As it is World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October 2020 , our Mental Health Champion, Lewis Saunders, is planning a #RunAndTalk event on this day as endorsed by England Athletics. A #RunAndTalk event is where people from the local community can come together and have a run and chat. For some it might be a rare opportunity to get out and exercise in the company of others. If… Read More »World Mental Health Day – Sat 10 Oct #RunandTalk
Becky Chinnick has given notice that she intends to step down from the Committee as Membership Secretary. On behalf of all Club members I would like to thank Becky for the fantastic job she has done and for all the support she has given to me and the Committee, particularly during the introduction of the online membership system. We will miss her cheerful, good humoured presence at meetings! Becky’s departure… Read More »Membership Secretary
Jonathan has been training hard for this year’s virtual GNR and invites all Club members to come out and support him or run along with him at Minchinhampton on 13 Sep. Jonathan will complete the first 6.55 miles on his FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike at his bungalow and will then set off in his wheelchair at approx 13:30 from Ricardo Rd to complete the Half Marathon with a 6.55… Read More »Jonathan Brough to tackle virtual Great North Run
Congratulations to Tom Mortimer who ran a superb race wearing his Stroud vest to win the bronze medal at the British National Championships at Manchester on Saturday. Going into the race he was ranked 16th out of 16 runners. Championship track racing in the longer events is not like pace maker races or road races, there are tactics and sudden changes of pace which tire you quickly and each athlete… Read More »Bronze for Tom!
While most of us were enjoying a sunny Bank Holiday weekend, Sabrina Pace-Humphreys was out there adding another ultra challenge to her impressive record! Starting from Chipping Campden she completed the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way non-stop in approx 30 hours. Congratulations Sabrina!
On Friday 21 July Tom Mortimer travelled to London to compete in what turned out to be very highly class event. The conditions were wet, cold and windy so not ideal for fast times, but the results told another story! Tom already had the 5000m qualifying time for the British Olympic trial in June, but to limit numbers the time was reduced significantly for the rearranged Sept championships. However, with… Read More »Tom Mortimer sets 3000m Club record at Bromley Invitational
Congratulation to Annie Testar who returned from holiday to collect her A-Level results, and also received an invitation too compete at the British Championships to be held in Manchester on the 4th/5th September. This will be live on BBC One. The Women 800m heats will be held on the evening of the 4 Sep, race time yet to be confirmed.To put this into context Annie is the only county track… Read More »Annie Testar qualifies for the British Championships 2020
The latest changes to official guidance give us an opportunity to plan a safe return to restricted group training and activities at the Club, although Archway School remains off-limits to us until September at the earliest. Jo Stevenson has volunteered to co-ordinate a small working party, including Nikki Owen, Ian Cutler, Ryan Major and me, to draw up a Club plan and Risk Assessments to guide our safe return. We… Read More »Latest Guidance from England Athletics – Step 3 July 2020
As part of the process to resume Club training and activities we are looking for a volunteer (preferably with experience in health and safety in a professional or volunteer setting) to join a small team and co-ordinate our COVID-19 plan. If you can help, please contact Jim Adams (email@example.com) for further information.
Our sport is the most diverse sport globally, however British Athletics recognises as an organisation we don’t fully reflect the athletes who win our medals in a GB vest. This fact is being addressed in line with our Diversity Action Plan, to make change, but in light of the recent George Floyd tragedy, this is the time we need to engage with our athletics family and have a conversation about… Read More »British Athletics: “Lets Talk About Race”