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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

13 December 2015

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

Newsletter 13 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


The Talacre Centre will close early over the Christmas period and therefore there will be no club runs on 22nd, 24th, 29th or 31st January.  We'll be back on Tuesday 5th January.  


9 January 2016 Middlesex Champs, Wormwood Scrubs - sign up by 13 December - TONIGHT (must have a Middlesex postcode)
30 January 2016 SEAA Main Champs, Parliament Hill - sign up by no later than 6 December


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	 - Merry Mile time trial with Andrea, suitable for all levels.  Pre-Christmas mile time trial to gague your fitness before the holidays. Festive fancy dress optional.	
	 - Various pace runs at various distances
	 - Couch to 5K
Thursday - 'Strength' hill session at Primrose Hill with Avril
Sunday morning long runs - 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

Start Fitness Metropolitan League Cross Country(Wormwood Scrubs)
260 (3) John Lynch 31:50
375 (35) Gary Homewood 36:09
68 (3) Fiona Russell 29:17
107 (1) Avril Riddell 31:40
123 (6) Lynne Connolly 32:56
131 (13) Maki Kimura 33:45
139 (10) Rafaele Lamour 34:32

Alan Green Memorial 10 Mile (Westgate on Sea), 6 December
20 Hope Sloly 1:09:23 (1st lady)

Booth Decorators League (Bakewell)
43 Kelly Thorneycroft 31:31

Valentines parkrun, 12 December
72 Paul Matthews 28:37

Southwark parkrun, 12 December
16 Hope Sloly 20:28

Highbury Fields parkrun, 12 December
8 Ian Girling 19:25
25 Fiona Russell 21:08
27 William Watt 21:21 PB
59 Lizzy Muggeridge 23:54 PB

Hampstead Heath parkrun, 12 December
76 Anne Caspi 26:44

Gladstone parkrun, 12 December
6 Simon Fitzmaurice 19:46

Finsbury Park parkrun, 12 December
35 Daniel Hedley 21:13
49 David Nelson 22:35
80 Rafaele Lamour 25:10

Ally Pally parkrun, 12 December
58 Hannah McQuarrie 26:14

Milton Keynes Half Marathon, 13 December
Kelly Thorneycroft 1:25:52 (4th lady, 1st in age category)
Avril Riddell 1:42:21 (1st in age category)

Mo Farah Foundation Olympic Park 10K, 13 December
"A great run despite the drizzle and relatively flat, with a massive medal and lots of mince pies at the end!"
Suzanne Smith 44:15 (PB)

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