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Loch Ness Marathon

Date: Sun 2 October 2022
Time: 08:00

One of the best marathons in the UK, after being bussed to the far end of the loch, south west of the city of Inverness the route edges the picturesque loch all the way back to town with a LOT of downhill, great support and a decent surface you will want to go back for a second, and in my case, a third running of it. Get the Caledonian Sleeper there if you can too, to add to the experience. Soup in the goody bag. Nessies everywhere. And the local delicacy is a mac and cheese pie.

Darren Smith added an event to the calendar.

Berlin Marathon

Date: Sun 25 September 2022
Time: 08:00

Back to my first marathon venue 7 years later for my 74th. Gotta love Berlin, fast, flat, and the chance of an odd beer being offered on the loop of Gendarmenmarkt. Anyone else going to be there?

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Darren Smith added an event to the calendar.

Thames Path 50K/100K

Date: Sat 10 September 2022
Time: 07:00

Starting in Putney and heading towards Runnymede the Ultra Challenge 50K and 100K ultra is pretty damned flat. So the chance of a PB for all. Combining a charity walk, march, stroll, and running, the event is for everyone.

Darren Smith added an event to the calendar.

Hell on the Humber

Date: Sat 20 August 2022
Time: 18:00

Back after a COVID haitus the Hell on the Humber is a 36, 24, 12 or 6 hour race across the Humber bridge. As many there and backs as you can manage in your chosen time frame. With at least 3 changes in weather and temperature during the race is really can be Hell. Great merch to all the racers.

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Alex Renton posted a link.
Phil West added an event to the calendar.

Committee meeting

Date: Mon 10 October 2022
Time: 19:00

Committee meeting in the Boardroom of the Grafton.

Donal Moran added an event to the calendar.

Track Thursday

Date: Thu 18 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Track on Thursday is as follows: 

2-3x (beginner) or 4x {2000m (10k pace) [2-3 min static recovery]}. Total 4000-8000m hard.

Stay on top of your hydration this week!

Warm Up Note: It's a good idea for everyone to jog to the track (if possible) and get used to warming up without guidance, same as you would for a race.  

NOTE: For the 7:20 session there will be a volunteer who will lead the warm-up.

 

Track Rules during Coronavirus times:


Although lockdown is a thing of the past, the following courtesies remain unchanged.

You must follow all the coaches' instructions on social distancing.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you must not attend track.

You must follow government guidance and self-isolate. You should obtain a coronavirus test and inform welfare@chaser.me.uk if you have a positive test.

Please bring your own water bottle. There may now be a place to fill your bottle at the track. Water fountains are also operating on the Heath. You can find a full risk assessment here.

Track sessions are free to club members. You can obtain a £5 temporary membership if you wish to try the club out.

 

General Track Etiquette

Run anticlockwise in lane 1. 


Overtake on the outside. Stay in lane 1 if someone is overtaking.


Do not cross the throws area.


No headphones.


Do not run two abreast.

 

Alice Sullivan organized a training run.

Dollis Brook Viaduct route. [Link]

Date: Sun 14 August 2022
Time: 07:30
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 10:00/mile (6:12/km)

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Tilly Franklin Great thanks. Apologies - one final question - can I meet you at bottom west corner of Heath by entrance nearest running track (looks like you are coming that way from the map). If so what time - 7.40??  Thanks again. 
Simone Zahradka If not left yet please bring bike lock! I stupidly forgot my lock key in wallet filter
Tilly Franklin Hi Alice. I’d like to join but am probably not up for running more than about 10 miles. Could there be an option to drop out at this point?  Thanks, Tilly 
Andrew Disley Hi Tilly, Lots of bail out options including Northern line. Bring a payment card. Cheers, Andrew
Alice Sullivan Sorry, i only just noticed these notifications!
Alex Renton posted a link.
Jennifer Moore added an event to the calendar.

