Night Run at Osterley - Special Offer

The National Trust at Osterley Park are holding their annual NightRun event on 11th February. Ed Hewison, as an Eagles member and the Outdoor Activities Development Officer at Osterley, has arranged a discount for us! 

You can get 20% off online entry using the code EALINGEAGLES - just go to:

https://race-nation.com/night-run-series-osterley-2017

Please copy and paste the link into your browser! 

The NightRun team are also looking for volunteers to be tail runners, marshals, and various other jobs on the night - if you can help please email edward.hewison@nationaltrust.org.uk.

It's a really fun event - look what a good time these Eagles had at the NightRun in 2015! 

Just remember to wear a head torch....and watch out for potholes. And cows. 

Welsh Castles Relay - Announcement!

Teams Entered - Time to register your interest


Hi Eagles, just to let you know that as per previous years we have just entered two teams (Open and Ladies) for Welsh Castles Relay 2017. The event will be taking place 10th and 11th June (also allow 9th June for travel).


We know many of you are interested in running this year and we’d like to start gathering interest. Whilst it is a very competitive and popular event, at this stage we’re just looking for expressions of interest on this google doc: 

https://docs.google.com/…/1MiMjh09bibT5tloeVaNNySWO83…/edit…

(Please copy and paste the link into your browser!)


Don’t know what Welsh Castles Relay is? Watch last year’s video and read on…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2JeWK1SatI


Ealing Eagles are now regular attendees at the very prestigious and long running Welsh Castles Relay Race. The event usually takes place the first weekend in June and the Eagles enter both Open (Mens) and Ladies teams. Each team has 20 runners.


Each team covers 200+ miles in total in 20 stages over two days scaling the length of Wales, from top to bottom; starting in Caernarfon on Saturday morning and culminating in Cardiff late Sunday afternoon. Stages vary in length, between 8 and 13 miles and range from bumpy, to hilly, to virtually upright!


A true team competition, its great fun and a very popular event. Often referred to the ‘the closest thing to the Tour de France on legs!’ In 2016, we won our first trophy, with the Ladies Team taking an amazing 2nd place!


For further info go to http://www.welshcastlesrelay.org.uk (again, please cpoiy and paste into your browser!)


TEAM SELECTION
- Initial registration opens in January each year and teams are selected by WCR in early March. We have never been turned away yet, but it is an extremely popular event and we are lucky to have been invited each year we have entered.
- The Eagles teams are selected mid-late April, after the London Marathon but you need to start thinking about your entry now, if you want to make the team.
- This is the most competitive event the Eagles enter and has us competing amongst some of the best amateur runners in the country. This means we have to select our fittest and fastest runners – although we often need a few reserves to fill in at the last minute, so worth showing interest, even if you think you might not make the team. 
- Selection is done by the Team Captains, Kieran Santry and Jennifer Watt and is based on Spring (Jan-Apr) Half Marathon and/or 10 Mile times, including Garmin links from training. If you got a great time in January, but the Captains think you aren’t in shape nearer the time, watch out(!) you still might not make the team.
- You can increase your chances of being selected if you are able to confidently drive a 9 seater mini-bus to/from Wales and throughout the weekend. However, you won’t be required to drive on the day you run.
Hill Training – is key for WCR success, so we’ll be running some additional hill training sessions for WCR hopefuls and anyone else who wants to join. The Hills and Beers sessions were popular last year, so we may bring them back.

Good luck everyone!

Met League Cross Country - Trent Park : Saturday 14th January

Venue: Trent Country Park, Cockfosters, Enfield, London EN4 0JZ (please note; because of its size, Trent Park has several different post codes. The one given is the most appropriate and closest to the Cockfosters Road entrance to the Park).

Race Headquarters: Located just beyond “Go Ape”, on the left hand side of Lime Avenue.

Changing facilities: There are no dedicated changing facilities but there are male and female WCs adjacent to the Cockfosters Road entrance car park.

Showers: No showers available.

Course location: The start / finish area is adjacent to the race HQ.

HQ to course walk time: less than a minute

Course Description: Very undulating course on open, rough, lumpy park land. Liable to be soft underfoot throughout. Some exposed tree roots in places, especially along woodland section of course. Suitable for spikes.

Public Transport: London Underground – Cockfosters station is the northern end of the Piccadilly Line. The station is 300 metres to the south of the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park (approximately 5 minute walk). Turn right out of the station, walk north along Cockfosters Road, past the BP Garage (with M&S).

