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Alchester Weekly Update – 26/02/2024

Hi,

Well done to all those who ran yesterday at either the club championship Winslow 10k or other local races.

Don’t forget club championship races are coming thick & fast now (see below) & both Banbury 15 & Maidenhead 10 weeks away.

 

Cross Country – This Sunday

The final round of this seasons cross country takes place at Henley. A good course that benefits from a bit of damp.

Tent will be up & bakers welcome to bring post race nourishment.

Thanks to Simon & Alasdair for all their efforts this year.

 

Club Nights this week

Tuesday’s session is the complicated one! Meet at railway end of Gavray Drive for 18:55.

– 1000m 2x500m
– 800m 2x400m
– 600m 2x300m
– 400m 2x200m
– 200m 2x100m
– 1 min recovery on 1000m/800m/600m all others 30sec

Thursday’s run is as normal so meet at 18:50 for a prompt 19:00 start. All welcome including newcomers.

 

London Marathon Bus – Getting Full!

We are getting full up for spaces on the bus. If you would like a place on the bus to the London Marathon please let Wendy Hunter know.

Place not reserved until payment is made.

 

Upcoming

– Motavation
– Ridgeway Relay
– Membership renewal

 

Have a good week.

Alchester cttee

Alchester Weekly Update – 19/02/2024

Hi,

Aside from the normal updates which you’ll have seen over the past few weeks below is a flavour of what will be coming out in the next few weeks & will be helpful in planning your running diary.

There is a committee meeting this evening to discuss thoughts & ideas too & no doubt you’ll be seeing the results of some of these too.

In no particular order:
– Motavation 2024
– Ridgeway Relay 2024
– Social runs & events
– Alchester 5k

 

Cross Country – 3rd March 2023

If you fancy doing the last cross country of the season at Henley on 3rd March please reply to the weekly email. Cost is £4.

Good course too.

We are required to provide a marshal so if can lend a hand then great.

There’s likely to be a post race relay race too so if keen to do that after you’ve raced then again please reply.

 

Club Nights this week

Tuesday’s session is hill reps. Meet at railway end of Gavray Drive for 19:00

Thursday’s run is as normal so meet at 18:50 for 19:00 start. All welcome including newcomers.

 

London Marathon Bus

If you would like a place on the bus to the London Marathon please let Wendy Hunter know.

 

Thanks

Your new Alchester cttee

Alchester Weekly Update – 12/02/2024

Hi,

 

New Committee & AGM Minutes

Thanks to all those who came to the AGM on what was a filthy night.

Draft minutes are attached to the weekly email. If you spot an error please reply to the email.

Thanks to all those who served on the committee last year & welcome aboard to the new members.

Chair remains as Jonathan, Membership is still with Emma, Mike is still Treasurer but Katie has started the process of handing over to Sue Morris for the Secretary roles. Lewis Long is the new vice-chair.

Further roles will be discussed & shared at the first committee meeting next Monday.

 

Club Nights this week

Tuesday’s session is mile reps. Meet at railway end of Gavray Drive for 19:00

Thursday’s run is as normal so meet at 18:50 for 19:00 start. All welcome including newcomers.

 

London Marathon Bus

If you would like a place on the bus to the London Marathon please let Wendy Hunter know.

 

Club championship

Please refer to the website for the upcoming races and various links for entry:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vHs5X0ddVWbzN0ZTjuS4G-jMorP9H3oWZMnGco11HCE/edit

Winslow, Banbury 15, White Horse Half, Maidenhead 10 all open for entries now. All likely to fill up in next few weeks!

Silverstone 10k is filling up fast & is a new addition this year.

We now move into the Buckingham parkrun this quarter (Feb – April). Best time to count.

 

Have a good week & we look forward to seeing lots of people on Tuesday & Thursday.

Alchester cttee

Alchester Weekly Update – 05/02/2024

Hi,

One key message for this week & a reminder of a couple of others.

 

AGM – This Thursday (20:30 at The Litterbury Hotel)

The 2024 Alchester AGM will be on Thursday 08 Feb at The Littlebury Hotel at 20:30.

We will meet at the sports centre as normal & then decamp to the Littlebury. Normal club runs.

All are encouraged to attend.

We are always looking for new people & fresh ideas for the club committee. There’s no need to commit to role prior to understanding what might be involved but as the saying goes “many hands makes light work.”

Thank you to all those who have given their time & efforts this year.

 

Club Nights this week

Tuesday’s session is 1k reps. Meet at railway end of Gavray Drive for 19:00

Thursday’s run is as normal so meet at 18:50 for a 19:00 start. All welcome including newcomers.

 

London Marathon Bus

If you would like a place on the bus to the London Marathon please let Wendy Hunter know.

 

Club championships

Please see the link below for the upcoming races and various links for entry:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vHs5X0ddVWbzN0ZTjuS4G-jMorP9H3oWZMnGco11HCE/edit

Winslow, Banbury 15, White Horse Half, Maidenhead 10 all open for entries now. All likely to fill up in next few weeks!

Important – please let Lewis Long know your best Bicester Parkrun time between November 1st 2023 & January 27th 2024 & he’ll update the scores on the doors.

We now move into the Buckingham Parkrun this quarter (Feb – April). Best time to count.

 

Have a good week & we look forward to seeing lots of people on Tuesday & Thursday.

Alchester cttee

Alchester Weekly Update – 29/01/2024

Hi,

 

Club Nights This Week

Tomorrow’s pace improvement is a bit complicated so might be worth writing it down.

– 1000m/ 5x200m
– 800m/ 4x200m
– 600m/ 3x200m
– 400m/ 2x200m
– 200m/ 2x100m
6000m of work 1 min rest on 1000/800/600 30sec on everything

Usual meeting of the railway end of Gavray Drive.

Again this week & everyone new, old & regular is encouraged to come along on Thursday. The more the merrier so spread the word.

Various groups from 7:10-7:15 miling all the way to a relaxed group. Biggest group is invariably either the 8:30’s or 9:30’s so groups for everyone.

Simple rule is each runs for 50-55 minutes in a chatty manner (save your PB’s for races!).

 

2024 AGM Notice – next Thursday

The 2024 Alchester AGM will be on Thursday 08 Feb at The Littlebury Hotel at 20:30.

We will meet at the sports centre as normal & then decamp to the Littlebury. Normal club runs.

All are encouraged to attend. We are always looking for new people & fresh ideas for the club committee. There’s no need to commit to role prior to understanding what might be involved but as the saying goes “many hands makes light work.”

Thank you to all those who have given their time & efforts this year.

 

Club championship

Please refer to the website for the upcoming races and various links for entry.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vHs5X0ddVWbzN0ZTjuS4G-jMorP9H3oWZMnGco11HCE/edit

Winslow, Banbury 15, White Horse Half, Maidenhead 10 all open for entries now. All likely to fill up in next few weeks!

Important – please let Lewis Long know your best Bicester Parkrun time since November 1st 2024 & he’ll update the scores on the doors. Bumper turnout on Saturday which was great to see.

We now move into the Buckingham Parkrun this quarter (Feb – April). Best time to count.

 

Have a good week & we look forward to seeing lots of people on Tuesday & Thursday.

Alchester committee