Winter is Coming...


I hope you have had a relaxing summer. I am sure that you have noticed that the summer nights are slowly starting to close in, that can only mean one thing - the cross country season is on the horizon! It is time to start sharpening up the training, get down for as many club nights as you can and put in a few miles. Before the cross country starts, we have the Surrey Road Relays at Wimbledon Park on Saturday 15th September at midday. This annual event is terrific fun, it attracts all standards and is always sunny and very well supported by Dorking members. It is a relay event, with each runner completing a three mile lap - this is a great team event with a real sense of camaraderie. There are various categories of races for the different age groups, I have pasted full details below. The club will cover the entry fees, so it will cost you nothing - please let us know if you can race and we will try to enter a record number of teams! Ladies, please email Lou, Ladies Team Captain, <louise.ionascu@yahoo.com> to let her know that you can run and confirm your age category and Gents, please drop me a line <bruceharrold@hotmail.co.uk>, again confirming your availability and age category.

Course Map Saturday 15th September 2018, Wimbledon Park. Start 12 noon CLUB VESTS MUST BE WORN 6 x 3 Miles* – Senior Men, 4 x 3 Miles* – Veteran Men Over 40, Veteran Men Over 50 4 x 3 Miles* – Senior Women, Veteran Women Over 35 3 x 3 Miles* – Veteran Men Over 60 3 x 3 Miles* – Veteran Women Over 45 * Approximate distance, starting and finishing on the athletic track in Wimbledon Park And as a footnote the dates and venues for the Cross country league have recently been confirmed and are listed below, so please block these dates out in your diary. Men's League Saturday October 13 Roundshaw (Croydon Airport) 3pm Hosts Collingwood/Tadworth

Saturday November 10 Epsom Downs 3pm Hosts West 4 Harriers/ Epsom Oddballs/Holland Sports/ Vets AC

Saturday January 12 Oxshott Woods 2.30pm Hosts Elmbridge

Saturday February 9 Lloyd Park Croydon 12.30 Hosts Vets AC/Holland Sports AC

Lady's league MATCH 1 @ 13:00 PM - 13TH OCTOBER - Venue TBC MATCH 2 @ 11:00 AM - 10TH NOVEMBER - Venue TBC MATCH 3 @ 13:00 PM - 12TH JANUARY - Venue TBC MATCH 4 @ 11:00 AM - 9TH FEBRUARY - Venue TBC. And other autumn/winter races for women and men mixed SOUTH OF ENGLAND RELAYS - 23RD SEPTEMBER / CRYSTAL PALACE SURREY VETS CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY 20TH OCT/ RICHMOND PARK PRIORY RELAYS - SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER / REIGATE PARK. SOUTH OF THAMES (5M) - SATURDAY 15TH NOVEMBER - VENUE TBC SOUTH OF THAMES (7M) - SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER - BECKENHAM PLACE PARK. HOLLY RUN - SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER SURREY XC CHAMPIONSHIPS - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED JAN 2019 SOUTH OF ENGLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. DATE TBC JAN 2019 CROSS COUNTRY NATIONALS. DATE TBC FEB 2019 Many Thanks Bruce Men's team captain