The first race of the Orion Harriers Forest Five series took place last Saturday. I usually don't venture too close to the edge of Greater London for fear of ending up somewhere like Potters Bar, but the race came highly recommended from one Eamon Byrne (and rumour has it he no longer gets out of bed for any run less than 50km long). We had six Chasers at the start line. One of them brought their ruffian North London ways out to the tranquil forest with them and was spotted elbowing a fellow Chaser in the torso in order to get ahead. The aforementioned Eamon warned me to watch out for a few hills but apart from an incline at the beginning, there seemed to be no greater dangers than landing in a giant cow pat or having the spit of a ******** ** runner (club name redacted) land on ones shoe. It was at exactly 2.4 miles that a hill appeared, seemingly out of nowhere. We were able to enjoy a downhill stretch until at the home straight another hill appeared which made for a tough last half mile. Well done to Anne Caspi, first Chaser past the post. Although he was wearing a ******** **** vest (club name redacted) I have to give a special mention to Stephen Fabes who won the race.
The route is set entirely in the woods and has a friendly club atmosphere. It is suitable for all abilities and the likelihood of seeing a few horses is high. If you get a chance, come along to the next races on the 6th of July and 3rd of August. More info available here.
- Carmen Harrington
The next athletics fixture is Saturday 15th June. Please sign up by Thursday 13th if you would like to participate.
Our beginners group graduation 5K will be on Saturday 29th June at Hampstead Heath Parkrun. All are welcome, please come along if you can!
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 15 Jun 2019||Athletics- Parliament hill||Track||Sign up to run|
|Fri 21 Jun 2019||Golden Stag Mile||Track|
|Sun 23 Jun 2019||Summer League - Headstone Manor 5m||Summer League|
|Sun 30 Jun 2019||Summer League - Perivale 5m||Summer League|
|Tue 2 Jul 2019||Monthly Chasers Pub Night @ Tapping The Admiral||Social|
|Mon 8 Jul 2019||Committee Meeting||Other|
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
|Sun 21 Jul 2019||Summer League - Regents Park 10k||Summer League||Sign up to volunteer (6 of 20 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.
|HM||Emily Wright 1:51:43 (1:47:19), 2034 [61.02%] NEW PB|
|Ella Gibbons 2:06:47 (2:00:34), 4062 [54.08%] NEW PB|
|Mar||Katharine Dixon 4:26:21 (4:15:34), 3527 [52.99%]|
|Walthamstow||Tony Him 00:21:51, 14 (2) [62.32%] NEW PB|
|5K||Carl Heron 19:44, 58 (1) [78.97%]|
|200||Patrick Kyle 26.01, 1|
|10K||Katharine Dixon 49:39 (49:19), 124 [61.51%]|
|Buncrana, IRL||Ronan Hoare 19:30, 1 [67.69%]|
|Coldham’s Common||John Bickley 36:05, 262 [45.77%]|
|Finsbury Park||David Glencross 19:40, 18 [66.19%]|
|Ben Bond 20:51, 32 [62.75%]|
|michele griffiths 25:40, 170 [67.27%]|
|Gladstone||Patrick Kyle 19:04, 5 (1) [69.49%]|
|Mary Kyle 27:33, 100 (1) [64.19%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Daniel Berry 21:27, 27 (1) [72.03%]|
|Alex Renton 23:23, 75 [59.02%]|
|rebecca taylor 23:47, 83 [65.52%]|
|Highbury Fields||Bruno Papadacci 18:33, 5 (1) [70.80%]|
|David Renton 20:13, 33 [70.82%]|
|Lizzy Muggeridge 30:33, 255 [51.45%]|
|Horton Park||Carl Heron 20:20, 4 [76.64%]|
|Jamaica Pond, USA||David Nelson 25:12, 27 [52.65%]|
|Oak Hill||Ian Harvey 26:02, 81 [56.66%]|
|Valentines||Paul Matthews 26:26, 58 (1) [72.19%]|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 38:44, 107 (1) [59.64%]|
|5MMT||Stephen Fabes 28:48, 1 [75.17%]|
|Anne Caspi 40:49, 80 (3) [74.99%]|
|Carmen Harrington 42:13, 90 [56.65%]|
|Alon Caspi 42:37, 94 (4) [61.02%]|
|5M||Eamon Byrne 42:20, 91 [58.37%]|
|86.83K||Marc Cohen 7:55:38, 894|
|5K||Myles Preston 17:23, 35 [75.55%]|
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