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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by Friday 20 October whether you plan to run the Inter-Financial Services Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 22 November for the Stock Exchange.
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.
Some photos of the event can be found here
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 results can be found here
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.
Due to roadworks on the usual course the 2016 event had to be switched to the footpath by the O2 Dome. These are the final results for the event.
As of 25 May we have had 81 entries out of a field limit of 140 open and 40 ladies teams. If you want to enter we recommend entering soon. The race has sold out well before its official close in the last few years.
The results from the first race of the 2016 are here. Some fine runs from Simon Wurr, Alan Barnes, Ben Reynolds aided by Andy Weir gave us second place on the night behind Kent AC. The B team came in in fifth place and so the League starts another year.