To mark the club’s 30th Anniversary Gerry Naughton, the clubs founder member, presented Andrea Sanders-Reece with a Lifetime Achievements award at the Mornington Chasers Regent’s Park 10k race on Sunday.
It was a cold crisp morning but it did nothing to detract from a great day out. Thanks to all the volunteers and pacers and to Abigail and Ben for taking some great shots of the runners which are linked to the results page.
More volunteers 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. You also get free entry to the other races in the series. Check the club calendar for dates of the next races.
Talacre Sports Centre will be closed from 19th Dec to the 3rd Jan. Our last training week will be w/c 12th Dec and we will recommence on the 3rd of January. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for any runs organised by individuals or post your own run and someone might join you. Check out the 30 routes from Talacre if you’re stuck for ideas. https://www.chaser.me.uk/routes/routes.php
There will be no track session at Parliament Hill Athletics Track on Thursday, December 22nd and Thursday, December 29th. Urban recommends to those who want to train on those days to do a fartlek session around Regent’s Park
Who wouldn't love a race which starts with a Snoop Dogg concert in a car park and was won by a guy in an Elvis costume?! The Vegas Strip at Night marathon was a fun, don't-take-it-too-seriously run taking in all the sights on the Vegas Strip, along with downtown and some less glamorous industrial areas, too. Starting at 4.30pm, the tricky thing was getting the race day fuelling right (I didn't) and trying to get selfies of the sunset (I did.) A great experience and a wonderful way to meet and chat to runners from all over the world (82 countries, to be exact.) The Rock n Roll series are a bit of a spectacle, but always fun nonetheless.- Suzanne Janes
Don’t forget its pub night on Tuesday. Emma has booked tables at Tapping the Admiral from 8.30pm. Nelson looks forward to seeing you all.
The cereal-box championship at the Christmas after-party was this year won by Charlotte Lund with a breath-taking display of flexibility. Last year’s winner, Lauren Longhurst, reacted to defeat with notably poor grace. Meanwhile, Nick Burton took home the men’s prize in a closely fought competition, benefitting ultimately from Dan Hedley’s continuous drinking and Dave Glencross’s pulled muscle. John Armstrong (in a manner most lithe) lead the field in the particularly lacklustre V40 category.
LONDON MARATHON CLUB PLACES
It's that time of year again when members can apply for a club place in the London Marathon in April. To apply, send an email to Adrian Cathersides (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of day Monday 19 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 have been a member for at least 12 months)
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 a fully paid up first claim Mornington Chasers member and not have used a club London Marathon place within the last three years.
More details can be found at http://www.chaser.me.uk/racing/londonmarathon.php
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 6 Dec 2016||Pub night||Social|
|Wed 7 Dec 2016||Marathon Seminar Series (Part 1) - General Preparation||Other|
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 (2 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 (8 of 12 left)|
|Sun 19 Feb 2017||Middlesex Vets CC Champs||Cross Country||Sign up to run. No entries on the day.|
|Sat 25 Feb 2017||2017 Saucony National Cross Country Championships||Cross Country||Sign up if you wish to run in this event. No entries on the day.|
|Sun 5 Mar 2017||Regent's Park 10K - 5th March||Road||Sign up to marshal (9 of 12 left)|
If you want to upload a photo or your results are missing, visit log in to our website and update your picture and Power of 10 ID.
|ZXC||Daniel Berry 41:04, 244 (74)|
|Mar||Michael Taylor 04:18:06 (04:18:06), 2 (2)|
|Ashton Court||John Mehrzad 00:19:47, 20 (2)|
|Barking||Paul Matthews 25:38, 41 (1)|
|Finsbury Park||Daniel Hedley 22:40, 70|
|michele Griffiths 24:55, 131 (1)|
|Hackney Marshes||Sarah Whittaker-Axon 22:18, 38 (1)|
|Hampstead Heath||Alon Caspi 28:07, 140|
|Highbury Fields||ADRIAN CATHERSIDES 18:57, 12|
|Jennifer Moore 28:00, 144 NEW PB|
|Lizzy Muggeridge 29:09, 161|
|Horsham||Michael Shelton 20:36, 18|
|Tooting Common||Myles Preston 17:24, 1 (1)|
|7.8KXC||Daniel Berry 32:20, 97 (12)|
|John Lynch 34:04, 127 (1)|
|Simone Stoppa 34:22, 133|
|Matt Thomas 34:28, 135|
|Fiona Russell 36:35, 23 (8)|
|David Nelson 36:55, 160|
|Avril Riddell 37:26, 28|
|Gary Homewood 37:45, 167 (29)|
|Rafaele Lamour 42:46, 53 (14)|
|Anne Caspi 42:48, 54 (4)|
|Mar||Mirko Senatore 03:29:39 (03:27:31), 1711 (291)|
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