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New Session Plan

 Day          Time Meeting location Leader Session description

Starting May 15th.

9:15am Football pitches entrance, at Uni of Herts de Haviland Campus, just opposite Club de Haviland. Enmma Knight All welcome, varied distance between 3-5 miles, great start to the week!
Tuesday Fun Club 6 am Hatfield Station steps

(toilets available)

Sarah Badger All welcome – out and back routes to suit all, bring lights! Confirm on facebook if you are attending.

Starting May 9th.

9:15 am start Hatfield Cycles, Hatfield Carrie Hudson All welcome, social run with distance to suit everyone and coffee and cake at the end!
Tuesday 6:30 pm




Hatfield Station Steps

(toilets available)


Donna Staughton O’Toole 4 to 8 miles varied routes through Hatfield or Welwyn.  Including hill training, interval and group runs.  No one gets left behind.
Wednesday 6:30 pm June 7th – July 12th

September 13th – October 18th

Lisa and Denise New to/Back to running 6 week courses as advertised.
Thursday Fun Club 6:00 am Hatfield Station steps

(toilets available)

Sarah Badger All welcome – out and back routes with intervals to suit all.  Confirm on facebook if you are attending.

Starting from May 11th.

6:30 pm Hatfield Station steps

(toilets available)

Paula Mummery


Suitable for those who wish to work towards and improve on a 5 km

Starting May 19th.

7:15 pm Hatfield Station steps

(toilets available)

Andrea Halliwell, Sarah Bailey or Paula Mummery This is an improvers group for those who have complete a new to running course and would like to develop themselves further.  The group can be divided in two to accommodate all runners so is suitable for all.
Saturday 9 am

(arrive 8:50)

Ellenbrook Fields (other parkruns are available!) Free timed

5 k

parkrun, free timed 5 k, run or volunteer
Sunday 8 am Hatfield Station steps (toilets available) Various leaders All welcome, social group run with pace, time and distance for everyone.


New to Running sessions starting on June 7th and September 13th 2017 with Denise and Lisa.

Ad-hoc group runs also take place in WGC so please contact Kim for details via joinus@ohladies.co.uk

Contact joinus@ohladies.co.uk for more information or to book your place.

During school holidays and on Bank holidays there may be some adjustment to sessions depending on leader availability so please check our facebook and twitter or email oh@ohladies.co.uk for details.

The next training plan will run from October 2017.

2017-05-02T23:41:47+01:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Spring Newsletter

Hello and Happy Spring time to all Oh Ladies!

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the spring warmth, sunshine and lighter evenings!  This is the time of year to think about sunscreen, shorts, hats and pre-hydration.  Make sure you drink plenty of water the days before you run as well as after.

Welcome to our new members who will soon have completed their New to/back to Running course with Denise and Lisa, their graduation parkrun will be at Ellenbrook Fields on April 22nd – usual time of 9 am start, 8:45 meet. It will be great to have plenty of support there for them and of course its the day before London Marathon – so an incredibly exciting weekend of running!

The next New to/Back to running group will start on June 7th so please do share with friends and family who may be interested. The course is limited to 10 so get in quick!

Of course Brighton Marathon is this Sunday and we wish all our runners the very best of luck over the 26.2 miles!  remember the marathon itself is fun, you’ve already done all the hard work!

The summer running schedule will start the first week of May so keep an eye for changes to leader running sessions and times.  We plan to take advantage of the lighter evenings and the post marathon shorter runs.  Up until the new schedule starts in May please keep an eye on social media or ask your leader to confirm runs as its the school holidays and marathon season.

Subs are soon due for existing members, which will remain at £27 for the year with £15 going to UKAthletics. There is a new online tool being set up to make payment easier for you and our volunteers – details to follow in a dedicated membership renewal email towards the end of April.

