Long Eaton Running Club

Long Eaton Running Club is a friendly running club with over 200 members.

We are a diverse group. We have notable success in helping to get people in the local area running through the Couch-to-5k programme, we are enthusiastic supporters of our local parkrun, and we are very successful in local competition.

Club nights are on Tuesday and Thursday each week; meeting at West Park Leisure Centre from 6.15pm, with the run commencing at 6.30pm. There are usually at least two options for distance and, if you are new to the club, you will be paired with a similar-paced runner to make sure you don’t get lost.

We offer FREE trial membership for 4 weeks. So; if you fancy a run with us, just drop us a message to let us know you will be coming along and then make yourself known when you arrive.

To get a feel for what the club is like ahead of your visit, please take a look around this website or our public-facing page.

Read more about us here


The next event in the calendar is : Summer League: BDL Derby Runner League #1 - Teversal

Summer League: Derby Runner League #1 - Teversal. Hosted by Sutton

Arrangements for race day:

Car parking is in the field which can be accessed by Coppywood Close. Do not use the main Visitor Centre car park as this is reserved for football and other users. Please car share if possible, as a high turnout is expected. Race start is 7.15pm so please allow time to get to start as it is 5 minutes walk from the car park.

Toilets are available in the visitor centre and the bowling club opposite, please use them with respect. The visitor centre will also be open for refreshments.

The start is at the old railway station platform a few minutes walk from the visitor centre and the finish is on the grass at the side of the visitor centre car park. The Finish line is at the start of the funnel where the timekeepers will be positioned. Tokens will be handed out at the end of the funnel.

The course will be marshalled and there are a couple of roads to cross so follow marshal's instructions. At points on the course where roads are crossed follow paths up to gates and also down other side to trails.      

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Runner of the Month

Congratulations to Peter Mills
Congratulations to Pete Mills, who is our October ROTM. Pete is a new member of our running club, as he only joined us in April 2022, after graduating from the C25K.

But during this period he’s thrown himself into everything. He’s been a regular at club nights and the current C25K, plus lots of private training, as well as entering a full variety of races, including road, cross country and fell running, over a wide range of distances.

This has all enabled him to improve rapidly, month by month. All together he’s covered 135 miles since joining – just racing! (23 races in total). Not a bad introduction!

Here are Pete best times so far see below.

Pete Mills started his October racing with an impressive new PB at the Shelton Striders 10K, smashing his previous best (set just a month before at Wilne) by nearly a minute.

This was followed up by a strong showing at Markeaton Park in the very challenging North Midlands Cross Country League race.

The following weekend brought a trip to Buxton as the sole LERC representative at the Windgather Fell Race. This ‘category B long’ fell race is a half marathon+ over tough terrain & with 2,500 feet of ascent, including Shining Tor.

After sunshine at Markeaton, Pete battled some filthy weather to come home in a tremendous time, just outside 2hrs 20.

To round off the month Pete excelled at the undulating Worksop Half Marathon, taking another 7 minutes off his previous HM time!

Pete is also a member of the LERC committee as a Welfare officer, so please get in touch with him if you have been affected by any of this report!

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Pete Mills ROTM OCT 2022

Recent PBs

Wendy Lauberts (54:59 for 10k), Kim Chant (2:57:45 for 20m), Tracey Dennis (3:52:08 for 20m), Marc Kinch (2:54:13 for 20m), Elizabeth Lakin (2:53:39 for 20m), Paul Williams (2:14:49 for 20m), Corrine Stevenson (55:46 for 10k), Stephen Williams (24:52 for 5k), Mark Boot (1:12:57 for a half marathon)

Our Races

Long Eaton Running Club organises 'The Nomad Ultra' each year - click for more information;

The Nomad Ultra - 50 miles, 50km and relay [external site]
The Long Eaton 5 - Historical results
The Long Eaton 2 - The Fun Run - Historical results


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