We had 3 Oh ladies attend the Brighton Full Marathon on Sunday 9th April, and these awesome ladies only went and completed the marathon in the souring heat, a day I’m sure they will not forget!
Many congratulations and well deserved. I’m sure you have heard that there were a few tears from your Oh buddies spurring you all on through a special app on their phones and the messages appearing on facebook.
A timed 5K course around a nature reserve close to Hatfield Business Park and the University of Herts Sports Village. We had 8 fabulous Oh ladies running the course with 4 personal bests from Denise, Victoria, Emma and Sarah Badger! Really great work ladies!
Our Oh lady tourist ‘Maria Blythe’ has been at it again. Just this year alone, Maria has visited 5 parkrun venues (Ellenbrook Fields, Stevenage, Forest Rec, Linford Wood and now Harrogate)
So far Maria has amassed 18 parkrun destinations in the UK totalling 101 UK parkruns. Well done!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or see our twitter @0h_runners and facebook page.