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Some races I can recommend. Entries open. I’m in. Join me?
Crouch End – 19th May
Triffic Trail – 23rd June
Both these are ERC Core Races and usually have a large entry from ERC.
Ware 10 (miles) – 7th July. Last couple of years a good ERC turnout and ERC Ladies have taken team prize (come on boys).
Maidenhead Half Marathon – 1st September. A flat, fast race. Good for PBs. Lovely countryside.
London Marathon Study
For the attention of ERC runners in London marathon – a chance to help with scientific research. Please see below:
I’m contacting you to see if any of your members are competing in London Marathon 2019 and would be interested in taking part in a study. I am an MSc student studying Applied Sports Nutrition at St Mary’s University Twickenham and am planning on conducting a study observing gastrointestinal disturbance and hydration in runners with different diets (vegan, vegetarian & meat-eater) during a marathon. This would involve taking a urine sample and a couple of questionnaires on race day, and a food diary and some questionnaires on another day that is convenient for participants.
After the study, participants will have access to their results. If you are interested, please let me know by responding to this email or calling me on 07731971302. If you do so, I can let you know more about the study and answer any questions you may have.
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Save the Date – Run the River 2019
Run the River 2019 is now booked up and confirmed for Sunday 13th October. Our 2018 event was a huge success, and this was down to the amazing ERC volunteers who support the race. Please keep the date free to help make 2019 another huge success (by the way, its also the Royal Parks Half on 13th October, but we know you’d much rather be at Lee Valley!!!).
Rotterdam Marathon 7th April
Place going for free
I’m unable to run this race due to injury, but I will happily transfer my place (officially – you won’t be running under my name) to anyone who would like to run it.
The course is flat and apparently very fast, perfect for PB chasers.
The only clause is that you split the prize money, if you win it.
Parliament Hill on Saturday Jan-26.
Here is the information from the organisers of the South Of England XC Championships at Parliament Hill on Saturday Jan-26.
I know that a couple of people dropped from the team due to injuries/illnesses, but please consider coming over to support the competitors even if you are not running. Traditionally there is a pub gathering after the race and I do not expect this year to be different.
Just noticed on Tfl website that there will be an amended timetable between Gospel Oak and Barking on Saturday – but it says trains will run every 15 to 30 minutes so hopefully we’ll be fine. They suggest checking times on the website on Saturday morning.
Technical kit question (mainly for Ilia I guess!) – it’s looking wet – will regular xc spikes be okay or would you recommend getting some extra long ones?
In case anyone is still looking for a spring marathon, Edinburgh Marathon entries close tomorrow (Sunday 6th Jan). There at least 3 ERC members entered already.
On a different note – I have booked Race to the Stonesd day 1 ultra. If anyone feels they would like to join (Gary) it is meant to be a delightful day out!! Saturday 13th July. And only about an hour away I believe.
I would like to go to The Cock Inn pub, if others are, after the Trent Park 10 mile run.
Does anyone know if there is an organised race happening on NYE 31st December? Normally there is a run arranged by Trent Park Club.
Yes, 5 or 10 miler. Meet 9am for 9.30am start at Cockfosters entrance to Trent Park, run starts from Cock Inn.
Is this a cross country or on road?
It’s completely on the road (pavement)
ITs all on road. Due to injury not going to be able to run it. Usually after as an ERC tradition we go to The Cock Inn for an end of year drink. Let me know, be nice to see everyone.
Several people are going to run this. Last year the pub was still closed so we went to Trent Park cafe, but I think this was because of Sunday. Hopefully we can get to the pub this year.
Just checked pub website. Open from 11am on 31st..
With the last two XC league races looming as well as the Parliament Hill adventure, a couple of people asked about the XC spikes.
Just wanted to point at this year Adidas version on sale at SportsShoes.com for under 50 pounds. The way these shoes are used they will last for several seasons (but you might need to change the spikes themselves).
Thank you, Ilia – that’s exactly what I bought before Stevenage. They’re quite lightweight and I think overall good value for money.
This is great thanks! Guess what guys, I have a discount code for December for the sport shoes site, you can get 10% off. Use the code BXS1. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!
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