Sheen Shufflers Junior Athletics is a thriving athletics club for young athletes aged 7-15. The club aims to encourage individuals to gain a great all round athletics experience through participation, encouragement and fun. By learning the fundamentals of athletics (running, throwing and jumping) Sheen Shufflers Juniors also develop an understanding and appreciation of competitive athletics; useful for progressing children to competing for their schools or boroughs.
Sheen Shufflers Juniors meet every Sunday mornings at 09:00 at Barn Elms sports centre from March to October on the Barn Elms athletic track. The sessions are inclusive and open to new participants at any time and are run by a team of qualified coaches.
Whilst the main focus of the Shufflers Juniors are the Sunday morning track and field sessions, the club also participates in local junior athletic events such as parkrun, Team Richmond Cross Country, Junior Summer League and our own Sports Day and orienteering events. As the Juniors section was borne out of Sheen Shufflers running club there are also lots of opportunities to attend and participate in their events, and the hope is that children progress from the Juniors through to the Sheen Shufflers adult section.
The last race of the season will be held on Thursday 29th August.
The event is being held at the The Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 BH
Registration from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
The races are over a roughly 2K distance, and
first-timers are given a handicap according to their age.
More details can be found on The Stragglers website:
parkrun barcodes acceptable.
There are only 8 more of Louise and Steve’s Junior Summer camp sessions this year:
Tomorrow! Friday 9th August.
Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August inclusive
Monday 19th August and Tuesday 20th August
Contact Louise through http://www.barnesathletics.com to book and for more details.
The Monday and Wednesday after school sessions recommence on Monday 9th September. See website for full details and to book.
Due to the Prudential Bike Ride and the ‘lock down’ of local streets, there is no Sunday Morning Athletics this coming Sunday (4th). Hopefully see you all again on Sunday 11th August.
The fun and popular junior athletics summer camps recommence on Wednesday 7th August.
Check out http://www.barnesathletics.com for full dates and booking info.
Louise and Steve’s ( Barnes Athletics ) Junior summer holiday camps start next week.
@BarnesAthletics on Facebook
@OldfieldMcDuell on Twitter
Steve and Louise two of the Sunday morning coaches are arranging some summer holiday camps. https://barnesathletics.com/blog/.
There is also a full day option including Tennis which is bookable through Tennis4Barnes.
Louise: Louisekoldfield@gmail.com or
Venue: Spencer Arms, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1HJ
Registration: Between 10:00am and 12:00am, so after the Sunday morning track session. Electronic start, so basically when you are ready to go!
Entry: £6 for seniors, and £3 for juniors which includes electronic dibber hire.
Beginners new to orienteering welcome. No booking necessary – just turn up.
There are two courses: the main course which is about 3½ to 4½ km (with optional
extension to around 6 km) and is of moderate navigational difficulty and a ‘Yellow’ course which is about 2km with easier navigation. Navigate between control points – you decide the best route in order to complete the course in the quickest time. Younger children should run the shorter course accompanied.
These are good fun, you can run in a group, and there’s always a drink after!
If you want any more details you can visit South London Orienteers’ website, speak to me (Bob) or leave a message on the Sheen Shufflers Juniors Facebook page.
The dates for next seasons Junior Cross Country races have been announced:
3rd November 2019
1st December 2019
16th February 2020
1st March 2020
Unfortunately due to the unavailability of coaches we have had no choice but to cancel athletics on the above date.
Please accept our apologies.
Don’t forget that there is no athletics this Easter Sunday – we will be back at the track again the following Sunday 28th April.
If you want to join us for a free Street Orienteering event we would love to see you Easter Monday 22nd April at 10am. The meeting and start place is at the north west end of Lauriston Road, SW19 near the junction with Southside Common. Don’t be put off by the word orienteering – it’s a fun event and there will be plenty of people on hand to show you the ropes. You can run/walk/jog in groups and you have one hour to visit as many clues as possible before you get penalty points. I’m told that there will be chocolate hand outs at the end! Please let me know if you are coming along so we know how many maps to print email@example.com