News & Race Reports

Marathon Season begins in earnest

11/4/2018.  The marathon season began in earnest this weekend, with 3 big marathons of Manchester, Paris & Rotterdam featuring Heathside representation. In the majority of cases the activity comprised a mixture of good runs, PB’s, landmarks achieved or narrowly missed, as well as some bonhomie with competitors from other clubs

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Stocks wins bronze for England in 100km debut

[updated] After a week’s break for Heathside’s race reporters, we now bring you 2 weeks of results, covering an historic run by Michael Stocks, representing England in his debut at 100km, stunning PBs and 5km times from U20 men Liam Garrett and Jem O’Flaherty, and races ranging from 5K to half marathons, as numerous Heathsiders put the finishing touches to their marathon preparations.

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InterCounties, Surrey Half & a couple of Ultras

21.3.18  This report covers the action from the last 2 weekends,and there was something for everyone with a variety of races ranging from InterCounties & Schools cross country,several Half Marathons, a Duathlon, an indoor 400m,and a couple of off road long distance events, Unfortunately however most of last Sunday’s racing was lost to the weather including the Reading and Fleet Half Marathons and the Finchley 20

 

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Spike, Thomas & Jem win mini-marathon trials

We paid a price for a magnificent few days of snow running: most of the best-laid plans for weekend races were scotched by cancellations. But to the huge credit of numerous Heathside volunteers the Mini Marathon trials went ahead on Sunday at our Finsbury Park track and saw first places for Spike Blake (u-13), Thomas Archer (u-15) and Jem O’Flaherty (u-17) and a second place for Lily McKay (u-17). And while several half marathons were cancelled, the inaugural Big Half went ahead and saw our Katy Webster, a new mum, cruising home in 79 minutes to beat all our men. Also surviving the cut was the Thames Riverside 20, where Louisa Pointon and Liz Drake braved the 8am start to come 9th and 13th respectively

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