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.
This season’s third fixture of the Epsom Down’s junior cross country league
is this Sunday 16th February with the final race on Sunday 1st March.
FULL details are available on Louise and Steve’s website
This is a really fun and well run event.
Come and enjoy an evening of Night Orienteering on Barnes Common. This is probably the easiest of the Night -O’s as you have very distinct map features including the railway lines and Barnes Station.
There are two courses, a 2.5k and and a 5k course. You will need a head torch and preferably a compass. If you are not sure – please ask as there are plenty of Shufflers who have done Night-Os before and sort of know what they are doing (most of the time). You can run in groups and children should be supervised.
The Venue is The Spencer Arms, SW15 1HJ, and there is plenty of parking. Registration opens at 5.45pm, and you can start anytime after 6…it’s electronic timing. The course closes at 8.30pm so give yourself plenty of time. In order to produce the right amount of maps, please say you are going to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/3638541052822994/ It’s only a fiver and three for juniors, so it’s value for money. The discussion over a pint afterwards is always of interest when we can listen to other’s horror stories (hopefully not mine!).
Any questions, please feel free to ask. Hopefully see a few of you there!
The full results of the Second Downs League Junior Cross Country race are
ready to view on http://www.ThePowerof10.info , as well as all past results.
Join us, in conjunction with Wimbledon Windmilers, for our third post-Christmas Street Orienteering event. Please feel free to invite your friends and family as this is not a public event. The event is free. Although the event starts at 10:30am, it would be helpful if you could be there as early as possible so we can get you registered.
With Street Orienteering you have ONE hour to find as many controls as you can on the supplied map. These could be house names, post box numbers, colours of front door etc. All have a different amount of points, so best to choose the route where you can get as many points within the hour. After one hour you get deducted some of those earned points. Bring with you a pen (and a spare) to write down your answers, and a reliable time piece.
You can run in groups and children are more than welcome to run as long as they have a responsible guardian with them. If you are not sure, or want more information, please ask. There will be quite a few people present on the day who will be only too willing to explain how it works – just look on it as a glorified treasure hunt!
We will adjourn after the event for refreshments at The Hare and Hounds.
Can you please let me know if you are attending so that we know how many maps to produce here: //www.facebook.com/events/2885752488110780/
The next Down’s League fixture is on Sunday 1st December.
Please e-mail Steve McDuell ( RunatBarnes@Gmail.com ) if your child would like to run or you would like more information.
Down’s league results from 3rd Nov 2019
Well done to all the children that ran.
Under 11 2.2 km :
Oliver Paulson-Ellis 9.11 8th (8th boy)
Raphael Shaw 10.01 28th (17th boy)
Dylan Martin 10.27 36th (21st boy)
Ruben Allushi 11.53 55th (26th boy)
Maeve Minielly 9.51 24th (9th girl)
Alexandra Bramwell 9.57 26th (11th girl)
Maddison Allushi 11.05 46th (21st girl)
Yasmin Tunali-Flynn 12.01 58th (31st girl)
Emily Pearson 12.05 61st (33rd girl)
U11 Team results Boys 6th , Girls 3rd!!!!!
Under 13 3.2 Km:
Toby Robinson 16.04 65th (37th boy)
Ferris Chapple 16.31 67th (39th boy)
Edward Slack 19.27 70th (40th boy)
Lara Tunali-Flynn 13.09 20th (5th girl)
Team results to follow.
Under 15 3.2 Km:
Hamish Chapple 13.05 29th (19th boy)
The next Street Orienteering event takes place next Tuesday evening commencing at The Duke of Cambridge, 228 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3AA.
Due to electronic timing you can start anytime between 18:00 and 19:30.
You have one hour to find as many clues as you can – race, run or walk as you wish! It’s certainly not rocket science (or I wouldn’t be doing them!). A specially produced street map will be provided, as well as a timing chip, so all you need to bring is some running gear, a watch and a pen (and a spare!). You only have an hour to accumulate as many points as possible; over the hour and you will lose points accordingly. You can run in groups if you are worried or just not sure.
All under 16s must run with an adult (insurance purposes). It’s like a glorified treasure hunt. Entry is under £5, so what could be a better way to spend a Tuesday evening? Food and drink is available for purchase afterwards.
If you are not sure, and would like to talk to someone before taking part – just ask me, Bob, or respond to this notice.
Maps are not cheap to produce, so it would help the organisers if you could pre-warn them that you are coming via Facebook
Well done to all who turned out for the club at Epsom Downs this morning. I am reliably told that it’s our largest turnout for a fixture to date! Some very impressive runs as well – watch this space for the results as soon as they are announced.
If there are any envious parents out there who’d like to run for the senior Shufflers and recapture those halcyon school-day moments running round the local park in the mud and rain, then please don’t hesitate to come forward. Our fixtures can be found at http://www.sheenshufflers.co.uk/crosscountry.cfm – you would be more than welcome. All fixtures between 5 and 6 miles and 11:00 on a Sunday morning!
Don’t forget that this Sunday is the first of four fixtures in the Junior Cross-Country League that we participate in. The venue is Epsom Downs and the first race is 10:45.
If you would like to take part or are interested in taking part, please speak to Steve, email@example.com . We have 11 runners confirmed for Sunday, which is a good starting point – but obviously, we would like as many as possible.
Steve’s mobile is 07952-194662 if there are any issues regarding Sunday morning.
The first in this season’s Cross-Country League fixtures takes place this Sunday, 3rd November, on Epsom Downs, KT18 5PP.
The under 11s, Age 8 to Year 6, commence at 10.45 over a distance of 2.2 kilometres.
Under 13s, Year 7 and Year 8 commence at 11.15 over 3.2 kilometres
Under 15s, Year 9 and Year 10 commence at 11:30 over 3.2 kilometres.
You must wear team colours – and tops will be available to purchase on the day for £20. The race entry is free.
Sheen Shufflers will have a sail banner up, so you’ll find us pretty easily.
It would help if you could let Steve know in advance that you are running at StephenMcDuell@icloud.com or if you make a decision to go on the day, we’ll see you there!
Any questions – please ask!