In the next couple of weeks, cross country season will again be upon us! The Surrey League is our main winter focus. There are four rounds, each with races for Men, Women, Boys and Girls. Please contact the team managers or your coach for more information and to sign up!
Our team managers this year are:
Senior and U20 Men: Rob Marcus
All other Junior Boys: Andrew Kennard
Senior and Junior Women: Lizzie Amos
For the women and girls it is particularly important that you make sure you are in contact with Lizzie as the race timings may vary from match to match.
Dates and Venues as follows:
Match 1, 13th Oct
Men and Boys: Richmond Park, Petersham (joint with Division 1 – check race timing)
Women and Girls: Putney Vale
Match 2, 10th Nov
Men: Nork Park
Boys: Wimbledon Common
Women and Girls: Nonsuch Park
Match 3, 12th Jan
Men and Boys: Mitcham Common (joint with Division 1 – check race timing)
Women and Girls: Happy Valley, Coulsdon
Match 4, 9th Feb
Men and Boys: Lloyd Park (joint with all other divisions – check race timings!)
Women and Girls: Richmond Park, Petersham
Keep an eye on the Surrey League website for any changes to venues or exact race timings (it is not yet up to date for this year, but we anticipate it will be updated shortly).
SURREY ROAD LEAGUE 2018
News on the Surrey Road League fixtures from the County secretary. These fixtures are in the diary. We encourage any and all road runners to consider taking part in these races, we are entered in the league for both men and women. Athletes should enter individually. If you are second claim and interested in racing for us, please let Jack know before the 6th May!
Welcome to the 2018 Surrey Road League.
Here are the League races for 2018.
Richmond Half Marathon Sunday 6th May
Sutton 10km Sunday 20th May
Dorking 10 miles Sunday 3rd June
Richmond 10km Sunday 17th June
SLH Elmore 7 miles Saturday 14th July
Elmbridge 10km Sunday 22nd July
Wimbledon 5km Sunday 12th August
With seven events in the League, it will be the best five scores to count. The Richmond Half Marathon, Dorking 10m, Richmond 10km and Wimbledon 5km will also serve as county championships.
The Surrey Athletics website shows all details currently available: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/index.php?Y=2017&O=R&S=2018.
At some time prior to the first race the clubs taking part must let me have the names of any second-claim members who are likely to enter League races under the name of their first-claim club. Second-claimers are eligible for the League provided that their first claim club is not taking part. I will automatically include all those who were declared last year, but let me know if any no longer apply. You can see the list of second-claimers here: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/2018/clubs.php?O=L.
The county road relay championships do not form part of the League but you may wish to make a note of the date, which is later than usual. The road relays will be held over the usual course from Wimbledon Park on Saturday 15th September.
We are pleased to present the full Summer Fixture List for 2018! We will be competing in the following leagues:
- Southern Athletic League (U17 up, Senior competition level)
- Youth Development League (Lower (U13,U15) and Upper (U17,U20) Age groups
- Rosenheim League (U17 up, Low key competition, all welcome!)
- Southern Masters League (V35 up)
- Lily B League (U13, U15, U17 Girls)
- Ebbisham League (U13, U15 Boys, Some U17 Boys’ non-scoring events)
We are hosting several home matches, in BOLD on the fixture list- we will need as many volunteers as possible for these matches! We also need volunteers to officiate at all matches, in most cases no qualification needed- however, contact Debbie if you would like to qualify as an official- qualified officials often score points for the team, and help the matches to run more smoothly (more information here – Walton AC will cover the cost of any officials course).
The linked fixture list here contains details of the leagues and contact information for team managers. The fixtures will also be going up on the calendar over the coming days.
While most of us are still getting muddy on cross country fields, or for the more faint of heart and chilly of hand, getting stuck in to indoors or sportshall actions, the Senior League fixtures for 2018 have been published. We have FOUR senior home matches this year, two in each league, so officials and volunteers, as well as athletes of course, will be in demand. Please pop the fixtures into your diary (they are also available in the calendar under the “Fixtures” tab here)
Diaries at the ready…
Southern Athletics League:
April 14th – Walton
May 20th (Sunday) – Walton
June 23rd – Portsmouth
July 14th – Oxford
August 18th – Bournemouth
May 2nd – Walton
May 30th – Ewell
June 20th – Twickenham
July 4th – Kingston
July 18th – Walton
FINAL: August 22nd – Tooting
The Surrey League Cross Country is nearly upon us!
The first match takes place next weekend Saturday 14th October. Please note that race times have changed this year, and may vary from match to match!
First up are the women, girls and boys at Reigate: races are at the following times:
U15/U17 Girls : 12.00pm
U13 Girls : 12.30pm
Seniors/U20/Vet Women: 1.00pm
Junior Boys : 2.30pm
The course map is shown below. Junior boys will run a single large lap.
The senior and U20 men are at Wimbledon Common: Start time of 2.00pm.
Course map for the men is here
Let’s get out there and show what we can do! Speak to your coach or team manager (Jack for the men, Andrew for the boys, Lizzie for women and girls) to register your interest.