We are 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!
Entries to our annual Valentine's 10k road race are now open. The event will be held at 9am on Sunday 14th February 2016 from Chessington Community College. Please visit Valentine's 10k for more details.
For information on Race Timing Clock & Gantry Hire click here.
|Mon Nov 30 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 02 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
|Sun Dec 06 @10:00 - |
GP8 The Pirie 10 Mile
|Mon Dec 07 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 09 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Mon Dec 14 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 16 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 16 @20:30 - 11:00PM|
|Sun Dec 20 @11:00 - |
Stragglers Mob Match
|Mon Dec 21 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Dec 23 @19:00 - |
Next Wednesday is our monthly track session. Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall training programme, building endurance and speed. We will build on last month’s ‘paarlauf’ (pair run) led by Libby; there is a tradition of running these in the build up to Christmas. (Santa hats are not required as we are still in November!) There will be pairs to match all abilities and we will each run 8 intervals of 600m, interspersed with a 200m recovery timed to match your partner’s 800m.
We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road. Please arrive 7.15pm to do your initial warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track), ready to start the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm. Entry is £3.40.
Do bring warm clothing for before and after and perhaps waterproofing.
Following on from previous years, 26.2 RRC have chosen to take part in a 24 hour relay event in 2016, the event chosen for 2016 is the Cotswolds 24 Hour Race taking place over 23 & 24 July 2016.
Entry is open to all 26.2 club members, below are a few bullet points that may help, but please contact myself (Kate Hancock) if you would like further details:
Full details of the race can be found on their website.
Good morning members!
Just a reminder that the closing date of the current kit ordering window is 5pm this Wednesday 18th November! All kit ordered before this time will arrive before Christmas!
Any kit ordered after this time will not arrive until around the end of January.
Full details on how to order have been emailed and are also detailed in the news story below this one.
The first batch of the new kit has now been delivered and is currently being distributed to members who ordered. Some of whom are kindly modelling the kit below!
We are now opening a further two ordering windows - details of which are below and are also being emailed to all members today.
1. Pre-Christmas Delivery Window
The first window will be for a pre Christmas delivery. It will open today and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 18th November. Only orders placed before this cut-off will be delivered before Christmas.
2. Second Order Window
A second order window will then open immediately after the first one closes to enable members to order kit as they wish. This order window will stay open until later in December (the closing date will be confirmed at a later date). Kit orders placed during this time will likely be delivered in late January.
How to order
Go to the Champion System website
Log in under the CS Direct Member Login option
Username is 26.2
Password is 26.2kit
Create your own account (the website will prompt you to do this)
Once created, you will see you can access the 'My Account' page and click on the 'order now' option on the right hand side. This will take you to the page to select which kit you would like to buy.
Many members do now have the new kit and you should start to see it making appearances at club nights and at races so this should help you gauge the look, feel and sizing of the kit.
The full sizing guide can also be found on the ordering website.
Additionally, if you are unsure of your size, click on the 'More Info' box next to the kit you would like to order and this will take you to another page to explore sizing options. There are many size guides for each piece of kit which you can download and view as a PDF. It may help you if you measure your existing kit when laid down on a flat surface. The PDF sizing guide details this. Please note kit cannot be returned due to incorrect sizing choices.
There are also child sizes available too.
The club have negotiated a 10% discount (before shipping and VAT) for our members for both these upcoming order windows. Whilst not confirmed, it is likely that this discount will not be available after the end of this year.
Pricing on the website is excluding VAT - as are the below prices.
As an example, the men's Performance Lite Run Singlet is £19.
The Performance Training Top Short Sleeve is £20.
Most items tend to have two or three options and vary in specification and price - please look around at the different options to find the one that meets your requirements.
Shipping costs are 5% of the order value - so shipping on a short sleeve top is a very reasonable £1.
During the order, you will notice an option offered to you called 'CS Vivid Upgrade'. This upgrade provides a night time reflective interweave to provide extra visibility. It is available for the kit should you wish but bear in mind this is an added cost of £18.
What if you don't currently have a club top?
Darran can also be found at his Facebook page and he has said he is happy for members to contact him.
The club are pleased to announce that the twelfth and final Grand Prix fixture has now been confirmed as The Brooks Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday 20th March 2016.
This incredibly popular race, organised by Fleet and Crookham AC is now in it's 35th year. It's excellent preparation for those of you doing a spring marathon or just a good excuse for a quick race around 13.1 miles.
Whilst this race does clash with some other events such as Cranleigh, the GP organisers have taken the view that this race represents the best value for money for a half marathon and importantly it fits in around other scheduling requirements. In addition to that of course, Fleet gets almost universal feedback as one of the best races in the country! The race begins at 10.30am so the 45 minute journey down from Surbiton need not be too early a start.
We would like to stress however that this race ALWAYS sells out - often before early January so we strongly urge you to enter as soon as possible.
Entries are just £21 for affiliated and £23 for unaffiliated and are available via their website.
For those of you interested, a Strava activity of the course can be found online by clicking here. As you can see, the course is a quick one with plenty of PB potential.
Yes you read that correctly row and not run! We have been invited to take part in a skiff; two blades instead of 4; two rowers and a cox as mixed, ladies or men. We definitely have a ladies team to submit, please let me (Kate Hancock) know if you are interested in taking part. You will be asked to attend 3 training events in November, and need to confirm that you can swim 50 meters.
Unfortunately the event does take place on the same day as one of our club Grand Prix, The Pirie, I am not asking anybody to row instead of run, but if you are unable to run due to injury or other reason then here is a chance to try something different. The skiffing club
Training is fee, but entry per boat is £12, and the event takes place on Sunday December 6th and the race is expected to take about 3 – 3 1/2 minutes to complete.
You can express interest or any questions here.
The Amsterdam marathon weekend for most of us started on Thursday evening when we received notification from British Airways that our flight had been cancelled. Frantic Facebook messages to the group and phone calls to BA followed with everyone somehow managing to get booked onto other flights, some from Gatwick some from Heathrow at differing times of the day. The majority of us were all booked into the same hotel in the fashion district of Amsterdam so once everyone had arrived and booked into their rooms the weekend started with a trip out to Leidseplein where we discovered the BAR-B Burgers 'N Beer Bar, the perfect restaurant for Peter Grecian as some of the tables had their own metered beer tap set into the table, perfect for those who like to top themselves up. Following the Expo, Saturday was spent wandering around taking in the sights, the obligatory tour of the Red Light District, a few beers and general relaxation as everyone pondered on the distance they were to cover the following day.
Given the huge number of club runners who ran the Amsterdam Marathon and Half Marathon, this does somewhat feel like the ‘mini-marathon’ of the weekend. Just two 26.2 RRC members towed the start line of the Abingdon Marathon this Sunday – Lawrence Bromley and Alastair McGeoch-Williams – both ably supported by Aviva, the better half of Alastair.
In comparison to the aeronautical trials and tribulations the Amsterdam bound Surbiton Diaspora faced, the journey from Surbiton to Abingdon was rather uneventful, save for this writer feeling a little sleepy behind the wheel at 6am of a VW-Audi vehicle that may possibly throw out more pollution than the commercial jet the Amsterdam travellers had taken the previous day.
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