We will be meeting at the front of the eastbound platform at Acton Town at 11:45am, leaving at 11:50am, to catch the Piccadilly Line to Cockfosters.


Parking: Parking is available but is likely to be very limited. Given the proximity of Trent Park to Cockfosters underground station, use of public transport is therefore strongly recommended.
The main car parking facility is at the Cockfosters Road entrance to Trent Park. Alternatively, parking may be available at a private car park close to the Southgate Hockey Centre at the top of Snakes Lane (post code EN4 0PS).
PLEASE NOTE: While both of these car parks will be marshalled, we do not have the resources to constantly monitor the number of spaces available at each one. Therefore, those driving to the event will need to decide which car park to park in and be prepared to drive to the other if the first location is full. Please note this will involve a journey of 2 miles. Please ensure you leave plenty of time in advance to allow for this and follow the directions of the marshals.
Cars must not be parked on any of the roads within Trent Park.
Trent Park closes at sunset, which will be at approximately 16:20. The gate at the Cockfosters Road entrance is usually closed at this time.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD DRIVERS PARK ON THE SURROUNDING ROADS. Anyone parking in local roads will risk damaging our ability to hold future events at this venue.

Directions from major roads:
Cockfosters Road (A111) entrance; approximately two miles to the south of Junction 24 of the M25, on the left hand side, or just over half a mile to the north of the junction of the A111 and A110 (Bramley Road), on the right hand side (sat nav EN4 0JZ).

Snakes Lane car park; located to the north of the A110 Bramley Road/Enfield Road, almost directly opposite Oakwood underground station and close to Trent Park Golf Club (sat nav EN4 0PS).

Timetable:

12:45 Under 11 Boys and Under 11 Girls (1,500 metres approx.)
12:55 Under 13 Boys (3,000 metres approx.)
13:00 Under 13 Girls (3,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:20 Under 17 Men and Under 15 Boys (4,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:25 Under 17 Women and Under 15 Girls (4,000 metres approx.)
Not before 13:55 Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Women (6,000 metres approx.)
Not before 14:35 Senior/Veteran/Under 20 Men (8,000 metres approx.)

Please ensure you wear a white Eagles top.

If you have not run Met League before this year or did not pre-register, please make a note of your EA number ( https://myathletics.englandathletics.org/licencecheck/ )

 

Marshals needed for XC on Sunday 15th January in Watford

In the past we have assisted Watford Joggers at the Cross Country event at Cassiobury Park by providing marshals.  As we don't host our own event other clubs who do host rely on clubs like us to help out.

We have been asked by Watford Joggers to provide 10 marshals at their event on Sunday 15th January.  At the moment only three people have volunteered so if anyone else is free can you please comment on the Facebook post or email race@ealingeagles.com.

The race starts at 10:30 and is approx 5 miles so it would be expected that you'd need to turn up around 10am and be available for a couple of hours.

If you need to do a long run that day why not run to Watford and someone who is driving can take some warm clothes for afterwards?!!

Thank you Eagles!

Jenny Baker Book Event 24th January

We run for lots of reasons - to get fit, to challenge ourselves, to eat more cake. But did you know that running could also be a secret weapon that equips you to deal with the challenges that life throws at you?

Come and be inspired by two women who found running helped them through life-changing illness and then get their lives back afterwards.

Louise Breckon-Richards is an actor who lost her voice, and therefore her livelihood and her means of creative expression. Training for the London Marathon helped her cope with the trauma as she waited to see experts and have surgery, not knowing if she’d ever be able to sing again. She has turned her story into a play, Can You Hear Me Running?, which ran at The Pleasance in London to great acclaim in 2016. 

Jenny Baker is an Ealing Eagle who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She set herself the challenge of running to all her chemotherapy sessions, seven miles along the river to Charing Cross Hospital. Those runs started as an act of defiance and denial but became a source of life and hope, enabling her to rewrite the story of what was happening to her. Her book, Run For Your Life, about running and cancer was published on 1 January 2017 by Pitch Publishing. 

Louise and Jenny will talk about their experiences and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Copies of Jenny’s book will be available on the night.

This event is planned for Tuesday 24th January at 7.30pm, at the New Inn. 

