Training and News Monday 01 September 2014

Tuesday 2 September
Phil: 3-5 x 1000m, steady first 800m, try to accelerate last 200m, slow 400m recovery jogs.

Thursday 4 September (Run to Work Day)
7 @ 7. Leader and Route tbc

Sunday 7 September
Leader and Route tbc

Ealing Half Marathon
The organisers are still looking for volunteers to assist in this event. In total they need 500. As a volunteer you will receive a free breakfast roll, staff t-shirt and memento medal plus a free race place for 2015 event.

To register follow the following link and choose a role. The event co-ordinator then be in contact.

The results for ELVIS 6 are now up on the website and make fantastic reading.

The final ELVIS race will take place on Sunday 28 September. There are quite a few events going on the same day but if you are available to run please e-mail Celine at

Now that it is starting to get dark a lot earlier please ensure that High-Viz vests are worn on Thursday 7 @ 7 runs.

Spitfire Scramble
Well done to all those that took part in this event. The pictures and Facebook messages are amazing. Please prepare a roll on honour for all the purples that took part.

A big thank you to Asad for organising and I know lots of purples are keen to sign up for next year.

Visual Impairments and Sport
As some of you may be aware Bisi had the unique experience of acting as a Guide Runner a few weeks ago. Following on from this, she is keen to raise awareness. Bisi has recently met with Ian Francis from Metro Blind Sports which is a Sports and Social Club for blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

A summary of the meeting which outlines two exciting ways EERR will be assisting in providing more opportunities to introduce running to people with visual impairments:

  1. Tuesday 28 October: Guide Running Workshop on the Track at Newham Leisure Centre. Exact timings and more info will follow nearer the time. In the interim please put the date in your diary.
  2. Fortnightly track sessions for people with visual impairments.
    These sessions are likely to be from 6pm-7pm, but more details will follow once everything has been finalised.

The EERR flyer is being redesigned to make it more Visual Impairments user friendly.

Finally if you have a few hours free on Sunday 7 September pop down to Newham Leisure Centre as Metro Sports are hosting a Multi Activity Day from 12 to 5pm where participants with visual impairments have the opportunity to take part in taster session in the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Goalball
  • Gym (mini inductions)
  • Judo
  • Swimming
  • Tennis / Poly bat
  • Tandem Cycling

For more information please contact Ian Francis: or 07814 751643.

Blindfold Run
Following the previous point, another way to raise awareness in this area is to sign up for the Blindfold Run.

You. A friend. One blindfold. Interested?
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, London
When: 10:00am, 2nd November 2014
Distance: Both a 5k and 10k route are offered
Charity: London Society for Blind People

How does it work?
This unique event works with runners working in pairs. One person is blindfolded and tethered to a sighted runner, who narrates the twists and turns of the track to make it round the course.

Everyone who takes part gets:

  • Training and Fundraising Pack
  • Souvenir t-shirt and medal
  • Updates in run-up to event
  • Invite to pre-event training

Each pair gets:
A blindfold and tether to practice guide running

Registration and more information:

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Thought for the week
Dear Past thanks for all the lessons, dear future I am ready