Guildford Glory

The HW team enjoyed the biggest winning margin so far at the SAL match at Guildford on 15th June, taking the match by more than 100 points to strengthen the position at the top of the table.

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Masters of Surrey

HW Masters athletes were in the medals at the Surrey and Sussex County Championships at Kingston on June 2. Lisa Thomas (above left) won gold in the W50 400m and 300m hurdles, and bronze in the W35 800m. Emilie Bokor Ingram claimed a complete set, winning the W35 400m and taking silver in the 200m and bronze in the 100m.

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Vitality Statistics

A large  contingent of HW athletes were in action over the bank holiday weekend competing in the Vitality London road races. Ross Franks was just pipped into second place in a tight finish in his Westminster Mile race on Sunday. 'It was my first experience of the race and I absolutely loved it!

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Mix and Match

HW are currently top of the Southern Athletics League (Division 3 South East) after winning the first two matches: so the quest for promotion is on target! The next match at Guildford on Saturday, June 15, will be crucial, as it includes Cambridge Harriers who have equal league points, but are lying second in the table by virtue of scoring less points than HW over the first two matches. Never has it been so true that every point counts!

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Good as Gold

As HW’s Dwayne Cowan was helping the British 4x400m relay team qualify for IAAF World Championships in Doha in September, 95 Club athletes were in action in the Surrey County Championships in Kingston over the weekend, collecting 14 medals (four gold, three silver and seven bronze)

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Lighting up London

Congratulations to the 25-strong contingent who competed in the Virgin Money London Marathon last weekend, in which the Club achieved a record-breaking second place in the Championship team event.

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Ready for the Challenge!

Good luck to the contingent of HW runners who will be in action in Saturday's Virgin Money London Marathon and Mini-Marathon (over the last three miles of the course from Old Billingsgate to The Mall).

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Record-breaking start to the SAL campaign

HW's track and field teams got off to a superb start to the Southern Athletics League programme at Norman Park, Bromley, on Saturday, winning a close fought match by just 19 points, with a record-breaking score of 273 points (the previous highest of 246 was achieved in 2016).

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Stars of the Future

On Sunday nearly 300 youngsters took part in the Young Athletes Open Meeting, the traditional curtain-raiser to the season in which the likes of Adam Gemili and Dina Asher-Smith have competed en route to sprint stardom.

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Magnificent Seventh

The Club's Senior men's A team produced their best performance for a generation in the South of England 12-stage Road Relay Championships at Milton Keynes on Sunday, 24 March, finishing seventh out of the 53 competing teams, the first time in the top 10 for more than 20 years (the previous best position was 11th in 2014). The overall time of 4:03:17 was a massive improvement on the previous best of 4:20:29 set in 2014. 

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Bagful of Masters Medals

Club athletes won seven medals last weekend at the British Masters Indoor Championships at Lee Valley. Anna Garnier took the W60 1500 metres title in 5:48.79, winning by more than half-a-minute. She had also intended to compete in the 800m and 3000m but was unfortunately forced to withdraw due to injury.

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Girl Power

What a day in the sun for the women and girls teams in Lloyd Park, Croydon, on Saturday! HW rounded off the Surrey Ladies Cross Country League in exhilarating style to finish as the only club in the first three in all four age categories.

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Fab Fifteens

It was another outstanding weekend on the national stage for HW athletes, especially the Under 15s, with a gold medal-winning performance by Freddie Arkell in the U15 200m at the England U20/U17 and U15 Indoor Championships in Sheffield and an impressive performance by the Girls U15 team at the English Cross Country Championships.

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Historic Handover

The Senior Men's team are (probably still!) celebrating winning the Start Fitness Surrey Cross Country League title on Saturday for the first time in the history of Hercules Wimbledon AC.

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