Volunteering for London Marathon Events 2020

Volunteering for London Marathon Events 2020

We are getting in early for the London Marathon Events for 2020 volunteering.

For 2020 we have been asked to assist with 3 events, The Big Half, London Marathon and Ride London. You don’t need to have volunteered before and for most roles, you don’t need any special skills or qualifications.

The Big Half – Sunday 1st March 2020

This is a half marathon run around parts of the London Marathon course. Our team operate a crossing point, with another club, at the 200m to go point by Cutty Shark in Greenwich so we do have the best view of the action. It is an early start as we need to be on course by 8:30 am, can also be a little chilly (being March) so you have been warned.

London Marathon – Sunday 26th April 2020

In its 40th year! We have 2 teams on the day, the Mile 18 team, and baggage team. 

The Mile 18 team are stationed in the Isle of Dogs so a bit of an early start as we need to get there before the road closures kick in. The team does 3 roles on the day, marshalling along the course, operating a pedestrian crossing and Elite Runner Rescue. We are on the actual course so have a great view of the action, but it is a long day as we need to be in place until around 2 pm.

The baggage team are at the finish reuniting runners with there bags. Much later start but finish much later.

Ride London – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August

New event for us as volunteers but some club members have done this in the past, as such we don’t at this stage know what roles we will have. Therefore, could be anything from assisting at the start, our on the courses, or at the finish. We also don’t know timings.

If you would like to volunteer for any or all of these events please fill out the form before and we will let you know once we have more information. If you change your mind or need to cancel then that is fine just let us know.

 

Please select which events you would like to volunteer for. All events have limited places so we can't guarantee your place.

Met League – Race 2 Stanborough Park – Welwyn – 9/11/2019

Met League – Race 2 Stanborough Park – Welwyn – 9/11/2019

Men’s Team Report

On Saturday we had the second round of the Met League series over at Welwyn. We went over with a strong men’s team, still, a fair few runners missing but a decent showing nevertheless. 
Our 12 scorers on the day were Chris, Jim Barber, Carl, Scott, Ben Albon, David, Jim Arrowsmith, Jason Maloney, Kam, Adam Walker, Ricky Nelson and Ed Fenning. This was good enough for 10th on the day in Division 1 and keeps us in the same position overall, we’ve got a decent gap to 11th and 12th behind us so I don’t think relegation is even in the thinking, we’re now aiming to push on and catch up with the teams in front. As I mentioned, we still have a good few scorers missing (not including injuries just people not available on Saturday) so with a full-strength team we are close to 7th/8th/9th which would be great progress for us. Interesting as well, if you look at where our 12th scorer finishes compared to the 12 other teams in Division 1, we would be ranked 4th best. So, sorry to bore you all a bit here but in short, we’re closing the gap and really progressing nicely in the top Division. 
Our Vets team, Carl, Scott, Jim Arrowsmith, Jason, Adam and Ricky, finished 3rd on the day, only 36 points off 1st and remain in 3rd overall for the season. 

Adam

Women’s Team Report

We had 11 hardy souls who turned out for the race at Stanborough. It would have been really nice to see a few more take part in these races. They are good fun, in spite of the rain, and bring success to the Club. We again ran away with the division 2 win for the day and established a really strong position to take the division title for the season. That doesn’t mean we can be complacent, we still need everyone out for the rest of the season. Katie Brown was our first lady home in a fantastic 10th place. Katie was followed by Emily Jeanes, Alex Baird and Katie Vooght all in the top 50. Our 5th scorer was Emily Clarke finishing just ahead of Fiona Hathaway. The fact that we have so many younger runners and that the starting age for vets has gone up to 40 means we struggle for a vets team and without Zoe and Anja we were always up against it to get a vets team score but we did well with Fiona, Aimee Jenner and Foulla making up the scoring team. Our other runners were Sharon Tindale, Christine Hawker and Christine Read. As well as the seniors hitting the heights in division 2 we finished 7th in division 1 of the vets and the B team are 4th in division 3 and the vets B team are 5th in division 3. Everyone makes a contribution and there is all to play for. 
Chas for Zoe

