashby 20.
Reading Half Marathon
Five NRR members completed the Reading Half Marathon with Sarah running with the elite and Ian recording a PB.
Well doe to Sharky and Darren Baldwinfor completing the muddy and cake loaded Charnwood Marathon.
Coventry Half Marathon
There were some top runs at The Coventry Half Marathon but star of the day was Mark Rose with a great PB. Well done all.
Draycote Water 10
On Sunday 19th March, Karen Shakespeare did the Draycote Water 10 mile and finished 102nd in 1:40:27. It was so windy the organisers’ gazebo blew away!
Parkrun 18th March 2017
Lots of parkrunners.
Bath Half Marathon
Well done to both Sarahs at the Bath Half Marathon. Sarah Davis ran with the elite group at the front of the pack and Sarah McGarry ran 15 minutes quicker than her last year's time.
A very muddy and boggy Devon welcomed the annual Grizfest back to the seaside town of Seaton. NRR turned up with a mix of gnarly old Grizzlers and fresh faced young cubs on their first adventure.
Silverstone Half Marathon
Some star performances at the world famous Silverstone Circuit for the popular half marathon. Pete Moor smashed the 1:30 barrier to record a PB and it was great to see John Eales continue his return. Well done everyone.
Marathons #82 and #83 for Sharky
Saturday it was the Shakespeare Raceways Marathon. Eight laps of a not very interesting airfield but ran in good company with 4:17 time. On Sunday, it was a Six hour plod around the fields of Essex at the Thaxted Trail Marathon. Run in great company as always and great value for money £7.50 which included a bottle of wine (at the finish of course).
Run At Stanwick Lakes
Illy raced his way to victory at Stanwick Lakes on a wet Sunday morning, grabbing a PB in the process. It was a close fought race but a strong finish secured him first spot.
Parkrun 11th March 2017
Top two at Northampton and a 50th (completed) run for Jon.
Eastbourne Half Marathon
Alan Hall returned home to complete the Eastbourne Half Marathon. Lovely course with killer hill after 3 miles (against the wind!!!)...lots of support, bands, drummers, bagpipes etc...very picturesque. Fourth time I've done my hometown run and fastest yet... 1:51:40 which is 4 minutes faster than last year (pre NRR!!!).
Milton Keynes Festival of Running
Six NRR members braved the potential downpours at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. Well done to all for recording some fantastic times.
Steve Heighway made his comeback in the face of strong winds and a waterlogged course in Cardiff. His latest 10K in a collective effort to raise funds for for Alzheimer's Research.
Marathon Number 81 For Sharky
Sharky completed marathon #81 at The Phoenix Spring at Walton on Thames. He was pretty pleased with 4.22.54
The trail shoes are covered in mud again after the Chiltern Kanter. A top day out for Mark and Sally Garrett, Jocelyn Granger and Wendy Parker plus Beckie and Michael Hollowell. They even saw the sun.
Well done to Scott Magee for crossing the line in first place at the Battlefield 5K
Berkhamsted Half Marathon
Well done to Mary Sullivan for completing the Berkhamsted Half Marathon. Mary is a regular at this beautiful event, winding its way through stunning countryside.
Parkrun 4th March 2017
Illy's 150th and Dave's 200th parkrun milestones.
Northampton Magic Mile
(As featured on Radio Northampton. Nine NRR completed the latest Magic Mile at the Racecourse after parkrun.
Sharky's February Marathons
Sharky's marathon journey continues.
Jon's 45 Mile Challenge
Well done to Jon Panter for completing a tough 45 mile ultra at St Peters Way in Kent.
Parkrun 25th February 2017
Another Northampton record turnout at the Racecourse with 549 people attending in blustery conditions.
Pete and Mark completed the Valentines 10K at Draycote Water. Pete finished in an impressive 3rd place.
Hardwick Xstream XC
Dave Frost did the Hardwick Xstream cross country in 49:28, A challenging route with lots of stream crossings.
Welly Trail Races
The Welly Trail races were actually at Castle Ashby but arranged by the brilliant Wellingborough District Athletics Club offered a friendly welcome and a good challenge.
Parkrun 18th February 2017
A record 545 at Northampton.
Stamford Valentines 30K
Well done to Rosanna, Penny and Jon for completing the challenging Valentines 30K.
Parkrun 11th February 2017
The latest parkrun news.
Antrim Castle 10k - Northern Ireland
A brilliant PB for Sarah.
A tough 14 mile fell race was enough to sap the energy from the legs of anyone taking on the beautiful but tough challenge. There was mud, mud and more mud plus plenty of hills.
Wellingborough Dirt Run Round 2
Three different distances and five runners at Irchester Country Park. Well done to Tony for a 3rd place finish at the 15K and Scott who was 4th at 5K.
Parkrun 4th February 2017
The Brass Monkey 10K
Well done to the five NRR members who completed the Brass Monkey at Rockingham Speedway.
Parkrun 28th January 2017
Bedford 3 counties cross country 2017
Well done to everyone who took on the mud in Bedford
Gayton 5K and 10K
Another great local event well attended by NRR members.
Wellingborough Dirt Run Round 1
Elmer completed round one of the 10K route at Irchester Country Park.
Parkrun 21st January 2017
Draycote Water 10k
Some regular faces and some friends we haven't seen around for a while ran around Draycote Water.
Parkrun 14th January 2017
Polar Ice Half Marathon in Tromso
...yes that's TROMSO Norway!
County XC Champs at Abington Park
A tough day at Abington Park for County XC Champs.
Parkrun 7th January 2017
Parkrun 31st December 2016
New years eve parkrun.
Christmas Day Parkrun
Santa suits and Telly Tubbies accompanied with dogs, kids and even mulled wine. 30 members made the Northampton Parkrun wit another couple at Corby. Ronnie and Wendy hit their milestone 50th parkrun and Shaun Ledington smashed his PB.
Christmas Eve Parkrun
33 NRR members got in the Christmas spirit with a festive parkrun. Karen Shakespeare clocked up her 50th parkrun and Bally Chahal continued to get quicker with another great PB.
North Herts Cross Country
After a night on the dance floor, some of the Christmas party hangovers were shaken off at the fourth series of the cross country season.
Parkrun 17th December
21 parkrunners from NRR ran in five different events this weekend. Northampton was interesting with four runners finishing in top ten and Liz was first lady. Dave also racked up his 175th parkrun.
