There is currenly one space left in the team, however if this is not filled then we will be unable to enter. If you are free that weekend then please look up the race to see if you are interested- it is a great day out and the scenery is beautiful! We also need one more person to drive.
The Essex Way relay is a trail race with stages of between 6 and 10 miles. You can only do one scoring leg, but you can do another for fun. Sign up using the calendar below and let us know if you can drive as we will all need to drive together from leg to leg.
As someone who did this last year, I can thoroughly recommend it. The trails are a great way to see rural Essex, all the people that helped at the event were lovely and as an icing on the cake, a fish supper at the finish line! All very British.
Hi everyone. The club has 5 places reserved in the Cabbage Patch 10 mile race in Twickenham on 14 October. This is the Chasers club championship race and always has a big Chasers crowd in attendance. The places will be awarded, first to any new members or those racing for the first time with the club. Any remaining places will then be awarded on a first come first served basis. The race has been sold out for months, so this is likely to be your only chance to get yourself a place, the normal entry fee of £26.50 will still need to be paid. A final decision on who gets the places will be made in a few weeks time. To register your interest, leave a comment in the facebook post or contact Dave.
On Sunday 26th Aug, five Chasers took part in the Woldingham half/full marathon, an extremely hilly trail course in Surrey (about 1000m climbing according to my watch). The course was largely off-road, with three big hills per lap (1 lap for the half, 2 full). One of these was so steep that it was un-runnable - though in practice I ended up walking quite a lot of even the "easier" uphills.
The weather started OK, but about an hour into the event the rain started, and gradually got heavier. The trails started getting slippery, so it was slower to ascend and descend the hills (and I fell over a couple of times).
After the final hill, there are about 4 miles of overall flat/downhill so a nice end to the event. Although you are running a lot along the side of a busy road - and we were exposed to the wind and rain - by this point I was just glad to be able to away from the climbs.
It is a beautiful and well-organised event. It's fairly small but that combined with the challenge made it a good atmosphere of people supporting each other. I would highly recommend it (if you aren't looking for a PB).
John Armstrong managed a fantastic second place in the half marathon, and got a nice trophy to show for it.
The start of the MCRP10K series is fast approaching. As usual, we'll be looking for club members to marshal at these events which take place on the first Sunday of each month from October - March.These events are vital for the club as they enable us to fund Summer League, Cross Country, Southern Athletics League and to subsidise various other events throughout the year as well as keep our low membership fees.
I implore you to take heed of the following information:
If you volunteer at least once, you will get free entry to all of the other races. E.g. If you sign up to marshal the January race now, you can still run in the preceeding races free of charge.
You can sign up to volunteer via the calendar on the website. To claim your free race entries, sign in to your account and click 'enter 10k'. Once you have signed up to volunteer, you can then register for the races.
Thank you those of you who have already signed up to marshal!
See calendar below for upcoming events.
We thought it would be good to get the tradition of post Tuesday run tea and juice firmly back on the cards. With this in mind, to give some help to the people who always find theselves the ones setting up the drinks or doing the washing up, we have created a Tea rota (please follow link). Even if you only do a couple of nights a year that will be a great help!
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 2 Sep 2018||Essex Way relay||Trail||Sign up for the team (1 of 10 left)|
|Sun 2 Sep 2018||Hampstead Heath Duathlon||Triathlon||Sign up to enter (4 of 10 left)|
|Tue 4 Sep 2018||Monthly Pub Night - Tapping The Admiral||Social|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sun 4 Nov 2018||Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10K||Road||Sign up to marshal (3 of 12 left)|
|Sun 2 Dec 2018||Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10K||Road||Sign up to marshal (8 of 12 left)|
|Sun 6 Jan 2019||Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10K||Road||Sign up to marshal (7 of 12 left)|
|Sun 3 Feb 2019||Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10K||Road||Sign up to marshal (12 of 12 left)|
|Sun 3 Mar 2019||Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10K||Road||Sign up to marshal (12 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.
|Ally Pally||Mike Hurford 20:03, 9 (1) [78.97%]|
|Clacton Seafront||Paul Matthews 26:15, 37 (1) [71.43%]|
|Finsbury Park||Ronan Hoare 21:27, 46 [61.23%]|
|David Glencross 22:59, 73 [56.56%]|
|Rafaele Lamour 24:43, 113 (1) [64.73%]|
|Carmen Harrington 28:23, 204 [52.03%]|
|Eamon Byrne 28:24, 205 [53.58%]|
|Gladstone||Simon Fitzmaurice 20:53, 16 [62.49%]|
|Greenwich||David Nelson 23:05, 49 [57.18%]|
|Hampstead Heath||John Armstrong 19:53, 8 (1) [71.50%]|
|Alice Sullivan 26:18, 115 [59.25%]|
|Abdul Salam 27:23, 142 [50.76%]|
|Stephen West 30:19, 197 [46.51%]|
|Highbury Fields||Ian Girling 21:45, 34 [61.69%]|
|Oak Hill||Luke Healy 21:59, 17 [61.03%]|
|Philip West 26:32, 79 (1) [63.32%]|
|Osterley||Lizzy Muggeridge 33:36, 122 [46.38%]|
|Southwark||Steve Satchell 33:38, 242 [188.01%]|
|Tooting Common||Simon Fuller 28:41, 352 [51.83%]|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 36:04, 67 (1) [62.15%]|
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