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THE HARRIERS HERALD No. 263, January 2015 Editor: Sue Francis Contents, features, reports, results  Thursday night schedules for January and February  Correspondence received  Christmas meal – Harriers enjoy an evening at The White hart  Race results: Oxford Mail x-country – Interesting course at a new venue for race 2; Andy Reading 10K – Emma sets a PB  Handicap Championship – The 2014 Champion is revealed  Webmaster’s article – Mo features: 'The Largest Non-Stop Ultra'; benefits of increasing your foot strike rate; and forthcoming races of interest  Thanks to Mo for this month’s contributions to articles and photos  Copy date for next Harriers Herald – 31st January

Thursday night schedule for January Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

1st 8th 15th 22nd 29th

New Year's Day - no run scheduled Colin to lead Aaron to lead Handicap Race Jonathan to lead

Thursday night schedule for February Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

5th 12th 19th 26th

Susanne to lead Lucy to lead Handicap Race George to lead

Sender England Athletics

Correspondence received Subject matter Regional Council elections - nominations requested

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Compton Harriers Christmas Meal 2014 Sue Twenty-two of us enjoyed a Christmas celebration at The White Hart in Hampstead Norreys. This proved an excellent choice of venue, having recently been refurbished to convert one end into a big dining area which was easily able to accommodate all of us on one large table and two adjacent smaller tables. With the Harriers being well-known to The White Hart staff, we didn’t have to pay any deposit in advance, and were very well looked after on the day. The meals were very nice too, with plenty to eat. Sue announced the results of the annual Handicap Championship (see page 5 for full results). The 2014 Champion was Aaron, who received the annual trophy and a personalised medal (thanks to Nick Bull for engraving). Mo and Jonathan received edible prizes as runners up. On behalf of all the Club members, Pete H presented Jan K with a gift of thanks for her support of the Club, in particular for her dedication to time-keeping for our Handicap Races, Boundary Run and Relay. Martin and Lucy organised a ‘guess the weight of the bucket of honey’ competition, which was won by Jan H with a very close weight estimation. Dick organised two quizzes about Christmas songs - one a Christmas song pictionary and the other testing our knowledge of lyrics – won by Terry and Emma. We finished the evening with party poppers and balloons.

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