On a windy, overcast day which well reflects the turbulent Brexit negotiations we began our 2019 season of races with the Mad March 10K. 137 runners completed the course. Ben MacCrowen crossed the line first in 32:05. Congratulations to all the runners. We look forward to seeing you all again throughout the year.
The last race of the year ..... On a wet but mild Saturday morning we cheered on all the I-won't-be-put-off-by-the-elements runners as they raced our last 10K of the year. Jonny Earl not only won the race but smashed his PB with 31:52- Congratulations! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019.
On a crisp autumn morning 185 runners completed the 10 kilometre course in beautiful Battersea Park. Jim Allchin came home first in 31:42 and Rose penfold was the first lady in 37:39. Congratulations to all runners.
Our last Monday evening race of the summer attracted 251 runners. The weather has cooled off a little but it is still humid and there was a great atmosphere as the runners lined up at the start. Nicolas Besson was the first person home in 15:54. Lucy Werthem was the first lady in 18:21. We had finishers in the Under 16 age category, Brandon Morrell in 18:14 and Margot Thomas in 19:50. We very happy to welcome Richard Pitcairn-Knowles, 85 years of age, who completed the course in 33:16. Congratulations to all the runners, especially those like Edwin Bartlett who competed in every Monday evening race this season. We look forward to seeing everyone at our October Golden Leaf 10K on Saturday 27th October at 8.30am.
On yet another perfect summer evening 150 runners completed the course. 13 year old Brandan Morrell finished in 18:17. The fastest time was clocked by Andy Greenleaf in 15:10 and Rachel Robinson was the first lady home in 17:01. Congratulations to all the runners.
On a perfect summer's morning 121 runners completed the Sri Chinmoy Green Space 10K. Our course record was smashed by the winner: Malcolm Hicks from New Zealand finished in a breathtaking 29 minutes 41 seconds. Malcolm is training for the Berlin Marathon - so good luck Malcolm! Our next 10K is on October 27th. Congratulations to all the runners who took part today.
175 teams competed in this year's Battersea Relays. Congratulation to Highgate Harriers for storming in first with a team time of 13:25. Well done all teams!
On a beautiful evening in Battersea Park, with the summer heat abating a bit just in time for the start, 150 runners charged round the course dispelling the lazy early evening haze. Congratulations to all! Rick Weston brought it home in 15:37 for Serpentine, whilst Nicola Timmins of Tri London recorded 18:43 to place 1st Woman. Mike Mann narrowly missed his course record of last week in the Vet 70 category but still recorded an impressive 22:05
On a gorgeous summer evening in Battersea Park, 134 runners completed the 5K course. Serpentine RC took first and second place and Ellen Downs of Sale Harriers was the first lady home. Congratulations to all the runners.
The summer weather just keeps getting better and better. On a perfect summer evening, in the glorious environs of Battersea Park, 146 runners completed the Dashing Deer 5K. Sage Pearce-Higgins came in first in 15:57 followed closely by Jamie Seddon. Rachel Robinson was the first woman home in 17:12 - 9th place overall! We had 13 runners in the Men Vet 60 category and Cliff Collins (81 years of age) completed the course in 28:01. Congratulations to all who participated. We have a short break now, but in 3 weeks we will be back with more Monday evening races starting on Monday 16th July. On 30th July we have our annual 3 x 1 mile relay - so start forming a team!
On a perfect mid summer day, 141 runners crossed the finish line at the Sri Chinmoy 10K in Battersea Park. Nicholas Handley came in first in 32:15. Emma Houchell was the first lady in 35:31. Congratulations to all the runners!
While England were playing their first game in the World Cup, 135 runners turned up to run Sri Chinmoy Speedy Steeds 5K in Battersea Park. John McDonnell came in first in 15:26. Jackie Skinner was the first lady home in 17:55. Congratulations to all the runners!
On a warm sunny evening we started our summer series of Monday races. The Rapid Rabbit 5K attracted 248 runners. Sophie Harris from Belgrave Harriers set a new course record with 16.34!!!! Robel Bahlebi was the winner in 14.49. We had winners in the Vet 70 categories and Cliff Collins (81 years old) ran 28.49. Congratulations to all the runners!
On an overcast morning, in perfect conditions, 180 runners crossed the finish line in the Mad March 10K. Andy Maud won the race in 31.59. The Ladies race was well contested with Jackie Skinner winning one second ahead of Amy Clements. Jackie's time was 38.03. Well done to all the runners!
Our first race of 2018 was attended by 131 enthusiastic runners on a splendid Spring day. The sun was shining brightly as Hugo Blatge stormed into the finish chute in 33:30. Melissa Gibson won the Ladies race in 39:52. Our next race is a 10K on Saturday 24th March. See you there!
Our last race of 2017 was the Grizzly Bear 10K. On a chilly winter morning with clear skies and a bright sun, 187 runners completed the course in Battersea Park. Ed Auden was the winner in 33:02 and Kristina Randrup was the first Lady home in 39:28. Congratulations to Ellie Osmond, 15 years old, who finished in 41:51. Thank you to all the runners - see you in 2018.
On a blustery autumn day, 117 runners crossed the finish line in the Sri Chinmoy Golden Leaf 10K. Chris Greenwood ran a brave race out front on his own, finishing in 32:05. Alexandra Stuart-Smith was the first lady home in 42:51. Well done to all the runners! Our next 10K in London is on Sunday November 26th at 8.30am.
As the heavens gave a light spray to keep everyone cool, the final race in our Monday evening 2017 series began with a bumper field of 260 runners. World Championship inspiration seemed to speard to Battersea Park as every age group shone. From Zachariah Bridgeland storming home in 16.28 to claim first U16 boys and Rose Garrett flying through in 19.12 for first U16 girls, to Penny Elliot (1st V70W 25.50) and Cliff Collins (1st V80M 26.27) showing age is no barrier.
Thank you everyone who competed in our summer series, you gave us a great summer of racing splendour. Here's to 2018! But if you can't wait that long, do join us for 10K Saturday morning racing in October.
At the penultimate Monday evening race of 2017 - the Flying Falcon 5K - 183 intrepid runners crossed the finish line. It was a mild summer evening and conditions were perfect for a fast race. Jonny Hay set a new course record, crossing the finish line in 14:37! Stephanie Davis won the Ladies race, setting the second best time on this course of 16:50. Twelve year old Akira Edgson from Sale Harriers finished in 20:47. There was a great turn out in the Vet categories. Our last Monday evening race is next week on August 7th - a 5K - we look forward to seeing everyone there!
On a cool and cloudy evening 113 teams turned up to participate in the annual relay event and as usual there was a great atmosphere. Only Ful's and Horses (Duncan Lawrence, Nick Thomas and David Lawrence) stormed in to win in a scorching 14:12. All team results below - individual mile times included. Congratulations to all teams and all runners!
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