This weekend we are sending out 2 teams of 11 runners to complete a 220 mile lap of London as part of the Green Belt Relay.
Spectators are welcome at any point on the relay so if you fancy a day out, why not come and support. We will all be gathering at the end of the relay for a celebratory BBQ at the Hawker Centre from 5.30pm on Sunday. Everyone is welcome to come along and join whether you ran, supported or stayed home.
Our runners are shown below. You can see the full content in a Google sheet.
We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 26.2 Photo Competition. The winning photographs are below.
You can see all of the entries at:
Thank you to everyone that submitted entries, we hoped you enjoyed this alternative competition to the usual running events.
Valentine’s 10k taken by Sian Thomas
26.2 in training taken by Beverly Gow
26.2 at the races taken by Michael Street
Creative running taken by Becky Stopford
Preparing for the Club Mile
The Club Mile championship at the Harrier Centre is just four weeks away. So next Wednesday’s track session will focus on training for the shorter distances. If you have never done track before, do not be put off; we will run separate groups for differing speeds.
The track session will at the Poole Road athletics track in Ewell. Otherwise known as the Harrier Centre or King George V recreation ground, it can be found by turning right into Ruxley Lane off the A 240 and then left into Scotts Farm Road which becomes Poole Road. The recreation ground and athletics track are on your left about half a mile after leaving Ruxley Lane.
Track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances, and offer the exhilaration of running faster than we do at any other time.
This month, targeting the mile, we will be doing 8x400m (or 7x400m for the less experienced) with 200m recovery between each rep.
Please arrive at the track around 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around 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 some water if it is hot. The entry fee is £2.70 but best to bring £3.00 to be sure.
Please be considerate of other track users; other local running clubs will also be training there that evening.
Try and run 100 miles they said, it will be fun they said, and you know what, they were right.
My first attempt at a 100 miler, DNF, timed out at 85 miles at Clifton Hampden aid station, very emotional having trained for so long and so hard but almost a week on perspectives change and it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep or two can make.
The weekend of 4th and 5th May were without a shadow of a doubt the biggest running challenge I have ever undertaken and other than actually crossing the finish line nothing could have made it better. Runners are strange breed, the thought of running such a distance is something my long suffering better half Sam will never understand but for some reason it’s something she seems to accept and despite moaning about what I might do to myself it’s something she seems willing to follow me into to pick up the pieces at the end.
Continue reading How to nearly run 100 Miles
The club’s AGM takes place next Wednesday 16 May, 8.30pm at the Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club. All detail was emailed to members on 16 April and is available on the AGM page: AGM 2018, including the agenda, Chairman’s report and a proposal to establish a new role of Vice Captain. No further resolutions have been received.
The constitution provides for up to ten committee members in addition to the Honorary Officers. As we have thirteen nominations (see below), there is therefore likely to be a ballot held at the meeting to elect members of the committee. Do turn up to vote.
If you can’t make it, you can vote by proxy vote by submitting your request to Maria (secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk) by Tuesday 15 May, appointing David Pimm or David Pearce (as officers not up for re-election) as your proxy and specifying how you wish your votes to be cast.
Decisions to be made at the AGM are:
- proposed change to the club constitution to add the position of Vice Captain
- life membership for Kevin Stone
- committee members – select no more than 10 names.
Continue reading AGM 2018 – Nominations and voting
Each year we hold a relay event for local running clubs and this year we will be hosting the event at Imber Court for the second time. This is an invitational event which was previously held in Horton Country Park.
The relays will be held on Tuesday 26th June and will start at 7pm.
Teams will consist of four runners and each will complete the 1.6 mile course over flat but varied terrain before handing over to their team mates. There will be prizes for the fastest teams in a variety of categories
26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we also need volunteers to manage the start, the relay hand over, finish area and of course marshals on the course itself
Please sign up to volunteer or run at:
>>> Imber Court 2018 Sign Up <<<
Best of luck to our captain Kev Stone and long time member Greg Whiteman who continue their run from Richmond to Oxford taking part in the Thames Towpath 100 tonight.
It has been a hard day in the heat today so hopefully the cool of the night will be somewhat welcomed.
You can continue to track their progress into the finish tomorrow morning at:
After the snow postponed and removed Fleet half from the Grand Prix and Club Championship, a reduced 26.2 team was present. Well done to the runners who made it, especially to Steves Ramek and Stopford who ran only a week after competing at the London marathon.
Fleet Half Marathon
29 Apr 2018 – Half Marathon
Well done to all runners who took part in London Marathon*. We had a big club showing with 27 finishers and many more members lining the route in support. Our runners suffered the hot conditions and still came away with great results.
Results have been added below. If anyone if found to be missing please let us know.
* other marathons are also available 🙂
22 Apr 2018 – Marathon
22 Apr 2018 – Marathon
22 Apr 2018 – Marathon
The 2018 AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018.
For further details please see the Notice of 2018 AGM.