NFR Bulletin w/c 12th Dec 2016

Hi All

  Another busy weekend of races with something to satisfy everyone's pallet from fast, flat 10ks to muddy marathons !!
  It's deadline day for this year's badge scheme so if you managed a PB at Burton or Bovvy, email those times in to Neil Harvey at by Wednesday please. Here's all the Badge Scheme details. If like me, you've forgotten which races you've run this year, you can easily look up your results (and the competition's !!)  at Power Of 10
   Saturday sees a trip overseas to the IOW Parkrun so contact Paul Bailey asap to see if there's still spaces available on a NFR history making occasion  
   This Sunday is the Christmas XC (aka Mud run) at Wilverley so put on your best fancy dress and assemble at 9.30 for judging and prizes. Then it's off for a guaranteed muddy jaunt through the forest followed up with mince pies and mulled wine.
   Don't forget the Boxing Day "run, swim, run" starting from the Housemartin at 11 and see below for details of the New Year's Day run. 
CC6 Janesmoor Pond
    The girls pipped the boys 6-5 at the latest round of the CC6 series at the infamous Janesmoor. A chilly, sunny day for our runners who were greeted by hills, mud, jelly babies and even carols played on a French horn (or was it a Tuba Jimmy ??) . Here's how they all fared :-

Valeria Sesto V40 1
Dawn Rogers V50 21
Sheila Nash V50 23
Catherine Pascoe V50 29
Sue Wearne V50 40
Rosemarie Osborn V70 51

Andy Chase V40 23
Dimitri Elenis V40 40
Rod Harnett V40 42
Andrew Moody V50 54
Paul Goode V40 79

Christmas Pudding 10k
    Good to see this popular 10k back on the racing calendar and an amazing 33 NFR's took part, with more than a few PBs to boot. Frank "Mr Consistency" Handy was first our first finisher in 36.04, astonishingly within 3 seconds of his other 2 10k finishes this year !!! Given that he's achieved the same feat with his 3 half marathons this year, we really need to make Frank our pacing coach !
    Richard Lewis was next home in 41.20 just ahead of Chloe Woolf 41.44 and Becky Hollowbread 41.57. Well done to all who took part, it looks like you all had fun judging by the photos on the Facebook page and here's the provisional results
Bovington Half and Full
    White Star Running's reputation continues to grow with another superbly organised marathon and half which drew a good contingent of NFRs. However, there's no results up yet so i'll save this one for next week !!
Heartbreaker Tailwind 10
    The small but popular RaceNewForest events always fill up fast which probably explains why only 3 NFR's tackled this tricky 10 miler. Andy Thomas was first home in 1.20.08 narrowly ahead of Matt Cafferky (1.20.25) with Lucy Brewis (1.56.34) making up the trio.
Job Opportunities !!
       At tonight's committee meeting, we discussed various roles with in the club and are asking for your assistance to fill them.
    Events Sub-committee........ Matt Cafferky is looking for a nucleus of people to help with the running of the club's events. Most are well established and organisation is fairly easy, it's just a case of many hands making lighter work. We're planning to have another meeting in the new year so if you are interested in helping out, please watch this space.
    Junior Helpers ................... We're looking for parents or members who would be willing to help with the running of junior sessions. This will almost certainly involve taking a one day LiRF course (which the club will pay for) and involve being DBS checked.
    Website Developer ............ After years of sterling work, our webmaster Colin Waters is logging out, many thanks Col. We're looking at ways to take the website forward and this may involve employing a professional to redevelop it. If anyone has experience of web development or working with Wordpress and could spare the time, that would be a great help.
    Welfare Officer .................. The club needs 2 welfare officers, one male one female to be the first point of contact for any members and juniors who have any worries or concerns. 
    If you feel that you could help with any of these roles, please reply back to this email... many thanks in advance.
New Year's Day Run
       On New Year’s Day Sue & Andy will organise a run at Milford on Sea. It will be 6.5 miles, with a 4.5 mile option. Arrive at 10:45am for instructions at the Sea Road Car Park in Milford village centre (this is NOT the car park at the beach end of Sea Road) - car park is near /next to the Smugglers Pub just over the stream. Alternative parking in the village - please check restrictions. Run will start at 11am prompt. Multi-terrain course on & off road. All abilities welcome - this is a social run. Non club members welcome. Course will be marked but not marshalled, we will have a leader & sweeper. We may have the luxury of someone in the middle! Join us afterwards in the Smugglers for a pub lunch or just for a sociable drink. Pub open 12-4pm. Anyone staying for lunch rather than just drinking can give their names to Sue, to ensure a seat is reserved. Or to book your own table the Smugglers is on 01590 644414.
Club AGM
  The AGM will take place on Thursday 26th Jan at Fawcetts Clubhouse with a 7.30pm start. I've attached a nomination form for anyone who would like to be considered for the club committee and also on this form, is a section for any proposals to be raised at the meeting. It's your club so please have your say in how it's run and where we go in the future.
IOW Parkrun
Here is a message from Paul Bailey regarding the upcoming ParkRun awayday trip to the Island.
"Guys and Girls the Great NFR Gatsby day draws closer. Booked a small coach (33 seater) to meet us at our running club base on Sat 17th Dec at 6.55am leaving at 7.05am to catch the 7.40am Lymington ferry. After the challenge of this IOW Park Run, sing songs and scrummy breakfast washed down with much tea and hot chocolate, our bunch of weary but happy go lucky adventurers will be returned via aforementioned coach and ferry to the clubhouse by approx 1.45pm. The rest will be told in tales of NFR folklore! Make sure you are part of it and consider the £25 cost as simply a Xmas present to yourself (you know you deserve it!). Will be collecting monies on Tuesday and Thursday training sessions and Wilverley Park Runs. 4 or 5 places left so be quick or be sad all Christmas...!!!"

