Sheen Shufflers Juniors

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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.

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Osterley parkrun – Saturday 23rd September 09:00

The senior Shufflers do a monthly parkrun at a different venue each month. This month the venue is Osterley Park. The course stays inside the park and is three laps over 5K. It starts and finishes in front of the big house and is a mixture of grass and gravel/tarmac paths. Don’t be put off by the laps, its a really nice course. This is also very convenient for any first time Junior parkrunners as it is a lot easier to drop out if you’ve had enough. All under 11s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. However, if there is no parent or guardian available, let me know bob.reed@post.com and we can try and arrange one for you. I should be running, so can probably help out.

There is a car park in the grounds of the park which is free if you show your barcode. If you don’t have a barcode, you can register for parkrun at:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ you’ll find Sheen Shufflers in the club download box. Remember to print off your barcode and bring it with you.

It’s probably best to get there early but you should be able to find parking outside the grounds too (allow 5-10 minutes to walk to the start though).

Details below for parkrun course and Osterley Park

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/course/

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house

Running Beginners Course (Adults)

A Beginners Course will commence on Wednesday 13th September and will be held at Palewell Common, 10am lasting for approximately 1 hour each week. The course will run for eight weeks and the idea is that the participants will go from not being anywhere near fit and after eights weeks be able do a 5k parkrun to complete the course. It will be run by an England Athletics Qualified Coach, Louise Oldfield (she’s the tall blonde lady at the track who looks after the Juniors) and will cost £40 per person. Please pass the word round and prospective participants should e-mail Louise, louisekoldfield@gmail.com who will be pleased to hear from you or answer any questions you may have.

Street Orienteering 19th September – Fulham

Bex Slack, Ed’s Mum is organising a Street Orienteering event on behalf of South London Orienteers on the evening of Tuesday 19th September.

The event HQ is the Lillie Langtry pub on Lillie Road SW6 1EU – most people come straight from work and get changed in the loos. Sign on will be on the first floor of the pub. The pub serves food and is doing a special fish and chip promotion that day – £6 only.

You can start any time between 6.30pm and 7.30pm and you have 1 hr to visit as many control points on the map as possible. Electronic timing. After 1 hour has elapsed there are penalty points to be paid. It’s a bit like a treasure hunt – once at a control point you have to answer a question such as “what colour is the front door of Number 43?”. There are higher points to be had for the more difficult locations. You can run in pairs or groups if you’re not confident enough to go it alone – children under 16 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult (not sure if we have that many “responsible” adults in the club!!!).

If you think you might come along, please let me know, bexslack@yahoo.co.uk , or via the event page on Facebook, so I have an idea of how many maps to print for the occasion! Also, if you’d like to help with sign on or the start/finish, I’d be REALLY grateful of some extra hands. All duties are pub based!

Cost of entry is £4 for big people and £2 for little people! If you’re not sure then please ask Bex or Bob (bob.reed@post.com) who’ll be only too happy to answer any questions you may have. I can assure you that these events are always a fun night out.

Details on the SLOW website here:-http://slow.org.uk/streeto/sep17/

St Marys AC Open Meeting Sunday 3rd September

The following age groups can enter:
11 or 12 year old boys and girls on 31st August 2017 can run a maximum of three events, of which the choice seems to be between 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres or 1500 metres.

13 or 14 year old boys and girls on 31st August 2017 100 metres, 200 metres, 800 metres or 1500 metres.

Long jump and high jump are open to both catagories.

Note: the minimum age is 11 on 31st August 2017.

The field events are in the morning and the track events in the afternoon, for event timings got to http://smrac.org.uk/open-meeting-2017/ the online entries, which close on 25th August is linked from this site. On the entry form ignore the UKA number.

If you do enter, please let one of the coaches know as we may well come down and support you. One Shuffler Junior is already entered. You will also need to wear a Shufflers top.

Summer Athletics Camp 2017

Just a reminder that this Tuesday (25th) sees the first of our Junior Summer Camps. The camps will commence at 10:00am at the Barn Elms Sports track and run for approx 90 to 100 minutes and will be charged at £5 per child per session.

There will be additional camps on the Tuesdays of 1st, 8th and 15th August, same time, same place, same price! You don’t have to pre-book, just turn up!

Stragglers Junior Handicap

The next race will be held on Thursday 13th July. The event is being held at the
Hawker Centre in Ham, KT2 5BH

Registration from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

The races are over a roughly 2K distance, and first-timers are give a handicap according to their age.

More details can be found on The Stragglers website:
http://www.stragglers.org/index.php/stragglers-juniors

It will save you time on the night if you download the registration form and take it, or your parkrun barcode, with you.

Cannizaro Park Orienteering – 27th June

Just a reminder:

South London Orienteers are hosting an orienteering evening at Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon. This is open to all Juniors (and their friends) providing that they run with a parent or guardian. I know that at least a couple of you have expressed an interest in giving it a go. Also, at the school where I do the after-school running club, a few of the pupils there are intending to run. I am already escorting a couple of the Shufflers Juniors round (you can run in groups), so would be quite happy to take ownership of your possession if they want to do the long run (5K) and give them a go at map reading. Similarly, there are a couple of other Mums who have done orienteering before and will be doing the 2.5K course on the evening, that are happy to help out.
Basically, you are given a map at the start and you have to find the check in points marked on the map – and there are clues. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a fun evening. South London Orienteers are expecting a good Junior turnout and have devised a course that will help first timers.

The headquarters, run reception, is at The Hand In Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, London SW19 4RQ . As it’s an electronic start, you can start any time you like, but I suggest that we meet at 6:15 so we can sort out the attendees. The cost of entry is £5 for adults and £2 for Juniors.

If you need any more information, or just want to let me know that you’re coming and who you’d like to run with, just drop an e-mail to sheen.shufflers.juniors@gmail.com

Stragglers Junior Handicap

The next race will be held on Thursday 22nd June. The event is being held at the
Hawker Centre in Ham, KT2 5BH

Registration from 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

The races are over a roughly 2K distance, and first-timers are give a handicap according to their age.

More details can be found on The Stragglers website:
http://www.stragglers.org/index.php/stragglers-juniors

It will save you time on the night if you download the registration form and take it, or your parkrun barcode, with you.

Orienteering

On the evening of Tuesday 27th June, South London Orienteers are hosting an orienteering event in Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon.

There is a course of 2.5K (if you manage to go straight from point to point) which has been designed with Juniors in mind – there is also a 5K course for the more adventurous. Although there is only one route of escape from the park, all Juniors still have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. At the start you are given a map and you need to find the marked locations on the map (this is a big test for the parents/guardians). The entry fee is £5 for adults and £2 for Juniors.

Hopefully there will be a number of parents running, so if you can’t run yourself, but would like your treasured possession to have a run, please let us know via our Facebook page and we can see what can be arranged.

Registration for the event is at The Hand in Hand, 6 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ between 6:00 and 7:30. As the event is electronically timed you can start when you are ready.

Full details from the hosts can be found at http://slow.org.uk/events/cannizaro2017/