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Striders Christmas Drinks & Curry, Friday 8th December

Blue Boar 6.30 - 8.00, then on to Curry (venue tbc) for 8.15

Please email Dave Sweet if you would like to put your name down.

Further details to follow.

ESSEX LEAGUECROSS COUNTRY R2

Hosted by

SOUTHEND ON SEA ATHLETICS CLUB

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2017

APEX CORNER HOCKLEY

Time(Approx)

Age Group

Distance

10.30

Under 13 Girls and Under 13 Boys

3k

11.00

Under 15 Girls and Under 15 Boys

4k

11.30

Under 17/20 Women

5k

12.00

Under 17 Men/Sen Women

6k

12.45

Senior Men including U20

8.8k

A few important notes for this fixture

    • Please note – try and leave and much time as you can to get to the race – whichever angle you approach Hockley there is a lot of traffic.
    • There will not be an under 11’s race
    • There is limited parking at the venue itself and you may need to park in the surrounding roads.  Please park considerately and car share where possible.   Note the school (Greensward College) is now unavailable for parking.
    • The results as far as I am aware will be collated in Chris Akehurst’s camper van which will be parked at the site
  • SAT NAV - SS5 5AU

Mike Jeffery

Cross Country Secretary

Southend AC

07796 174574

 

DIRECTIONS

From M25

Leave M25 at Junction 29. Join A127 in direction of Basildon and Southend.

Stay on A127 until Rayleigh Weir Junction, ignoring any signs for Hockley. Take slip road left, A129 towards Rayleigh. Stay on this road through Rayleigh town centre, following signs for Hockley. At traffic lights at top of High Street (Church on left), go straight on.

Follow this road for 2-3 miles, going straight ahead at 3 mini roundabouts.

At next mini roundabout (Spa Public House facing), take first left.

Follow the road past the shops, under railway bridge

Turn left at the traffic lights past Hockley railway station and follow the road (Plumberow Avenue) for approximately 500-600 yards.  The gate to the venue is on the left and quite narrow and it is not entirely obvious.  One clue – if you go past the two shops – you have gone too far.

From A13

A13 towards Southend, past Basildon, Pitsea.

At Sadlers Farm Roundabout (multi roundabout), follow signs for A130, Chelmsford. (Left at first mini roundabout, straight on at next, left at third mini roundabout).

At next junction (with A127), take third exit, A127 towards Southend.

Take slip road left at next junction (Rayleigh Weir). A129 towards Rayleigh. Stay on this road through Rayleigh town centre, following signs for Hockley. At traffic lights at top of High Street (Church on left), go straight on.

Follow this road for 2-3 miles, going straight ahead at 3 mini roundabouts.

At next mini roundabout (Spa Public House facing), take first left.

Follow the road past the shops, under railway bridge (Greensward Lane).

Turn left at the traffic lights past Hockley railway station and follow the road (Plumberow Avenue) for approximately 500-600 yards.  The gate to the venue is on the left and quite narrow and it is not entirely obvious.  One clue – if you go past the two shops – you have gone too far.

From Chelmsford and points eastward

A12 towards Colchester & Chelmsford or from Chelmsford head along the A1114 Southend Road to the junction with A12/A130

Follow signs for A130 Basildon and Southend.

Continue for 9 miles approx and as you pass over the A127 keep to the left hand lane to filter onto A1245 and then At next junction (with A127), take third exit, A127 towards Southend.

Take slip road left at next junction (Rayleigh Weir). A129 towards Rayleigh. Stay on this road through Rayleigh town centre, following signs for Hockley. At traffic lights at top of High Street (Church on left), go straight on.

Follow this road for 2-3 miles, going straight ahead at 3 mini roundabouts.

At next mini roundabout (Spa Public House facing), take first left.

Follow the road past the shops, under railway bridge (Greensward Lane).

Turn left at the traffic lights past Hockley railway station and follow the road (Plumberow Avenue) for approximately 500-600 yards.  The gate to the venue is on the left and quite narrow and it is not entirely obvious.  One clue – if you go past the two shops – you have gone too far.

By train

From London - Liverpool Street - take the Southend bound train to Hockley

After leaving the station turn left and follow the road (Plumberow Avenue) for approximately 500-600 yards.  The gate to the venue is on the left and quite narrow and it is not entirely obvious.  One clue – if you go past the two shops – you have gone too far.

All Striders interested in entering for the Vets XC Championships on 2nd December  please email Gerry before Sunay 19th November ( name, dob, age on 2/12/17)

Date - Sat 2nd December 2017

Venue - Writtle University College , Lordship Lane Writtle CM1 3RR

Host Club - Springfield Striders

Race 5 = 11.15am Men 50+ and  Women 35+ = 8k

Race 6 - 12.00pm Men 40  = 8k

Age taken as of 2nd December 2017

First three Teams - 4 to score M40  / M50   / W35

Fastest  three individuals in M40 / M50 / M60 / M70   and  W35 / W45 / W55 / W65

Also junior races :

Race 1  10.00am u13 boys 3k

Race 2  10.15am u13 girls 3k

Race 3  10.30am u15 boys 4k

Race 4  10.50am u15 girls 4k

Please see Dave Sweet for further details

Billericay Striders Running Club are pleased to welcome anyone who is either new to running or is contemplating making a start. We have a 'Beginners / Improvers' Group which meets on Thursday evenings at Hannakins Farm Community Centre at 7pm.

The next structured 10 week course, aimed at complete beginners or anyone returning from a lengthy break from running, will start on November 2nd 2017.
There will be a one off fee of £25 (payable to Billericay Striders RC) for this course. However, this will also entitle participants to a £10 discount off the regular membership subscription, if/when they decide to join the Club, either during, or at the conclusion of the programme.

Here's a message from the Beginner's Coach, Keith Walker:-

If you ever wanted to start running, but have always thought that joining a Club was a bit daunting, then this introductory course is just for you. Our aim is to get you running at least 5K comfortably, by the end of the 10 week programme. I have, so far, never failed to achieve this goal with any member of my Group! 

Keith

Anyone keen to get into running can contact the Beginners Coach who will be pleased to discuss their options for getting started with the Striders.

You can contact our Beginners Coach, Keith Walker by eMail HERE

Please see below the dates for 2 upcoming social events:

  • Friday 8th December  - Christmas Curry night
  • Saturday 3rd February - Presentation evening

Further details to follow soon, but please pencil these in your diaries! 

 

 

I'm getting in touch with you from Women's Running magazine as we are hoping you may be able to help us.  We have our annual Women's Running Race Series Race event returning to Finsbury Park on Sunday 08th October- I know it's very soon(!)- and we are hoping you could ask the ladies in your running club if they would like to join us, and our team as our 50 or 70 -minute pacer on Sunday 08th October?   

 

Unfortunately, our original 50 and 70-minute pacers have had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances, leaving the positions open, so if you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us to pace our 10K race event option as our 50 or 70- minute pacers, please do let me know- as we would love to hear from them. They can express their interest by emailing me directly at ashleigh.jp@wildbunchmedia.co.uk.   All our pacer receive a free place into our race event, a goody bag worth up to £40 and an exclusive Buff for their help!

 

Thank you for your time and help. 

Best regards,

Ashleigh 

 

 

Ashleigh Johnson-Palmer

Race Event Coordinator

02089965135

Women's Running Race Series