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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

6 December 2015

- London Marathon club places
- Cross Country
- Triathlon club meeting
- Indoor track season
- Winter Series, help needed 
- Sessions this week
- Race results & reports

Newsletter 6 December 2015

FOR DETAILS ABOUT ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, DATES ETC please go to the club website http://www.chaser.me.uk


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


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 (TONIGHT!). 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 annawaterman83@hotmail.com with the subject title 'EA Number 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


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. 


Dates for the indoor track season are on the website at http://www.chaser.me.uk/docs/2015/indoorseason.pdf

Members are needed to marshal the next three 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. You can now sign up and see how many marshalls are still needed for each month on the website at http://www.chaser.me.uk/news/calendar.php

Tuesday	 - Coached session with Andrea leading a Festive Fartlek session around Primrose Hill area starting at Talacre - a fun way to run varying distances of hard speed work with easy recoveries, suitable for all levels.
	 - Various pace runs at various distances
	 - Couch to 5K
Wednesday - Swains Lane bike hill reps
Thursday - Track with Avril- 4-5 x 1000m @ 10k pace (200m jog recovery), 2 min regroup, then 3-4 x 200m fast (200m jog recovery).  Please remember to check in at the kiosk and if you are not a paid-up member of the club to pay 3:50 entrance fee.
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 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 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 the website at https://www.chaser.me.uk/news/results.php

"Greenwich Park is a wonderful place to run, especially if you prefer a varied course over pancake flat tracks. Well organised, great atmosphere, lots of ridiculous costumes and facial hair. Perfect weather conditions too!"
Simon Fitzmaurice 39:51 (13th overall)

"Well organised race, but the novelty value of doing laps of the velo park wore off quite quickly and it was very windy!"
Myles Preston 1:06:46 (2nd overall)

Jonathan Thomson 1:26:46

REGENT'S PARK WINTER SERIES, 6 DECEMBER (positions on gun time)
"I really enjoyed the race, it was so well marshalled I will look at upcoming dates and hope to be able to volunteer myself to give back!"
17 Kevin Gormley 39:12
27 Simon Fitzmaurice 40:11
43 John Mehrzad 42:00
47 Connor Donaghy 42:36
48 Ben Barker 42:25
100 Suzanne Smith 47:07 (PB)
197 Robert Wade 53:30
198 Oliver Brady 53:57
213 Philip West 55:45
262 Emma Gibson 59:16

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.