On Tuesday night there will be a head-torch run across Hampstead Heath to celebrate Halloween. Bring a head torch if you have one - we will have a few spare, but beginners and people turning up for the first time will have priority for those. Scary outfits recommended, if you don’t have one, make do with black lipstick or just a sinister demeanour. It will be utterly terrifying, so we will head to Tapping the Admiral afterwards for a pint to calm our nerves.
We’ll be heading to Tapping the Admiral after Spooky Run this Tuesday for pies and pints. The only thing you’ll find scary about this is that sometimes they run out of pies. Get your order in quick. As usual, tables are booked from 20:30 onwards. Hope you can all make it.
Don’t forget, this Sunday 6th November is the club’s 10K club championship at Regent’s Park. If you have marshalled or signed up to marshal then you can run the race for free. Marshalling spots are still available for January, February and March.
The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 14 November at 7pm at The Grafton pub, just down the road from the Talacre. Please come! This is your chance to discuss the direction of the club. And there will be snacks! A new committee will be voted in to take up their posts in 2017. The committee welcomes new members - a list of the roles can be found on this page. If you are interested in standing for any of the roles, please email Alice before the AGM. If you would like to discuss the roles with the current incumbents, please see the “Who’s who” on the website.
A reminder that the London Cross Country Championships will be held on the 19 November 2016 at Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY - 01/11/2016 so go and sign up, get your spikes and start baking...
Full details on the link above.
If you’re running St Neots Half Marathon on 20th November there’s no need to worry about travel. A coach has been booked to take us to and from the race. Pick up is at 7am from Talacre and we will be returning between 12.30-13.30. It’s free, but could you please sign up here.
You will need to sign up by Tuesday 1st November as numbers will need to be confirmed with the coach company.
Time to get out of your lycra and into your dancing shoes. Our Christmas party will be held at The Grafton on 2nd December. There will be music, food, beverages, an elaborately-designed cake, and prizes. Tickets on sale now here.
We need music! If any of you are interested in putting together a playlist, please e-mail me and tell me how long your playlist is. You don’t have to create a playlist for the whole night! 30 minutes to an hour would be great. You will need to download the playlist onto your phone or laptop, which we can connect to the speakers at the Grafton. If we get enough volunteers, there will be a prize for the best set.
A Long Sleeved Tech T-Shirt has been produced for our Regent’s Park 10k Series. If club members would like to buy one it is available through the website store for £15.
It is now official that we meet on Thursdays at Parliament Hill Track itself at 7:30pm rather than at Talacre. This just means that we will no longer guarantee to have anyone at Talacre at 7:15 to show people the way. The website has been changed to reflect this.
Tuesday's coached session will be led by Andrea. This will be a hill session at Primrose Hill, starting from Talacre. The session includes a mix of technique, threshold (for endurance) and hard hills (for strength). Between now and the end of the year Tuesday sessions alternate between hills and circuits to build a strong base for all events in 2017. Tuesday coaching is aimed at all levels and sessions are usually based on 'effort'. Thursday’s session will be at Parliament Hill track, led by Chris. Details will be posted on the Mornington Chasers Facebook page in advance for anyone unable to attend. Thursday’s sessions can also be found here.
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Jekyll and Hyde Park Duathlon, 30 October
The spookily misty start to Sunday saw the final event in the London Triathlon League, the Jekyll and Hyde Park Duathlon. Three members from Mornington Chasers made it to race - Jonno, Gareth and Andrea with Avril marshalling. The course was different from usual with even tighter dead turns and a couple of extra loops making for challenging race conditions on the cycling section. The weather was perfect for running with barely a breath of wind. It is great to have a duathlon in central London which is easily accessible and the Hallowe'en fancy dress costumes added to the fun.
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.
|Tue 1 Nov 2016||Spooky Run III||Trail|
|Tue 1 Nov 2016||Pub night||Social|
|Sun 6 Nov 2016||Regent's Park 10K - 6th November (Club Championship)||Road||Sign up to marshal (0 of 12 left)|
|Sun 6 Nov 2016||Marlow Half Marathon & Marlow 7||Road|
|Sat 12 Nov 2016||Start Fitness Met League - Stevenage||Cross Country|
|Sun 13 Nov 2016||Grand Union Canal Half Marathon||Road|
|Mon 14 Nov 2016||AGM||Other|
|Sat 19 Nov 2016||London Cross Country Championships||Cross Country||Sign up to run|
|Sun 20 Nov 2016||St Neots Half Marathon||Road||Sign up for transport|
|Sat 26 Nov 2016||North London County Cross Country Championships||Cross Country||Sign up to run. No entries on the day.|
|Sat 26 Nov 2016||Soririty and Fraternity Cup||Cross Country|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sat 7 Jan 2017||Middlesex Cross Country Championship||Cross Country||Sign up to run|
|Sun 8 Jan 2017||Regent's Park 10K - 8th January||Road||Sign up to marshal (3 of 12 left)|
|Sat 21 Jan 2017||Chasers take over Hampstead Heath Parkrun||Road||Volunteer now!|
|Sat 28 Jan 2017||SEAA Southern Cross Country Championship||Cross Country||Sign up to run|
|Sun 5 Feb 2017||Regent's Park 10K - 5th February||Road||Sign up to marshal (9 of 12 left)|
|Sun 5 Mar 2017||Regent's Park 10K - 5th March||Road||Sign up to marshal (11 of 12 left)|
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|Ally pally||Kay Gillett 00:25:07 NEW PB|
|Finsbury Park||Brandon Leung 24:48, 129|
|100MMT||Andrew Disley 27:15:54, 164 (5)|
|Alexandra Palace||Kay Gillett 00:25:12|
|Mar||Myles Preston 2:52:44 (2:52:40), 22 NEW PB|
|Matt Thomas 3:27:55 (3:27:22), 291 NEW PB|
|Mar||Michael Shelton 4:20:10 (4:15:42), 395|
|5K||Avril Riddell 22:47, 149 (3)|
|Andrea Sanders-Reece 23:19, 167 (4)|
|John H Grigg 34:48, 243 (2)|
|Cassiobury park||Mansour Radjabi 00:20:27, 14 (1) NEW PB|
|Mar||Hope Sloly 3:10:06 (3:09:41) (25)|
|Other||Andrea Sanders-Reece 01:42:45 (01:42:32), 134 (1)|
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