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.
The club are looking to once again send a number of teams to the River Relay on Sunday 9th September.
This is a 5 stage baton relay along the banks of the Thames, with legs ranging from 4.4 miles to 6.5 miles, from Boveney to the Hawker Centre. Full details on this link:
Register your interest today so that we can start planning for this fantastic event.
25 April, Wednesday week, is our next regular track session. This will be held 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.
With evenings drawing out and hopefully warming up, our attention turns to preparing for the club mile on 13 June. But track sessions provide a focussed speed session that works wonders for improving speeds over all distances, even if you are not planning to compete over the mile.
We will be doing the popular ‘pyramid’ session building from short (200m) up to mid distance (800m) and back down, finishing with an exhilarating 100m sprint. There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners.
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 has just gone up slightly – I think to £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.
The 2017/18 Grand Prix season has drawn to a close, with 124 members competing over 11 races. The competition is designed to test runners over the full spectrum of events, from the club mile to the Reigate half, from the Titsey 10k trail race to the Maidenhead Easter 10, runners are required to adapt to the changeable terrain and conditions.
This year saw the overall positions changing up until the finish line on the final race at Maidenhead. Congratulations to everyone who took part and let’s hope for another fantastic contest over the 2018/19 season.
|Past the Post
Full results available here
We have just completed the England Athletics affiliation renewal process for the club and those members who have paid the EA affiliation fee.
Those of you who are registered with EA should have received an email from EA confirming your membership renewal (please check your junk mail!)
NB. The email has a web link to the EA site, please can you follow this to the EA site and complete the data protection section on their page and update your personal details if necessary.
Joining England Athletics
If any current members want to become affiliated to England Athletics please let the membership secretary John Bennett know and he will process the application for you. The EA fee is £15 and as an affiliated runner you will receive a discount on UKA races as well as other benefits, check their web page for full details
John can be contacted via membership [ at ] 26point2.co [ dot ] uk
Start planning your diaries, the new Grand Prix season will soon be upon us. Here’s the current line-up:
- GP1 – Club 1 mile Championship – Wednesday 13th June 2018 (note revised date)
- GP2 – Harry Hawkes 10m – Sunday 24th June 2018 (club 10m championship)
- GP3 – Elmbridge 10k – Sunday 22nd July 2018 (club 10k championship)
- GP4 – Perseverance Wimbledon 5k dash – Sunday 12th August 2018
More details including how to enter each event are on the Grand Prix page. You will also find details of any discounts available.
The remaining 8 events will be announced over the coming months.
Next Wednesday (28 March) is our regular track session. This will be held 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. Many of us are at present training for longer distances, so this month will be a 600m (for our novice runners) or 800m reps session with four, five or six reps, depending on your fitness level. Recovery will be a 200m or 400m jog between reps. There will be groups running at different speeds designed so that this works for all our runners.
If, like me however, you are racing the Maidenhead 10 miles on Good Friday, you may prefer to join me in a shorter session. I am planning on just 3x800m and 1 x400m to ‘sharpen up’ for Friday’s race rather than wear myself out!
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 entry fee of £2.60.
Please be considerate of other track users; I am not quite sure which other clubs will be training there that evening.
Following the announcement of the rescheduled date for the Fleet Half Marathon, we have decided to drop this race from the Grand Prix calendar for this year. This is on the basis that a significant proportion of entrants will be running marathons in April, and we do not wish to put our members under any undue pressure or stress. As such, the 2017/18 GP season will be based on the best 8 out of 11 races, and there will be no half marathon club championship.
A date for your diary – This year we will once again be hosting a team relay at Imber Court, Molesey
The event will take place on the evening of Tuesday 26th June and will see local clubs invited to race 1.6 miles around Imber Court. Each team of 4 runners will compete in various categories. Last year the event was very well received by the other clubs and is now established as a replacement for the Horton Park event.
26.2 RRC will be entering teams but we will also need marshals and helpers for various roles before the event is held and on the evening itself.
The race begins at 7pm and follows a flat all terrain course around Imber Court and along the River Mole.
Imber Court will be putting on a BBQ for the post run social event and there is the cheap club bar available as well
More details to follow nearer the time.