Weekly Update 19/03/17
AGM: As Lisa mentioned the other day, the AGM is on Tuesday 28th. All committee positions are up for election and open for any first claim member to contest. All current committee members have indicated that they will be standing for re election into their current roles apart from Angela and Tony who are standing down. At present, I have had one expression of interest in each of these vacant roles and if any other member wishes to contest these, or any other position, I will need to be informed in writing. (E mail is fine), by midnight this coming Tuesday. Please note that if you are considering standing you will need a nominator and seconder.
Brentwood Half Marathon: Well done to all those who ran today in todays GP (Will get the tables updated asap) with some great runs. Most notable was a fantastic new club half marathon record for Sam Proctor in 1.11.52 which is a true testament to hard work, brilliant effort..
Hazel was in third place at Brentwood and good efforts from around the club. Some other halfs run today at Hastings and a superb new PB for Emilie Kent at Reading..
Dartford 10k: A lot of work going on behind the scenes to make this race the best we can possibly put on, however putting on road races is an expensive business and making a profit, or even breaking even, is always on a bit of a knife edge, few road races survive today without some degree of outside sponsorship. We have members with many talents who work in many different industries, and for a variety of companies, and I am asking today as to whether any of you have contacts, ideas or offers of assistance as possible sponsors for the race. We can always do with financial assistance, but any offers of help by means of providing goods, assistance or logistics would be more than welcome and massively help the club out.
If you any of you can make any suggestions can I ask you to either speak to Ian Martin, Richey Estcourt or Steve Smith or e mail the club account.
Training: On Tuesday we are away from Princes and will meet at 7pm at Hall Place car park in Bexley using the Gravel Hill/Watling Street/Bourne Road loop. As many of you raced today and have the upcoming Manchester Marathon it is now important to start to take things a little easier so marathoners will run two laps with the first lap steady and the second 2 mins tempo and then 2 comfortably easy on the second. For the rest its 4 mins hard then 2 mins recovery x 6 with a warm up and cool down.
Wednesday sees Terry at the track in Central Park at 7pm for a qulaity session, please do not forget your few ponds for the track fee.
On Thursday we will be leaving Princes Park for a warm up run to Shepherds Lane, junction with Princes Road for another 1 mile rep session, again please run a little less if you are now starting your marathon taper,m for the others please look to improve your time a little from your last session.
On Sunday, Ian is hosting a marathon training session from Greenhithe as outlined on Thursday but for those injured or otherwise sidelined Glen Ridout will be organising a 6-8 mile walk - please note this is not a gentle stroll but with the aim of completing at a pace of around 15 minute miling. I have at the moment no details of where or when this will take place but further details in due course..