October round up

Ken hitting the 1,500km for 2019 so far keeping him on course for hitting 2,000km for the year ๐Ÿ˜€. Great work Ken!

…also showing up best dressed to our Thursday track sessions… is a suit shirt going to help your speed…???

A very well done to Kim who is keeping up the running since moving out to Bristol, Pb @ Cardiff half, still representing in the Clapham Runners kit!

October brings us the London Marathon ballot results… the Clapham Runners 2020 team is looking strong with Phoebe, Tom W, Frank, Marikje, Jessica, Damian, Ellie all securing places.  A couple of rejections received, however there is still the opportunity for members to claim a place through the club ballot… watch this space!

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Kieran hit a great milestone of 200 parkruns, the team joined him at Tooting to cheer him round and cover the line to double that 100 and now he can claim his next milestone t-shirt!

We had a huge weekend in the middle of the month of Marathon running, Emma – headed up to York for the Yorkshire Marathon,

George nipped across to Amsterdam

…..and Rob over to sunny Lisbon

Building up the distances for Azores in November Ken completed the Royal Parks Half on a damp and drizzly Sunday in London, a twisty, turny, muddy affair taking in some great landmarks and what an excellent medal!

As a club we love to support our local parkrun events, with members being involved in our local Tooting & Clapham Common parkruns since their conception.  In October we took up our positions and organised a volunteering take-over at Tooting offering our bit back to what this excellent event provides us week in week out, as we are a small club we brought in some friends of Clapham Runners to bulk our numbers for a great morning of cheering and giving our bit back.

October was a month where we’ve had to say a reluctant farewell to one of our longest standing members and most reliable Thursday track attendee… Hannah has now moved on up t’north, we hope you find a lovely club to keep up the running once you are settled in. As her final Thursday act she managed to get the illusive John out to the pub for a drink after the track session ๐Ÿ‘

We have also said goodbye for now to Steph, as she heads away on her travelling adventures, keep us posted on your running, another member of the Clapham Runners Abroad club!

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We are always happy to welcome new members to our friendly group, and in October we say hello to Katy & Jessica who have joined our team.

If you were lucky in the London Marathon ballot and want to improve your running, or are just looking for some company and motivation on these darker nights, drop us an e-mail or just turn up and say hello at either of our sessions to see what you think.

Well done everyone on a busy October, now for recovery and jumping head first into November!

September Round up

A very busy September for a number of our Runners, starting on the first Sunday of the month for Rob, running for Kebabs and rolling all the way through to the final Sunday of the month with half marathons for our runners, well it is known as sunday runday! Read more

July round up

A busy July for Clapham Runners near and far, our July round up takes us from local parkrun milestones to international ultras and everything in between.
Marie-Anne completed her 200th parkrun, celebrating this milestone at our local Tooting parkrun complete with Kieranโ€™s famous Guinness cake and Tooting Common parkrun friends.

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London Marathon 2015 Club Draw and Christmas Social

Congratulations Fiona! You will be running the Virgin London Marathon 2015 ย on 26th April for the Clapham Runners. Names were drawn out of the hat at training by our very own coach, Jon Munroe, with a helping hand from Santa’s Little Helper aka Hannah.

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Fiona will be joining Siobhan at the start line next year, who won a place through a twitter competition thanks to Pro-Direct Running and Adidas UK. Well done!

If you missed on the main ballot and the club place, there areย still two more open competitions (click here – enter by Monday 15th Dec for the VLM/Holiday Inn competition, and click here for the Full Potential competition) – and remember that for the club draw next year, only regular and paid-up members with a VLM 2016 rejection slip will be included in the draw.

Celebrations all round for the post-training Christmas Social part 1 – see our photo galleryย – and bring your santa hats next week as well, when we will head to the Mason’s Arms after the last session of 2014