Apologies for not getting the newsletter out in time for its usual Monday evening slot, but the Club AGM was held last night and there was insufficent time to complete it. The AGM was held at the YMCA Sovereign Centre and was attended by approximately 25 club members.
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Awards Evening This Saturday at Perrywood Sports & Social Club
You can still purchase tickets via LoveAdmin (under "Optional Extras"). The cost is £10 per person. The cut off date for purchase is 09:00 on Thursday (26th April).
Are you an award winner? See here to find out.
Sunday 1st May YMCA Fun Run
We usually have a great turn-out from the club for this one.
The first race is the senior 5 mile race (also a Club GP event) which starts at 10AM and this is followed by an adult 1-mile race plus a number of 1-mile races for children of different age categories.
Every finisher gets a great YMCA medal plus a YMCA T-shirt and there will be free snacks too from the water station at the finish.
Anyone interested can sign up online where there is also more info at
Online entries close at midnight on Thursday 28th April.
The YMCA are also looking for marshals from 9.30AM and if anyone is interested they can get in touch with or
Couch to 5K programme
Give us your results please
If you run in an event, do please let us know your results by emailing . If possible please can you submit them by Sunday evening at the latest as this allows us to meet the deadline for the Surrey Mirror sports pages.
Junior Section News
YDL Upper Age Group at Eltham from Ashley Burridge
Sam Rolaston 1500m 4:33.03
Ella Scrase 800m 2:28.81
Roman Thompson-Lamont 100m 12.26 and 200m 24.86
Oscar Curry 800m 2:04.08
Surrey County Athletics Championships
Ebbisham Boys League
Dates for the Diary
Ebbisham Boys League
The dates and venues for this year's Ebbisham Boys league are as follows:
Kingston - Sunday 1st May
Sutton - Sunday 19th June
Coulsdon - Sunday 17th July
This league has events for U11-U17 boys.
Surrey Team Quad Kids
This event is for school years 5 and 6. We need a team of 5 girls and 5 boys. The event is on Wednesday 15 June at the Spectrum in Guildford with a 5:30pm start.
Senior Section News
Surrey Road League Fixtures
Jamilla advises that there are two upcoming fixtures in the Surrey Road League. These are as follows:
MABAC Farnham Park Sunday 8th May
The next MABAC fixture is on Sunday week in Farnham Park. Don't forget that we are currently lying in second place in the league so we need a good strong turnout to maintain our position.
More details are here. As with all MABAC races there are one lap and two lap options and you can decide which you are going to run on the day. My recollection is that although Farnham Park is very hilly, the course itself isn't too bad as it mostly runs along the top of the hill. The walk to the start is a different story. Please don't hold me to that as it's two or three years since I last ran it!
Car parking is limited so I suggest meeting in Bell St Car Park for an 08:30 departure. If you need a lift or you can help with transport please let me know
Unfortunately this clashes with the Richmond Half listed above but hopefully the two races will draw from different pools of athletes.
Monday 18th April Boston Marathon, Lincolnshire
We mentioned in last week's newsletter that Ian Burks, Mike Pocock and Jim Vince completed the Boston Marathon in Lincolnshire on Sunday 17th April. Ian Burks set a new club record for his age category with his run of 03:15:21, beating the previous record (set by Mike Pocock in 2016) by almost two minutes; Mike Pocock came 2nd in his age category, finishing in 3:39:15 and Jim Vince returning after a series of injuries, ran 4:38:27. Great results Gents!
Anette Morris set a new age category record in the Ifield Mill Pond Parkrun last Saturday with her finish time of 24.41 (and age grading of 83.39%) . Well done Annette!
Saturday Social running group
By way of an explanation the Saturday Social running group is a run / run-walk on a Saturday morning at 10:30AM usually from Reigate Priory, but is often replaced by the Couch to 5K session when the programme is running.
The schedule for the Saturday Social running group / impending Couch to 5K is as follows...
Saturday 30th April - 10:30AM Earlswood Lakes car park for a ~ 3 mile run, and an optional lead-in session for the up-coming Couch to 5K programme, also at Earlswood Lakes.
Saturday 7th May - 10:30AM start in Priory Park, and a 2nd optional lead-in session for the up-coming Couch to 5K programme also in Priory Park.
Saturday 14th May - 10:30AM start of the Couch to 5K programme in Priory Park, social running group are welcome to come to help and encourage.
Saturday 21st May - 10:30AM Priory Park, Saturday Social running group will be timed alongside the 2nd week of Couch to 5K to frequent the cafe afterwards.
If you'd like to join us for any of this do please let me know at
Volunteer at Run Gatwick Sunday 8th May
If you are not running at either the Surrey Road League or MABAC events why not consider volunteering at Run Gatwick?
Dates for Your Diary
Sunday 1st May YMCA Fun Run There are 1 mile and 5 mile options for seniors. The 5 mile race is a Grand Prix race.
Sunday 8th May Surrey Road League, Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon see above
Sunday 8th May MABAC Farnham Park see above
Sunday 15th May Surrey Road League, Sutton 10K see above
Sunday 12th June Dorking 10's (10 mile and 10K races) The 10 mile is the RPAC Club Championship 10 mile race and a Grand Prix event (and Surrey Championship too) More details on the noticeboard soon.
Keep in touch
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