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Mornington Chasers Newsletter

18 January 2016

- Winter Series, help needed 
- 2015 AGM minutes
- Trail race in May
- Sessions this week
- Race results & reports

Newsletter 17 January 2016

FOR DETAILS ABOUT ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES, DATES ETC please go to the club website http://www.chaser.me.uk
Previous newsletters can be found at https://www.chaser.me.uk/news/archive.php

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 minutes from the 2015 AGM in November are now available on the website at http://www.chaser.me.uk/docs/2016/AGM_2015 Minutes_and_Actions.pdf

A gang of Chasers will be running a 17km race in the Lake District in May. We're hoping to hire a large house for the weekend (should work out roughly the same cost as a B&B). Note that the race is on the Saturday morning. If anyone would like to join us please sign up for the "Staveley 17K and 10K" on the events calendar and click "I'm doing it!".

Tuesday	 - Coached hills session with Andrea, suitable for all levels 
	 - Various pace runs at various distances
Thursday - Track with Andrea, suitable for all levels.  
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

Derbyshire County Championships, 9 January
4 Kelly Thorneycroft 33:42

Runthrough Brixton 10K, 10 January
"3 lap course entirely on footpaths up and down Brockwell Park near Herne Hill - pretty steep at times, but a fun, undulating run in lovely green surroundings. I have always enjoyed Runthrough events - affordable, nice locations, well organised."
21 Simon Fitzmaurice 40:41

Mornington Chasers' Regents Park 10K Winter Series, 10 January
24 Gareth Jones 40:22 PB
154 Kirsty Bunning 50:15 PB
185 Paul Matthews 53:46
196 Phil West 54:24 PB

Start Fitness Metropolitan League (Horsenden Hill), 16 January

Women (6K): 
60 Fiona Russell 28:08
91 Avril Riddell 29:51
166 Alice Sullivan 36:45

Men (8K):
89 William McNulty 35:07
184 Richard Silverton 38:23
193 John Armstrong 38:49
263 Adrian Cathersides 41:38
275 Ian Girling 42:11
286 Yoel Marson 42:54
295 John Lynch 43:31
311 Gary Homewood 44:44
345 Jerry Bryan 46:58

Country to Capital 45, 16 January
"The Country to Capital 45 (actually 42.2) is the first ultra of the year. If you fancy giving ultra running a go (and you should!) I would strongly recommend it.  The race starts from Wendover which you get to on the first train from Marylebone.  The first half of the run is on trails through the very attractive Buckinghamshire countryside.  At half way you hit the Grand Union at Denham, go through Southall, Alperton, Park Royal and finish, very conveniently, at Little Venice. Five checkpoints with water, cake etc.  Route finding is idiot proof on the canal and at the start you follow everybody else.  In the second quarter you need to know which way up to hold map.  By way of context the winner did the race in 4:59 (!?!) and my time put me at the bottom of the third quartile. Cut off is 11 hours which gives you loads of margin."
Andrew Disley 8:33:55

Ally Pally parkrun, 16 January
20 Mike Hurford 21:01 PB

Chelmsford Central parkrun, 16 January
22 David Nelson 20:06

Finsbury Park parkrun, 16 January
20 Dave Glencross 19:25
166 Michele Griffiths 27:03

Hackney Marshes parkrun, 16 January
11 Simon Fitzmaurice 19:20

Hampstead Heath parkrun, 16 January
101 Vernon Clement 26:29

Highbury Fields parkrun, 16 January
23 Georg Isola 20:20
30 Hope Sloly 20:35
176 Caireen O'Hagan 29:55
177 John Armstrong 29:56

Kingsbury Water parkrun, 16 January
48 Michael Shelton 22:39

Valentines parkrun, 16 January
83 Paul Matthews 26:04

South of England AA (Lee Valley), 16 January
7 David Renton 2:28.29

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