Don't forget to sign up to the athletics on the calendar- the next match is this Saturday (20th) in St Albans.
Lauren has addressed some points below:
1) I'll be way behind everyone else...
You probably won't be, the standard is very varied and the bigger teams do non preferred events to pick up extra points. Even if you are at the back everyone is supportive and no one cares who comes last!
2) I don't know anyone else going...
Because it's usually a smallish team, it's a great way to get to know some of your fellow chasers and it doesn't matter if you're new.
3) I won't know what to do when I get there...
I will have the number for your vest, can point out when and where you need to be and the track or field judge will tell you anything else you need to know.
4) I'll get injured...
If you do a good warm up you'll probably be fine but may just ache a bit the next day. If you choose to do pole vault, I take no responsibility!
5) I won't enjoy it...
Rubbish! People that do the athletics come back for more. Plus if it's a new event there's a shiny new pb coming your way.
The current beginners group is now a few weeks into training and everyone is progressing really well. The group is in need of more volunteers. If you'd like to help out guiding the runners, please contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a simple way to give something back to the club and you don't have to help out every week. No previous experience is needed!
The first fixture of the Summer League is only a few weeks away. Remember to sign up for the coach as there are only a few spaces remaining.
Every 8 weeks or so, you should set yourself a technical goal to improve your running. The idea is to gradually improve your running form through incremental changes, but only ever working on one small aspect. Read John’s tips here.
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.
|Sat 20 May 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 2. St Albans||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 27 May 2017||Lee Valley VeloPark 5k, 10k, 10 Mile & Half Marathon||Road|
|Sun 4 Jun 2017||Summer League: Gunnersbury 10K||Summer League||Sign up for the coach (14 of 38 left)|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sat 17 Jun 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 3. Lee Valley||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sun 18 Jun 2017||Summer League: Harrow 10K||Summer League||Sign up for the coach (23 of 38 left)|
|Sat 8 Jul 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 4. Mile End||Track||Sign up to run|
|Sat 19 Aug 2017||Southern Athletics - Match 5. Parliament Hill||Track||Sign up to run|
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.
|Chelmsford||Matt Mead 21:54, 81|
|HM||David Nelson 97:23 (96:49), 717|
|Christiana Akingbola 1:41:12 (99:40), 1070 NEW PB|
|Alex Renton 1:40:48 (99:59), 1033 (199) NEW PB|
|Alexandra Palace||Mike Hurford 20:10, 12 (1)|
|Carmen Harrington 28:22, 128|
|Jennifer Moore 28:40, 135|
|Beckton||Simon Fitzmaurice 19:33, 3|
|Dulwich||John Mehrzad 18:40, 19|
|Hampstead Heath||Daniel Berry 20:49, 30|
|Tina Allardyce 25:25, 132 (1)|
|Matt Mead 25:26, 133|
|Highbury Fields||David Renton 21:46, 53|
|Kingsbury Water Park||Michael Shelton 21:34, 20|
|Mile End||Matt Thomas 19:41, 28|
|Roding Valley||Paul Matthews 25:55, 41 (1)|
|Tooting Common||Simon Fuller 27:51, 372|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 34:01, 90 (1) NEW PB|
|10K||Philip West 53:03 (52:12), 277 (5) NEW PB|
|Michael Teixeira 60:29 (57:06), 443 (71)|
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