Mornington Chasers Newsletter
22 November 2015
- Christmas Party
- Cross Country update
- Indoor track season
- Winter Series, help needed
- Sessions this week
- Race results & reports
Newsletter 22 November
FOR DETAILS ABOUT ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, DATES ETC please go to the club website http://www.chaser.me.uk
CHASERS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas party on the website. December 4 at the Grafton - £10.50 including food and a drink. It's our main social event of the year and a good opportunity to celebrate all our successes through the year. Partners and friends welcome. Buy your ticket at https://www.chaser.me.uk/news/store.php
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE
The race of the XC calendar is the the annual championships on Parliament Hill on Sat 30 Jan. The distances are 15km for Men, 8km for ladies on what is a challenging, beautiful and rewarding course.
This is a really great race on the Hampstead Heath and if you can't run, I suggest you come down to support and watch some of the countries finest runners in action.
Please sign up on the Chaser site at http://chaser.me.uk/news/calendar.php, including full name, DOB, and England Athletics Number by no later than the 6th December. If you are a new member and don't yet have an EA number, please get in touch ASAP to sort this out in time.
5 December 2015 Met League, Wormwood scubs (no sign up required)
9 January 2016 Middlesex Champs, Wormwood Scrubs - sign up by 13 December (must have a Middlesex postcode)
30 January 2016 SEAA Main Champs, Parliament Hill - sign up by no later than 6 December
INDOOR TRACK SEASON
Indoor track events are a terrific way to keep focussed and add targets to winter training. Below are the first few open events that may be of interest - there are plenty more in the new year whether you are staying in London or visiting friends and family around the country (or just fancy a trip out). If you are over 35 masters events are also available to you. Please talk to Andrea if you would like more info or email email@example.com.
EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES, Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Sunday 13 December, entries close Monday 7 December. For details and entry form: https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/lee-valley-athletics-centre/#competition-entry-forms
NEW YEAR OPEN INDOOR MEETING, Lee Valley, Friday 1 January, entries close 27 December but you can sign up on the day if events are not filled. Events 60m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m and Shot. For details and entry form: https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/lee-valley-open-meeting/
EHAC METASWITCH INDOOR GAMES, Lee Valley, Sunday 3 January, entries close 23 December. Further information and to download entry form https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/go/lee-valley-athletics-centre/#competition-entry-forms
CLUB WINTER SERIES 10K IN REGENT'S PARK
Members are needed to marshal the next four races in our winter series. These races are essential to help keep our membership fees low and provide the many benefits that we all enjoy. And if you need an extra incentive above the warm feeling that volunteering and cheering the runners provides, you also get free entry to one of the races. Marshalling is just one of the many ways you can be involved with the club. Please let Alice know if you would like to volunteer.
THIS WEEK'S SESSIONS:
Tuesday - Cross country coached session with Avril
- Various pace runs at various distances
- Couch to 5K
Thursday - Track with Andrea
Sunday long run - see Facebook for paces/distances
The coached session details are usually posted on our Facebook page on the day.
For more details about runs on Tuesdays and across the week, cycle rides and reps plus our couch to 5K programme for non-members please see the club website or Facebook page.
To include your results in the newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. A brief description of what you thought of the race and if you would recommend it to others would be great too, but not essential. There is no need to send results from Club races such as Summer League, Southern Athletics League and Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League as these are gathered by the team captains/event managers.
MET LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY, STEVENAGE, 7 NOVEMBER
78 Annaka Charters
81 Fiona Russell
119 Anna Waterman
138 Sarah Brogden
143 Nicola Heron
163 Maki Kimura
181 Rafaële Lamour
184 Lizzy Simpson
159 Wiliam McNulty 00:35:53
173 Richard Silverton 00:36:14
202 Ian Girling 00:37:10
368 Dave Nelson 00:43:29
SEAA LONDON CHAMPS CROSS COUNTRY, 14 NOVEMBER
18 Kelly Thorneycroft 00:25:19
106 Sarah Whittaker Axton 00:28:59
122 Anna Waterman 00:29:51
142 Jacinda Kemps 00:30:45
145 Aideen Dunne 00:31:12
148 Julia Groves 00:31:30
150 Heather Marshal 00:31:36
151 Maki Kimura 00:31:48
121 Dave Glencross 00:40:31
125 Jeff Bannister 00:40:36
220 Sotoris Georgiopolous 00:44:23
221 Fabrizio Sidoli 00:44:25
NORTH LONDON COUNTY XC CHAMPIONSHIPS, HACKNEY MARSHES, 21 NOVEMBER
3 Kelly Thorneycroft
12 Annaka Charters
24 Fiona Russell
33 Anna Waterman
48 Heather Marshal
49 Maki Kimura
55 Rafaelle Lamour
18 Will McNulty
32 Jeff Bannister
88 Alistair Emmett
91 Daniel Hedley
94 Dave Nelson
WIMBLEDON HALF MARATHON, 22 NOVEMBER
"2 laps, mainly on road and flat, with one medium hill (down and up). Friendly and generally efficient marshalling. Overall a nice course, and though the weather was cold, it was perfect for running once we got moving. My 12th of the year - now time for December excess :-)"
Ben Barker 1:30:24
MORNINGTON CHASERS ONLINE
Join the club's Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/morningtonchasers/) or follow us on Twitter: @chasersldn
For those of you who are on STRAVA, we have a Mornington Chasers STRAVA group (https://www.strava.com/clubs/mornington-chasers). Members can like each other's activities, comment on them or simply see what others are doing.