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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.
|Sat Dec 20 @09:00 - 10:30AM|
Elmbridge Road Runners Mob Match
|Mon Dec 22 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 24 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Mon Dec 29 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 31 @19:30 - 08:30PM|
|Sun Jan 04 @11:30 - |
|Mon Jan 05 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Jan 07 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
|Sat Jan 10 @12:00 - 01:00PM|
GP 9: Ladies Cross Country
|Sat Jan 10 @14:30 - 03:30PM|
GP 9: Men's Cross Country
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.
Club Handicap tomorrow, usual place, usual time. It being 'Bonfire Night' we could be in for a noisy run and some of you might be prevented from competing due to your own celebrations. Nevertheless, I hope as many as possible will turn out to either run or assist. You will notice from the attached Analysis of the October run that there have been some pretty significant start time changes to both top and bottom finishers. A reminder to please keep to the LEFT side of the course, at ALL times, and to wear suitable hi-viz clothing. See you all tomorrow.
**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.