We are supporting this initiative with a session every day next week – so come along to those as well and a bring a friend or relative.
The Winter Training plan is attached and starts from October 10th. Please take a look and see what new sessions are on offer and your old favorites that have remained.
If you around on Saturday MP Grant Shapps will be starting Ellenbrook Fields parkrun and joining in celebrating Global parkrun day! Pop down and join in the fun.
Awards season – Please take a few moments to nominate your running club for the local sports awards. We have done well in previous years and hope to keep our name on the nominations list this year – but we need your help! Please click below to nominate!
Maria Blythe is the silent assassin when it comes to running! Always on the move, what ever the location and what ever the weather. Does it surprise you that she has on record 78 parkruns thus far, from 9 different locations!
Panshanger Park x 48
St Albans x 23
Ellenbrook Fields x 5
Barclay x 1
Wimpole Park x 1
Hove Promenade x 1
Crissy Field x 1
Gadebridge x 1
Aldenham x 1
Maria’s best recorded times range from 32:13 to a PB at St Albans of 26:29.
You are a true inspiration, well done. Now sit down and have a cuppa!
Indeed the Old Hatfield Ladies Running has turned the big 4 (Oh!) today!
Please join us to celebrate on Thursday September 15th at Hatfield Cycles (12-13 Hatfield Road East, Hatfield, AL10 0ET) from 7 pm for an evening with Shu Pillinger, female endurance cyclist who started with a 5 k Race for Life. It promises to be an inspiring evening!
Drinks and nibbles will be served and you are welcome to bring a guest along – men included!
We will also be celebrating our recent award ‘Club of the Year’ East Region, from UK Athletics as well as the close of the summer season in preparation for the winter of training ahead. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new people and hear some inspiring stories. Oh, and eat and drink! It is an informal evening so feel free to pop in for as much or as little of the evening as suits you. We would just be happy to see you there!
Its been a busy summer with plenty of parkrun action, summer series events, holidays and training – and its not over yet! Plenty of events in the next few weeks!
Some dates to look forward to:
September 25th – RUNCH, track and brunch session 9 am at Gosling track, suitable for absolutely all Oh! Ladies!
End of September London Marathon Ballot results begin to land on door steps.
Bournemouth Running Festival October 1-2 – places are still available if you wish to attend, get in touch quick! (£90 for 3 nights B&B and 1 3 course dinner).
October 1st – Grant Shapps at Ellenbrook Fields parkrun
October 2nd – Willow 10 k at Hatfield House
October 3rd-9th – This Girl Can Week in Welwyn Hatfield, Oh! Ladies is supporting this by offering a session suitable for beginners everyday this week so if you know someone who would like to get involved please invite them along!
October 10th Committee Meeting
October 12th – Oh!wards Evening tickets go on sale.
November 27th – Hatfield 5 Miles
December 25th – Ellenbrook Fields Christmas Day parkrun
Lots of running happening this week on the Oh timetable and in peoples spare time. In my searches for event results, I only found Parkrun results for Ellenbrook Fields and Panshanger Park. Please take a look at this weeks 9 runners and two personal bests!
Ellenbrook Fields Parkrun 03.09.2016
Japer Hudson 22:48
Alison Newberry 24:56 ** PB
Milena Nuti 29:43 **PB
Denise Hill 30:05
Alison Wildey 30:07
Donna Whitmey 32:31
Tracy Jacob 33:12
Sarah Badger – Tail Runner Duties 57:27
Thank you to many Oh ladies who marshalled the event