Fish and Chip Handicap 7th September 7:30 Finish The usual handicap rules apply. No maps, Sat Nav or watches are allowed, you can start when you want, making sure that you do not take any short cuts along the way! More...
Stubbington Green 6.5 Special Results Great turnout for the 6.5 Special on Friday with 33 runners and several dogs taking part. It was good to have some of our fellow runners from Hedge End and Fareham taking part. Many thanks to Mike White and Edward for marking the turn round point and to all the helpers who did the timing and name recording. Don’t forget there will be a night time version later in the year so get your head torches ready. Results here.
Stubbington Green Runners Social Update - There are 2 events coming soon, firstly the Chariots of Fire race along the beach, starting at Meon foreshore by the beach chalets on – Friday 22nd July so put the date in your diary. There's also the very popular annual BBQ on the 31st July at Manor Farm. All details here.
6:05 Special The summer version of our popular run up and down the Wickham Railway line will be held on Friday 8th July. This is a fun social event on an out and back course of approximately 6 miles - meeting at 6.30pm for a 7pm start (and there is no entry fee). We will be inviting runners from Hedge End and Fareham Crusaders to join us for some friendly Rivalry. The start can be found on the north side of Wickham, just off Mill Lane which is a short walk from Wickham Square. However there is some parking in the cul-de-sac by Mill Lane, right by the start. After the run we will retire to The Black Dog, Waltham Chase for replenishments! SO REMEMBER, the 6:05 Special departs at 7pm so don't miss the train!!
Portchester Castle Autumn Series The Portchester Castle 5k Autumn Series takes place in the shadows of the iconic Portchester Castle. The course takes in grassy fields, wild meadows, gravel shoreline paths, and Tarmac footpaths. The series commences on the 28th September, starting at 7pm prompt. Further races in the series are planned for 12th October, 26th October, 9th November, with the finale event on the 23rd November. Later races in the series will require the wearing of head torches. Every finisher will receive a medal, with all racers who complete the full 5 race series receiving a free, bespoke, race tech tee shirt. Entry price is £13. Online entry will be open on Wednesday 22nd June. We look forward to seeing you at the series events.
Great South Run 23rd October - Run for Smile in 2016. Smile provides essential respite care to disabled children and young adults across Hampshire and West Sussex. Details here.
We had a total of six charity nominations, all for very worthwhile causes and as you can imagine the decision process was not easy and we had a long discussion before coming to an agreement to support two rather than just one of these equally worthwhile nominations.
Firstly we have therefore decided to support Canine Partners https://caninepartners.org.uk which provides dogs for people with disabilities and has a local puppy training satellite in Titchfield.
Secondly we will be supporting the FitforFelix campaign http://www.fitforfelix.com which is raising funds for a local boy who suffered life changing injuries when he was hit by a car last year. He was supported by the Hants and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and Southampton General Paediatric Intensive Care Unit so the monies raised will be split three ways between these two organisations and supporting Felix’s rehabilitation.
The Hart 4 - Sunday 14th August 2016 The Hart 4 is a team relay in which teams of 4 (male, female and mixed categories) complete as many laps of a 4km trail course in 4 hours as possible. It takes place at Minley Woods (just off junction 4a of the M3) at 10:30am on Sunday 14th August 2016. Enter here.
Ticketing for the World Championships There is a news story on the website about the priority ticketing for London 2017 which is available for registered athletes, licensed coached and officials. There is also reference to how clubs can register 10 volunteers for priority ticketing (and up to an additional four star volunteers): http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/london-2017-priority-ticketing--deadline-to-registe
Fancy a running challenge for 2016? PTSD Resolution that has charity places up for grabs on lots of the 'Great Runs', i.e. the Great North, South, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham, ranging from 10k, 10 miles and to half marathon distances. PTSD Resolution helps Veterans, TA and Reservists who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military trauma suffered during service in the armed forces. Please visit http://www.ptsdresolution.org/running.php for further information.
The Farleigh Wallop Trail Race Hatch Warren Runners who are based in Basingstoke and are thrilled to let you know that this year, we will be hosting our very first event The Farleigh Wallop Trail Race. The event is approximately 10k and will take place on Sunday 25th September. Full details and entry are available online at www.runnersworld.co.uk using the following link: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=1&EN=97047&ms= A postal entry form is also available here.
Sidewinder Duathlon 2016 An exciting Duathlon in the new year at the Redbridge Cycling Centre. The Sidewinder Duathlon- Powered by Jaguar Stratstone. A fully road closed track circuit with fantastic prizes and everything a duathlon has to offer. Details here
Earlier this year we set up a Club Discount for Stubbington Green Runners at Fareham Leisure Centre which requires a minimum of 5 people to receive the 20% discount. A couple have cancelled and a few new members have joined since and we currently have 5. The only proof required is a copy of their SGR Membership Card and we can extend the offer to partners by linking them.
The discounted membership fees are:
· £31.99 per month with a £40 joining fee - this is a non-contract membership
· £319.99 per annum – 12 month contract, where you receive 2 months free with no joining fee
· Usual fees are £39.99 per month or £399.99 per annum
This includes full use of our facilities at both sites once Holly Hill opens next year. At Fareham we have a 100+ station gym, 2 Group Exercise Studios, plus a dedicated Spin Studio with over 100 classes per week, 2 Swimming Pools and a Health Suite comprising of a relaxation area, drench shower, Steam Room and Sauna. Our members also have access to all of our Online training plans, Videos and more.
We do currently have a £1 joining fee offer which expires at the end of July – Friday!
SODIUM DEPLETION IN HOT WEATHER I know we’ve all been told not to take excess salt (sodium chloride) in our diets, due to increasing blood pressure and many other health problems. However, in hot weather (or under any circumstances when we perspire excessively) we can lose a lot of sodium. With thirst we may just drink lots of water – which is fine for replacing lost fluids. The downside is that it dilutes the diminishing levels of sodium that the body needs to prevent muscular spasms, weakness, cramp and fatigue and even collapse with hyponatremia.
An easy test to decide if you need to add a pinch of salt (not Lo-Salt) to your drink is to put the tip of your tongue on some salt (again – not Lo-Salt). If it tastes strongly of salt – your sodium levels are ok. If it doesn’t taste ‘salty’ then you need to add a pinch.
Group Run Training Courtesy of Julie Ashman, you can now familiarise yourselves with some of our regular runs, they can be found at the bottom of the page, here.
The SGR morning session is now moving to Friday mornings and will start from this Friday, 27th, meeting at 9am at Crofton Community Centre after the school drop off. All are welcome and we tend to head down to the beach front to do some form of efforts/intervals rather than do a longer run. This enables everyone to work at their own pace and allows us to regroup. We are happy to wait for anyone doing a school drop-off, just let us know you're coming. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested. Please note: This session tends to only run in term time, so look for me on facebook or twitter @fieryfootedme or text me on 07956050159 to see if it is on. Thank you!