Sharky Marathon Number 74 In The Bag
Sharky ran another 26.2 miles of mud and water on a tank training course at Bovington in sunny Dorset
MK Winter Half
Well done to the NRR crew who tackled the MK Winter Half. Some great results all round.
Charity Cup XC, Wicksteed Park
Well done to our two club members representing the claret and gold vest, Tony Letts and Steve Heighway
Well done to Sarah Davis who was 1st Vet at Telford 10k in a high quality field.
Parkrun 10th December
Huge PB for Sean at Northampton plus one for Alan too. Liz first lady and a first finish for Scott in Corby.
Bedford Harriers Half Marathon
The Bedford Harriers Half Marathon is a favourite for NRR members, taking in an undulating country route with a fast finish to tempt you to a PB. Well done to Ian Hughes for smashing it along with seven other members enjoying great runs.
Nether Heyford Santa Run
Well done to Sarah McGarry and Steve Heighway for taking part in the Nether Heyford Santa Run. Special well done to Sarah for a PB and a top ten finish - 9th lady.
Parkrun 3rd December
1st place and a PB for Norbert. New PBs also for Helen and Matt.
Well done to Adam Pope for coming home first in the Magic Mile. Great runs also from Matt, Ed, Dave and Karen.
Wing Cross Country
Well done to the 31 NRR members took on the Wing Cross Country, one of the hardest routes in the series.
NRR Finish Second In The NRRL
NRR did themselves proud in the NRRL - The Northamptonshire Road Running League. We finished 2nd in the Combined team results, 2nd Ladies and 4th Men. Tony Letts and Alan Hall also won their respective age categories. Well done everyone who completed the series over the year, a big mention to Pete Moor who completed all nine events.
Well done to Rosanna and Sarah for great runs at the Wolverton Five. A rare Saturday afternoon running treat.
Parkrun 27th November
PBs for Alan and Sarah and a first place for Scott. Mick and Steve on tour.
MoRun Milton Keynes 2016
Well done to Sarah McGarry for a PB at the MoRun and finishing in the top ten in her age category. Great runs from Dan and Pete plus Karen who ran in fancy dress.
Hunsbury Cross Country
Another fabulous event arranged by our local friends Wootton Road Runners takes in two laps of th lovely Hunsbury Country Park for race two of the Three Counties Cross Country Series. Another great turnout from the club with 30 members completing the fast four mile route. Well done to the ladies team for finishing fourth.
St Neots Half Marathon
A good crew of NRR members made the trip to the ever popular St Neots Half Marathon. An undulating route with the stunning local countryside means the race has everything to love.
Parkrun 19th November 2016
Northants Parkrunners plus Lanhydrock.
Northampton Road Runners Asterix Amble
The third off road event arranged by NRR was another all round success, taking in some of Northamptonshire's beautiful countryside.
Parkrun 12th November
Well done to Jon Cornwell for clocking up his 100th Parkrun.
The Seagrave Wolds Challenge
This race is also known as the crumble and custard run to many of us. As usual a good turn out from NRR made the Saturday trip up the road to Leicestershire.
Well done to Sarah McGarry for a PB at the Poppy Run at Abington Park.
Sharky Completes Marathons 69 and 70
Sharky completed marathons #69 and 70 at the Enigma fireworks double. Run in great company as usual. Only 30 to go!
Another good turnout by BRR at the final event of the Northants Road Running League. There were plenty of PBs to report on a cold and wet afternoon and a 5th place finish overall by Dan Cook.
Magic Mile 5th November
Seven NRR members braved the wind to take on the latest Magic Mile at the Racecourse. It's every first Saturday of the month after Parkrun.
Parkrun 5th November
Lots of parkrunners everywhere.
Winter Wolf Run
Well done to Mark Lewis, Caroline Owers, Sheena Desborough and 4 others for completing the really cold Winter Wolf Run.
Squeaky Bone Relay
Being a serious running club, NRR have to enter serious races like the Squeaky Bone Relay. A 3.5 mile four leg race with optional fancy dress. Well done to both teams.
Parkrun 30th October
A Halloween style parkrun.
Fuerteventura Half Marathon
Travelling abroad for some winter sun and incorporating a holiday run is a perfect combination.
Beachy Head Marathon and 10K
Always liking some scenery on our runs Mark and Sally Garrett found a real winner at Beachy Head. Fantastic views from a series of climbs in a truly tough event. All off-road and very much a marmite event. I loved it. Saturday races are always a bonus as you can then go back and walk up the hills on Sunday. Just as steep and not much slower.
Well done to the NRR crew who made their way to North Wales for the cult event of the Snowdonia Marathon. They are all stars for completing this tough event but huge congratulations to Pete Moor for smashing the four hour barrier.
Leicester Half Marathon
A huge well done to Sarah McGarry for setting a new PB at the Leicester Half Marathon with a fantastic time of 1:51:57.
Draycote Water 10
Whilst 40+ NRR braved the mud and water of the x-country, Matt Bushell took the slightly easier and cleaner option of the Draycote Water 10 Mile race (2 and a bit laps of the lake).
Parkrun 23rd October
More PBs at Parkrun.
Wellingborough Cross Country
The NRR team continues to grow stronger with 43 turning out to run this time, perhaps one of our biggest to date.
Well done to Mark Rose for a great finish at the Buckingham 10K in 44:28. Mark was 21st overall on a scenic but wet course.
Manchester Half Marathon
Mark Nicholls completed the first ever Manchester Half Marathon in 1:40:15 in very wet conditions.
Jon Smashes Another Ultra
Amazing running from Jon Panter once again smashing out the Autumn 100 in 19hrs 17mins... fantastic running.
Liz At The Toronto Half
Liz Dabell was flying the flag for NRR in the Toronto Half Marathon. When Liz runs, it's usually a PB and this time was no exception. An amazing 1:39:18 plus 2nd in age catagory, only 27secs behind 1st. Liz said, "Amazing atmosphere with top elite runners. Might come back next year to run the full!"
Parkrun 15th October
Mick's 100th parkrun plus PBs for Illy, Mark and Richard.
Sharky Completes Marathons 65 and 66
Possibly the biggest medal he will ever earn at the Phoenix Runnings "It's A Numbers Game" double marathon .... was definitely a game of 2 halves for him .. day one was a 4.29 and day two was 5.25. Ran (and walked) with some lovely people yet again. Brilliantly organised and outrageous bling.
Yorkshire 10 Mile
Well done to Pete Moor for completing the Yorkshire 10 Mile in a fantastic time of 1:07:48.
