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ESAA 2019 Championships

GGAC SUCCESS AT ENGLISH SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

There were some fantastic performances by our GGAC athletes at the English Schools Championships on 11th and 12th July in Birmingham.

In middle distance, Suzy Lecoutre won gold in the Inter Girls 800m in 2.11.78 (PB). Suzy will now represent England at the Schools International Championships on 20th July.  Katie Sakaria placed 3rd In the Junior Girls 800m in 2.11.80 (PB) and Jemima Bowen came 7th in the Junior Girls 1500m in 4.40.09 (PB).

SAL 13th July

Southern Athletic League Meeting 4.  Carshalton, July 13th 2019.

 The Club's senior team managed to keep themselves well in the hunt for promotion in the Southern Athletic League when they won their fourth match of the season by more than 50 points. They were competing at Carshalton against Horsham Blue star, St Mary's Richmond and Lewes.

Vitality 10,000

A warm and sunny Bank Holiday Monday welcomed a team of 21 Gees into the capital for the ever-popular Vitality 10,000.

 

The tone for the race had been set the day before where George Dollner and Chloe Crossman had exceptional runs in their Westminster Mile races. Finishing 2nd overall in the rankings in times of 4:23 and 5:02 respectively. 

 

In the 10k, Hannah Irwin had the run of the day finishing 23rd in the ladies field in 34:59 - whilst not quite a PB, Hannah was still pleased with her performance;

 

Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon

Sunday the 5th of May saw round 1 of the 2019 Surrey Road League kick off with the Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon.  With the race starting at 08:30, it’s a pretty punchy start for a Sunday, but it was a beautiful morning and about 20 degrees cooler than last year’s race, game on!The race was started by our own Ben Evans, he was warmly welcomed by the waiting runners

London Marathon

After scorching hot temperatures last year, the weather was considerably better for runners this year and offered up cool breezy conditions for the 2019 London Marathon.  There were 16 GGAC athletes running this year, a great turn-out with some brilliant performances.  

Brighton Marathon 10K Road Race

This past weekend saw a number of Gees head down to the sunny south coast to take on the Brighton 10k. The event organisers had lined up an incredibly fast field and the runners did not disappoint once the gun sounded. 

In good running conditions, but for a little wind, 6 runners broke 29 minutes with Nick Goolab setting a new course record, breaking the tape in 28:22

Guildford’s John Sanderson backed up last weekends performance at the National Road Relays, coming home in 16th place in a new PB of 29:46

National 12-stage Road Relays

This past weekend saw the Senior Men make their first trip to the iconic Sutton Park for the National 12-stage Road Relays.

Following a successful showing at the Southern 12-stage Road Relays in Milton Keynes last month, the Gees qualified for this historic event that features some of the best clubs in the country. 

Almost perfect conditions greeted the team on arrival with only a mild wind to contend with as well as the ‘undulating’ lap around Sutton Park and a number of ferociously competitive teams.