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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.
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Club Handicap Race
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A somewhat remarkable Handicap Race took place this month. So good were the conditions that, of the 29 runners, 24 finished under the target clock time of 35mins, and the remaining 5 within the next 50secs. This resulted in there being 10 PB runs and 7SBs.
1st home was Richard Kirk from Jo Newstead (2nd), improving her SB by 31secs, and Rachel Thompson (3rd) with a PB time of 22:08, a 54sec improvement. Maria Frawley (9th) took 68secs off her PB and Alex Coakley (11th) 40secs from his. Michael Street (14th) reduced his PB by 36secs and, most significantly, Libby Marchant (16th), in beating her PB by 24secs, moves up from 11th to 7th in the Top 15 list, with a time of 19:23. There were also PBs for Victoria Kirk (4th), Mark Harrap (15th), Katherine Franklin (18th), Moustafa Fawzy (19th) in his first run of the season, and Steve Ramek (21st).
Some of you may be curious to know how Chris Coghlan finished in 26th position! Well, Chris was chatting away in the changing room, thinking he had plenty of time to get to his start, when he suddenly realised that he had left his running shoes at work. Mounting his bike and despite being informed by Don Esslemont, on marshal duty at the Club entrance, that the first runner had already passed him, determined to make the dash to Kingston to retrieve his footwear. He was able to start at 20mins on the clock, with his elapsed time added to his proper start time to give him the finishing position. Such effort to compete should be rewarded, I hope you will agree.
Some anxiety as to how the finish recording would pan out, though, as there were only three of us to do it. But, thanks to the calmness and expertise of helpers Kate Hancock and Don Esslemont, everything was OK.
The March Results and latest Top 20 League Positions are attached.
Handicap time again and the weather forecast looks good for Wednesday, so I'm expecting a good turn out of runners and helpers. Thanks to some very dedicated work by Richard Kirk on all past results, we wll shortly be able to publish the long mooted, comprehensive record of all member's Handicap histories. Just a few little things to sort out before it goes 'viral' (what a horrible expression!) not least the awarding of correct race points. In this respect, I have to apologise to Lizzie Wilson for giving her incorrect points in October and November that, unfortunately, means that she drops from 1st to 5th in the League Table, but still very much in contention. The full, corrected list is on the Club Notice Board, but I attach the current top 20 list below. See you all on Wednesday.
A welcome break in the weather allowed 34 members to compete in last night's Club Handicap. The ladies took the honours with Louise Johnston, Katherine Franklin and Rachel Thompson filling the first three positions and all doing PB times. Lucy Hutchinson (14th) ran a PB in her first run since January 2013, and there were PBs for Stephen Oates (4th), Stephanie Zeal (9th), Alex Coakley (10th) and Michael Street (13th) all relatively new members. Caroline Dawson (7th) and Sue Garnish (8th) started and finished together and gained SBs as did Sue Esslemont (12th).
Although not at her best this time, Lizzie Wilson still holds the top League position on 131 points, with Kevin Furlong (129), Steve Ramek (128), Sue Garnish (126) and Tess Lambert (123) very much in contention.
Thanks to all our helpers, much appreciated by everybody. Read on for full results and top 30 League positions.
Desparately looking for a hole in this awful weather for the Handicap this evening. The weather forecast suggests that there could be some improvement this afternoon, from 1600 onwards, but with no let up in the strength of the wind. I'm ready to go and hope that enough will turn up to run and help out. Fingers crossed, see you all later!
Our last match is on Saturday 8th February 2014 at 12 noon, 5 miles (2 equal laps) spikes or trail shoes recommended if you have them but if not please still come! All abilities very welcome, come along and be part of (hopefully!) our promotion to Division 1 next season.
Not been able to do this for some time but a look at the results for last Saturday show a 1st finisher for Richard Goulder at Queen Elizabeth Park in a PB time of 20:52. There was also a PB for Laura Perry at Tilgate. Libby Marchant was 1st Lady at Finsbury in 20:57 and Danny Norman was 2nd finisher.
First time runs included Maria Cenalmor at Bedfont Lakes, Richard and Victoria Kirk, Gladstone, Dave and Lizzie Wilson, Leamington, Stephen Oates, Nonsuch and Don and Sue Esslemont at Sheringham.
Elsewhere, Steve Holden ran his 200th parkrun at Bushy and Greg Whiteman his 50th at Kingston. Kingston also saw Joe Brewer, in finishing 4th, equal his PB of a week ago, having not competed in parkrun since July 2011. A total of 35 members ran parkrun on Saturday.
It's membership renewal time again. The Club's annual membership expires on the 31st of January and members are encouraged to renew as quickly as possible.
The membership fee is £25 per annum, including £10 for English Athletics - if you do not wish to be EA affiliated please let us know. For those members who are second claim your affiliation is paid through your first claim club, and therefore your annual 26.2 membership fee is £15.
As you can see the new version of the website is now live. I'd been working on this for a while but had to rush it through as we received an email from the web hosting company saying that would take down the old website this week if it wasn't upgraded, due to the outdated version of Joomla we were running on the old website. The main parts of the website are functional - news, forum, user database and events calendar, although I'm still working on fixing some (well...lots of) bugs. The downloads area will be unavailable for a while, but the link to download the membership application form for new members is working.
One big difference about this new version of the website is that it uses a "responsive" template, so the boxes will resize according to your screen size (e.g. if you're using an ipad and you spin it from horizontal to vertical, everything should resize nicely). The website also displays a different layout for mobile phone users (or small tablets) to standard PCs. Mobile phone users can switch to viewing the full version of the website by scrolling to the bottom of their screen and selecting "Desktop Version". There are still some bugs with the mobile layout (e.g. the menu doesn't display all the items) but it is good for doing a quick check on the events calendar and news items, then if you want to do anything like view the forum you will need to switch to the desktop version of the website.
I'm aware of a lot bugs that need fixing, so I'll create a forum message thread to list what I'm working on. If you spot any new bugs, please add to the message thread.