London Mini-Marathon Sunday 22nd April

If you are aged between 11 and 17 years, live or go to school in the borough and would like to take part in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon along part of the Virgin London Marathon course then you can apply to be part of our team.

Age categories for 2018:

U13: 01/09/04 – 22/04/07
U15: 01/09/02 – 31/08/04
U17: 23/04/00 – 31/08/02

How to apply
You will need to complete a 5k parkrun event* between Saturday 6 January and Saturday 3 March 2018. We will take your fastest time between and including these two dates. We advise parents/carers to remain onsite during the race. Please note, the terms and conditions of parkrun state that children under the age of 11 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the run.
Register online to complete a parkrun no later than the 6pm the Friday before you want to run.
Complete the Richmond Mini Marathon online form by Sunday 4 March 2018 – late entries will not be accepted.

*There are four parkruns in the borough at Bushy Park, Crane Park, Old Deer Park and Richmond Park. Events take place every Saturday at 9am. Please do not forget to bring your barcode with you as we cannot accept times that are not official registered with the correct barcode.

The Sports Development Team will select the six fastest male and six female athletes in each category to represent Richmond on Sunday 22 April 2018. We will contact qualifying athletes by email during the week commencing 5 March 2018.

Beginners Running Courses

Does that New Year’s Resolution that you made to get fit in 2018 already seem like a pipe dream? You thought it would be cool to go out running with your athletic offspring – but it was the drink talking? Well here’s a chance to put things right!

THREE Beginners Course’ will be held this ‘term’. The venues are Palewell Common commencing on Wednesday 10th January at 11am. The second one will be held at Sheen Common commencing Tuesday 9th January at 10am and the third one will commence on Thursday January 11th at 10am at Dukes Meadow Playing Area. W4 also 10am. The courses will be held over an eight week period, for approximately one hour each week. The course charge is £50 for the complete course. By the time that the course has finished you should be able to comfortably participate in, and finish, a parkrun. Continue reading

Street Orienteering Tuesday Evening 9th January – Richmond

If you were with us on Wednesday Morning and took part in the Street Orienteering around Mortlake and East Sheen, or you ran the event back in February, you now have another chance to do another one.

Bex has organised an event on the evening of Tuesday 9th January around Richmond, St, Margarets & Twickenham on behalf of South London Orienteers.
The event will be headquartered at The Slug and Lettuce, Water Lane, Richmond TW9 1TJ. Continue reading

Street Orienteering 27th Dcember

Last call for letting me know if you are doing our Street Orienteering on the morning of 27th December. I will need to get the maps printed tomorrow afternoon (Friday). I’ll get a couple of spares in case there are any last minute positive decisions.

It’s an enjoyable event – you just have to follow the road plan – and as most of you should know Sheen and Mortlake – it’s not rocket science. You only get 60 minutes to find as many places on the map as you can – in any order! I will explain in more detail before the start.

Parkrun – Bedfont Lakes (Feltham) 16th December

The Sheen Shufflers seniors monthly parkrun is taking place this month at Bedfont Lakes next Saturday Morning.

A parkrun is over a 5k course and all start at 9:00am. Bedfont Lakes just happens to be my favourite parkrun, so why not come along and give it a go. The course has a very slight incline at the start and on the commencement of the second lap, and the rest is either gentle downhill or flat Continue reading

Owners and Possessions session – Sunday 10th December

Don’t forget that this Sunday we are holding the first of our ‘Owners and Possessions Sessions’ on Sheen Common at 10am. We hope that the Owners will be bold enough to don their lycra and join in.

As this is the first time that we have done this it will be very much a ‘suck it and see’ morning, so please be patient if this first one doesn’t go as smoothly as we’d like it. Hopefully the venue won’t be too crowded and we have enough space to make the activities interesting.

Hopefully see you Sunday – if you need any further info, please ask.