Guess who’s back, track again
Track is back, tell a friend…
Wednesday 27th April 2016 (tomorrow), 7:15pm meet for approximately 7.30pm start. As ever it’s at Kingsmeadow, Kingston Road, Kingston, KT1 3PB. Entry is £3.60(65?). Basically bring £4 in case.
Open for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds.
It will primarily be a 400, 800 set x 4 plus 200m at the end to make 5k.
Hope to see a few of you there. I’ll not be running so will be able to shout encouragement from the sidelines.
Congratulations to all runners who completed the London Marathon today. You can see full results on-line here: London Marathon Results.
Results from our club include:
Libby Marchant and Maggie Stacey started but did not finish.
If anyone is missing from this table, please let us know.
This evening, some club members will be meeting at the Surbiton Racket and Fitness club at around 7pm to celebrate everyone’s achievements. Please do come and join us.
To all those booked onto the the 2016 London Marathon club coach please be aware of the following details:
- The cost of a seat, one way only will be a nominal £5 per head.
- Steve Ramek will be the bus conductor and collect fares.
- The coach will leave the club at 7am sharp so please arrive by 6:45 am to ensure you are boarded and ready to go by the departure time.
On Sunday evening, we will be gathering at the club to celebrate the day’s achievements. Come along to celebrate everyone’s marathon achievements. All members are welcome whether you ran, supported or were there in spirit.
Pizza will arrive at 7:00 pm and the club remains open until 8:30 pm. If you are running London, your recovery with benefit from a well earned slice of pizza.
If you have run a spring marathon (Brighton, Hamburg, London or others), why not bring along your medal for a chance to show off your efforts. Everyone else will be able to gather and bask in your reflected glory.
Good luck to all those running on Sunday!
Notice of Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 18 May 2016
All members are invited to attend the 26.2 RRC AGM on Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 8.30pm, at Surbiton Racket & Fitness Club, Berrylands, Surbiton.
The agenda, AGM notice and nomination forms are all available to download on the AGM page here.
There are four Honorary Officers of the Club and ordinarily two of these posts fall for election each year. This year the posts of Club Captain and Secretary are open for election.
If you wish to stand for election as an Ordinary Committee Member you will need to be nominated by two members of the club. If you also wish to be considered for either post of Club Captain or Secretary then make sure you are nominated separately for that.
You must be a first claim member of the club to serve on the Committee. Nominations in writing must reach me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016. You can submit them by e-mail to secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or to any of the committee members at the club who will pass it on to me.
If you have a resolution to put to the AGM, this must be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.
If you wish to make a nomination for a Life Membership, this must also be submitted in writing to me no later than 8.30pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016.
Note, these will only be presented at the meeting subject to Committee approval.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at secretary [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk or using the details provided in the mail sent to members or via the website contact form which will then be passed on via the web team.
Secretary, 26.2 RRC
This weekend saw representation from club members in two marathons, Hamburg and Brighton. There were some great performances over in Germany with all four runners achieving PBs (first sub-4 for Andrea Bennett and Ellen Lambrix) and on the South coast there were big PBs too for Kirstie Mitchell and Dan Hookey (30 mins).
We look forward to more great marathon performances next week at London.
Apologies if we have missed anyone. If you did take part and are not shown, please let us know and we will add you to the results.
It is now just over a month until our Annual Dinner and Awards Night on Saturday 7th May at the Holiday Inn Kingston. Come along an help us celebrate the club’s 35th year!
We have received some offers from the Holiday Inn:
- You can get a 20% discount on drinks if you order TWO WEEKS in advance (before 23 April). Fill in and submit this form to events [ at ] hikingston.co [ dot ] uk: Annual Dinner 2016 – Drinks Pre Order.
- If you want to stay at the Holiday Inn for the night, we have secured 10 rooms at a discounted rate. Call on 0208 786 6504 and provide the code ‘RRC’. Rooms are £99 and include breakfast.
Tickets are selling fast but still available. Full details of how to get your ticket are available at Annual Awards Dinner 2016.
26.2 gathered this morning for Richmond Half and 10k.
Heading out from Old Deer park on familiar routes along the towpath from Kew to Ham (and almost to the Hawker centre). The course is a mixture of Thames Towpath Ten, Richmond 10k, Cabbage Patch 10, Kingston Parkrun and many other local races. Scenic and flat are probably a good summary.
Two highlighted performances included a 2 minute PB Dennis Brandrick and a first time 10k for one of our Zero2Hero regulars Lee Hilton.
From a personal perspective I thought the race was torture. I was in the just under 2 hour 26.2 group that formed on the finish line (I got slower, they paced well). No idea how I ran 6 minutes faster just two weeks ago. Worth it for the medal, T-shirt and sense of well being at least. I am yet to be convinced by the cucumber and mint flavoured water or Tamari Toasted Soya beans in the organic goody bag.
As always, well done to all participants and thank you to the 26.2 supporters out on the course.
Continue reading Richmond Half and 10k
Track session 7.15 for 7.30pm, Wednesday 30 March 2016
Written by David Pimm
For track next Wednesday, 30 March, I am planning a ‘pyramid’ session, which has proved popular in the past. We start with 2x200m, then 2x400m, 2x800m and then back down: 2x400m, 2x200m. There will be groups at varying speeds.
This is all good training for some of the shorter races we see in Spring and Summer, including the Club mile on 1 June.
But for those about to run a Spring Marathon, as last month, there will be a separate group running 4x1200m, if there are enough takers.
We meet at the Kingsmeadow track, Kingston Road. Please arrive by about 7.15pm to complete a gentle warm up (eg two or three times jogging around the track, or perhaps run to the track) in time to begin the formal warm-up promptly at 7.30pm. Not warming up properly before the exhilaration of a speed session is a sure-fire way to give yourself an injury! Entry is £3.40.
This speed session is for all standards of runners, involving groups running at differing speeds. Running short, faster intervals in a speed session is an important part of our overall physical and psychological training programme, building endurance and speed. This would be a good time of year to think about including some sort of speed session once a week in your training schedule. As well as the track speed session, I sometimes do intervals sessions on the road (1/2 mile or 1 mile reps) but do try to arrange these without a road-crossing in the middle of the rep. Or sometimes, I fit in another track session.
The 2016 London Marathon club coach has now been booked and as with previous years the cost of a seat, one way only will be a nominal £5 per head. We have booked a 33 seater for this year and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis allocating to club members first. If we have seats remaining we will happily allow non club members to travel with us. The coach will leave the club at 7am sharp so please arrive by 6:45 am to ensure you are boarded and ready to go by the departure time.
If you wish to travel up on the coach please reply to our forum thread -> here <- to be sure of securing your seat.
Results from Fleet half marathon are now available. The results for 26.2 runners are attached:
Full results are available online at: Chip Results
There were some great 26.2 performances. It was a first half marathon attempt for Paul Wallis, Daisy Street and Sian Thomas who were all very pleased with their times. PBs were acheived by Alastair Mcgeoch-Williams, Chris Rawcliffe, Steve Ramek, Moustafa Fawzy, Ryan Lambrix, Kirstie Mitchell, Matt Prtichard (6 mins), Andrea Bennett (11 mins), Sue Garnish and Richard Kirk (3 mins). Apologies if I have missed anyone.
Full race report and final GP standings to follow.