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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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.

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Six of the best

The senior men’s cross country team produced another top class performance to finish sixth in the 15km South of England Cross Country Championships on Parliament Hill on Saturday and underline their recent consistency in this event, in which they finished seventh in 2017 and fifth in 2018.

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McDowell's Winning Warm-up

Richard McDowell regained his Veteran Athletic Club Cross Country Championships and Masters Open title on Wimbledon Common last Saturday in a race which formed part of his preparations for this weekend’s South of England Championships.



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On the brink of history

In an outstanding weekend for HW the Senior Men’s team tightened their grip on the Start Fitness Surrey Cross Country League Division One title on Mitcham Common – the title has never been won by the Club (although Hercules AC were champions in 1965, before the amalgamation with Wimbledon AC in 1967). Meanwhile at Lee Valley two of the Club’s young guns picked up medals at the Southern Indoor Championships.

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Finn-ishing Power

The Senior Men’s team have vowed to bounce back and strengthen their grip on the Start Fitness Surrey Cross Country League title on Mitcham Common this Saturday, following a disappointing Surrey County Championships.

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May the fourth be with us!

The Senior Men's team will be aiming to gain a fourth consecutive Surrey team title at Lloyd Park, Croydon, tomorrow (Saturday), with Ben Toomer flying in from New York to boost the Club’s hopes of success.

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