Sunday, 24 July 2011

Victoria Park Project Newsletter - July 2011

You can read the latest Victoria Park Re-development Project Newsletter here. There's lots of information on the works in the park, as well as events and volunteering information.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

July Newsletter

Next Club 5 mile Handicap - Thursday 30th June, 7pm
The next 5 mile will be held in the park next Thursday, June 30th.  Be at the clubhouse by 7pm for a 7:15pm start.  Results will be posted on the club noticeboard.

Assembly League Race #4 (approx 5k)- Thursday 7th July, from 7pm
The next race in the series is the week after the handicap, back for the second race near the Dome (The o2 Arena).  We've had a great turn out and on the-day scores at the last two races to make up for the wobbly start at Beckenham.  However, we are still lying in 6th place for both men's teams and 5th & 3rd for the women's teams.  A good show at the next two races will get us higher up the table and in a chance for some prizes.  Get to the Dome by 7 in time to get a number and warm up.  Remember the facilities are limited there.  Note, the August race in Victoria Park is not held until Thursday 18th August.

Orion Harriers - Forest Five Mile Series – July 2nd and August 6th, 10am Start
A reminder there are still two races left in local club Orion Harriers’ annual Forest Five series of races in Epping Forest .  These races are very easy to get to, scenic, well organised, good fun and a great start to your Summer weekends.  A lot of club members have competed in these in recent years.  Details below:

Full details and entry form available from link from Orion website:
or direct from here:

Women's Southern League: Women needed for Match at on Saturday July 9th
Women are needed to run 800m, 1500m and/or 3000m at the next meeting which is at our home track down at Mile End stadium.  A call out for those who have run for us before or would like to compete for the club for the first time.  Contact Rob Birchley or me via this email address.

Eton Manor - Open 5km Race - Sunday 10th July, 10am
Another reminder about Local rivals Eton Manor's Open 5k race.  The race starts from the Waterworks centre on Lea Bridge Road .  There are prizes fro first three men and women and for the winners in Veterans categories.  A good chance to have a blast on a familiar course, you never know, you could be in with the chance of a prize - entry is just £4 to club members if you sign up in advance..  More details and entry forms at

Club Summer Barbeque - Saturday 20th August, from 6:30pm
A date for your diary is the annual summer party / barbeque. No cost of entry this year, please bring your own food to share and put on the barbeque.  The usual salads/breads/desserts will be provided (or kindly donated!).  The bar will be stocked and remain open until we can drink no more.  More info to follow. (note, this is the same day as the London Pride 10k also being held in the park)

Thank you
Lastly, a big thank you to those who helped out at the Keep Your Eye on The Ball 5k and 10k held in the park earlier in June. This event raises a lot of money in support of men’s cancer charity Everyman.  To all those who came along on the day to help me set up and run the event it is appreciated.  I had the following note from the event organiser:

Hello Simeon
This is just a quick email to say thank you, and the other members of the Harriers Club, for all your help with Everyman's run last Sunday.
We really couldn't make the event the success it is without your help.  We're delighted to be able to offer a donation to the club and I'll start this process when I'm back in the office next week.
Thank you, once again, for your continued support and I'm sure we'll be in contact soon.  Kind regards
 Karen McDonnell
Sports Events Manager
The Institute of Cancer Research & Everyman