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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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Club Handicap Race
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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!
Firstly, apologies to Javier Fuentes for some how missing him from the result of the February Handicap! It was not picked up by anybody on the night, nor since, for that matter. Most unusual for you lot. However, in finishing 5th he relieves those of you from 6th to 20th of one point! I hope our Rich picks up on this 'down under' and is able to adjust the Results on the Club website.
February saw a very good finish with 24 of the 31 runners finishing within the target time of 35mins, and the rest in under 36. A reminder to all runners. When finishing, please carry on running past the clock and stay in your order until youv'e collected your disc. We had problems on the road side finish last time when a runner, in a bunch of close finishers, peeled away sharply to his right before reaching the disc man (me!). Another reminder is, once you've chosen road or pavement do not cross over at the very last moment.
I've attached the corrected February Result, the Analysis and the current Top 20 League Positions. See you tomorrow.
This series of road races (put on by local clubs with reasonable entry fees) have in the past counted towards qualifying events for our annual Club London Marathon Ballot Draw and I assume that will be the case again this coming December. In addition some of them are deemed to be Surrey County Championship Events so as you might expect there will be a wide range of runners entering them.
League races for this year have been published as follows:
Sunday 3rd May - Richmond Half Marathon
Sunday 10th May - Sutton 10K
Sunday 7th June - Dorking 10M
Sunday 21st June - Richmond 10K
Saturday 18th July - Elmore 7M
Sunday 26th July - Elmbridge 10K
Sunday 9th August - Wimbledon Dash 5K
Below I have copied and pasted the League Rules from the Surrey Athletics website: http://www.surreyathletics.org.uk/road/league/index.php?Y=2014&O=R&S=2015
Last months excellent turnout of 39 runners included all 5 members of the Bennett family, two for the first time, plus an 'associate' first time member, as well. First home was Alastair McGeoch-Williams (17:08) continuing his come back with the fastest time of the day. There were PBs for Chris Kelk (2nd), Louise Johnston (4th), and Nicholas Lee (12th). Libby Marchant (13th) was fastest lady in 20:14.
David Pearce, who finished 6th, heads the League Table on 198 points from Vicki Kirk (15th) on 181, and husband Richard (37th) and running with an injury, on 159. Andrea Bennett moves up from 7th to 4th, Danny Norman from 13= to 10th. Other big movers were Louise Johnston 25th to 14th, Alastair McGeoch-Williams 27th to 16th, and Libby Marchant 22nd to 17th.
I am hoping for a similar turnout for our February race with others able to assist. Attached is a reminder of the January result and the race Analysis.
Following on from Richard's post with the XC results. Please see the link below to the updated Grand Prix tables
The remaining Grand Prix's of the year are:
#10 Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon - Sunday 22nd Feb
#11 Finchley 20 - Sunday 8th March
#12 Maidenhead 10 - Friday 3rd Apil (Good Frday)
Entries are now open for all of the above. With all still to play for (especially in the men's competition) we look forward to seeing you there!
Club Handicap this evening, the first of 2015, and I hope you've all got over your Christmas excesses! December's result caused a certain amount of movement in the 'Top 10'. New leader, David (the Bandit) Pearce (168), swops places with Victoria Kirk (162), who has an 8pts advantage over husband, Richard. The next 4 positions are separated by 2pts with John Bennett (127) moving from 6th to 4th, Derick Wilkie and Kevin Furlong equal 5th on 126, and Andrea Bennett (125) 7th, forming the 2nd close family contest. The final 3 places are filled by another group separated by 5pts, with Steve Ramek (115), moving from 12th to 8th, ahead of Steve Luke (112) and Sue Garnish (110).
I've attached the result for December 2014, to remind you of what happened, and the Top 20 League Table. I hope to get our usual good turnout of runners, helpers and spectators despite what might be a slightly damp evening!