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. Hamed Agboke won the M35 gold in the 400m. Paul Wignall (above, centre) took the gold in the M65 200m and silver in the M60 100m, while Mark White (above right) claimed a hat trick of silvers in the M50 100m, 200m and M45 400m.

Rosenheim Match 3, Wimbledon Park

The men's and women's teams performed strongly in their home match at Wimbledon Park on Wednesday, 5th June, to top their respective tables with two divisional matches to go. The women proved the stronger on the night and ran out comfortable winners, taking nine of the 12 events with sprinter Laura Wignall gaining a fine sprint double in the 100m and 200m, before helping the team to victory in the 4x200m relay.

Jenny Steinitz got the team off to a winning start in the 100m hurdles before Lisa Thomas took the 800m and Emilie Bokor-Ingram the 400m. Alex Binley comfortably won the 3000m. In the field events, teenager Leah Syme gained a double success taking the high and long jumps. Binley was also second in the 1500m with Steinitz taking runners-up spot in both the women’s shot and javelin.

Women’s match result: 1 Hercules Wimbledon 59pts; 2 Serpentine 52; 3 Belgrave 23; 4 Herne Hill 19.

Standings after three matches: 1 Hercules Wimbledon 17 league pts (188 match points); 2 Serpentine 14 (159.5); 3 Belgrave 6 (58); 4 Croydon 4 (52.5); 5 Holland Sports 3 (3).

The men's team had to settle for second place in their match although it was enough to move into the lead in the seasonal contest. The only individual successes on the night came from Andrew Bullimore in the long jump, and  Christer Hagberg in the javelin. Hagberg was also second in the shot with Mark Andrews runner-up in the high jump and 110m hurdles. David Lewin was also second in the 1500m.

Men’s match result: 1 Belgrave 57pts; 2 Hercules Wimbledon 48; 3 Holland Sports 45; 4 Serpentine 42; 5 Herne Hill 30; 6 Croydon 20.

Standings after three matches: 1 Hercules Wimbledon 14 (141); 2 Holland sports 13 (138); 3 Belgrave 13 (132); 4 Serpentine 12 (137); 5 Croydon 7 (98); 6 Herne Hill 4 (37).


Still coming back from injury, Freddie Arkell took gold in the Junior Boys 100m at the London Schools Championships at Battersea, and will be representing London in the shorter sprint event at the English Schools Championships in Birmingham next weekend.  Joining him in the London team will be Georgie Clarke, who took gold in the Intermediate Girls 1500m at Battersea in 4:52.84. 

Rebekah Riches took the Intermediate Girls 800m bronze medal at Battersea, and Darcey O’Shea and Millie Doyle bronze medals in the Junior Girls high jump and 1500m Championships. 

There was also a crop of HW medallists at the Surrey Schools Championships in Kingston. Lulu Weisz took silver in the Junior Girls 800m and Johanna Tofte bronze in the Intermediate Girls 800m. There were bronze medals too for Henry Silverstein in the Senior Boys 1500m and Morgan Rennie in the Intermediate Boys 800m.

Saturday, 8 June: London Schools Championships, Battersea Full results

Saturday, 8 June:Surrey Schools Championships, Kingston Full results

Sunday, 2 June: Surrey and Sussex Masters County Championships, Kingston Full results


8 June

Richard McDowell headed home a 50-strong field on Wimbledon Common in 16:17. It was his first win in the event since September. Chloe Binley was top woman finisher in a pb of 20:02, slicing 10 seconds off her previous best set in May. Sixteen HW runners were in action.

Alex Robinson won the Nant y Pandy parkrun in Wales in 17:40 while Robbie Hynes was runner-up in Bergen, Norway in 18:11. Andy Greenleaf and Fred Slemeck filled the top two places on their debut in the Hove event. Greenleaf won in 16:50 with Slemeck second in 17:55.


Hercules Wimbledon