The peleton in the London Suurrey Cycle Claasic road race
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Our first series of articles in this section of the website covers a number of specialist areas.


The London-Surrey Cycle Road Race

The London-Surrey cycle race, a trial for the 2012 Olympics, offered residents of Sheen – and others along the route from Central London to Boxhill – a chance to get a first hand experience of what the Olympics will offer. The cycle road races are some of the very few events that are open to the public so, if the turnout for this preliminary event is anything to go by,  we should expect a high level of roadside support.

Even at 9.15 am on a Sunday morning the route through Richmond park was lined with supporters for the race. And not only the die hard cycling enthusiasts. Families with their dogs and children mingled with dog walkers, runners and hard core, committed  cyclists to cheer on the riders and their entourage of police outriders, team cars and sundry support vehicles.

A great opportunity for some good photographs. Admittedly, those taken by our own reporter were not as good as those taken by other, more expert photographers so we are grateful to Simon Webster for use of his photographs.

More about the race …

Fitness Training

Martin Felix, fitness coachWelcome to the first of our series of health and fitness related articles designed to guide, support and encourage you to achieve your goals in all aspects of a healthy and active lifestyle.

We are fortunate to have on board with us, Sheen’s local sports therapist and personal trainer, Martin Felix, who will be writing regular features on sport and fitness issues – and providing you with general advice and guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting the most out of your sport.

TRX Suspension Training equipmentFor our first sport’s issue, Martin has written an article about TRX Suspension training.

This is a complete training system that can be used anywhere. It is effective, portable and is ideal for anyone, whether they are a top athlete or just looking for a way of achieving and maintaining personal fitness.

Martin uses the system himself so you couldn’t get a better recommendation.

If you have any requests for Martin to write about a specific issue or topic then please contact us using the form below or email us direct at:

Profile of Martin Felix

Golf: improving your game

David Bown playing golfWe are also pleased to welcome David Bown, a member of the PGA for over 30 year, a PGA Advanced golf professional and an Authorised Golfing Machine Instructor – one of only 25 in the UK.

Having studied the best players in golf and picked the brains of some of the very best world coaches, David is ideally placed to help those who need to improve their game.

His first article describes his approach to helping a young student, Derek, who was simply trying too hard to get more power in his swing.  A misconception about technique had ruined all of Derek’s efforts trying to improve.

David worked with him and showed him how he could really improve and start to enjoy his golf.

Read David’s article.

If you have any questions for David, use the Contact Form below or email us direct at:

Profile of David Bown

London Duathlon

London Duathlon 11 Sep - Start

The London Duathlon is the world’s largest duathlon. Held annually in Richmond Park, the event combines running with cycling. There is a series of races so that athletes of varyimg abilities can participate; athletes of all abilities have the chance to race in the unique environment of Richmond Park. Groups are started in batches of 10 athletes based on race numbers.

Launched for 2010, the London Duathlon offers a challenge that appeals to the thousands of athletes now focusing on longer distance racing.  The 20km : 80km : 10km event is one of the few opportunities to race at these distances in the UK.

Race Registration will be open on Saturday for all distances from 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Race day: Sunday from 7.15  am until 1.45 pm.

More information…

We need your help

East Sheen has a diverse mixture of athletic ability and sports from rowing to cycling, triathlon to rugby, swimming to yoga. It is our aim to provide you with a comprehensive listing of our clubs, facilities and activities in the local area – as well as finding you alternatives to the norm. If you run or organise a local club and events and are currently not listed on our directory, please do let us know so that we can add you to our list.

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