Dates for your diary:
Sunday April 9th – Brighton marathon & group run departing Hatfield Station at 8 am, all welcome
Saturday April 22nd – New runners graduation parkrun at Ellenbrook Fields
Sunday April 23rd – London marathon – there will be an Oh Cheer squad going into London to support our runners – more details to follow on facebook and twitter
May 1st – new session plan kicks in
Sunday May 7th – 10 mile training walk for the St Albans walking half marathon, all welcome 8 am start
Friday May 12th – all welcome to join in a celebration of this years marathoners at The Turkish Kitchen in Hatfield from 8 pm, drink from & at Harpsfield Hall.  Please RSVP via email or facebook so we can book spaces.  Its a great chance to get to know people without having to catch your breath all the time!
Saturday May 20th – Ellenbrook Fields parkrun 1st birthday – there will be cake!
Sunday May 21st – 12 mile training walk 8 am start
Wednesday June 7th – New to Running group starts

Sunday June 11th – St Albans Half marathon, 5k, 10k, kids race and walking half marathon – plenty of places available for all events – get booked in!

Events still in the planning include an Oh weekend away, breakfast run and brunch – Runch – and new club vest official reveal!

Please email oh@ohladies.co.uk with any questions or see our twitter @0h_runners and facebook page.

2017-04-14T09:58:53+01:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

New to Running/Back to Running Group – starting March 8th

Happy Spring everyone!  Its a great time to start running!

Congratulations to Denise Hill and Lisa Duncan on becoming New Running Leaders and completing their first aid training.

This dynamic pair are wasting no time in getting started and are offering a New to Running/Back to Running Beginners Group starting on Wednesday March 8th at 6:30 pm, meeting outside the deHavilland Sports Bar behind the Uni Sports Village.  Parking is available at the Uni for free for 2 hours.

If you would like to start with the basics again or you know someone who would like some help and encouragement please forward this information to them.  Spaces are limited to 10 ladies so don’t delay. Please email joinus@ohladies.co.uk to book your place on our New to Running/Back to Running course.


The course is free to members and for new ladies the first session is free and then £27 covers you for the course and the rest of the year as an Oh Lady, including access to all other sessions and UKA membership.

Please email joinus@ohladies.co.uk with any questions.

Happy running!

2017-03-02T12:34:51+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

New Run Leaders in training

Runner of the Year Denise Hill and fellow Oh! Lady Lisa Duncan are off to Ware tomorrow to attend the LiRF course and become fully fledged Oh! Leaders.


The pair will be taking on the Leadership in Running Fitness 1 day course alongside other trainees under the watchful eyes of England Athletics which qualifies and insures leaders to deliver safe and fun running sessions.


We are delighted to be welcoming Denise and Lisa to the group leaders team already at Oh! Ladies Running Club particularly with their wealth of experience in the gym as well as running.  They have also opted to extend their knowledge with an exercise based first aid qualification at Herts Uni later this month.


Lisa and Denise have already planned a New to Running/Back to Running Group which will start on March 8th at 6:30 pm and meet opposite Hatfield Station.


Welcome to the LiRF team, have a great day on the course and thank you!

2017-02-10T19:38:23+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

And the winners are…

Huge congratulations to all the nominees of the annual Oh! Awards celebration evening and thank you to all who attended and joined in the celebrations!

Much fun was had once the flat tire, the delayed Cava and the missing awards were sorted out.  It seemed that nothing was going to go smoothly until the lights went up and guests started arriving.  Or was that until the cava arrived and started flowing?  Either way – it was alright on the night as they say!

Not only were the 2016 winners announced but the new design club vest was also revealed and rigorous testing has started!  We hope to have these on general sale by the end of February.

