Hi all! Here is your news round up, putting all your important club news in one place!
Membership fees are now due
It’s that time again – annual membership fees are due. You should’ve received an email with all the details you need to pay, or you can pay Gary in the bar on a club night.
Nominate your Harrier of the Quarter – the deadline is Wednesday 10th April
It’s time to get your nominations in for your male and female Harrier of the Quarter (this has been renamed from Runner of the Quarter to better reflect what the awards are given for.)
Each member can nominate one male and one female member who they think deserves the accolade for their performance, dedication, commitment or support over the last quarter.
The awards will be announced on club night on Tuesday 16 April.
Club races are go!
Both of our club races are back in the calendar this year and are now both open for entries, so please help spread the word. The marathon is on Sunday 30 June and Littledown 5 will be on Sunday 15 September. Help will be needed on the day for both events and more details about that will be coming soon. Thanks to those who have already offered to help!
Links to share far and wide are:
C25K – we’ve teamed up with Race for Life
Our next Couch to 5k (completely free!) course will start next Tuesday 9 April at 7pm and will run for 9 weeks. This time we have teamed up with Race for Life and the graduation event for the course will be the Poole R4L 5K on 16 June. Race for Life will be providing us with free places to award to two of the runners who complete the course. There will also be other freebies and it’s a chance to support such a great cause on top of eveything else! There are still spaces, so if you know anyone who may be interested there is more info and a link to sign up on our website https://www.littledownharriers.co.uk/c25k/
If you are interested in taking part in a Race for Life event, the local runs will be on the following dates and you can sign up via https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/
Bournemouth 5k & 10k – 9 June / Poole 5k & 10k – 16 June / Poole Pretty Muddy & Pretty Muddy Kids – 15 June
Sunny but not quite summer yet!
Now that the clocks have changed, our club runs are setting off in daylight (yay!) but it is dark by the time we return. Please continue to wear your high vis, head torches and flashing lights for the coming weeks to make sure we are as safe as possible on our runs.
Race Reports from Captain Hev and Captain Steve
Hev’s March report is now available. Well done to all our female Harriers who are smashing it – special mention to Maria who won the Imperial Series and retained her title! Read the report HERE
Steve’s report for February and March is also available, hot off the press! You can read it HERE
Thanks to both captains for their hard work!
And last but not least, April is upon us which means it is finally marathon time for a lot of people. It is the time when all that winter training and all those long runs pay off. Good luck to everyone completing a marathon over the next few weeks, you’ve got this!!
PS – don’t forget the post-marathons celebration night at Abdul’s curry house on 17 May at 7pm. All are welcome, it is not just for marathoners! Speak to Mike K or have a look on Facebook for more info.