Junior section

   "Hello all, on the 7th January 2017 the Hampshire Cross Country Championships are taking place at Fairthorne Manor near Botley.This is the perfect opportunity for those who have not competed for our club to do so, and also offers our regular competitors the chance of county selection.

This year we are asking athletes to enter individually online, the cost is £8.00, please follow this link

    If you are keen to take part please complete the online entry and let me know at the club or by email at

   As usual participants should meet me there at least one hour before their race. Adult supervision is essential as the coaches are busy with warm ups etcetera. Sharing transport has worked well in previous years. This is your opportunity to represent your club and have some fun, so we would like to see a big turnout for this event."


   Happy running


      Steve Morton ( Junior coach)


   This Thursday 15th December there will be a run out around Barton to see the Christmas lights ! Bring a high vis top, torches and meet us at 
Fawcett's field at 7pm prompt for a run down to the beach and around Barton looking for those lights!


London Marathon Places
   The club has been allocated 2 places for next year's marathon and as usual, we'll be giving them to members based on ballot "rejections". The places will go to the 2 members who have had the most amount of consecutive ballot rejections whilst be a continous club member and not having taken part in the race by any other means during that period. A list is up in the clubhouse so please put your name down with the amount of consecutive rejections if you wish to be considered. The lucky winners will be announced at the Christmas XC with a draw taking place that day if there is a tie. 
This Week
   Tues  09.30 - WILVERLEY Mudlarks
   Tues  19.00 - FAWCETTS Intervals with Mike BB or Barton 10k Baserun
   Thurs 09.30 - WILVERLEY Mudlarks
   Thurs 19.00 - FAWCETTS Intervals with  Jo Jenkins or Barton 10k
   Sun    09.30 - WILVERLEY Christmas XC run
Upcoming Races 
   Sun 18th Dec - Portsmouth Coastal Marathon
   Sun   1st Jan - Broadstone Quarter Marathon
   Mon  2nd Jan - Somerley 10k
   Sun   8th Jan - CC6 Badger Farm  
   Sun 15th Jan - Stubbington 10k HRRL Race 6
   Sun 15th Jan - Dirty Devil Stampede
   Sun 22nd Jan - CC6 Kings Garn 
   Sun 29th Jan - Romsey 5
   Sun  5th Feb - Longleat 10k
   Sun  5th Feb - Chichester 10k
   Sun  5th Feb - Blackmore Vale Half
   Sun  5th Feb - Ryde 10 HRRL Race 7
   Sun 12th Feb - Portsmouth Coastal Half
   Sun 12th Feb - Lytchett 10
   Sun 19th Feb - CC6 Dennywood
   Sun 19th Feb - Bramley 20
   Sun 26th Feb - Heartbreaker Marathon & Half
   Sun 26th Feb - Bournemouth 10 Mile Road Race
   Sun 26th Feb - Meon Valley Plod
   Sun 26th Feb - Winchester 10k
   Sun  5th Mar - Wimborne 20
   Sun  5th Mar - Oakhaven Half
   Sat 11/ Sun 12th Mar - Larmer Tree Races
   Sun 12th Mar - CC6 Wilverley
   Sat 18/ Sun 19th Mar - New Forest Running Festival
   Sun 19th Mar - Eastleigh 10k
   Sun  2nd Apr - Bournemouth Bay Run
   Sun  2nd Apr - Combe Gibbet
   Sun  9th Apr - Salisbury 10 HRRL Race 8
   Sat 29/ Sun 30th Apr - IOW Challenge
   Sun 30th Apr - North Dorset Marathon
   Sat 6/ Sun 7th May - The Ox Races
  Some more race sources :-