And our 2016 winners are…

Best New Oh Lady – Lisa Duncan, Kirsty Lemare-North, Denise Hill, Rachel Andrews, Catherine Ried and Aanjla Sengupta

WINNER – Rachel Andrews

Most Improved Oh Lady – Louise Sopp, Milena Nuti, Zoe Clark, Jan Haydon, Denise Hill, Aanjla Sengupta and Rachel Andrews

WINNER- Milena Nuti with special mention to Louise Sopp

Perseverance of Oh – Mandy Tait, Melanie Lynch, Kirsty Lemare-North, Tracey Ede and Catherine Ried

WINNER – Kirsty and Mandy both

Runner of the Year and Runner-up Runner of the Year – Denise Hill Runner of the Year and Melanie Lynch Runner–up Runner of the Year


Fastest times:


Melissa Mileham          23:02    Verulam 17/12/2016

Jan Haydon                  24:03    Ellenbrook 13/08/2016

Alison Newberry           24:56    Ellenbrook 03/09/2016



Melissa Mileham          49:56    Love Welwyn 14/02/2016

Jan Haydon                  53:12    Love Welwyn 14/02/2016

Kim Brewer                53:40    Herts 10K 09/10/2016



Jan Haydon                  1:52:49 Luton Half 30/10/2016

Paula Mummery           1:56:00 Bournemouth 02/10/2016

Maria Blythe                1:59:09 Brighton Half 28/02/2016



Paula Mummery           4:36:08 London Marathon 24/04/2016

Donna O’Toole             5:04:30 London Marathon 24/04/2016

Melanie Lynch             5:25:51 London Marathon 24/04/2016


2017-02-14T15:44:29+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: News|

And the nominees are…

With only 10 days to go until the big night and only 3 days left to purchase your tickets its time to announce the nominees for 2016’s prestigious Ohwards Annual Celebration.

Nominees are:

Best New Oh Lady – Lisa Duncan, Kirsty Lemare-North, Denise Hill, Rachel Andrews, Catherine Ried and Aanjla Sengupta

Most Improved Oh Lady – Louise Sopp, Milena Nuti, Zoe Clark, Jan Haydon, Denise Hill, Aanjla Sengupta and Rachel Andrews

Perseverance of Oh – Mandy Tait, Melanie Lynch, Kirsty Lemare-North, Tracey Ede and Catherine Ried

Runner of the Year and Runner-up Runner of the Year – were unanimous  so will be revealed on the night!

Fastest 5k, 10k, half and full marathons will also be announced on the night.

Huge thanks to all our Oh Leaders who have been great leaders and are not eligible for the above Ohwards as they get to choose them!  Thank you to Sarah Bailey, Sarah Badger, Kim Brewer, Amy Brunt, Andrea Halliwell, Emma Knight, Paula Mummery and Donna Staughton O’Toole.

If you would like to become an Oh Leader in Running Fitness there is a local 1 day course coming up which the club can fund – we always need more leaders so please get in touch at oh@ohladies.co.uk for more information or to book your place.

Thank you also to the Committee members who make the Ohwards Celebration Evening happen so we can celebrate our achievements and continue to inspire, enable and support women.  Family, partners and friends are very welcome to attend our celebration evening.  Please support the club and your felloh runners by purchasing your tickets for our celebration event.

January 27th at Mill Green Golf Club @ 8pm.  Reception drinks, buffet & dancing.  Tickets £18 per person.

Please transfer payment to Bank Account 43553817 and sort code 20-92-54 with Oh awards as your reference.   On receipt of payment your e-ticket will be sent to you.  Last date for ticket purchase is Friday January 20th.

Many thanks and see you on the night!

2017-01-17T10:02:19+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Yoga with Josie

Join in Yoga with Josie
DATES FOR JAN/ FEB 2017 – 7.45 to 9 pm
69 The Ryde, Hatfield 
Weds 11th Jan
Weds 18th
Weds 25th
Weds 1st Feb
Weds 8th Feb
2017-01-11T13:42:41+00:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: News|

Ohwards Celebration Evening

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017!

Before we wave goodbye to 2016 for good we have yet to celebrate the 2016 achievements of all our members with our annual Ohwards Evening.  The celebration evening is open to everyone, regardless of if you have run or not.  Its a great time to meet people, get chatting and take inspiration from other OhLadies.

