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Events coming up

   Sat. 26 Jul., Herne Hill Open Meeting, Tooting. Timetable.

   Sun. 27 Jul., SLAN U20 & U17 Open Meeting, Battersea Park. Details.

   Sun. 27 Jul. to Sat. 2 Aug., 20th Commonwealth Games, Glasgow. Link

   Sat. 2 Aug., Southern Athletics League Division 2 (S) Match 5/5, Crawley. 

   Sun. 10 Aug., Wimbledon 5k inc. Surrey Road League 7/7 & Surrey Champs. Details

   Tue.-Sun. 12-17 Aug., European Champs., Zurich, Switzerland. Link.

   Wed. 13 Aug., Rosenheim League Final, Tooting.

   Wed. 20 Aug., Hercules Wimbledon AC Sprints & Middle Distance Open Meet, Wimbledon. Details.

   Sat.-Sun. 23-24 Aug., CAU Intercounty Champs.

   Mon. 22 Sep., EGM & AGM of Belgrave Harriers, Belgrave Hall, 7pm.

Let The Games Begin

Four Belgravians will be in action in the Commonwealth Games athletic events in Glasgow. Goldie Sayers (Javelin), Phillips Idowu (Triple Jump) and William Sharman (110m Hurdles), together with Marty Dent, representing Australia, (Marathon). Dwain Chambers was selected for the 100 metres but has stood down to concentrate on the European Championships.

And joining Dwain in Zurich for the 'Europeans' will be Phillips, William and Goldie.

Medals?  There's got to be one or two on the cards.

Another monster win in the Southern Athletics League

Saturday 12 July. The boys and girls of the Southern Athletics League team travelled to Poole in Dorset for the penultimate match of the season and came away with another resounding win. Already placed fourth in the division this will move us even closer to the leading clubs and we meet the top two of these - Crawley and Dartford - in the final match at Crawley on 2nd August.  Some team could leave the K2 Stadium, Crawley, disappointed at not gaining promotion. Can the Bels turn out the strongest possible team, storm into the top two league slots and go up to Division One? It's all to play for.

Photo from Helen Brown

Full results  |  Belgrave results and photos

International field well beaten our William

Friday 11 July. At the Sainsbury's Glasgow Games William Sharman was so impressive with his winning run in the sprint hurdles. It was another 13.21 clocking to equal his personal record but more importantly he clearly got the better of Porter, USA (13.08), Shubenkov, Russia (13.09), Riley, Jamaica (13.14), Parchment, Jamaica (12.94), Harris, USA (13.18) and Wilson, USA (13.02) - personal bests in brackets.

Race has got their name on it - Wicks

Wednesday 9 July, Battersea Park. From the JP Morgan Chase Challenge website:

"Stop us if you have heard this story before, but the husband and wife team of Phil and Emily Wicks were the individual winners.

Phil, representing his new employer, Allianz, won the men's division in 16:42, fighting off a valiant effort from Nicholas Torry of Commerzbank (16:47).

Emily, wearing the colors of Punter Southall, was a comfortable women's winner in 19:39, outdistancing Miriam Vernizzi of GE Capital, who ran a solid 20:22.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Wicks Dynasty has swept the men's and women's crowns on the same night of racing. It was Phil's seventh London Corporate Challenge title overall, the sixth for Emily."

Thursday 10 July, City of London. ... and the next night the Dynamic Duo did it again - a double win in the Standard Chartered Great City Run 5k. Phil running 14:29 for a 49 second victory and Emily 16:38, 40 seconds clear of the rest.

Photo by Steve Wicks

“Celebration of Reg Hopkin’s Life”

Monday 7 July. Many turned out for the “Celebration of Reg’s Life” at Camberwell New Cemetery where fulsome tributes were made to our old club colleague and we remembered the great work that Reg did throughout his life.

Reg's family would like to thank all who attended - and if you would like a copy of the booklet Memoirs of a Bermondsey Boy, please email.

If you would like to “Leave a Gift in Memory” of Reg, our chosen Charity is Parkinson’s UK. You can go on line, or telephone 020 7932 1303 (with card payment details) or by post to Parkinson’s UK, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ.

UK Women's Athletics League - Our League Status Cemented

It was a good day's work at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool, for our women's team. Not quite as strong as we'd have liked, so far from home, we nevertheless started the match of with a 3rd and 2nd in the hammer and a double win in the long hurdles which put us at the top of the scoring table. Inevitably there were a few weaker events to come but the Belles clung on to 2nd for a while before settling into 4th place at the end of the day.

All in all a pretty successful conclusion to the 2014 league campaign.  With a slowly strengthening squad of athletes our position in Division Three has been cemented with a final league position of fourth.

Full results

Rosenheim League

At last we have the results of last week's match. It was another win for the men which keeps them firmly at the top of the Eastern Division, while the increasingly lively Hercules Wimbledon's women's team managed to turn the Belles over again.

Full results

New faces in Road & Cross Country line-up

Things are changing in the administrative line-up of our road running and cross country sections ...  Read more

British Champions

Sunday 29 June. The final day of the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham proved to be no less than astounding for Belgrave supporters.

A staggering ELEVENTH title for Goldie

There have been dark times for Goldie Sayers after her injury heartbreak at the time of the 2012 Olympics but today she bounced back to win her ELEVENTH UK javelin title.  Goldie led the competition from the opening round with a cast of 58.54 metres and then in the fifth round uncorked a world class 62.75 metre effort.

William the conquerer

With a newly set personal record of 13.21 for the sprint hurdles William Sharman was the favourite to retain his UK title but his margin of victory was a full four metres as he stopped the clock at 13.18 - unfortunately wind aided at 2.4mps. Will's consistency this summer has been outstanding. We know that as a three times IAAF World Championship finallist and Commonwealth Games silver medallist he always manages to up his game when it comes to the major championships: so what can he do when it comes to the Commonwealth and European races later this summer? We can hardly wait. 

 

Dwain reigns

And just 20 minutes later in the final event of the championships we saw Dwain Chambers lining up for the 100 metres show-down. At 36 years of age Dwain was surely up against it but to our great delight he yet again defied the attack from the UK's extremely talented young sprinters and stormed to his FIFTH consecutive UK 100 metres title and EIGHTH win all told. His time was a wind legal 10.12, under the European qualifying time, and Dwain too should be off to Zurich for the European Championships.

More on Goldie's journey from British record-breaker to surgeon's operating table by our own Tom Fordyce.
Link to BBC article and video of today's 100 metres final.
Link to British Athletics report on the Championship

William Sharman in
startling form

What great running today from William Sharman to place second in the 110 metre hurdles at the European Team Championships in Braunschweig, Germany. Setting a personal record of 13.21 he moves to third on the UK all-time list behind Colin Jackson (12.91, 1993) and Tony Jarrett (13.00, 1993), improving upon the 13.26 he ran at Olympic Park in London, 2013.

Also in action for GB&NI was Phillips Idowu, fourth in the triple jump with 16.37/-0.5.

© Belgrave Harriers 2001-2014: updated 24 July 2014 at 13:35.