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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
    We are back at Hog Hiill on Tuesday evening for race #3 of the chingford league. it's 5 km on tarmac so bring your road shoes. The women's race is at 7.30 and men's race at 8.00. Come early to collect your numbers, cheer on the women and juniors and in time to do a pre-race warm-up. If you have not run before, collect ... 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
  • Hairdryer nbourne2003, Sat Oct 29 15:41
    Hi The new hair dryer for the ladies changing rooms is missing in action. Who ever has borrowed it could you please return it, as the remaining two are useless which is why we brought the new one! Thanks Naomi
    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
  • 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
    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