Following the statement from the Prime Minister yesterday England Athletics has issued a statement today advising that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions be suspended until at least the end of April. GGAC will be following that advice with immediate effect.
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GGAC run Holiday Courses open to waiting list children, younger club members and any child, within the course age range, who would like to come and try athletics.
Age ranges are from School year 5 to school year 9
Our dates for 2020 are:
FEBRUARY Half-Term: Friday 21st Indoor SPORTSHALL COURSE
EASTER COURSE: 2 day course Tues/Wed 7th & 8th APRIL at Spectrum track.
MAY Half-Term: 1 day course Wednesday 27th May at Spectrum Track.
Twelve Guildford runners competed in the Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships held on the undulating parkland course at Morden Park on Saturday.
In the F35 category Amy-Jo Clarke (4th), Cecilia Siruffo (5th) and Michelle Collins (10th) picked up team silver medals, with Sarah Fiddes providing excellent backup in 14th. In her first cross country race since school days, Beth Davies finished a very strong 10th in the F45 category. Susanna Harrison picked up our first gold medal of the day with a clear victory in the F55 race.
A record seven GGAC teams competed in the Priory Relays on Saturday afternoon. As is becoming a habit recently, the teams came away with several prizes.
The men's A team of Tom Foster, Sam Begg, Matt McDaniel and Andrew Crooks narrowly missed an overall win, but finished well clear of 3rd place. The team's second place was matched by Tom also taking the second fastest leg of the day.
Surrey Bruce Judd Relay - 26th October
Amazing results for GGAC:
U13 - 1st ( Tabitha Brown, Robin Simons, Arabella Wilson)
U15 - 1st (Jemima Bowen, Christina Kirkby, Katie Sakaria) - Katie received fastest lap medal
U17W - 1st (Phoebe Matravers, Suzy Lecoutre, Della Sakaria) - Suzy received fastest lap medal
Congratulations to Ali Smith who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Para Championships in Dubai in form the 7th to the 15th of November.
It was Ali, who in March this year, presented the awards at our Presentation evening. We wish her the very best of luck in Dubai.
Congratulations to Hannah Irwin on being selected to compete for England in the International 10k road race against the Celtic countries and other European nations in Rennes on October 10th.
South of England Road Relays - 22nd September
Congratulations to our athletes who took part in the South of England Road Relays on 22nd September at Crystal Palace. Our U13G team was placed 6th, U15G (A team) 6th and U15G (B team) 31st and U17W team 14th. Unfortunately, the U17M team ran as an incomplete team but after 3 legs they were in 4th position overall. Well done to GGAC runners who competed.
European Masters Athletics Championships in Venice Italy Sept 2019
GGAC also had Louise Wood at the European Masters Championships in Italy.
The weather on the Friday evening was hideous. Torrential rain and no cover for the entire competition which lasted over 1hr 40mins. In very difficcult conditions and a less that perfectly organnised competition, it was very diffcult to maintain concentration.
On a warm sunny afternoon, a large squad of GGAC runners took on 26 other Surrey-based clubs in the County Road Relay Championships held at Wimbledon Park.
With each leg comprising of just under 3miles, including a sharp climb up past the famous tennis courts of SW19, the Guildford teams were keen to put in a strong performance in the build up to the Southern Road Relays later in the month.