With the cross country season getting underway, the South of England London Cross Country Championships will be held on the 16th November at Parliament Hill Fields on Hampstead Heath.
Cross Country running is hugely beneficial as you begin preparing for a spring marathon training cycle, helping to build strength and endurance.
As with all these championship events, there will be present a field of top runners from the leading clubs across Greater London . While I hope our own strongest runners can take part, it would be great to have a big team show up from male and female senior and vet categories.
If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up at the following link.
>>> Entry Form Here <<<
You will need to do so by Wednesday 30th October so that the entry deadline can be met.
The weather forecasts had for days been predicting thunderstorms and heavy rain on the day of the SEAA Road Running Relays, but in the end it turned out to be a fine day for three 26.2 RRC teams taking part in this high quality event featuring many of the best runners in the South of England. A little drizzle but nothing that dampened the spirits, or performances.
A fourteen strong contingent descended on the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to do the burple shirts proud. The three teams that took part were:
Senior Women: 1. Victoria Whelan; 2. Jacqueline Chang; 3. Megan Lewis; 4. Laura Hooke
Senior Men: 1. Ben Chown; 2. Anthony Whelan; 3. James Scanlon; 4. Dmitry Selemir; 5. Tim Bartholomew; 6. Chris Hutchinson
Vet Men: 1. Steve Nicholls; 2.Joe Chang; 3. David Maher; 4. Harry Kim
The cherry on the cake was finishing on top of our local rivals and mob match adversaries The Stragglers in both the Senior Women and Vet Men categories. They didn’t field a Senior Men’s team alas.
Full results available from the SEAA website at the following link:
On the 22nd September this year’s SEAA Southern Road Relays will be held at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, and the club is again looking to field some teams.
This event turns out the best runners from clubs across London and the South East, is therefore highly competitive and suitable for those at the “faster” end of the club.
This year the relays are the day after our fourth Grand Prix at Northala Fields parkrun but don’t let that mere 5km put you off! Do please register your interest at the link below:
>>>enter relays here<<<
We will be aiming to field runners in the following team groupings:
Senior & Vet Women 4 x 4.5km
Vet Men 4 x 6km
Senior Men 6 x 6km
All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics