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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

10 May 2015

10 May 2015

Club News
Club clothing, vests and hoodies
This week's training
Summer League
Triathlon England London League
Track racing and Southern Athletics League
Race results and brief reports


A fabulous weekend for getting the Mornington Chasers name out there!

Races around the country saw the Chaser colours out in great numbers - in fact more members running the Hackney Half than the London Marathon. Perfect conditions too for the Crystal Palace Triathlon. See results below.

Special thanks to Anna who has designed fab new posters and flyers to promote the club and attract new members and to Seb who was out and about with these in the Camden area on Saturday. Please speak to Seb if you would like to help with distribution.

Corrrection to last week's newsletter. The next Southern Athletics League meeting is 31 May, so unfortunately it clashes with the Summer League. If you would like to be part of the athletics team please contact Kelly athletics@chaser.me.uk 

The first Summer League is in Dulwich Park and is a 5 mile race (originally 10K but reduced distance due to work in the park), with children's races, relays, a picnic feast and awards for 2014. No need to pre-register for this.

For more upcoming events and races please visit the EVENTS LISTING on our website where you can sort by type of race. www.chaser.me.uk

As a paid up member of the Mornington Chasers you get to own and wear our distinctive club vest. The Club also has hoodies for sale at £20.00 - a most useful item for keeping warm at cross country and on cool summer days.

Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Andrea. The second in a series of three sessions throughout May with Summer League distances in mind, designed to work on pacing and racing - suitable for all levels.
Choice of summer runs which may include, across Hampstead Heath and beyond, The Regent's Park or Madame Tussauds, from 5 to 6 or up to 10 miles at various speeds depending on who is available to lead the groups.
Potential new members are welcome to try us out on a Tuesday night. Please introduce yourself to the team captain announcing the runs who can place you with a suitably paced group.
Tea and biscuits after the run on the Mezzanine Level at Talacre.

Yoga - club subsidised yoga class, 1900 to 2000 at Talacre. Led by runner and yoga teacher Amy, yoga is the perfect way to complement your running. £5 for members and £8.00 for non-members. Sign-up at http://goo.gl/4b3cLl

Sessions run by our coach Tom Craggs are for all members and are designed to develop and inspire excellence whatever your chosen discipline. Tom has recently coached several members to impressive personal best times and competition results in a mix of events, distances and championships.
14 May - TRACK, 21 May - HILLS, 28 May - TRACK

Long run – these runs are generally for members who can run a minimum of 10 miles non-stop. Except when there are Summer League races taking place, runs from Talacre on Sunday mornings usually start at 0900. Please check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info as times and pace groups do vary.

The first race this year is at Dulwich Park on 31 May and is a 5-mile race for adults plus the usual junior races, relays, picnic and prize giving for 2014 season.

Triathlon England London League
We are one of the participating clubs in the Triathlon England London League. Please visit the club website for details of the races or www.triathlonengland.org.uk

Hannah is planning various BIKE SESSIONS: Wednesday 06:30 Swains Lane loops to Highgate, 45-50 mile cycle ride next Sunday starting at Talacre at 08:30 at around 12-14 mph pace. Please contact Hannah if you are interested in joining either of these sessions.

Kelly Thorneycroft is organising our debut season in the SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE. We join in Division 3 NE. The next meeting is Sunday 31 May.

For further details please contact Kelly (athletics@chaser.me.uk) and visit www.southernathletics.org.uk for a list of all the events, past results and more.

If you are aged over 35 you can race in 'Masters' events. Our regional club which provides affiliation to British Masters Athletics Federation and opens up the opportunity to participate in national and international events, is Veterans AC, www.vetsac.org.uk for details.

To include your results in the newsletter please email Andrea (newsletter@chaser.me.uk) 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.

FEN DRAYTON 10K, Sunday 3 May
'Almost flat, mixed terrain through the Fen Drayton lakes and along the guided busway.'
John Bickley 1:09:12

'10am start great for a bank holiday Monday. A bit hillier than expected.'
Danielle Smreczak 1:44:54

Sprint: 750m swim, 20K cycle, 5K run
4th Race in the London Triathlon League for 2015. Well organised event at this iconic venue that sends tingles down the spine. 50m pool swim. Hilly and lovely swooping curves for 9 lap cycle course. run in the park with 1.5 laps of track to complete the race.
Andrea Sanders-Reece 1:28:21 (16:10; 2:31; 44:43; 1:17; 23:40)
Hannah McQuarrie 1:34:30 (17:00; 3:36; 46:46; 1:45; 25:24)
Lizzy Muggeridge 1:49:07 (22:06; 4:07; 52:31; 2:18; 28:07)

A fantastic turnout of Chasers for this 'local' event.
These are all chip times.
Tom Craggs 1:15:29
Phil Tysoe 1:22:14
Ronan Hoare 1:22:49
Karl Baddeley 1:26:06
Gary Clarke 1:27:55
Adrian Cathersides 1:28:33
David Hidasi 1:28:45
Yoel Marson 1:31:19
David Nelson 1:33:38
Georg Isola 1:34:33
Rebecca Bryant 1:38:14
Mel Lomax 1:39:02
Harry Cooper 1:39:25
Sarah Whittaker-Axon 1:43:12
Petra Marton 1:46:28
Russ Hall 1:47:50
Heather Marshall 1:49:17
Katherine Parkinson 2:11:18