Track Thursday

Date: Thu 11 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Track on Thursday is as follows: 

2- 5x {1600m (10k pace) [2-3 min static recovery]}. Total 4800m-8000m hard

It's likely to still be quite hot so hydrate well all week and have a packet of crisps or salty snack with your lunch on Thursday. 

Warm Up Note: It's a good idea for everyone to jog to the track (if possible) and get used to warming up without guidance, same as you would for a race.  

NOTE: For the 7:20 session there will be a volunteer who will lead the warm-up.

 

Track Rules during Coronavirus times:


Although lockdown is a thing of the past, the following courtesies remain unchanged.

You must follow all the coaches' instructions on social distancing.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you must not attend track.

You must follow government guidance and self-isolate. You should obtain a coronavirus test and inform welfare@chaser.me.uk if you have a positive test.

Please bring your own water bottle. There may now be a place to fill your bottle at the track. Water fountains are also operating on the Heath. You can find a full risk assessment here.

Track sessions are free to club members. You can obtain a £5 temporary membership if you wish to try the club out.

General Track Etiquette

Run anticlockwise in lane 1. 
Overtake on the outside. Stay in lane 1 if someone is overtaking.


Do not cross the throws area.


No headphones.


Do not run two abreast.

 

Chloe Bazlen added an event to the calendar.

Tuesday run with pond

Date: Tue 9 August 2022
Time: 18:45

Leaving from Talacre at 6:45, reverse Summer Heath route ending at the Ladies/Men's pond. The pond will start shortening their hours from next week, so this is a final mid-summer hoorah celebrating evening swims!

Roughly 4 miles at 9-9:15min mile pace.

Romany O'Dell added an event to the calendar.

Graduation Parkrun

Date: Sat 20 August 2022
Time: 09:00

Come and celebrate in style with the beginners in their graduation Parkrun. its an incredible acheivement to hit the 5k milestone and we all know the Heath Parkrun isn't for the faint hearted! 

Romany O'Dell added an event to the calendar.

Final week of Beginners Volunteering (week 8)

Date: Tue 16 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Please volunteer to support our new beginners.  All members welcome to volunteer.  The only skills you need is to be a member and to be ready to support beginners along the route each week.  We will always want one volunteer to agree to be at the back. 

Meet at Talacre from 7pm for a 19:15 start

Romany O'Dell added an event to the calendar.

Beginners week 7 - volunteering

Date: Tue 9 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Please volunteer to support our new beginners.  All members welcome to volunteer.  The only skills you need is to be a member and to be ready to support beginners along the route each week.  We will always want one volunteer to agree to be at the back. 

Meet at Gospel Oak entrance to the Heath from 7pm for a 19:15 start. 

Alice Sullivan organized a training run.

14 Miles, Holland Park route

Date: Sun 7 August 2022
Time: 08:30
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 10:00/mile (6:12/km)

Robin Smale If you prefer to cancel because of too few people, I won't mind.
Rebecca Taylor organized a training run.

18 miles from Talacre/limehouse/town Regents. Might wiggle it so those who fancy less can drop out whilst 18 mile people make up rest round oc. Let’s see. You’ll look like my cat Shirley for the remainder of Sunday.

Date: Sun 7 August 2022
Time: 08:30
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 8:00/mile (4:58/km)

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Rebecca Taylor Be lovely to have you join x
Katrina Kelly Would love to join for 13 miles (can just peel off rather than making you guys do laps of oc haha) 
Alex Renton posted a link.
Darren Souster Hi all, I’d be interested in running @ the athletics meet on the 13th if there are any spaces for men’s 5000m! 
Daniel Lewis Hi @Darren, I think the men are running 3000 on this fixture as it alternates 3000/5000. (also the 1500, 800, 400, steeplechase etc etc if you're interested!) You can sign up here: [Link]
Darren Souster Thanks Daniel, I’ve signed up. 
Alice Sullivan added an event to the calendar.

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Marathon Wisdom Book Launch

Date: Wed 31 August 2022
Time: 20:30

Mara Yamauchi will be giving a structured training session exclusively for Mornington Chasers, followed by a talk to launch her book on 'Marathon Wisdom' at the Grafton.

