We are a friendly club based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. No matter what your aims or goals are, whether it is for keeping fit, losing weight, joining in our social groups or running to be competitive, we can help! Training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6.30 at Wrenn School, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2JJ.

London Marathon club ballot

With the London Marathon ballot announcements on the horizon, this post is to explain the Club’s London Marathon ballot draw for those who may not know about it or how it works.
The ballot enables those unsuccessful in the general VLM ballot to get one of the Club’s places.  
To qualify you need to have been a member of the club on April 1st 2014. Anyone who joined later than this will unfortunately not be eligible this year.  You also MUST have a VLM 2016 rejection slip in order to ender the ballot.  You cannot qualify for the extra entries into the ballot unless you satisfy this requirement. It is a condition of the ballot (along with club membership since April 2014)  that any entrant has a VLM 2016 rejection slip.
This year, due to some ballot entrants entrants being notified over email instead of receiving a magazine, the club will accept either a postal rejection slip or a printed email stating that you were unsuccessful in the public ballot this year.  This slip/email MUST be given to Steph before the draw. (Date TBC)
You can then obtain up to three entries into the Club’s ballot in the following ways:-
  1. Have a rejection slip from VLM 2015 (1 entry).
  2. Marshal the Welly 5 2014 OR have run for the club in one of the Northants Road Running League races in Summer 2014. (1 entry).
  3. Run 5 or more of the Northants Road Running League races for the club in Summer 2014 (1 entry).
In total you can obtain up to three entries into the WDAC ballot.
Keep your eyes peeled for the date on which the ballot will be drawn, to be announced nearer the time.
Any questions, please direct them to club captains.

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Chiltern Cross-Country League

The club has entered an additional Cross Country League this year- the Chiltern League. This league has both a senior and a junior race and is similar to the Three Counties League which the club enters.

The fixtures are below. The Club is planning on asking for a contribution from members who attend any of these races to cover the costs of entry the Club has to pay. This amount will be confirmed shortly but will be nominal (under £4). The 3 Counties league will remain free of charge to members.

10 October-Keysoe Equestrian Centre
7 November-Teardrop Lake, Milton Keynes
5 December-Culham, Oxfordshire
16 January-Wigmore Valley, Luton
13 February-Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Senior Ladies race starts at 13.15 with Senior Men at 14.00. Juniors (depending on age) are from 11.30 onwards. All of the events are on Saturdays.

Anyone wishing to run for the club in this league will need to sign a declaration in the week before the race. This will need to be submitted to the race director so these will be at the club in the week before the race for both junior and senior members to sign.

More information can be found here: http://www.chilternccl.co.uk/. We have only been provided with a little information so far and when we receive more, it shall be passed on. If you have any questions, please let Steph know and she will do her best to answer them.

Cross-country season 2015

The 2015/16 cross-country fixtures have been announced. If you wish to run in any of the events, please fill in the forms that will be on the signing in tables on Tuesday or Thursday this week. All names have to be declared by September 24th.

If you cannot get to the School for training but still wish to enter the cross-country league this season, please email Alan so that he can add your name to the list.

As Wellingborough are hosting the first event on October 25th, we need helpers.  Please add your name to the green forms which can also be found on the tables at the school on training nights.

Key Storage

The key storage boxes at running club on Tuesdays and Thursdays will close at 6.25pm prompt. This is so that Alan has time to put away the boxes and lead group 5 out on a run. If you want your keys storing whilst you are running, please ensure they are in the boxes by 6.25pm.


This is effective from this evening.

Wellingborough 5 Provisional Results

Provisional results for the Wellingborough 5 can be found on the timing site.

Final results will be published on the Wellingborough 5 page once available.


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