Saturday, 14 June 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

The good weather has arrived, as has a whole stack of athletics and road running fixtures. Even a fell race. So get reading, get running (or throwing. Or jumping).

Friday 20th June - Orion Fell Race - 7:30pm
As East London's (and indeed the South of England's) finest fell running club it's important that you know about the race one week today.  It's one of the few fell races inside the M25. Short, sharp, 3 miles, 900ft of ascent and all for just £3. Please see Neil's post on the Facebook page or check out the flyer on the Orion website here

Saturday 21st June - Southern Mens League (Athletics) Fixture 3 - Tooting
As ever we need more track and field athletes and in particular men's distance runners for the next fixture of the season.  I understand that it is completely safe to go south of the river, so you've nothing to fear there.
Please see Simon Basey's post on the noticeboard for more info.  Transport to Tooting can usually be arranged for athletes.

Sunday 22nd June - Hackney Half Marathon - Still time to get involved
The organiser are still looking for a few more volunteers for the Victoria Park Road / Cadogan Terrace section.  It will take up a morning of your time on the day. Anyone who volunteers this year will get free entry in to the event next year.  More details here.  Even if you're not running or volunteering 

Sunday 22nd June - City of London Mile Race
Organised by our friends at Run-Fast, the inaugural City of London Mile Race.  Thanks to generous sponsors Ambe Hotels, this race is now FREE to enter. What is stopping you?   All the details are on this website.

Thursday 26th June - Assembly League Race #4 - Battersea Park 7:30pm start
Arguably one of the best Assembly League races of the season, a measured and perfectly flat 5km around beautiful Battersea Park.We always get a good attendance at this race and understandably so.  We have a social booked at a nearby pub afterwards as well, but no details until you turn up to race.  Keep an eye on the noticeboard and Facebook nearer the time.  The early date means we'll have to move the handicap back a week.

Thursday 3rd July - Monthly 5 mile Handicap - Register at 7pm, 7:15pm start
The monthly 5 mile handicap, a week later than usual.  Please get to the clubhouse in good time to register.

Saturday July 5th + Saturday August 2nd - Orion Harriers Forest 5 Series - 10am start
Plenty of club members the first race at the start of June but don't worry if you missed out still two more to come.  A 5 mile trail race in lovely Epping Forest.  Easy to get to and half decent coffee at the station on the way back! Check out the Orion Harriers Website for more details on this great value, great atmosphere race.

Looking ahead - details to follow
Road running:
Monday 7th July / Monday 4th August:  Battersea Park 1 mile relays
Saturday 9th August - Pride Run 10k in Victoria Park, 

Saturday 5th July British Athletics League (BAL) National Event - Newquay
Saturday July 12th: Southern Women's League (SWL) - Guildford, Southern Men's League (SML) - Tooting
Saturday 9th August: Southern Women's League, Eton.  BAL National Event - Bournemouth
Travel usually provided to athletics events BAL, SWL, SML.

AND.. Saturday 30th August - Club Summer BBQ + 1 mile Liquid Race ;-)

That's it for now folks.  Come back in July for more!

Men's Road and Cross Country Captain

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  • Get news, updates and race results on the club noticeboard
  • Keep an eye out for forthcoming fixtures on the club website