Sunday, October 24, 2010

PB in Birmingham Half Marathon

My PB was a modest 32 second improvement on my Brighton Half time in February. It was nonetheless a pb. I think it might improve my runbritain handicap by 0.1 as well. According to the website, to improve it, I needed to improve my half marathon time by about 25 seconds, which I did. I think the actual time I needed to improve by will be dependent on how difficult they consider the Birmingham half to be. I think it was a bit hillier than the other halves I've done this year and so hopefully it will be enough.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Race notices - Marathons Spring 2011

Courtesy of Fiona a list of inspiring places you always wanted to run - if you are not running London 2011

Persuade yourselves - London's positively passé

Rome 20 March
Milan 10 April
Ireland 10 April
Madrid 17 April
Copenhagen 22 May
Edinburgh 22 May
Stockholm 28 May

Brighton marathon already sold out!! Shout if you're interested in doing any of the above or have any other recommendations.

There's always

Race notice - local 10k

Emer Casey Memorial 10K

Herne Hill Harriers will again be assisting the Emer Casey Foundation to organise the Emer Casey Memorial 10K in 2010. This year's event will take place in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, on Sunday 24th October 2010. The race starts at 11.00am.
Click here to download a copy of the entry form or enter via
Entry fee: £14.00 for club runners or £16.00 for those who are not members of a UKA-affiliated club. There is no online entry surcharge and the entry limit is 400. Entries will be available on the day if the limit has not been reached. Changing and bagging storage facilities will also be available. All finishers will receive a T-shirt.
Course map:-
If you have any queries regarding the event, please email:
For more information about the Emer Casey Foundation, please visit

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sweatshop Clapham 20% off everything until 10/10/2010

The new branch near Balance/Clapham North is running a promotion - just use Clapham20 when you are there. Arch 643, Voltaire Road, Clapham SW4 6DH

Running repairs

Paula Coates - founder club member, Balance based physio and author of Running Repairs is interested in creating an experimental blog spot to suggest treatment for niggles and minor injuries on the club blog. Post or probably better e-mail Paula describing symptoms for her suggestions on the blog.

Race notices

Spaces are available in a car on Nov 7th going to Loseley for the Chase Hospice 10K CC Loseley Park Guildford 10am race start - a cross country undulating 10k around the park of a stately home§ionTitle=Loseley+10K+and+4K+fun+run+-+Sunday+7+November+2010

Some members will be running Bedford Harriers Half Marathon 2010 Sunday 12th December 10 a.m. race start.
There's a new half Marathon for early April which should fit with Marathon trainees schedule Sunday 3rd April 2011.

London Marathon 2011 - Places, Training and Races

Virgin London Marathon place and reject magazines are in the post. The club will hold a ballot for our place in early December. Please put your name forward if you want to enter the ballot, you need to be a fully fledged fee paying member to be considered! If you have not yet done so please provide names, address and d.o.b. to register with EAA. As the training season gets under way if you want long run buddies - post them - previously Putney out and back along the Thames on the weekend has been popular. It can be varied from 4 to 20 miles.