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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.
|Mon May 25 @10:00 - |
BUPA London 10km
|Mon May 25 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 27 @19:30 - 08:30PM|
|Mon Jun 01 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Jun 03 @19:30 - 08:00PM|
GP1 One Mile Club Championship
|Mon Jun 08 @18:00 - |
Tour of Epsom and Ewell
|Mon Jun 08 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
Various Runs. NOTE: SRFC closed for tennis tournemant so venue for run TBC
|Tue Jun 09 @18:00 - |
Tour of Epsom and Ewell
|Wed Jun 10 @18:00 - |
Tour of Epsom and Ewell
|Wed Jun 10 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
Long Run NOTE: SRFC closed for tennis tournemant so venue for run TBC
Tomorow evening we will be running the final event of the 2014-15 Club Handicap series. With his closest rival, Vicki Kirk, still away on holiday, the result of the April run saw the crowning of David Pearce as Club Handicap Champion. Finishing in 6th position, and with an SB, his 30 points gave him an unassailable total of 352. Kevin Furlong (2nd) with another PB, moves him from 4th to 2nd= with Vicki on 206 points, so all to play for there. Andrea Bennett (11th) retains her 4th position, just 12 points adrift, so could still get into the mix. Husband John (4th) with a PB run, moves from 9th to 5th= with Richard Kirk, on 164 points, and non-running Steve Luke, Danny Norman (16th) and holiday absentee, Kevin Stone occupying 7th-9th within 10 points of them. Sue Esslemont (10th) herself no stranger to the prize positions, shares 10= with Lawrence Bromley (9th) on 141 points. Strongest mover of the month was Louise Johnston (5th) from 22nd to 15th. Alastair McGeoch-Williams (14th) was fastest man on the night with 17:11, just edging out John Matthews (10th) in 17:16. Andrea Bennett, 23:08, was fastest lady.
Current top 10 starting times tomorrow are, 06:20-Sue Esslemont, 08:30-Richard Kirk, 11:50-John Bennett, 12:00-Kevin Stone, Steve Luke and Andrea Bennett, 12:50-Kevin Furlong, 13:00-Vicki Kirk, 14:10-David Pearce, 16:00-Lawrence Bromley, and 16:20-Danny Norman.
It promises to be an exciting finish to the season so do come along to either run or assist.
We are pleased to announce the first six events of the 26.2 RRC Grand Prix 2015/16.
The Grand Prix is a series of 12 races across the year of different distances and terrains. It is a club competition for 26.2 RRC members and is available for everyone to participate in – new and old members, men and women, fast and more leisurely paced runners!
Scores are awarded based on your finishing position among your gender and also your age grading (how well you are doing compared to others of your age and gender worldwide) with your highest nine scores from the 12 events counting towards your total score. Prizes are then awarded to the top three men and women based on finishing position and top three men and women based on age grading.
Participation is what counts and it certainly doesn’t matter if you can’t come to all the events. It’s a great fun series and we would love more members to join in. The Grand Prix series is also an excellent opportunity to qualify for the club's London Marathon Ballot. There are approximately 30 competition races which meet the qualifying criteria and 12 of those are Grand Prix races (link to Ballot rules).
Members who represent the club in eight or more eligble competition races and fulfill the other criteria, can go into for one of the club's London Marathon places.Given the numbers who enter the public ballot, the club ballot is an excellent opportunity to gain a place for the London Marathon.
For more information speak to Lawrence Bromley, Libby Marchant, Moustafa Fawzy or Richard Goulder – your 2015/16 organisers.
The first 2015/16 events are:
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!