News

Urgent 29/11/2021

Louise has tested positive for COVID. She is fine but we have decided to end our term 2 weeks early.  We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year and look forward to restarting on Monday 10th January 2022.

JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY RACES

Barnes Flyers, the juniors section of Barnes Runners, who are separate from us but with whom we have a friendly link, are entering a team for the 4 Epsom Downs cross country races this season. (Sunday 7th November , 5th December , 6th February and 20th March ). The races are held across the road from KT18 5PP ( Epsom Downs’ Tea Hut ) where there is plenty of free parking and a tea shop.

U11 – 10.45 athletes aged Age 8 to school year 6 (2.2km)

U13 – 11.05 school years 7 & 8 (3.2km)

U15/U17 – 11.30 school years 9 & 10 (U15) and school years 11 & 12 (U17 ) (3.2km)

Contact : BarnesFlyers@gmail.com to enter. (Please include child’s full name , DOB and English school year).

Entries must be in by the Thursday before each race at the latest. 

The League has it’s own website http://www.thedownsleague.co.uk , Results are posted on http://www.thepowerof10.info , roughly a week after each race.

Please race in a Barnes Flyers top, Link for purchase below:  

Barnes Runners

 

We now run sessions Monday to Friday at Barn Elms Track.

Please see our Juniors section for full details and availability.

If your child misses a session for any reason, they can do a make

up session on another day within that current term but please let

us know in advance for planning purposes.

 

RUNNING SHOES:

For our sessions we would recommend a light-ish running shoe with enough grip for both track and grass. Brand isn’t important and you shouldn’t pay more than £50. Most good sports shops will give a 10% running club discount.

Sheen has two good shops for purchasing children’s running shoes. Up and Running stock the kid’s version of the Saucony Peregrine which is good for track and grass running. Sheen Sports stock the Asics GEL Cumulus which is also a good shoe. We would recommend trying them on in store rather than buying them online. A bad fitting running shoe can contribute towards niggles and injuries.