Cotswolds 24 Hour Relay – Possible Extra Team

We currently have 4 teams entered into the Cotswolds 24 hour relay. Due to the popularity of the event, we are considering entering another team. This would bring our numbers to 40 runners plus family members. If you would like to be a part of a team. Please get in touch with Richard Kirk. You can do this through facebook or our contact page.

The event is a relay in teams of 8. Each runner must complete at least one 9km lap. The event is run over 24 hours so there is chance to run day time and night time laps.

The event is held over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July in Cirencester Park. The park is on the edge of the Cirencester town centre however the campsite that we use is on the far side of the park from the town. Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights.

If you wish to take part in a club team, it will cost £44 per runner. Family can join you on the campsite at a cost of £20 for adults and £5 for children.

This is a great social event with opportunity for as much running as you want plus time to socialise with other club members. If you want to know more about the event, please let us know and we will get a member who has run before to tell you all about it.

Event website: Cotswolds 24 Hour

London Marathon Bus

It’s that time of year again when the club helps to take the worry out of getting to the start line of the London marathon and we have booked the usual bus to get everyone to the start, or at least as close the roads will allow that is.

So if you are a runner looking to get to the start or a spectator looking to head up early to support the runners then get your name down for the bus now. The cost of the one way trip will be the usual £5 per head but remember the bus will not be bringing you back.

To grab your seat head on over to the sign up sheet -> here <- and leave your details

March Handicap Preview

This Wednesday evening is Handicap time once again and the competition is certainly heating up but while it might appear to be a 2 horse race at the moment nothing is certain as we head into the home straight with only 3 Handicaps left to go.

So as things stand Mark Canning is leading the charge with Alan Harding hot on his heals with only 9 points separating them.  Ed Rowlands is sitting in third place on 178 points and John Reardon having missed last month due to illness is 4th on 171.

We had 28 runners last month with 5 of those being first timers. Of those who have run before we had 12 seasons bests of which 7 were personal bests.

If anyone is able to help out this Wednesday evening please drop me an email or let me know at the club this evening so I can pop you on the list. If you are running please ensure you are wearing Hi-Vis and/or running lights. Please note we will be closing registration in the club at 7:15 to aim for a 7:30 start.

For full details on last months times, positions and this months start times see the full handicap database for this season -> here <- 

Position Name Runs Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Total
1 Cannings, Mark 9 15 31 30 24 24 29 29 27 9 218
2 Harding, Alan 9 15 22 29 34 27 24 25 24 15 215
3 Rowland, Ed 7 15 28 31 34 35 35 31 209
4 Grecian, Peter 7 15 35 35 30 33 8 30 186
5 Reardon, John 7 15 33 31 33 29 12 18 171
6 McGeoch-Williams, Alastair 7 35 32 5 27 30 33 5 167
7= Hall, Richard 9 15 10 15 31 32 5 6 10 28 152
7= Merritt, Brian 6 34 30 24 17 25 22 152
9 Banwell, Stacy 5 32 20 28 28 28 136
10 Gardner, Vicky 5 25 26 19 25 33 128

Cross Country Travel Update

For the Men’s XC Team…

Men’s XC TRAVEL UPDATE

Tram is suspended between Wimbledon and Mitcham Junction. 
Nicked from The Strags ….

The main thing to be aware of is the tram line between Wimbledon and Mitcham Junction is closed for engineering works on Saturday, so for those of you travelling by public transport, the route is now train to Clapham Junction, where you change for a train to East Croydon and can then pick up the tram to Lloyd Park. So, for example, the 12:18 train from Kingston will enable you to pick up the 12:53 fast train to East Croydon, and from there it is a 7 minute tram journey to Lloyd Park, getting you to the start at 13:16, in plenty of time to warm up etc.”

So please factor this in when travelling! 

Valentines 10K – Volunteer Tasks

With Valentines 10K only 1 week away we are putting the final touches to the race plan which we will share during the week. Grant will be emailing everyone around Wednesday / Thursday with details of what we require you to do on race day. Some will be asked to work in the race HQ others as marshals along the route. For those of you who are not familiar with what happens race day please read on for some guidelines for the day:

The course is a 10K route starting outside the Barwell Business park along Leatherhead Road, it heads along the Leatherhead Road and turns left towards Epsom, passes Horton Country park to Chessington, along Moor Lane and bridge Road, left back onto the Leatherhead Road and finishes at the Chessington Community College on Garrison lane. A course map can be found using the following link

http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4476343.html

Continue reading Valentines 10K – Volunteer Tasks

Club Handicap – It’s Tight at the Top

This weeks handicap is looking to be an interesting evening with only 11 points separating the top 3 there is everything to play for as the season is starting to draw to a close. 

