Simon Mennell and Josie Sheffield are presenting a Running Workshop and would like to see if any of your club members would like to attend.
The half day 'Workshop' will take place on Saturday 9th August from 2-5pm at the Tabor/Fusion Sports Centre in Braintree. The cost is £40.00 per person. The course content is as follows:
Theory Session on running technique
Practical Running Session - warm up, drills, running technique, cool down & stretching
Approx. 60 minutes inside, 90 minutes practical and 30 minutes theory again.
The workshop is suitable for any ability from beginners to those that have been running for many years. It is informal and fun, and everyone will take something home from it, we are sure.
If you know of anyone that is interested they can either phone or email me. All details are on our website www.uniquerunningresults.co.uk
Many Thanks Josie
Tel: 01371 852161
See if you can spot yourself in one of these videos of the Southend Half Marathon.
After this race, local Southend runner Nick Palmer passed away on 8 June. His family have a charity memorial page trying to raise £10,000.
Please keep SUPPORTING AND DONATING at https://www.justgiving.com/NickPalmerMemorialFund - at 19 July, 489 donations has raised 97.11% of the target and only £290 to go.
Race for Life events in Essex continues in July at Chelmsford (6th), Epping (Wed 16th) and Colchester (20th) and the ELVIS (East London FiVe Interclub Series) series continues in July at Ilford AC 5 (16th). Full details under More tab the top of the front page and then Race Series in Essex heading.
New Great Notley parkrun launched
The Great Notley parkrun event launched on 28 June 2014 9.00am at Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley (nr Braintree) Essex, CM77 7FS. If you live in the Braintree or North Essex area, please support this new free 5k run event to be held every Saturday. Full details of the event are on the parkrun website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/greatnotley/ or the Great Notley facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greatnotleyparkrun or on twitter @gtnotleyparkrun.
Proposed Event needs Volunteers
parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run every Saturday at 9am. Remember to register on the Parkrun website to get your barcode which allows you to be timed and then receive your weekly email.
Details of all 14 Essex parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.
Does you area NOT have a parkrun? Have you contacted parkrun about starting a new events - let us know of your progress and if you need any assistance getting a working group together.
Congratulations to Blair McWhirter (Ilford AC) and Sarah Stradling (Colchester Harriers) for becoming 2014 Essex 5 Mile Champions at the Great Easton 5 on 15 June.
Blair was part of the winning mens team, and Sarah lead the Colchester Harriers AC ladies to gold.
Updated 2014 Grand Prix Tables now available under Documents/Results tab and Road Running Championships.
Next Championship event is Pleshey Half Marathon on 21 September.
The Spitfire Scramble is a new event to the Essex calendar for this summer.
This is s 24-hour team or solo event taking place at Hornchurch Country Park. Entries are now open at www.spitfirescramble.co.uk.
Starting at midday on Saturday 30th August, teams and solo runners will aim to complete as many laps as they can before midday on Sunday 31st August.
Participants can enter as soloists, pairs, teams of three to five or teams of six to eight. The event village will provide catering for 24 hours, toilets, hot showers, sports massage and sponsors area as well as a live results screen to keep runners up to date with their position.
There will be trophies and prizes for the winners in each category, with separate male and female prizes in each of the team categories for same sex teams.
The race is the brainchild of former Men’s Running magazine editor Danny Coyle.
“I’ve lived in the borough for most of my life and knew of the park and its history, but it wasn’t until last year that coming here for a run revealed the possibility for an event like this to take place here.
“Thanks to the work the Council and the Forestry Commission have done in landscaping the site and the combination of terrains, there is a fantastic route here waiting to be utilised.
“When you add the space available for camping, the history of this place and the fact it is so well connected to London, it’s a really exciting prospect for me as a race organiser and for everyone who will come to run in the event.”
Team 3-5: £260
Team 6-8: £288
Campers can begin arriving from 3pm on Friday 29th August. The course will be signed for anyone wishing to recce the route from 5pm.
For more information visit www.spitfirescramble.co.uk