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Thame CPM 10km Road Race
The 2013 event is planned for Sunday 30th June with the normal start time of 9.30 am from Thame Leisure Centre. This will be the last year the organisers will accept entries by post/cheque and to encourage the transition to on-line entry only, it will be cheaper to enter on-line via Runners World website

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/ where the all-in price will be £12 for affiliated runners or £14 for non-affiliated runners vs £1 more to do so by post/cheques.

The pdf of the paper entry form for postal entries is available as a download on this website.

Thame Runners and key sponsor CPM are also moving to a new chip timing company for 2013 with the electronic chip embedded in the race number bib.

A list of entrants and their race numbers will be regularly update on this website during 2013

WINTER RUNNING 11
1 THE AFTER CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST RUN

We will be meeting at The Crown pub Chinnor this Sunday 30th December, 8am for the fast group and 8.45am for the slower group. Both groups will be back to the pub for breakfast at 10am. returning to the pub at around 10. They serve a gut-busting Full English as well as lighter breakfasts.

2 SPEED TRAINING

Dave Hartwell’s speed sessions will continue on alternate Monday evenings at 7pm. Dave plans these so that runners of all abilities can benefit. The next sessions will be as follows: 7th Jan 6x long,on a 6 min cycle 21st Jan 10x short on a 3min 15sec cycle 4th Feb 2x short, 1x med, 2x long, 1x med, 2x short 18th Feb 2 person relay race, we need as many runners as possible for this one,prize for the winning couple. There will be no more bleep tests until the spring.

3 SUNDAY TRAINING RUNS

If you are serious about improving your speed and endurance in 2013, why not get up early on Sunday mornings and join the hardy band of Thame Runners who meet at 8.00am for a long run of around two hours on local roads and footpaths. This will be especially useful if you are planning to run a marathon. Check the website for the start point each week

4 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 – FINAL POSITIONS

DIV 1.

DIV 2.

The promotions and relegations will be confirmed shortly, to take account of the Ladies Division starting in 2013 (see below)

5 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

At the recent Thame Runners Committee Meeting some changes were agreed: Firstly, because we now have a large group of keen lady members, they will have their own Division in 2013, with Divs. 1 &2 becoming Men Only. The Committee hopes that this will encourage more of our girls to run and compete regularly. Secondly, to encourage more men and women to participate in the Apex Chilterns Cross Country League, and make our teams more competitive, the first races in the Winter 2013/14 season will be Club Championship events.

Chris Downs and a panel of experts in the Racquets Bar has chosen the Championship races for the first part of next year:

Jan.20 Fred Hughes 10m St.Albans www.stalbansstriders.com/index.php/racing/fred-hughes-10

Feb.24 Winslow 10k http://www.winslowlions.org.uk/

**Mar.3 Silverstone Half Marathon http://adidashalfmarathon.co.uk/

Mar.29 Maidenhead 10m http://www.maidenheadac.co.uk/easter+10/general

Apr.14 Brill Hilly 10k

May 12 Marlow 5m

** Members trying to enter are reporting that this race is already full up. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find races that still accept entries on the day and/or do not fill their quota of entries months ahead. So if you are serious about competing in the 2013 Championship you must plan ahead. The Milton Keynes Half will be an alternative Championship Half Marathon.

6 APEX SPORTS CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

The races are all around 6 miles for men, 4 miles for women over a variety of off-road courses. Here are the dates of the remaining races for the 2012/13 season: January 12th – Luton, February 9th – Wing.

7 THAME RUNNERS 30th BIRTHDAY DINNER

This will be on Saturday 18th May at The Magnolia Golf Club near Oakley. Put the date in your diary – more details soon.

Happy Xmas and may 2013 bring you many PB’s.

Steve Graham

Membership Secretary

Thame Runners