Category Archive: Races

Nov 27 2017

Mens Cross Country Match 3 – Roundshaw Downs 2nd Dec

This Saturday 2nd December (1500)  will see Match 3 (of 4) of the Mens Cross country season, brought forward, in an ordered fashion, from its usual mid January spot. The season has thus far been viewed as a somewhat transitional one, with Barnes failing to hit the heights of last year in a very competitive league.  …

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Nov 22 2017

The (Sub) 3 Amigos

Future historians may look back on November 2017 as the month Mugabe fell or David Cassidy died but the news from Valencia should be more than a footnote. On a warm, sunny Spanish day Barnes Runners Chris Peskett and James Mcpoland both broke three hours in the city’s marathon. Chris ran 2:58:49. James was just …

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Oct 16 2017

Mens XC Match 1 – Wimbledon Results

Contrary to expectations, this was not the flat(ish) Wimbledon course of last year, but a woody, hilly circuit that sent a slightly depleted Barnes Mens Team on their way into the 2017/18 with a bang. Cruelly stripped of a number of XC stalwarts by (mainly) a mixture of injuries and illness,  a gallant band of …

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Mar 08 2017

The hand of history… Sunday 19 March 2017

Perhaps you would like to be part of history? Perhaps you would like to show loyalty and allegiance to a company that we have been supporting since its inception? Or perhaps you simply want to cavort coquettishly in the mud of Box Hill… Be part of the ETL swansong: entries for the last ever Events …

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Dec 06 2016

Bryony Britten

Ding dong round 2

The ladies ran the second in their cross country series on Saturday. Blue sky and sunshine made fabulous conditions for a turn around Mitcham common. The course threw in a couple of short sharp hills to separate the fit from the fun runners and raise the heart rate. Barnes put in a solid performance and …

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Nov 05 2016

Mens Cross Country – Round 2 – Epsom Downs 12th Nov

The long wait for Round 2 is nearly over… on Saturday the 12th November at 1500, Match 2 of the Surrey Cross Country League is on, and is actually the last one before the league “winter break” (eg next one is January the 14th). All details can be found here on the Surrey XC website, …

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Nov 02 2016

Your London Marathon build-up race schedule

One way of preparing to run well in the London Marathon is to enter races in the build-up. This makes the miles go faster, equips your body and mind for race conditions, and allows you to roll up on April 23 ready to run a PB. So here, in one place, is a list of …

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Oct 16 2016

Bryony Britten

Ladies XC race 1

A big well done to the three ladies that flew the flag for Barnes runners on Saturday at the first X country race of the season. Clare, Emily and Bryony put in a great show and despite the club taking penalty points for not fielding a full team we are in a good place in …

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Oct 04 2016

Sat 8th October – Richmond Park Run & Cross Country Warm up

 In advance of the first cross country matches of the season on Saturday the 15th October (Mens – 1400 Wimbledon; Ladies – midday Nonsuch Park), there will be an introduction/refresher session to Cross Country in Richmond park at 0945 this Saturday 8th October. This will consist of a quick chat through the do’s and don’ts and then …

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Sep 16 2016

Surrey Cross Country League 2016-17

The temperature has now dipped below 30C, and as the deer begin to rut in Richmond Park, the minds of Barnes Runners begin the slow transition from the dusty road and track to the cooling muddy paths and parks of the Surrey Cross Country Leagues…. Barnes Runners have both Mens and Ladies teams in the competitive …

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