The run will be either at Regent's Park or Primrose Hill, precise details to follow.

Separate sign ups for each event, as we can cater to more people for the book launch, and are limited to 50 people for the training session.

About Mara and Marathon Wisdom: Mara Yamauchi is a two-time Olympian, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and one of the UK's fastest female marathon runners ever with a personal best of 2:23:12. But there is much more to Mara than just running fast.
During her career as a world-class marathon runner, Mara experienced the exhilarating highs and crushing lows of elite sport. Her experiences proved to be an enriching journey of immense self-development, deep understanding and valuable learning—about her character, running and life itself.
This book of 42.195 insights—the number of kilometres in a marathon—distils the wealth of wisdom and experience Mara has gained as a world-class athlete. From planning training, optimising nutrition, and preparing effectively for racing to coping with disappointments and struggles with mental illness, Mara shares everything she has learned—good and bad—as one of the world's top marathoners. Not one to spoon-feed her training plans, Mara instead encourages you to think critically to understand how to improve and set your own goals. She also takes you into the revered world of distance running in Japan, one of the world's marathon superpowers. This book has something for everyone, from beginner runners to competitive athletes and those aspiring to the very top.
Mara's insights are also applicable beyond running and are meant for anyone who wants to realise a dream or achieve a lifetime goal in whatever field is special to them.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B258SB2S/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Alice Sullivan added an event to the calendar.

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Run with Mara Yamauchi

Date: Wed 31 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Mara Yamauchi will be giving a structured training session exclusively for Mornington Chasers, followed by a talk to launch her book on 'Marathon Wisdom' at the Grafton.

The run will be either at Regent's Park or Primrose Hill, precise details to follow.

Separate sign ups for each event, as we can cater to more people for the book launch, and are limited to 50 people for the training session.

About Mara and Marathon Wisdom: Mara Yamauchi is a two-time Olympian, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and one of the UK's fastest female marathon runners ever with a personal best of 2:23:12. But there is much more to Mara than just running fast.
During her career as a world-class marathon runner, Mara experienced the exhilarating highs and crushing lows of elite sport. Her experiences proved to be an enriching journey of immense self-development, deep understanding and valuable learning—about her character, running and life itself.
This book of 42.195 insights—the number of kilometres in a marathon—distils the wealth of wisdom and experience Mara has gained as a world-class athlete. From planning training, optimising nutrition, and preparing effectively for racing to coping with disappointments and struggles with mental illness, Mara shares everything she has learned—good and bad—as one of the world's top marathoners. Not one to spoon-feed her training plans, Mara instead encourages you to think critically to understand how to improve and set your own goals. She also takes you into the revered world of distance running in Japan, one of the world's marathon superpowers. This book has something for everyone, from beginner runners to competitive athletes and those aspiring to the very top.
Mara's insights are also applicable beyond running and are meant for anyone who wants to realise a dream or achieve a lifetime goal in whatever field is special to them.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B258SB2S/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Sarah Funderburk added an event to the calendar.

Track Thursday

Date: Thu 4 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Track on Thursday is as follows: 

3x (beginner) or 6x {1000m (10k pace) [2 min static recovery]}. Total 3000m-6000m hard

It's still pretty warm and humid out so hydrate well all week and have that packet of crisps or salty snack again with your lunch on Thursday. 

Warm Up Note: It's a good idea for everyone to jog to the track (if possible) and get used to warming up without guidance, same as you would for a race.  

NOTE: For the 7:20 session there will be a volunteer who will lead the warm-up.

 

Track Rules during Coronavirus times:


Although lockdown is a thing of the past, the following courtesies remain unchanged.

You must follow all the coaches' instructions on social distancing.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you must not attend track.

You must follow government guidance and self-isolate. You should obtain a coronavirus test and inform welfare@chaser.me.uk if you have a positive test.

Please bring your own water bottle. There may now be a place to fill your bottle at the track. Water fountains are also operating on the Heath. You can find a full risk assessment here.

