London Youth Games Cross Country 2020

Cross Country is the first event of the 2020 London Youth Games calendar and will take place on Saturday 16 November 2019 at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath.
To be eligible to compete for Team Richmond, competitors must live or go to school in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and be born between 01/09/02 and 31/08/09.
To trial, athletes must complete a parkrun. There are four runs within the borough, Bushy Park, Crane Park, Old Deer Park and Richmond Park, but you can take part in any 5km parkrun. You can also take part in the 2km junior parkrun at Bushy Park on Sunday 6 October, if you are aged 14 or below. Unfortunately Moormead Junior parkrun did not grant us permission for trials to be held there.

• Register to complete a parkrun at http://www.parkrun.org.uk no later than 6:00pm on the Friday before you wish to run;

• Complete a 5km parkrun* or 2km junior parkrun between the dates outlined below (we advise parents/carers to remain onsite during the race and please remember to take your barcode with you);

• Complete the Team Richmond online application form at http://www.richmond.gov.uk/london_youth_games by Sunday 20 October 2019, late entries will not be accepted.

If you wish to be considered for Team Richmond you must complete a parkrun between and including Saturday 14 September and Saturday 19 October 2019.

Age categories are as follows:

• U11 boy/girl (born between 01/09/2008 and 31/08/2009) (parkrun advise u11’s are accompanied by an adult on the course)

• U13 boy/girl (born between 01/09/2006 and 16/11/2008)

• U15 boy/girl (born between 01/09/2004 and 31/08/2006)

• U17 boy/girl (born between 01/09/2002 and 31/08/2004)

5km parkrun* takes place every Saturday at 9:00am, the Bushy Junior parkrun will take place on Sunday 6 October at 9am. You can take part in more than one run and we will take your fastest time between the allocated dates. For more information on the routes please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk

The Sports Development Team will contact all applicants by e-mail during the week of 21 October 2019 to let you know if you were selected or not. Please note that we get a lot of applications and do not look through qualifying times until after the deadline.

If you are selected, further info for the day and travel arrangements will be forwarded to you.

If you have any queries regarding the Cross Country trials, or if you require more information on the London Youth Games events please do not hesitate to get in touch at londonyouthgames@richmond.gov.uk or on 02088316133.

Street Orienteering Hampton Wick

The Street Orienteering season kicks off on Tuesday 10th September for 2019/2020 in Hampton Wick.
The venue is The Lion Pub, 27 Wick Road, Hampton Wick, TW11 9DN. Food and drink is available for purchase afterwards. 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. 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?
If you are not sure, and would like to talk to someone before taking part – just ask me, Bob, or respond to this notice.
Any information that you may need on Street-Os can be found here:

About Street-O Races


Maps are not cheap to produce, so it would help the organisers if you could prewarn them that you are coming via Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/909659866081783/

Stragglers Junior Handicap

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:
http://www.stragglers.org/index.php/stragglers-juniors

parkrun barcodes acceptable.

Barnes Athletics Summer Camps

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.

Orienteering – Barnes Common – Sunday 30th June.

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.