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Bank Holiday Circuits & S/C Training circuits, Mon Apr 17 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
Pig on the run!Rodney M, Thu Apr 13 13:35
This pig nearly ruined my prep for London Marathon and Comrades. I guess it's freedom mattered the most at the time. Nearly knocked me out :-) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nW6_EIv8jtk
  • GPS Watches For SaleBramster, Fri Apr 14 14:22
    Hi Folks, A work colleague, Richard Sadler, asked if I could post this on his behalf. Richard is a self confessed gadget man hence the number of Garmin and Polar running watches below. Most items are hardly used and so in new/nearly new condition. If you're interested in any of these Richard is happy for you to call... more
    This Thursday 7th April - Assembly League Starts - Evening Races A reminder that this brilliant series of 6 summer road races starts this week. Each held on a Thursday night, usually 3-3.5 miles in length. The club often does well in this league, with some good competition at every level. If the fast, free, fun racing ... more
    Hello all A reminder about the free 10k race taking place in the park this Saturday. About the race This annual event is generously put on by the Roche family in memory of club member Mike Penman who was taken from us suddenly some years ago (the elegant wooden bench outside the clubhouse entrance is in his memory).... more
    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
    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
  • Reboot button !!!Rodney M, Sun Jan 29 22:45
    I think its safer to say that I'm happy to be back running again after a long lay off with plantar fasciitis and some knee problems. I’ve also learned that it requires equal amounts of energy and efforts to be a spectator similar to that required by you who were running yesterday's cross country. I was exhausted :-).... more
    A great turnout for the annual club XC race. Moved to January due to a busy calendar in December, it was a cold and frosty morning. However, the sun shone and there was no wind. So, perhaps a little less muddy than desired but good conditions nonetheless. 45 runners crossed the finish line, which is possibly a record, ... more
    CANCELLED: Sun 21 Jan - Clubhouse working partyVPH Admin, Sat Jan 21 16:31
    The refurbishment working party this afternoon was such a success, that tomorrow's working party is CANCELLED. Thanks to David Robinson, Marlis Haase, Declan Phelan, Philippa Cockman, Mick Cairns, Naomi Bourne, Faye Jeacocke, Clara Straimer, Max Ware and Paul Mee. Apologies, if I've forgotten anyone else. End of an... more
    Festive Greetings, Bank holiday strength & conditioning circuits class on Monday 26/12/2016 and 02/01/2017 remains schedule to start at 10am in the main hall. This message is in addition to last Monday’s announcement. Regards, Tony Bunbury
    This Saturday is the annual inter-club competition (mob match) at Loughton - the 'Ware Cup', dating back to the early 80’s. Traditionally we have been very strong in this competition - we are the men's trophy holders since 2011, but lost the Women's in the same year sadly. There was no race in 2012 due to a flooded... more
    Hello all A note about the annual mob match fixture with local friends and rivals, Eton Manor. As we did in Jan 2014 the event will be based at the Eton Manor's clubhouse in Leyton Jubilee Park (just north of the marshes, Marsh Lane E10). This is a great fun event against our friends and rivals at Eton Manor. Whilst... more
    It's that time again, to sign up for the prestigious and tough, South of England XC Champs, on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath. Women run 8km - 2pm Men run 15km - 2:50pm Our juniors will also be running in the race prior to that. Afterwards, we will no doubt go for a celebratory drink and wonder how on earth we will... more
    Hi folks If you'd like to enter the above race you need to register advance. We're out near Hillingdon at a course used for the Met League a few seasons ago. The course is pretty flat but with one or two short steep rises. Spikes or studs will be a must. Eligibility: Pay attention. This race is for those either by... more
    Season Greetings Circuiteers, This message is in addition to Sophie’s email. Christmas Circuits festive details are as follows: Date: Monday 12th December 2016 Venue: The Lauriston Pub, 162 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7JN Time: 9pm onwards (we will be finishing circuits a little earlier) Menu:... more
    VLM 2017Laura Morgan, Wed Dec 7 21:06
    Hi All, Tomorrow evening after the session we'll be holding the ballot for the three marathon places the club has been allocated. If you want to be in with a chance of a place, please let me know on here or emailing me via Laura Ellen Morgan @gmail.com (with no spaces!) specifying how exactly you meet the criteria (or ... more
    Festive Fatburningfrank.merrigan, Wed Dec 7 18:16
    I've just signed up for the Ilford AC 10 miles in Hainault Forest on my birthday 27 Dec at 11.00. It's a lovely bit of forest, next to Redbridge Cycle circuit, and I'll probably be driving if anyone needs a life. I'm also considering Orion's Boxing Day morning run as preparation (10.30 at the clubhouse)...Thanks Frank
    5km prediction researchVPH Admin, Wed Dec 7 07:46
    Would you like to predict your 5k running time? Researchers at the University of East London are exploring the potential of a running test to enable runners to predict their 5k running time. To date, most research has been conducted on elite and high-level runners, mainly through laboratory based tests which can be... more
    We need a good turnout to keep the men's teams at the top spot, and move up the men's vet team from #2 and the women's team from third place. We especially need more women out on the day to improve our position. Bring vest, pins and spikes or studs. YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU. Chingford League is Saturday 10th Dec... Venue:... more