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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 (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
    Passing of Ken Rousemajor_carr, Fri Dec 2 15:32
    Sorry to report that one of our oldest members died yesterday. Ken Joined the club just after the 2nd world war and was an accomplished half miler. He was a life member of the club and for many years was secretary of the Victoria Park Harriers Trust which owned our HQ building. Ken regularly trained at the club most... more
    Track Training - Tuesday 28th NovRichard Bruce, Fri Nov 25 12:15
    Hi I am a former member and I'll be in London next Tuesday 28th. I wondered if there is any middle distance training at the track, that I can join? My programme has 14x200 with a minute recovery in 31secs. However, I'm happy to do anything from 200 reps to 1k reps and join a group. For those that remember me, I'm now... more
  • Hello all, a note about the North London XC, being held on Saturday 26th November at Trent Park. Men and Women will run together on this 5 mile XC course in a lovely park just on the outskirts of London but easily accessibly by car or tube. This is a one-off race, so not the same priority as the Metropolitan XC League ... more
    Kitchen-Bar RefurbDave R, Wed Nov 2 14:40
    Clubhouse Kitchen-Bar Refurbishment Project As notified at the recent AGM, we have agreed limited funds to undertake this project, set to start in early January 2017. We will initially hold two informal consultation evenings on Nov 3rd and Nov 10th to invite comment, suggestions and offers of help, skills, labour... 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