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.
The 2016 Bridges Relay will be held on Wednesday 22 June. More details will be available shortly.
The 2016 Assembly League fixtures have been announced. The races are;
Thursday 7 April 2016 Beckenham 19:15 (3 miles)
Thursday 5 May 2016 Victoria Park 19:30 (3.5 miles)
Thursday 2 June 2016 Battersea Park 19:30 (5km)
Thursday 7 July 2016 North Greenwich Dome 19:30 (3 miles)
Thursday 4 August 2016 Victoria Park 19:30 (3.5 miles)
Thursday 1 September 2016 Beckenham 19:15 (3 miles)
Women’s teams are now four ladies.
On 25 November the annual Inter Financial Services Cross Country Championships was held in Richmond Park hosted as usual by the Bank of England. Despite a number of members running for their company teams a senior team of Alan Barnes (2nd), Matt Munro (10th), David Evans (22nd) and Kevin Tilley (34th) won the senior men’s team. Julius Baer had two men in the first three but yet again the race showed that it is the strength of the squad that determines the outcome of a team race. Also, good to see Nationwide returning to a position of strength coming second with Barclays beating Lloyds/Ravens by a single point to snatch third place. Here is a link to the results
The 3rd of September was the last in the 2015 Assembly League, the fortieth year of the League. As usual it was hosted by Beckenham Running Club at the Foxgrove Road Sports Club. The men’s A Team came second on the day driven by a second place by Ben Reynolds (M50!) and Alan Barnes in fourth. While the men’s B Team manged fourth place.
With the League completed the men’s A Team came second overall behind Kent AC while the B Team came sixth. Individually Alan Barnes comfortably won the senior men’s title while Ben Reynolds came second in the M50 class despite only running three races (the league takes each runner’s best five scores).
Here are the results