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THE HARRIERS HERALD No. 267, May 2015 Editor: Sue Francis

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Thursday night schedules for May and June Compton Relay – preliminary information Race results & reports: Brighton Marathon – Ryan enjoys 26 miles on the South Coast; London Marathon – Four Harriers clock great times in the Capital; Bledlow Ridge Off-Roader – Simon sings the praises of a tough 10K race Boundary Run & Walk – a record number of finishers, and two course records broken Handicap Race – George wins the trophy, as three PBs are set Webmaster’s article – Mo features: ‘Are you overeating?’ quiz; Why bacon makes you a better runner; and lists forthcoming races of interest Thanks to Simon, and Mo for this month’s contributions to articles and photos Copy date for next Harriers Herald – 31st May

Thursday night schedule for May Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

7th 14th 21st 28th

Pete O to lead Richard D to lead Aaron to lead Colin to lead

Thursday night schedule for June Thurs Thurs Thurs Thurs

4th 11th 18th 25th

Jonathan to lead Compton Annual Relay (to be confirmed) – see below for more details Handicap Race Susanne to lead

Correspondence received – none during April 2015

Compton Annual Relay Sue I am hoping to organise the annual Relay for the evening of Thursday 11th June (but date to be confirmed). For those who don’t know, the Relay is an event for people of all abilities, organised by me (with the help of other Harriers) and supported by the Institute’s Rec. Soc., who man the barbecue and the Pickled Pig bar. Teams of four run around a lap which includes both road and tracks (each stage 1.6 miles, or 2530 metres). This is the same route that we use for our summer Handicap Races, but starting and finishing in the cricket field. Ask me if you’d like a map and route description. The Relay is open to employees of the Institute, and members of Compton Harriers, and I will also invite the other ‘external’ teams who competed in 2014. Teams may also include relatives, friends or other guests, should you be struggling to make up a foursome. The idea is just to encourage lots of people to take part, whatever their ability. The start is handicapped so all teams should have a similar chance of winning, and there is a trophy for the winning team. Competition can be hot at the ‘sharp end’, but it’s also a fun social event and is accompanied by a barbecue and bar, open to competitors’ families too. Please let me know if you’d like to form a team or would like more information; or if you don’t wish to run but would be prepared to help as a marshal. I will send an e-mail to confirm the date when it is finalised.

HH May 2015

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