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The 34th Hercules Wimbledon Young Athletes Open Meeting, Wimbledon Park Stadium, April 12th, 2015

Following last year’s highly successful re-location of this major meeting from Crystal Palace to our home stadium at Wimbledon Park, we will be staging it there again this year on April 12th. As always we look forward to a fun curtain raiser to the track and field season, with some keen competition for your athletes.

Now in its 34th year, the meeting includes events from U11 to U20. U20 men and women also have the rare opportunity to test themselves over the mile distance, in the Dave Clarke Mile (separate races for both men and women), for which there are cash prizes for the first three places. One of Britain’s finest cross country runners (representing GB eleven times), and the current Club Chairman, Dave is also one of Hercules Wimbledon AC’s best known track athletes, who set his best time of 3:56.95 for the mile at Crystal Palace in 1982.

Downloads

The closing date for entries is Friday, 20th March.

Athletes can enter and pay online via www.herculeswimbledonac.org.uk (or download the printable form) and view the timetable there too.

Parking at the Stadium is limited, but it is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest tube station is Southfields on the District Line, and the number 39 and 493 buses stop just by the entrance to the Park on Wimbledon Park Road. See www.herculeswimbledonac.org.uk for a map.

Windsor MABAC Sunday 11th January

The Windsor MABAC 8 mile race was organised by MAGIC and saw the largest ever turnout with a field of over 300 runners. A minute’s silence was held before the race in memory of Ralph Henley, co-founder of the MABAC League, who died on Christmas Day.  The Windsor Event was also established by Ralph.  His son started both races, and  MABAC will be making donations to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsey Association and Marie Curie (Berkshire and Surrey); Ralph’s family expressed their wish for a donation to these charities, in lieu of flowers.

Dorking 10 Results 2014

Dorking 10 Final results from the race held on Sunday 1st June 2014. Note that the results are based on the ‘gun’ times and not the chip times – you can find your chip time from the results listed on the Sportsystems website which include the age group results.

2014 Prize List (PDF).

Men’s Teams 2014 (PDF)

Ladies Team 2014 (PDF)

Photos

To find and buy your souvenir photos just go to Sussex Sports Photography – Click on the Dorking 10 event and use your race number in the search box – and all your pictures will be displayed.

Contact the Race Director

The D10 Race Committee and everyone from the club, friends and family who turn up to help on the day appreciate your positive feedback, so thank you runners! We hope to see everyone back next year and the date will be the 1st June 2014.

Email: Sheena Bassett ( Race Director) at racedirector@dmvac.org.uk.

Bruce’s Marathon – 25th April 2010

bruce medalBruce Harrold’s running has come on leaps and bounds in the last two years since he began to take his training very seriously and all the hard work is definately paying off. The story below, written by Bruce, shows exactly how much effort is involved in completing the London Marathon, he set a very impressive PB and nearly caught Nick Hodges!!

bruce run“The first half was fun, I enjoyed the crowds and got lots of good support from various club members around the course. I set off a touch too fast and went through halfway in 1:17:49 (feeling incredible comfortable), which was about 40 secs ahead of schedule. From about 17 miles it was feeling like hard work, but I was able to maintain my pace. At 21 miles I started to slow, but not drastically. I saw my family at 22 miles which was a nice boost and at this time I was overtaking a lot of tiring runners. Rob Russell gave me a big shout at 22 ½ miles, who told me Nick was just ahead. I overtook Nick soon after.

September a successful month for DMVAC athletes

Dorking and Mole Valley Athletics Club Becky Loomes was rewarded for a lot of hard work during the season with the bronze medal in the under 17 ladies heptathlon at this year’s Surrey multi-events championships at Sutton Arena.  On a windy day which affected some of the events she had a new Personal Best  in the long jump (4.92 metres a club record) and javelin (18.01 metres) also equalling her best high jump with 1.47metres.  In other events she putt the shot 7.99 metres and was timed at 13.82 secs (80 m Hurdles), 29.19 secs (200m) and 2 minutes 51 secs (800m).  The 15 year old who has no coach for her throws and jumps, had a total of 3352 points, and will be in the same age group next year.

Mark Palmer had a great experience representing GB in the world age group triathlon championships in Beijing, finishing in a superb 16th position.  After a 4.2 kms swim,he cycled 120 kms with 3,500 ft of climbing, finishing with a half marathon run all in a temperature of 23 degrees.

Missing the South of England relays because of her sister’s wedding, AFD runner Georgie Bruinvels who lives in Dorkiing, won the Hellingly 10K race in Surrey.  On a hilly course she was 5th overall, breaking the ladies record with a time of 35 minutes 36 seconds.

