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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
  • Hello all With the Cross Country season now under way, we have the first of two events at Parliament Hill on Saturday 19th November (the other being the Southerns on 28th Jan). This event is for London clubs only, there is always a good atmosphere and strong racing against other local clubs. Kind of like the village... more
    VPH Bake Off 2016charlottemailevet, Mon Oct 24 22:27
    This thursday (27th October) marks the annual VPH bake off competition in the club bar. We are once again raising money for Medicins Sans Frontieres and charging £1 per slice of cake. Come and try as many cakes as you want and score them in order to decide this year's star baker. Prizes for senior and junior top... more
    The second race in the club's own Winter series (to compliment the 1 mile, 5 mile XC, 10 mile and 20 mile) and another chance to get some Boswall points for those all-important bragging rights. Run on the mile loop + figure-of-8 loop entirely within the park. Please come along to the club house from around 10:00 on... more
    Race #2 XC Chingford League - 22 October Joyce Berry, Mon Oct 17 21:42
    MUDS, MILES AND CHEERS - RACE #2 - XC Chingford league - Saturday 22 October - 5 miles – Rangers Road and Forest Side, Chingford, E4 7QH. Senior Men and Women race at 2.30 This is the home fixture for Orion Harriers who scored strongly for both the women’s team at Hog Hill in October and always do well in the Mens’... more
    North of The Thames XC - 29/11/2016Simeon B, Fri Oct 14 22:15
    SATURDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2016 AT FRYENT COUNTRY PARK, KINGSBURY (nearest tube Wembley Park on Met Line / Jubilee Line) SENIOR WOMEN, 3 miles, starting at 2.00pm SENIOR MEN, 5 miles, starting at 2.30pm A nice XC run on a usually dry and favourable course over looking this great city of ours. If you would like to run,... more
    Chingford League - Race 1 at Hog hillJoyce Berry, Thu Oct 6 21:30
    We had a great turnout on Tuesday at everyone's favourite running event at a cycling track! A sneak preview of results available temporarily on facebook tells me that: Mens A team were #1 and Mens B were #1. Bravo boys for utterly dominating the race. Senior Women are placed third, but so so close to first place Orion ... 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