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Do you have unused/old sports kit? Would you like to donate it to a local community running cause? LRR member Polly has just started a couch 2 5k beginners running group with the Society of St James charity and many of the group do not have trainers or sports wear to get started. The charity supports the homeless, people with substance / alcohol misuse and mental health issues through rehabilitation groups and sports activities. If you have any of the following items, please consider giving them a new lease of running life! Polly will be at Monday training on 19th Nov to collect donations, or you can email to arrange collection (eg at park run). Polly.firstname.lastname@example.org – Trainers (new or still have some life left in them) – Shorts, tracksuits, t-shirts, socks, sports bras. They do not need to be running specific. (If you’re having a general clear out, any winter coats, jumpers and boots would be welcomed too). (Lucy)
LONDON MARATHON BALLOT! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, one of the many reasons to volunteer for the club throughout the year, it’s the results of the London Marathon Club Ballot! As we’re sure you are aware, the club gets a number of places for the London marathon each year, and they were allocated in a draw which took place last night after training. This year’s lucky chosen ones are: Ben Tavendale Kirsty Wood Andrew Adams Congratulations all, and we hope you have a brilliant time in the 2019 edition of the London Marathon!
LONDON MARATHON CLUB BALLOT! For all of you in the club ballot for a London Marathon place, you might just want to come along to training this Wednesday (14th), as at the end of the session we’ll be making the draw for club places! Three lucky Lordshillers will have their name drawn to get a place in the 2019 running of the biggest Marathon in the country. So come along and join in with a track session with Coach Ben, and then see if you’re one of the chosen few! (Chris)
Results are now in from yesterday’s Hampshire Cross Country League! The ladies put in a brilliant performance to move up the league and into the top ten (joint 9th)! Meanwhile the men maintained their position at the top of Division Three… just! In other words, it’s on Itchen Spitfires Running Club, it’s on! (Chris)
HAMPSHIRE CROSS COUNTRY AND HAMPSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Yesterday saw the second race of the HCCL season, with record breaking turnouts from both the men’s and women’s teams taking on the Aldershot event! In torrential conditions, 8 Lordshill ladies took to the course with participants from across the whole club, Group AB all the way up to Group G. The ladies stormed around and posted a set of results that will surely see them move up a few places in the league. By the time the men took to the course it was a very churned up and muddy affair, but 11 Lordshillers ran brilliantly to make sure we will surely remain top of Division 3 when the results are totted up. If you want to get involved with the mud and fun in the next HCCL race, it takes place on December 1st at Popham Airfield, Basingstoke. Also, entries are now open to the Hampshire Championships! This is a one-off cross country event taking place at Fairthorn Manor in January. You need to sign yourself up for this one, and all details..
POLICE NOTICE! To all club members and community friends: you may be aware of a serious crime on the common recently. Hampshire Police are looking for witnesses who may be able to help, please see flyer and link below: http://news.hampshire.police.uk/pressreleases/operation-experience-officers-return-to-scene-one-week-on-from-gerald-pragnells-disappearance-2792584 PLEASE remember to stay safe out there! We recommend that you: 1.) Only run in the common in groups during darkness hours. 2.) Let someone know you will be going on a run, and what time you will be expected home. 3.) Wear high visibility clothing. Thankfully, crimes like this are still rare, but we would urge you all to remain as safe as you can. Happy & peaceful running to you all, The LRR Committee
CC6 RECCE UPDATE Thank you to everyone who has kindly offered to help out on the recce for our festive CC6. Please be advised that upon request from Wessex (who we co-host the event with), the date has been postponed to Wednesday 21st November. Please get in touch if you can still attend. (Lucy)
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend running, and Monday night training of course! Don’t forget that next weekend (Saturday 10th) sees the second of the Hampshire Cross Country League races, this time up at Wellesley Woodlands, Aldershot. We had a great turnout from across all groups in the club at the first race (all the way from A/B up to G), but we know we can get more of you out and running in these events! So if you want to get involved let us know here (if you’ve let us know before you’ll already be on our list, so no need to again) – the ladies races are about 6km while the men are about 10km, and there’s sure to be mud! To take part you just need a club vest / shirt, and to be an affiliated member of the club. All the information you’ll need is here, but let us know if you have any questions! https://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/hxcl.html (Chris)
CC6 RECCE Ever fancied running our CC6 course? This is your opportunity! We are looking for anyone who is available to come and test out the brand new course with us! This will take place at Janesmoor Pond on Wednesday 14th November at 10am and is open for runners of any speed or ability. Please see the Facebook event for more info of where to meet and what to bring. We hope to see you there!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TRAINING! A message from coach Ben: Wednesday Track Session- 31st October It’s Halloween, but that won’t stop us on the track! We’ll be switching between long and short intervals to mix together some speed and endurance A 5 minute interval around 10k pace, followed by 5 lots of 1minute at 5k pace. We’ll then repeat that set again. That’s the long and short of it…… Will you be joining us???
