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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

10 January 2016

- Committee meeting tomorrow
- Membership annual fees due
- Winter Series, help needed 
- Brick session dates
- Cross Country
- Indoor track season
- Sessions this week
- Race results & reports

Newsletter 10 January 2016

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

The first committee meeting of the year takes place tomorrow, Monday 11 January in the upstairs room at The Grafton pub on Prince of Wales Road from 7pm.  All members are welcome.  

You can now renew your membership for 2016 for £40 here:

If you want England Athletics membership for 2016/17 (starting in April) then please ensure the box in the My Details section of the website is ticked:

You can also add a photograph of yourself on here for our who's who.

If you would like England Athletics membership for 2015/16 and you don't have it yet then please email membership@chaser.me.uk.

I will be sending out reminders periodically so let me know if you have any difficulties renewing. If you do not renew by the end of March then we will automatically resign you, however you can also do this yourself if you would like to on the website.

Seb Rule
Membership Secretary

Members are needed to marshal the next two races in our winter series on 7 February and 6 March. 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

The first monthly brick session (bike and run) will take place on Saturday 16 Janaury 9am at Regent's Park track with Jono and Andrea. Everyone is welcome to try this out, particularly those new to multi-sport or who would like to practice in a supportive environment. Essential items: a bike, helmet, bike shoes (if you have them), running shoes, water. Your bike will be watched while you run but please avoid bringing other valuables. This first session concentrates on smooth transitions (including practice), safety on the bike, triathlon/duathlon rules about drafting/non-drafting etc and any questions you may have. The practice will include 2-4 laps of Regent's Park on your bike + 4 laps of the Regent's Park track on your feet.  Future dates are planned as follows: 

13 February
12 March
9 April
14 May

The next date in the Met League is this Saturday 16 January at Horsenden Hill, details at http://www.metleague.co.uk/fixtures.html#fixture4

Aged over 35 and love cross country?
The Veterans Athletics Club (VAC) XC Championships is on 21 January at 14:30 on Wimbledon Common (SW19 4UL) and guest runners / athletes over the age of 35 are welcome. The cost to non VAC members is £5 and registration is at the start. Refreshments, social gathering and awards take place at Belgrave Hall (Belgrave Harriers club house) after the event.
VAC is our regional masters club for members over the age of 35. In order to get affiliation to and participate in British Masters events (road, athletics and XC) members need to be a member of a regional masters club. This event is a great opportunity to meet other members of the club and experience a different cross country. For more details: http://www.vac.org.uk


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

Tuesday	 - Coached session with Andrea, suitable for all levels - threshold focus plus running form  
	 - Various pace runs at various distances
	 - Couch to 5K
Thursday - Hills with Andrea, suitable for all levels.  Hill sessions build strength and are an excellent session in the early weeks of marathon training.  
Saturday - Brick session (bike and run) - 9am at Regent's Park track.  
Sunday morning long runs - see Facebook for paces/distances.  
For more details about runs, cycle rides 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 Serpentine New Year's Day 10K, 1 January
In last week’s results we should have mentioned: 
Annaka Charters, Fiona Russell and Amy Koerbel won the third team prize
Fiona Russell won V45 category prize 

Middlesex County Championships (Wormwood Scrubs), 9 January
"Conditions: possibly the muddiest so far.  Mainly flat, very muddy in places"

Senior Women (8K):
28 Fiona Russell 35:22
59 Lynne Connolly 42:17
62 Rafaele Lamour 42:52
74 Lucy Francis 48:10

Senior Men (12K):
39 William McNulty 45:36

Mile End parkrun, 9 January
29 Simon Fitzmaurice 20:22

Highbury Fields parkrun, 9 January
4 Kevin Gormley 18:19 PB
7 Richard Silverton 18:42
25 Ian Girling 20:11
58 Jacinda Kemps 22:05 PB
94 Vernon Clement 24:17
192 Lizzy Muggeridge 29:47

Hampstead Heath parkrun, 9 January
5 Phil Tysoe 19:27
149 Anne Caspi 27:58

Hackney Marshes parkrun, 9 January
51 Sarah Whittaker-Axon 22:33

Finsbury Park parkrun, 9 January
4 Dave Glencross 18:30
19 Chris Zair 20:03
44 David Nelson 21:25
144 michele Griffiths 25:59

Ally Pally parkrun, 9 January
14 Mike Hurford 21:15 PB
56 Hannah McQuarrie 25:20

Velopark Duathlon, 10 January
2 mile run + 10 mile cycle + 1 mile run
"The first of the year of this super series of increasingly popular duathlons at the Olympic Velopark sold out quickly. Conditions today were very cold and windy making the course, particularly on the bike, very challenging. I discovered the hard way that wearing two pairs of gloves was not helpful during transitions though I imagine numb fingers would also have struggled to pull on shoes. However, on the plus side and very surprisingly considering recent form and above errors, I was faster than the equivalent race last January."
Andrea Sanders-Reece 16:11 (inc T1) + 34:58 (inc T2) + 7:34 = 58:43 (Gold, W50)

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