The snow may look pretty but it is like kryptonite to us runners. The first few days of snow just slow you down significantly but afterwards the ice can be really dangerous. There is no point risking any kind of injury just to get the miles in, instead it might be wise to put the feet up this week. If you are planning to go to parkrun this weekend be aware that there are already a lot of cancellations so worth checking here. As it stands the Stevenage cross country race is still on but stay tuned to social media channels for updates.
Sadly this week track session had to be cancelled because of the ice on the track. Thank you to all volunteers who have coached this year. There have been some memorable evenings at the PB Factory!
From Sunday or Monday this week less cold temperatures return and we can all resume the pounding of the pavements. Good luck to all of those who will be beginning their marathon training journey next week especially those attempting the distance for the first time.
The next target race is the Paddock Wood Half Marathon which takes place on 12th March. More details are here. There is an early bird offer so if you want to save yourself a couple of quid make sure to sign up before the end of the year. It’s a good race, pretty flat and has some nice scenery.
Places in this race have gone quickly. The last update was that there were only 50 places left. If you want to get involved click here
The next instalment of the 10k series takes place on Sunday 8th January. There are still spots for volunteering. To take part by either volunteering or running please check the calendar where you will also see details about the February and March instalments
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A great way to keep you motivated on your marathon journey is to do some fundraising. Charities have been battered over the last couple of years and could do with a few extra quid. If you are running for charity let me know and I will include your page and story in the newsletter.
This week is Rosie Young who is running for Guide Dogs. You can donate here. This is her spiel:
This year we will be taking on our biggest challenge to date and running the London marathon, in the hope of raising some much needed funding for the Guide Dogs charity.
Guide Dogs has always been a charity very close to our hearts. Our cousin has lived with sight loss for most of his life but he refuses to let that stop him from living life to the full. Rosie has been volunteering as a fosterer for Jilly, the beautiful golden retriever, Guide Dog in training and future life changer. We have been able to see first-hand the amazing work Guide Dogs do, the work that goes into getting a Guide Dog up to scratch and the huge difference they make to those living with sight loss.
Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. Of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone and lead lonely, isolated lives. Guide Dogs works for a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life, for a world where being blind or partially sighted is not what defines you; a world with enough support to make the challenges of sight loss no barrier to fulfilling hopes and dreams.
We’re really looking forward to running the London marathon, a life goal of both of ours for years and raising much needed funds for this amazing Charity. We both know how difficult this challenge is going to be but also know how lucky we are to be running alongside a sister and the support we can offer each other. We would be so grateful if you could help us in reaching our target and any donation you can offer, no matter how much, would mean a huge amount to us.
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.
08/01/2023 Mornington Chasers Regents Park 10K
08/01/2023 Mornington Chasers Regent's Park 10k marshalling
Volunteer (6 of 12 left) - deadline 2022-12-26
18/12/2022 Sunday XC League - Fixture 3 - Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage
Sign up to run
07/01/2023 Country to capital ultra (43m)
We are also currently taking names for the following events.
11/02/2023 Met League XC - Fixture 5 - Trent Park
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28/01/2023 Southern XC Main Championships
15/01/2023 Sunday XC League - Fixture 4 - Royston or Cassiobury Park, Watford
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19/02/2023 Sunday XC League - Fixture 5 - Royston or Cassiobury Park, Watford
Sign up to run
25/02/2023 National CX Champs - Cheshire
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12/03/2023 Paddock Wood Half Marathon
Get a coach if possible
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|7.7KXC||Andy Davies 30:19, 37|
|Daniel Berry 33:52, 95 (14)|
|Juliette Westbrook 35:53, 145 (24, -)|
|Fiona Russell 37:23, 173 (34, 4)|
|Mabel Ellerker 39:37, 211 (51, -)|
|Gaby Anderson 41:11, 240 (65, -)|
|Carmen Harrington 41:46, 248 (69, -)|
|Anne Caspi 45:32, 294 (96, 8)|
|Elizabeth Aryeetey 45:45, 299 (99, 10)|
|5M||Lara Gilman 40:00 (38:53), 258 (48, 14) [63.76%] NEW PB|
|10K||Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 46:58 (46:38), 108 (5) [64.44%]|
|Andy Hickson 53:21 (52:34), 186 (4) [62.97%]|
|8KXC||Rory Clark 00:29:28 (00:29:26), 94 [72.03%]|
|Mar||Barna Szalai 03:15:07 (03:14:54), 6324 (30) [63.08%] NEW PB|
|Ally Pally||Andy Davies 22:33, 43 [57.65%]|
|Juliette Westbrook 22:33, 44 (1, 1) [65.48%]|
|alon caspi 28:29, 127 [57.99%]|
|Amsterdamse Bos, NED||Rendy Prakoso 18:24, 3 [71.11%]|
|Burgess||John Mehrzad 19:58, 39 [70.12%]|
|Adrian Cathersides 23:32, 122 [60.41%]|
|Stephen West 33:34, 335 [43.30%]|
|Clacton Seafront||Paul Matthews 30:27, 50 (1) [66.56%]|
|Finsbury Park||Rahul Mohindra 19:48, 29 [65.57%]|
|Eamon Byrne 24:44, 132 [63.54%]|
|Gaby Anderson 25:29, 151 [57.95%]|
|Jodie Pearlman 25:31, 154 [57.87%]|
|Hattie Lowe 25:32, 155 [57.83%]|
|Ellie Holloway 25:32, 156 [57.83%]|
|Rafaele Lamour 26:54, 195 [62.08%]|
|michele griffiths 28:52, 237 [62.70%]|
|Gladstone||Abdul Salam 27:40, 84 [52.11%]|
|Hackney Marshes||Carmen Harrington 24:21, 89 [60.78%]|
|Fiona Carr 25:11, 104 [59.03%]|
|Elizabeth Aryeetey 25:45, 114 (-, 1) [72.88%]|
|Jennifer Moore 27:12, 159 [54.35%]|
|Alina Williamson 29:00, 177 [51.61%]|
|David Nelson 31:00, 202 [43.92%]|
|Hampstead Heath||Daniel Berry 22:13, 28 (1) [71.87%]|
|Marcos Cuevas-Nunez 22:53, 36 [64.46%]|
|Highbury Fields||Jade Peel 18:21, 11 (1, 1) [80.47%] NEW PB|
|Fiona Russell 23:21, 81 [73.16%]|
|Kralingse Bos, NED||Paul Dickens 23:22, 7 [57.42%]|
|Mile End||Lizzy Muggeridge 32:37, 224 [49.57%]|
|Oak Hill||Christopher Leslie 18:42, 7 (1) [69.43%]|
|Alex Renton 21:54, 30 [64.38%]|
|Sunny Hill||Daniele Biagi 19:27, 1 (1) [68.55%]|
|10K||Sarah Funderburk 40:32 (40:00), 78 (8, 1) [78.08%] NEW PB|
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