This weekend has brought more Saturday racing than the average weekend, so here’s the Lordshill results for an amazing Saturday at Snowdonia Marathon, and at Beachy Head Marathon, in the competition for the hilliest run in the UK! The absolutely brutal courses were tackled by a number of Lordshillers, who have well and truly earned a huge Saturday evening dinner and a few drinks of choice! Well done everyone who ran today, and good luck to anyone finding their way to a race on Sunday – we’re looking forward to seeing the results of some more brilliant running! (Chris and Lucy)
Welcome to the weekend everyone! Finally the working week is over, and we can finally get on with our favourite “stress free” activity, running! A few Lordshillers have decided their weekend needs a bit of stress though, so have journeyed back in time to Wales to take on Snowdonia Marathon, with all the hills it sounds like that would involve! We know there’s others of you taking on Beachy Head Marathon too, as well as the Thames Valley Trot…but what running and racing are the rest of you getting up to?! With an extra hour in bed before Sundays races, we’re expecting PBs all round please! (Chris)
CC6 9TH DECEMBER The clocks change this weekend, which means it is time for us to start thinking about our CC6! We are now recruiting marshals to help us clap, cheer and hand out water and finish tokens for a few hours on Sunday 9th December at Janesmoor Pond (dressing as Santa is optional but encouraged). This is renowned as being quite a fun event for both volunteers and runners, so if you can help, please email email@example.com to let us know!
Everyone is invited to this celebratory event, come and join us whether you joined last week or have been here for years, this night promises to be the social event of the year! Tickets are £30 and can be purchased at https://paysubsonline.com/Login/DD0C1F7115A584740A037D2D7AACEE48.htm (Note: your login will be your email registered with LRR) Please send any queries to Abbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck to everyone running and racing tomorrow! We know there’s a whole load of you heading down to Portsmouth for the Great South Run, as well as to Abingdon Marathon up in Oxfordshire. So enjoy yourself, run well, and we look forward to seeing all the results come in!
LORDSHILL 10k NOW OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS! The Lordshill 10k is now open and will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019. Just a quick reminder that current Lordshill club members can’t enter the race unless selected as part of the team on the day. But we welcome friends and family members who aren’t members of the club. It’s a flat, fast course and is open to runners of all abilities. If you know someone who would be interested direct then to the link below. it will sell out soon! (Rob) https://www.runbritain.com/entries/EnterRace.aspx?evid=75bc0ecf5e6e&erid=7cbe07cf5e70
Stubbington 10K Alert! January may feel like a long way off, but Stubbington 10K is about to sell out! Enter now to avoid disappointment!
VLM UPDATE The deadline to enter the club ballot for VLM has been extended to Monday 22nd October! The Lordshill Club ballot will be drawn in early/mid November once the number of places allocated to us is confirmed. To be eligible to enter the club ballot you must meet the following criteria: – You have proof of your rejection from the VMLM 2019 public ballot – You joined Lordshill Road Runners as an England Athletics affiliated member prior to 1 April 2018 – You have volunteered for the club at least once during the year (e.g. CC6/RR10/10k/miles series/ are an active run leader/coach/ committee member). If you meet this criteria and wish to be considered, please forward proof of your VLM rejection to Club Secretary Rosie Essery (email@example.com) by no later than Monday 22nd October. If you have previously done this for this year’s ballot, you do not need to do this again. For full details and instructions, please refer to the email that was circulated yesterday!