Jocelyn Granger and Mark Kennedy completed the beautiful Ridgeway Run, a popular NRR event over the years. The 15K route starts on a flat footpath before heading uphill after two miles. The climb is worth it for the views and stunning woodland trails before returning to ground level for a fast finish (if your legs have enough left).
Peterborough Half Marathon
Well done to the NRR crew that made their way to the Peterborough Half Marathon, a flat course with a great chance of a PB.
Parkrun 8th October
Three parkrun PBs at Northampton and a 150th milestone.
Well done to Joe McManus for completing the Chester Marathon.
Bournemouth Marathon For Paula
Congratulations to Paula Solomon for completing the lovely Bournemouth Marathon after winning her place in the club draw. Running in fancy dress, Paula enjoyed minute (well most of it).
Mark's PB at Blenheim 10K
Mark Rose broke his PB by almost a minute at the beautiful Blenheim 10K last Sunday. The route takes places on closed roads with some interesting undulations through the grounds of the palace. Mark finished 20th out of around 1335 runners.
Marathon Number 64 for Sharky
Sharky did the Pyjamathon on Saturday, a multi lap marathon run along the River Thames at Walton on Thames.
Norbert Wins The Round Ripon 35 Mile Ultra
Norbert Mihalik won the Round Ripon 35 Mile Ultra on Saturday, he is a Hungarian Running Machine!!! After 35 miles it was a sprint finish between the top 3!!!
Parkrun 1st October
Congratulations to Mary Sullivan for completing her 50th parkrun on Saturday and Dave Frost for his 175th. Liz Dabell also knocked a few more seconds off her PB.
Obelisk Beer Mile
A fun and crazy charity event at the Obelisk Centre!
Straight up a hill! That is how Sheena Desborough and Mark Lewis described the start of the Castleton 10K. A tough 10K over the stunning Peak District countryside.
Milton Keynes Half Marathon
Two NRR members running and two PBs! Sarah McGarry and Alan Capell broke the two hour barrier for the first time. Well done to both.
Robin Hood Marathon
well done to Sarah Davis who was first lady at the Robin Hood Marathon. There was also another PB for Liz Dabell at the half distance too.
Parkrun 24th September 2016
A new Parkrun at Kettering plus 1st and 2nd lady at Northampton and 1st male at Corby.
The Ponton Plod
Sharky, Gavin Harris and Jo Windrum all took part in the Ponton Plod, a 27.5 mile run around the countryside of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. A well marked out event which included great food stations. Gavin and Jo finished in 5:16 and Sharky in 6:39.
Cransley 10K and Half Marathon
Wins for Dave and Hayley at the half marathon distance and PBs for Liz and Alan at 10K
Parkrun 17th September
Parkrunners in Northampton, Corby and Watford.
Club Time Trial
How many laps round the fields did you do?
Stockholm Half Marathon
Six NRR on tour for a great European half marathon.
Great North Run
Fantastic PBs for Dan Cook and Matt Brand at the World's Biggest Half Marathon called the Great North Run.
Birmingham Canal Canter
Well done to Sharky for racking up another marathon at the Birmingham Canal Canter.
Northampton Magic Mile
The Magic Mile returned to a wet Racecourse to mark its 5th anniversary. Seven NRR members took part.
Parkrun 10th September
Well done to our local parkrunners and the crew that visited Harwich.
Northampton Half Marathon
38 NRR members at the Northampton Half Marathon today, well done to everyone for an amazing turnout both running and supporting in this brilliant event.
Parkrun 3rd September
Northampton and Corby parkruns
Well Done To Keren and Steve For Their Achievements
Keren Irving completed a 100K walk and Steve Prior did his first ever triathlon at Box End. Well done to both.
Mark Kennedy completed the Helmdon Hurler, a beautiful and random 4.3 mile bank holiday race in South Northants. The first mile out of the village tests the field with a long climb before dropping along a rough farm track. There is another climb from 3 to 4 miles before a good crowd to cheer you on over the finish line.
Barrow Fell Race
Well done to Wendy Parker, Elaine Palmer, Ronnie Ambrose, Mkie Palmer, Mark Garrett and Tony Letts for completing the Barrow Fell Race.
Badgers Atherstone 10K
NRR were proudly represented at the Badgers Atherstone 10K event by Penny Andrews, Jon Dilworth and Mark Rose.
Parkrun 28th August
What a weekend for our parkrunners! PBs for Liz (again), Harry and Rachel at Northampton. Hayley was also first lady to finish. We also had runners at Corby, Bideford, Buckingham and Weymouth.
Kimbolton Half Marathon
Well done to our runners at the popular Kimbolton Half Marathon a pretty countryside route finishing at Kimbolton School.
Parkrun 20th August
Lots of local parkrunners on a windy day.
Karen's 100k Challenge
Well done to Karen Shakespeare who completed the Running Down Dementia 100k Challenge (over a couple of months). She had a lovely tweet from Alzheimer’s Research UK of her wearing my NRR vest.
Draycote Water 10K
Some great performances at the lovey Draycote Water 10K. A PB for Ricky, 2nd age category for Penny, 3rd for Jon and just sneaking inside 54 minutes was Sarah. Well done everyone.
Parkrun 13th August
Well done to our parkrunners everywhere. Special mention to Elaine for competing her 50th parkrun (she can order the special t-shirt now) and fantastic PBs for Bally, Alan and Rachel.
New members talk about running
We asked some of our new members to tell us about why they run and what they hope to acheive.
St Neots 10K
Well done to Mark Rose for taking part in the St Neots 10K. On a very hot and very windy day, Mark finished in a time of 48:08, an interesting winding course having many river bridges to cross.
Rock n Roll in Dublin
Well done to Helen GARDNER for completing her 5th half marathon, The Rock n Roll Dublin Half, in a time of 2:29:25.
Phoenix Summer Marathon
On 6th of August Sharky took part in the Phoenix Summer Marathon, an event which took place along the Thames Path from Walton on Thames to Hampton Court. The route consisted of four out and backs on a very hot and sunny day.
Parkrun 6th August
Wellingborough Five Results
Parkrun 30th July
Even a parkrun in the Channel Islands.
Snowdonia Trial Half Marathon
Well done to Mark, Sheena, Sue and Caroline for completing the Snowdonia Trial Half Marathon. Anything near a mountain is going to be challenging but this one went over it.
Summer Around The Reservoir 23 & 24 July 2016
Well done to Seb, Eamon and Sharky for completing the Run Around The Reservoir on 24th July.
