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Volunteers @ Summer Evening 10k, 3rd July 2019

Apologies if we've missed anyone: Adam Lloyd, Adrian Grant, Ailsa Nurse, Alastair Watkinson (+  daughters), Alex South, Alex South's Daughter, Andrew Bamford, Andrew Patrick, Anna Baer, Annette Morris, Antony Read, Aoife Kehoe, Ashley Burridge, Ayden Higgins, Bethany Higgins, Carolyn Patrick, Chris Veale, Claire Humphrey, Craig Parke, Daniel Emson, Dave Williams, David Nurse, Doug Kington, Duncan Mallison, Ewan McKay, Fran Dunham, Freddie Roux, Ginevra Stoneley, Ian Crouch, Ian Martin, Ian Thomas, Irene and Keith Leitner, Jamilla Ncayiyana, Jas Dhanda, Jenny Carus, Jo Davey, Kate Knight, Lee Savage, Malcolm Woodman, Max Wilson, Melanie Fulton-Bell , Michael Stanley, Moray Carey, Moray Laing, Nat Wilson, Natalie Laing, Nicholas Wade , Nicky Hodgetts, Paul Byrne, Paul Chandler, Ralph Tuckwell, Renwick Horsfall, Richard Scrase, Rick Coles, Ruth Willis, Ryan English, Sarah Finch, Stephen Smith, Steve Smith, Steve Watkins, Steve Watkins' daughter, Stewart Mcintyre, Sue Carnell, Tom Almond, Usha Stevens, Wayne Chappell

Volunteers @ YDL LAG, 22nd June 2019

Suzanne Holloway, Steven Holloway, Sean Mcauliffe, Natasha Boyce, Julia Woodhams, Joanne Antoniou, Ivan Barrett, Dino Pelekani, David Mills, David Manrow, Ashley Burridge, Anthony Collins

Volunteers @ SAL, 15th June 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett

Volunteers @ YDL UAG, 26th May 2019

Ashley Burridge

Volunteers @ SAL, 19th May 2019

Ashley Burridge, Ginevra Stoneley, Ivan Barrett, Jo Davey

Club news for everyone


Summer Evening 10K Wednesday 3rd July

It is of course the week of our Summer 10K on this Wednesday 3rd July at 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!


Summer BBQ Tuesday 9th July @ Battlebridge Track

You should have been sent an email sent on 30th June inviting you to our Summer BBQ. Food will be ready by 7:00PM for juniors and 8:00PM for seniors. Really hope you can make it, and friends and family are all welcome.


Junior news


Third YDL UAG league match @  Erith Sunday 30th June

You can read a report here, but in summary Dan Statham improved on his high jump personal best with a leap of 1.78m. Under 17s Lily Cain-Jones and Drew Burridge both won their events in the Javelin and 400 metres respectively. Drew was well in the lead in the 200 metres when one of the laces failed on his running spikes as he was coming off the bend, forcing him to pull up.

Please could all parents of upper age-group junior athletes re-double their encouragement to get a better attendance for our next match at Mile End on Sunday, 28th July - email to follow later this month.


Third Lily B match @ Guildford Spectrum Sunday 7th July

This is an event for U11-U17 female athletes. You should have received an email sent on 27th June describing this event.  Please contact Mike Gent on  by Tuesday 2nd July to inform him of which events your daughter would like to compete in, and if you can, consider sparing a little time on the day to help out with the events.


Senior news


SLH Informal 10K @ Farthing Downs Thursday 27th June

Our results can be found here. Well done to our participants. I hope that it wasn't too hot!


Session @  Battlebridge Tuesday 2nd July 7:00PM

The plan for the training session at Battlebridge track is scheduled as follows...

Short distance

Medium and long distance

45 mins session

45 mins session

400m wind-ups:

100m walk

100m at 50%

100m at 70%

50m  at 90% with last 50m at 100%

1 km at 10K pace, then 200m jog.

Then 800m at 80% pace, with 90 secs static recovery.


Session from YMCA Sovereign Centre Wednesday 3rd July 7:00PM CANCELLED

 This session is cancelled as it's the night of our Summer Evening 10K.


Session @ Priory Park Thursday 4th July 6:00PM

 Meet at 6:00pm opposite the pavilion - session lead by Gavin Lawrence.

For the warm up, loop around lake and back along the treeline.

The main session starts at 6.15pm at the bottom of the gully by the beacon.

Kenyan Hills using the Gully. Hard on the uphill and along the outside path until it starts to descend then easy steady jog back to the bottom of the gully.

Either 4,5 or 6 loops for beginner/intermediate/fast.


Southern Vets T&F League Monday 8th July @ Croydon

It is the fourth and final fixture in this year's Veterans' Track and Field League on Monday 8th July. The venue is the Croydon Harriers track in Croydon. The field events start at 6.30 pm and the track events at 7 pm. You should have had an email describing the event sent on 28th June, and if you wish to compete, please email Malcolm or get your name on the team sheet on Tuesday 2nd July during the 7PM session at Battlebridge Track.


What is Kate Knight up to?

If you missed Kate's three marathons in April, she ran in Manchester 7:15:24, Brighton 7:10:23 and London 7:02:23. Notice the improvement through the month? 

This last weekend Kate was taking part in the Cotswold Way Challenge 100km, which she completed in a time of 31.55.24,  a new PB for this course by just under 6 hours. Fantastic Kate!

The Peak District Challenge 100km on 13th and 14th of July is approaching on Kate's schedule.

By the way, Kate is fund raising for the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust. You can see her fund raising page here.


Get in touch


If you believe that anything has been missed out (apologies if this is the case), please email me promptly and I can either adjust the current news or defer the item to the next week.

If you want to publicise achievement, whether it is for yourself or for running colleagues, or to publicise an up-and-coming event, just get in touch via email for Monday and let me know. 

If you wish to get in touch my email address is

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