Pages and pages of outstanding results achieved by talented athletes wearing the Heathside vest (or that of our predecessor clubs) - these are the records to beat! For any queries or to submit a record-breaking performance please contact Sam Thompson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
View current Club Records (opens in new window).
The Club Championships
Heathside runs a series of internal club championships for road racing, cross-country, track & field and Triathlon and Duathlon. These are competed for annually and the winners are presented with their prizes at the Christmas Party or the Summer Ball.
1. The Turner Shield
The Turner Shield is London Heathside’s longest standing award. It is awarded each year to the club’s most consistent male cross country runner and was first presented to the club before the Second World War, so the previous winners include many of the club’s top runners over the years. Points are scored in the main cross-country races each winter, usually 12 of them, and the person with most points wins.
Turner Shield 2015-16
1. Charles Hardy
2. Andrew Brooker
3. Dan McKeown
The Turner Shield 2014-15: Download PDF
The Turner Shield 2013-14: Download PDF
The Turner Shield 2010-11: Download PDF
The Turner Shield 2009-10: Download PDF
2. The Lambert Trophy
The Lambert Trophy was presented to the club about 20 years ago by Ron Lambert, who correctly felt it was about time there was a female equivalent of the Turner Shield. It works in exactly the same way with points being scored in the same major races and with the overall winner being the person who scores most points.
Lambert Trophy 2015-16
1. Colette Monahan
2. Sue Rust
3. Ula Cartwright-Finch
Vets: Ula Cartwright-Finch
The Lambert Trophy 2014-15: Download PDF
The Lambert Trophy 2013-14: Download PDF
The Lambert Trophy 2010-11: Download PDF
The Lambert Trophy 2009-10: Download PDF
1st Eilidh Wagstaff
2nd Satu Hietanen
3rd Sue Eedle
1st Simon Dunderdale
2nd Nick Dodd
3rd Nilesh Goswami
1st - Celine Bradley
2nd - Satu Hietanen
3rd - Alice Hosking
1st - Andy Barnes
2nd - Jonathan Litchfield
3rd - Jake Spencer
Women's Winner: Sandra Buckton
Men's Winner: Andy Barnes
4. Club Track & Field Championships
This is a relatively new Heathside promotion, having only started in 2008.
It takes place over two Tuesday evenings in June or July at Finsbury Park track with three track events and two or three field events on each evening.
It is mainly just for fun and to give people a chance to try out new events without the pressure of league competition. There is however a prize for the best all round athlete, for which you have to compete in at least one sprint, one longer race, one jump and one throw, with the times/heights/distances converted into points using decathlon tables and age gradings so that members of all ages and both genders can compete on a level playing field.
5. Triathlon and Duathlon Championships
These take place from May to August. There are two championships - one for Sprint Triathlon and one for Duathlon. For more information see the Triathlon section.
Plus: the London Heathside Club Handicap
Normally the third Tuesday night in July. A fun event for club members only, where in a combined 5K race, men and women compete for separate awards in a run around beautiful Highgate Woods.
The format is that the slower runners start off the course a pre-determined number of minutes and seconds before the scratch runners. This time is their handicap time and is assigned by the handicapper, who bases his estimates on recent form and is completely unmoved by tales of injury, illness, training woes (unless they are written on the back of a large denomination banknote).
2013 Handicap race results: click here