Feedback for the New Year

2016 has been another great year for the Eagles and we're sure 2017 will be an even better one.

Having said that, we're sure most people have an idea or suggestion that could improve the club in some way in 2017.


If you have got an idea, no matter how small, please comment below or, if you prefer, drop an e-mail to Thom at chair@ealingeagles.com. 


Our only request is that you are realistic and bear in mind the restrictions the club must work within financially and logistically - e.g. building a club house with a 400m track in Lammas Park would be great but not really viable (at the moment)!

Festive Season Training!

Please note that over the festive period (w/c 26th December and w/c 2nd January), we are not guaranteeing run leaders and tail runners for Monday and Wednesday club runs, or any coached sessions as all our leaders and coaches have Christmas commitments as you would expect!  

Therefore please keep an eye on Facebook to see who wants to run so that you can make arrangements, and if you do go to the Green at the usual times, please be aware there may well be fewer runners than usual as everyone is busy tucking into leftovers or playing with their new toys. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone on the committee!

London Marathon Ballot Winners!

And we have our winners! 

The successful Eagles taking the four club ballot places for the 2017 London Marathon were drawn out of the hat at the Christmas Party on Saturday. And the winners are.....

Catherine Mulrenan, Andy Mahony, Chris Lambert and Harry Claxton! 

The reserves are Jesal Thakker and John Barry. 

Well done to the winners and a big thank you to all the entrants for all they have done for the club over the past few months as part of their ballot entries. 

Catherine, Andy, Chris and Harry will be writing training blog diaries which will appear on the website as they come in. 

Good luck everyone! 

 

 

Juniors Volunteers Wanted!

A small but dedicated team led by Kelvin Walker, Jennifer Watt, James de Vivenot and Lisa Dumais have been running the first ever Junior Eagles sessions for the last couple of months.

It has been a huge success so far and they want that success to continue.

For that to happen they would love some more volunteers.

The 'Running Jumping Throwing' sessions run on Mondays in Elthorne Park at 7pm and an endurance running session is currently being trialled on Wednesdays in Lammas park from 6:30 (so you can still do club run!).

If you would like more information or to sign up regularly or ad-hoc please contact any of the Juniors leaders, or contact the Eagles Coaching Coordinator (Ben Cale) on Facebook or at coaching@ealingeagles.com.

Daytime Training Opportunities

The majority of weekday club training sessions take place in the evenings but it is clear from Facebook posts and the popularity of the Thursday day time beginners’ sessions that there is scope to offer options for training at other times, during weekdays, particularly during school hours.

The following training options will be offered to club members for a trial period from January to March 2017.

Improvers Course Mondays at 10am
Have you completed the club beginners programme or otherwise able to run 5.5k?

Currently running at or willing to run at a pace of 8min/k (parkrun 5k in 40mins)?

Want to run faster and further?

Improvers is a 12 week course starting on Monday 9 January which will aim to progress Eagles from running 5.5k to running 10k and to provide an introduction to speed work. There is no requirement to attend all the sessions but you will make most progress if you do and you will also be expected to do “homework” outside the Monday sessions as part of a training plan for 10k. The length of the sessions will necessarily depend on the distance being run that day but you should allow from about an hour to 1 ½ hours. Most sessions will meet at Blondin Park with a bag drop at The Fields, 295 Northfield Ave and there will be occasional socials after some of the sessions.


More information will be provided in a Facebook post each week.


For those who would like a target race, there is a 10k race on Saturday 1 April in Richmond Park – entry fee £18.70 (inc admin fee). It is well-organised but unfortunately does not provide a discount for club affiliated members. https://thefixevents.com/run-richmond-park-5k-and-10k-race-4-2017

Daytime Osterley Track Fridays at 10am
“Track” may sound hardcore but it is one of the easiest sessions for people of different paces to join in together because everyone stays in the same place rather than being strung out in a continuous run.

Come along and do that intervals session in your training plan; try out track sessions suggested for Tuesday track; or simply come and find out what it’s all about and get some ideas for your own track sessions from one of the more experienced Eagles there.

Meeting time and place Fridays 10am at Osterley track, Osterley Sports & Athletics Centre, 120 Wood Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5FG. There is a Track fee (£2.80) payable at reception before coming on the Track. There are also lockers available for a refundable £1.

More information will be provided in a Facebook post each week.

National Cross Country Championship Entries

We are now taking entries for the National Cross Country Championships which take place at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 25th February 2017.

