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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.
|Wed Apr 29 @19:30 - 08:30PM|
|Sun May 03 @08:30 - |
Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon
|Sun May 03 @09:00 - |
|Mon May 04 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 06 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
|Sat May 09 @18:30 - 12:00AM|
Annual Awards Night
|Sun May 10 @09:30 - |
Sutton Runners 10km
|Mon May 11 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 13 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Sat May 16|
Green Belt Relay
The London Marathon bus will be leaving from Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club at 07:00 sharp on Sunday morning. Please arrive by 06:45 as we will not be waiting for anyone and the coach will be departing at 07:00. Vicki Kirk will be taking the £5 payment from anyone that has not yet paid. Good luck to everyone running!
Over the summer months, we have a few shorter races coming up, not least the Club Mile championships!
With this in mind, the next track session on 29 April will sharpen things up a little. There will be groups to suit all standards, so please do come along, whatever your level of experience of track running. I love the sense of speed, running at the fastest pace that we ever do in our running; and I hope we can all enjoy this, whatever our individual pace.
For those wishing to take part in this years Green Belt Relay on 16th & 17th May we are taking names and still have a few spaces remaining so get in quick before you miss out. To take part it essential that you are able to run on both days and will need to be as flexible as possible as to what legs you are able to run. We will do our best to get the logistics to suit everyone where possible but cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate you a particular leg.
Last day to renew your SRFC Membership and claim the £10 discount. Excellent value at £64 (£1.23/wk) as is £74 (£1.42/wk) for any 26.2 RRC Members who wish to join and take advantage of SRFC Clubhouse facilities and a £10% discount on all purchases.
Tomorrow will see the running of the penultimate Handicap of the 2014/15 season. A brief look back at the March result, where there were 29 finishers, saw a storming run by winner Alastair McGeogh-Williams in a PB time of 16:08 which moves him up from 7th= to 4th in the all time list, and from 23rd to 10th= in the League Table. 2nd placed Ellen Lambrix ran a PB and Kevin Stone(3rd) an SB that moves him from 11th to 7th in the table. Kevin Furlong (5th) moves from 6th to 4th and a PB for Lawrence Bromley (6th) moves him from 22nd to 13th. SBs for Andrea Bennett (9th) and Jon Neal (10th) move them from 4th to 3rd and 25th to 17th respectively. Holiday absentee Victoria Kirk retains her 2nd position whilst accompanying husband, Richard drops from 3rd to 5th. Sue Esslemont (13th) moves up from 16th to 12th, There were PBs for Amy Burton (11th) and Jo Shearer (12th) but for me, the star of the evening was Cass Brewer (22nd). Not realising that it was Handicap night, a very worried Cass twice challenged me about her start time. Unmoved, as I usually am on these occasions, I told her that the figures don't lie, trust me! (If looks could kill!) Starting with Jo Newstead, I was pleased (and somewhat relieved) to see her still with Jo at the end of the first lap, and from there she went on to record an SB 1min 15secs faster than her previous run in August 2014. Brilliant!
Now for Wednesday, the KIrks are still on holiday, as is Kevin Stone, (didn't you know he was going on holiday?) so there could be some more shuffling of League positions. I believe my lovely assistant, Kate, is not available so I could do with a volunteer at registration, preferably someone who knows everybody as I'm notoriously not good with faces! My usual request for other helpers, too, please.
Tonight is track night at Kingsmeadow and we're feeling right, oh what a night.
It is my turn to take the sesh and would like to express again that everyone should hopefully feel comfortable in coming down. I will cater for all levels of ability.
It is a continuation of the past two months and is a 6 x 800m session (200m recovery, 50m walk, 150m light jog).
Wondering what time to aim for per 800m (2 laps)? Please take a peek here: http://www.uscaa.org/goodies/splitsCalc.html
That link will show you the splits per half a mile (800m) for someone running a 5k in 25 minutes (8 minute miling). So each rep should be faster than 4 minutes if you presently run a 5k in that time.
We'll gather around 7:15pm, start the set around 7:30-40, don't forget your £3.30 and let's all try to warm up together if not running down there.
See you later on!
Firstly, apologies to Javier Fuentes for some how missing him from the result of the February Handicap! It was not picked up by anybody on the night, nor since, for that matter. Most unusual for you lot. However, in finishing 5th he relieves those of you from 6th to 20th of one point! I hope our Rich picks up on this 'down under' and is able to adjust the Results on the Club website.
February saw a very good finish with 24 of the 31 runners finishing within the target time of 35mins, and the rest in under 36. A reminder to all runners. When finishing, please carry on running past the clock and stay in your order until youv'e collected your disc. We had problems on the road side finish last time when a runner, in a bunch of close finishers, peeled away sharply to his right before reaching the disc man (me!). Another reminder is, once you've chosen road or pavement do not cross over at the very last moment.
I've attached the corrected February Result, the Analysis and the current Top 20 League Positions. See you tomorrow.
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