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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.
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|Sun Oct 26 @09:30 - |
Hyde Park 10K
|Sun Oct 26 @10:00 - |
|Mon Oct 27 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Oct 29 @19:15 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Nov 02 @08:00 - |
|Sun Nov 02 @09:30 - |
Marlow Half Marathon
|Sun Nov 02 @10:00 - 05:00PM|
Stevenage Marathon and Half Marathon
|Mon Nov 03 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Nov 05 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
**Update 24 Oct 2014** I can confirm we have 4 places left if you wish to join one of the three 26.2 teams.
Endure 24 have now closed entries for the 2015 event as they have reached their limit of 2500 runners. The club has entered 3 teams in the 6-8 runners category and we have already filled approximately half the places. If you are interested in taking part in the 2015 event being held on 13th/14th June then let Kate Hancock know as soon as possible. Entry fee is £48 per person which includes camping and needs to be paid up front to reserve your place.
With 7PBs, 7SBs, 6 Season first runs and 1 First timer in a field of 34 members, the 2014/15 Handicap Season continued on a very quiet October evening. David Pearce (1st) and Richard Kirk (2nd) were separated by 9 secs with both recording SBs. 3rd was Jaqueline Chang, 15 secs later but knocking 23 secs off her PB, with 4th placed Kevin " my achilles is still troubling me" Furlong, a further 9 secs adrift, but knocking 26 secs from his PB! (Injury, what injury?)
There were PBs for Graham Ashby (7th. by 2 secs), John Bennett (8th. 9 secs), Paul Wallis (9th. 10 secs) and Victoria Kirk (10th. 1 sec). Katherine Franklin (13th) reduced her PB by 8 secs. and was fastest Lady with a time of 20:28. Rob Hinton (20th) was fastest Male in 18:54, just 1 sec faster than Danny Norman (31st).
My 'lovely assistant' replacement was Simon Norman although, without his glasses, he had difficulty in reading the names at registration! Thanks also to this months other assistants, Natalie Warren, Caroline Dawson, Maria Cenalmor, Richard Goulder and Neil Sunderland.
Handicap time again on Wednesday and this month my lovely assistant, Kate Hancock, is unavailable. Therefore, those of you who feel that you don't want to run the Handicap because of your involvement in the Bournemouth Festival this weekend, please come along and assist. Always looking for a good turn out of runners, of course, are current average is just under 35. The run will be in darkness so please make sure you are visible to traffic and other runners.
Analysis of the September race is attached.
Having finally come to a conclusion on the 'same time' finishers, I am able to post the Official result. What a great evening? 40 members, including a very welcome 'first timer' in Sheila Hunt, 14 SBs, 10 PBs and, in very favourable conditions, 30 runners finishing by the time the clock showed 35 mins.
There were significant PBs for 1st across the line, Ellen Lambrix (by 2:29) and Venna Pom (7th. by 1:08), both running for the second time, and Victoria Kirk (8th. by 0:42), a massive improvement on her August time. Other top 10 positions were filled by David Pearce (2nd.SB), Jon Neal (3rd), Howard Brinkworth (4th.SB), Kevin Stone (5th.SB), Richard Kirk (6th.SB), Chris Wilson (9th), and Kevin Furlong (10th. PB by 0:01).
Helpers this month were Kate Hancock, Neil Sunderland, Don Esslemont, Peter Tozer, and a 'rather mischievous' Club Chairman!
For those interested in the running order for the River Relays below is a list of legs and which runner is scheduled to take part. The times stated are those calculated by the organisers of the anticipated hand over. Please be aware many 26.2 runners will be extending their runs along the towpath so they may pop up in unexpected places!
Leg 1 9am Start Leg 2 9.25 - 9.45 Leg 3 9.50 - 10.35
Dave Wilson Grant Davison Chris Wilson
Mark Weight Katherine Wilson Jack Holland
Ryan Lambrix Ellen Lambrix Katherine Franklin
Julie Chasin Richard Goulder Peter Grecian
Sonya Pritchard Matthew Prtchard Kate Hancock
Janneke Zoeteman Kevin Furlong Maria Cenalmor
Leg 4 10.25 - 11.35 Leg 5 10.55 - 12.25
Jacqueline Chang Joe Chang
Ben Downe Chris Coghlan
Steve Ramek Martin Threakall
Kevin Stone Lawrence Bromley
Maria Cenalmor Andrea Bennett
Kate Hancock John Bennett
The first runner listed on each leg is part of the same team, the second listed is another team and so forth.
Sorry, folks, been off-line for a week and a half. Hope you've not forgotten that it's Handicap this evening! Usual request for help if you're not going to run or are not sure, six is ideal. Also usual request to wear hi viz tops as it's likely to be a bit dim by the finish time. I've attached the Race Analysis for August and I'm looking forward to another great turn-out. See you later.
The good news is that Endure 24 dates have been announced for 2015, 13 – 14 June, it is not Glastonbury weekend so hopefully a little less mud. We have the opportunity to enter teams during the early registration window that opens on Thursday 4 September from 9am.
The bad news is that firstly the fee has increased, a team runner will cost £48, I have asked for details on what the additional fee **the Endure team have confirmed that this year they have only just covered the costs for the first three years, unless they can operate at a profit they are unlikely to continue to run the event. They are not keen to increase the number of runners to increase income, though have also considered moving to a cheaper venue, as well as try to obtain additional sponsorship. They do intend to improve the facilities, as per their facebook post. ** Team registration does require payment in full.
From the pairs and solo registrations it looks like there will be a lot of interest again next year so we may need to act quickly if there is any interest. If you do wish to take part please post <here>, though to secure your entry we will need to receive your full entry fee. Please be aware that in the event you decide at a later date that you are no longer able to attend we will not be able to refund your money (though you are welcome to find a replacement runner within the club).
OK Boys and Girls, don't forget that tomorrow evenings run will start from Ham Gate in Richmond Park. Please make sure you park outside the park in Ham Gate Avenue otherwise you might well struggle to get your car out afterwards.
Alternatively you can get there via public transport on a 65 bus from Kingston and running along Ham Gate Avenue to the meeting point.