Tracey Griffiths
Club Chair

Newsletter Lite

Thanks to this weekend’s up and coming Thunder Run the newsletter will be delayed one week – but I thought a ‘lite’ edition would be good if only to keep you all updated about a couple of things!

It used to be that there were not many ‘race’ events in the Summer months but there seems to be a never ending stream of them, and it’s hard to keep up with who is doing what, where and when.

Please keep posting your updates on Facebook / Social Media – we love to see where you are and any future race event recommendations.

Those of you who have been to the club nights in the last couple of weeks will have experienced the slightly changed schedule – whereby we are providing more ‘structured’ training runs.

You can see the planned schedule on the website:

click here

The schedule will be updated periodically with additional social runs where we have run leaders available, so please keep an eye on the website…and if in doubt ask.

Mickleover running club
Sat 28th July // 2pm – until the pubs close!

The first annual MRC Pub-a-Thon. 12 Miles, 6 Drinks, James Upton leading.

What can possibly go wrong. Join for some or all…

Open to all abilities, but a strong bladder is highly recommended!

20th – 22nd July….Not doing much this weekend?

Well, you could head to Elvaston Castle on Friday night and cheer on your fellow MRC members at the Tara Kindle 10k.

Saturday and/or Sunday head across to Catton, Walton on Trent, and cheer on our two teams running in the Thunder run 24 hour relay event.

Club Secretary


Next Tour date is 28th July 2018, at Rosliston.

Rosliston Forestry Centre,
Burton Road,
DE12 8JX.

Car share encouraged. 

click here for more info.
John and Adrian take on Bonnie Prince Charlie

John and Adrian are going to on a pub crawl along Bonnie Prince Charlie route from Ashbourne to Mickleover on Saturday Sept 8 – about 13 miles.

Adrian wants to do this ‘Because I’ve only run 10K distances for about the last two years, we shall be talking it easy and after carrying out a full health and safety assessment have decided that due to the abnormal weather conditions, several drinks stations will be required along the route for frequent rehydration.

These are likely to coincide with The shoulder of Mutton (Osmaston), The Saracen’s Head (Shirley), The Cow (Dalbury Lees) and The Great Northern (Mickleover).

If anyone would like to join us on the run you are more than welcome’. Just let either John or Adrian know via Facebook or have a chat at a club run.

Alan & Vicki
(XC Capts.)

Races, Results and Events Update
Brief run down on some results:
Colin Potter 10K
Another very hot and humid evening for this event, but it didn’t stop 4 members running: Steve Richardson 1st home for the club in 44.46, Paul Dolman next in 48.11, Phil Scope in 48.58 and Giovanni finished in 52.15.
Hayleys Cancer fight 10k
A run from Pride park align the river had both Beckie Yates and Paul Dolman running – can’t see any formal results as yet, but well one on the 2 of them supporting this event and the cause it is for.
Click Here to donate
Brooksie’s Bash
Tracey Griffiths, Jo Shakespeare and myself took part on this 10mile off road event.

Small, but very enjoyable event, fantastic countryside and very different from the hard push that a lot of the road races seem to be.

Upcoming Running Events

Brassington Fell Race
26th July
To enter Click Here.

Pigs 10k
1st Aug. 2018
Enter on the night, for more info. Click Here.

Erewash Half
18th Aug. 2018
To enter Click Here.

Wilne 10k
2nd Sept. 2018
To enter Click Here now as only a few places left!. This is part of the Derby Run Series & Club Championship.

Lichfield 10k
9th September
To enter Click Here

Great North Run
9th September
Various members will be running in this mass event

Loch Ness Marathon
23rd September
who will win Tracey or Nessie? (Editors Note: Nessie!!)

Robin Hood Half
30th September
To enter Click Here.

Shelton 10K
7th October:
To enter Click Here, part of the Derby Run Series and Club Champs.

Chester Marathon
7th October:
To enter Click Here.

Leicester Half & Full Marathon
14th October:
To enter Click Here.

Yorkshire Marathon
14th October:
To enter Click Here.

Manchester Half Marathon
14th October:
To enter Click Here.

Clubs Autumn 5K TT
16th October:
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Derby 10 Mile
25th November // NEW DATE!
To enter Click Here.

Robert Humber