Mornington Chasers Newsletter
29 November 2015
- Christmas Party
- London Marathon club places
- Cross Country
- Triathlon club meeting
- Indoor track season
- Winter Series, help needed
- Sessions this week
- Race results & reports
Newsletter 29 November 2015
FOR DETAILS ABOUT ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, DATES ETC please go to the club website http://www.chaser.me.uk
CHASERS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas party on the website - it's this coming Friday, December 4th at the Grafton - £10.50 including food and a drink. It's our main social event of the year and a good opportunity to celebrate all our successes through the year. Partners and friends welcome. Buy your ticket at https://www.chaser.me.uk/news/store.php
LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES
It's that time of year again where members can apply for a club place in the London Marathon in April. To apply, send an email to Alice at A.Sullivan@ioe.ac.uk by the end of Monday 21 December with a supporting statement which should include the following:
1. Proof that you applied for a ballot place
2. Length of club membership (must be at least one full year to be eligible)
3. Service to the club (marshalling, tea, volunteering, etc)
4. Participation in the club (e.g. racing in club events such as xc, summer league, athletics, attending social events).
You must also be fully paid up first claim Mornington Chasers member and not have used a club place within the last three years.
More details can be found at http://www.chaser.me.uk/racing/londonmarathon.shtml
CROSS COUNTRY UPDATE
Entries for the SEAA Champs in Parliament Hill on the 30th Jan, and Middlesex Champs need to be in by no later than the 6th December. It's a fantastic race and the chance to run in one of the biggest XC races of the year in the beautiful Hampstead Heath. If people don't have an England Athletics number, they can email Anna directly on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title 'EA Number required'.
5 December 2015 Met League, Wormwood scubs (no sign up required)
9 January 2016 Middlesex Champs, Wormwood Scrubs - sign up by 13 December (must have a Middlesex postcode)
30 January 2016 SEAA Main Champs, Parliament Hill - sign up by no later than 6 December
TRIATHLON CLUB MEETING
Monday 7th Dec, 7.30pm, The Grafton Arms (Prince of Wales Road)
This will be an opportunity to meet up, discuss the 2016 season, and plan ways in which we can train together and develop our team. There has been some discussion of organising brick sessions, bike sessions and swim coaching between us and so this is an opportunity to find out how you can help build this part of the club.
The meeting is open to any Chasers interested, regardless of whether or not you have taken part in any multi-sport events.
INDOOR TRACK SEASON
Further to last week's indoor track season update, you can now find all the dates on the website at http://www.chaser.me.uk/docs/2015/indoorseason.pdf
CLUB WINTER SERIES 10K IN REGENT'S PARK
Members are needed to marshal the next four races in our winter series. These races are essential to help keep our membership fees low and provide the many benefits that we all enjoy. And if you need an extra incentive above the warm feeling that volunteering and cheering the runners provides, you also get free entry to one of the races. Marshalling is just one of the many ways you can be involved with the club. Please let Alice know on A.Sullivan@ioe.ac.uk if you would like to volunteer.
THIS WEEK'S SESSIONS:
Tuesday - Coached session with Andrea - based around maintaining effort on hills and technically looking at how to run down hill. Great if people could leave their bags at Talacre and jog over to Primrose Hill with the group.
- Various pace runs at various distances
- Couch to 5K
Thursday - Track with Andrea - continuing to build on recent sessions, this week 7 x 800m alternating between threshold and 5K pace (90s). For members working on shorter distance training 2 x (6 x 200 at 1500 pace) with 200m very slow jog recoveries and full lap jog between sets.
Sunday morning long run - see Facebook for paces/distances
The coached session details are usually posted on our Facebook page on the day.
For more details about runs on Tuesdays and across the week, cycle rides and reps plus our couch to 5K programme for non-members please see the club website or Facebook page.
To include your results in the newsletter please email email@example.com 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.
You can now also see a selection of results on a new page on the website at https://www.chaser.me.uk/news/results.php
SORORITY CUP CROSS COUNTRY, TRENT PARK 28 NOVEMBER
10 36:21 Fiona Russell
18 38:26 Anna Waterman
28 40:29 Avril Riddell
31 41:45 Maki Kimura
38 44:54 Rafaelle Lamour
60 33:06 Antoine Guyot
74 34:01 Jonathan Thompson
99 35:59 Philip Sellar
106 36:28 Dave Nelson
109 36:45 Daniel Hedley
FINSBURY PARK PARKRUN, 28 NOVEMBER
Lizzy Muggeridge 24:12 (PB)
HATFIELD 5, 29 NOVEMBER
"A lovely 5 mile race through quiet off road paths (for the most part)."
Aideen Dunne 39:04 (PB)
BATTERSEA PARK RUN THROUGH 10K, 29 NOVEMBER
Annaka Charters 40:56 (3rd women)
MORNINGTON CHASERS ONLINE
Join the club's Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/morningtonchasers/) or follow us on Twitter: @chasersldn
For those of you who are on STRAVA, we have a Mornington Chasers STRAVA group (https://www.strava.com/clubs/mornington-chasers). Members can like each other's activities, comment on them or simply see what others are doing.