Harriers Polish Medals

Lisa (LHS) and Anne (RHS) with their medals.

Epsom & Ewell Harriers older runners are back in the UK having picked up medals at the world indoor athletics championships in Torun Poland.

Lisa Boland W40 (40-44) competed in the 60m and the 200m. Her 60m race saw her gain a PB of 7.82sec winning her a silver medal, she also won a Bronze medal in the 200m with a time of 25.85sec. If this wasn’t enough, she also won a silver medal in the W40 4 x 200m relay.

Anne Nelson W70 (70-74) competed in the 60m, finishing with a bronze medal with an astonishing time of 10.19sec. To add to this medal, Anne also secured 3rd position and a bronze medal in the 200m with a time of 35.69sec.

Top photo: Lisa and Anne with their medals.

After a year of training, they were ready for the World Master Athletics Indoor Championships 2023 in Torun, Poland. Lisa and Anne train with Epsom & Ewell Harriers at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road. Simon Bean, President of Epsom & Ewell Harriers commented “We are so proud of Lisa and Anne, they have worked so hard throughout the year, to come away with so many medals is an incredible achievement.”

The World Masters Indoor Championships enables athletes from across the world over the age of 35 to continue to compete in the sport they love. A celebration of athletics with age categories spreading right up to 85+ years of age.

Other news from Epsom and Ewell Harriers:

Epsom & Ewell Harriers shine through in the East Surrey Amateur Athletic League 2022/23. The recent third and final of the 3 East Surrey Amateur Athletic X-Country races took place at the Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Epsom. The 5-mile race was a 2-lap course with a mixture of on and off rd. Epsom & Ewell Harriers won 3 of the 4 team events, they were the overall team winners in the girls, men’s and women’s categories. Simon Bean, President of Epsom & Ewell Harriers said “this is an incredible result for the Club.” In addition, there were some amazing individual Epsom & Ewell Harrier successes as follows:

 U17 Women: 1st Sophie Glencross, 2nd Lily Brown
 U20 W- 1st Georgina Winder
 Women overall: 2nd Helen Maguire, 3rd Georgina Winder
 W35-44: 1st Helen Maguire

 U13 Boys: 2nd Oliver Henderson
 U20 men: 2nd George Hannay, 3rd Alex Rodriguez
 M45: 1st Gary Coleman
 M50: 1st Steve Winder
 Men overall: 1st Alex Gurteen, 2nd Steve Winder

Epsom & Ewell Harriers welcomes new runners of all standards whether you’ve run before or not. For more information about our training sessions see here: https://eandeharriers.weebly.com/

Surrey Youth Games getting starting pistol

Surrey Youth Games

The Specsavers Surrey Youth Games is kicking off next month, with a wide range of activities available in Epsom & Ewell. The Games are the largest multi-sport youth programme of their kind in the South East, offering FREE local training for 7-16 year olds across Surrey, leading to a final celebratory event for the whole family. 

The Games are for beginners who may not get the opportunity to attend clubs, or are put off by the thought of initially competing against others. Supportive coaches will help participants join in, have fun, learn new skills and boost their confidence. 

Registration is now open for the free training sessions across a range of activities, which start after Easter and are aimed at those who live or go to school in the borough. All teams then unite for a family-friendly event at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford on Saturday 17 June.

Councillor Alex Coley, Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Committee, said “This is a wonderful initiative that provides a great opportunity for young people who are still building their confidence in sport to access training free of charge, as well as gain a feeling of belonging in their local setting. I encourage all those who might benefit from the training to take a look at what’s on offer”

You can find out what’s on offer in the Epsom & Ewell borough and register for a place by visiting www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/syg

10 mile Epsom Downs run and photos for charity

Tadworth run on Epsom Downs

The race known as The Tadworth 10 was held on Sunday 8th January 2023 at 11.30am, started and finished at Epsom Racecourse. The race is a scenic and challenging 10 miles, 2-lap course comprising 50% road and 50% tracks & grass and was supported by around 700+ runners of all abilities. Much of the proceeds from the race go towards assisting two local charities. The Sunnybank Trust that supports adults with learning disabilities in North East Surrey to live without prejudice and have confidence, opportunities and control over their own lives. And the Woodland Trust that plants trees and preserves woodland and created the 650 Centenary Wood in Langley vale, Epsom.

William Caruana a senior runner of Epsom and Ewell Harriers came 12th in a time of 1 hour 6 minutes 47 seconds, with Jeremy Garner of Epsom Oddballs Running Club close on his heels 4 seconds behind.

Local photographer Steven McCormick followed the event with thousands of images covering every bib number. The photographs are for sale with proceeds going to the same charities.

See his website HERE

Ring-tails are heads for Harriers

Lauren and son William Johnson triumph in 17th Ashtead fun runs 25.09.22

Epsom and Ewell Harriers sang “God Save The King” and then won some races on Ashtead Common. Sunday 25th September. Lauren Johnson triumphing in the 10K fun run and her son William in the 2K. A week later than originally planned, due to the passing of Her Majesty, the 17th Ashtead 10k and 2k fun run took place on Ashtead Common.  Right after singing the Club’s first ever rendition of “God save the King” the 2k race was off.  A tight sprint finish led to William Johnson taking pole position, putting the pressure on his mum in the 10k.  Lauren didn’t disappoint, coming in first for the ladies in a time of 43:40, and securing first place for the Epsom & Ewell Harriers.  That wasn’t the only good news for the local Harriers, snatching 2nd and 3rd place too, with Sophie Lomas coming in 2nd at 44:18 and Sophie Glencross 3rd at 44:54.