Long Eaton Running Club

At Long Eaton Running Club, we cater for all ages and abilities, from the 12 minute miler to the 12 miles an hour athlete. We run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, meeting at 6.30p.m. for an optional warm up session then start running at 7pm. We organise at least 2 different distances to cater for different abilities & if you are new a LERC member will stay with you so you won't get lost. After training, a few of us always go for a beer or two at a local pub, so please join us for a chat. Have a look around our site and if you fancy a run with us why not pop along one club night. We don't bite.

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The next event in the calendar is : Club runs (Tue 10th)

Club run (Sandiacre Doncaster Avenue - Winter Route - 5.50 miles);
Head North up Wilsthorpe Road. At the Eaton Farm roundabout carry straight on to Petersham Road. Continue along Longmoor Lane under the A52 to the traffic lights at Sandiacre. Turn left on Derby Road and take the first right onto King Edward Street. At the T junction with Doncaster Avenueturn left. Continue along Doncaster Avenue to the end. Turn left onto West Avenue and take the right hand fork onto Stevens Road. At the end of this road, turn right onto Derby Road. Take the last left turn before the M1 bridge turn left onto York Avenue. Take the first left hand fork onto Shaftesbury Avenue. At the T-juncyion with Lancaster Avenue turn left to lead on to Hayworth Road. On rejoining Longmoor Lane turn right and retrace the route back to WPLC [http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7425225]
Club run (Small Tour of Breaston - 3.90 miles);
Head North up Wilsthorpe Road. At the Eaton Farm roundabout turn left onto Derby Road. Turn right into Poplar Road. At the small grassed area, turn left and then right in order to continue up Poplar Road to Longmoor Lane and turn left. At The Navigation continue straight on along Stevens Lane. Continue to Draycott Road and turn left. Turn left onto Maylands Drive. Follow the road as it curves around to the right and joins Belmont Avenue. On rejoining Wilsthorpe Road, turn left and follow the main road back to the Eaton Farm roundabout to turn right onto Wilsthorpe road and return to WPLC. [http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7423860]

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Runner of the Month

Congratulations to Paul Wade
November has been the culmination of a superb year for Wadey, with a PB at the flood-affected Derby 10, meaning that he has now set a PB at every major distance this year!

This continues a sustained period of continuous improvement for Paul, stretching back to 2016 when he first joined LERC. Such results over time have often led to him receiving 'honourable mentions', but without ever receiving the accolade.

In February, at the Dave Denton midweek 5k, his first PB of the year came. Then in April, he excelled at both ends of the scale as 5 seconds was knocked off his mile time, at the Bannister Mile; and a 3:38 debut Marathon at Manchester.

At Holme Pierrepont, in the Notts Summer League race, Paul broke his 5m PB for the second time in 2019; over 10k, Wadey again lowered his PB on more than one occasion, with new bests set at Newark and Wilne, ending 2019 with a PB 2 minutes better; and also PB'd over the rarely ran 4 mile distance at 'The Run'.

Towards the end of the year, Paul has focussed his efforts on cracking some elusive PB's, uncharacteristically racing less, but his commitment and sacrifice has paid off, with some corking results.

At Worksop half, at the very end of October, on a traditionally tough course, Paul just dipped under 1:38:00 for the first time and then carrying this form through November, was able to again set a new PB.

Whilst this is not entirely November specific, the Captain's Committee were unanimous in choosing Paul's final PB, as well as continued commitment to LERC and self-improvement, as more than worthy of the Runner of the Month award.

Congratulations Paul, on a cracking November and blinding 2019. Good luck in your quest to now go and smash a sub-20, we know you've got it in you!

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November Runner of the Month - Paul Wade

Recent PBs

Amanda Larkin (21:58 for 5k), Paula Reason (30:43 for 5k)

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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