Track sessions are free to club members. You can obtain a £5 temporary membership if you wish to try the club out.

General Track Etiquette

Run anticlockwise in lane 1. 
Overtake on the outside. Stay in lane 1 if someone is overtaking.


Do not cross the throws area.


No headphones.


Do not run two abreast.

 

Jerry Bryan Sorry train problems again this morning mean I have to cancel
Romany O'Dell added an event to the calendar.

Beginners week 6 - volunteering

Date: Tue 2 August 2022
Time: 19:00

Please volunteer to support our new beginners.  All members welcome to volunteer.  The only skills you need is to be a member and to be ready to support beginners along the route each week.  We will always want one volunteer to agree to be at the back. 

Meet at Talacre from 7pm for a 19:15 start. 

Andrew Disley Hi Romany, Gospel Oak or Talacre? Thanks, Andrew
Maki Kimura It's Talacre Andrew, just double checked with Romany. 
Romany O'Dell Sorry Andrew. I didn't get the notification!
Alex Renton posted a link.
Andrew Disley organized a training run.

Epping Forest Traverse Go east young man/young lady! 15m run from Manor Park station to Epping tube via Wansted Flats, Higham Park and the length of Epping Forest. (I've lived in London for over thirty years and until a month back had never run in Epping Forest. It is wonderful!) Meet 09:00 at Manor Park tube. Pace of the slowest. Bail out options if you fancy something shorter.

Date: Sat 30 July 2022
Time: 09:00
Location: Manor Park Station
Pace: 10:00/mile (6:12/km)

Simone Zahradka Why not, eh! See you there.
Susan Adam This rub sounds/looks fantastic but is so far from me. Let me know if you ever set out time Camden. Have fun!
Ellie Holloway added an event to the calendar.

Summer Picnic

Date: Sun 28 August 2022
Time: 13:00

The traditional bank holiday Summer picnic is back! We'll gather on the Heath with food & drink - more details to follow! 

Ellie Holloway added an event to the calendar.

Post-Summer League Chasers picnic

Date: Sun 31 July 2022
Time: 14:00

After running/marshalling/picnic-ing at Summer League, we'll host a Chasers picnic to continue the fun!

Romany O'Dell added an event to the calendar.

Beginners week 5 - volunteering

Date: Tue 26 July 2022
Time: 19:00

Please volunteer to support our new beginners.  All members welcome to volunteer.  The only skills you need is to be a member and to be ready to support beginners along the route each week.  We will always want one volunteer to agree to be at the back. 

Meet at Mutt Hut (Gospel Oak) from 7pm for a 19:15 start. 

Nick Johnson added an event to the calendar.

Summer League | Regents Park

Date: Sun 31 July 2022
Time: 09:00

We have our Regents Park Summary League Fixture on Sunday 31st July and we need you guys, the amazing Chasers, to volunteer to help make this happen! 

It takes a decent size crew to help put on an event like this with a signifcant amount of marshalls and other pivotal roles I will need people to take up. I have set the sign up deadline 2 weeks out so I have time to assign roles and have everyone briefed in good time.

Apologies for the unusually serious tone! Putting on this race is a pretty serious operation so I am really grateful for all those who I hope will sign up to help.

As ever, any questions or queries on this stuff then chat to me at Talacre or Track if I am there when you are. If not then just pop me a message over.

Thanks

Nick

http://www.thesummerleague.uk/fixture.php?id=57

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Yan (Patrick) Li I am free till 1300 on 31/7, is that ok?
Nick Johnson Hi Patrick, that works perfectly my friend 
Anna Whiskerd Im happy to help!
Amin Adan Happy to help with marshalling if still short
Susan Adam Looking forward to it. Please post report time and location. Cheers, Susan
Nick Johnson Hi Volunteers
Nick Johnson Thanks for your help. Marshals please meet at the hub at 8.30. All others I will have contacted previously. Thanks Nick
Paul Sant added an event to the calendar.

