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Thomas Wharton, winner of the Under-13 boys 800m and 75m hurdles

Bumper year for county medals

ATHLETES from Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club achieved a record medal haul at the annual Surrey track and field championships at Kingston over the weekend.

Emma Hayes Photo: Wiki

FA Cup victory for Chelsea's women

IN a topsy-turvy weekend of football, Chelsea's battling women held on, exhausted, for the club's fourth Women’s FA Cup trophy at Wembley hours after the men had lost their final to Liverpool on the same turf in yet another tense and ultimately unsuccessful penalty shoot-out.

The brown trout

Nature Notes: All about the 'perfect' fish

FOR me, one of nature's finest creatures is the trout, a symbol of beauty, power and grace. Indeed, it has been described as the 'perfect 'fish in terms of both shape and colouration.

Hercules Wimbledon’s  Richard McDowell, Vitality Westminster Mile, and Tom Jervis with Eilish McColgan in the vitality 10km

Club quartet in big London race

FOUR runners from Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club were among the many thousands taking part in the Vitality London 10 kilometres road race through the streets of Central London.

Hawthorn with its cascades of white blossom

May brings glorious colour

The 'merrie' month of May provides a riot of glorious colour. Foremost among the blossom trees are hawthorn (may), with its flowing cascades of frothy white and sometimes pink blossom, sweeping down to ground level above an under storey of Queen Anne's lace (cowparsley). May blossom often attracts tiny metallic green longhorn moths with extensive hair-like antennae.

Ellen Weir

Hectic summer ahead for teenager

HERCULES Wimbledon Athletic Club’s top teenage athlete, Ellen Weir, faces a challenging summer trying to combine taking her A-level exams with making the British team for the IAAF World Junior Athletics championships.