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tuesday night track sessions

Our weekly Tuesday night track sessions are a great introduction.

In the summer months many of our runners look to hone their racing skills over the surprisingly tactical mile and 1500m distances.  The mile distance is a key staple of the Club Championships.

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mark hayes mile winners 2018

mark hayes mile

We hold this series of races every summer at Dulwich College Track in memory of Mark Hayes who was Club Mile champion back in the 1990s. 

Runners of all ability are encouraged to take part with runners allocated to a heat depending on recent mile, 5 km or Parkrun times. There is a presentation following the final race before an easy transfer to the Alleyns Head PH for drinks!

In 2019 the race will be run on Friday 19 July.

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SOar mile 2019

soar mile

The SOAR Mile is a popular fusion of running, cheering, drinking and music held every summer. Lanes 1-3 are for the runners and the fans and finished runners cheer on the next race from the side of the track with a beverage and a bite to eat in hand. 

As it is so good we have decided to include it in our 2019 club championships again!


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open track events

open track and field events

Many of the historic track based London clubs organise track and field meets from April to September open to members of all clubs and even unattached runners. These generally cater for all ages and abilities, with distances from 100m to 10000m and even the likes of hurdles and long jump if you fancy it! 

Competitive and easily accessible meetings include those hosted by Herne Hill Harriers (Tooting Bec Track), Blackheath & Bromley (Norman Park), Cambridge Harriers & BMC (Sutcliffe Park, Eltham), Highgate Harriers (Parliament Hill Fields, near Kentish Town) and Dartford Harriers (Central Park). In addition events such as the Golden Stag Mile hosted by Barnet & District AC at Finsbury Park, the SOAR Mile and the Ladywell 10000 hosted by Kent AC at Catford are great festival like occasions for running.

Open events at Tooting are normally on a Bank Holiday Monday or Saturday, whereas those at Bromley, Dartford, Eltham and Highgate are normally midweek. It is best to enter in advance via the respective club’s wesbite to get the cheapest price and guarantee entry.

Veterans AC (VAC) also host meetings only open to VAC members (aged 35+). A number of Dulwich Runners also compete for VAC so details of some of their races are provided below too.

Selected 2019 Open Summer Events

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If you are unsure about track events then please speak to one of Steve Smythe, Mike Mann, Clare Elms, Ros Tabor, Tony Tuohy, Jonathan Whittaker or Wayne Lashley for more details.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

The Lee Valley facility in Edmonton, North London hosts a number of open events throughout the winter months on their excellent 200m track which is again open to all abilities and age groups. Typcially events are between 60m and 3000m in distance.

If you are unsure about indoor track events then please speak to one of Clare Elms, Tony Tuohy or Wayne Lashley for more details.

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County champs

County Championships

There are county championships to enter based on either where you live or where you were born. These include all age groups, specific masters and distance championships. These are normally held in May, June and August each year. Please click on the links for Surrey and Kent county events. In 2018 Dulwich Runners achieved the Surrey 10000m double with Ed Chuck and Marta Miaskiewicz each winning gold!