Weekly Update 24/04/17
Post marathon celebrations (see previous emails for full details) Greek Taverna Friday the 28th of April. This is now booked.
Excellent weather for the VLM today, not only for the runners but also the spectators. I was rather hoping for an on-the-day entry but it seems they’d sold out. There was a slightly melty smurf out and about, but everyone has put in a monstrous effort and achieved smug-worthy times. A list of those entered as DRR (alphabetical):
Claire Barnes 03:59:00
Jack Blake 03:08:14
Emily Booker 05:06:48
Sarah Cronin 03:37:54
Chris Dellow 03:46:08
Richey Estcourt 04:08:29
Helen Graves 04:27:38
Andy Green 02:48:24
Keith Harvey 05:49:21
Emilie Kent 03:18:36
Lynne Mallery 06:36:40
Claire May 04:38:54
Alex Mott 04:38:33
Karen Nicholls 05:31:11
Debs Patmore 03:42:53
Marian Povey 04:03:04
Sam Proctor 02:38:55
John Setford 06:41:22
Rob Starnes 03:56:19
Ian Smurfette Willmott 04:30:11
Also seen today:
Tony Durey 03:21:25
Anoushka Johnson 03:29:57
There are some outstanding times in that list, placing some of DRR in the top 40 by age category and the top 300 overall but, statistics aside, everyone has achieved today and you should all be proud. Your training + a large crowd of DRR spectators = an excellent event.
Excellent turn out of 75 for the first of the Run Dartford races on the heath. Thanks to the marshalls for your time. It went smoothly and the next event is on the list of diary dates.
Oakfield park – 30 minute parlauf session. What is a Parlauf? Pair up with a runner of similar pace. One of you will run a long course while the other jogs a short course. You meet at some point and the jogger becomes the runner, running a long course while the first runner takes a jog to recover.
Traditionally run on a track with the long leg (runner) running the track circuit while the short leg (jogger) heads across the middle of the track field. We will create a session using Oakfield.
London marathon runners
No. This is not for you. Put a film on and tend to your blisters.
If you absolutely must leave the house then come to Oakfield and jog a couple of miles, but no more.
Terry Povey’s track attack. Meet at central park at 18:50 with £4.50 for hire of the track. You will stretch out, warm up, work on your form and run a few speed reps. Very good for 5K/10K tune ups. Suitable for everyone.
Darenth country park – short rep session. Don’t be fooled, this isn’t a short session. It’s a lot of short distance reps. Finish normal time.
London marathon runners – again, short reps aren’t for you at this stage. Recover properly and come back strong in May.
There is a committee meeting on Monday. If you have anything of particular concern to bring up, please let one of the committee know and it will be raised.
28/04 - Marathon social, Greek Taverna
04/05 - Assembly League, Victoria park
07/05 - Darent Valley 10k – GP
12/05 - Run Dartford (2) – Central park 4 miles
13/05 - Bexley Parkrun take over
31/05 - Joydens wood
01/06 - Assembly League, Battersea
03/06 - Harvel 5 – GP
09/06 - Run Dartford (3) – Darenth country park relays
25/06 - North Downs Run
With the club marathons now done it’s time for speed work – see you at Oakfield park.
Marathoners – recover.