Post run club pub nights resume this evening at Tapping the Admiral as it's the first Tuesday of the month. The food is good, the beer is excellent and everyone loves Nelson the cat.
We have booked a coach to take everyone to the Paddock Wood half marathon on Sunday 5 September. Please sign up here to secure your place on the coach. If you are a new member and would like to take part, then entries for the race are still open - click here for information. It is a flat, fast half marathon in Kent.
Click here for updated information (including transport) on the next Summer League fixture at Dulwich on Sunday 15 August.
If you fancy volunteering to help out with Beginners, weeks 3 to 8 are now in the calendar. If you do sign up, just make sure you sign up to 'volunteer' and not to 'run'.
Some of the volunteer slots are already full, but you can comment on the event listing if you're up for being a back-up.
The London Landmarks Half Marathon is the largest race in the capital since The Big Half last March. I got the place from work about a month ago and had forgotten about it. Most of my training had been for the Stag Mile and shorter races so I was quite unprepared. In the weeks before the race I had received a flurry of emails about the ‘amazing activations’ on the route on the theme of ‘lockdown life’ which both amused me and depressed me in equal measure. Why anybody would want to recall empty shelves and zoom quizzes was beyond me.
On the day I felt very different. Even the journey to the start line I felt that excitement that only large events can provide as thousands of people were getting together to raise money for great charities, to achieve a time goal or just to get round the course. I guess for us running club folk we mainly focus on what our time will be and whether we will achieve that elusive personal best that we’ve been chasing but it was great to see that there are a million other things that people race for.
The start line was separated into various ‘waves’ with wacky names. I was in ‘Lightning’ but if I had put a slower time I could have been in ‘Mexican’ or ‘Rainbow’. It was fantastic to line up with thousands of people again and the atmosphere took away all my cynicism. The ‘clapping for carers’ bridge and the ‘zoom quiz corners’ weren’t really a thing. I only noticed someone dressed as a loo roll dancing around with an empty trolley in a very awkward British manner. I finished the race feeling full of joy mainly from being around so many inspirational people. London has taken a battering over the last year or so, but I was reminded what a beautiful place it was and how a race can bring people together in a very unique way.
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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.
15/08/2021 Southern Athletics League Fixture 3 - Perivale
Join - deadline 2021-08-12
15/08/2021 Summer League - Dulwich (Confirmed
22/08/2021 Summer League - Battersea Park (provisional)
14/08/2021 No Saturday Morning Track - race weekend
21/08/2021 No Saturday Morning Track - race weekend
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
02/10/2021 Chingford League Race 2- XC Venue TBC
Sign Up to Run
Sign Up To Run - deadline 2021-09-25
03/10/2021 London Marathon Elite drinks volunteering
05/09/2021 Paddock Wood Coach
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|Burgess Park||Charlotte Lightowler 26:31 (26:31), 167 (11) [55.69%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Paul Sant 00:21:30, 20 (1) [65.12%]|
|10K||David Stark 00:41:16 (00:41:16) [64.86%]|
|Ally Pally||Mike Hurford 20:56, 11 (1) [77.55%]|
|Ashton Court||Simon Fitzmaurice 20:42, 19 [63.77%]|
|Canons Park||Meryl Walker 39:04, 122 [46.89%]|
|Eastbourne||Myles Preston BA (Hons), CIMA (Cert), GDL, LPC, PGCE, MA, MSc, A* A Level in Government and Politics 17:42, 2 (1) [74.95%]|
|Eastville||Daniel Berry 21:54, 56 [72.30%]|
|Finsbury Park||David Stark 00:20:20 (00:20:20), 31 [64.34%]|
|Juliette Westbrook 22:54, 85 (1) [64.48%] NEW PB|
|michele griffiths 27:14, 182 [64.93%]|
|Stephen West 30:33, 237 [47.19%]|
|Guildford||John Bickley 43:24, 466 [38.71%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Brandon Leung 22:10, 43 [63.16%]|
|Sarah Funderburk 26:31, 108 [56.88%]|
|Alex Renton 26:33, 109 [52.73%]|
|Abdul Salam 26:38, 114 [53.38%]|
|Rebecca Taylor 27:19, 130 (1) [58.02%]|
|Alon Caspi 32:27, 193 [50.44%]|
|Highbury Fields||David Renton 22:30, 57 [64.59%]|
|Lizzy Muggeridge 1:06:54, 237 [23.92%]|
|Littlehampton Prom||Rafaele Lamour 28:31, 70 [57.92%]|
|Northala Fields||Nicola Payne 19:26, 9 (1) [75.99%] NEW PB|
|Rugby||Nicola Heron 24:13, 49 (1) [61.80%]|
|Valentines||Paul Matthews 27:16, 65 (1) [72.74%]|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 39:40, 92 (1) [62.18%]|
|Mar||Eamon Byrne 05:57:43 (05:57:37), 51 (14) [40.84%]|
|MarMT||Eamon Byrne 5:57:37, 51 (14) [40.84%]|
|10K||Nitesh Thakrar 49:59, 62 (2) [65.62%] NEW PB|
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