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London Mini Marathon Trial ...

There were some great runs by our young athletes at this morning’s London Mini Marathon Trial, which was held at Northala Fields parkrun. Of the 18 who lined up, six ran all-time parkrun PBs: congratulations to Jonah Mezey, Finlay Vadon, Alistair Larkam, Thomas Bass, Lucy Henson and Mia de Vivenot. Others came very close, so […]

Met League – Wormwood...

On Saturday, Thames Valley Harriers hosted the penultimate Metropolitan League fixture of the 2018/19 cross country season at Wormwood Scrubs, and record fields were witnessed. Cross country courses don’t come much easier than this relatively flat course, and runners arrived to find that the conditions underfoot were fairly dry, though a nagging cold breeze added […]

Middlesex Cross Country Cha...

ESM hosted the County champs at Horsenden Hill for the second year in a row, and Phil York once again excelled in his role as ‘Clerk of the Course’. Apparently, he started marking it out at 7am, safe in the knowledge that later in the day he could relax and spectate, rather than take part in […]

Gut Buster 10M/10K – ...

Congratulations to Pete Flewitt and John Robertson, who finished second overall and first veterans in the Gut Buster 10 mile and 10K races respectively. Both members tackled the 10 mile race last year, with Pete finishing tenth (fourth veteran) and John almost exactly a minute behind him in 11th. For John, last year’s race represented […]

ESM Boxing Day races –...

Martin Wilson reports from our Boxing Day races: Once again, our running activities barely seem to pause for breath. Following on from the Northala Christmas Day parkrun special, it was the turn of the traditional ESM Boxing Day races and handicap to take centre stage. As far as we know this has been an annual […]

ESM marathon stats 2018

Twenty-six members completed officially recognised road marathons this year (twenty-seven if we include second-claim member Bill Lonsdale). Nine of them did so for the first time, while this year’s marathon “junkies” were Bill (five marathons) followed by Andy Leung, Bruce Li, Santosh Rai & Steve Plummer, who each ran three events. Bill’s were all run in […]

Santa Canter – Periva...

Santa Canter – Perivale – Wed 19 Dec 2018

The Santa Canter 2018 results are now posted. Well done to Bob Stanbrook this year’s winner of the chocolate Santa handicap.

SEAA Inter County XC –...

Mohamed Ali won the Under 17 men’s race at the recent South of England inter county cross country match, with the county finishing fourth in this category. Elias Ahmed finished 19th and was second to score for Middlesex. Arun Manget also battled round in county colours, on a blustery and at times wet day. U15 […]

Perivale 5 – Perivale...

Perivale 5 – Perivale Park – Sun 02 Dec 2018

This year’s Perivale 5 once again proved to be a popular event, with online entries reaching the 400 limit by the beginning of November, writes Race Director Phil York. He was delighted to welcome back a large group of runners from Ware Joggers, who used the race as their club’s five mile road championship. For […]

Jack Petchey Award – ...

Congratulations to 10 year old Roger Robles, winner of the November 2018 Jack Petchey Award. Roger only started training with us in September but has shown excellent attendance and application to training, according to his coach Annick Hooge who nominated him. In his first cross country race, he finished in the top 20 for his […]