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We're a friendly running club based in Surbiton, Surrey, UK. We welcome runners of all standards, fast or slow. Our regular club nights are Mondays and Wednesdays when we meet at Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club at 7pm. We also participate in a number of other races/activities including the Surrey Cross Country League and many local races. Our membership rates start at £15 a year and you can run with us a couple of times for free before you decide whether to join us. For more information, click on the "Joining Us / Club Info" menu at the top of this page. We look forward to running with you!
For information on our Valentines 10K Race held every February, click here.
For information on Race Timing Clock & Gantry Hire click here.
|Mon Mar 02 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Mar 04 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
|Sun Mar 08 @09:00 - 12:00PM|
GP 11: Finchley 20
|Mon Mar 09 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Mar 11 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Mar 15 @08:00 - 12:00PM|
Kingston Breakfast Run
|Sun Mar 15 @08:30 - 12:00PM|
Hurst Park Half
|Mon Mar 16 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Mar 18 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Mar 22 @09:00 - 12:00PM|
Salomon Citytrail Richmond Half marathon
This series of road races (put on by local clubs with reasonable entry fees) have in the past counted towards qualifying events for our annual Club London Marathon Ballot Draw and I assume that will be the case again this coming December. In addition some of them are deemed to be Surrey County Championship Events so as you might expect there will be a wide range of runners entering them.
League races for this year have been published as follows:
Sunday 3rd May - Richmond Half Marathon
Sunday 10th May - Sutton 10K
Sunday 7th June - Dorking 10M
Sunday 21st June - Richmond 10K
Saturday 18th July - Elmore 7M
Sunday 26th July - Elmbridge 10K
Sunday 9th August - Wimbledon Dash 5K
Below I have copied and pasted the League Rules from the Surrey Athletics website: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/index.php?Y=2014&O=R&S=2015
Last months excellent turnout of 39 runners included all 5 members of the Bennett family, two for the first time, plus an 'associate' first time member, as well. First home was Alastair McGeoch-Williams (17:08) continuing his come back with the fastest time of the day. There were PBs for Chris Kelk (2nd), Louise Johnston (4th), and Nicholas Lee (12th). Libby Marchant (13th) was fastest lady in 20:14.
David Pearce, who finished 6th, heads the League Table on 198 points from Vicki Kirk (15th) on 181, and husband Richard (37th) and running with an injury, on 159. Andrea Bennett moves up from 7th to 4th, Danny Norman from 13= to 10th. Other big movers were Louise Johnston 25th to 14th, Alastair McGeoch-Williams 27th to 16th, and Libby Marchant 22nd to 17th.
I am hoping for a similar turnout for our February race with others able to assist. Attached is a reminder of the January result and the race Analysis.
Following on from Richard's post with the XC results. Please see the link below to the updated Grand Prix tables
The remaining Grand Prix's of the year are:
#10 Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon - Sunday 22nd Feb
#11 Finchley 20 - Sunday 8th March
#12 Maidenhead 10 - Friday 3rd Apil (Good Frday)
Entries are now open for all of the above. With all still to play for (especially in the men's competition) we look forward to seeing you there!
Club Handicap this evening, the first of 2015, and I hope you've all got over your Christmas excesses! December's result caused a certain amount of movement in the 'Top 10'. New leader, David (the Bandit) Pearce (168), swops places with Victoria Kirk (162), who has an 8pts advantage over husband, Richard. The next 4 positions are separated by 2pts with John Bennett (127) moving from 6th to 4th, Derick Wilkie and Kevin Furlong equal 5th on 126, and Andrea Bennett (125) 7th, forming the 2nd close family contest. The final 3 places are filled by another group separated by 5pts, with Steve Ramek (115), moving from 12th to 8th, ahead of Steve Luke (112) and Sue Garnish (110).
I've attached the result for December 2014, to remind you of what happened, and the Top 20 League Table. I hope to get our usual good turnout of runners, helpers and spectators despite what might be a slightly damp evening!
For anyone wishing to purchase club kit this week, including the training tops that have recently arrived you can now also use PayPal along with traditional methods such as cash/cheque/bank tranfer.
To pay for club kit via PayPal:
Important points to note:
The following "26.2 RRC" items are in club colours of blue with red/white diagonal stripes. The hi-viz vests/bibs are commercially produced with reflective stripes. Note that beanie hats and hi-viz vests/bibs are "one size fits all".
Before Libby's early morning and very welcome report on the Club 10 Mile Championship, you might have been excused for forgetting that it actual happened. I, too, know what it's like to find the time to post when you're tied down with important personal commitments, hence some late information regarding the Handicap!
However, you wont be excused for not remembering that it is Club Handicap this evening. With Victoria (1st) and Richard (3rd), the Kirks will continue to battle for family honours, as will the Bennetts, with John (6th) and Andrea (8th) in the current League Table, where only 56 points cover the top 10. With every one starting with 35 points the result could see significant changes in the order.
Anybody who does not intend to run, your assistance will be most welcome, as would those who would like to run but will help if necessary.
The November Race Analysis is attached. See you all later.
Nonsuch parkrun and Sutton & District AC young athletes are once again collecting unwanted vests/t-shirts, shorts and old trainers/running shoes (tied together) for young athletes out in Gambia where there is a very enthusiastic group of runners but without proper kit in many cases.
Andrea Glen and Derick Wilkie are willing to accept any clean, useable and unwanted kit in your possession next Monday (1st December) and Wednesday (3rd December), at SRFC respectively, prior to our evening Club sessions. Andrea will then pass on the items to an appreciative Larmin Sanneh, the Gambian long distance runner, at Nonsuch parkrun on Saturday 6th December.
Please have a good turnout of your unwanted running kit this weekend, for handing over either on Monday or Wednesday next week, and many thanks for your support of these young athletes.
A still but chill and moonlit evening saw 34 members start the club Handicap. First across the line, and a warm welcome return, was Mark Simmons. 10 years ago he had a PB of 18:42 and last ran the the Handicap in 2008 when he was recording 24 mins. Now, six years later, he returns to running, as a first timer, following a hip operation. He was followed home by first position points scorer David Pearce with Andrea Bennett, Sue Garnish, Derick Wilkie, and Richard Kirk, all within the space of 13 secs and achieving SBs. Richard must have felt the hot breath of his wife, Victoria, on his neck as she crossed the line, 3 secs behind him, in yet another PB time of 22:08. Peter Grecian (8th,SB) and Ben Woods (9th,PB) shared an equal finish time 4 secs later, with Moustafa Fawzy, in his first run since March, a futher 6 secs behind in a PB time of 18:38. John Bennett (14th) was the other PB runner. Ben Woods, 17:22, was fastest man, and Libby Marchant, 20:44, fastest lady.
My thanks for assistance, this month, to Kate Hancock, Maria Cenalmor, Richard Goulder, Pete Tozer, Don Esslemont and, after his retirement from the run, Jack Holland.