SUMMER RACES (seniors, under 20 and under 17)
These are listed on the Fixture Card
Track & Field
Rosenheim League (Men & Women)
Low key meeting on Wednesday evenings, all fairly local - all abilities welcome, with non-scoring races for all who come.
Just turn up on the night and pay £2 for a number. First events at 6.45.
Track events: 100m. 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m (every fixture) plus one hurdles event and four field events. For timetable plus list of events please go to
Southern League (Men)
We are in Division 1 Central of this league. This is a higher level of competition than the Rosenheim League, but non scorers are welcome (free). You can just turn up on the day, but it would be appreciated if you contact Phil Hartnett or Paul Mitchell beforehand - they might need you for a scoring event!
For full details, timetables etc. see; http://www.southernmensleague.org.uk/index.htm
Southern League (Women)
We are in Division 1 of this league. Details on http://www.swtfl.co.uk/home.html
We are always in need of distance runners for this league!! Non-scorers are allowed.
Road and Country Races (Men & Women)
Road races are always open to all abilities. The most important races for SLH are the Surrey Road League races including the Elmore 7 (which we organise). These are listed on the fixture cards. You need to enter these individually via the race website which will give further details. Note that these MAY be oversubscribed, so enter as early as possible.
The SLH organised 10km informal cross country races on the last Thursday of May, June and July are run on Farthing Downs, 7.30 start. All abilities welcome. You can enter on the night at the SLH clubhouse, or get a reduced fee if you enter all three in advance. Entry form here.
For more details about all these events, please contact someone on the appropriate section of the Contacts page on this website.
Great Track and Field Start for U15 Girls
Coulsdon’s U15 girls have got off to a great start as the 2015 track season gets underway. At Hercules Wimbledon Open meeting on 12th April Amelia Clark took 2 seconds off her 800m personal best to finish in 1st place in 2mins 30.43 secs. At the SLAN meeting on 18th April Jessica Gouveia-Slatter smashed her high jump p.b. extending it 8cm to 1.38 metres. The SLAN meeting also saw Eve Charrosin make her debut for the club running in the 200m and then the medley relay. Ella Price had a fantastic day and recorded three p.b.s representing SLH in the Southern Womens League match at Lee Valley on 25th April. Ella threw the javelin 19m 68cm , she long jumped to 4m 20cm and added 5 cm to her high jump best by clearing 1.30m. All of this followed a 100m p.b. at the Hercules Wimbledon meeting of 14.26 secs. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the season pans out for these talented athletes.
London Mini Marathon (Girls)
Our U13 girls running for the borough of Croydon did very well in the London Mini-Marathon on Sunday. Running the last 3 miles of the course the Croydon team finished 10th out of the 32 boroughs taking part. Amelia Clark was the 2nd Croydon athlete in finishing in 62nd place in 20.36. Jessica Goveia-Slatter was the next Croydon finisher in 79th position with Megan Lawrence the next in 104th place in 21.32. Mary Kate Flynn running for Sutton finished 121st in 21.57 and Li-Norah Flynn also running for Sutton finished 158th in 22.50.
London Mini Marathon (Boys)
SLH juniors had good representation in the minimarathon last weekend, with 13 boys running in the 3 age groups and representing four different London boroughs. The event, run over the last miles of the main course, is split into 2 separate but simultaneous races. The Borough race is for athletes from the 33 London Boroughs and the Regional Race is competed by the best 6 runners from each of the 12 UK regions and forms the British Junior Road Championships. The top 4 Borough race finishers score for London in the Regional race.
U13 - With SLH making up 2/3’s of the Croydon scoring team, Tom Porter was their first runner home (18:20 - 43rd place), followed by Harry Smith (18:25 - 49th), Callum Mackinnon Smith (19:26 - 118th) and Oliver Anderson (19:49 - 137th), all of whom scored for Croydon, securing them 14th team place. For Sutton, Callum Hockley was their 2nd scorer in 18:23 (48th) with Sam Sheppard 4th scorer in 18:55 (81st). Sam did particularly well as he battled a 2 week old calf strain, but was determined to complete the race in order to secure over £700 of sponsorship he had raised. They both contributed to Sutton’s 4thteam place. Oliver Pope ran for Southwark finishing in 19:45 - 133rd, helping them secure 6th place.
U15 - Laurie Pope ran well for Southwark, finishing 8th overall in the Borough race, in a time of 16:08. He was Southwark’s first scorer home, but unfortunately their team was incomplete. Henry Stiff ran for Croydon, finishing in 18:28 (100th) as 2nd scorer for Croydon U15’s, who finished 28th.
U17 - In his last minimarathon, Will Bardsley ran for Bromley and finished 3rd in the Borough race in 15:18 and thereby also scored in the Regional race, placing 37th and helped London secure the 6th team place in the Regional competition. Twins James and Alex Lyne ran for Croydon, with James finishing 7th overall in the Borough race in 15:36, a great performance, especially since he has another year in the same age bracket next year. Alex, in his first minimarathon, also ran well and finished in 17:30 (82nd), helping Croydon secure 2ndteam place. Ben Clark ran for Sutton, 18:43 – 131st helping them to secure 12th place.
SURREY INDOOR CHAMPS
There were some excellent performances by our athletes over the weekend at the Surrey Indoor Championships held at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton.
Alisha Reid in her first Championship took a silver medal in the U13 girls 60m running 8.48 and took gold in the long jump with 3.96.
Ethan Murray looked back to his best taking the gold medal in the U15 boys 60m in 7.56.
His brother Brandon did very well to makethe final of the U20mens 60m where he finished 5th in 7.35.
The throwers all looked really good and proved that their winter training has gone well.
Tom Bullen took the gold medal in the senior mens shot with a throw 12.26. Nathan Fergus took silver in the U20mens shot with a throw of 12.53. Calum O’Neill took gold in the U17mens shot with 11.68, and Phillip Bartlett was 2nd in the U15 boys shot with a throw of 11.76. Well done to our athletes and we look forward to seeing them compete in the coming track and field season.