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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

13 July 2015

Newsletter 12 July


Club News
- Summer League, the club needs your help!!!
- Summer League, the night before
- Last Southern Athletics League (SAL) meeting
- Monday night, mile relays
- Are you linked into Strava?
- Triathlon membership
- Couch to 5K - numbers increase
- Mairead and Steve become parents

Club activities
- This week's training & pub night Thursday this week!
- Cross Country Met League Dates 2015/16
- Race results and reports


The 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 contact Rob (robmitch@jayadog.com) and for food preparation please email Rafaele (rafaelelamour@hotmail.co.uk). Members who plan to run are also encouraged to help with the food preparation (make sandwiches, bake cakes and so on) and children's events / relays. 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.

Summer League offers a series of races in an inter-club competition. For details please see the club website. Two events remain in the series, both 10K, Regent's Park as above and the Serpie hosted Battersea Park. Fun, friendly and free to enter, all the events are suitable for all levels.

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

There is just one event left in the SAL and we need athletes for track and field events and volunteers to join the team in Newham, August 15. For details please see the club website and register your interest via the events page or email Kelly at athletics@chaser.me.uk

The popular Sri Chinmoy 3 x 1 mile relays return this summer on Mondays 20 JULY and 10 AUGUST. Please register your interest via the online form on our website events page - all signees can then be contacted and teams agreed. Although very competitive at the front of the field, this is a fantastic, fun event for members of all ages and abilities where the cheering is loud and the atmosphere electric. The entry fee is 4:50 per person. Sri Chinmoy also organise 5K races over the summer, the remaining dates are 13, 27 July and 3 August.

For those of you who are on STRAVA, we have a Mornington Chasers STRAVA group (https://www.strava.com/clubs/mornington-chasers). There are currently 37 people registered. Members can like each other's activities, comment on them or simply see what others are doing. Thank you to Phil Tysoe for the reference.

The free Couch to 5K programme, continues to grow with additional people signing up. More details about the start of the next programme to be included in next newsletter. In the meantime, if you know anyone who may be interested please ask them to register via the website.

Many CONGRATULATIONS to Mairead and Steve on the birth of their son, Cillian Patrick Gardam last Sunday, 5 July.

Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Avril - 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 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 planned by our coach Tom Craggs are for all members and are designed to develop and inspire excellence whatever your chosen discipline. The current focus is on building speed endurance. Please meet at Talacre for easy run to the session venue.
16 July TRACK and PUB NIGHT at the Gypsy Queen, Kentish Town (between the track and Talacre - recently taken over by the same owners as The Grafton and promoted as a gastro-pub).

Couch to 5K adult beginners programme on Hampstead Heath. Beginners must pre-register for the programme via the website. Volunteers meet outside Hampstead Heath overground station at 9:45.

Please see the news section above for details about how you can be involved.
Due to the Summer League there is no organised run from Talacre - hopefully you are all planning to be in the Regent's Park

Triathlon England London League
We are one of the participating clubs in the Triathlon England London League. The club website events page has details of the races 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.
Triathlon England run a series of duathlons at the Velopark at the Olympic Park including women only events www.veloparkduathlons.com for details.
For members who are interested in triathlon we have set up a Facebook page please let Andrea know via newsletter@chaser.me.uk if you are interested in being part of this group.

Dates for your diaries, details to follow and be included in events listings.
10 October, Claybury
7 November, Stevenage
5 December, Ally Pally
16 January, Horsenden Hill
13 February, Wormwood Scrubs

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. At the time of writing this I was waiting for weekend results (in vain) so next week should have a bumper package to report. In the meantime, congratulations to all of you who raced around the country (and further afield?).

A couple of the results missing from last week's list, including our first entry in any relay:
1500 Steeple Chase, Petra Marton 7:13.6
4 x 100m relay (Chi, Andrea, Petra, Nikki) 65.8

Nikki Timmins 19:32 (new pb)
Annaka Charters 19:38

NEW WARE 10 MILE, 12 July
'A friendly, well-marshalled race with the most delicious post-race fruitcake you can possibly imagine.'
Patrick Gilmore 70:09

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