Junior Team Report

It was a cold afternoon for racing at the 2nd Met league fixture of the season at Welwyn Garden City but the juniors were lucky to miss the rain that the seniors got.  That’s two years in a row!  Attendance wasn’t great with a few of our big guns taking part in County/Schools races or out injured but we still fielded enough U15/U17’s boys to field A B and C teams.  There was only 1 under 11 runner across the boys and girls combined which is very disappointing (where are you all?) so well done to Max Gilzean who has been an ever-present this season.  The U13 boys are our highest place team lying 8th out of 24 in the league and a big ‘well done’ goes to Luke Bass, Oscar Tivnann, Ed Paine and Oliver Moss for your efforts.  Luke, in his first met league race, finished a creditable 19th out of 62 runners.   With the Keohane sisters missing for this fixture we were always going to have fewer points in the girl’s races but Selma, Saoirse and Olivia held up our end for the U13’s as did Jessica and Anna for the U15’s.  All of them battled hard for their finishes.  Performances of the day go to Alessio Ferrari and Alex Lytrides.  Alessio finished 4th out of 55 in the U15’s race and 22nd out of 100 in the combined 15’s and 17’s.  Just behind him was Alex who came in 25th out of 100.  We had another 7 runners in the race which is a good turnout. Well done to Ethan, Ned, Liam, Max, Harry, Alexander and Toby.   Their efforts leave us 11th out of 33 teams after 2 fixtures.  I’d love to see us go top 10 this year.  Our next cross country fixture is at Trent Park on the 23rd in the NWL League.  Let’s have a big turnout.
Paul

Track Mile 2019

Track Mile 2019

Thanks to everybody that attended the track mile on Friday evening. I thought it was a thoroughly good event and a massive thanks to all the runners, supporters and officials.

The respective winners on the day were:
Ellie Edwards – Junior female
Alessio Ferrari – Junior male
Emily Jeanes – Senior female
Raul Simmons-Perez – Senior male

I’m also delighted to confirm that the Senior female track mile club record was broken by Emily, topping 4.18: from the previous year and clocking 4.15:

Special thanks to James Joy, Roland, Francis, Mike Prior, Jason Dodd and Paul Hart for your assistance on the sidelines.

Adam

Photos and results can be found at the links below

Aquathlon 2019

Aquathlon 2019

Thanks for everyone who came to the Aquathlon yesterday. We had perfect weather thankfully and a good turnout. We had a couple of teething problems with the new run course, which we will sort out for next year – but everything else went smoothly. Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped me manage this pretty complex undertaking. I’d appreciate any feedback on the race, so that we can look to make it even better in the future. Email me at aquathlon@trentparkrc.com.

Results can be found using the links below as well as the photos from the event.

February 2019 Handicap Results

The first time we combined the Senior and junior events to run on the same day and the weather played its part giving ideal conditions for fast times.

A few changes for both the seniors and juniors causing some confusion for both but it all worked out wonderfully in the end even if it did look like organised chaos. In total, we had 109 finishers, 72 seniors, 25 Young Athletes (over 11) and 12 Juniors (under 11). 

First Junior (under 11) home was Max Gilzean in 9:56, closely followed by Alfie Downs in 9:59 then Bethan O’Shea in 10:05. Statistically surprising this order was reversed for the handicap results with Bethan first improving by 11.936%, the Alfie with a 7.562% and the Max with -1.188%.

For the Young Athletes (over 11) it was David Sleeman first across the line in 12:39, then Benjamin Woolf in 13:15 and Ronan Ozdural 13:45. For the Handicap Sophie Moran with a 10.25% improvement, then David Sleeman, 7.88% followed by William Grimsdell with a 4.282% improvement. 

Mixed in with the juniors, the seniors started to come through. Charlie Bruce the first senior home, skillfully weaving around the juniors to finish in 18:00, with Scott Aiken in 18:10, and Chris Adams in 19:14. First lady home was Emily Clarke is 21:01 (so close to breaking 21 minutes).  Handicap results where Dean Anderson with an 18.1% improvement, Katherine Atkinson with an 11.089% improvement and breaking 30 minutes for the first time in 29:16, then Paul Nevin with a 7.053% improvement.

Link to results are below.