South London Harriers Informal 10K Race Series 2016
We have recieved details of the popular 3 race series of cross country 10K races, which are held annually on the last Thursday of May, June and July. This year the dates are:
As the name suggests these are open and informal races held over the countryside at Farthing Downs and Happy Valley in Coulsdon (near Croydon).
Each race costs £4, or there is the option to enter all 3 for £10. Our clubhouse is located close to 2 stations, Coulsdon Town & Coulsdon South, and has changing and shower facilities and a very reasonably priced bar for post-race refreshment - each runner will be entitled to their first drink at half price.
Although there are no prizes per race, for those runners completing all three races there is the chance to win a prize for the fastest cumulative time, men and women.
The clubhouse is secure and someone will be on site whilst the race is happening.
Etries on the day are accepted at no extra cost and any interested runners should report to the clubhouse no later than 7 p.m. to register / collect numbers etc. before making their way to the start, which is approximately 10 - 15 minutes jog/walk away.
Ashford AC Endurance Runners in Action
Declan Burton helped Kent win the British Athletics National Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham on 12th March. Declan, from Headcorn was called into the under 20 Men team at the last minute. He finished 85th out of over 160 runners in the final major competition of the British cross country season.
Ashford parkrun on 12th March saw a win for Marshall Smith aged 15 and a new PB of 17minutes. 48seconds. Oliver Prior, also aged 15 from Tenterden, was hot on his heals running sub 18minutes, getting third place in 17 minutes. 57seconds. Matthew Hogben pushing his young daughter Jessica in her new racing buggy was 6th in 19.21. Young Ben Smith was also in action in 19th place.
Three members of Ashford AC were at the Lydd 20 mile race on Sunday 13th March. Declan Burton raced again completing his first ever 20 mile race in 2hours. 15minutes. 26 seconds. Declan is running the London Marathon this April, to raise money for Citizens Advice Bureaux. He was joined by Gerard O' Sullivan (2hours 14mins 45 seconds) and Peter Le Rossignol (2 hours.58 mins 26 seconds). Gerard will be running the Brighton Marathon and former sprinter, Peter is also training for the London Marathon.
Ashford Athletic Club is one of Kent's best known and most active athletics clubs. We offer coaching and competition for a range of athletics events for all abilities and ages from 11 years. For further information about Ashford AC please visit their website www.ashfordac.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org