End of Summer
August 13th 2018
The Summer League is now over for another year. All the results are now in on the summer league website – please check your own results and let Pat or Irene know of any queries.
The last Metros event of the summer is the annual fun run on Saturday September 22nd. Pat needs volunteers, please get in touch if you can help.
Sunday 1st July in Dulwich
June 28th, 2018
The second summer league event is in Dulwich Park this Sunday. It’s also a trophy race. A group of Metros are travelling together by public transport leaving Harrrow at approx 7:30am, contact Dave Brown (or Editor) for details.
Results are in for Summer League today
June 17th, 2018
Provisional results are up on the summer league website for today’s fixture at Headstone Manor. Well done to everyone taking part – Metros are now in 3rd place overall. Thank you to Trish and Russ and all the volunteers for making it such a successful event. Thanks also to everyone for the home baking and contributions for the picnic, much appreciated.
Social Run on Sunday as part of Marathon Week
June 6th, 2018
We have 45 runners doing their Woods run on Sunday morning as part of marathon week. If you would like to join them, we are organising a social run for Metros members to start 5 minutes after them. The route is 10km (or 7.5k if you do just one lap in the woods). We’re also organising tea/coffee afterwards – bring a flask of hot water and some snacks if you’re able to stay afterwards. No need to let us know – just turn up in time to start at 9:35am (see Marathon Week page for location/map).
New Monday Evening Session
June 5th, 2018
A new session for all Metros starting every Monday from 18th June 2018 at 7pm
Meet Point: Corner of Duck In the Pond Pub HA3 6AA (same place Thursday winter session meet point)
These sessions are designed to work on Strength, Core and speed using a variety of different activities.
Volunteers are urgently needed for our summer league fixture on June 17th
May 31st, 2018
Although many of us are distracted by marathon week from 8th to 12th June, we must remember that we are hosting the summer league on Sunday June 17th at Headstone Manor. Trish urgently needs volunteers for all sorts of roles: marshalling, setting up, helping at finish funnel, moving equipment to/from the scout hut and of course baking (so we can put on a good spread). See volunteer section for contact information, and summer league page for details of where/when.
The first summer league event on June 3rd is at Perivale
May 12, 2018
ESM have rejoined the summer league and are jointly co-hosting the first event at Perivale (not at Gunnersbury Park as we originally thought). Start time is at 10am as club house is only open from 9am. Meeting place is in the park alongside the track (track is not used). See events page for more details.
Marathon Week is now open for booking
April 30, 2018
Marathon week is a members only event. Check the Marathon Week page or go straight to Book Events
Couch to 5K
The next course starting in April is sold out.
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Unfortunately we have had to cancel some of our training sessions due to the adverse weather.
Wednesday 28th February – cancelled
Thursday 1st March – both sessions cancelled
Saturday 3rd March – 5 mile handicap cancelled
TVXC – Host Fixture
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Our host TVXC fixture is this Sunday 8th October at Hillingdon House Farm Fields, UB8 1ES. The race starts at 11am but please arrive early to find parking! We need contributions of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, crisps etc so please bring them along on the day or to the scout hut on Saturday morning!
If you are able to volunteer on the day, please get in touch with Al: 07437457104
Metros Summer League
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Thank you to everyone who volunteered before, during or after the event! It was a hot day but you all did a great job 🙂
Well done to our runners too!
Vets Track & Field
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Next meeting is on Monday 19th June at Battersea Park. Click here to see the events and let Wendy Mulvenna know if you are interested in taking part.
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Metros kit is currently on sale; prices are as follows
Short Sleeve T-shirts £13
Long Sleeve T-shirts £15
Please email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy any!
Vets Track & Field
Desperately seeking women between 35 and 60 years old to come and have a go at the Vets Track and Field at Battersea on 8th May at 6.30pm….men and over 60’s also welcome…..if you like a bit of a sprint…. or a longer run on the track….or jumping…or throwing…..please contact me for details…Wendy Mulvenna
For more information please see Leagues and Other Events page.
TVXC – Metros Fixture
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Start time: 11:00 a.m.
Metros fixture will be at Hillingdon House Farm Fields again this year, our base will be in Hillingdon Athletics Stadium (post code UB8 1ES) where there are changing rooms toilet facilities and refreshments. There is some parking there which is pay and display, there is also parking in the surrounding roads.
The nearest exit from the A40 is Swakleys roundabout, either the first exit and then first right down Warren Road, and there is a footpath over the A40 to Hillingdon House Farm Fields. The other option is the third exit off Swakleys roundabout (B483) there is a turn off to the left to the Stadium or going down Honeycroft Hill and parking around in the surrounding road, North Way is the way to the start, but there is no where to park along that road, where is also a way into the field from Sweetcroft Lane.
