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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).
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.
With effect from 1 July 2019, the business and assets of the unincorporated club, Guildford & Godalming Athletic Club, have been transferred to a company limited by guarantee: Guildford & Godalming Athletic Club Limited (Company Registration Number 11743302).
Success at Surrey Schools Championships , Saturday, June 8th 2019
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;
The Club returned from a successful weekend at the Surrey County Championships, held at Kingsmeadow stadium, with 15 gold medals, 18 silver and 10 bronze.
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
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.
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