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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

1 June 2015

31 May 2015

Club News
- Southern Athletics League
- Summer League
- New kit manager
- Putting faces to names
- Parliament Hill Track
- Triathlon meeting and Facebook page
This week's training
Race results and reports


An exciting weekend of racing for many members with a mix of events, distances and disciplines and a raft of personal best (pb) times. Kelly Thorneycroft displayed a team captain's performance winning both the 3000m and 1500m in pb times in the Southern Athletics League (SAL). Gutsy performances by Petra Marton in the long jump followed by 1500m steeplechase epitomised the spirit of what our first year back in the SAL is all about - being part of a team and enjoying the experience of trying out new things. Long jump could become very popular! If you would like to be part of the team please contact Kelly at athletics@chaser.me.uk Specific track and field training sessions are to be planned over the next few weeks. For all the results see below.

SUMMER LEAGUE saw the first match today at Dulwich. Results to follow, hopefully in next week's newsletter and, in the meantime, possibly on the Summer League website. Fiona Russell collected the trophies for any of last year's individual winners and runners-up and they will be available to collect from week beginning 8 June. A list of winners to be published once confirmed.

Fiona Russell joins the committee (co-opted) as our NEW KIT MANAGER. Fiona brings a wealth of club experience to the committee and is a great asset. If you have any kit queries or ideas please let Fiona know.

It is now possible to upload your PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH to the website so other members can put names to faces and try to recognise who they are running with. Please add your picture to your profile by going to www.chaser.me.uk/joining/memberdetails.php

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.

Last Thursday evening a few of us met with Jon Train, Regional Manager TRIATHLON ENGLAND for him to find out more about our club and for us to discover more about them. If you join Triathlon England as a member of Mornington Chasers you receive an £11 discount. There are plenty of events coming up over the summer for both experienced triathletes and those completely new to the sport. A new Facebook Page has been established exclusively for club members who are either already involved in triathlon or interested in being so. It's a closed group where we can freely exchange training tips, talk about events, plan training days etc If you would like to join this group please send an email to triathlon@chaser.me.uk


Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Andrea. 
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.
First Tuesday of the month: pub night at Tapping the Admiral

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.
4 June - TRACK, 11 June - HILLS

0900, long run from Talacre, usually a minimum of 10 miles for experienced runners. Pace groups vary depending on who turns up. Details often posted on our Facebook page.

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. There is no need to send results from Club races such as Summer League, Southern Athletics League and Cross Country as these are gathered by the team captains / event managers.

BUPA 10K, Monday 25 May
Ben Barker 40:50 (pb)
Fiona Russell 41:38
Dave Renton 43:11

BATTERSEA PARK 5K,  Monday 25 May
Annaka Charters 19:20 (2nd woman)
Kelly Thorneycroft 19:58 (4th woman)
Patrick Gilmore 21:04
Emma Hayward 21:39
Andrea Sanders-Reece 21:59

Wet and windy for warm-up. Slightly calmer for the race. Reserve 2-lap course due to Triathlon set up.
Andrea Sanders-Reece 22:15
Avril Riddell 22:47

Mike Duffy 2:54

Long Jump
Petra Marton 3.40m (1st time as a senior and without any practice!)
David Hidasi 61:38
Avril Riddell 3:06.19 (pb)
Kelly Thorneycroft 5:09.25 (1st, pb))
Andrea Sanders-Reece 6:05.53
1500m Steeplechase
Petra Marton 7:00.48
Kelly Thorneycroft 11:06.67 (1st, pb)
Andrea Sanders-Reece 12:40.22
Avril Riddell 13:09.61

BRISTOL 10K, Sunday 31 May
Excellent run from Julia in very tough windy conditions. Everyone was slow and Julia was one of the few people to PB. She beat winner of the Manchester Marathon Georgie Brunviels, 2012 Olympic marathon runner Claire Hallissey, and GB marathon runner Lucy MacAlister - so she is starting to mix it with some pretty big names. The really fast times will come but to PB and beat such strong competition in those conditions was excellent. 

Julia Davis 35:39 (pb, 9th woman)

ASHFORD, Vets Athletics League, Saturday, 30 May
Dave Renton 4:50 (pb)

VITALITY WORLD TRIATHLON, Hyde Park, Sunday 31 May  
The weather for Saturday's races was lovely, not so for Sunday with rain and wind. Several Chasers took part in the various distances over the weekend but only Lizzy and Tashia sent their results in. Congratulations to you all!

Super Sprint 400 swim, 15k bike, 2.3k run
Tashia Pillay 07.31; 04.24; 34.42; 02.15; 11.28 = 1.00.18

Standard distance 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
Lizzy Muggeridge 41:16; 1:37:59, 54:53 = 3:27:10 

400m swim, 21.2 bike, 5km run
Tashia Pillay 8.52; 3.10; 54.13; 2.12; 26.23= 1.34.50 (first time at triathon)



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