1) If you have not already spotted them, the results of the Chiltern Way survey, which 180+ of you completed towards the end of 2018, are now live here.
2) There will be further opportunity to discuss the findings of the survey, along with other matters of Club management and enjoy a drink on the Club, at the Annual General Meeting on 11 March at 1930 at the White Hill Centre in Chesham. Agenda and papers here.
3) Save the date for the annual Club Social & Awards evening on 18 May. Location: the Polish Club in Amersham. Keep tuned for more details here.
In the somewhat less muddy environs of Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, James McCarthy was third in his 800m heat at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in a PB time of 1.51.23, whist Will Perkin finished 5thin his in 1.53.26 (a season’s best). To have athletes performing at the absolute top of the sport is a real credit to the talent and dedication of both our athletes and their coaches.
Looking back briefly to last weekend, Dave Howells completed the Winter 10k in London on Sunday 3 February, with a very respectable time of 39.46. Yesterday, Saturday 9 February, Matt Channer sneaked in a ‘cheeky little marathon’, covering 26.5 miles (according to Strava) during one of the Phoenix running events in a time of 3.59.18. For those who haven’t come across them before, Phoenix organise a range of themed events throughout the year where athletes complete as many or as few laps of a course alongside the River Thames.
And finally congratulations to Ann, Kate and Julia from Steve Fields’ Wednesday group who ran the Winter 10k – these ladies had no running experience before joining the ‘Welcome to Running’ group and as one said “I never thought I could run 10k in my life.”
Welcome to Running meets every Wednesday morning 09.30 -10.30 in Lowndes Park with a sub title of ‘Your Journey from 0 to 5k – (and beyond)’.
COMING UP LOCALLY: Hardwick X-Stream, Harrow Hill 10k, Leighton 10k, the next of the Gade Valley Harriers training runs and the Berko Half Marathon (part of the Club senior championships). For more details, check out the Club Calendar.