Welcome to the newsletter of Coventry Runner. As well as providing news and information from the running scene in and around Coventry, you will find all of the latest product and shop news here. We'd also like to here from you so please send any news to enquiries@coventryrunner.co.uk. and we'll do our best to include it.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Warwickshire 3000m Track Championships - Wednesday 5th August 2015

Details of entry process for Warwickshire 3000m Track Championship:

3000m Track Championships and open graded races at Edmondscote Stadium, Leamington Spa

on Wednesday 5th August 2015 PROSPECTUS
The meeting will host some open graded 200m races, open graded 800m races, and the Warwickshire County 3000m Championships.
The meeting will be supported by electronic timing and photo finish equipment.
Medals will be awarded to the first three in each gender and age group (U15, U17, U20, Senior) regardless of the number of entries.

Open graded 200m races
Open graded 800m races County 3000m Championships

Open Graded Races
opens 17.30
First race at 19.00 with slowest race first
First race at 19.30 with slowest race first
First race at 20.00.
Detailed timetable to be published once entries close

The entry fee is £4 per race
There is no need to pre-enter in any way. Turn up, pay £4 to get a number then run These races are open to any athlete.
200m races
entries close at 18.30. Races start at 19.00 with the slowest race first. 800m races entries close at 18.45. Races start at 19.30 with the slowest race first.
Warwickshire County 3000m Championships
First race starts at 20.00. Detailed timetable will be published once entries have closed. These races must be pre-entered by Monday 3rd August and entries on the night will not be
accepted. Athletes must be affiliated to Warwickshire as defined under UKA rules and be in the U15 age group or older.
The organisers prefer that you enter on line but paper entry forms are available.

To enter on line; cut and paste the lines below into an e-mail, add the answers then send to Ray.Morgan1@btinternet.com. Pay by BACS transfer. All entries will be acknowledged. If you don’t get an acknowledgement then your entry has not been received and you may not run.
Athletes Name?
Address and postcode?
Phone number ?
County qualification by Birth, Redidence, or HM Forces?) Gender (Male or Female)?
Date of Birth?
Age group (U15, U17, U20, Senior)?
Club (or School) ?
EA number ?

The fee is £4 payable by BACS transfer to Warwickshire County AA,
sort code 30-97-78, account number 51189160 Put the athletes name in the reference.
Entries for athletes aged under 16 years old must be made and paid for by their parent or guardian.

Address any queries to your Club or County Secretary or e-mail: Secretary@WarwickshireCountyAA.co.uk
Do NOT call the stadium or Midland Counties - they cannot help you with this event. 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Autumnal Five - Wednesday 19th August 6.45pm

Coventry Godiva's popular Autumnal 5 Mile Road Race takes place on Wednesday 19th August at the now regular venue of the War Memorial Park.
The race start is 6.45pm and advanced entry fees are £8 (affiliated) and £10 (non-affiliated). Further details and entry form are available at http://www.coventry-godiva-harriers.org.uk

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Mizuno Day at Coventry Runner - This Saturday 8 November 2014

There's  a special day planned for this Saturday at Coventry Runner.

To start we've got some very special offers on Mizuno shoes and courtesy of the kind people at Mizuno, we've also got free running socks to give away with any Mizuno shoe purchase!

In addition, we've been having a bit of a sort-out and will have clearance discounts on a range of shoes and clothing. We need to make room for new stock and with discounts of up to 50%, there'll be some fantastic bargains.

Aside from all of this we have lots of exciting products newly arrived for the Winter season. From the latest road shoes, from Nike, ASICS, Adidas, Brooks and Saucony, via racing shoes, off-road shoes and cross-country spikes, to running tights, tops, jackets and gloves for those colder days, there's something for everyone.

As always there'll be plenty of running chat and lots of tea and coffee to make you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a great day.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Perfect Preparation for Winter Cross-Country Season

According to organisers, the choice is yours: Have the perfect start to Winter Cross-Country Racing or simply have an enjoyable time in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside.

