We are currently taking orders for training tops. We expect these to be delivered in June/July. The tops are available for £10 each. Please visit Club Training Tops to order yours. Fill in the form with details about size and colour and our kit organisers will get back to you.
These tops are not official club tops so should not be worn in races when representing the club however are great for staying visible when out training.
With July fast approaching we have some important dates for your diary as next month is extremely busy and you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the fun now would you!
Monday 4th July– Richmond Park club run meeting at Kingston Gate car park at the usual time of 7pm for a 7:15pm start .
Wednesday 6th July – Nonsuch Relays, if you are interested in taking part in this years relays starting at the mansion house in Nonsuch park at 7pm please use the link below to ad your name to the list of those wanting to take part. The course is a 1.87 mile out and back route along the tarmac paths in the park. You will run as part of a 4 person relay team however if you wish to enter an actual team please ensure you add each team members name to the bottom section of the sign up sheet which can be found -> here <-
Due to Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club hosting the Aegon Trophy again this year we are unable to hold our usual club runs at the club this coming week. Therefore this weeks sessions will be as follows:
Monday 6th, being the first Monday of June means we are back running in Richmond Park. We shall meet at Kingston gate car park at the usual time of 7pm for a 7:15pm start so please do not go to the club as you will not be able to get in and we won’t be there!
Wednesday 8th is scheduled to be long run however we shall be meeting at the bottom of Berrylands on the green on the corner of Surbiton Hill Park and Elmbridge Avenue. Those who wish to long run can set off from and finish there, however for those who fancy it we are planning to do some shuttle runs and speed drills to do something a little different for a change. All are welcome regardless of ability as we shall aim to ensure each of the drills are suitable for everyone.
Alternatively for those of you who fancy a challenge you could head on over to Epsom and take part in the Tour of Epsom & Ewell, a 5 race series held from Monday to Friday, for more information you can head on over to the Running with David Website
If you want to relive the torture of the club mile, the start/finish videos are online. You don’t get to see yourself run the whole thing but you will see the pain growing on each of the four laps. You may also find this useful if you want to check your pacing over the four laps.
Despite threatening rain the weather held off to give dry but slightly blustery conditions for this year’s club mile championship. A strong field of 50 runners attended, running in our two waves.
The first wave was lead home by Brian Merritt for the men and Andrea Bennett for the ladies. With a split between the two races set at a 7 minute mile we had 4 runners beat the dividing time.
In the second wave we saw our first past the post mile champions crowned as Anthony Whelan and Libby Marchant. Age graded results will follow soon.
To finish the evening we had a kids race with Charlotte and Zoe Pritchard and Otter Ley all completing a lap of the track. After their support to us on our runs we were all happy to cheer them round to fine performances.
On Wednesday 1st June 2016 we will be holding the club mile championship at Kingsmeadow Athletics Track. Please be at the track and warming up ready to run at 7:30pm.
The cost of participating is £3.65 which is payable at the fitness centre main reception on the night.
The race will be run in two waves. One wave will be at a faster pace and another slower. It is expected that the split between the two waves will be at around 7 mins/mile. You can run in either wave.
To get an idea for how many people will be in each wave, and where the split will come, please pre-register by filling in our google spreadsheet. It is easier to do so using a laptop or PC rather than a mobile device (unless you have the Google Sheets app already installed).
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.
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.
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.
Surbiton's friendly running club. Open to runners of all standards, fast or slow. We participate in local races of all distances.