A reminder that the only way to get a place on any of the Beginners 0k to 5k courses is to register via this waiting list, so that places can be allocated fairly on a first-come first-served basis. You will not be offered a beginners place by virtue of being a member or having a friend who is a member, if you're name's not down, you don't get a place. This is the only way we can allocate places fairly. Please also note that Beginners is not available on a temporary membership and anyone allocated a place will need to pay the full annual membership fee of £30 (or £20 for anyone unsalaried). Anyone new and joining the club purely to access the Beginners course, please do not pay for membership until you have received confirmation from Laurie that you have a place. If you miss out on a place in June, you'll be offered a place in September.
Athletics this Sunday (12th June) is at Parliament Hill. Please sign up by tomorrow the 9th of June.
We are all excited for a proper series of Summer League events this year. The first of these will be held at Headstone Manor on Sunday the 19th of June. Please see this link for further details and how the scoring system works. If you have children please bring them along for the mile race where there are many points to be gained. Nick Johnson will be organising a coach so if you are coming it would be great if you could sign up here.
The next fixture after this one is 3rd of July at Perivale. There will also be a coach on that day.
The Sri Chimnoy 5k series at Battersea Park began this week and takes place each Tuesday through June. Well done to Henry and Dan who ran yesterday. A group of us have signed up for the Kangaroo Hop on the 21st of June
The Hampstead Tri
This year has been a year of firsts for me. In amongst others, there has been my first big race with the Chasers, first XC, first HM, first trip to the Lido, first trip to the ponds and then on Saturday the 28th of May my first run, swim and bun!
The parkrun itself was a moment of running clarity for me. The overall run, swim and bun experience was a reminder of just how grateful I am to have so many great things and great people in my life.
A surprisingly infrequent park runner and moreover, even less of an enthusiast than many would assume this race gave me some real running clarity. Sometimes all you need is a few laps of the Heath with your mates. No more, no less than that. I’d thought about going at it really hard and, even though my body was telling me otherwise, I would have done had it not been for the other Chasers there.
As soon as I saw all the other Chasers my desire to do myself some irreparable damage was replaced with an overwhelming sense that I just wanted to have a nice run round with my pals. That is exactly what I did and that is the entire story of my race – Just a lovely run around with my pals!
The whole run, swim and bun experience meant so much to me because it was just a humbling moment and reminder of how lucky I am to know so many supportive people. All those firsts I allude to before would have never happened without all you guys (the Chasers) making this such a supportive and fun environment.
There is certainly no way I would ever have gone near a pond without you guys! As someone with a genuine fear of the water you really don’t think that is ever going to change. There is a first time for everything though and it usually involves the Chasers. It is always a lot of fun and massively uplifting as well!
Epilogue: I went back the following week, did it again and am now up to 6 Parkruns (only 1 official!)
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.
12/06/2022 Athletics Fixture 2 - Parliament Hill!
Join - deadline 2022-06-09
03/07/2022 Summer League | Perivale (Provisional)
19/06/2022 Summer League | Headstone Manor Confirmed
To help me get a feel for numbers for a coach (980 of 999 left) - deadline 2022-06-09
01/07/2022 Finsbury Park 5000s
Are you in?!
12/06/2022 Big Half Community Entries Sign-up
Join - deadline 2022-06-12
25/06/2022 Race to the Tower
09/06/2022 Track Thursday
Sign Up Here 19:00 (1 of 25 left)
Sign Up here 19:20
If you want to upload a photo or your results are missing, log in to our website and update your picture and Power of 10 ID.
|1500||Daniele Biagi 4:54.19, 3 [71.47%]|
|Rachel Rosenthal 5:23.77, 1 [72.43%] NEW PB|
|200||Lydia Thomson 32.96, 4 NEW PB|
|5000||Daniele Biagi 17:27.14, 4 [73.86%]|
|5K||John H Grigg 37:20, 191 (1) [68.53%]|
|10K||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 43:54 (43:41), 39 (7) [68.18%]|
|Eleanor Childs 55:19 (54:21), 166 (38, -) [55.81%]|
|1500||Katrina Kelly 5:15.05, 7 [73.79%] NEW PB|
|5K||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 20:57 (20:55), 17 (2) [69.96%]|
|Ally Pally||Mike Hurford 21:24, 12 (1) [76.48%]|
|Birkenhead||Paul Sant 20:56, 24 [67.36%]|
|Burgess||John Mehrzad 19:06, 18 [73.30%]|
|Brandon Leung 20:00, 32 [70.50%]|
|Kana Akimoto 20:35, 42 (3, 1) [74.09%]|
|Canons Park||Alex Renton 21:44, 7 [64.88%]|
|Juliette Westbrook 22:16, 12 (1, 1) [66.32%] NEW PB|
|Andy Davies 22:17, 13 [58.34%]|
|Finsbury Park||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 22:35, 61 [64.80%]|
|Danielle Smreczak 25:46, 136 (-, 1) [60.48%]|
|michele griffiths 28:02, 189 [63.79%]|
|Collette Farnol 00:25: 12 (00:25:11), 124 (-, 3) [58.90%] NEW PB|
|Gladstone||Abdul Salam 25:52, 47 [55.35%]|
|Hackney Marshes||Stephen West 29:23, 136 [49.46%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Daniel Berry 21:33, 27 (1) [73.47%]|
|Robin Smale 24:18, 67 [60.70%] NEW PB|
|Rebecca Taylor 26:37, 105 [60.11%]|
|Rachel Rosenthal 26:57, 111 [55.04%]|
|Hattie Lowe 27:20, 115 [54.02%]|
|Emily Morgan 27:21, 116 [53.99%]|
|Gaby Anderson 27:22, 117 [53.96%]|
|Sarah Funderburk 27:48, 127 (-, 1) [54.56%]|
|Huddersfield||Ben Bond 21:52, 48 [60.67%]|
|Milton Keynes||Daisy Wooller 28:10, 160 [52.43%]|
|Mole Valley||Alina Williamson 30:34, 136 [48.96%]|
|Montsouris, FRA||William Watt 22:23, 13 [65.38%]|
|South Norwood||Lizzy Muggeridge 33:40, 64 [48.02%]|
|Southwark||Steve Satchell 29:16, 166 (1) [216.06%]|
|Sunny Hill||Meryl Walker 40:23, 40 (-, 1) [45.36%]|
|University of Stirling||Fiona Carr 24:18, 46 (-, 1) [61.18%]|
|Valentines||Paul Matthews 30:06, 97 [67.33%]|
|Wormwood Scrubs||John H Grigg 38:07, 67 (1) [67.12%]|
|10KMT||Simon Fitzmaurice 41:31 (41:26), 8 [64.88%]|
|Alina Williamson 56:21 (55:58), 102 (23, -) [54.97%]|
|Elliot Callard 69:15 (68:09), 179 [39.28%]|
|Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
If you no longer want to receive the newsletter, please Unsubscribe.