Big shout out to Rob Scott and his fellow Barnet and District crew for putting on this year’s Golden Stag Mile which takes place at Finsbury Park track this Friday the 22nd of July. The start lists have been released. It would be great if you could either get there early for your race or stay afterwards to cheer on your fellow Chasers. The social secretaries have organised an after party at WB Yeats Pub in Finsbury Park afterwards
The home event of the Summer League at Regent’s Park is on Sunday 31st July. Thank you to all those who have volunteered or offered to bring something for the picnic. Could you let Hattie/Gaby know if you would like to bake or bring something.
If you are not volunteering it would be great to see as many Chasers run the 10k as possible to get points for the club.
Marathon tip #4: Routine and consistency will carry you through, so don’t try to beat the heat or sweat the small stuff
(Apologies for all of the cliches here )
An important part of marathon training is finding the routine that works for you and being consistent with your training...day after day and week after week. To be able to stick to a routine that can be pretty difficult at times (early starts, weather, etc), you need to insert additional moments of joy into that routine (sometimes the joy of running may not be enough!). This can be anything from a post-run pastry from Kossoffs, to easy run meet-ups with Chaser friends, to incorporating a killer playlist into a run. Once you have found your groove with your routine, there will inevitably be an interruption now and again - cue intense heat wave. Whether it is illness, a niggle or the weather, health and safety always comes before a training plan. It may seem ridiculously obvious, but sometimes we all need the reminder. One missed workout or even one crappy week will not sabotage your training. On the opposite side of the spectrum, one amazing workout also won’t define your training. Routine and consistency...day after day and week after week (x10 for London)
Save the date of Sunday 28th August for this year's summer picnic. Further updates to follow
Ellie Childs - Hi everyone! I’m running the London Marathon in October for the NSPCC and have finally gotten around to setting up my just giving page, this will be me first ever marathon and any donations would be much appreciated!
Mel Kotecha - So this year I am raising money for Age UK. As someone who has been interested in issues facing all of us in later life in my professional life and as someone who supports an elderly relative, this is an issue close to me. You can sponsor me on this link
Okay the Dunwich Dynamo or ‘Dun Run’ doesn’t involve any running, and it’s not even a race…But we are friends who met at Mornington Chasers Tuesday club nights who along side Pina Coladas any many other things, have bonded over our love of cycling! Scroll past now Chaser running purists…
The Dynamo is a 120 (ish) mile pedal powered rock-up-and-go style night ride. Starting at London fields, the route goes through Epping Forest, across Essex and the Suffolk Prairies and finally down windy country lanes to the beach of Dunwich.
It is ‘self-navigated’ and ‘self-supported’ but so long as you follow the trail of twinkling red lights you’ll likely not need the print out map we acquired at the start in Hackney. There are a number of pubs, butty buses and Scout huts that catch wind of the event and opt to stay open all night to raise money for village defibrillators and the such.
This was our first DD but not even a mile in and we bumped into 6th time dynamo rider / Chaser legend, Paul Allen. Who would have been hard to miss with his light up sparkler contraption strapped to the back of his steed.
It would be easy to romanticise cycling into the sunrise, but the truth is when the sun came up around 4am I was scoffing a bacon sarnie in a car park rocking the thousand yard stare. “Two bacon sarnies, two coffees, a banana and a mars bar all for £10!? Don’t they know we’ve come from London?”.
With the sun starting to rise, mist sitting over the fields and full bellies, we had a second wind in us & were keen to push onto the beach.
The event attracts cyclists from all walks of life and that is probably what I (Rosie) loved most about it. A family of Brompton riders, MAMILs wrapped in fairy lights, ladies wearing dresses with flowers in their basket, couples on tandems, sporty racer types in matching kit, fixed gears, flip flops wearers, old school Dutch bikes, recumbent racers, the occasional child and cyclists with boomboxes hoping to start a mass sing along. In previous years people have completed the Dynamo on unicycles and penny-farthings and although we did not spot any this year evidence exists on YouTube.
We rolled into Dunwich in the early hours of Sunday. Passing rides who had already turned around choosing to also ride the return journey back to London. For us a dip in the sea, beer in the beach cafe and snooze in the van home.
Maybe we will see a few more Chasers next year pedalling through the night on the Dunwich Dynamo. J
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.
13/08/2022 Athletics Fixture 4
Join - deadline 2022-08-11
31/07/2022 Summer League | Regents Park
26/07/2022 Beginners week 6 - volunteering
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08/08/2022 Committee meeting
02/08/2022 Beginners week 7 - volunteering
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09/08/2022 Beginners week 8 - volunteering
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13/08/2022 Graduation Parkrun
22/07/2022 The Golden Stag
21/07/2022 Track Thursday
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|5K||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 22:12 (22:09), 53 (3) [66.06%]|
|Eleanor Childs 26:38 (26:29), 104 (20, -) [55.76%]|
|Barking||Dawn Curtis 33:49, 66 [46.08%]|
|Bestwood Village||Paul Dickens 26:48, 31 [50.06%]|
|Canons Park||Nicola Payne 20:19, 5 (1, 1) [72.68%]|
|Coventry||Rebecca Taylor 25:38, 121 (-, 1) [62.42%]|
|Edgbaston Reservoir||Andy Davies 19:26, 19 [66.90%]|
|Gladstone||Rendy Prakoso 19:03, 2 [68.68%]|
|Hackney Marshes||Stephen West 28:37, 175 [50.79%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Alina Williamson 26:18, 131 [56.91%]|
|Hattie Lowe 26:54, 146 [54.89%]|
|Ellie Holloway 26:54, 147 [54.89%]|
|Gaby Anderson 27:06, 157 [54.49%]|
|Rafaele Lamour 27:18, 162 (-, 1) [61.17%]|
|Eamon Byrne 27:19, 163 [57.54%]|
|Highbury Fields||Bruno Papadacci 22:38, 89 [58.91%]|
|Marlborough Common||Rebecca Howarth 27:14, 36 (-, 1) [54.22%]|
|Mile End||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 20:43, 31 (1) [70.64%]|
|Moors Valley||Juliette Westbrook 26:34, 95 (-, 1) [55.58%]|
|South Oxhey||Lizzy Muggeridge 34:38, 52 (-, 1) [46.68%]|
|Valentines||Paul Matthews 29:32, 77 (1) [68.62%]|
|Wormwood Scrubs||Rachel Rosenthal 24:19, 32 (-, 1) [61.00%]|
|John H Grigg 44:35, 88 (1) [57.38%]|
|10K||Daniel Smreczak 43:21, 105 (15, 4) [528.10%]|
|Daniel Lewis 44:10, 111 (6) [65.81%] NEW PB|
|5M||Amin Adan 00:34:13 (00:34:13 ), 39 (10) [64.68%]|
|Mar||Andrew Disley 06:19:45 (06:19:45), 26 (26) [40.33%]|
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