There are also car parks in Uxbridge if you do not mind about a 20 minute walk.
The course will be slightly different from last year, it will still be three laps, with the first lap is the longest, the second will go over the old ski slope by a different route and also come through the woods by another path, and the third lap will also be changed. The second and third go through the River Pinn, for those runners who really do not wish to go through the Pinn there is an alternative route, but slightly longer.
The course is suitable for spikes.
Please remove muddy footwear before entering the Stadium.
Entries are now open! Click on the link below to find out all the details and how to enter. Hope to see you there!
parkrun Mob Match
A fantastic turnout from both Metros and Sudbury Court for our mob match this year! Well done to everyone who took part. We’re looking forward to the next one!
Average Age Grading Results:
Sudbury Court: 57.06%
Full results can be found here.
London Marathon 2017
A reminder that this will be held on Saturday 1st October and I’m seeking volunteers to help on the morning. It would be most useful to be able to allocate tasks to volunteers prior to the day and, as there are separate runs, it’s possible to help and run if not running the 10K. Help is needed to:
8.00 am – set up the course
8.30 am – set up registration
8.45 am – register runners.
9.15 am – START – Help to record results at finish funnel and registration, two marshals.
Please register and collect a number early to allow a prompt start. The format is as usual –
4K, followed by second 4K, then 2K (all three runs total 10K), Fun Run under 7’s and 1K walk.
Any combination of distance run is acceptable ie 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k, 10k.
The adult awards this year will be age graded, one award for man and woman in the 10K, 4K and 2K. One award only to any runner.
Junior awards for the first boy and girl under 11 in the 2k, and 11-14 in the 4K, plus medals for 2nd and 3rd.
The presentation of awards will be held in the Scout Hall on 8th October, therefore the Scout Hall will not be open prior to or after the Fun Run on 1st October. We will have use of the pavilion toilets again.
This is the longest established Metros event and it’s hoped to again have a good turnout from Metros members, friends and families.
IMPORTANT – Changes to Saturday Metros sessions
– Encourage those who do occasional parkruns to do them on the same Saturday
– Make it easier to remember which type of session is on which week
– Re-introduce the walk but with a route that can be achieved within the hour
There will still be a session at Roxbourne park every week. The changes start on October 15th and line up with the new award season.
We’ve been invited by Sudbury Court RC to do a return parkrun mob match at Harrow parkrun on October 15th. This will be the first event in the new timetable
Revised Dates (older versions of Metrolines will be wrong)
15th – NEW! Mob match at Harrow parkrun (or moderate session at Roxbourne Park)
22nd -Challenging/moderate sessions at Roxbourne Park
29th – Challenging session or new timed walk route
5th – Metros 5k, Roxbourne Park (NB Measured Mile is next week)
12th – Measured Mile, Roxbourne park
19th – parkrun, or moderate session at Roxbourne Park
26th – Challenging/moderate sessions at Roxbourne Park
3rd – 5 Mile Handicap, Roxbourne Park
10th – Wot No Watch, Roxbourne Park
17th – parkrun, or moderate session at Roxbourne Park
24th – Challenging/moderate sessions at Roxbourne Park
31st – Challenging session or new timed walk route at Roxbourne Park
Thursday Training Sessions: Update
Updated Summer League Information
It is likely to be hot so please bring a water bottle and ensure that you stay hydrated.
Gunnersbury Park is served by Acton Town (10-15mins walk) and Gunnersbury (10 mins walk) tube stations and the E3 bus stops along Popes Lane.
9.30am – senior race (10k)
10.45am – tenderfoot race
11.00am – fun run (very young children and accompanying parents)
11.20am – relays start
12 noon – approximate finishHope to see you there!
Summer League Update
Dulwich 5 mile 2016 Provisional Results
Dulwich Summer League Tenderfoot ResultsYou can also view the current team standings here. Well done to everyone who has participated so far and we look forward to seeing you in Regents Park for the next fixture! The race starts at 9am on Sunday 24th July and is 10km in distance.
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Vets Track and Field Competition
The Hillingdon and Battersea fixtures were held in June with some great performances from our over 35s. Pictured below – some of the team in Hillingdon.
Metros’ Host Summer League 10k
A very successful day despite the rain. Thank you to all of you who helped the event to run smoothly! The next Summer League event will be held at Dulwich Park on Sunday 10th July. See you there!
24 Hour Track Relay
The Metros team ran 667 laps of the track over the 24 hours (165 miles!) coming in 3rd place, while Steve Paull ran solo, completing an impressive 328 laps.
Thank you to Handy Cross Runners for putting on such a great event.
Lots of Metros turned out to support this local event in its 4th year. Photos available on our Facebook page!
We are in the middle of Metros Marathon Week at the moment and a full update will be posted by the end of the week.