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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

24 May 2015

24 May 2015

Club News
- Summer League, travelling to Dulwich
- Southern Athletics League, register to participate
- Triathlon, meet the London Regional Manager
- Summer BBQ, location and date
- Yoga, changes to how it is subsidised
- Track training 'out of hours'
- New kit manager, committee position
This week's training
Race results and brief reports


The FIRST Summer League event is Sunday 31 May in DULWICH PARK. The 5 mile race starts at 0930. For details summerleague.meteror.com Also check out our Facebook page this week for travel arrangements, car share, train times and so on.

Next Sunday is also the next event in the SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE calendar please contact Kelly at athletics@chaser.me.uk or through the link on the Events page of our website if you would like to be part of the team. It doesn't matter if you are new to track racing or athletics, this is a wonderful opportunity to give it a go with the support of your club mates.

On Thursday evening, after track training with Tom, Jon Train, REGIONAL MANAGER TRIATHLON ENGLAND is coming to the Camden Brewery to meet with Avril, Andrea and any members interested in triathlon (or any of the component disciplines). He is interested in finding out more about the club's triathlon aspirations and to let us know what is available through the London Region. Please let Andrea know at triathlon@chaser.me.uk if you are interested in coming along.

An early date for your diary: Seb is planning a club SUMMER BBQ in Waterlow Park, Highgate on Saturday 5 September. Details in due course.

YOGA has been a regular part of the club's weekly diary for several years now and offers excellent complementary training for runners. Our Yoga teacher and member, Amy, is a fine example of how effective yoga can be and we are very grateful for her teaching. It has therefore been an incredibly difficult decision for the committee to make in deciding to change the way the club is prepared to subsidise yoga for members in the future. The increasing cost of room hire and the very low numbers of members attending the classes meant that the relative cost became unsustainably high and increasingly difficult to justify. The committee has suggested a plan to Amy to continue subsidising yoga for members if she decides to establish an independent class. In the meantime the current Wednesday night yoga classes continue until the end of June.

Do you have plans to, or currently use the PARLIAMENT HILL TRACK for training at times other than just during club training sessions? If so, please contact Andrea at newsletter@chaser.me.uk with details.

Due to personal commitments, Sarah Brogden has unfortunately had to leave the Committee (thank you for your work Sarah and all good wishes for your wedding) so a new KIT MANAGER to both look after stock control and investigate additional items to the Mornington Chaser's wardrobes is required. If you are interested in this important role, please contact Avril.


Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Avril. A pyramid session suitable for all levels. Details to be posted on Facebook.
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.
28 May - TRACK, 4 June - TRACK
28 May, after training, meet with Jon Train (see details in news)

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.
Second race on 31 May at Hemel Hempstead. Please contact athletics@chaser.me.uk if you would like to be part of the team.

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.

Our county athletics championships, this year held at Lee Valley.
Dave Renton 2:21.71 (pb)

Fabulous conditions for this wonderful annual event. Starting where the marathon finishes on the Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace, the wide flat road offers perfect pb potential. Now in its third year, today it celebrated 30 years of Steve Cram's mile breaking record and he was there both setting off the adult waves and running in the Olympians wave. 
The times listed below are provisional and some of the waves appear to be gun to finish rather than chip times (possibly up to 10s out, depending on where people were when the gun went off).
Georg Isola 5:43
David Nelson 6:06
Patrick Gilmore 6:08
Andrea Sanders-Reece 6:32
Avril Riddell 6:34
Angharad Gilmore 6:50
Charlotte Lund 6:56
Lizzy Muggeridge 7:32 (another impressive pb time)

Lovely with the sun shining but very hilly!
Sarah Whittaker-Axon 48:53 (3rd woman)


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