Chelmsford AC's "Miles of Miles"

Chelmsford Athletics Club are to host a “Miles of Miles Festival” in August. This will be a series of 1 mile track races for all abilities. There will be races for both male and female athletes in all age groups starting from age 8 and above.

There will be many club athletes who have not had the opportunity to race over the iconic distance of 1 mile, so this is a great chance. You’ll receive an official 1 mile time, an individual certificate of achievement and an event t-shirt.......all of this for only £10.

When?  Sunday August 11th 2019

Where?  Chelmsford Sports and Athletics Centre, Melbourne Park, Chelmsford

What time? The first race will be at 11am 

Entries are now live! https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/60727952/select-race?_p=27475277610893745

There has been a lot of interest in this event so Chelmsford AC are encouraging you to enter early!

For any questions about the event, please contact:

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UK Inter Counties CC, Prestwold Hall

Seven young athletes represented their counties in these championships, which had 320 runners in each race representing 42 counties/regions throughout the UK.

Coaches John Stow and Richard Thurston made the journey too, giving much-needed support to the athletes. We actually had eleven athletes selected but poor Jimmy Geller, Sam Sloan and Evan Johnson are sidelined with injury, while Kai Boggon was competing in Abu Dhabi in an international triathlon event.

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From L to R: Abigail Reid, Tilly Major and friend Ruby Naughton of VPH (pic: Sally Chapman)

The main feature of the day was the strength of the winds blowing across the course. In fact, before the races started you could hardly stand up in the winds. However, the course was a lot kinder than last year, with reasonably good going for the runners, albeit there were a few muddy bits to negotiate.

Phil Sharkey RIP

We are extremely saddened to have to report the death, on Friday, 1st March, of Phil Sharkey, who managed our National Young Athletes team and was one of the founders of our "Wasps" section on Saturday mornings.

Phil-Sharkey

It was Phil and Steve Dunn's idea to add another training option for our Under 11s back in 1994-95. During the first few years training was irregular, but from 1998 it became more formalised, with membership fees and t-shirts, and the name "Wasps" was adopted.

Club team wins Haslers quiz

Haslers, the Loughton-based chartered accounts company, have been very supportive sponsors of the Roding Valley Half Marathon over the years, so the club was keen to support their charity quiz last Thursday.

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Bright sparks! Our quiz winners with their hamper of chocolate

The team comprised David “Evil” Hollingworth, Cowsi Magol with their respective Christine wives, former University Challenge champion Harold “Warwick” Wyber, plus a few friends. The team scored particularly well on the “Sporting Venues” round, even though the mighty Ashton Playing Fields did not feature on this occasion. By the end the other teams, consisting of many of Haslers' clients, and including a frightening number of solicitors and wealth managers, had been put in their place. The photo shows the team with the winners' trophy, which is nearly as prestigious as the coveted “Egg Box Trophy” awarded at the club’s Music Quiz, which sadly won’t be featuring the “Evil” team this year due to holiday commitments.

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