Hampshire Cross Country League – Lordshill has arrived! The HCCL started yesterday at King’s Park in Bournemouth, and Lordshill took more people than ever, getting a full men’s and ladies team out with runners to spare! Conditions were tough, especially in the unexpected heat, but that didn’t stop you getting the club off to a brilliant start! Kev Willsher led the men’s team home, while Alan Graham finished first in the V55 category. Along with five other Lordshill men they have put us atop the division three after race one – let’s keep that going and push for promotion at the end of the season! The ladies were led home by Rachael Phelps, and came home in a brilliant eleventh place out of 24 teams to sit mid-table after race one (with the ladies league not being split into different divisions). All in all, a very successful first race of the season for Lordshill, and something to build on throughout the rest of the season! Go Lordshill! (Chris, Lucy, Rob and Claire)
Good luck to all of the Lordshillers heading down to Bournemouth today for the first of the Hampshire Cross Country League races of the season! Conditions are perfect as I’m sure you would all agree! We’re hoping to have full men’s and women’s teams at an HCCL event for the first time ever, so it’s an exciting day for the club! Run well everyone, and enjoy the mud, hills and glory! (Chris)
For those of you attending the Hampshire Cross Country race tomorrow, please be advised that the A338 Ringwood to Bournemouth road has roadworks and has been down to one lane. This has caused long delays during the week so please allow a lot of extra time to pass through!
Hi everyone there should be an email from Rosie which regards those’s who have entered the London marathon club ballot. Good luck! Please note that the email has been sent to club members who let Kirsty know that they wanted to enter the club ballot back in April/May time!
CROSS COUNTRY! Dozens of Lordshillers enjoyed the second race of the CC6 league yesterday, with some amazing efforts across the board. If you’d like to take part in an off road race again next weekend, or even if you’re looking to do your first ever cross country then the first race in the Hampshire Cross Country League is for you! You have to sign up in advance, but it is free to all club members as long as you wear club colours. Lots of you have signed up already, if you’d like to take part then post below or send Lordshill a message. Race one next Saturday (13th) is in Bournemouth, takes place on a flat course, and is open to runners of all speeds. Details below: https://www.hampshireathletics.org.uk/events/hxcl.html
We promised you earlier that we’d let you know about all of the other racing that has gone on today, so here goes! There was a hell of a lot of it though, so apologies if we miss anyone out, or don’t mention you by name – that would leave us with a pretty intimidatingly long post to work through! So, let’s start overseas where Graham Rafferty took on the Budapest Marathon, clocking an incredible time of 3:14 – just saying that makes him “good for age” is an understatement, as it’s much better than that, and gives his an age grade of close to 80%! Closer to home, we also had the Clarenden Marathon, which is full of hills, slopes, inclines, and yet more hills! Loads of you took part across a range of events, including the Marathon, half Marathon, and Marathon relay. Of particular note is Ben Pitman’s victory in the Marathon, but we also had two half marathoners and three relay teams tearing across the South Downs today. Next we head to Bournemouth where there was a whole Marathon festival..
CC6 #2 – Whiteley We know there’s been a lot of racing today, and we’ll let you know as much as we can about that later, with results pouring in from Bournemouth to Budapest! However, we’ll start with a post all about the race with the biggest Lordshill turnout today, the second CC6 of the season at Whiteley. A novel approach was inadvertantly taken to this race, with an informal “pick your own distance” event seeming to take over, leading to some results which were a little open to interpretation… However, lets start with the Ladies who showed the rest of the league how its done this morning with a set of results that were not at all open to interpretation, just simply brilliant! The A Team was made up of: Rachael Phelps (on debut) – 1st place Emily Trumpelmann (on debut) – 2nd place Viki Middleton – 13th place All of that adds up to an excellent first place for the ladies team, with a host of new runners adding to the already fantastic group of ladies, meaning that something very special..