Bronze medal for Becky Loomes at Surrey Multi-events Championships

DMVAC member Becky Loomes was rewarded for a lot of hard work during the season with the bronze medal in the under 17 ladies heptathlon at this year’s Surrey multi-events championships at Sutton Arena on 13th-14th September.  On a windy day which affected some of the events she had a new Personal Best  in the long jump (4.92 metres a club record) and javelin (18.01 metres) also equalling her best high jump with 1.47metres.  In other events she putt the shot 7.99 metres and was timed at 13.82 secs (80 m Hurdles), 29.19 secs (200m) and 2 minutes 51 secs (800m).  The 15 year old who has no coach for her throws and jumps, had a total of 3352 points, and will be in the same age group next year.

Dave Stead

July 2014

DMVAC’s Luke Caldwell Competing in the Commonwealth Games

Luke first took up running when he volunteered to make up the numbers at a school cross country event as a 14 year old. He ran quite well in that race, finishing just behind a school friend who happened to be a member of DMVAC. Luke’s friend invited him to come down to Pixham Lane where he trained regularly and started to make County teams and place highly in National events.

When he was 18, Luke went to Oxford to read Physics and his 1500m time came down significantly. As a result of this, he was given the opportunity to go to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, US, on an athletics scholarship. During his time in the US, Luke ran impressively, recording a PB of 13.29 for 5000m and was awarded the coveted “All American” sports award 5 times.

Luke made his Senior International debut running for the UK in the European Team Championships in June this year where he placed a creditable 6th.  His next goal is the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, when he will be competing for Scotland. Luke ran in the 5000m on Sunday 27th coming 13th out of a field of 25 in a time of 13:43:75. If he runs in the 10,000m, which is yet to be confirmed, it will be on Friday 1st August at 8:05pm.

First Grand Prix race completed

The first race in the club Grand Prix competition was the Badger Half Marathon held on Sunday. Twenty club members braved the muggy conditions and Dr Rob McCaffrey’s singing, to compete on the course which ran between Denbies and Norbury Park.

The next club GP race is the Wimbledon Common MABAC at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th August. This is a super friendly, fun event with refeshments provided after the race. A good club turnout is needed to maintain our lead over Wimbledon Windmilers.

Hannah Jarvis selected to represent Wales for Snowdon Race

Club member Hannah Jarvis has been selected to represent Wales in the Snowdon International Mountain race (39th Tyn Lon Volvo International Snowdon Race / Ras Ryngwladol yr Wyddfa 2014) next weekend! This is a tough 10 miler from Llanberis to the summit and back. More about the race.

Track Results 2014

Track Results 2014

SWL – Match 3 Sat 12th July at K2, Crawley

The DMVAC team ended up 4th on the day with 178 points and overall remain in 4th position.

It was another glorious day Saturday with 15 athletes turning out to compete in more than one discipline. The usual suspects as ever continue to improve and grow with confidence.

THE TEAM

U/13 – Daisy Riley, Tess Johnson, Leila Ayimba-Golding.
U/15 – Bea Allan, & Elsa Palmer.
U/17 – Hannah Morris, Rebecca Loomes, Lucy Brett, Suzie Crayton, & Imani Ayimba-Golding.
Sen/Vet – Fiona Blagg, Ameila Maugouber, Anne Davidson (W50), Jane Wilcox (W40) & Louise Ionascu (W40).

Overall League Results
Individual Event Results

Sports Hall Sunday 26th January

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Athletes from Dorking and Mole Valley AC took part in the last of three indoor competitions on Sunday 26th January.

In first place overall were our the under 15 girls team Imani Aymiba-Golding, Sophia Herovin, Stephanie Noris, Jamine Bressler, Freya Jhurgoo, Lucy Philips and Emily Dorn.
In third place over all were the under 15 boys Matt Ford, Conner Kilmartin, Tom Phillips, Barney Davies, Will Philips and Finn Campbell.

The under 13 boys Thomas Hughes, Jake Hourihane, Louis Amoroso, Jake Gill and Alex Ranger, Ben Taggart, Freddie Dorn, Tom Edwards, Jack Edwards and Alex Friend entered two teams which came 6th and 9th.
In 16th place were the under 13 girls team, this was much smaller than normal team where we appreciate the effort put in by a four people competing, Leila Aymiba-Golding, Bella Woodward, Mimi and Esme.
Top individual scorers were Sophia Herovin, Matthew Ford, Tom Phillips, Jake Hourihane and Imani Aymiba Golding.