News & Race Reports

Aldred & Bunting sizzle in London Marathon heat

24/04/18: The weekend was dominated by the heat of the London Marathon for our men and women, and the Mini-Marathon for our juniors. Tom Aldred took 20th place out of more than 40,000 competitors in a time of 2:29:18 and Rebecca Bunting was the 21st woman in 2:58:12 – leading our women’s team to first place (unconfirmed). The best of several outstanding runs in the Mini Marathon belonged to Jem O’Flaherty who came second in the under-17 event, followed by Liam Garrett, who came fourth. The day earlier our juniors took part in the Middlesex Young Athletes League at Parliament Hill and came third out of 10 teams.

This face means business. How Giulia Ariete broke a club record
SAL Heathside heroes show future promise!

Southern Athletics League: What we lacked in numbers, we more than made up for in spirit; despite some late withdrawals, we covered every single event with an A and B scorer. Read on to learn of our extremely promising debut performances and broken club records.

Volunteering Spring and Summer 2018
DATE: 25/04/2018

Our club is entirely run by volunteers. It’s the only way we can operate and maintain our low subscription rate. We need as many members as possible this spring and summer to give volunteering for the club a try.

We have 550 adult members and if everyone volunteered just ONCE, all our problems would be solved.

"Many hands make (your answer here)."

(Those of you who never hesitate to help out… more of the same, pretty please! ☺)

Anyway, here’s what we have coming up…

Crouch End 10K volunteers needed 20th May
DATE: 14/04/2018

YMCA North London, Crouch End 10k: Sunday 20th May
Spring is with us, which means one thing: the Crouch End 10k!
The Crouch End 10k is a major local running event and an opportunity for us to raise our profile and attract new members. We need a BIG turnout of marshals for this long and complex course.
Snow cancellations and postponements
DATE: 01/03/2018

IMPORTANT Junior training groups are cancelled tonight (1 March) at Finsbury Park.

(Unless you have been advised differently by your coach.)

Also the NWAL cross country on Saturday has been postponed to March 24th.

In memory: George Stewart
DATE: 12/02/2018

After all the euphoria of the weekend it is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of George Stewart who lost his battle with cancer on Saturday in his New Zealand homeland at the age of 49. Our deep condolences go to his wife Caroline, his young daughter Sophie, the rest of his family and his many friends.

George flying through the London marathon George flying through a sandwich

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...