Hi Ladies,

We hope that everyone is healthy and is enjoying the return of running events.

It’s been a while since we had news of any events to pass on to you, but it seems like there are events beginning to be organised for the remainder of the summer and moving into autumn:

1. Wimbledon Dash 5k (Surrey County 5k Road Championships)

This takes place on Sunday 15 August in Wimbledon Park starting at 9am. Details and entry for the 5k can be found here: https://rm.sportsystems.co.uk/Register/100125/Meeting

Whilst it is a “County Championships” it is open to anyone, so please enter yourselves if you are interested in taking part.

2. Dash for the Splash

Taking place on the same day, Sunday 15August, is THH’s trail race on Wimbledon Common. Details and entry can be found here: http://www.dashforthesplash.com/

Might be a good warm-up for the cross-country season?

3. Surrey Road Relays

These are scheduled to take part on Saturday 4 September at Wimbledon Park track. These are usually a great team event where each runner does a 5km lap. We’ll be in touch shortly once entries are open.

4. Dates for this year’s Surrey Cross-Country League

Dates are known but timings and venues are still being arranged. We’d be grateful if you can all put the below dates in your diaries, and we will be in touch as more information is passed to us:

  • Saturday 16 October 2021
  • Saturday 13 November 2021
  • Saturday 15 January 2022
  • Saturday 19 February 2022

The Women’s and Men’s Cross-Country Leagues have now merged, which means that there is a chance that some of the above races will be at the same venues as the Men’s races. This will be great for being able to support each other without a trek across SW London.

5. Other Cross-Country dates

A few other Cross-Country dates have started to appear:

  • Saturday 9 October 2021 – Surrey Masters Cross Country – Morden Park
  • Saturday 20 November 2021 – London Cross Country Championships – Parliament Hill, tbc
  • Sunday 9 January 2022 – Surrey County Cross-Country Championships – Denbies, Dorking
  • Saturday 29 January 2022 – English Cross-Country Championships – Venue, tbc

Again, we’ll share details once more information is available.

Hopefully we’ll see you at a training session / parkrun / event soon. Let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Thanks, Chiara and Ella.


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