GP9 Hogs Back Road Race

On Sunday 10th December, 34 hardy club members battled the cold, wind and rain to complete a challenging course, starting and finishing at Loseley House in Guildford. The route incorporates a number of long ascents and descents, following a “pig-shaped” loop towards Guildford, before turning west along “The Mount”, past the Watts Gallery, finishing back in Loseley Park.

1st female club member = Victoria Haslam, 51:30

1st male club member = Christopher Hutchinson, 43:06

Congratulations to everyone who completed course, conditions could not have been worse!

Full race results available here

Now 75% through the 2017/18 Grand Prix season, updated points tables are available here

A reminder to all club members, in order to qualify for Grand Prix points, an official club top must be clearly visible during the race

 

26.2 RRC vs The Stragglers – Mob Match Results

Thank you to everyone that attended today’s mob match between 26.2 Road Runners and The Stragglers. 

Including all walkers and runners the final counts were 127 for The Stragglers vs 183 for 26.2 Road Runners. This means that 26.2 take the all important mob prize!

After some extra time needed to calculate the results it was found that The Stragglers had a clear lead in the match competition. They won this with 5382 points to 9701 (lowest wins) so were a long way ahead.

Our individual winners were Oliver Garner (Stragglers) taking the overall win ahead of Chris Wilson (26.2 RRC) in second. First junior male was Charlie Jerrey (Stragglers), first lady Maryka Senema (26.2 RRC) and first junior lady Laura Howley (Stragglers). Well done all.

Result are available online. Unfortunately there was some confusion on the finish line with runners and walkers so times may not be correct for everyone.

Southern Cross Country Championships – 27th January 2018

Following an impressive turnout at this years’ race, the club would like to send at least a couple of teams to the 2018 Southern Cross Country Championships.  We hope to field a strong team from the club to show off the strength and depth of runners.

The event will take place on Saturday 27th January 2018 at Stanmer Park in Brighton.  Full details available here

Entries close in mid-December so please sign up no later than 11th December to allow time to process entries. Entry fees are paid by the club so like other cross country events there is no cost to members.

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**All runners must be first claim members and registered with England Athletics**

26.2 RRC Vs Stragglers Mob Match

Just a reminder that Sunday 3rd December is our annual mob match against the Stragglers and to confirm that the venue this year will be Surbiton British legion. With the numbers expected it was essential to find a slightly larger venue not only  for the social afterwards but also for safety purposes as starting the run from the club would prove troublesome.

We are just finalising the start/finish of the route and will post further details shortly but for now the main details are:

  • Registration opens at 9:30am
  • Entry fee is the usual £1 per head
  • Walkers will be going off at 10:30
  • Runners starting at 11:00
  • Please bring a raffle prize for afterwards, if everyone brings something then everyone should in theory leave with something
  • Remember friends and family are welcome
  • Please had over to the Facebook page event if you haven’t already done so and mark yourself as attending at the following link https://www.facebook.com/events/145270546090118/
  • If you are injured or just fancy a more leisurely please let us know if you can help out as a marhsall or member of the finish team

We look forward to seeing another great turnout again this year and hopefully retain the trophy for another year but those pesky Stragglers won’t be giving up without a fight! 

For those unsure of where the legion is it is on Hollyfield Road 2 minutes walk from Alexander recreation ground

 

Cross Country weekend – 11th November

This weekend is the second cross country weekend of the 2017/18 season. Both our ladies and men’s teams will be in action.

The ladies will be at Nonsuch park. Race starts at 11am. Details here.

Then men are at Epsom Downs. Race starts at 3pm. Details here.

With the different race times, this is a great chance to run one event and spectate at the other. As usual we will meet in a Surbiton pub in the evening to discuss the day’s races. Ask at the end of the race to see where we are planning to go.

Good luck to all taking part!

Hero2SuperHero – Oxshott 10K

Short story long, in 2015 whilst nursing a stress fracture of the second metatarsal I attended a coaching course paid for by the club which prompted me to start up Zero2Hero. I thought to myself that seeing as I would be easing myself back to fitness and because the club had paid for the course I should really put it to good use. I had also seen a News item one evening that was basically saying that the average person was overweight because they had no interest in undertaking any form of exercise and we were a lazy nation. I immediately thought this was a load of rubbish and that your average person would love to exercise so I thought I would challenge this because my belief is that people don’t exercise not because they don’t want to but because they either can’t afford the ridiculous prices gyms or personal trainers charge or that they simply have no idea how to go about getting started and that it can be quite intimidating.

Continue reading Hero2SuperHero – Oxshott 10K

Rowing for runners – Franckeiss cup

We have once again been invited to participate in the Franckeiss cup. This is a set of rowing races for runners organised by the Skiff Club, Teddington.  Our ladies team have won this event for the last 2 years and we hope to be victorious again this year. The next event will be held on Sunday 14th January 2018.
 
Any members can take part in this event. It is open to teams of 2 (men’s, ladies or mixed). Training sessions are offered before the event on Saturday mornings.
 
If you are interested in taking part or would like more details, please contact Maria Cenalmor (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk).
 
 

Track session on Wednesday

Next Wednesday (25 October) is our regular track session.  For many of us doing ‘Hero to Superhero’, this is the last serious training session before the Oxshott 10k.  We will therefore focus on 800m intervals as a good sharpener for the big day.  But this is great training for improving speeds even if you are not doing Oxshott.  I’m going to suggest four groups, which may then split into sub-groups to accommodate the full range of our differing speeds:

 

                Group A (get round):                     2×400; 2×800; 2×400

                Group B (sub 60min 10k):           2×200; 3×800; 2×400

                Group C (sub 50):                             5x800m

                Group D (sub 40):                            6x800m

 

Please arrive at Kingsmeadow on the Kingston Road, New Malden around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) and be ready to start the more formal warm up promptly at 7.30pm.  Bring warm clothing for the warm-up and warm-down, and entry fee of £3.80.

 

David Pimm

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