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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

17 May 2015

17 May 2015

Club News
Social - Camden Brewery on Thursday
This week's training (including Yoga)
Summer League
Triathlon England London League
Track racing and Southern Athletics League
Race results and brief reports


Many congratulations to JULIA DAVIS on a well controlled race and impressive win on Saturday at Parliament Hill in the Night of 10000m pbs. Running comfortably with a group but avoiding being blocked in, with around six laps to go Julia pulled away and gobbled up the metres between her and the lead woman (who had apparently won the equivalent race last year). As the gap narrowed, Julia looked by far the stronger and took the lead pushing home her advantage with a couple of laps to go. Julia was the only Mornington Chaser runner in this year's event but there was much to enjoy and cheer in a brilliant evening of racing on a track we all know so well! Full race report covering the British Championships and Trial for European Cup can be reached through www.highgateharriers.org.uk

Seb was out and about last weekend pinning up POSTERS and leaving flyers to attract NEW MEMBERS to the club. Huge thanks to Seb for his work on this and to Anna Waterman for the design and organising printing. Please speak to Seb if you'd like posters for your work place, doctor's surgery, library or other relevant sites.

SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE (SAL) next event is 31 May, the same day as the first SUMMER LEAGUE 5 mile race (and prize giving for last year). Kelly is putting the SAL team together. Please email her at athletics@chaser.me.uk to take part in our first season of track racing for about 20 years. There is no need to pre-register with the organiser, Lizzy Muggeridge, for the Summer League.

After Thursday night training this week (21 May), Seb is organising a DRINK session at the CAMDEN BREWERY. Located right next to Talacre Leisure Centre, everyone is welcome.

A fabulous mix of events in the results roundup this week demonstrating the diversity and wide interests and abilities within the club.  Race results and info towards the end of this newsletter.

For upcoming events and races please visit the EVENTS LISTING on our website where you can sort by type of race. www.chaser.me.uk and you can now link events from the page through to your calendar.

Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Andrea. The last in series of three sessions throughout May with Summer League in mind - suitable for all levels. Tonight's session takes the Parlauf format working in pairs following warm-up drills. If you would like to do a mile time-trial tonight, please do join in the first part of the session as a warm-up. Also useful session for members planning on participating in the Southern Athletics League.
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 so are frequently spotted within our runs!
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. Please meet at Talacre for easy run to the session venue.
21 May - HILLS, 28 May - TRACK, 4 June - TRACK
This Thursday, 21 May, pub night at Camden Brewery after the coached session.

Long run – these 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.
Several members are taking part in the Westminster Mile this Sunday - good luck to you all!

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.

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.

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 listed on the events page or www.triathlonengland.org.uk

Hannah is planning various BIKE SESSIONS please see our Facebook page for updates.

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.

Sprint: 400m pool swim, 20K cycle, 5K run
'A great little event for first-timers.'
Mike Shelton 1:19:24 (12:27, 2:07, 43:34, 1:07, 20:08)

'18K of fells, mud, stiles, streams and fun.'
John Armstrong 1:23:26 (3rd male V40)
Dave Renton 1:40:45
Mike Shelton 1:44:36
Alon Caspi 2:04:42
Alice Sullivan 2:21:41

First in season of these flat, fast Monday night races in Battersea Park. Great pb potential. Usually attracts some incredibly fast runners but suitable for all levels, friendly and supportive.
Jonny Meisner 16:37
Ian Girling 18:03
Patrick Gilmore 21:18

Small, well established race in the beautiful Richmond Park.
Eamon Byrne 4:25

GODALMING 10K TRAIL, Sunday 17 May
Patrick Gilmore 46:00

GO SPLASH, WEST RESERVOIR, 750m open water swim, Sunday 17 May
Sarah Brogden 15:26 (5th woman)
Angharad Gilmore 15:35 (6th woman)

A scenic, hilly race in good conditions through a lovely National Trust Estate
Adam Parkes & Ian Girling - 1st relay team and third overall
(AP 1.9k swim & 90K cycle, IG 21k run)