The first of two 3k races took place at Parliament Hill Track on Saturday. Well done to everyone who took part. Great running and top effort all round. It was brilliantly organised by Sarah Funderburk with volunteer support by her top officials, Robert Scott and Lizzy Muggeridge.
The schedule is here to take us to the next 3k on May 8th. We are trying something a bit different to give everyone some options to focus on speed or endurance. Next week and the following week there will be 3 "speedier sessions" to choose from: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you only do one, choose the Thursday Track session. If you are aiming to build 3k and mile pace, do the Tuesday and Thursday sessions. If you wish to work on your endurance, do the Thursday and Saturday sessions.
Note about Tuesday sessions - these will not be coached, so we encourage anyone who wants to do it to lead or join a group and try the session at the RP track
Note about Saturday sessions - these are now club sessions so there is no need to book via Eventbrite. Just sign up on the Chaser calendar once posted
Click here for Sarah's latest coaching blog.
This week's track session will be 5-6 x 800m at 5k pace with 400m jog recoveries. Total 4000-4800m hard 2000-2400m recovery
Let us know here if you missed out on track because the two Thursday sessions were fully booked, and would have liked a slot, so we know how many places we would ideally want to provide.
It’s still not too late to sign-up/take part in Chase-Go! Fewer participants than last time so far, but on the positive there’s less need as we can now run in sixes. Also means that current participants have a greater chance of winning! Join in here!
Pilates led by Danielle Smreczak take place on Mondays at 6pm. Connection details will be shared on Facebook in advance. A previously recorded class is available here
This race was postponed from March 2020 so we were very happy to have our first opportunity this year to get out and go long. An early alarm call for the 05:35am train from Euston to Northampton meant we were in for a very long day.
After a cold damp start with the temperature considerable cooler than the mild weather in London we were off promptly at 8am.
The recent dry weather made running conditions underfoot good with only a few short muddy sections which were easy to get around.
The race is a single circular 54 (55 with a few navigation errors) mile loop starting/finishing in Brixworth Country Park in Northamptonshire.
The route takes you through two country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns following parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round.
Although the route is not marked the organisers provided a map booklet and an excellent GPX course for those of us fortunate enough to have fancy pants sports watches.
We were continuously passed by two runners who were attempting to follow the map book and not making a very good job of it.
36.5 miles of cross country trails, 15.6 miles of road and 1.8 miles of canal tow path with only 2315 ft of elevation to contend with.
As expected there were some stiles to climb over and a few locked gates too but nothing too difficult.
There were 6 checkpoints crewed by local running clubs who were very encouraging and after a final hour of running in the dark with head torches we were given hot drinks to warm us up at the finish.
A very friendly marshal even gave us a lift back to the train station in time for the 11pm train home.
There were 102 finishers out of 107 starters which is impressive for an ultra.
First male finished in an incredible 07:25:15 averaging 08:14 pace. First lady came home in 09:26:51 averaging 10:29 pace.
We would thoroughly recommend this race.
Eamon & Andrew
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.
08/05/2021 Chaser 3k
Join - deadline 2021-05-01
17/04/2021 Chingford League Relays
15/04/2021 Track Thursday
Run at 19:20 (1 of 15 left)
15/04/2021 Couldn't sign up for track
I was too slow!
17/04/2021 Saturday Morning Track
Join (20 of 30 left)
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|Studley, AUS||Tess Bright 25:59, 31 [57.09%]|
|10K||Jonathan Thomson 39:01, 79 (22) [71.04%]|
|10K||Alex Renton 43:41, 82 (11) [64.94%]|
|Studley, AUS||Tess Bright 24:30, 34 [60.54%]|
|Mar||Matteo Carminati 3:39:55, 310 [55.97%] NEW PB|
|5K||Henry Woodward 16:31, 45 [78.61%] NEW PB|
|John Armstrong 17:56, 120 (5) [81.04%]|
|5KNAD||Simon Fitzmaurice 18:48, 58 [69.86%]|
|David Nelson 21:56, 135 [61.17%]|
|Juliette Westbrook 23:26, 41 [63.02%]|
|Jennifer Moore 25:46, 78 [57.31%]|
|Carmen Harrington 25:59, 79 [56.83%]|
|Collette Farnol 26:36, 85 [55.64%]|
|Fiona Carr 27:46, 95 [53.30%]|
|Nicky Chorley 27:52, 211 [47.85%]|
|Sarah Funderburk 27:53, 96 [54.09%]|
|Stephen West 33:27, 228 (66) [43.10%]|
|Other||Andrew Disley 13:28:32 (13:28:32), 100|
|Eamon Byrne 13:32:50 (13:32:50), 101 (87)|
|3000||Henry Woodward 00:09:46, 1 [75.09%]|
|Russ Hall 00:10:01 [75.77%]|
|Alex Astley 00:10:13, 3 [71.78%]|
|John Armstrong 00:10:50, 4 [75.57%]|
|Jonathan Thomson 00:10:59, 5 [70.13%]|
|Finlay Brown 00:11:27, 6 [64.05%]|
|Matt Brand 00:11:33, 7 [64.23%]|
|Daan Hanssen 00:11:39, 8 [63.68%]|
|Rendy Prakoso 00:11:44, 9 [62.66%]|
|Daniel Berry 00:11:53, 10 [74.76%]|
|David Nelson 00:11:59, 11 [62.90%]|
|Lydia Thomson 00:12:00, 12 [69.64%]|
|Alex Renton 00:12:02, 13 [65.46%]|
|Rachel Rosenthal 00:12:15, 14 [68.48%]|
|Rosie Young 00:12:27, 15 [67.12%]|
|Andy Davies 00:12:31, 16 [58.59%]|
|Ellie Holloway 00:12:34, 17 [66.50%]|
|Emily Morgan 00:12:38, 18 [66.15%]|
|Gaby Anderson 00:12:45, 19 [65.55%]|
|Emma Hayward 00:13:04, 20 [64.38%]|
|Jemima Ellis 00:13:46, 21 [60.70%]|
|Alice Sullivan 00:14:04, 22 [66.29%]|
|Tina Allardyce 00:15:15, 23 [60.41%]|
|Collette Farnol 00:15:16, 24 [54.95%]|
|Abigail Cass 00:18:45, 25 [44.60%]|
|Eleanor Thomson 00:19:10, 26 [50.49%]|
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