Parkrun 23rd July
Parkrun, Parkrun everywhere.
Wellingborough Five BBQ and Run
Well done to everyone who enjoyed the pre-running of the Wellingborough Five and feasted on a burger afterwards.
Marathon 55 For Sharky
At the weekend, Sharky took part in the Fairlands Valley Challenge Marathon.
Tony Races To The Stones
Tony Letts completed Race to the Stones.
Parkrun 16th July
Northampton, Banbury, Corby and Daventry Parkruns
Sharky Aims For The 100 Marathon Club
Running marathons since 2013 - Half way to his 100 marathon goal
Rugby Half Marathon
Rosanna Andrews scooped 1st place in the tough, challenging Rugby Half Marathon. Well done to Pete, Matt, Alan and Jon for great runs too.
Mark Kennedy and Jocelyn Granger completed the challenging Adderbury Half Marathon.
Parkrun 9th July
PBs, first places and volunteers everywhere.
Draycote 7 @ 7
Mark Rose proudly represented NRR at the Draycote 7 @ 7 on the evening of Thursday 7th.
The Great Barrow Challenge and From Here To There And Back on Saturday and Sunday gives Sharky marathons 53 and 54 towards his goal of 100.
Lots Of Trophies At The Desborough 10K
In it's second year, over 50 NRR members made their way to the Desborough 10K to run, marshal, cheers and take photographs. Well done to everyone but special mentions to Dave Green (1st), Hayley Munn (1st lady), Jo Windrum (2nd lady), Jim Conroy (2nd M50), Penny Andrews (1st M50), Liz Dabell (3rd M50), Tom Sullivan (2nd M60), Alan Capell (3rd M60) and Mary Sullivan (2nd F60) for great performances in their categories.
Mary and Tom Gatecrash The 500th Birthday
A quick story to share. Tom and I were in London at the weekend and returned to Wimbledon, which was our first Park Run home back in 2008 to take part in another run.
Raceways Summer 10 Mile
Well done to Rosanna and Penny for completing the Raceways Summer 10 Mile event. Rosanna picked up a trophy for second lady too.
Parkrun On Tour
With no Northampton Parkrun this week, NRR went to other local events.
East Midlands Grand Prix Series Completors
The end of a fantastic EMGP for NRR this year. This year we have seen some strong performances from old and new NRR runners.
MK - The Last In The EMGP 2016 Series
21 NRR ran the last EMGP race of the year in the grounds of the OU.
COLWORTH MARATHON CHALLENGE 2016
Three words to describe the runners and supporters for NRR – ‘Determined’ ‘Inspiring’ and ‘Teamwork’.
Parkruns 25th June
Well done to Liz for yet another huge PB at Parkrun.
Salcey Forest 5K
Well done to our four members who ran the final 5K of the Northants 2012 series. Mark Johnson broke 20 minutes for the first time.
22 NRR Battle The Dark Hills Beyond Weedon
T'was a night for the brave to climb the soaring ridges in the west. 22 went yonder and all returned... hero's
Malvern Midsummer Marathon
Sharky took part in a LDWA event called the Malvern Midsummer Marathon on Saturday 18th June. The route was around the Malvern Hills it takes in 4800 ft of climb. A tough course but stunning views.
Another top turnout for the wet Harborough 5 which formed race 6 of the EMGP series. The heavens opened two minutes before the start but there was plenty of energy for some amazing PBs and great runs.
The Wedding Cow Marathon
Sharky took part in the Wedding Cow Marathon weekend down in Poole Dorset. Each day consisted of 8 laps of a beautiful rural course through farmland and woods. The strange name comes because a couple of runners couldn't make the Mad Cow weekend in August so this event was created for them.
The Endure 24 event is become a cult run, popular with our friends at PJR. This year NRR was well represented with a team, pairs and solo efforts. Nobert and Dave were first male pairs but well done to everyone for sheer grit and determination.
Harborough Carnival of Running
Rosanna and Penny Andrews were winners in the 10K and half marathon respectively. Rosanna was first lady overall and Penny 1st F50.
Parkrun 11th June
Northampton, Banbury, Peterborough and Corby Parkruns.
Everyone dodged the storms at the undulating but fast Banbury 5 where the ladies took the race by storm finishing first in the senior category again. There wwre some brilliant performances: Hayley was first lady, Sarah 2nd in age cat, Wendy 3rd plus 3rd 5 mile PB in three weeks and Mary 2nd in age catplus some PBs recorded too.
Race For Life
Wendy Parker did the Race For Life 10K at the weekend. A totally inspirational event for all involved.
Some cracking runs at the Ramathon, Debry's half marathon. Described as surprisingly tough for a flat course.
Well done to our ultra members for navigating their way through the Northamptonshire Countryside on this 35 mile route.
The NRR ladies looked like the had a lot of fun in the recent 5K Colour Run at Milton Keynes. An event where there is nothing to do with times, it's more about getting covered in paint and tackling inflatable obstacles.
Farthingstone Foot Festival
Sharky, Mark Lewis, Roger Taylor, Paul Braddock, Mark and Sally Garrett all completed the Farthingstone Foot Festival. A choice of 15 or 27.6 miles of beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. You get a pint of beer at end after the company and the ordnance survey map to find your way round.
Jocelyn's Otmoor Challenge
Jocelyn Granger completed the Otmoor Challenge in 1.58. A fantastic countryside route half on road and half across fields.
Parkrun 4th June
Parkruns everywhere including PBs for Illr, Rob and Liz plus Dan's 150th.
John's Wednesday Marathon & 5 Miles In One Day
Well done to John Eales for completing the Indy Run Marathon along the banks of the River Thames on Wednesday 1st June. If you think that is impressive, he also ran the Corby 5 that evening.
More Trophies AT The Corby 5
What an amazing evening for NRR at the Corby 5! Despite a dull, dreary June evening, the 26 members running put on a performance to be proud of.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Well done to Darren and Eamon for completing the Edinburgh Marathon, Darren breaking the four hour barrier too. Karen Shakespeare also did the half.
Paula Pinney completed London to Brighton 100k challenge walking in 22:38:30. It was very hot. Of the 2100 that started 1230 completed it, the longest taking around 36 hours!
Parkrun 28th May
Lots of PBs at Northampton, Corby and Ludlow Parkruns.
Rob Completes Worcester Marathon
Well done to Rob Donovan who completed the Worcester Marathon in a time of 4:10.
