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CLUB KIT! As you all know we have awesome new vests & t-shirts available from We Are Locksmiths. Get your new club kit this week by paying at PaySubsOnline and collecting from the shop! We also want to provide club members with club shorts. But first we need to know how many members are interested and which designs you think are best. If you want high quality, reasonably priced LRR shorts then post below and tell us which design you’d like!
Has everyone recovered from the weekend yet?! There were so many fantastic performances, PB’s, firsts and success stories across so many events that it was most definitely a proud weekend to be a Lordshiller! Those of you who took part in Fleming Park CC6 can now view the results online at http://www.cc6.co.uk/ with the full list of honours from the various events you took part in dropping into your inbox later in the week. Until then, a special mention goes to one Lordshiller who not only ran a marathon, but spent hours swimming and cycling first! Congratulations to Angela Corrie for completing Ironman Wales!!
What a weekend of racing this is going to be! Great North Run, New Forest Marathon Festival, Ironman Wales, and 13 Lordshillers have even made their way out to Tallinn for the Marathon there! So what race are you running this weekend?! Don’t forget, if you don’t currently have a race planned, then there is also the first CC6 of the season taking place Sunday morning at 9:30am at Fleming Park in Eastleigh – all you need to take part is a Lordshill vest / shirt, and a healthy dose of enthusiasm! While there is an awful lot of running going on this weekend and we wish all of you the best of luck in whatever you’re doing, we also wanted to highlight one run in particular – Good luck to one Sarah Winstone who is running Great North Run as an Elite athlete! An amazing achievement and one the club is incredibly proud of, so good luck Sarah and we’ll be keeping an eye out for you on TV! Happy running everyone! (Chris)
The new CC6 season is upon us! Please see below the details for this Sunday’s race, which is hosted by Hedge End, Itchen Spitfires and Eastleigh Running Clubs: The location is the same as previous seasons on the old golf course, at Fleming Park in Eastleigh. The nearest post code for the event is SO50 9LH which is for the adjacent Pavilion. The course is approximately 4 miles, consisting of 3 laps and is slightly tweaked version from last year. The route is predominantly on grass with elements of gravel track, undulation and tree roots to jump over. With the dry conditions we have had, mud lovers might be disappointed! The race will start at 9.30am PROMPT, so please arrive in good time. You can use on street parking in the main roads such as Passfield Avenue and Chesnut Avenue, or at the leisure centre. We strongly advise that you car share, and kindly request that runners DO NOT park in the adjacent roads to the Pavilion so as to keep the neighbours onside. The park will be open to other..
Want to race in the CC6 this Sunday? Then you’ll need a club vest! Our kit from official club kit maker Scimitar Sports is available to buy from We Are Locksmiths on London Road, just buy the kit at PaySubsOnline then go to the shop with a proof of purchase (a print-out or screen shot is fine). Hands up who’s getting a new club vest ✋ — with Lucy Fraser and 4 others.
LORDSHILL MILE SERIES! Tomorrow, Tuesday 4th September, is the last mile event of the year! This is open to runners of all abilities and details can be found in the link below. Come down, club colours are encouraged to stir up some good natured rivalry! http://www.facebook.com/LRRMileSeries/ http://www.magic-mile.org.uk
HRRL #1 – OVERTON 5 MILE It was a hot and sunny affair at Overton this afternoon, but what a great race to start the season! Hills and heat added up to a brutal 5 miles, but Lordshillers turned out in force to kick start another HRRL season. 29 of you turned up and ran brilliantly, with the men’s and women’s teams both making positive starts in their pursuit of HRRL glory! There’s too many brilliant runs to mention everyone, so check out the provisional results here: https://race-results.info/2018/20180902over/ However, we will point out a couple of individuals who placed brilliantly in their age categories: Helen Backshell came second in her age category, as did Neil Catchlove, while Jill White came home third in her category – great running guys! We hope to see loads of you at the second race of the series, Solent Half Marathon in three weeks time, while you should all definitely check out the start of the CC6 cross country season next Sunday (9th) at Fleming Park! (Chris)
THE HRRL RETURNS – OVERTON 5 MILE! After a couple of months off from road racing for the club, finally the Hampshire Road Race League returns today with the Overton 5 Mile race. An unusually late 2pm start gives the perfect opportunity for a morning post to rally the troops (and shake off any hangovers…)! This is of course the first in a series of 12 races over the coming months, and hopefully a productive autumn / winter will see more success and trophies come Lordshill’s way. MEN – you have a trophy to defend, as our B team come into this season as champions! The A team were also fantastic throughout last year, just missing out on the overall league title and coming second to today’s hosts, Overton. Let’s go one better this season and get back the trophy that we last won back in 2016! WOMEN – Both the A and B teams ran amazingly all year long, but narrowly missed out on podium positions last season finishing fourth in their respective leagues by the smallest of margins. Let’s not let..
LORDSHILL MILE SERIES FINALE! The final of the Lordshill Mile Series events takes place next Tuesday, 4th September, meeting at the usual location outside the Hawthorns Café on Southampton Common at 6:20pm for the pre-run briefing. As always, there are two waves of runners; one for those expecting to run more than 7 minutes, and one for those who expect to run quicker than 7 minutes. This is your last change of the season to test out your pace over a mile, so come along a run in one wave, volunteer in the other, or just run / volunteer in both! As it’s the last event of the season, lets all sport club colours as well and spur each other on to some magical mile PBs! If you have not previously registered for a LRR Mile Series barcode, please visit http://www.magic-mile.org.uk for all the information you’ll need! (Chris)
WEDNESDAY TRAINING! Tonight it’s a fartlek session with Coach Martin, meet at the Bellemoor entrance to the common at 6:50pm. Who’s in?
HAMPSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE! RR10s and CC6s too easy for you? Want a bit more of a challenge?! Well we might have just the thing… The Hampshire Cross Country league is the next step up from the CC6 and RR10 races, and Lordshill got more involved in these last Seaso season, largely (but not exclusively) with the guys and girls from groups F and G. They were a great chance to test yourself against the best, so it’s a series we definitely want to be involved in again this season. Men’s races are all about 10km, while the ladies run approximately 6km (races are staggered throughout the day rather than a mass start for all), and they tend to be very tough and muddy courses! This time, we want to make sure everyone throughout the club is aware of the races, and try to make sure that we can get full teams out at each race throughout the series! Details of the fixtures for the 2018/19 season can be found here: https://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/hxcl.html These aren’t quite like the..
NO TRAINING TONIGHT! Remember everyone, there is no training tonight as it’s a bank holiday Monday, so take a well earned rest! However, if there’s a running shaped hole left in your week, there is plenty of other sessions to take part in, with training sessions taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so come along and try something new! (Chris)
WEDNESDAY TRAINING! Coach Ben is running an interval session tonight on the common. Meet at the Bellemoor entrance at 6:50pm for a 7pm start. Who’s in?
UPDATED MONDAY SCHEDULE! There’s been a slight update to Groups A & B schedules, as these groups will now train together regularly. So here’s the Monday schedule for the rest of August & September. Enjoy folks!
100 Not Out!!! No, not any of the England cricketers, but our very own James Saunders! Just over two years ago, James started running a new Tuesday night strength and conditioning session, giving the club a slightly different offering that the traditional Monday, Wednesday and Thursday night sessions rarely covered. On Tuesday night (21st) James will be reaching this amazing milestone of 100 coached sessions, having built the S&C nights into a mainstay of the Lordshill training schedule, attracting a peak of around 50 people a session (who were clearly unaware of James’ love for burpees – at least when other people are doing them)! Strength and conditioning should form an important part of any training regime (in particular for injury prevention), and thanks to James it is now part of many a Lordshiller’s weekly routine! Certainly since I’ve been attending regularly, my injury record is an awful lot cleaner! So, if you’ve taken part in any of these sessions before, come along on Tuesday..
RESULTS OF STAGGERED 5K EVENT! Well done to everyone on Monday 6th of August who, in extremely hot and uncomfortable conditions, took part in our 5km time trial. We wanted you to get an idea of where you stood within your current training groups. You all did brilliantly – in fact some of you did so well, we’d like for you to move up a group or two. This benefits you and your training, but also importantly, keeps all the groups functioning well. Having runners too fast for a particular group can be demotivating to others, and having runners too slow for a group can make the session hard to manage for the run leaders – and therefore the sessions don’t always work well. We want to make sure everyone gets what they need and want from their Monday training – and everyone thinking about where they are running wise on a weekly basis can really help that.
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Wow, what an evening that was! The final RR10 of the season took place tonight at IBM Hursley. We asked for loads of you to come along and make it a big end to the season, and did you ever deliver?! 70 of you wonderful Lordshillers turned out this evening to make it our biggest race of the season. It was great to see so many of you hang around for a drink and post-season debrief at the end as well! Not only that, brilliant running across the board meant that we’re pretty sure that the Ladies consolidated their podium position in third overall for the season, while the Men held off competition to finish fourth. Final team and individual positions will be shouted about when we know them! While thats the RR10 season over, its already not long until you get your cross country fix in the winter CC6 season. We’ll be letting you know about all of these events in due course, but remember that the first one takes place on Sunday September 9th at Fleming Park, and is a 9am start! Thanks to everyone..
RR10 ALERT – IT’S THE FINALE AT IBM HURSLEY TONIGHT, 7:15PM START! How has that happened?! It feels like only a few weeks ago that we all lined up on the start line at Netley for the first race of the season. But here we are, 11 races later at the finale! As it’s the last race of the season, it’d be great to have a nice big turnout to make sure we finish as well as possible in the final standings! Men – you currently sit fourth overall, and a win on Wednesday (combined with a bit of a disaster from Winchester admittedly) makes third a possibility still. However, SAC are also only two points behind us, and we do NOT want to let them past! Ladies – you’re going one better at the moment, sitting third in the table. While first and second are out of reach, Hedge End are only two points behind in fourth and we don’t want them taking our podium position! It’s a 7:15pm start tonight, so if you’re available please, please, PLEASE come along and help give us a big finish to the season! Please also..
So, who’s racing tomorrow?! Anyone heading out to Salisbury for 54321?! If so, what distance have you chosen? What other races have people got planned for this weekend?
WEDNESDAY TRAINING! Coach Martin will be taking you all for 400m Reps on the common. Meet at the Bellemoor entrance at 6:55pm Who’s in?
TRAINING SCHEDULES FOR AUGUST & SEPTEMBER! Here are our new schedules, the Wednesday schedule will now be published on a monthly basis. Happy training!
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