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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

19 July 2015

Newsletter 19 July


Club News
- Congratulations to Ruth and Adam on their marriage
- Summer League
- Original members reunion party
- Aquathlon win for Jonathan Thomson
- Last Southern Athletics League (SAL) meeting
- Monday night, mile relays
- Essex Way Trail Relay
- Are you linked into Strava?
- Triathlon membership
- Couch to 5K - numbers increase

Club activities
- This week's training
- Race results and reports

Please accept my apologies for the mix up with the newsletter last week. There was a technical hitch, out of our control, and of course you were only meant to receive one not several emails.
Many CONGRATULATIONS TO RUTH AND ADAM who were married on Saturday 18 July.

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our Summer League race at The Regent’s Park today and especially to Rob Mitchell, all the marshalls and cooks! There was a really good turnout of members, including in the tenderfoot race and a couple of original members who were out partying last night. Thankfully the rain stopped and the sun shone helping to make the day all the more enjoyable.

Founder member Gerry Naughton hosted a splendid party for original (and current members) last night at the Pineapple. It was a joy to meet up with the people who had started our club and to hear their stories and adventures in cross country, road and athletics competitions (including high hurdles and pole vaulting). It is great to see that the wit and sociability of the club continues today and to know that through the lifetime membership awards that were made last night that our root membership is still very much involved. Two of our original members joined in Summer League today and Gerry was there to cheer everyone on.
Congratulations to Jonathan Thomson on an impressive overall win at the SW Aquathlon last Tuesday evening. It is probably time we re-stocked our triathlon kit to ensure all active multi-sport members can be seen in the club strip. If you are a member and would like to be part of the conversation about all things multi-sport please request to join the Facebook Triathlon page.
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 http://15o9.mj.am/link/15o9/ks99467/1/m26BhzzSoAaIKQY-dPnKzw/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jaGFzZXIubWUudWsvbmV3cy9zaWduVXA  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.
Seb has entered the club into the Essex way relay, Sunday 6th September (the day after the Chaser's summer bbq). We need a mixed team of 10 to compete and a couple of backups in case of injury. Each leg is somewhere between five and 10 miles of the 82 mile, mainly trail, course.
It's free to enter, however we probably need to hire two cars or contribute to petrol money if people bring their own cars, although the club may help with this.
Please have a look at the website and sign up to our team on the events calendar on the Chaser's website: http://15o9.mj.am/link/15o9/ks99467/2/iNkgGfLU2gYnGKj2RXXBNw/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jaGFzZXIubWUudWsvbmV3cy9zaWduVXAucGhwP2lkPTE3MA
Please also let me know if you intend to drive. The date means it's a good warm up for autumn marathons.

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.

For those of you who are on STRAVA, we have a Mornington Chasers STRAVA group (http://15o9.mj.am/link/15o9/ks99467/4/uwL2PGhQfSzoPu_NJx-CVA/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3RyYXZhLmNvbS9jbHVicy9tb3JuaW5ndG9uLWNoYXNlcnM). 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. Details about the programme are available on the club website together with a signing-up form. If you know anyone who may be interested please ask them to register via the website or if you would like leaflets to distribute please ask one of the team captains.

Meet at Talacre Mezzanine Level at 1900 for briefing and 1915 departure.
Coached session with Andrea - 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.
23 July HILLS.
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.

Long runs from Talacre usually at 0900, suitable for experienced runners able to run a minimum of 10 miles. Paces and distances vary, please check our Facebook page details.
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.
(2 mile run (inc T1) + 10 mile cycle (inc T2) + 1 mile run
Andrea Sanders-Reece 15:31 + 32:20 + 7:15 = 54:48 (course pb, 1st W50, 4th overall)
Lizzy Muggeridge 18:39 + 42:22 + 8:36 = 1:09:36 (course pb)
Chi Ifeacho 19:14 + 42:12 (lap short) + 9:21 = 1:10:48 (first time)
BRITISH 10k, Sunday 12 July
Phil Tysoe 37:50
BATTERSEA PARK 5k, Monday 13 July
Neil Kirkham 17:19
WORTHINGTON 5, Sunday 19 July
A nearly 100% flat run along an old railway line. And it finished at a pub.
Mike Shelton 32:38
SW AQUATHLON, Tuesday 14 July
1300m swim + 10K run
Jonathan Thomson 19:45 (inc T) + 39:12 = 58:57 (1st)


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