Jocelyn Granger completed another marathon on Sunday in the stunning Peak District climbing over 5000ft of ascent. (As a comparison Ben Nevis is about 4400 ft.) A tough course where isn't really important but just for the record she finished in 6.44.
Sharky's 50th Marathon
Sharky hit his milestone 50th Marathon at the weekend.
Karen's Muddy Pretty Tough OCR
Well done to Karen Shakespeare who did the Pretty Tough Mud, Hills and Obstacles Race on 21st May and came second in her age category.
Parkrun 21st May - Parkrunners Everywhere
Whilst some of us ambled over the road to the Racecourse, others ran in USA and Singapore. NRR goes on tour.
A great performance from NRR at the Blisworth Five with plenty of achievements being scooped up.
NRR Parkrun Day
A record total of 479 runners took part in the latest Northampton Parkrun which was proudly hosted by Northampton Road Runners. Around 50 members turned up to run, pace, volunteer or cheer on the mass crowds at our ever growing local event. Well done also to Kelly for first lady and Dave Green and Scott Magee who were first at Corby and Amager Faelled Parkruns.
The second series of The East Midlands Grand Prix Series was well attended by NRR members braving the rain.
Sarah Davis finished 3rd in the Eye 10k. Sarah said, "A little ambitious 4 days after Silverstone 10k and 2 weeks after London Marathon on a seriously hot day. A few positives including a nice threshold run, free tan and I still got 3rd, so I think I can be really happy with that."
Over Day Centre Challenge
Two huge marathon milestones for Paula, her 3rd in five weeks and Sharky, his 49th to date.
Parkrun 7th May
Another record crowd at Northampton with 465 running the ever popular event.
Anthony Fitzsimons took part in the Rat Race. An 20 mile event that included 200 obstacles, boasting mile long monkey bars and huge cargo nets and a massive slide final obstacle built over 17 shipping containers.
It was fantastic to see 36 NRR members taking part in the Silverstone 10K, the opening event of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series. There were many new faces as well as longer term club members making those running in the club's name proud. A few first time racers, some great PBs but most importantly, a great social atmosphere before and after from runners and supporters. Well done to the ladies team for coming first too.
Milton Keynes Marathon Festival
Well done to the NRR crew who took part in the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon.
Earls Barton 10K
Mark Kennedy finished 2nd overall at the Earls Barton 10K in a time of 43:39. The route began at Earls Barton Cricket Club before heading to Sywell Reservoir for a lap of the country park before returning. The event raised thousands of pounds for charity.
Woodhouse May Day Challenge
Helen Gardner, Rachel Palmer and Rachel Smith completed the Woodhouse May Day Challenge. A lovely 13.5 mile route through beautiful countryside. They all completed the event together in 2:53:23.
The Chalgrove 10K was a real family event for Jocelyn, with her sister and daughter running their first ever races with son in law to be and son finishing in great times. Mark Rose also completed the course in 50:49.
Parkrun 30th April
Congratulations to Tom Sullivan for running his 50th Parkrun in another record breaking Parkrun at Northampton, 451 runners turned up.
Thames Valley Trot
Massive congratulations to Jon Panter who smashed his first 100 mile race in an amazing 21hrs 29mins. Afterwards he said, "I really enjoyed it in a warped masochistic way." Matt Brand also ran it in a brilliant 20hrs 35mins and then did the MK marathon two days later.
Obelisk Time Trial Results
Results from the Obelisk 30 minute time trial held before this years AGM.
2016 AGM & AwardsNight
Thank you to everyone who turned up for the AGM & Awards Evening on Friday 22nd April.
Jocelyn Granger completed the Bassetlaw Bash, an LWDA event one Sunday 24th April 2016. A 27 mile event taking in beautiful scenery, and there was plenty of cake at the end. Jocelyn, finished in 5:13.
Shakespeare Half Marathon
Whilst the national tv was focussed on the London Marathon, six NRR members made the short trip to Stratford for the wonderful Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon.
The London Marathon
Well done to everyone at NRR who completed the London Marathon on Sunday 24th April.
Parkrun Record on St George's Day
Northampton, Corby and Market Harborough Parkruns. The Northampton event saw record number of 446.
Leamington Regency 10K
Sarah McGarry ran the Leamington Regency 10K in a great time of 55:43. Described as a great event that was a bit muddier than expected.
Aldbury 5 Cross Country
Dave Whatton, Dave Frost and Carol Whatton all ran the Aldbury 5 Cross Country.
Well done to Scott and Pete for two great times at the Corby 5K on Sunday.
Brighton Marathon and 10K
Well done to Richard, John and Lisa for completing the Brighton Marathon. An event described as well organised by those who ran. Richard stormed home in a fantastic time too. Congratulations to Lisa and John for completing the challenge. Claire Eales also completed the 10K route.
Three great performances at the Flitwick 10k. Rosanna Andrews and Sarah Davis-Foxon were 2nd and 3rd lady respectively and Jon Dilworth completed the course in a time of 48:37.
Sharky Smashes Boston
Sharky smashed through the marathon four hour barrier for the second time in a row. His official time of 3.58.43 at the Boston UK Marathon... He's waited nearly five years to get another sub 4 then two come along in a week.
Brecon Beacons Trail Run
Owen Jones completed the amazing Brecon Beacons Trail Run. There were some mountains involved and Owen completed the event in 6:55.
Parkrun 16th April
Bally is the star at Northampton Parkrun. 1st lady and a PB.
Details of Upcoming Events
Well done to Lynsey and Illr Brecani for completing the brutal Wolf Run, a crazy muddy obstacle race.
The first real major event in the Spring Marathon calendar was well attended by NRR and there were some cracking performances from everyone involved. Well done everyone.
Parkrun 9th April = Richard's 50th Parkrun
Northampton and Corby Parkruns
Another Marathon for John
John Eales completed the First Contact Day Marathon down by the Thames in 5:13:25.
Well done to everyone at the Oakley 20.
Parkrun 2nd April - Dave's 150th Parkrun
Northampton, Market Harborough, Corby and Huddersfield Parkruns.
Top Day for NRR Ladies at Stanwick 10K
The ladies were amazing at the Stanwick10K! Sarah Davis-Foxon was 1st V45 and 4th lady overall, Jo Windrum was 2nd and Penny Andrews 1st V35. To top it all off Team NRR Ladies win the team prize as well. Awesome!! Excellent performances from the men as well.