Under 17 Women Championship (5K) at 11.00 am
(Ages 15 & 16 years as at 31st August 2016)

Under 15 Boys Championship (4.5K) at 11.25 am.
(Ages 13 & 14 years as at 31st August 2016)

Junior Women Championship (6K) at 11.45 am
(Ages 17, 18 & 19 years as at 31st August 2016)

Under 13 Girls Championship (3K) at 12.15 pm
(Ages 11 & 12 years as at 31st August 2016 (11 years on the day of competition)).

Under 17 Men Championship (6K) at 12.35 pm
(Ages 15 & 16 years as at 31st August 2016)

Under 15 Girls Championship (4K) at 1.00 pm.
(Ages 13 & 14 years as at 31st August 2016)

Junior Men Championship (10K) at 1.20 pm
(Ages 17, 18 & 19 years as at 31st August 2016)

Under 13 Boys Championship (3K) at 2.05 pm
(Ages 11 & 12 years as at 31st August 2016 (11 years on the day of competition))

Senior Women Championship (8K) at 2.20 pm
(Age must exceed 20 years as at 31st August 2016)

Senior Men Championship (12K) at 3.00 pm
(Age must exceed 20 years as at 31st August 2016)

If you would like to run, please e-mail chair@ealingeagles.com by Sunday 8th January 2017 with the following information:
Full name
Date of birth
EA number

Do Some Good With Your Old Shoes!

Have you got an old pair of trainers which you no longer need? Do you need an excuse to buy a new pair?

Ealing Soup Kitchen are in desperate need of more pairs of trainers for their clients. Unfortunately foot health is a big problem for homeless people, and a good pair of shoes can make a huge difference to someone in need.

Ruth Dixon Del Tufo, owner of one of the best names in the club and general all around good egg, will be at the social next Wednesday at the New Inn with a bag to collect in any old shoes you want to donate.

As they are for people to walk in, not run, they don't need to be in racing condition, but please make sure they haven't got the soles hanging off or holes in - the idea is to help people keep their feet warm and dry. Please tie them in pairs by the laces as that will make life easier for Ruth and the people at the Ealing Soup Kitchen. 

Go on, do someone a good turn this Christmas with something you no longer need but could make a massive difference to them. 

And Merry Christmas! 

Met League XC Information - Wormwood Scrubs - Saturday 3rd Dec.

Race times - 
1.55pm - Senior Ladies : 6km
2.35pm - Senior Men : 8km
(Please see course maps below)

Location - Wormwood Scrubs, W12 0HU
There are toilets, showers and changing rooms available.
Hot drinks and refreshments will be available in the TVH clubhouse by the track.
Wormwood Scrubs is a 15 mins walk from East Acton station
(Please see map below)

 

Meeting Point -
The juniors will have been running earlier in the day and will have set up a flag tarp so please look out for this.
If you can please try to arrive 30 mins before your race starts so we can ensure that numbers are distributed in good time.

If you have not run Met League before, or indicated that you might be running on Saturday, please make a note of your EA number as we'll need this for the declaration sheets.

Finally, please remember to bring a WHITE Eagle top and safety pins.

Middlesex Masters Cross Country Championships

The Middlesex Masters Cross Country Championships will take place on Sunday 19th February at Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, Middx, UB6 0NZ

Please note the age requirements:

Ladies - 35 and over

Men - 40 and over

Race details are as follows :-

10.30am : Men 40-59 (9km approx)

11.15am : Men over 60 and all women over 35 (6km approx.)

Athletes should come to the event ready changed as there are no changing or shower facilities. Toilets in the clubhouse. No spikes to be worn in the clubhouse.

If you would like to run, please e-mail chair@ealingeagles.com by Sunday 29th January with the following information:

Full name

Date of birth

EA number

Mobile number if you would like the time sent to you by text

Whether county qualification is by birth (B) or residency (R). Residency qualification is obtained by having nine months continuous bona fide residence in the County immediately prior to the date of the race.

London Marathon Ballot Deadline Looming!

Below is all the information regarding the London Marathon ballot.

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE BALLOT PLEASE EMAIL RACE@EALINGEAGLES.COM CONFIRMING YOU MEET ALL THE CRITERIA, YOU AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS STATED BELOW, AND PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF YOUR POINTS.  THE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2016.

