News & Race Reports

All The World's a Stage...

...Road Relay and all the Men and Women merely runners" - so might Shakespeare have wrote if he'd been a member of Heathside and running in the weekend's Big Event for the club, the SSEA Southern 12/6 Stage Road Relays around the Cyclopark in Gravesend, Comprising of 12 stages for Men (6 "long" legs of 7.2km & 6 "short" of 4.8km) and 6 for Women (2 "long" and 4 "short", both same distances as in the Mens' race), we had 16 men competing, and 8 women. The Women's Team A placed 10th, and the Mens Team A 27th - good enough to secure the club an invite to the National Relays on the 8th April in Sutton Coldfield, where the club will need a minimum of 12 Men and 6 Women to make up teams.

Elsewhere, a contingent of 10 ran 15 miles along the undulating trails of Epping Forest, there was a 10km in Hyde Park, and a Triathlon in Loughborough.

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Half marathon heaven and club records smashed

22.03.2017 We were awash with half marathons this weekend, producing some outstanding times and reflecting the exhaustive and obviously effective marathon training in progress. Fastest Heathside man over the half marathon distance was Tom Aldred finishing in an impressive 1.08  at Reading in 18th place, and fastest Heathside lady was Kelly Thorneycroft, also at Reading, where she  finished in 1.22. Meanwhile over at Middlesex Indoor Championships, Richard Macaulay broke the Club’s indoor men’s 800m record and Rosa Serafini won the women's Middlesex 800m breaking her own club record, and she also broke the club 1500m record! [UPDATED]

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Announcements
Sign up for the National Road Relays
DATE: 21/02/2017

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After good showings from the women's and men's teams at the Southern Road Relays, we've been invited to the National Relays on 8 April in Sutton Coldfield.

We need six ladies and twelve men to complete our teams, but we need your entries ASAP!

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Cross Country and Track and Field Awards 2017
DATE: 20/02/2017

Come to the Heathside XC Awards on 12 March, featuring (for the first time) the club Track and Field Awards!

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Club training weekend 5th-8th May 2017
DATE: 02/02/2017

Once again London Heathside will be holding a training weekend on the 5th to the 8th May 2017 at Sandy Balls in the glorious New Forest.

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Volunteer XC marshals needed for February
DATE: 22/01/2017

We're looking for volunteers to marshal at two races we're hosting in February.

Ally Pally Met League is February 11th and if you're not running it, we'd love you to get involved. We're also hosting the North West Young Athletes league on our new course at Hampstead Heath Extension on February 18th. 

Volunteering makes you super-popular and a better human being. Plus, if you're not racing, you can have a good laugh at your club mates putting themselves through the wringer.

Contact Dave Robertson on robertsonhome@blueyonder.co.uk to throw your hands in the air.

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London Athletics News
New dedicated digital platforms unveiled for summer of world athletics
The organisers of the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 have unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017.  Read more...

Over 2 million committed to London 2017 Inspiration Programme
London 2017 Ltd has today announced how the Inspiration Programme will have a lasting impact on sport and community. 'Team Personal Best' will inspire a programme of local community activities designed to get people who are encouraged by London's role as host to become involved in grassroots athletics. Investment will be in five key areas - disability, volunteering, schools, community and international - with the aim of removing barriers and growing capacity for increased interest.  Read more...

London Winter Run exclusive
London Winter Run - Use exclusive code EA20 for 20% off entries to the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. London's biggest 10km running event, the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run, is returning on Sunday 5th February 2017 for its third consecutive year. Over 15,000 people have taken part in the sold-out event in both 2015 and 2016, with even greater numbers expected this year.  Read more...