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SAL fixture 4, Oxford report

It was a slim but dedicated squad that braved the 34 degree heat at the fourth SAL fixture of the season at Oxford. Despite a couple of athletes contending with the aftermath of injuries and illness, we were at least grateful to have avoided the 6am start that the Plymouth team had brutally faced.
With a smaller squad than we had wanted, it was all hands on deck to provide cover. The men’s team managed to provide A and B scorers for every single track and field event. With regular thrower Glen Crowie and jumper Aaron Connell picking up some good points on the field, it was left for the likes of the ever reliable Clive Wickham and exuberant Kirk O’Rourke to plug the gaps. There was some brilliant entertainment on show as the gents threw themselves over the high hurdles and pole vault, earning loud cheers for their clearances in the latter discipline.
On the women’s side of things, Hannah Wells was undeterred by her lack of company and competed in a staggering nine events. She excelled over the steeplechase, which went down a hit for those who tackled it, given the cool respite the water jump provided from the scorching sun.
There was great commitment on show from the entire squad, many of whom have supported the SAL fixtures for many years and all of whom seemingly implicitly understood the value of turning out to race for the club, regardless of the circumstance. It was a great day and we fared about as well as possible under the circumstances against some top athletes from other clubs. It would be great to have a big turnout for the final SAL fixture on Saturday 10th September.
A big well done and thank you to those that competed.
Men’s squad: Kirk O’Rourk, Anthony Warnakulasuriya, Glen Crowie, Sam Hurley, Aaron Connell, Clive Wickham, Liam Holbrook, James Laing, Zach Dickens, Ryan Stoddart, Kareem Fadel
Women’s squad: Hannah Wells, Sharon Talbot, Christine Heemskerk
Author: Liam Holbrook

August 16, 2022   Comments Off on SAL fixture 4, Oxford report

Gosunder 5 Mile handicap

The 2022 Gosunder 5 mile handicap will take place next Saturday, 20th August at 3 pm in Mad Bess Woods.
This will be race 9 of this year’s Summer Series. Numbers will be issued at the clubhouse at 2.30.
All entrants receive a handicap with the slower runners heading out first from 3.00 onwards with the fastest leaving at around 3.30.
Please register in advance by letting Dan Spinks (danspinks@yahoo.com) or John Luscombe (loughrigg4ever@yahoo.co.uk) know you will be there. Entries will be accepted on the day but it would be a great help if you could let us know in advance, even if you’re not 100% sure you’ll be there.

August 14, 2022   Comments Off on Gosunder 5 Mile handicap

August 5km training race

Results of the hot hot hot 5k training race from Thursday night can be found here August 5K result.
Thanks to Peter Humm for another lovely BBQ and Martin Searle for the entertaining quiz.

August 14, 2022   Comments Off on August 5km training race

Hillingdon 20- marshalls needed

Only four weeks to go to the Hillingdon 20 and we need at least another 20 marshalls.
A reminder that this race raises important funds for the club. These funds help to pay for coaches to fixtures, equipment for track athletes, upkeep of the clubhouse and enables the club to provide a hardship fund.
Whether you are a clubhouse or track based athlete or a parent of a junior your club needs you. If you are available on the 4th September please respond to the recent email from Maria Hernandez Humm.

August 7, 2022   Comments Off on Hillingdon 20- marshalls needed

2022 London Mini Marathon

Below is the link for this year’s mini marathon. The TCS Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics 2.6km road championship that takes place over part of the full London marathon course, the day before the main race.

Runners must be aged between 11 and 17 years old and either live, go to school or have been born in the borough of Hillingdon.

Park runs are to be used to show times, so no trials required but entries must be completed by 4th September.

The Hillingdon Borough Sports & Activity Officer will then choose the team and contact individuals directly.


All details can be found on the above link.


August 4, 2022   Comments Off on 2022 London Mini Marathon