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CLUB NIGHT 3 MILE RUN WED MAY 22ND (8PM)
Well, the much-vaunted 3 mile Club Run took place tonight (May 22nd). It went off on time, and we had a good turnout of runners from every group in the club.
Who would have thought a 3-mile run would be such an event? Most of us would turn our noses up at a 3 mile run on a Wednesday night - we'd prefer something a bit meatier, like a 6 or 7 miler. Some of us might baulk at the thought of 3 WHOLE miles - without a stop! But, we all did it!
A quick chat to some of you afterwards, and a look at the smiling faces, plus eavesdropping on the odd conversation gave me the impression that this run went down rather well. I didn't get the vibes that it was too short for those who ran. See? A nice little run against the clock can be just as challenging as your usual (longer) run. And wasn't it nice to mingle with other runners, to cheer them on, and even to have a sneaky peek to see what time 'he' or 'she' from that other group did. Didn't you feel like part of a real running club?
This run is part of the Committee's vision of encouraging greater participation in Club events. There will be other mass-participation events over the next few months, and I do hope you will be there.
Now that you have an official time for a 3-mile run, you can now try to better that time for the next run. How do you do that? Ask your Group Leader! Or email me (Paul Price) and I'll give you a few suggestions. You might also like to try Nick's Speed Sessions on a Monday evening from Thorndon Park. See Nick for details, or watch out on this site where we will publish times of all runs during the week.
For our July Club Run, we'll have prizes for the Most Improved Runner in various categories - did you think you could have run a bit faster tonight, or are you motivated to run quicker next time? Well, you CAN run faster - ASK! The Club has people to help you.
We'll publish the results and times for tonight, in the next few days. These results will be used to determine your handicap in the June run. The June run is designed so that every entrant has an equal chance of winning, and those of you who put in a bit of work from now until the June race will really boost your chances of winning a prestigious Club Award.
We'll look at laying on a bit more refreshments for the next runs - more water, perhaps some sports drinks and food. The club will do what we can to make the evening as enjoyable as possible for you.
FINALLY, but not leastly, the Club is very grateful to many people who made tonight possible:
John BARKER, whose drive and vision made this run happen. John designed the course, the format, and got Committee backing for the run
Danny TIMBRELL, Steve BIRKETT, Marina HINNS, Brian HARDING, Nick STODDARD, who marshalled and encouraged and cajoled, and made the evening feel like a real club event.
And to YOU for running it - bet you didn't think you could have such fun over just 3 miles!
HERE'S TO ANOTHER GREAT RUN IN JUNE (AND ANOTHER EVEN BETTER ONE IN JULY)
(The 2nd club 3 mile run will be on wed 17th July at 8pm)
The aim of these events is to unite ALL the groups for two club nights during the summer period.
3 miles (or 5k) is a popular distance for beginners and seasoned runners, as shown by the popularity of the 5k Parkruns held all over the country every saturday morning.
The course starts and finishes in the park opposite the Brentwood Centre entrance. It is a fairly flat route and easy to follow (see map on club noticeboard), taking in Hatch rd, Ongar rd, Doddinghurst rd and Elizebeth rd. It is your choice in how you approach the run; whether to race, jog or walk, whatever suits you.
There will be a results sheet on the Brentwood Centre noticeboard where you can put your finishing time, with the target of beating that time in the second club run. These times will be officially recorded with the most improved man and woman on the second run receiving prizes. Only genuine improvement will count!
THE AGENDA FOR CLUB NIGHT RUNS IS AS FOLLOWS;
7.30PM Announcements (Club information, excluding wednesday group schedule announcements)
7.40PM Warm up in respective groups
7.55PM Meet in park opposite for 8pm start
8.00PM Official start with the club clock (so that everyone can view their finishing time) and with everyone starting together.
GREAT BADDOW 10 MILE ROAD RACE MAY 19TH
Well done to all the Trotters who tackled sundays 10 mile road race at Great Baddow.
45th Nick Knight 66.12 61st keith Thornton 68.05 193rd Jane Pinner 77.24 199th Alexa Martin 77.46 20th Michael Turrington 77.58 250th Jodie Timbrell 80.32 268th Nancy Fontaine 81.28 330th Julie Hurst Smith 85.01 348th Richard Harmer 86.00 383rd Sanjiv Ingle 88.40 421st karen Porter 91.16 425th Kerry Jane Clark 91.45 455th Alison Norrington 93.58 565th Heather Drake 112.29
HALSTEAD MARATHON MAY 12TH
Two intrepid Trotters made their marathon debut at the Halstead marathon on sunday May 12th. Laura Brooks had a few problems to overcome en route , but still managed to finish in a credible time of 3.53.58. Daisy Martin had a slightly easier time, hitting all her splits nearly dead on,, she finished in 4.31.07.
Well done to both of you, enjoy your rest.
Steve Birkett would like to invite you to a Quiz on Friday 21st June, at Shenfield Parish Hall. Start time is 1930 hours. This to support Steve's daughter Suzanne who is heading off to India to do some good work. If you'd like to take part, see the attached document, and put your name down. If you don't have a team, no problem, we'll get you fixed up on another onJUe!
Our new Junior Section (For Children over the ages of 15) started on Wednesday April 3rd, and will continue on every Wednesday thereafter.
The sessions are at 7:30pm from the Brentwood Centre. Application Forms are available by clicking HERE. For further details, please contact Melvyn Cooper (See Contacts page on this site)
IF YOU WANT TO RENEW ONLINE, YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED USER OF THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE USE THE CONTACTS PAGE TO EMAIL PAUL PRICE, AND YOU'LL BE SENT YOUR LOGON DETAILS SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. THANKS
EXISTING GREEN BANDS WILL NOT BE VALID AFTER 31ST MARCH, AND WILL NOT GET YOU INTO THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE
DON'T BE PART OF THE LIST OF NAME AND SHAME!
There was a detailed list on how to join or renew below, but all of the existing members wishing to renew should have done so by now as the club has given an ample grace period.
Existing or new members wishing to pay subs, see a committee member on a wednesday (club night) or use the on line method on the left hand side of the page
These are only a sample of the groups that go out on sunday and are subject to time changes and maybe cancelled due to a race taking place. Check with that group beforehand, ideally on club night (wednesday)
0830 "A" group (Nick Knight) leave from the Brentwood Centre (up to about 13 miles). This will be quite a fast group (SUB 7.30)
0900 Nick Stoddard/Jeff Hamilton take a group - 8 to 10 miles. About 10 min mile pace
0900 Tina takes a group, similar to Nick/Jeff's, just a bit slower
Why not visit (and Like) our Facebook Page? You can post messages for other Club members, and keep in touch with what's happening at the club
Click here for our Facebook Page (you may need to register for a FB Account)
UP AND COMING LOCAL RACES
We try to feature forthcoming races and runs to allow you to plan ahead, and perhaps to join in something new.
For more info on road, trail and adventure races in Essex try www.essexroadrunning.org.uk/ and click on to the Essex running calender
27th May Hatfield Broad Oak 10k (race full)
1st June Orion Harriers Forest 5mile
2nd June Bishop Stortford 10mile
8th June Hylands House 10k, cross country (Hylands park)
9th June Southend half marathon 9th June Great Easton 5 mile (Great Dunmow)
11th June Havering 90 Joggers 5k
12th June Crown to Crown off road 5k
16th June Kelvedon Hatch 5k
18th June Phoenix striders off road 5k
30th June Horndon on the Hill 10k
3rd July Newman Hilly 5m (off road)
6th July Orion Hariers Forest 5m
7th July Halstead 5m fun run 7th July High Ongar 10k
10th July Crown to crown off road 5k
13th July Thorndon Park 10k (cross country)
14th July Felsted 10k
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 May 2013 22:02)
CLUB WELFARE POLICY
Please see below for details of a generic Welfare statement, which is adopted by our Club.
In additon to this, we also we have our own Welfare Policy.
Please feel free to read or download these documents. Any questions, please direct to Jackie Woodroffe or Melvyn Cooper
Last Updated (Friday, 03 May 2013 15:05)