As affiliates of England Athletics, Ealing Eagles receives a number of places for the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) each year. These places are available to members via a club ballot.

BALLOT CRITERIA

Members who wish to enter the club ballot for places in April 2017 must meet following criteria at the time of the ballot (Dec 2016):

  • Be a fully-paid member of the Ealing Eagles Running Club since the start of the membership year of the ballot (1st May 2016)
  • Be an England Athletics member (for those who run with more than one club, you must have been a first-claim member with the Ealing Eagles from 1st May 2016)
  • Have been a member for at least 12 months as at 30th November 2016
  • Have been entered and rejected from the public ballot (proof of rejection required)
  • Have not won a VMLM place via the Ealing Eagles club ballot in the last three yearly ballots
  • Are not eligible for a Good for Age entry, which can be guaranteed directly with the VMLM organisers
  • Did not run in the previous years VMLM (i.e. 2016)

POINTS SYSTEM

This year, we are trialling a points system relating to being an active participant of the club. Below are the categories which you can earn points in. You can earn points from any or all of these, we only ask that you volunteer at least twice.

  • Tail Run (1pt each, max of 5pts) - It is the tailrunners responsibility that their tailrun is recorded on the website and to contact the committee to request that the schedule is updated if they step in at the last minute
  • Volunteer at Ealing Eagles Sessions/Events (1pt each, min 2pts, max 10pts) - For example Ealing Eagles 10km, 10/20 mile training runs, beginners groups, leading or assisting at coaching sessions, Summer League, XC, etc.
  • Compete in Summer League, XC Sunday or Met League (1pt each, max 5pts)
  • Compete in Club Championship Events (1pt each, max 5pts) - Excluding Summer League and XC Sunday or Met Leagues
  • Compete as an Ealing Eagle wearing the club vest in any other race (1pt each, max 5 points) - Excluding parkrun

For the 2017 ballot, the qualifying period is 1st May - 30 November 2016, therefore a minimum of 8pts (including 2 volunteer points) is required to qualify.

For the 2018 ballot, the qualifying period is 1st December 2016 - 30 November 2017 and a minimum of 15pts (including 2 volunteer points) will be required.

Members must also agree to the following in advance of winning a ballot place:

  • Pay the VMLM entry fee
  • Continue to be an active participant in the club training sessions, especially the longer Sunday runs throughout the period leading up to race day
  • Write a short news article or blog for the club website every 2 weeks during the marathon training and once after the race
  • Wear an Ealing Eagles vest on race day (high-fives to the cheer squad are optional)

EALING EAGLES CLUB BALLOT ENTRY FOR VMLM 2017 CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER 2016

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE BALLOT PLEASE EMAIL RACE@EALINGEAGLES.COM CONFIRMING YOU MEET ALL THE CRITERIA, YOU AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS AND PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF YOUR POINTS

Eagles Christmas Party!

Get your tickets to the hottest party in town! 

Take a look in our newly created social events shop, and buy your tickets now for the Eagles Christmas Party 2016! 

The party this year will once again be at the Union Bar at Chiswick Park and there will be fun, food, music, dancing, and booze. 

Tickets are £25 each and will be on sale until Sunday 11th December - make sure you get them before they all go! 

 

 

Junior Section Volunteers Wanted

A small but dedicated team led by Kelvin Walker, Jennifer Watt, James de Vivenot and Lisa Dumais have been running the first ever Junior Eagles sessions for the last couple of months.

It has been a huge success so far and they want that success to continue.

For that to happen they would love some more volunteers.

The 'Running Jumping Throwing' sessions run on Mondays in Elthorne Park at 7pm and an endurance running session is currently being trialled on Wednesdays in Lammas park from 6:30 (so you can still do club run!).

If you would like more information or to sign up regularly or ad-hoc please contact any of the Juniors leaders, or contact the Eagles Coaching Coordinator (Ben Cale) on Facebook or at coaching@ealingeagles.com.

Weekly Training Sessions w/c 21st November

We continue this week with our winter routes. Please make sure you listen to the run leaders at the start of the club run sessions and remember to wear your hi vis apparel as it's now getting dark by the time we set off.

Check Facebook for further details on all our training sessions, or email info@ealingeagles.com if you have any queries.

