The next races on the track take place this Wednesday 4th. December and are open to all Under 17, Under 20 and Senior athletes. Why not come along for either a 800m or 1500m timed race? Full details.
SLH train on the track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm. Come along and have a go. All abilities and ages welcome. We would also welcome any coaches or potential coaches especially for field events and jumps.
Please remember to use the MEADOW HILL entrance to access the track. Parking available inside the gates.
SLH member's Season tickets can be purchased on line - get yours now! Pay by Paypal and collect your season ticket at the Track. Family rates are available on request.
We are grateful to our funders:
London Marathon Trust
Mayor of London Fund
Football Foundation (Surrey FA)
Coulsdon Cluster of Schools
Coulsdon West Residents Assoc.
The AGM will be at 7.30pm on Friday 6th. December 2013. Read the Agenda here. There are some proposed minor changes to the Rules & Regulations that involve the representatation of the club on the Management Committee of Track Coulsdon. The present Rules can be seen in "About Us" tab and the proposed rules can be seen here. The minutes of last year's AGM were published in the Spring Gazette. It would be nice to see a few new faces at the AGM so come along at 7pm for wine and cheese before the meeting.
South of the Thames Championships
Streatham Common proved a challenging course for the South of the Thames Junior. Billed as a 5 miler, this turned into a 6 mile slog over 3 laps of a muddy, slippy course. A good turnout from our men and women with gutsy performances from everyone. Special mentions to Dan Gillett and Rachel Coe O'Brien , our first male and female finishers, and to Tanya who did not feel well but finished the course. Results to follow, photos in the gallery.
Anne Roden reports on the recent events:
It was a busy weekend for our young athletes with the Bruce Judd Cross Country Relays on Saturday 26th. Octoberat Stoke Park Guildford, and the first Sportshall fixture of the season at the Spectrum Guildford on Sunday 27th.
The relays went well with the U17 teams stealing the show with some great performances. The U17 girls took bronze medals. They were led off by Tessa Billups who handed over to Keauna Phillips-Darko and Amy Billups then ran a storming third leg to bring us home in 3rd place. Amy just missed out on running the fastest lap by 1 second from an Aldershot athlete. The boys A team were also third with William Bardsley leading them off, Sam Townsend taking over on the 2nd leg, and Tom Holden running an amazing last lap to bring us home in 3rd place. Tom ran the fastest time of the day and it was an unofficial course record. The B team were led off by Nathan Inkster who had a great run to finish in 2nd place but as his clearance does not come into force until the 1st November he had to run as a non- scorer. Nathans time was the 4th fastest of the day. Patrick Bew took over on the 2nd leg and the team were brought home in 9th place by Chad Barrett. The U15 girls team of Georgia Holden, Lili Collins and Amelia Stiff just missed out on medals finishing in 4th place. Kaeli Zonfrillo our sole 2nd team survivor ran a strong first lap. The U15 boys A team finished in 9th place with Laurie Pope leading them off and running a great leg and recording the 9th fastest time in the U15 category. Michael Simmons ran well as did Henry Stiff on the last leg. The B team finished in 15th place with Conor Watmough running a great leg, Scott Bedford taking over on the 2nd leg and Ben Clark running strongly on the third leg. The U13 boys A team of Gianluca Ercolano, Daniel Hodgson and Ben Brant were always in the hunt for medals but just missed out finishing in 7th place. Gianluca ran the 9th fastest time in this age category. The B team finished in 15th place with Oliver Pope leading them off, and handing over to Thomas Rea who despite twisting his ankle during the race managed to finish the leg to hand over to Oliver Zonfrillo who ran a great last leg for the team. Laurie Bedford ran a good first leg for our incomplete C team. The U13 girls A team of Saffron Tuck, Amelia Clark and Jessica Goveia-Slatter finished in 16th place with our very young B team of Peggy Winterborn, Megan Lawrence and Amy Beattie finishing in 20th place. Peggy despite having to run as a non-scorer due to being only 10 ran an amazing leg to be our fastest U13 girl and was 18th fastest overall in the U13 category.
The next day we were at the Spectrum Leisure Centre for the first Sportshall fixture. We had 3 complete U13 girls teams and only one boy Tom Laing. It is always difficult to get the U13 boys out due to football matches on Sunday mornings, but the fact it was also half term meant it was even more difficult for this fixture. The girls all had a great time with the A team finishing 6th, the B team finishing 9th and the C team finishing 14th out of 22 teams. The individual results can be seen on the Surrey County website. Thanks to all the athletes and their parents for their support and special thanks to those athletes that came on both days.
The Gibb Cup
Ryan Evans won the Gibb Cup, our 5 mile XC championship, today, 26th. October. This was the centenary of the first time the Gibb was run at Coulsdon and 43 finishers celebrated with a special tea at the clubhouse. First woman home and the winner of the "other Gibb Cup" was Rachel Coe O'Brien. Second and third men were Neil Reissland and Pat Canavan, with Phyllis Flynn and Natalie Gentry taking the womens' silver and bronze. The cup was presented to Ryan by past President Ferdie Gilson who won the trophy in 1957. Thanks to all our marshals and officials and to Rose Burtwell for the tea and cakes. Results are under XC and photos in the Gallery.