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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 
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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|

Oh Ladies are in the pink!

Oh Ladies were pretty in pink as they marked Breast Cancer Awareness month in October with a special run and made a donation of £85 to Hertfordshire-based charity Fighting Breast Cancer .

The club’s regular Sunday morning session on October 23 was a vision in pink as the group donned tutus and tops in the colour and ran from Hatfield House to the fountain in Welwyn Garden City.

The club made a donation of £5 for each pink selfie they received from an Oh Lady.

Sunday 23rd Oct Pink Cake run £65.00 Kerching to Breast Cancer Ballerina and Self check pose!

Strike a pose… and self check!

2016-11-13T08:35:49+00:00October 30th, 2016|Categories: News|

Successful ROhd Trip for Bournemouth Marathon Festival

The Oh Ladies enjoyed their first ROhd Trip recently with a successful weekend at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival.

In a packed weekend, club members managed to cram in appearances at the Poole Park Run, the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k and the Half Marathon as well as a couple of local bars!

Angela Blundell was first Oh Lady home in the Bournemouth 10k in 55:59.

Next morning was the Half Marathon and with most of the Oh Ladies going for the sensible option of a stroll along the seafront, it was left to Paula Mummery, Donna Staughton O’Toole, Kirsty Lemare North and Mandy Tait to show what club members are capable of.

Paula smashed her PB, making 13.1 miles look like a gentle Sunday club run as she completed the race in a fantastic time of 1:56.

And with the Oh Ladies cheering them down the home straight, there were emotional scenes as Kirsty and Mandy both finished their maiden half marathons.

“I recommend cheering as much as running! Great to make others feel supported,” said Mel Lynch.

A big ‘Thank You’ to the staff at the New Westcliff Hotel, who made the club feel so welcome, and also to Maxine Goold and Allison Skeggs for organising the weekend.

Oh Ladies run safe

2016-11-13T08:35:49+00:00October 16th, 2016|Categories: News|

Big Weekend!

This weekend marks our first Weekend Oh!way, the Willow 10 k and many other events our runners are taking part in including Global parkrun day!

We wish everyone happy safe running for this momentous weekend!  It does also mean that there will be no Sunday morning run from Hatfield Station on Sunday.

Things to look forward to next week: Oct 3rd – 10th

#thisgirlcanweekwh, its a great time to try something new in a female environment, many for free so take a look – www.welhat.gov.uk/thisgirlcan

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!


Have a great weekend, wherever it takes you and I look forward to winter training with you all!

Run happy!


2016-11-13T08:35:49+00:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

An Invitation to a celebration! We are 4 years old today!

Happy Oh!nniversary!
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
2016-11-13T08:35:49+00:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|

Wednesday 9:15 group breaks up for the summer!


All other sessions will run as per the summer training plan.

Keep an eye out on facebook, twitter and www.ohladies.co.uk for the latest session information and news.


2016-11-13T08:35:50+00:00July 26th, 2016|Categories: News|
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