Friday, 5 September 2014

September 2014 Newsletter

The leaves on the trees are turning golden once again and as the excitement of the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games fade into our memories our thoughts turn to excitement of our own, with this, the September newsletter.

Thursday 11th September - Club Mile - 7pm Start
To kick off the series of Winter races I'm excited to confirm the date for our annual mile race. It's a great opportunity for our juniors, track athletes, and road/XC athletes to compete together.  The race will start at 7pm so you need to get to the club around 6:30 to register and warm up.  We will issue numbers to ALL athletes to help with the time keeping.  I cannot run the event without helpers though, I will need 2-3 marshals plus around 4/5 timekeepers - you won't be needed for too long! Please contact me directly via email or reply to the post on the noticeboard.

Thursday 25th September - 2.9 mile Handicap, Well St Common - 7:15pm start
With the light fading in the evening we must now transfer the fun of the 5 mile handicap to the illuminated 'winter' course which is shorter but no less punishing (you have to run faster!).  Held on the usual last-Thursday-of-the-month slot, please get to the clubhouse at 7pm to register and we'll set off just after to make our way to the usual start near the People's Park Tavern.  Remind yourself of your previous results here

Saturday 27th September - Middlesex County 10km - Victoria Park - 10:30AM start
Once again we are proud to host this high quality 10k on behalf of our friends at Middlesex AA.  Club members are welcome to enter themselves for a modest fee.  We will also need assistance on the day with marshalling and general duties - please spare a few hours if you can.  Details and entry form on the Middlesex AA website.

2014-15 Winter/Spring Fixture List
I'm pleased to announce the fixture list for the Winter Season is now available to view.  Some of the venues and race dates have not yet been set but please check back over time as it is likely to be finalised in the coming week.  See the noticeboard for more details or here to go straight to the fixture list.

Club Secretary Role
There is a key position on the club's board of directors for a company secretary to assist with a number of vital and pivotal tasks.  There have been a few changes to the role as previously described reflected in an updated 'job description'.  We're looking to take a decision on this post in the next two weeks in advance of the AGM planned for November.  There is still time to find out more and discuss if you're interested in helping to run this great club of ours.  Please contact me directly or you can email the board at vphthac-directors |at| for more information.

Weekend 28th-30th November - Run-Fast Training Weekends
Those of you who train at the track on a Tuesday night will know Peter McHugh and some of the Run-Fast team.  They are putting on another training weekend for runners at any level in November (and another in February 2015).  The cost is just £150 including coaching, accommodation, meals and more. For more details visit the Run Fast Tours website. 

NEXT MONTH: October Mud Special - hitting your inboxes 1st October.

Men's Road & XC Captain