This year marks the 30th anniversary of the club and we will stage the 'Chase the Pace 5,000m and 10,000m' at Parliament Hill Athletics Track on 27th August. To support those Chasers wanting to do well, achieve more and smash their 5k/10k PBs this summer, we have put a 16 week 5k/10k training programme together. Coach Urban has designed a training programme for runners training 4x (optional 5x) per week. The schedule progresses from general to (5k/10k) specific and aligns Thursday track sessions and the Summer League races between June and August.
If you have not been training much recently or you just recovered from injury, we recommend to transition gradually, i.e. run a couple of miles less, run a few repetitions less and add 10% in distance to your run per week, ultimately you will be back on track and can follow the schedule again. Thanks to our 'web wizard' John for putting the schedule up on the Chasers Website. The site allows you to enter your 5k time and provides choice for those who want to train 5x / week. We will post more details for the Thursday track sessions on the Chasers Facebook group.
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The Tuesday session this week will be led by Andrea and the Thursday track session by Urban. Details will be posted on the Mornington Chasers Facebook page in advance for anyone unable to attend.
Conti Lightning Run, Sunday 1st May
Conti Lightning Run is a 12hr relay race around a beautiful 10km trail lap in South Derbyshire. We nervously entered as a female pair - Team Goose and Bear (Lucy Fox and Claire Briggs) and would spend the day running alternate loops. The race started at 6am and from then on we chowed down 10ks for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with some extra 10k snacks for good measure. Come the 6pm cut off we were both truly stuffed. Spurred on by the great community atmosphere (and an inconceivable amount of flapjacks) we managed to secure a Chasers victory, first female pair! We're hoping to replicate the success at the beasty 24hr Thunder run later in the summer - Claire Briggs
Hackney Half Marathon
Hackney is definitely a great route for a PB, but not on the hottest day of the year surrounded by about 15,000 runners. I spent a lot of my time looking for Jeremy Corbyn (who was apparently there to support the runners) but I couldn't spot him, unfortunately. The race village felt like Glastonbury Festival; lots of spectators enjoying themselves. There was certainly a whiff of some illegal substances in the air... – Myles Preston
Here's whats happening over the next few weeks other than our usual Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday runs. You can find our full calendar on the website.
|Sun 15 May 2016||Triathlon London League - Crystal Palace Triathlon||Triathlon|
|Sat 21 May 2016||Southern Athletics League - Thurrock||Track||Take part/volunteer|
|Mon 23 May 2016||Committee Meeting||Other|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sat 18 Jun 2016||Southern Athletics League - Mile End||Track||Take part/volunteer|
|Wed 29 Jun 2016||Talk - Developing a positive race mindset||Other||Sign up|
|Sat 9 Jul 2016||Southern Athletics League - Woodford||Track||Take part/volunteer|
|Sat 23 Jul 2016||Thunder Run||Trail||Sign up to take part.|
|Sun 24 Jul 2016||Summer League - Regent's Park||Summer League||Sign up to marshal|
|Sat 20 Aug 2016||Southern Athletics League - Battersea||Track||Take part/volunteer|
|Sat 27 Aug 2016||Chase the Pace 5km and 10km!!||Track||Take part|
|Sun 20 Nov 2016||St Neots Half Marathon||Road||Sign up for transport|
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|Mar||Tina Allardyce 4:34:36 (4:19:53), 20540 (997) NEW PB|
|Mar||Myles Preston 3:09:42 (3:09:26), 58 NEW PB|
|Simon Fitzmaurice 3:34:36 (3:31:39), 251|
|Ben Barker 3:39:03 (3:36:08), 304 NEW PB|
|Alexandra Palace||Mike Hurford 20:30, 10 (1)|
|Finsbury Park||michele Griffiths 24:58, 104|
|Rafaele Lamour 25:49, 128|
|Hannah McQuarrie 25:52, 131|
|Hackney Marshes||David Nelson 20:11, 12|
|Sarah Whittaker-Axon 23:09, 41|
|Highbury Fields||Richard Silverton 18:29, 5 (1)|
|10K||Nicola Heron 46:46 (46:30), 238|
|Mar||David Thorne 03:09:42 (03:09:42), 71 (21)|
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