News & Race Reports

Heathside women & super-vets win Middlesex gold

Now that we’re in the final countdown for the cross-country season, our men and women have been taking to the streets in huge numbers for a final burst before mud, sweat and tears take hold. So, lots of races to report, but the big one, which comrade Dan calls ‘the sexy 10k’, was the Middlesex championships at Victoria Park on Sunday, where Heathsiders excelled at every level.

Berlin Marathon, Ealing Half, Hever and New Forest Triathlons, NW London Young XC Athletes League

29/09/15 The weather was perfect for racing on this beautiful end-of-summer weekend, cool but sunny, favouring the triathletes by raising the temperature a little. Races were varied as usual, ranging from a 5k, a 10k, a couple of half marathons, a full marathon, a couple of triathlons and an aquathlon, along with track,  and the NW London Young Athletes XC League and of course some parkruns! Something for everyone.

Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning training sessions
DATE: 05/10/2015

Here are the sessions for Wednesday evenings from the Royal Free Rec Club and Saturday mornings at Trent Park, excl xc race days, for the next 4 weeks. For the most part all the sessions are initially geared to our XC season. For the "slightly worried can I keep up group" we ensure that all standards are catered for.

Cross-country galore: introductory/refresher session, fixtures, and more
DATE: 23/08/2015

The cross-country season is fast approaching (hooray!), and we have a comprehensive package of information and a refresher/introductory training session to offer to fuel your motivation, training and diary planning. 

Finsbury Park track refurbishment
DATE: 13/09/2015

By now hopefully most if not all of our members will have heard the great news that the London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded London Heathside a grant to cover the full cost of a refurbishment of the track & field facility at Finsbury Park. This means construction work at the site, which in turn means training will be disrupted. We have a rough timeline that we'd like to share with you, and will provide updates when we know more.

Officials Training Course
DATE: 04/09/2015

September 23rd 6-8:30 PM Finsbury Park

London Athletics News
London Award Winners Announced 2015
England Athletics London Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2015. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from the nominations received from a wide range of athletes, volunteers and clubs.  Read more...

From Bromley to Beijing
Blackheath Bromley's very own long jump superstar Lorraine Ugen was named in the British athletics team to travel to Beijing, China for the World athletics championships later this month, Ugen recently returned to the UK after a successful spell in the United States where she studied Film, Television Digital media along with the equivalent of a half degree in Sociology. Graduating from Texas Christian University in May then subsequently returning to the UK where she moved up to 3rd in the UK all time rankings after jumping 6.92m in Doha, Qatar in the Diamond League event.  Read more...

Mara Yamauchi Inspires Ranelagh Harriers Ladies Team with a England Athletics Flying Coach Visit
Ranelagh Harriers Women's Team were taken through their paces by Coach and Marathon legend Mara Yamauchi. Mara Yamauchi has a wealth of Marathon knowledge as second fastest British woman ever behind world record-holder Paula Radcliffe, and also has recently qualified as an Athletics coach.  Read more...