If you have not yet paid your £14 registration to England Athletics and compete as a Chiltern Harriers AC member you could be disqualified from events! If, as of 1 July, your registration fee was not paid, you will be listed as Not-Registered and will be unable to claim registered athlete discount on entries or race as a Harrier. If your England Athletics registration fee is outstanding, talk to Club Membership Secretary Steve Field about how to fix this.
The Club is launching a brand new Club Championship for seniors. The Championship will recognise the top performers across age groups, with focus upon local events and the Chiltern Cross Country League.
The Championship will culminate with a prize-giving at the annual Club Social & Awards Evening in 2018 (date TBC).
Here’s the deal: runners earn points for taking part in the following events (1 point for 1st in their age group, 2 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd etc). The lowest score over (best) 4 events wins:
o Burnham Beeches 10k / Half Marathon (August)
o Shardeloes (September)
o Herbert’s Hole (November)
o The Pednor 10 (December)
o The fourth Chiltern League cross-country match of the season (January)
o Berkhamsted Half (March)
o The Pednor 5 (May)
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd places awarded to:
o Senior (men and women)
o M40, M50, M60, M70
o W35, W45, W55, W65
To be eligible to win a prize, at least one of the four events must be a Club event (ie. Shardeloes, Herbert’s Hole or the Pednor 5).
As in 2017, the Club Championship for junior athletes will be held at the fourth Chiltern League match of the season, with 1st 2nd and 3rd places awarded in each age group.
Chiltern Harriers have a team entered for this league (joint team with Bedford)
We can enter 2 scoring athletes and as many non-scoring as we wish. Every athlete gets an official result (e.g time for track races or distance for throws/jumps) and it appears on Powerof10
You can try any /all of the regular track events including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3k or 5k. Or go for hurdles / steeplechase. Or if you don’t feel like running why not try some field events high jump, discus throwing etc.
Or...get down to St Albans and help out or cheer on our Chiltern team
It starts around 12 and finishes by 4pm so it is a great afternoon out and fun for all the family
Athletes of all ages welcome to compete u17 to over 80. People of all ages welcome to come and support, watch and enjoy.
You can run in regular road shoes, trainers or track spikes. All abilities from Mo Farrah to Slow Coach welcome. Sometimes I come first (rare) sometimes I come last. a chance to wear your Chiltern vest with pride or borrow one.
Family Friendly. Fun. Free. Fantastic!
I don’t live in the area now so please let me know if you are going and perhaps we can arrange some car sharing and team spirit
with very best wishes
Andrew Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's event will soon be upon us.
It puts quite a strain on our resources but we have always managed to turn out a wonderful 'army' of volunteers.
We need help with Registration,Marshaling,Timekeeping,Transition and running a Refreshment Tent.
Could you please let me know if you can help with the event which starts at 8.15am and should be concluded by 11.30am at the latest. The busiest races are the 9-10 year olds at 9am and the 11-12 year olds at 10.15am.
The triathlon takes place as usual at Chesham Leisure Centre and Chesham Grammar School, White Hill HP5 1BB on Sunday 25 June.
If you are unable to assist us on the Sunday perhaps you could help us on the Saturday afternoon of 24th June when we will be setting up the course.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please be advised that the Round the Town Series of Races are no longer to be held. Following a lengthy discussion at a recent Coaches Meeting all the coaches present decided that the Race Series had reached a point where it could no longer continue. Race numbers had dropped considerably in it's final season and it was becoming ever more difficult to recruit enough marshalls for the series of races and the March 2017 race had to be cancelled because so few were available.
More importantly both the course and the car park were becoming less safe and it was becoming ever more difficult to satisfy the requirements for a Race Permit to be issued for the race series.
So with some sadness a race series which has provided great training opportunities and a lot of fun for over 20 years has come to an end.
The Club's committee would like to thank the many volunteer helpers involved with the race over many years and in particular Sue Slade, the main organiser, Brian Slade, Graham Thear, Sarah Wardley and Steve Perkin who have been the organising and officiating team for the past 6 years. Also thanks to Gary Howells and Martyn Cartwright who instigated the race series over 20 years ago and have been involved throughout.
This years circuit training group is open to all athletes (Long, middle distance and track and field) and is graded to suit all abilities.
After the success of last year's Awards Evening & Social, the event is back for 2017 and is BIGGER and BETTER. With entertainment including a fully-supervised inflatable assault course and music from local acoustic duo The Weathertop Preachers, as well as the presentation of this year's Chiltern League medals, it will be a night to remember.
Tickets cost just £9.50 for juniors and £13.50 for seniors, free for under 5s. For full details and to order your tickets, click here. Final numbers need to be confirmed on Tuesday 2 May, so order your tickets now to avoid disappointment. There will be no entries on the door.
Book your place on the coach to Greenwich for the start of the London Marathon. All the details here
Club Championships: Join us at the Chiltern League Cross-Country on 14 January to be in the running for a medal
Chiltern Harriers AC are holding a Club Championships!
To participate, you need to take part at the fourth Chiltern League Cross Country match of the season, taking place in Keysoe (North Bedford) on 14 January.
Unique medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions in the following age categories:
Male - Veterans, seniors, U20, U17, U15, U13, U11
Female - Veterans, seniors, U20, U17, U15, U13, U11
Support to grassroots athletics: A message from the Chairman of the Southern England Athletics Association
To all supporters of Southern Athletics
This message will probably have reached you because you are a supporter of grassroots athletics. I am hoping you will complete this brief survey and share with us your views on the current situation. In 2007 SEAA surrendered its affiliations and road levies to England Athletics in support of the recommendations of Sir Andrew Foster (the Foster report). In return England Athletics were to support the regions in staging competition. The regional funding from England is now uncertain although the affiliation income received by EA substantially exceeds the annual grant to the regions many-fold.
As you know we provide the essential link between club and county through to national level providing many championship and team opportunities on all surfaces over the year as well as creating the vital pathway for athletes and officials to higher competition. Southern Athletes enjoy competing in the area Championships and all we need is the full and committed support of England Athletics.
We hope this survey will go some way to demonstrating to our governing body how you, as a grassroots athletics supporter, feel about the way our sport is being run and the need to ensure that the money you pay in each year is used in the right way.
SEAA Competition Ltd