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Surrey County Cross Country Championships, 7 January 2017

Surrey County Cross Country Championships - Lloyd Park, Croydon

There were lots of very good results this weekend starting with Daniel winning the senior South of England 1500m title in a indoor PB of 3.55.91.
At the Surrey Cross Country Champs at Lloyd park Guildford came away with 4 sets of team medals, 4 indivilual medals and 6 athletes selected for the National inter counties. Results as follows:

Surrey Ladies league on the 15th October 2016 at Nonsuch Park

We had a good turn out of U13 girls with Suzi Lecoutre coming home in 3rd place followed by Millie Cant in 6th, Phoebe Matravers in 11th, Della Sakaria in 17th, Eliza Sutton in 18th, Isabel Bull in 23rd followed by Jodie M in 32nd, all in the top half of the field. The team came 2nd to Herne Hill Harriers.

In the U15 girls race, Olivia was also 3rd with Ellie 6th and a very good run by Aoife in 16th place. The team finished 3rd.

Surrey Combined Events, Steeplechases and Relay Championships

The Club had a successful weekend at the Surrey Combined Events Steeplechases and Relays Championships at Carshalton at the weekend.  Out of the six club teams entered for the relays five returned to Guildford with gold medals and one with silver and all four women's teams set Championship Best performances.  In the individual events the medal tally was three gold, one silver and one bronze and there was one Championship Best performance.

Success in Rio for Georgina Hermitage

Georgina Hermitage the Guildford and Godalming athlete representing GB in the Paralympics in Rio smashed her own world record when running in the final of the 100m T38 category on Friday. In the heats on Thursday she equalled her record with a time of 13.39 but in the final she was on fire and won in 13.13s.  She runs in the 400m final on Tuesday September 13th at 2.15 pm - not a convenient time for most people but hopefully they will show it again in the evening. and the 4 x 100m relay later this week.

Success at Sainsbury's UK School Games

The Sainsbury UK School Games is an annual mini Olympic style event where more than 1600 athletes from the Under 17 age group compete in twelve sports.  This year the event took place at Loughborough.

Athletics is one of the sports and there are seven teams in the competition.- N. Ireland, Scotland, Midlands, North East England, North West England, South East England and South West England.  One representative from each area is chosen for each event.

Georgina is on her way to Rio

Club member Georgina Hermitage has left England for Rio where she will be competing in the Paralympic Games. She is competing in the T37 category and she will have heats of the 100m on Thursday, September 8th and hopefully a final on Friday. On Monday 12th she will have heats of the 100m with again hopefully a final on Tuesday13th. She is then due to be a member of the 4 x 100m relay team.


The girls U17/15/13 team came out on top in the Lily B cup meeting held at Epsom on Saturday. We had finished second to Kingston and Polytechnic Harriers in the 3 meeting summer league but managed to have our revenge in the Cup. It was very much a team effort and valuable points were gathered by people obligingly filling gaps in the scoring team. There were also some good results in the non- scoring events.