Monday: 7.30pm Club run, using the winter routes. Meet at Ealing Green with the option of either 3.75 or 4.75-mile run routes. **Please note that due to fading light in the Autumn and Winter months we request that runners wear hi vis clothing**

Tuesday: 7.30pm Track and strength session at Osterley. Please check on Facebook for updates of session details closer to the day.

Wednesday: 7.30pm Club run, using the winter routes. Meet at Ealing Green with the option of either 3.75 or 4.75-mile run routes. **Please note that due to fading light in the Autumn and Winter months we request that runners wear hi vis clothing**

Thursday: 7.30pm Hills with Richard - please check Facebook for the details closer to the day. 

Sunday: 9am 10-mile informal club run setting off from Ealing Green. Please check Facebook to see whether this will go ahead/possible pacing groups, and please note there is no tail runner.

**This route can also easily be made into an 8-mile run by meeting the runners at the entrance to the park on South Ealing Road at approximately 9.10am**

London Marathon Ballot

Below is all the information regarding the London Marathon ballot.

If you wish to apply for the ballot please email race@ealingeagles.com confirming you meet all the criteria, YOU agree to the conditions stated below, and provide the details of your points.  The deadline is Thursday 1st December 2016.

As affiliates of England Athletics, Ealing Eagles receives a number of places for the Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) each year. These places are available to members via a club ballot.

BALLOT CRITERIA

Members who wish to enter the club ballot for places in April 2017 must meet following criteria at the time of the ballot (Dec 2016):

  • Be a fully-paid member of the Ealing Eagles Running Club since the start of the membership year of the ballot (1st May 2016)
  • Be an England Athletics member (for those who run with more than one club, you must have been a first-claim member with the Ealing Eagles from 1st May 2016)
  • Have been a member for at least 12 months as at 30th November 2016
  • Have been entered and rejected from the public ballot (proof of rejection required)
  • Have not won a VMLM place via the Ealing Eagles club ballot in the last three yearly ballots
  • Are not eligible for a Good for Age entry, which can be guaranteed directly with the VMLM organisers
  • Did not run in the previous years VMLM (i.e. 2016)

POINTS SYSTEM

This year, we are trialling a points system relating to being an active participant of the club. Below are the categories which you can earn points in. You can earn points from any or all of these, we only ask that you volunteer at least twice.

  • Tail Run (1pt each, max of 5pts) - It is the tailrunners responsibility that their tailrun is recorded on the website and to contact the committee to request that the schedule is updated if they step in at the last minute
  • Volunteer at Ealing Eagles Sessions/Events (1pt each, min 2pts, max 10pts) - For example Ealing Eagles 10km, 10/20 mile training runs, beginners groups, leading or assisting at coaching sessions, Summer League, XC, etc.
  • Compete in Summer League, XC Sunday or Met League (1pt each, max 5pts)
  • Compete in Club Championship Events (1pt each, max 5pts) - Excluding Summer League and XC Sunday or Met Leagues
  • Compete as an Ealing Eagle wearing the club vest in any other race (1pt each, max 5 points) - Excluding parkrun

For the 2017 ballot, the qualifying period is 1st May - 30 November 2016, therefore a minimum of 8pts (including 2 volunteer points) is required to qualify.

For the 2018 ballot, the qualifying period is 1st December 2016 - 30 November 2017 and a minimum of 15pts (including 2 volunteer points) will be required.

Members must also agree to the following in advance of winning a ballot place:

  • Pay the VMLM entry fee
  • Continue to be an active participant in the club training sessions, especially the longer Sunday runs throughout the period leading up to race day
  • Write a short news article or blog for the club website every 2 weeks during the marathon training and once after the race
  • Wear an Ealing Eagles vest on race day (high-fives to the cheer squad are optional)

EALING EAGLES CLUB BALLOT ENTRY FOR VMLM 2017 CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER 2016

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE BALLOT PLEASE EMAIL RACE@EALINGEAGLES.COM CONFIRMING YOU MEET ALL THE CRITERIA, YOU AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS AND PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF YOUR POINTS

Coaches Corner - 30th November

Interested in meeting some of the Eagles coaches?

Well then come along to the Rose and Crown on 30th November at 7.30pm!

You can find out what the coaches can offer you, from little tips to full blown training plans for any event, including your spring marathons.

You can run club run first then pop in for a natter and a beverage. 

The latest Beginners group will be graduating as well so come on down and say hi (Ben might even buy you a pint.....!)!