Dear All,

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and is raring to go for 2018. It was wonderful to see so many people running up at Polesden Lacey on New Year’s Eve - thanks to Dave for getting things organised.

A few things to update you all on.

Edinburgh Marathon - Club place

Congratulations to Gayle Banks for being the lucky name pulled out in draw for the free club entry to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Hope all the training goes well Gayle!

Surrey XC Champs - Sunday 7 January

Good luck to everyone who’s competing in the County Champs at Denbies next Sunday. If you’re not running, please come along to cheer on the hardy souls who are braving the hills. It all starts at 10.50am with the U13 girls and the last race is the Senior Men at 1.45pm - the full schedule can be found here:

Also, if anyone can spare a couple of hours to help marshall during the day, that would be much appreciated. If you are able to do this, please drop Peter Crawshaw a line at

Surrey Cross Country League - Saturday 13 January

After a break in December, the Surrey XC League resumes on 13 January - full details will be sent out shortly by the team captains but please make a note of the times and locations of the races as follows:

Junior Girls U15/U17: Wimbledon Common - 12.00 noon start

Junior Girls U13: Wimbledon Common - 12.30pm start

Women: Wimbledon Common - 1.00pm start

Junior Boys U13/U15/U17: Cousldon - 2.30pm start

Men: Beckenham Park - 3.00pm start

More details, together with the latest standings in the league, are on the Surrey League website:

MABAC - Sunday 14 January

The first MABAC of the year will take place in Windsor Park on 14 January - further details to follow but don’t forget to put the MABAC website ( in your favourites!

100 parkruns

Finally, a big congratulations to John Barron who completed his 100th parkrun on New Year’s Day - rather than wait until it was a pleasantly sunny day on a bone dry course, John clearly decided he’d celebrate the milestone in a course that was something of a mudbath, especially once the rain started!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year with all sorts of running success,


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