The club put out a squad of Simon M, Matt M, Jeff C, Chris B, Andy C, Andy M, Gaby R, Bryn R, Karen E, Jack B, James W assisted by Andy C, Martin W and Greg S in this year’s relay. The team came second in the mixed category with stage wins from Jeff, Andy, Gaby and Jack in dry warm to hot conditions. As usual the relay had its friendly competitive atmosphere with its largest field ever. The logistics and navigation was smooth with only a few bumps in the road. Pictures of the race may be seen here.
The 2018 race will be held at 19:30 on 20 June 2018 on the Albert Embankment. See the invite here for more detail. We will be trying Greg’s real-time race timing software for the first time which will hopefully enable us to text finishers with their details just after they complete the course and publish draft complete results later that evening.2018 Bridges Relay
Here are the dates and venues for the 2018 League.
Apr 5 Assembly League Beckenham Place Park 19:15
May 3 Assembly League Victoria Park, Hackney
Jun 7 Assembly League Battersea Park
Jul 5 Assembly League Tottenham Marshes (details to follow)
Aug 2 Assembly League Victoria Park, Hackney
Aug 30 Assembly League Beckenham Place Park 19:15
The races start at 19:30 unless otherwise indicated. Contact Alan or any of the committee for more details
The club fielded a strong A squad for the 2017 Inter Financial Services Cross Country race on Wednesday 22 November in Richmond Park. The A team of Andy Weir, Jack Brotchie, Sean Fitzpatrick and Alex Hobley came second to Nat West by a single point and Andy also claimed first place in the Vet 40 competition. The Ladies competition was dominated by HSBC and everyone enjoyed the hospitality of the Bank of England Sports and Social club afterwards
Encouraged by the post race refreshment a lively squad of eight also entered the ‘six person to a team’ pub quiz and duly won, lubricated by numerous jugs of ale.
The Bank of England have invited the Stock Exchange to run at their usual cross country race on Saturday if you are interested. Nice but challenging course up and around the White House. Please let me know if you might run and I can inform the Bank. I may be running or marshalling myself.
15:00 on 4th November in Richmond Park. The race will be 5 miles against other local clubs. It is very informal and the standard is not high.
The meeting place is the Bank of England Sports Club (Bank Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JQ) where there are changing facilities. From there it is a 5 minute jog to the race start, close to Roehampton Gate (straight on through the gate and then just on the left after the bridge over the brook). After the race we have our traditional tea.
VENUE: Richmond Park
CHANGING FACILITIES: Bank of England Sports Club
Priory Lane, Roehampton, London
(Please note that the Club can only be accessed from Bank Lane) Facilities available from 1.00pm
NEAREST STATION: Barnes Trains depart from Waterloo (platforms 16‑19) approximately every 10 minutes
START TIME: 14.15 (womens – short course race), 15.00 (mens – long course race)
SHORT COURSE: 3½ miles approximately (one lap)
LONG COURSE: 5¾ miles approximately (two laps)
TEAM EVENTS: Women’s team event (short course)
3 to score from a team of 6
Men’s team event (long course)
4 to score from a team of 6
A hot meal (pie, chips, beans) is included in the entry fee (courtesy of the Inter Financial Services Athletic Association) and bar facilities are available after the race.
Please could you let Andy Mac (Andrew.McLauchlan@gcpuk.com) and myself Alan (alan.barnes
The club held its annual supper on 28 September 2017 at its traditional venue the Old Doctor Butlers Head in combination with Ravens.
As usual a very lively event with prize givings and a raffle which raised £560, to be donated to charities nominated by the two clubs.
The 2017 Assembly League finished with the customary meet at Beckenham Sports Club. The SEAC men’s A team came third behind Kent and Vicky Park Harriers while the B team came fourth after Kent, Vicky Park and Dulwich.
On an individual basis Jim Allchin came second in the senior men while Ben Reynolds won the M50 category.
The race this year will be held on Wednesday 21 June starting at 19:30 on the Albert Embankment as usual. Early entry is advised as the race sells out before its closing date. The race is a 2.3mile relay for teams of either 3 Ladies or 4 Men/mixed teams.
The first race of the 2017 season will be at Beckenham Cricket Club on 6 April 2017.