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THE HARRIERS HERALD No. 266, April 2015 Editor: Sue Francis

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Thursday night schedules for April and May Correspondence received Boundary Run & Walk - further information Compton Downland Challenge – Harriers stage another excellent event, but will it be the last CDC? West Berkshire Brewery – Nine Harriers and friends enjoy a Brewery tour and beer sampling Race results & reports: Cholsey Chase – Ryan and Sue run really well in local event; Barcelona Marathon – Four Harriers record great times despite injury and illness; Flying Monk 10M race – Colin completes a challenging course; Great Horwood 5K – Simon returns to improve his time; Reading Half – Jonathan represents the Harriers; White Horse Half – Lucy collects a prize in tough weather conditions Handicap Race – Nitish smashes his PB to retain the trophy Webmaster’s article – Mo features: Compton Challenge - a runner's video and words of appreciation from happy competitors; and features forthcoming races of interest Thanks to Simon, Lucy, Mo and Philomena for this month’s contributions to articles and photos Copy date for next Harriers Herald – 1st May

Thursday night schedule for April Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

9th 16th 23rd 30th

Martin to lead Handicap Race Pete O to lead Boundary Run & Walk (see below for more details)

Thursday night schedule for May Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

7th 14th 21st 28th

Sue to lead Richard D to lead Aaron to lead Colin to lead

Sender England Athletics

Correspondence received Subject matter Club EA affiliation fee (£100) due April 2015; individual athlete registration fees due May 2015 (£12 for each runner who has paid for a competition licence)

Action Club affiliation fee sent, accompanied by letter to register our concern at this increasing fee; Athlete registration payments to be sent next week by Sue

Boundary Run & Walk, Thursday 30th April The annual Boundary Run & Walk will take place on the evening of Thursday 30th April, in place of the usual Thursday Club Run. Start at the Institute Main gates (Walkers 16:45, Runners 17:45), and finish in the Cricket Field. Participants run or walk around the Boundary of the Institute estate and farms, a scenic 8-mile route on tracks, through fields and woods. Runners and walkers of all standards are welcome – it’s competitive at the front of the field, but many choose to take part for fun and to enjoy the scenery. There are trophies for the first men and lady runners and walkers. The Boundary Run & Walk is not a ‘formal’ race. There is no entry form, no entry fee, no race insurance, and no race permit. Participants take part at their own risk. I do ask people to let me know if they intend to come along, just so we know roughly how many to expect for barbecue purposes! The course will be well-marked, but not marshalled. I can provide route descriptions upon request, and a 'Boundary Run Map' (with 3D flyover option) can be found on Compton Harriers website. The bar and barbecue will be available for all at the finish in the cricket field (spectators welcome). HH Apr 2015

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