Boxing Day Relay 2018

Now here is a popular hardy perennial... the Boxing Day Relay!
This will take place at High Beach, in Epping Forest, on 26th December. Please arrive for 10pm to register for a 10.30 race start. For those of you who haven't done so before, the relays consist of two x 2 mile legs and one x 1 mile leg, and it is handicapped so that slower runners are paired with faster.
Please feel free to bring along friends and families to spectate / take part - or both! The meeting point is by the church, just down the road from the main car park, which also acts as the start/finish line.
High Beach Church

2018-19 Met League race 3: Senior Men

Uxbridge staged the third Met League of the season last Saturday, and we headed across the capital for another wet met league. Although the clash with the Essex Vets did not help our case, we weren’t perhaps as strong as we would have hoped but nonetheless, those that ran fought well, as we now sit 6th in the league with two races to go. Paul Martelletti won this fixture, leading the revived VPTH charge. In addition to the fellow runners, our athletes also had to battle against the stream which, due to recent rainfall looked more familiar with a river!

2018-19 Met League race 3: Young Athletes

Hearing that the Under 13s had done so well at Colchester, it was now down to the rest of our squad to try and protect five divisional leads plus the overall lead.

Just under 40 young athletes made the trip west where, luckily, the rain that had been with us during the morning had eased, making it a little wet underfoot and with a tricky stream to negotiate for our Junior Women and Men.


Winners: U11 Girls squad. With individual winner Molly Sherrin (833) (Pic: Scott Kyson)

Results (scroll down / right to see all results)

2018-19 Met League 3: Women up to 2nd

The weather was clearly picking up where it left off as we arrived at at Uxbridge for fixture three in torrential rain. If the weather forecast was to be believed it would be Welwyn in reverse, and we’d end in glorious sunshine.

The third fixture of the Met League has been held here now for the third time. Two laps flat-ish with a sharp rise to a kind of trig point, each lap ending with a river crossing. In prior years this has been a mere trickle. After so much autumn rain this year, it was deep, flowing and as soon became clear for the unsuspecting runner, treacherous.

Whether unable to face a second soaking in a row, or busy shopping for the festive season, fewer athletes were around on Saturday with the women’s soft and slightly soggy field a ‘modest’ 215. Woodford had a team though, with two to spare - so we were happy.

A Team

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