Mark Canning is currently in pole position with Alan Harding and John Reardon close behind. With only 30 seconds separating them on this weeks starting times expect there to be a good battle for placings as seasons best times are no doubt going to be harder to obtain as the season progresses.

If anyone is able to help out this Wednesday evening please drop me an email or let me know at the club this evening so I can pop you on the list. Also some concerns have been voiced about the way runners loiter in the road area after the run so can we please ask everyone to be extra careful crossing the road and make sure you remain n the pavement whilst you recover as we would hate to see someone involved in an incident with a passing car. Trying to finish on the pavement is also helpful but please do clear the finish as soon as you can. Please note we will be closing registration in the club at 7:15 to aim for a 7:30 start.

For full details on last months times, positions and this months start times see the full handicap database for this season -> here <- 

Position Name Runs Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Total
1 Cannings, Mark 9 15 31 30 24 24 29 29 27 9 218
2 Harding, Alan 9 15 22 29 34 27 24 25 24 15 215
3 Rowland, Ed 7 15 28 31 34 35 35 31 209
4 Grecian, Peter 7 15 35 35 30 33 8 30 186
5 Reardon, John 7 15 33 31 33 29 12 18 171
6 McGeoch-Williams, Alastair 7 35 32 5 27 30 33 5 167
7= Hall, Richard 9 15 10 15 31 32 5 6 10 28 152
7= Merritt, Brian 6 34 30 24 17 25 22 152
9 Banwell, Stacy 5 32 20 28 28 28 136
10 Gardner, Vicky 5 25 26 19 25 33 128

 

Southern Cross Country Championships – Results

On Saturday 28th January, for the first time in the club’s history, a full team of women and men participated in the Southern England Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath. This was to be an eye-opening experience for much of the team, mixing with top clubs and giving the club a chance to show off our strength and depth.

With a full schedule of races taking place throughout the day, it wasn’t until mid-afternoon and race 9 of the day that the team were able to truly test themselves on an already churned up, seriously muddy course, not to mention the undulating race profile.

First up, the Senior ladies took on a two lap course over 8km; one longer loop followed by another shorter one. Libby Marchant picked herself up after a tumble to lead the team home. Ann Bath, who has in recent years taken part in this race as a solo runner, was the next club lady home, closely followed by Laura Hooke and Sarah Lothian. The team finished 62nd.

  

The final race of the day was the mens’ race, which consisted of three longer laps totalling 15km. Alastair McGeoch-Williams was first home for the club. Several minutes later came Chris Rawcliffe, closely followed by John Matthews, Joe Brewer, and Nathan Sayers. Moustafa Fawzy completed the 6 man squad, with the team finishing in 41st place overall, compounding further misery on our local rivals The Stragglers. The extended team consisted of Anthony Whelan and Rodney McCulloch making their Cross Country debuts, as well as Joe Chang, Martin Threakall, Geoff Tookey, and Peter Grecian, with Ed Francis unfortunately dropping out due to injury.

All put in a valiant effort, and it was a brilliant day out for all involved. Hopefully next year we can cement our position even further. 

Full results:

http://seaa.org.uk/images/2017/Endurance/XC_Main_Results/Senior_Women.pdf

http://seaa.org.uk/images/2017/Endurance/XC_Main_Results/Senior_Men.pdf

Senior Women – 8km

133 Libby Marchant – 35:58

527 Ann Bath – 50:30

546 Laura Hooke – 52:21

560 Sarah Lothian – 55:15

Team – 62nd

Senior Men – 15km

187 Alastair McGeoch-Williams – 57:22

416 Chris Rawcliffe – 61:46

449 John Matthews – 62:29

452 Joe Brewer – 62:31

478 Nathan Sayers – 62:56

556 Moustafa Fawzy – 65:01

585 Anthony Whelan – 65:33

589 Joe Chang – 65:36

630 Martin Threakall – 66:55

845 Geoff Tookey – 72:36

901 Peter Grecian – 74:26

941 Rodney McCulloch – 75:35

DNF Ed Francis

Team – 41st

Rowing victory for 26.2 ladies

This year, 26.2 RRC sent 3 teams to take part in the Franckeiss Cup. Sonia Pritchard and Maria Cenalmor were victorious in the ladies competition, narrowly edging out clubmates Caroline Dawson and Sue Garnish. Mark Canning and Brian Merritt faced tough competition in the men’s race and put up a brave fight in their first rowing outing.

Well done to all that participated and represented the club.

This event was reported in the Richmond and Twickenham times.

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