Running and endurance is at the core of pretty much all team sports. We are very lucky to have so many options in South West London for children to get involved.
Fun Junior Handicap Series
The Stragglers and Ranelagh Junior Running Group (SRJRG) Junior & Mini Handicap Series. The first event for 2024 will be held on Thursday 16th May. All events this year are at: Bushy Park Sports Club (formerly NPL), Pavilion Road, Queens Road, Teddington TW11 0EL. 2024 Dates for the Minis’ and Juniors’ Events:
Thursday 16th May
Thursday 13th June
Thursday 27th June – Relay
Thursday 11th July
Thursday 29th August
Registration at 6.50 p.m., Minis start at 7.20 p.m., Juniors start at 7.30 p.m.
Richmond Junior parkruns
There are 3 junior parkruns that take place in the borough. 2 of them are every Sunday and one is held once a month. It is a free, fun, and friendly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds). Moormead junior parkrun (Twickenham) is held every Sunday at 9am. Latchmere Red Junior parkrun (Ham) is held every Sunday at 9am. Bushy Park Junior parkrun (Teddington) is held on the first Sunday of the month at 9am.
Local athletics or running clubs:
Local athletic clubs are great to build confidence and allow juniors to try different athletic disciplines. Try these local
www.ranelagh-harriers.co.uk All abilities are welcome to our Junior sessions and the emphasis of the sessions is on age-appropriate development, keeping it fun and sociable. Our coaching is centred on each individual’s needs, with the goal of helping our juniors to reach their potential. We run two groups, catering for children up to 13 years old and between 13 to 20.
St Mary’s Richmond
www.smrac.org.uk Membership is available to anyone from the age of 11 years up and everyone can benefit from coaching suitable to them. St Mary’s Richmond AC provides competition opportunities for our members throughout the year, and actively encourages the membership to compete in order to realise their goals and achieve their full potential.
Sheen Shufflers Juniors
Sheen Shufflers Juniors is a new and much needed local Junior Athletics club, meeting at Barn Elms running track on Sunday mornings from 09:00 am to 10:30 am. The Sheen Shufflers have run a successful adult running club for over 25 years and have now opened a junior section. The age range will be from 7 to 15 years old, with UK Athletics coaches in attendance. The cost is £5 per child, per session. http://www.sheenshufflersjuniors.co.uk/ For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 07936 240937
Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadiumwww.kingstonandpoly.org Welcome to the Young Athletes section of the Kingston & Poly website. Here you will find information relevant for our young members, including how to join the Club. We will have the latest news from Championships and League competitions – National Young Athletes League, Ebbisham League, LilyB League, Downs Cross Country League, Sportshall. The section will also feature nominations and awards for the Jack Petchey Achievement Scheme.
For information on the Kestrel Club, for School Year 4 and upwards, please visit the Momentum Sports site: www.momentumsports.co.uk/TrKingstonKestrelClub