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Assembly League Race 1 - Beckenham - Thursday 6th April
Wed Apr 5, 2017 22:13

This Thursday 7th April - Assembly League Starts - Evening Races
A reminder that this brilliant series of 6 summer road races starts this week. Each held on a Thursday night, usually 3-3.5 miles in length. The club often does well in this league, with some good competition at every level. If the fast, free, fun racing isn't enough for you there's usually a post-race social as well.

Thu April 6th - Beckenham - 7:15pm start (3 miles)
Thu May 4th - Victoria Park - 7:30pm start (3.5 miles)
Thu June 1st - Battersea Park - 7:30pm start (5km measured)
Thu July 6th - North Greenwich Dome / o2 - 7:30pm start (3 miles approx)
Thu July 27th - Victoria Park - 7:30pm start (3.5 miles)
Thu September 7th - Beckenham - 7:15pm start (3 miles)

A bit more about the Beckenham race...
The season starts and ends with the Beckenham fixture. There are good facilities and transport links to this event, with somewhere to leave your gear and shower afterwards, there's even a bar.
It's really important we get as many out for these events. We traditionally do very well at this event but fail to take the prizes because we've sent insufficient runners to the Beckenham matches. Remember, if you run for the club you will make a difference to the results, so don't worry about whether you think you're fast enough. Like cross-country, it's your finish position that counts and by running ahead of another runner you prevent them scoring as highly - so you help the club score more points.

Travel to Beckenham:
The race venue is Beckenham Cricket Club on Foxgrove Road, which is a short walk from either of the stations A link to the map is below:

Head for New Beckenham or Beckenham junction. There are frequent trains and plenty of routes to get there + you can use your Oyster card - so no need to buy a ticket. Given the start time aim for a train as close to 6pm as possible. It's very easy, I've even given you the times:
- From London Bridge: fast trains at 17:51, 18:12, 18:35 (20 mins) + other trains
- From London Victoria to Beckenham Junction fast trains depart 17:45, 18:00, 18:15, 18:30 and take around 21 mins.
- From London Blackfriars fast train at 17:34 and 17:56 + others if you chance.
Check for times and further details and any last-minute delays or changes.
- You can also take the DLR to Lewisham and take an easy train to either to Beckenham Junction or to New Beckenham station at 17:49, 18:11, 18:33, taking around 10 minutes.

It's not too tough to get to by car and makes coming home easier. There is sufficient parking on the streets around the cricket club. If you are driving and can share a lift, please post on the noticeboard.

Don't forget your road shoes, your essential club vest and some pins for your number.

Remember, there is no organised session at the club this Thursday because of the race.

See you on Thursday evening
Men's Road & XC Captain

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