Celebrations take place on January 27th at Mill Green Golf Club from 8 pm.
Tickets are £18 per person to include a drink on arrival, buffet and a disco.
On receipt of payment your etickets will be emailed to you.
Please pay your money into the Oh Account by January 20th at the latest.

Bank account number 43553817 and sort code 20-92-54 with Oh awards as your reference.
The Ohward catagories this year will be:
Runner of the Year
Most improved runner
Best New Runner
Fastest 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, with times taken right up until the event so plenty of time to post that PB!

Nominees will be announced next week after our committee meeting.

Family and friends are very welcome to join in the celebrations – we even invite the men!

Please support your club in our celebrations!

2017-01-07T12:36:59+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: News|

Autumnal News and Diary Dates

Saturday November 5th – 10:30 am at Beehive Lane (King George playing fields WGC) – The test parkrun for the new Junior parkrun.  Please go along with your little people (age 4-14 yrs) and their barcodes to help the team test their equipment, course and processes ready for…



Sunday November 13th at 9 am at Beehive Lane – Inaugural Beehive Lane Junior parkrun at 9 am!  A 2km parkrun for ages 4 to 14 yrs. This will be a regular free weekly event every Sunday. Your kids can run and you can volunteer, just like a Saturday parkrun, but on Sundays and for the little guys and gals!
Oh! Ladies Running Club proudly sponsor this event.
November 27th  – 10 am start Hatfield 5 miles from the Forum.  Marshal or run, but definitely be there!
This event will replace the 8 am Sunday group run from Hatfield Station for this week.
December 4th – 11 am start Popular Rotary Club Santa run will be at Hatfield House this year – registration is open now.  http://santa.hatfieldrotary.org.uk/index.html
This will replace the 8 am Sunday group run from Hatfield Station for this week, however if you wish to still run at 8 from the station please post online and I’m sure you will get company.
December 11th – 9:15 @Bill’s in WGC for our Traditional Christmas ‘Runch’.  Meet at Hatfield Station for the 8 am group run which will finish at Bill’s, or meet at the station to walk to Bill’s or drive, cycle or get the train – but get there, for 9:15 am for a traditional Christmas brunch. And by traditional we mean in a Santa hat, outfit, elf ears, reindeer antlers, jingle bells…. you get the idea!
December 24th – Ellenbrook Fields Festive parkrun at 9 am, well its just a normal parkrun to be fair, but I’m sure we will festive it up a bit as its Christmas eve!
December 25th – Panshanger Christmas day parkrun if you are up for it!
December 31st – Ellenbrook Fields New Years Eve parkrun at 9 am, well its just a normal parkrun to be fair, but I’m sure we will festive it up a bit as its New Years eve!
January 1st – an extra parkrun!  Ellenbrook Fields is proud to be offering an extra parkrun on New Years Day at 9 am.  Panshanger and St Albans parkruns will have a later start time so you can start the year with a double parkrun!
January 27th – The event of the year….
The Oh! Awards Evening!
Mill Green Golf Club
January 27th 8 pm-11:45 pm.
Tickets are £18 per person to include a drink on arrival, buffet and a disco.
To secure your tickets please pay your money into the
Oh Account – bank account number 43553817 and sort code 20-92-54 with Oh awards as your reference.
Finally – looking ahead – Cambridge Half Marathon – March 5th 2017.
The club will be paying for coach travel to the event for both Club Runners and marshals.  We are looking for volunteers to work a water station or hand out medals, its a great package of goodies, a great day out and free transport all whilst cheering on the runners.  Come along and join in the fun.
Please reply to carrie.hudson@ohladies.co.uk to register your interest in the coach as a runner or volunteer.  Space permitting friends and family will also be invited to join the coach.
2016-11-13T08:35:49+00:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: News|