Four Chasers made their way to St Albans last Saturday for the second Southern Athletics League fixture of the year (a whopping 33% increase on the previous match). Sun followed by lashing rain and hailstones followed by more sun followed by a light rain shower made for a sunburnt and damp team. Nevertheless, we represented the club across various track and field events.
Lauren broke the current club record for 800m and was still fresh enough to take part in the 400m, and win overall in the high jump. Dave Nelson scored pbs in the men’s 800m and 3000m while Stephen flew about in the 400m and 3000m (also a pb) and managed a few graceful landings in the triple jump. I (Carmen) secured a 400m pb thanks to the woman behind me who was threatening to pass me with a sprint finish. I also learned that I won’t be quitting my job to become a professional javelin thrower any time soon.
Our grand plan to enter the entire team into the women's 400m relay didn't come into fruition as none of us thought to bring any wigs for the men but also due to the astounding moral compasses possessed by all team members.
The next fixture will take place at Lee Valley athletics track on the 17th of June. Come along and see if you can beat a club record yourself, or at least try to beat my javelin score (it might be a good idea to practice throwing a javelin prior to entering the event).
A training schedule has been put together to give you some ideas and structure for your runs outside of the Tuesday and Thursday club nights.
The schedule will continue throughout the year and be based around the target races in the calendar, but provides a useful structure for anyone looking to get out there and improve their running in general.
It's fully adjustable, allowing you to choose how many days each week you would like to run and then it bases your runs around your estimated 10k time. Access it here.
Chislehurst half marathon
Apart from having to run an extra half mile the race was a lovely mix of trail and roads, quite hilly and (mostly...) well-organised.- Ian
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 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 (15 of 38 left)|
|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)|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|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.
|100||Avril Riddell 20.5, 3 NEW PB|
|1500||Avril Riddell 6:31.5, 1|
|Alexandra Palace||Mike Hurford 20:20, 10 (1)|
|Fiona Carr 26:08, 90 (1)|
|Chelmsford||Matt Mead 22:45, 99|
|Crane Park||Daren Morley 25:50, 70|
|Hampstead Heath||Daniel Berry 20:56, 19 (1)|
|Highbury Fields||Fiona Russell 22:25, 70|
|Kingsbury Water Park||Michael Shelton 20:15, 14|
|Mile End||Matt Thomas 20:16, 30|
|Redbridge||Paul Matthews 25:38, 58|
|Roding Valley||Hannah Jean McQuarrie 33:47, 101|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 33:45, 97 (1) NEW PB|
|10M||Matt Mead 78:28 (78:09), 146 (99) NEW PB|
|HM||Carl Heron 88:40 (88:36), 159 (4) NEW PB|
|10KMT||Simon Fitzmaurice 40:23, 8|
|HMMT||Ian Girling 1:45:44 (1:45:38), 87 (long course due to error)|
|10KNAD||Alex Renton 45:55 (45:50), 171|
|Heather Marshall 51:25 (51:15), 387 (30)|
|Ronan Hoare 64:34 (63:31), 888|
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