Eltham, race reports and Tuesday evening out

News, Reports

Hey team

Might be one to save for when you’re having trouble sleeping but here we go… 
Eltham 5 is on Sunday. There are no more online entries but a possibility of getting an on the day entry. It’s the latest in the road not road Kent Grand Prix. I thought Geoff was getting all purple prose when he wrote 

‘’The route follows the paths and trails of Eltham Park South and Oxleas Woods against a backdrop of early summer woodland and enthusiastic crowds.” But it turns out he just did a copy and paste from the website. It looks to be all off road so bring ALL your shoes from flip flops to wellies and I’m sure something will be suitable. Old trainers probably. Keep checking the website. Hope to see lots of you on Sunday. 
If you haven’t entered Cliffe Woods get a wiggle on. 
Marden 10k – 2nd June 
This is a nice new race from a cricket pavilion very different to the Nevill.  Lots of fast times including pbs for Gareth Hiron (not another one) and Maria, age wins for me and Maria and super runs from Gareth Chapman and Rose. Well done all. 

Serpentine 5k 31st June 
Bumper Harrier turn out for this one with Rose and Margaret joining more regular participants for a fast 5k round Hyde Park. As I overtook Mark I knew I was either going really fast or he was knackered from Ride London 
the weekend before. It was mainly the latter but I was still pleased to take a bit more off the vf50 5k record, with Geoff taking a bit more off his vm60 record, double pbs from Team Deighton, fast times from all and excellent phone looking after and photography from Dave S. 
The website is still not showing results so you’ll have to take my word for it. 
Battersea 5k – 9th July 
For those of you not lazy/ old / retired enough to be off work on a Friday you can still run 5k races for fun. As long as you can be in Battersea park for a 7pm race. 
On 9th July a group of us are running the kangaroo hop – come and join us. We will hopefully be going on to a pub after and then get the train back home. It’s only £7 so less (Gareth reliably informed us) than the pint you can have afterwards. 
This means that for that Tuesday, instead of running from Mike’s bench at 7pm, we’ll be zooming round a London park, hopefully in the evening sunshine. It would be lovely to have a big group of Harriers for an evening of running. 
I think that is quite enough for now. 
I’ll be around and about this week in my usual places so ask me any questions (nothing too deep and philosophical, or annoying, and preferably relating to this email) and I’ll do my best to answer them. 
And if Cathy is reading this- well done for sorting out your emails. Bet you regret it.
Happy running,