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News & Race Reports

Gold at Lea Valley

24.10.18 It was a quieter weekend for racing, than last week, but still eventful, with Benjy Bediako and Suraya Frost winning gold at Lee Valley Minithon, and some great results at the South of England XC Relay Championships and at the much loved Abingdon Marathon. And not to forget Heathside hosted Finsbury Parkrun – supplying smiles, marshalls and pacers.

Autumn long distance running extravaganza; best of the rest

A borderline reporting nightmare this week as Heathsiders answered the call to send in reports in their droves - what a busy week on the roads it was! Marathons and halves seem to be the main order of the day from Manchester to Yorkshire, Birmingham and Eindhoven to the Royal Parks and Hatfield House. More on these and the rest of the week’s runs here!

Met League #1: Claybury
Met League 2018/19 #1: Heathside make strong start at Claybury

The cross country season is now fully upon us! Ladies' captain Sue Rust gives her round-up of the first Met League fixture of the season as Heathside get off to a highly promising start at a scorchio Claybury last weekend. Also, Simon Baker reports on how the Club's youngsters got on. 

Aldred and Jamaal win sub-70 half-marathon medals

Several Heathsiders won medals at the weekend. 39-year-old Tom Aldred led a field of nearly 1,000 to win the hilly Basingstoke Half with plenty to spare, while in Oxford 17-year-old Seyfu Jamaal was second in a field of nearly 12,000 in the Oxford Half – both well inside the 70-minute mark. Another winner was Nell Swinhoe who took first place in the Westminster Schools U15 4k championships. Others included Benjy Bediako and Lucy Corkin who won among the U13s in the Quadkids four-event competition at our track on Sunday. Meanwhile we’ve learnt that Mike Stocks triumph in the Self-Transcendence 24-hour race was the 10th fastest in the world this year, and the second fasted in the UK.