Update 20 April 2012

Members update 20 April 2012

Hello All

After last week’s epic update, something a little more compact.

Message from your new Chairman

Just thought I would compose an email introducing myself as the new chairman of the HBAC!

My name is Andrew Wareham. I am married with two lovely daughters and I live in Haslemere. I run my own contract cleaning company (AJ Cleaning Services)

I joined HBAC a year ago because I enjoy running and fancied running with company as opposed to running alone! I took up running in 2007 because I wanted to compete in the 2008 London marathon. My first training session consisted of running for 100m before stopping for a breather! But I persisted & am so glad I did! It was certainly a personal challenge but one I was determined to overcome!

I completed the marathon in 4hrs 25mins raising money for Children with Leukaemia. I had the running bug and there was no stopping me!  I then went on to complete the 2009 marathon, this time raising money for the British Heart Foundation. I also take part in the Great South and have competed in various runs which I thoroughly enjoy.

I'm very new to this chairman business but am willing to give it my all and try to fill Mr Batemans shoes!!

If anyone has any new ideas regarding the club please feel free to contact me via the website, text, email or facebook or when we meet at training.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Club Membership

Membership renewals are due.  The membership form has changed this year so please complete one of these and submit it along with a cheque or notification of a BACS payment/transfer so we can ensure you are registered with England Athletics appropriately.  Copies of the forms can be downloaded here.


Gibbet Hill 10K

If you couldn’t make the meeting last Friday to start work on this year’s Gibbet Hill 10k and are keen to be involved please email Paul Fleming to register your interest.


Charter Fair

Thank you to everyone that has volunteered so far to help man the Club stand at the Charter Fair in Haslemere on May 7.  If you haven’t yet volunteered and can help us out, please email Bob Monteath


Good Luck...

...to everyone racing or supporting this weekend.

I think our representation at London is as follows (but my humble apologies if I have missed anyone out and email me so I can include them in the round up next week.)

Clare Seaborn

Sally Goble

Marketa Hamilton

Alex Croucher

Jackie Field

Issy Peters

Joe Perkins

Luke Sherring

Adrian Thorneycroft

HBAC cheerleaders Bob and Dave will be running from Waterloo to the Highway (3-4) miles there and (3-4) miles back to see runners at 13 and 22 mile markers. Meeting up at Firestation Waterloo for post race stories and beers/wine.  Becca will be at the post race HQ for Beating Bowel Cancer massaging for rest and recovery.



...to John Dickinson who is back from Finland saying:

“Finland was brilliant; great group of athletes and very good quality.  I finished 5th in my age group and 12th overall throughout all age groups on age related scoring table.  The winner in my age group, Andrew Waddington (also a Brit from Basingstoke) broke the world record.  My overall score was just over 100 points off the old world record; not much at all really, spread over 14 events.  I myself broke the world record in the 200m for my age group with 27.08; unfortunately so did the 2 people who finished ahead of me.  Bear in mind you only have 30mins recovery between each event and I still had a hard 1500m in my legs when I lined up for the 200m.  Also the 400m was a quicker than the one I started with from my outdoor season last year so fingers crossed for a good summer ahead.  I am already looking to going back again next year:”


The New Training Plan

Please find attached details of the programme to take us into the Autumn season.  It has been designed with people training for half/full marathons (for example the Great North Run amongst many others) or for the autumn 10k season.

There are three files.  The summer calendar gives an overview of the whole summer’s activity including Tuesday and Thursday training nights, the Saturday programme, Surrey Road Race League fixtures, and the pub runs.

There are two separate files detailing the programmes for the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions.  Each session has two strands, one focussing on the ½ marathon programme and the other on the 10k.  Included in the programme are two runs of the Gibbet course, one on a Tuesday and one on a Thursday.  We hope that this will enable as many people as possible to recce the route before race day

The Saturday programme has been extended to offer not only a bi-weekly hill session, which is becoming increasingly popular but to introduce a monthly time trial over one mile.  This follows the successful “Magic Mile” run by Paul Fleming last year and offers you the opportunity to map your progress over a set distance on a regular basis.  These are detailed in the summer calendar document.

All in all, we hope there is something here for everyone.

The Coaching Team


(Any issues opening the documents please let us know.)


Event Info Received

7 October 2012     2012 Clarendon Way Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay is now open for entries.  Please see the website for more information: http://www.clarendon-marathon.co.uk/


That’s it for this week.  Enjoy the weekend and see you out there...



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