Mornington Chasers Newsletter
20 September 2015
Newsletter 20 September
FOR DETAILS ABOUT ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, DATES ETC.....
....please go to the club website www.chaser.me.uk
In this Newsletter:
This week’s news plus:
- Club Championships
- Winter Series, help needed
- Duathlon relays at the Velopark
- Coaching this week
AMENDMENTS AND APOLOGIES FOR ERRORS IN LAST WEEK’S RESULTS LISTINGS
Apologies to Neil Kirkham for incorrectly reporting his 5000m time at the Highgate Harriers open meeting; Neil ran a pb time of 16:56.7. And also apologies to Lizzy Muggeridge as her result was missed completely from the Summer League Battersea Park 10K where she ran in a pb time of 50:49.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS AS A CHASER
This month Andrea celebrates 10 years as a member of Mornington Chasers and to mark the occasion she plans to bake and bring a chocolate mousse cake (like the one at the BBQ) to après run tea on Tuesday 29 September. Please join her after your runs and share cake!
This year our club championship race is being held 1 November at the Mornington Chasers Regent’s Park 10K. When you register, please include that you are a member of Mornington Chasers so that you are included in the championships results. Details, as always available in the events section www.chaser.me.uk/calendar If you are injured or recovering from another race, please consider volunteering as a marshal so that you can still be part of the day.
CLUB WINTER SERIES 10K in The Regent’s Park
This series of races in The Regent’s Park organised by Nice Work using our branding is our main source of funding for the club. Please volunteer to marshal at least one race per year, October to March. When you volunteer you also get free entry to another race in the series. Avril is gathering a list of volunteers or sign-up on the club website.
Greenwich Tritons are organising a team sprint duathlon relay race at the Velopark, 18 October. Four people per team, either all male, all female or two of each. It would be great if we could get a couple of teams together. We already have a strong base for one team in Jonathan Thomson and Gareth Jones. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience and enjoy this brilliant venue and be part of a club team. In the first instance please contact email@example.com we also need someone to captain this event. For details: http://www.entrycentral.com/Greenwich-team-relay-duathlon
THIS WEEK’S COACHED SESSIONS:
Tuesday with Andrea, suitable for all levels and aimed to help improve speed and endurance.
Thursday hills with Andrea.
The session details are usually posted on our Facebook page on the day.
For details about other sessions on Tuesdays and across the week plus our Coach to 5K programme for non-members please see the club website or Facebook page.
To include your results in the newsletter please email Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League as these are gathered by the team captains / event managers.
CANTERBURY HALF MARATHON, 31 August
‘Wet, windy day, a very hilly course, but a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.’
Patrick Gilmore 1:33:08
HAMPSTEAD HEATH DUATHLON (PONDATHON), 13 September
Three laps of the Lido + run to men’s pond + swim lap of men’s pond + run to ladies pond + lap of ladies pond + run to mixed pond + lap of mixed pond + run to track and finish by sprinting 100m. A terrific race right on our doorstep and one the club has participated in since 2008.
Men (21st out of 29 teams):
(Pos Name Time)
39 David Hidasi 00:40:12
65 Karl Baddeley 00:43:18
131 Mauricio Saldias 00:56:40
149 Robert Wade 01:01:22
Team time (fastest 3): 2:20:10
Women (24th out of 29 teams)
(Pos Name Time)
67 Melissa Lomax 00:43:32
78 Sarah Whittaker-Axon 00:44:17
140 Lizzy Muggeridge 0058:51
Team time: 2:26:40
FIRLE HALF MARATHON, 13 September
‘A challenging trail race on the scenic South Downs. Unfortunately someone had moved the arrow signs, sending everyone the wrong way near the end, which cut the race short by a mile (to 12.2 miles). Otherwise, a highly recommended race.’
Fiona Russell 1.31.25 (1st woman)
REDRICK OLYMPIC TRIATHLON, 13 September
1540m swim, 46k bike, 10.8k run
Tashia Pillay 31:36, 6:12 (T1), 1:56:07, 1:03 (T2), 58:33 = 3:33:30
RUN THE RIVER 10K, 15 September
‘It was quite congested at the start and the end of the race and there were a lot of obstacles to navigate round but good fun running across Tower Bridge and around other London landmarks.’ WW
Dave Glencross 38:26
William Watt 44:12 (pb)
VELOPARK DUATHLON, 20 September
‘Near perfect conditions, excellent organisation and marshals, cracking race. One of the series of races held at the Olympic Velopark and highly recommended.’ ASR
2 mile run (inc T1) + 10 mile cycle (inc T2) + 1 mile run
Andrea Sanders-Reece 14:51 + 30:05 + 7:23.2 = 52:19 (Gold W50, pb)
Chi Ifeacho 17:29 + 35:57 + 8:41 = 1:02:07 (pb)
Lizzy Muggeridge 17:26 + 39:38 + 8:19.8 = 1:05:24 (Silver W40-49, pb)
WORCESTER 10K, 20 September
‘A flat course and great weather made for great conditions for racing in the beautiful city of Worcester.’
Karl Baddeley 38:07
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