Back To Back Marathons For Sharky
Sharky completed a cracking weekend of running with back to back marathons at the Easter Run Round the Reservoir Marathon. A local event taking in footpath and trail off the Bedford Road.
Results from the Obelisk 'Obble
Heyford Park Airbases Races 5K
Andy Pate ran the 5K at the Heyford Park Airbases Races near Bicester finishing 2nd MV50 in 26.34.
Draycote Water 10 mile
Sarah McGarry took part in the Draycote Water 10 mile on Sunday and finished in a time of 1:30:13.
Second Place Finish From Dave At Banbury 15
Dave GREEN finished 2nd in the Banbury 15 in a fantastic 1:25:18. There were also brilliant performances from Mark GARRETT, Pete Moor, Stu DRUMMOND, Wendy PARKER and Rob DONOVAN.
Dan is "The Man" At The Ashby 20
There were some incredible performances from the NRR team at the Ashby 20 on Sunday 20th March. Dan Gosling was star of the day finishing 67th in a big field and recording a brilliant time of 2:16:19. Matt Brand was close behind in 2:17:15 a
Steve Is Back - Forest of Dean Spring Trail Half Marathon
Well done to Steve Prior for completing his first half marathon for some time, he and Roger Taylor completed the Forest of Dean Spring Trail Half Marathon.
Parkrun 19th March
Northampton, Corby and Conkers Parkruns.
The Charnwood Marathon is a popular event for the off-roaders in NRR offering 15 and 26 mile options. Another great event organised by the LDWA was attended by five of our superstar members.
Well done to Sharky at the Groundhog Marathon, a multi lap event with over 100 laps of a running track.
Brilliant Performances At Bath Half
Hayley Munn and Sarah Davis put in brilliant performances at the Bath Half Marathon. Well done to Hayley for finishing 3rd overall and 2nd British woman
Eamon Goes North Of The Border
Eamon Kennedy did the Balloch (Loch Lomond ) to Clydebank Half Marathon in a great time of 1:46:15.
Silverstone Half Marathon
The iconic Silverstone Half Marathon is always well attended for those who love a local event or are building up to a spring marathon.
Well done to Mark Lewis and Lisa Cessford for completing the 13.5 mile Pain and Suffering race at Rockingham. Tony Fitzsimons managed 23 miles of Relentless but didn't make it back for the final 5 miles in time.
The Grizzly will always send a tingle down the spine of anyone who has run this iconic race. Well done to the NRR crew who made the long trip to the beautiful town of Seaton in Devon for what looked like a glorious day to take on the 20 miler full Gr
NRR Reps At UK Inter Counties Cross Country Champs
Tony Letts and Will Jones represented Northamptonshire on Saturday 12th March in the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Champs.
Parkrun 12th March
Northampton and Daventry Parkruns.
Cambridge Boundary Marathon Run
Richard Cormack completed the Cambridge Boundary Marathon Run in 5:16. An off road muddy cross country.
Parkrun 6th February
Northampton and Daventry Parkruns plus some orienteering at Daventry.
Well done to John Eales who completed the Longhorn Marathon.
Milton Keynes Half & 10K
Well done to those at the Milton Keynes Running Festival.
Tom and Mary Sullivan are regulars at the Betkhamsted Half Matathon, a beautiful route through some stunning countryside.
Parkrun 5th March
Northampton and Market Harborough Parkruns
Cambridge Half Marathon
Three club members ran the Cambridge Half Marathon.
NRR go to Coventry for the half marathon
Good results for NRR at the Coventry Half
Parkrun 27th February 2016
Northampton and Corny Parkruns
NRR at the Belvoir Challenge 2016
There were 5 of us doing the 15 (Elaine Palmer, Darren Baldwin, Suzanne Baldwin, Jocelyn Granger Roger Taylor) with Sharky Cotters doing the marathon distance.
Parkrun 20th February 2016
Northampton and Market Harborough Parkruns.
Sharky and John's day off work
Its a bit unusual to have a run on a Monday. Sharky Cotters and John Eales took part in the phoenix breakfast run.
Valentine 10 Mile at Lytchett Minster in Dorset
Tony and Jo Letts took part in a 10 mile road race at Lytchett Minster in Dorset on 14th February (good way to spend Valentine's).
David runs Hardwick X-Stream
David Frost was the only NRR runner who did the Hardwick X-Stream.
Parkrun 13th February
Northampton and Market Harborough Parkruns.
Northampton Park Run Results
Loads of NRR as usual at Northampton Race course on Saturday morning
Sarah runs like the wind in Watford
Sarah Davis-Foxon was runner up in the V45 category at the Watford Half Marathon
Hard conditions at the Thames Trot Ultra 50
The weather was atrocious the wind a gale force in your face.
Charnwood Hills Race with Paul and Jocelyn
Another one of Jocelyns favourite hilly muddy races.
The Tough Guys
Lisa Cessford and Tony Fitzsimons deserved huge respect for their madness of complete the Original Tough Guy.
Well done to everyone who completed the Brass Monkey, a multi-lap 10K at Rockingham Speedway, Corby.
Parkrun 30th January
Northampton & Corby Parkruns
Parkrun 23rd January
Parkrun 23rd January
Eric Humphries Cross Country
A three lap course around the beautiful Delapre Abbey. This annual event, run by the police, was well attended by NRR
Parkrun 16th January
Well done to Illr completed his 100th Parkrun. He now joins the exclusive club to wear the 100 Parkrun black t-shirt (when they are in stock).
Mat Bushell ran his first obstacle course race on Saturday 9th January.
Bedford Cross Country - 3rd January
NRR complete our best cross country season every. Well done to everyone who took part this year, you have done the club proud.
County Champs XC - Saturday 2nd January
Six NRR attended the County Champs XC in Corby on Saturday 2nd January. The Senior Women was Race 4 (6k) and Senior Men Race 5 (10K) and there were fantastic performances from:.
Parkrun 2nd January
Well done to Nobert for a second place finish in the first Parkrun of the year. Illr, Richard, Pete and Mark made sure NRR had five runners in the top 20.
New Years Day Run 2016 at Brixworth Country Park
Every year we welcome in the new year with a run around pitsford
Well Done Claire
A huge well done to Claire Eales for completing her 100th Parkrun at Corby on Boxing Day.
Boxing Day Parkrun
NRR Parkrunners everywhere on Boxing Day.
Christmas Day Parkrunners
With no Northampton Christmas Day Parkrun, we had runners at Corby, Daventry and Hackworth in the North East.
