Herne Hill Harriers’ Simon Coombes cemented his place as one of the country’s leading over-40 runners after racing to double track success on Sunday.
Coombes – who is currently ranked 24th nationally in the M40 list for 10k – won the 1500m and 3000m at the Southern Counties Veterans League Final at Ashford. The 42-year-old, who clocked four minutes, 15 seconds, and 9.06 respectively, will now focus his running plans on representing Harriers in cross-country.
Gary Ironmonger was a victor in the M50 800m, clocking 2.16, while Keith Newton was a runner-up in the 3000m. Lloyd Collier was a further medallist, as he finished third in the M35 800m. Newton also ran a 4.31 season’s best in the B string M35 1500m – a time that places him tenth in the UK M50 rankings.
Harriers’ walkers were also successful, with Valdis Pauzers and Andy Simms winning silver and bronze medals in the M35 and M50 2000m walk respectively. In the field events, Akin Oyediran was a double medallist, claiming a silver in the M35 triple jump and bronze in the M35 long jump. Bob Fraser, meanwhile, celebrated silver in the M60 long jump. Garry Power also ended the weekend with two medals, having won gold in the M50 discus and silver in the M50 hammer.
Herne Hill’s veterans eventually came fifth out of seven teams in the league decider, with Cambridge Harriers emerging as overall winner.
The highlight of the Surrey Road Relays was Alan Barnes’ superb clocking of 14.47, as he led the senior men’s charge. Barnes’ time was the fourth fastest of any individual runner, but despite handing over in first place, the team slipped to sixth overall in the six-man team competition. A Herne Hill men’s B team was 13th. The senior women matched their male counterparts in finishing sixth, with Karen Ellison fastest of the quartet – and tenth quickest individual woman – over the 2.9-mile course at Wimbledon Park. A Herne Hill W45 squad finished fourth.
In the pick of the weekend parkrun action, Mohammed Ismail was third at Dulwich Park in 16.51, with Robin Jones fifth in 17.02.
Simon Coombes leading the field at the Southern Counties Veterans League Final in Ashford
Southern Counties Veterans League Final RESULTS
Surrey Road Relays RESULTS
Blackheath & Bromley Will Bolton Memorial Relays - 13th September
Details of this Saturday's xc relays race are as below - men who would like to run in a HHH team in this race should email me firstname.lastname@example.org, or text/ring me 07747 190603 ASAP.
Senior men, veteran men, U20 men and U17 men should all contact me - would be good to turn out a team or two.
Women of these age groups should contact Sarah Allen email@example.com, if you are not already too late.
HHH Annual Wandsworth Pub Crawl also takes place this Saturday, 13th September, EVERYONE welcome, no need to enter in advance, just turn up at one or more of the pubs on the night.
Under 13 Boys and Girls Team of 3x3km Start: 1.45pm
Under 15 Boys and Girls Team of 3x3km Start: 1.45pm
Senior Men’s Race Team of 4x4km Start: 2.45pm
Senior Women’s Race Team of 4x4km Start: 2.45pm
Team declaration, registration and number collection at the Blackheath and Bromley tent at Sparrows Den Playing Fields, Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham, BR4 9BB.
NOTE: Only limited parking is available on site. Please do not park on Corkscrew Hill or in the Rugby Club car park off Corkscrew Hill. Parking is available on Addington Road near the start and 300m up Layhams Road on the right on the road leading to the church.
Changing facilities, toilets and additional parking available at the Blackheath & Bromley Clubhouse, 56 Bourne Way Hayes BR2 7EY. Clubhouse is approximately 1 mile jog to the Start.
Herne Hill Harriers
Annual Wandsworth Pub Crawl!
Saturday 13th September 2014
32nd Glorious Consecutive
1) The Alma, 499 York Road, Wandsworth 17.00-18.45 Opposite Wandsworth Town B.R. Station
2) The Armoury (formerly The Crane), 14 Armoury Way 18.50-19.30
3) The Hop Pole, 64 Putney Bridge Road 19.35-20.15
4) The Queen Adelaide, 35 Putney Bridge Road 20.20-21.00
5) The Spread Eagle, 71 Wandsworth High Street 21.05-21.45
6) The Grapes, 39 Fairfield Street 21.50-22.30
7) The Brewers Inn, 147 East Hill 22.35-closing
Surrey Road Relays
A very big thank you to our HHH ladies today for giving up their Sunday morning's to race around Wimbledon in the County Road Relays.
As always youthful Karen Ellison lead of for our senior ladies team, she handed over to newbie Ruth Chalmers, who ran a stonking leg to hand over to ex pole vaulter Jenny Honeyball who in turn handed over to Helen Hadjam, who had run from Wimbledon station as part of her warm up. The ladies finished a senior team for the first time in five years in a very creditable 6th place.
Brave Sian Rilson ran the first leg in HHH's second team, sadly with no one to hand over too, another PB I believe.
Our slightly older ladies, W45, also where able to finish a team today. Sonia Williams who having finished an overnight bike ride from London to Brighton gamely accepted first leg and ran to a PB as did newbie Mary Setyabule, anchor leg belonged to Sarah Allen.
Next week sees the ladies competing in the Will Bolton Relays over at Sparrow Den, Hayes.
The Streatham Common 6M XC is also the club championships so there are trophies for 1st HHH male and female. Furthermore, if you cannot race then please come down and marshall then join us for post-race drinks - please contact Phil for further information.
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