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September Handicap - This ThursdaySimeon B, Wed Sep 28 20:33
September is nearly at and end - this week the last Thursday of the month rolls around, meaning it's time for the handicap once again. We now move to the Winter short course on Well Street Common, three laps of the tarmac path perimeter, approximately 2.9 miles, so the action is fast, furious and also fun. For those... more
The winter season kicks on Tuesday 4th October with the first race of the Chingford League. The league is a mixture of Road and Cross Country races. This Tuesday first race is a ROAD race, at the Redbridge Cycle Centre (Hog Hill) as per previous years. The venue and facility is very good, though the course is not... more
Once again, we will award the prizes for the year's most improved athlete at this year's AGM. Categories: Road & XC: Most improved male AND most improved female senior athlete. Track & Field athletes will be subject to separate announcement. There's a trophy for each winner which you are expected to display proudly at ... more
Isle Of Wight_stanley, Mon Sep 5 08:56
Isle Of Wight place up for grabs!! If no takers I will go but ONLY able to run the first race (if this is allowed) due to injuries. This would seem a shame if there is anyone who would like to run all 3! Current hamstring and related issues are long term now and genuinely shouldn't be running at all :-( Please post... more
Hello all A reminder that the finale to this brilliant series of 6 summer road races takes place this Thursday. It will take place in Beckenham over an approximately 3 mile course. It's held on very quiet public roads in this leafy suburb. There are good facilities there with changing, showers and a bar afterwards. We ... more
Hello all Please do put the above date in your diary. The annual winter championships kicks off with our shortest race (on the road) of the season. We always get a good turn out from juniors and some track athletes as well. Make sure you're at the clubhouse well before 7pm in good time to register and collect a... more
Circuits & S/C Training circuits, Sun Aug 28 15:55
Bank holiday Monday Circuits & S&C training starts at 10am in the main hall. This message is in addition to last Monday’s announcement. Regards, Tony Bunbury
The dust has not settled after another incredible London marathon, but it's time for the handicap once again. We now move to the Summer long course in the very park which gives this wonderful club its name. Two laps of the figure-of-eight course plus one short straight, exactly 5 miles. For those new to the club, the... more
  • Sports massagecharlotte148, Wed May 18 07:30
    Morning, I am doing a sports massage course and looking for one or two volunteers as case studies. This would involve three sessions by early June (once I've received the massage bench and am set up in Stepney). Mel said it would be ok to post here; please drop me a line on if interested.... more
  • Middlesex 10k (and open race)major_carr, Fri Jul 22 14:21
    Middlesex 10k - Sunday, 4 September 2016 - Victoria Park, Hackney Entries are open for the Middlesex 10k, incorporating the County 10k Championship, to be held in Victoria Park, Hackney on Sunday, 4 September starting at 10.30am. Online entries are being taken via Run Britain where the entry link is... more
    BHF 5k, 10k 7th AugustRachelM, Thu Jul 14 15:26
    The British Heart Foundation is holding a 5k and 10k race in Victoria Park on Sunday 7th August. If you'd like to sign up details are here:…/runs/victoria-park-run They'd also appreciate some volunteers on race day so if you can give up a morning to support please contact Leanne... more
    PC Stuart Ablitt has written in. He is currently investigating two linked Sexual Assaults, one within the Enfield Marshes on 10/02/2016 at approx 1500hrs of a lone female runner and the other within the Tottenham Marshes on 23/02/2016 at approx 1800hrs of another lone runner. Please be aware of the incidents, and call ... more
    Help needed - Southern Athletics leaguemajor_carr, Mon Jun 6 10:43
    Our next match at Mile End is on Saturday 18th June. Our regular volunteer who runs the canteen cant make this one and we are look for 1 or 2 volunteers to make and sell refreshments, you will be needed from around noon. If you can help, please drop me a line at
    After the great fun and fiesta that last week's handicap/BBQ/leaving party for Rob brought (and with thanks to the many helpers behind it) this Thursday (2nd June) brings us the 3rd Assembly League race, this time in Battersea Park. Start and finish point are near the bandstand in the middle of the park. Link to a map ... more
    Monday Circuits & S/C Training circuits, Mon May 30 09:11
    As usual bank holiday Monday Circuits & S/C training starts at 10am in the main hall. This message is in addition to last Monday’s announcement. Regards, Tony Bunbury
    Club Championships - 20 Mile this SaturdaySimeon B, Sun Mar 13 22:35
    Hello all A reminder about this Saturday's John Anstey Memorial 20 mile Road Race. It will take place solely within the park starting at 10:00am near the Royal Inn on the Park pub on Grove Road. Expect it to be hard work mentally and physically - a long and repetitive 8 laps of the park's figure-of-8 circuit, but if... more
  • Southern Athletics LeagueAlf Vickers, Wed May 4 22:16
    Sunday 22nd May will see us host the second of this seasons league fixtures at Mile End our opponents on the day are our noisy neighbors, Enfield & Haringey, Orion and Newham. this is a match we should look to win, I have so far had one club house female athlete putting her name forward to compete and we need more.
  • Victoria Park Open 5 miles - 7th May 2016VPH Admin, Wed May 11 07:48
    A massive thank you to everyone who helped, supported and raced last Saturday at the 49th Victoria Park Open 5. We had 96 seniors racing over 5 miles, 18 juniors tackling a single figure-of-eight lap and 12 under 11s doing the one mile loop. As with all club events, the Open 5 only happens thanks to the hard work of... more
    Athletics dates?Erica 83, Fri Apr 29 17:51
    Hello - is there a place on the VPH site that shows where the athletics events the club has registered for or the league schedule is published? Is there any this weekend? Under fixtures, nothing is listed at the moment but I do realize I missed the 16th of April one. Sorry! Would love to mark the calendar for future... more
  • Track & Field LeagueAlf Vickers, Wed Apr 13 00:19
    4 years ago the track didn't have anyone taking part in cross country now we have a junior teams taking 2nd place in the Met league, now we need cross county runners from the club house competing in the Southern Athletics League so that we can field strong teams in this new to us competition, We can't do this without... more
    • Next time?Erica 83, Fri Apr 29 17:56
      • SALAlf Vickers, Fri Apr 29 21:32
        • Re: SALErica 83, Sat Apr 30 16:31
          • SALAlf Vickers, Sat Apr 30 16:42
    • Come On!MelMac, Wed Apr 13 07:51