This Sunday, many of us will be enjoying the last long run of our Brighton training schedule by running from Richmond along the river back to Talacre. Why don’t you come and join us? Its 20 miles, but you can easily cut it short, for example if you stop at Westminster you will have done about 13 miles (and the nicest 13 miles at that). As long as you start running the right way down the river, it is pretty much impossible to get lost. We can have lots of pace groups even if some of them won’t have done the route before. We’ll head to the pub afterwards, obviously. We’ll set off from Richmond station at 10:15. Use this post on Facebook for any questions.
We have two requests this week. First, if you fancy a slightly shorter run tomorrow night, please contact Stephen (email@example.com) as we are a little short-handed for tomorrow night's session. The plan is to run about 5-6km in about 35-40 minutes.
Secondly, as next week is the last run for the current Beginners Group, there are a couple of celebrations happening to mark the occasion. We'll be going to the pub after our run next week, and some of the runners will be doing Finsbury Park parkrun on Saturday 25th March. It would be great to have a few friendly faces there to cheer them on, especially as a couple have already joined the club and will be making their debut run in their new Chasers vest!
This Tuesday's coaching provides two types of sessions - one for people training for 10K and upwards and one aimed more for shorter distances and the Southern Athletics League (SAL). Both disciplines include warm-up drills, strides and stretches at the end. The main set for the longer distances comprises intervals at LT with shorter 5k efforts and jog recoveries. The shorter distances set comprises LT then short hills reps with walk down recoveries and LT to finish. Easy run/jog to and from Primrose Hill. Suitable and adapted as necessary for all levels.
Michele Griffiths will be running the Paris Marathon for the British Cross. A link to her fundraising page can be found here.
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Did you know that the events calendar can send events straight to your outlook calendar? Why not get the Summer League dates into your diary now? The Summer League races (not to be confused with the Regent's Park summer series) are free inter-club events, no sign-up required. There's a picnic, and kids races too.
In running, the longer the distance, the smaller the gap becomes between the fastest women and the fastest men. The women's marathon world record is just 13 minutes behind the men's, despite women only being allowed to run marathons less than 50 years ago. In ultramarathons, women regularly match and beat men.
Some of you might be interested in this documentary about last year's Western States 100 mile race, and the women who competed in it. It is inspiring and exiting to watch the boundaries that some people will push. Watch it here.
Here's whats happening over the next few weeks other than our usual Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday runs. You can find our full calendar on the website.
|Sun 26 Mar 2017||Gade Valley 20 Mile Marathon Training Run||Road|
|Sun 2 Apr 2017||Paddock Wood Half Marathon||Road|
|Sun 9 Apr 2017||Brighton Marathon||Road|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sat 15 Apr 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 1. Parliament Hill||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 20 May 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 2. St Albans||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 17 Jun 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 3. Lee Valley||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 8 Jul 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 4. Mile End||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 19 Aug 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 5. Parliament Hill||Track||Sign up to run|
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|1500||Andrea Sanders-Reece 6:22.41, 2|
|Alexandra Palace||Mike Hurford 20:25, 12 (1)|
|Daniel Berry 20:35, 13 (1)|
|Burgess Park||Simon Fitzmaurice 18:27, 10 NEW PB|
|Dalby Forest||Russ Hall 20:04, 6 (1)|
|Dulwich||Brandon Leung 19:11, 21|
|Finsbury Park||Eamon Byrne 23:05, 83|
|michele Griffiths 25:19, 134 (1)|
|Hampstead Heath||John Armstrong 19:41, 4|
|Alon Caspi 27:44, 156|
|Alice Sullivan 30:08, 216|
|Highbury Fields||Lucy Fox 21:06, 44 (1)|
|Georg Isola 23:24, 111|
|Jennifer Moore 40:59, 263|
|Northampton||Andy Myers 22:42, 92|
|Oak Hill Park||Aideen Dunne 27:36, 95 NEW PB|
|Rickmansworth||Matt Thomas 19:19, 15|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 39:29, 66 (1)|
|20MMT||John Mehrzad 2:16:41 (2:16:41), 24|
|10K||Kelly Thorneycroft 37:19 (37:17), 19 NEW PB|
|Stephen Nash 37:28 (37:24), 23 (6) NEW PB|
|Myles Preston 37:27 (37:27), 22 NEW PB|
|Simon Fitzmaurice 42:32 (42:18), 59|
|Peter Faulkner 44:57 (44:37), 91 NEW PB|
|Russ Hall 44:59 (44:45), 92|
|Hannah Jean McQuarrie 48:30 (48:15), 138|
|Eamon Byrne 49:17 (48:59), 159 (17)|
|Paul Matthews 54:04 (53:43), 234 (2)|
|Philip West 54:59 (54:39), 244 (8)|
|Suzanne Janes 55:30 (54:57), 249|
|Karen Baker 55:49 (55:02), 252|
|Simon Fuller 58:11 (57:22), 277 (33)|
|Michael Teixeira 58:12 (57:40), 278 (49)|
|Lizzy Muggeridge 60:03 (59:13), 295 (28)|
|HM||Kyle Kearns 01:42:27 (01:33:55), 3344 NEW PB|
|1500||Andrea Sanders-Reece 6:15.00, 3|
|8KXC||Kelly Thorneycroft 34:01, 89|
|10K||Michael Shelton 40:30 (40:25), 58 (13) NEW PB|
|HM||Simone Stoppa 01:32:44 (01:31:57), 269 (211) NEW PB|
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