Eyes on the Prize
The Senior Men's team will be aiming to make history tomorrow by clinching the Start Fitness Surrey League title for the first time since Hercules AC won it in 1965, two years before the amalgamation with Wimbledon AC. The men go into the final match of the series at Lloyd Park (pictured above) 216 points ahead of reigning champions Kent AC and are hoping for a clean sweep, having won the three previous matches. Team Captain Rob Tuer is looking for a great turnout. 'This your chance to play your part in the Club's history', he says, but wisely cautions: 'please don't presume that we've got a big enough lead. It's not over until the race is finished and the results are in!'
And it's Game On for the Women's Team
After a long wait, the women's team are also back in Surrey League action tomorrow morning for match 3 in Richmond Park. 'It would be great to get as many HW vests towing the start line as possible!' says team captain, Eileen Toomer. 'Top four is not out of reach and would be a great progression from previous years'.
Zac Purnell warmed up for the Surrey League match tomorrow by winning the silver medal at the London Schools Cross Country Championships at Wormwood Scrubs on Wednesday.
Three of the Club's sprinters, Theo Etienne and brothers Rechmial and Chad Miller, will also be in action this weekend in the Senior Men's 60m at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
Rechmial warmed up for Birmingham with a lifetime best, finishing third in a 60m race at an international meeting in Paris last Saturday. He first sliced one-hundredths of a second off his previous best, set in the British Indoor Championships in Sheffield back in 2016, where he won his heat in 6.75 seconds, and then went even faster to finish third in the final in a fine 6.70. It will be his younger brother Chad’s first competition of the year, while Etienne has only raced once so far. The Championships are also the trials for next month’s European indoor Championships in Glasgow.
Wandsworth Borough Mini Marathon:
U13 girls: 7th, Ore Adewale, 10th Sophia Anderson, 12th Freya Doyle, 13th Charlotte Harvey, 15th Charlotte Lam, 17th Katherine Hughes
U13 Boys: 4th Thomas Beare, 9th Oliver Holden, 11th Jack Hobden
U15 girls: 2nd Georgie Clarke, 6th Millie Doyle
U15 Boys: 6th Edward Newton
U17 Boys: 6th Tommaso Forni
Teenager Henry Silverstein completed a hat-trick of wins when he headed home 369 runners in the Wimbledon Common 5km parkrun in 18:07 following victories on his two previous appearances in the event in December. Peter Collins was fifth in 19:16 and fellow teenager Hector Revill seventh, three seconds later. Alex Binley was third woman in 22:19. Seventeen HW runners were in action.
Another parkrun winner was Jonny Earl who led in a 446-strong field in Norwich in 16:43, winning by more than a minute. Johanna Tofte was among 1267 runners in Bushy Park where she was second in the women’s race in 19:22. Competing in Australia, Lisa Thomas was fourth woman in the Karkarook parkrun in 21:05.