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  1. Laura Tollerton says:

    Hi all,
    I know this is a bit cheeky to post on here but thought it was worth a try. Some of you may have noticed I was not drinking at the ERC Christmas party. I am currently on day 20/31 of an alcohol free December. I am trying to complete ‘Dry December.’

    The reason is this…
    At my school we have 150 children in Year 6. We would love to offer them a trip to the theatre and share an experience that will last them a life time. Unfortunately, for the majority of the pupils this is a luxury that will be far too expensive and something they may never experience. In order to reduce the cost and make it accessible for all children, I am embarking on a ‘Dry Decemeber.’ I know most people wait until January to do such a challenge and help them detox from the overindulgence of Christmas. However, I thought the real challenge would be to do this in December, when the festive season has peaked and the champagne is flowing. So that is my plan, all of December, alcohol free. No cocktails, no liquor chocolates, not even a brandy-soaked, Christmas pudding. Any donations would be so gratefully received, no matter how small. 100% of the money will go towards the cost of the tickets for the children. Please help me get Year 6 to the theatre – they really deserve it. Thank you for your support.

    If you can’t donate I completely understand at this time of year – but please share the link with anyone you think may want to support.

    Thank you sooooo much!!!

    • Laura Tollerton says:

      I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for their support with my Dry December – get the kids to the theatre. With the page and some cash donations I raised nearly £500 which I am so pleased with.

      Happy new year to you all and thanks again!!!

  2. Ilia says:

    ERC Christmas Party

    Since we had a couple of new members joining after the details of the party were circulated and as a general reminder to the rest I decided to repeat the details from Naresh’s email here:
    ERC Christmas Party is on 8th December at the club house from 7.30 onwards. There will be a scrumptious mouth-watering menu as per previous parties with vegetarian/vegan options.

    There will be DJ entertainment and all members attending the event will be entered into a free raffle draw. We will also be drawing the luck winners for the three marathon places- I will send a separate email regarding the marathon places nearer the time.

    The committee has agreed that the club will subsidise the event so members pay less than ½ price and partners/previous members pay a substantially reduced rate as follows

    Members £10.00
    Member’s Family Guest £15.00
    Previous members £10.00
    Children under 12 Free

    Please reply by email to confirm numbers :

    We need to make the final booking with the caterer by 27th November so all payments need to be made by then. It will be very convenient if payments they can be made online directly to the club account as follows: (Those who cannot do online banking, please make your payment by cash or cheque to me or any committee member).

    Bank: TSB
    Account Name: Edmonton Running Club
    Sort Code: 30-12-34
    Account Number: 00232890

    Please ensure that the payment reference makes clear who you are paying for by including a name, number of people if paying for more than one and for vegetarians, please state VEG, eg. Aggiex2, 1VEG

  3. Gary Robinson says:

    Hi All
    I am looking to update our PB wall, can you please email me on the address below if you have achieved a PB in either of the following distances this year as I dont want to miss any of the ERC member achievements.
    5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra
    Please advise the distance when responding.
    Remember if it was your first time at any of the distances its still a PB.
    Thank you

  4. Lorraine says:

    The details for payment into the bank :



  5. Lorraine says:

    Any one requiring club kit or would like to see what we have in stock, I will be at the club from 6.45 tonight in the room upstairs if you wish to purchase any.

    New members are entitled to a free vest or T shirt.

    Payment can be made by BACS so no need to bring cash.

    vest £12.00
    t.shirt £13.00
    long sleeve £14.00
    Hoodies £18.00

  6. carol_m says:

    Hi all,

    Fish & Chip Night Tuesday 6th November.

    Just another reminder to pay for your order of either Fish & Chips (£6.00), Veg burger and chips (£3.50) or sausage and chips (£2.50) to Carol either Tuesday 30th October or Thursday 1st November. I will be visiting the Chip Shop on Saturday 3rd November to place our order.
    Many thanks, Carol

  7. Louis Saldiray says:

    I have finally got time off work to run XC races, and I have been looking at suitable trainers. Can any of you please advise me in whether I need trail running shoes, or XC spikes for these races?


    • Ilia says:

      Hi Louis

      The short answer is “it depends”. Depends on the course, on weather conditions, how speedy you want to be and how much you can spend.

      If the weather was dry for a couple of days and the course is not too off-road you will be kind of OK with regular running shoes.

      But typically it’s muddy – so you want some trail racing shoes like Salomon Speedcross or Inov-8 Mudclaw. If it’s really slippery with steep hills – you might need XC spikes. Without them you will be slipping at a snail pace while the guys in spikes are streaking up 🙂 On the other hand – spikes are not fun on tarmac and there are road sections on some XC courses.

      Long story short – get trail racers and after a couple of races you might decide that you need spikes.

      This year we will probably put at team for the South Of England Cross-Country Championships (the infamous “Parliament Hill”) – for this one the spikes is pretty much a prerequisite.

    • Ilia says:

      As XC courses go the one in Cheshunt (on Oct-28) is pretty mild. Last year conditions were OK for regular running shoes, but depends on the weather.

  8. James Gill says:

    This Saturday (29th) at Pymmes park, I’ll be running my 100th parkrun. If you fancy running a nice flat and friendly 5km on Saturday morning at 9am, it would be lovely to see you – and I promise there will be cakes at the end.

  9. Lorraine says:

    If anyone is wishing to purchase club kit, I will be at the club tomorrow night from 7pm.
    Long sleeve t.shirts £14.00
    T.shirts £13.00
    Vests £12.00 ( new members get a free vest)
    We have a few hoodies in stock – black and grey £18.00

  10. Lorraine says:

    Please arrive promptly so we can start on time or you may end up being locked in!
    There is usually parking in Walsingham Road or Uvedale Road at that time if you don’t think you will make it otherwise.

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