Busy Weekend

Well it was a busy weekend for the club this weekend what with Green Belt Relay and the Hogsmill Ladies 5.  Well done to everyone who took part either racing, driving or supporting you all did the club proud this weekend.

Results are up for both events:

The Hogsmill Ladies 5 results can be found -> here <- well done to all that ran.

The Green Belt relay results can be found -> here <- and well done to all those who didn’t get lost.


Track Session – Wednesday 25 May 2016

Must-do track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 May 2016

With the club mile just a week later (1 June) at Kingsmeadow, the track session on 25 May is must-do training.

We will be doing core mile training: 8 x 400m, with 200m recovery jog between.  This speed session is a shorter total distance than we sometimes run at the track, but the target is to run somewhat faster than normal – pitching a pace just a little faster than your target mile pace.  This will help with pacing for the mile as well as helping make your body comfortable at this speed.

We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road.  Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg at least three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) in time to begin the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm.  Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure-fire way to give yourself an injury!  Entry is now £3.65.

This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.  Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed.

David Pimm

Hogsmill Ladies 5

This weekend Epsom Allsorts host their popular annual 5 mile race the Hogsmill Ladies 5 which takes place in the picturesque Hogsmill local nature reserve near Ewell. The race starts and finishes on the track at Epsom & Ewell Harriers, starts at 10am and is only £10 for EA affiliated, £12 for non-affiliated in entered in advance, one day entries cost £2 more. For those of you with children there is also a kids race on the track so this really is an event for the whole family.

Full details and to enter head on over to the race website and get your entry in quick.


Club Kit Order Window

Calling all members!

Our kit supplier has opened a new ordering window for the club. The order window will close at 5pm on Thursday 26th May.

All kit ordered by this time will be delivered around the end of June, just in time for most of your summer races and of course the summer Grand Prix events.

As well as running kit, our supplier can also provide cycling and triathlon clothing, running accessories and also kit in child sizes too.

Instructions on how to order can be found here.

Blast From the Past – Autumn 1988

Thanks to Simon Norman, we have been provided with some old club newsletters. One I want to share with you is from Autumn 1988. Some of our younger members won’t have been born back then but I am sure others remember the time fondly.

To give you a sample of what you will find in the newsletter, at Sandhurst Half Marathon on 12th June 1988, current members, Dave “The Whippet” Wilson and Simon “The Gazelle” Norman were part of a winning 4 man team. There are a number of other race reports that I would encourage you to read.

You may be surprised to hear that back in 1988 they increased the membership cost to £10. This was described as being excellent value back then. 28 years later our membership is now just £15. An increase of £5 in this time means that today you really are getting good value!

Read the attached newsletter for all the details of what was going on in Autumn 1988.


Guess who’s back, track again
Track is back, tell a friend…

Wednesday 27th April 2016 (tomorrow), 7:15pm meet for approximately 7.30pm start. As ever it’s at Kingsmeadow, Kingston Road, Kingston, KT1 3PB. Entry is £3.60(65?). Basically bring £4 in case.

Open for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.

It will primarily be a 400, 800 set x 4 plus 200m at the end to make 5k.

Hope to see a few of you there. I’ll not be running so will be able to shout encouragement from the sidelines.

Danny N.

London Marathon Results

Congratulations to all runners who completed the London Marathon today. You can see full results on-line here: London Marathon Results

Results from our club include:

Runner Half Finish Time
Andrew Melbourne 1:28:01  2:58:22
Ann Bath  1:59:58  4:23:30
Chris Howe  1:24:53  2:54:54
Chris Rawcliffe  1:23:03  2:47:35
Danny Norman  1:37:46 3:46:58
David George  1:45:34 3:38:17 
Joe Chang 1:26:29  2:52:14
Laura Perry  2:35:08  5:44:53
Mark Weight 1:34:37  3:14:17
Moustafa Fawzy 1:29:59  3:06:06
Richard Llewellyn  2:06:12  4:15:00
Roy Staniland  3:02:56  6:45:21

Libby Marchant and Maggie Stacey started but did not finish.

If anyone is missing from this table, please let us know.

This evening, some club members will be meeting at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness club at around 7pm to celebrate everyone’s achievements. Please do come and join us.


London Marathon Reminders : Bus and Pizza

To all those booked onto the the 2016 London Marathon club coach please be aware of the following details:

  • The cost of a seat, one way only will be a nominal £5 per head.
  • Steve Ramek will be the bus conductor and collect fares.
  • The coach will leave the club at 7am sharp so please arrive by 6:45 am to ensure you are boarded and ready to go by the departure time.

On Sunday evening, we will be gathering at the club to celebrate the day’s achievements. Come along to celebrate everyone’s marathon achievements. All members are welcome whether you ran, supported or were there in spirit.

Pizza will arrive at 7:00 pm and the club remains open until 8:30 pm.  If you are running London, your recovery with benefit from a well earned slice of pizza. 

If you have run a spring marathon (Brighton, Hamburg, London or others), why not bring along your medal for a chance to show off your efforts. Everyone else will be able to gather and bask in your reflected glory.

Good luck to all those running on Sunday!

Notice of AGM – 18th May 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 18 May 2016

All members are invited to attend the 26.2 RRC AGM on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8.30pm, at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, Berrylands, Surbiton.

The agenda, AGM notice and nomination forms are all available to download on the AGM page here.

There are four Honorary Officers of the Club and ordinarily two of these posts fall for election each year.  This year the posts of Club Captain and Secretary are open for election.

If you wish to stand for election as an Ordinary Committee Member you will need to be nominated by two members of the club. If you also wish to be considered for either post of Club Captain or Secretary then make sure you are nominated separately for that. 

You must be a first claim member of the club to serve on the Committee.  Nominations in writing must reach me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.  You can submit them by e-mail to secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or to any of the committee members at the club who will pass it on to me.

If you have a resolution to put to the AGM, this must be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

If you wish to make a nomination for a Life Membership, this must also be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.
Note, these will only be presented at the meeting subject to Committee approval.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or using the details provided in the mail sent to members or via the website contact form which will then be passed on via the web team.

Kind regards

Libby Marchant

Secretary, 26.2 RRC

Marathon results

This weekend saw representation from club members in two marathons, Hamburg and Brighton. There were some great performances over in Germany with all four runners achieving PBs (first sub-4 for Andrea Bennett and Ellen Lambrix) and on the South coast there were big PBs too for Kirstie Mitchell and Dan Hookey (30 mins).

We look forward to more great marathon performances next week at London.

Hamburg Results

Runner Time
Ryan Lambrix 3:10:54
Andrea Bennett 3:53:32
Ellen Lambrix 3:56:56
John Bennett 4:23:20

Brighton Results

Runner Time
Rodney McCulloch 3:21:34
Ben Downe 3:30:42
Kirstie Mitchell 3:41:13
Daniel Hookey 4:15:01
Laura Hooke 4:27:53
Javier Fuentes 4:36:10

Apologies if we have missed anyone. If you did take part and are not shown, please let us know and we will add you to the results.

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