Christmas Cross Country at Letchworth
There was an extra buzz for the 100th ever event in the Three Counties Cross Country League. Christmas hats and Santa outfits were on display at the lovely Standalone Farm Centre in Letchworth. There is something a little unusual about getting chan
Parkrun 19th December
Bally's PB at Northampton plus Parkrunners at Corby and Great Cornard.
A small crew of NRR went to the Watlington 10K in Oxon. Dave made his debut at the event with the other four regulars, Ronnie, Wendy, Jocelyn and Tony.
MK Winter Half
Six NRR members made their way to Milton Keynes for the Winter Half and there were some great performances including a PB from Mark Johnson.
Lanzarote Half Marathon
Mark Kennedy completed his 15th half marathon of the year in Lanzarote.
Parkrun 12th December
Northampton and Corby Parkruns
401 Challenge Marathons in Northampton
Ben from the incredible 401 challenge ran 2 marathons with members of Northampton Road Runners and other Clubs.
Nene Valley 10
Well done to the NRR Desborough trio who ran the Nene Valley 10 in Peterborough on Sunday 6th December.
Bedford Harriers Half
Well done to the eight NRR runners who took part in the annual Bedford Harriers Half Marathon on Sunday.
Parkrun 5th December
Northampton and Corby Parkruns
The Hare & The Tortoise Marathon
Why do one marathon when you can do 20? Well that's what John Eales has done in 2015.
Windy Wing XC
Mud, sweat, hills, more mud, wind and mud...that is what a proper cross country is all about.
Sarah Davis-Foxon was 1st F45 at the Wolverton Five on Saturday 28th November in 32:43.
Parkrun 28th November
Northampton, Darley and Corby Parkruns
Pete Moor finished 29th in the Mo Run at Milton Keynes on Sunday 22nd November in a time of 43:09.
Parkrun 21st November
Amager, Northampton, Barnstaple, Rushcliffe, Corby and Leicester Victoria parkruns.
Richard Franks completed a very windy and wet Skegness 10K in a time of 44:51
St Neots Half Marathon
A windy day at St Neots spurred some of the NRR 24 strong field to PBs in adverse conditions.
Mary Sullivan was 1st F55 at the Rockingham 10
Shakespeare Raceway Half and Marathon
NRR ladies cleared up at the The Shakespeare Raceway event, a pancake flat event offering a range of distances.
Parkrun 14th November
Northampton and Rushcliffe Parkruns. ocelyn gets a PB.
Tony Wins The NRRL League
Well done to Tony Letts for winning the NRRL (Northants Road Running League) Vet Category. Tony seals the win with one event to go.
Wootton Cross Country - An NRR PB
Northampton Road Runners achieved their highest ever cross country position at the Wootton Cross Country on Remembrance Sunday.
Three NRR members made their way around the muddy, off road Seagrave Wolds event.
Eamon's PB at Thames Meander Marathon
Eamon Kennedy blitzed his PB at the Thames Meander Marathon on Saturday 7th November in some varying weather conditions. Sharky also ran the event in an excellent 4:22:10.
Robin Hood 10k Trail Run
Well done to Liz Dabell for completing the Robin Hood 10k Trail Run on Saturday 7th November.
Parkrun 7th November
A horrible, windy and wet Northampton Parkrun meant njo chance of a PB this week.
Seven Marathons In Seven Days
Running a marathon is a challenge in itself but try running seven, back to back, in a week, on the same course. Well that's what Northampton Road Runners superstar John Eales did in the final week of October.
The Lode Half, now in its 5th year, is a flat as a pancake route through the fens of Cambridgeshire just over an hour away from home.
The Squeaky Bone Relay
One thing for sure, NRR are quite a serious running club! They take their racing serious, as the name suggests, always on roads and they would never embarrass themselves. Well that is a crazy statement for starters!
Parkrun 31st October
A spooky Parkrun saw 18 NRR runners, some pushing it, some pacing and some taking selfies...
Wellingborough Cross Country
With races here there and everywhere, our cross country team still enjoyed a good number of regulars and new faces at Croyland Park in Wellingborough.
Leicester Marathon and Half
On a busy weekend of racing, NRR were well represented at the Leicester Marathon event on Sunday 25th October.
A big contingent of NRR runners and supporters made their way to the Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday 24th October. Horrible weather couldn't dampen the spirits of the 14 in the field as their were some amazing performances all round.
Parkrun 24th October
Northampton Parkrun saw a 3rd place finishing from Ilir.
Parkrun 17th October
Dave wins Northampton and Sarah first lady at Corby.
Tring Ridgeway Run - Super Six!
The Rigdeway is a lovely event in Tring with a few challenges to enjoy on an October morning.
We used to say, "There was a marathon at the weekend, where's Sharky?" Now it's John Eales who seems to be doing one a week and this weekend was no different. It was a trip to the beautiful city of York where John ran a pleasing 4:20:54.
Great Eastern Run
Eight NRR runners made the short trip to the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough. A flat, PB potential course on a sunny October morning was the ideal setting for the race.
Parkrun 10th October
Well done to Kelly Bishop and Liz Darbell for being first and second ladies at the Northampton Parkrun.
Norbert Mihalik ran an marathon PB in the beautiful city of Chester on 4th October. His time was 2:53:40, knocking nine minutes off his previous best of 3:02:52. Well done to Norbert for joining the sub three hour club. before).
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
The Bournemouth Marathon is in its third year now and it going from strength to strength. Runners have the choice of a 5K or 10K on the Saturday evening down by the pier on the promenade or the half or full marathon on the Sunday. All times are sta
British Heart Foundation 10K and Half Marathon - Blenheim Palace
The British Heart Foundation 10K and Half Marathon takes place at the pretty Blenheim Palace venue. The races loop around the lovely grounds, with a slightly undulating offering to keep you on your toes.
In the words of marathon man John Eales, he said, "The monkey is finally of my back!" John completed the Mablethorpe Marathon in 3:58:46. Job done!
The Heart Of England Forest Marathon
The beauty of the Long Distance Walkers Association is to expect the unexpected. Firstly, "Run/Walk 26.2 miles or 15 miles" normally means give or take a mile or so. You can run or walk it of course and the checkpoints will serve refreshments en ro
Parkrun 3rd October
Oundle Outlaw, The Magnificent Ten
Paul BRADDOCK completed the Oundle Outlaw, The Magnificent Ten. A beautiful 10K route around Northamptonshire's countryside. Paul's time was 52.59.
