NEWSLETTER - March 2014

This is the sixth of a regular monthly newsletter published to club members providing summary key updates from the club.  

All official announcements will still be made available as ever on the club website:

February Member of the Month

Matt Gardner was awarded the February Member of the Month for

the time he has spent taking training sessions, the impressive running he has put in at Meon Valley Plod, Parkrun and the work he continues to do on maintaining the website.

Membership renewals update:

Since we opened renewals last month 65 of you have already renewed. We ask that everyone else renews by the end of march.

The membership fee for existing First Claim members will be £25 for the period from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015 and this includes their EA license from now round to the 31st of March 2015. For Second Claim members, the annual subs will be £20, pro-rata. To renew please visit the website and fill in the form in the membership section.

Any questions please email

Club AGM

The AGM is scheduled for Tuesday the 25th of March.  

Club Championships

This years Club Championship event will take place at the Netley 10K hosted by Southampton Athletics Club.  The date is 18th May 2014 and the club is looking into the possibility of combining the race with a BBQ – watch this space for further details.

Wyvern 10K Marshalls

The club will host the Wyvern 10K on the 13th July.  Members will be encouraged to provide assistance on the day, rather than running.  But, if you would like to run, it would be appreciated if you could provide a friend or family members to stand in for you, as a marshall or in another capacity.  Further info to follow soon.


If you are taking part in Parkrun (if you aren’t why not?) make sure you register yourself with Hedge End Running Club, so you can compare your results with other members.  Weekly Club Results.  We have now had 112 members taking part at Netley Abbey Parkrun, completing a total of 1902 runs.  We are now only 39 run’s behind Stubbington Green and closing in fast!

Pentathlon Competition

We have now had 230 race entries logged in the club Pentathlon Competition.  Competition is hotting up with Michael Daly leading the way in the men’s competition and Karen Andrews for the ladies.  We also have our first person to complete every distance well done to Richard Allen.   Enter your race results here, Pentathlon Results.

Race Leagues (HRRL,SXCL & RR10)

The club is entered into two leagues throughout the next few months “The Hampshire Road Race League” (HRRL), and the RR10.

The HRRL is completed across various road race events and points are scored by the club and individually.  You enter any of the races as normal and by registering as a Hedgie runner you will automatically be part of the team depending on finishing position.

The RR10 league is a series of races organised by running clubs in south-west Hampshire for their members. The races are held on Wednesday evenings during the spring and summer. Entry is free. All of the races are 4-5 miles off-road. The standard of runners varies from 5-minute milers to 12+ minute milers so, however fast you are, there will always be someone to run with.

Upcoming Events

Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL)­ ­

Sun 23 Mar 2014  Eastleigh 10k ­ ­

Sun 4 May 2014   Alton 10 ­ ­

Sun 18 May 2014 Netley 10k ­ ­

Sun 8 Jun 2014    D­-Day 10k ­ ­ (Portsmouth)


Wed 23rd April 2014 Royal Victoria Country Park


Bernie’s Training Corner

The following are the interval sessions planned for the next month on Tuesday evenings.


Tuesday 18th Shamblehurst Lane, Hill & Southern Road, West End hill repeats.

750/800 intervals Advanced/experienced runners,

450 mtr intervals intermediate runners.

Tuesday 25th Turnpike Way/Upper Northam Drive

Small group fartlek session (AGM Night)



Tuesday 1st  Turnpike Way/Upper Northam Drive

Group 1 900 metres intervals x6

Group 2 200/350/600/900 metres intervals x2

Tuesday 8th   Turnpike Way/Upper Northam Drive

Group 1 200/350/600/900 metres intervals x2

Group 2 900 metres intervals x6

Tuesday 15th   Dowdes Farm Loops

750/800 Intervals Advanced/experienced runners,

450 metres Intervals intermediate runners.

All weather dependant as ever.  

In addition training sessions take place on Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Sunday’s. For the most up to date info on what is planned checkout the club Facebook Group.

Endure 24 Reserve List

Entries for the endure 24 race are now full, but if you would like to be placed on the reserve list for the club’s teams drop Alex an email.