Track Thursday

Date: Thu 28 July 2022
Time: 19:00

Track on Thursday is as follows: 

2x (beginner) or 3x {2000m (10k pace=10'53'') [2-3 min static recovery]}. Total 4000-6000m hard.

It's likely to still be quite hot so hydrate well all week and have a packet of crisps or salty snack with your lunch on Thursday. 

Warm Up Note: It's a good idea for everyone to jog to the track (if possible) and get used to warming up without guidance, same as you would for a race.  

NOTE: For the 7:20 session there will be a volunteer who will lead the warm-up.

 

Track Rules during Coronavirus times:


Although lockdown is a thing of the past, the following courtesies remain unchanged.

You must follow all the coaches' instructions on social distancing.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you must not attend track.

You must follow government guidance and self-isolate. You should obtain a coronavirus test and inform welfare@chaser.me.uk if you have a positive test.

Please bring your own water bottle. There may now be a place to fill your bottle at the track. Water fountains are also operating on the Heath. You can find a full risk assessment here.

Track sessions are free to club members. You can obtain a £5 temporary membership if you wish to try the club out.

General Track Etiquette

Run anticlockwise in lane 1. 
Overtake on the outside. Stay in lane 1 if someone is overtaking.


Do not cross the throws area.


No headphones.


Do not run two abreast.

 

Rebecca Taylor organized a training run.

16 miles 8 min mile. Could run down to Battersea do a few loops and back. Or canal to avoid the dreaded traffic lights.

Date: Sun 24 July 2022
Time: 08:00
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 8:00/mile (4:58/km)

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Mark Lamb organized a training run.

Wendover woods hilly trail run. 2hrs for 10mile loop/650m elevation, running at 8:30/mi flat equivalent. Lift for 3 people in my car from West Hampstead, NW6 1BD.

Date: Sun 24 July 2022
Time: 09:30
Location: West Hampstead, NW6 1BD
Pace: 8:30/mile (5:16/km)

Andrew Disley organized a training run.

Changing the Guards Ten minute per mile ten miler [Link]

Date: Sun 24 July 2022
Time: 09:00
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 10:00/mile (6:12/km)

Alex Renton posted a link.
Ciara McManus organized a training run.

Standard Heath route catching the Kenwood gate - 6 miles ish

Date: Wed 20 July 2022
Time: 18:45
Location: Talacre Centre
Pace: 9:00/mile (5:35/km)

Hattie Lowe organized a training run.

Short heath route (3-4 miles) starting at the water fountain near the model boating pond. 7:15am. 9 min miles.

Date: Wed 20 July 2022
Time: 07:15
Location: Water fountain near the model boating pond
Pace: 9:00/mile (5:35/km)

Donal Moran added an event to the calendar.

Track Thursday

Date: Thu 21 July 2022
Time: 19:00

Track on Thursday is as follows: 

2x (beginner) or 4x {1600m (10k Pace) [2-3 min static recovery]}. Total 3200-6400m hard.

It's likely to still be quite hot so hydrate well all week and have a packet of crisps or salty snack with your lunch on Thursday. 

Warm Up Note: It's a good idea for everyone to jog to the track (if possible) and get used to warming up without guidance, same as you would for a race.  

NOTE: For the 7:20 session there will be a volunteer who will lead the warm-up.

 

Track Rules during Coronavirus times:


Although lockdown is a thing of the past, the following courtesies remain unchanged.

You must follow all the coaches' instructions on social distancing.

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms you must not attend track.

You must follow government guidance and self-isolate. You should obtain a coronavirus test and inform welfare@chaser.me.uk if you have a positive test.

Please bring your own water bottle. There may now be a place to fill your bottle at the track. Water fountains are also operating on the Heath. You can find a full risk assessment here.

Track sessions are free to club members. You can obtain a £5 temporary membership if you wish to try the club out.

General Track Etiquette

Run anticlockwise in lane 1. 
Overtake on the outside. Stay in lane 1 if someone is overtaking.


Do not cross the throws area.


No headphones.


Do not run two abreast.