Cheltenham Half Marathon
Roger Taylor had a fantastic run at the Cheltenham Half Marathon in a time of 1:42:10. A great event with a fantastic atmosphere on closed roads through town then up to the racecourse.
Huge Victory For Sarah at the Robin Hood Marathon
Sarah Davis-Foxon romped home to victory as 1st lady at the Robin Hood Marathon in a brilliant time of 3:03:51. She was around eight minutes ahead of the second placed lady too. At the half marathon distance, there were great runs from Tom Smith,
Windsor Half Marathon
Well done to Eamon Kennedy for completing the beautiful Windsor Half Marathon in 1:44:54.
Parkrun 26th September
Parkrun PBs for Gavin, Mark and Bally at Northampton plus Jocelyn running Darley and Sue running Abingdon.
Hi Viz Now Available To All NRR Members
We are pleased to inform you all that the club has been successful in securing funding to provide all our members with hi-viz running tops and lights as part of your membership.
Mandal Marathon and Half, Norway
Penny and Rosanna Andrews made a trip to Norway for the Mandal Marathon on 20th September. Penny was second lady at the marathon distance in 3:36:17 and Rosanna was second in the half marathon distance in 1:26:02.
NRR Wins and PBs at Cransley
Another fantastic day for NRR at the annual Cransley event on Sunday 20th September with wins for Dave Green and Sarah Foxton-Davies and a collective third place in the overall team event.
Birmingham Canal Canter
Another fantastic Long Distance Walkers Association event in Birmingham. Sharky Cotters ran the marathon and Jocelyn Granger did the 18 mile route.
Parkrun 19th September
Northampton and Corby Parkruns. PBs for Eamon, Avtar and Bally.
Running Safe on BBC Radio Northampton September 2015
New Signs Will Warn Motorists There Could Be Runners In The Road
Penny Wins The Swineshead 10
Penny Andrews ran a great race to be 1st lady at the Swineshead ten mile, and achieved a PB of 70:18 to boot. A fantastic result. Jon Dilworth battled round in 86:34
Great North Run
NRR travelled north to the world's biggest half marathon. The Great North Run certainly offers atmosphere at an event that is a must do for runners at some point.
Grunty Fen Half Marathon
Well done to Sarah Davis-Foxon who was 2nd F45 in the brilliantly named Grunty Fen Half Marathon. Her time, 1:27:49.
To Hull And Back
Well done to John Eales for completing the Hull Marathon at the weekend. A great time of 4:25:52.
We Ate All The Pies At The Ponton Plod
Sharky, Gavin and Roger visited Lincolnshire for The Ponton Plod
Pete Moor completed the Twilight Run on Saturday night of 12th September.
Parkrun 12th September
Northampton, Daventry and Penrose Parkruns
Obelisk Time Trial Spreadsheet 09/09/15
Northampton Half Marathon
A huge turnout from Northampton Road Runners, running, marshaling and cheering, made the Northampton Half Marathon a special event for everyone involved.
Parkrun 5th September
Northampton and Corby Parkruns plus the Northampton Magic Mile.
Badger Atherstone 10k
Some great performances from the ladies at the Badger Atherstone 10k on 30th August.
3 Peaks in Yorkshire plus Malham Country Fair Fell Race.
A 15 strong group of Northampton Road Runners took themselves off to Yorkshire, primarily to tackle the 3 peaks challenge but got themselves involved in other activities too.
Thames Meander Trail Marathon
John Eales and Eamon Kennedy did the Thames Meander Trail Marathon on Saturday 29th August.
Parkrun 29th August
How To Be Safe When Out Running From RunningSafe
Runningsafe has been setup to help runners to be safe whilst they are out on the street running.
Parkrun 22nd August
Northampton and Colchester Parkruns
Kimbolton Half Marathon
A great day for NRR at the Kimbolton Half Marathon on Sunday 16th August. Two debuts at the distance and many PBs achieved.
Tony Beat The Train
Tony Letts beat the train at the iconic Race The Train event in North Wales.
Pete's 100th Parkrun
On 8th August, Pete Moor celebrated his 100th Parkrun milestone at the Racecourse. We had runners from Poole to Inverness too.
Matt's Mad Ultra
Matt Brand completed the North Downs Way Ultra, achieving his goal of breaking 24 hours.
Parkrun 8th August
Northampton Market Harborough and Thetford Parkrunners.
St Neots 10K
Well done to the NRR trio who completed the St Neots 10K on Sunday 2nd August. All three ran Parkruns the previous day too.
Rosanna and Penny at Lutterworth 5
Great win at Lutterworth 5m for Rosanna Andrews and a brilliant PB for Penny.
Parkrun 1st August
Parkruns in Northampton, Corby and Milton Keynes.
The Welly Five
The Welly Five (nothing to do with boots) is a great, well established event.
Parkrun 25th July
Dave Green wins Parkrun.
John Eales 10 Mile PB
John Eales raced twice at the weekend at The Heckington Show 10 mile followed by Wellingborough 5
Jog For James
Well done to Dan Gosling for a third place finish at the Jog for James 10K at Pitsford on Sunday 19th July.
Parkrun 18th July
A record 369 people turned out for the Northampton Parkrun.
Rugby Half Marathon
Five NRR members took part in the first ever Rugby Half Marathon on Sunday 13th July.
Milton Keynes Half Marathon
Well done to Richard Franks for continuing his comeback, he completed the Milton Keynes Half in 1:39:59
An NRR favourite was only attended by two this year. Roger Taylor and Jocelyn Granger completed the off-road course in 1:52:31 and 2:07:17 respectively.
Parkrun 11th July
The Hallow 12 Parish Marathon Challenge
Beckie Hollowell, Darren Baldwin and Mark Garrett completed another beautiful challenged hosted by the Long Distance Walkers' Association on Saturday 11th July.
You know when a race has everything? The all new Desborough 10K was lovingly crafted by the organisers to include a beautiful course - mixed with fields and road, really friendly marshals, a great atmosphere from lots of local entrants, a really goo
Marathon number six of the year completed by John Eales at Potteries Marathon on Sunday 5th July. On a very undulating course, John finished in a time of 4:12:55. A well supported event and he will be back next year. Starts and finishes at the Britan
Parkrun 4th July
Northampton and Darlington South Park Parkrun
Black Country Half Marathon
Well done to Matt Brand for finishing the Black Country Half Marathon in 1:31:04. An off road point to point event following the canal route from Wolverhampton to Birmingham.