2016 Assembly League

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.

25 November 2015 IFS Senior Team Champions

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

3 September Assembly League 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

2 July Assembly League Results

The fourth race in the fortieth season was held last Thursday.  The men’s A team came second behind Kent AC while the B team came fifth in their competition and is in a tight squeeze between Lloyds and Vicky Park.  Alan Barnes came fourth overall and now has a twenty point lead in the men’s individual standings.

17 June 2015 Bridges Relay Results

These are the final results for the relay.   Apologies to to Peter Huck and Vincent Bolt for the mix up in the Men’s individual race and congratulations to Lucie Constance for her win in the Ladies’,  as well as to Run Fast and Highgate Harriers Ladies for their team wins.  We have two independent data files of finisher times and it became clear today that we had initially chosen the less precise file (much as toast always falls butter side down;-).   {We had a number of random joggers who decided to run into the finishing funnel and this caused spurious finish times to be snapped corrupting the data set.}

Also thanks to Tim Mead for providing some photographs of the event

4 June Assembly League Results

Some good results for the club on the 4th June Assembly League.  the men’s A team came second behind Serpies while the B team came third behind Serpies and Kent.  Halfway through the league the A team is in second place behind Kent while the B team is  is in fifth place.  Alan Barnes leads the men’s individual standings, here are the results.

17 June 2015 Bridges Relay is Full

We have reached the team entry limit for this year’s race and on-line entries are now closed.  It may be possible to squeeze a few more teams in if we get drops outs (as we usually do).  If you still want to enter please e-mail bridgesrelay@gmail.com.

16/17 May 2015 Green Belt Relay

A mixed team from the club competed in this year’s Green Belt Relay coming third overall and first in the mixed teams category.  Well done everyone a very creditable effort.  We have some pictures of the event here.    Congratulations to Alan Barnes, Jack Hillier, Matt Munro and Stephen Whitehead who won stages.  The full team results are here.