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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!
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|Wed Apr 16 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Mon Apr 21 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Apr 23 @19:00 - |
Grand Prix 12: Track 3000m
|Mon Apr 28 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed Apr 30 @19:30 - 08:30PM|
|Mon May 05 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 07 @19:00 - 08:00PM|
Club Handicap Race
|Sat May 10 @19:00 - |
Club Awards Night
|Mon May 12 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
|Wed May 14 @19:00 - 08:30PM|
In my report of the March Handicap Race I wrote, “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 month, with the same number of runners and conditions that were supposed to be bad because of the high levels of air pollution, we had 25 runners under the target clock time of 35mins with the remaining 4 finishing within the next 46secs! Remarkable!
1st home was Howard Brinkworth, with a very welcome return to form run of 31:52, ahead of ‘First Timer’ Donna Brace, Greg Whiteman (3rd) and Richard Kirk (4th). John Sweeney (5th) recorded an SB and there SBs for Neil Sunderland (7th), Javier Fuentes (15th) and Sue Garnish (18th).
Maria Frawley (6th) ran a PB time of 30:31 and there were PBs for Tom Parmiter (8th), Gary Rogerson (10th), and, keeping it in the family, Brendan Fawley (12th). Alastair McGeoch-Williams (22nd) PB time of 16:33 moves him up to 7= in the ‘Top 15’ list, and Steve Ramek (23rd) continues to chip away at his PB with a 5sec improvement.
With just the May race remaining only 7 points separate leader Sue Garnish from Steve Ramek and Javier Fuentes. My thanks, this month, to Caroline Dawson, Richard Goulder and Kate Hancock for their assistance.
Club Handicap this evening, the penultimate of the season, and all to play for. The League Table (top 30 attached along with March Analysis) might indicate that the first seven are clear of the rest, but, with all runners starting on 30 points, a lot could change by the end of the evening. A start in the daylight usually produces faster times but we will be finishing in not such good light, so, the wearing of Club 'high viz' T-shirts, especially the orange ones, is recommended.
We were a bit short of helpers in March and anybody not running, but coming along, will be most welcome.
Went to Croydon yesterday to support the 'troops' running the Half Marathon. This is a race I've always championed as a last chance to test your fitness before Brighton or London. 8 Club members in total with the girls outnumbering the boys by 5 to 3. Performance of the day must go to Victoria Kirk who, on this very undulating, two lap course, went under 2 hours for the first time. In the Team Events, the girls came 2nd, and the boys 3rd. All in all, a very good representation.
Looking through the Cranleigh Results and extracting the 26.2 Runners, many congratulations to Katherine Wilson for being 1st Lady, and Jack Holland for his 8th in the '21', and to James King for his 14th in the '15'.
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!