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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

28 June 2015

28 June 2015

Club News
- Southern Athletics League – next Saturday, Parliament Hill track
- Summer League – next Sunday, Perivale
- Club Kit for sale (hoodies and technical Ts)
- Velopark event for women only

Club activities
- Summer League – important!!!
- Summer League eve
- New, free training for complete beginners

This week's training

Race results and reports


It was an unusually quiet weekend on the race front with many Chasers out and about partying at Glastonbury, Pride or elsewhere. The few latest results received are listed below and congratulations to Fiona Russell who regained her title W45 title at the North Downs 30K trail race. Except for Summer League and other team results, to be included in the newsletter, please email newsletter@chaser.me.uk

The penultimate SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE (SAL) meeting is next Saturday, 4 July at PARLIAMENT HILL TRACK. Available events and links to the timetable are listed on our website on the athletics page and we need volunteers too. Please email Kelly at athletics@chaser.me.uk to register your interest and the distance / field events you would like to participate in or if you can volunteer. All the Chasers who have participated so far have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the excitement of being part of our team. The SAL offers a fantastic opportunity to try out events on the track whether you are new, seasoned or wish to rediscover school day racing thrills. Designed to encourage participation, members can enter as non-scoring athletes in events where we have A and B athletes so everyone can join in.

PERIVALE is the location for the next Summer League - a 5-mile race over a mix of pavements and off-road through the park. Expect an even larger turnout than usual of Ealing Eagles! Relays and picnic all add to the fun. For details visit the club website.

The CLUB SELLS KIT – Hoodies (20.00) – cosy cover-up for chilly days and Technical Ts (10.00) – great for club runs and summer league, in fact anytime a vest is not required. If you would like to buy these items please speak to our kit manager, Fiona, or a member of the committee. If you are not sure who people are, please see the portrait pics on our website.

WOMEN ONLY VELOPARK DUATHLON on Sunday 12 July is designed to encourage more women into multi-sports. This iconic venue is the perfect place for both novices and experienced triathletes to test their skills. The race is 2 miles run, 10 miles cycle, 1 mile run over a traffic-free, cycling specific, undulating circuit. £3 discount is available using the reference #thisgirlcan visit www.veloparkduathlon.com for details.

CLUB HOSTS SUMMER LEAGUE event on Sunday 19 July – urgent call out to all members! We need volunteers to help set up and marshal the event plus prepare the food and, of course, run. Please volunteer your services now and speak to Rob (Race Director for the day) or Lizzy (Summer League Organiser). Members who plan to run may also help with the food preparation and children’s events / relays once finished. We need as many people as possible to make this a fantastic event for our club so please encourage family and friends to get involved too.

On the SATURDAY EVENING, THE DAY BEFORE OUR SUMMER LEAGUE, many of the original Chasers gather for a reunion in the back room at the Pineapple from 19:00. If you would like to join them and share some food, beer and chat you are most welcome. Please let Seb know who is in contact with founder member Gerry Naughton.

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.

Adult beginners can now sign up on line for a new free training programme on Saturdays at 0945 on Hampstead Heath. The goal is to build fitness and confidence and help people to run continuously for 5K. The club is producing flyers to help promote this new initiative and it is hoped to encourage people from the local community to participate. The start date is to be confirmed but probably around mid-July. For further details and the registration form visit www.chaser.me.uk

Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Andrea – Mile time-trial including plenty of warm-up drills, threshold and prep for racing a mile. An excellent session for all levels which can be used as a marker for where you are now in terms of speed and fitness and in readiness for SAL middle-distance races and the Battersea Park relays.
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.

Hannah is planning various BIKE SESSIONS (Swains Lane reps often at 0630 on Wednesday mornings) please see our Facebook page for updates.

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.
2 July HILLS; 9 July TRACK

Long run from Talacre at 0900 - usually a minimum of 10 miles and suitable for experienced runners. For details please see posts 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. We are currently mid-table in the mob match and it would be great if we could earn a few more points before the end of the season.

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.

‘A tough, very mixed terrain trail race, but always enjoyable.’
Avril Riddell 1:51:58 (4th woman)

‘Hyde Park on a summer’s day – a super lunchtime event that pops up like Brigadoon and disappears as quickly – a complete mix of abilities in this race with a long tradition and cheap to enter.’
Andrea Sanders-Reece 21:56
Avril Riddell 22:15

‘Full of hills so not a course for chasing pbs but a good, well organised event.’
Dave Nelson 43:50

‘A lovely 7.5 mile trail orienteering run with a few nice holls to keep it interesting.’
Mike Shelton 52:54 (3rd)

NORTH DOWNS 30K TRAIL, Sunday 28 June
‘A challenging, scenic race in Kent, mainly off-road through woods and wheat and poppy fields. It’s well organised by Gravesend-based Istead & Ifield Harriers and easy to get to from London.’
Fiona Russell 2:38 (1st prize W45)
Eamon Byrne 3:29


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