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!
On a cool summer day after a night of torrential rain 111 runners competed in the Sri Chinmoy Green Space 10K. Paul Cheetham from Barnes Runners won the race in 34:06. Marta Bagnati was the first Lady home in 37:11. Congratulations to all the runners!
On a warm and fairly humid evening 182 intrepid runners crossed the finish line in the Sri Chinmoy Siver Starling 5K. Alex Davy was first home in 15:59 with Chris Thomas and Jonny Earl not far behind. Sophie Sheldrake was the first woman home in 18:08. There were eight men in the Vet 70 category which was won by 81 year old Cliff Collins. Penny Elliott, age 74, finished in 26:36. Congratulations to all the runners. Next week are the Battersea Relays - a 3 x 1 mile relay. Make sure you have a team. If you don't, just turn up early on the night and we can form teams from individual runners.
On a sultry summer morning with cloud cover and a breeze 140 ryunners completed the Sri Chinmoy Mid Summer 10K in Battersea park. There was a strong lead pack and David Jordan crossed the finish line first in 33:21. Marta Bagnati and Rose Harvey led the Ladies race - Marta winning in 37:26. Congratulations to all the runners!
On a very warm evening Xavier Gruot from France was the first runner to cross the finish line in 16.22. Jane Vongvorachoti was the first Woman in 18.05. Congratulations to all the runners!
On a very pleasant summer evening Andy greeneaf emerged from a very fast lead pack to win in 15:11. Lucy Reid won the Ladies race in 16:54. Congratulations to all the runners!
Congratulations to everyone for braving the heavy rain and storming through the first 5K race of our Monday night race series! We promise better weather on other Monday evenings this year (fingers crossed!) Jonathan Poole of Serpentine led the field and came home in 15.05, matching the best time we've seen in the past 3 years. Whilst Clapham Chasers made it a one-two in the women's race with Rachel Baker edging out her team mate Heidi Marks in 18.22. There were no photos taken last night but we will get that sorted for next week's race.
Despite several attempts at April Fools Day pranks, the race today went very smoothly. It was a glorious Spring day and the sun came out to bless all the runners. Bryn Reynolds ran a 33:31 to win the race and Ula Cartwright-Finch won the Ladies race in 38:52. Well done to everyone - see you in early June for the start of our Monday evening summer series of races!
Our first race of 2017 - the Sri Chinmoy Mad March 10K - saw 113 runners complete the fast course in Battersea Park. Congratulations to Richard Gregory who stormed in ahead of the pack to win in 32:49. Elissa Morris flew in from the Isle of Man to win the Ladies Race in 37:28. Our next race is the Fools Paradise 10K in Battersea Park on 1st April. See you soon!
On a clear and crisp autumn day 214 runners crossed the finish line on the fast course in Battersea Park. Tony Payne ran a brave race out front to win in 31.47. Lisa Rooney was the first Lady in, in 39.11. Congratulations to everyone!