The Welcombe Wobbler 10k & Trembler 5k take place on the same scenic, (mainly) off-road course, with two laps for the Wobbler and one lap for the Trembler.  The races take place on Sunday 19th October 2014, start at 11am and the race HQ is Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre. To add to the fun, the main race(s) are preceded by a free family fun run at 10.30am.

Further details at http://www.stratfordac.co.uk/pages/welcomexc

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

New 'Kids Run Free' Event Starts this Weekend in Bedworth

A brand new 'Kids Run Free' event starts this weekend (2 August 2014) and will take place on the first Saturday of every month in Bedworth.

The event will feature a series of races for under 16s, over distances ranging from 50m to 1km+ and will take place at Bedworth Cricket Club, Miners Welfare Park, Rye Piece Ringway, CV12 8JH.

Although the races start at 9am, runners are requested to arrive by 8.45am for warm-ups.

With all welcome, from toddlers to teenagers and no running experience required, great fun is promised for all of the family.

To register or for more information on Kids Run Free, visit www.kidsrunfree.co.uk

Friday, 18 July 2014

World's Best Paralympians Star In Coventry Godiva Classic Meeting This Weekend

This weekend sees the staging of the third Coventry Godiva Classic at the Coventry athletics track and this year's event promises to be a showcase of wheelchair racing, with 26 London Paralympic stars due to compete. 
Among them will be double Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft who will take part alongside a host of other internationals, using the competition as a warm up for this month's Commonwealth Games.
Event organiser and Coach, Job King, said of the event: 
“Our first Classic was in the lead up to the London 2012, a small, but successful evening competition that helped forge its reputation for fast times and a friendly welcome.
Just two years on it is a privilege to host some of the world’s finest Wheelchair athletes – especially the Australian Commonwealth Games team – plus athletes from Holland, USA, Wales, Northern Ireland, Cornwall and the North East.

"The meet isn’t just Paralympic sport, but a ‘Parallel Success’ competition embracing Godiva Kids, Club Sprinters, Midland & Warwickshire 3000m Championships....lot’s going on, all thanks to support from officials and volunteers who I hope will enjoy the experience as much as the athletes!”       

Carrying on the legacy of London 2012, the Godiva Classic meeting is designed to provides an opportunity for local young athletes to experience their first competition and recognise the benefits of the coaching and equipment provided by Coventry Godiva Harriers. 
Alongside the Godiva Kids competition the weekend will also feature a complete line-up of Under 11 wheelchair racers from across the UK.

The Coventry club is now recognised as one of the four UK centres for wheelchair racing excellence, and on Saturday 19th July, the competition will also see the opening of its dedicated wheelchair training and storage centre.  Thanks to a series of charitable donations, the club will take possession of five new racing chairs specially modified to allow local youngsters to trial the sport for the first time.

The competition starts on Saturday 19 July between 17:00 – 20:00 and continues on Sunday 20 July between 10:00 – 15:00.  Entrance to the track is free with further details on the Coventry Godiva Harriers club website - http://www.coventry-godiva-harriers.org.uk/classic.htm.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Sphinx AC 30th Anniversary Relay Race

Sphinx Athletics Club have sent out an invitation to local runners asking them to help celebrate their 30th anniversary with a relay race.

The Sphinx AC 30th Anniversary Relay Race is to take place on Thursday 3rd July at Copsewood Sports and Social Club, Allard Way, Coventry, CV3 1HS.

There will be 3 races on the night - Mens', Womens' and Mixed and although there is no limit on the number of teams, each team will need 4 runners, each running a leg of approximately 1 mile.

As the emphasis is on celebration, the race is free to enter and food will be available to assist post race recuperation.

The first race will start at 7.15pm and those planning to run are asked to confirm team details to chairman@sphinx.org.uk.