Hello!  So its May already!

I have failed in my mission to get two newsletters out in April, it was an ambitious but well meant plan.  But you know what, failure is ok, mistakes will be made and no-one is perfect. Everyone’s bottom has a crack in it.  Onwards and upwards with plenty of marathon madness to celebrate!

Huge congratulations to all our marathon runners over the last few weeks, Dawn, Paula, Donna, Melanie, Annemarie and Natalie have all completed the awesome task inspiring us all.  There is yet to come the Moonwalk Marathon where we will see yet more marathoners created.

I am delighted to see how many have already entered the London Marathon ballot on opening day!  REMEMBER to be considered for the club place in London and Brighton marathons you must be a paid up member and have entered the ballot for London, forwarding your confirmation email to oh@ohladies.co.uk.  In October those Oh ladies who have been unsuccessful in the ballot will have a second chance in the club place lucky draw.  You MUST have entered the main ballot by this Friday to be considered for the club draw – don’t miss your opportunity!

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/

Date for the diary – Marathon Celebration Evening July 8th, St Albans- ALL are welcome!!!

It is that time of year again, membership renewals are once again due and I would like to invite you to re-join our merry tribe.  The annual membership fee is £27, £15 of which goes straight to UK Athletics.

Please pay direct into the club account before the end of May marking the payment as ‘subs’ if you are able to.  If any of your details have changed please complete the form here http://ohladies.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/OhLadies_MembershipApplicationForm.pdf.

If no details have changed simply transfer £27 to Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-92-54 Account No: 43553817.

An Oh Invitation:

As an Oh Lady you are invited to the ‘test’ run of the new Ellenbrook Field parkrun on May 14th!  The test will take most of the morning as it is a practice ‘run’ so it won’t be exactly like a ‘real’ parkrun until the following week, May 21st when we have our inaugural run.  If you would like to volunteer please enter your details here  http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ellenbrookfields/, if you would like to run please arrive from 9:30 am om the 14th, with a view to start the run at 10 am.  Although you will get a time, the run won’t count towards your parkrun total as it is a test event.  All details are at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ellenbrookfields/

Sunday Brunch Club is on this Sunday, May 8th at 8 am at Gosling Running track, followed by Brunch at Bill’s!  Everyone is welcome and the session is suitable for everyone.  Training on the track is a great way to increase your endurance in a fun, safe, sociable environment.   Please make the most of the opportunity!  It is a free session!

Last call for Bournemouth running festival!  Get your deposits paid up!

October 1st and 2nd Bournemouth Festival of Running Oh! weekend away!

http://www.run-bmf.com/

Pay with instant bank transfer to – Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-92-54   Account No: 43553817

£70 per person for 2 nights stay, 2 breakfasts and a 3 course dinner Saturday night including entertainment at https://www.newwestcliffhotel.co.uk/the-hotel/relax

We will be staying over Friday September 31st and Saturday October 1st.   Please ask if you have any questions, and be assured you are very welcome!!

PLEASE KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST EVENTS and fingers crossed you will be able to read all about our 401 marathon Challenge with Ben Smith in the WHTimes this week.  Thanks to all who came out to support, inspiring stuff!

Finally as the weather warms up this week, sip sip sip, think about sunscreen and I hope you find yourself ‘drenched in the energy of life’.

Run happy, safe and confidently,