NEWSLETTER - November 2013

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

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

October Member of the Month

Keith Sheppard was voted member of the month for October.  It was awarded for his fantastic run at the Great South Run where he finished 9th in his age category in the field of over 16,000.  In addition, he has been organising the members for  the SXCL events.  Well done Keith.

England Athletics Affiliation

The club is now affiliated to England Athletics.  For the time being we are not individually members so we should still pay the higher unaffiliated fee for all races. Members will be able to get individual affiliation and hence reduced race entries fees from January, further details to follow.  

Pentathlon Competition

Come and take part in a bit of friendly rivalry and enter your race results in the club Pentathlon competition, for further info click here → Pentathlon Competition  We now have 108 race entries in the competition across 31 people, with our respective captains leading both competitions at the moment.  

Pop Up Tent

A pop up tent is to be procured by the club to provide some shelter for cross country events.

No Marwell 10K in 2014

Marwell 10K will being taking a sabbatical for a year, due to building work taking place at the park.  We are currently reviewing other opportunities to be involved with races locally.

Wednesday Training Runs

Training runs have started on a Wednesday evening from Wildern on an adhoc basis.  Member should utilise the Facebook group to confirm start times and the type of runs planned.

6.05 Night Time Special From Wickham

Stubbington Green are organising an event this Friday (22nd) called the 6.05 from Wickham, which starts at 7PM.  Head torches are required for 10K run along the disused railway line.  Further info here: 6.05 Night Time Special

Solent Way Training Run - Sun 1st Dec

A sunday training run is planned for 1st December along the Solent Way starting at Swanwick.  It will be an out and back run planned for around 2.5 hours running along the coastal route to Hillhead and possibly as far as Lee on Solent.  Depends on numbers and ability the plan is for the runs to be between 12 and 16 miles.  Check out the Facebook group and website nearer the time for further info.

Race Leagues (HRRL & SXCL)

The club is entered into two leagues throughout the next few months “The Hampshire Road Race League” (HRRL) and the “Southern Cross Country League” (SXCL).

The Southern XC League is run on a similar format to the RR10’s which took place through the summer, obviously with a bit more mud in the offing.

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.

We are currently top of division 3 for both the men and ladies teams.A full list of fixtures for both leagues can be found to the right.

Upcoming Events

Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL)

Sun 19 Jan 2014  Stubbington 10k ­ ­ Stubbington

Sun 2 Feb 2014    Ryde 10M

Sun 9 Mar 2014    Salisbury 10 ­ ­ Salisbury

Sun 23 Mar 2014  Eastleigh 10k ­ ­ Eastleigh

Sun 4 May 2014   Alton 10 ­ ­ Alton

Sun 18 May 2014 Netley 10k ­ ­ Royal Vic CP, Netley

Sun 8 Jun 2014    D­-Day 10k ­ ­ Portsmouth

Southern Cross Country League

Sun 8th Dec 2013 The Bourne Woods

Sun 29th Dec 2013  Lord Wandsworth College

Sun 26th Jan 2014  Manor Farm Country Park

Sun 2nd Mar 2014   Staunton Country Park

Stubbington 10K Entry

There is already 50 members entered for the Stubbington 10K on the 19th January. If you are considering entering, it would be wise to decide within the next couple of weeks as the race is nearly full.

Free ‘Ticket to Ryde’

The club will pay the cost of the ferry for any members running in the HRRL event taking place on the Isle of Wight, the Ryde 10 Mile on the 2nd Feb.

Parkrun Update

The club has been putting in some impressive performance across Parkrun in the last few weeks.  Most weeks we have in excess of 30 members taking part and the last 4 weeks have seen the ladies finishing first at Netley, as well as members being in 4 of the top 5 spots in the ladies point table.

Further info on the website includes:

Order Kit including the new key rings

Runners Knee/Patella Femoral Syndrome

Stretch of the month (quads)